Industry Announcements

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  • Crown Equipment Corp., one of the world's largest material handling companies, shared a few of its successes regarding the company's vertically integrated approach to manufacturing at this year's IMPACT Manufacturing Summit in Denver.

    Dave Beddow, Crown Equipment's vice president of manufacturing operations, discussed at this year's event (August 17-19) how a long-term, vertically integrated manufacturing approach can bring together every aspect of a company's production process toward the common goal of creating superior products. He also highlighted how this can be done while meeting customer expectations and needs regarding product quality, performance, cost and delivery.

    More information here. (August 28, 2014) | permalink
  • YRC Freight announced the launch of a new Dimensional Web Quoting application, which follows the successful debut last month of a redesigned YRC Freight website. The Dimensional Web Quoting application will make it easier than ever for customers to obtain a competitive quote based on density, schedule a pickup, and pay instantly with a credit card, all in a matter of minutes. Customers no longer need to know class or commodity and do not need to have an established account and or set one up.

    More information here. (August 28, 2014) | permalink
  • CEVA Logistics is expanding its presence in the San Diego market with a new freight management and logistics facility totaling 125,000 square feet (11,612 square meters.) and 23 dock doors. The new facility will be the largest freight management and logistics facility serving the San Diego market and represents the largest new warehouse agreement completed in central San Diego in the past five years, according to CEVA. It will combine two current CEVA operations: a customer-dedicated facility presently based in Poway, Calif., and the company's current freight management operation.

    More information here. (August 28, 2014) | permalink
  • Nautilus International Holding Corp., along with its subsidiaries Metro Ports, Metro Cruise Services, Metro Shore Services, and Metro Risk Management, is moving from its Wilmington, Calif., headquarters of more than 91 years into a new 40,000 square-foot building on 2.57 acres in Douglas Park in Long Beach, Calif.
    The purchase agreement was executed on Aug. 18. Groundbreaking for the new building, located on the northeast corner of Worsham Ave. and Cover St., will occur late September or early October, with an expected December 2015 completion. Approximately 80 personnel, with the capacity to exceed 120, will be stationed in the new location.
    Nautilus said the new building will satisfy the California Green Building Standard Code & is LEED Certified.

    More information here. (August 28, 2014) | permalink
  • Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has promoted Brad Elder to service center manager in south Charlotte, N.C.

    Elder has served a variety of positions at Southeastern, including part-time freight handler, management trainee, outbound supervisor, pick-up and delivery supervisor, outbound operations manager, and inbound operations manager. He most recently served as assistant service center manager in Greensboro, N.C. (August 28, 2014) | permalink
  • Baselog√≠stika/ICI Proyectos has joined overdimensional logistics network, the Project Professionals Group, as the new member for Mexico.
    More information here. (August 28, 2014) | permalink
  • Robert Grace has joined enVista as vice president of operations development. Grace will lead a new food & beverage solutions group within enVista's facility design build practice. This will enable enVista to provide even greater food & beverage expertise for facility design build clients and will support growing demand within the food & beverage market.

    Grace brings over 25 years of food & beverage supply chain experience. He founded Beverage Operations LLC in 2010, an independent developer and integrator of productivity solutions for beverage wholesalers focused on warehouse and delivery operations.

    More information here. (August 28, 2014) | permalink
  • Crane Worldwide Logistics continues to grow in recognition, size, and revenue. Crane Worldwide ranked as the No. 1 Logistics & Transportation company in Houston and for the second consecutive year, Crane Worldwide has been named to Inc. magazine's Inc. 5000, a ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States based on three-year revenue growth.

    Crane Worldwide had a three-year-revenue growth of 118 percent, which helped keep the company in the Inc. 5000. They were also recognized as the No. 66 in the Logistics and Transportation industry and No. 59 in Houston overall.

    More information here. (August 26, 2014) | permalink
  • Info-X Software Technology, provider of software solutions and back-office support to U.S.-based transportation companies, has opened a newly renovated and expanded $5 million headquarter facility situated in Gurgaon, the high-tech capital of India. The facility expansion accommodates the growing number of new employees, which increases 15 to 20 percent a year.

    More information here. (August 26, 2014) | permalink
  • Interstate Warehousing, a Tippmann Group Co., has recently earned a level 2 Safe Quality Foods (SQF) certification at its Chicago area warehouse in Joliet, Ill. The Joliet building becomes the fourth Interstate Warehousing facility to earn this certification, joining the Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Franklin, Ind.; and Hamilton, Ohio, locations that have previously received SQF Level 2 Certification.

    More information here. (August 26, 2014) | permalink
  • Betts Truck Parts & Service announced today the addition of Delco Remy rotating electrics to its product line. The company now carries Delco Remy starters and alternators for class 5-8 trucks, along with starters and alternators for refrigerated trailers. (August 26, 2014) | permalink
  • YRC Freight has upgraded three terminals to full distribution center status in order to increase network capacity for customers. The newly designated distribution centers will be located in Memphis, Tenn.; Houston; and Seattle.

    More information here. (August 22, 2014) | permalink
  • Paragon Software Systems Inc, a provider of vehicle routing and scheduling optimization software, says that its solutions will help customers respond to the trend of more and more big box retailers building smaller stores in local neighborhoods. This change will increase the number of delivery points per route with smaller delivery volumes. Paragon's solutions automate the planning and scheduling of delivery routes so that they result in lower mileage, reduced fuel use, and improved driver productivity, the company says.

    More information here. (August 22, 2014) | permalink
  • Elemica, a supply chain operating network provider for the process industries, has been issued U.S. Patent Number 8,800,020 for a "Method and Apparatus for Translation of Business Messages." Elemica's patent is directed to the message translation system within Elemica's QuickLink Network platform.

    More information here. (August 22, 2014) | permalink
  • Hyster Co. has launched a Spanish version of its award-winning Best-in-Class operator training program. The comprehensive DVD set features Hyster Class I-V lift truck products and includes all the components necessary to conduct the classroom portion of an OSHA-compliant operator training program. The program's supporting documentation, such as instructor guides, class-specific tests, wallet cards, and course completion certificates is also included in Spanish. The Spanish-language operator training is offered as part of a two-DVD Spanish-only set or a four-DVD English and Spanish combination kit and is available through an authorized Hyster lift truck dealer. (August 22, 2014) | permalink
  • Kenco will not only be one of the sponsors of the Ironman triathlon in Chattanooga, Tenn., this fall, and it will also handle equipment and supply logistics for the event.

    The Little Debbie Ironman Chattanooga to Benefit the Cohn's and Colitis Foundation of America will be held on Sept. 28, 2014. The event consists of: a 2.4-mile swim starting on the Tennessee River near the Kenco headquarters; a 112-mile bike ride from downtown Chattanooga to North Georgia‚??and back; and then the culminating 26.2-mile run around the scenic city. More than 2,000 athletes are expected for the event.

    Kenco's 3,500 employees are clocking similar mileage in their own three-month Full Distance Triathlon wellness challenge.
    More information here. (August 22, 2014) | permalink
  • ITS Technologies & Logistics (ITS) and Orange EV announced the successful demonstration of Orange's T-Series electric terminal truck at ITS' Edgerton, Kansas, intermodal operations.

    More information here. (August 22, 2014) | permalink
  • The Transportation Marketing & Sales Association has named Brian Everett as CEO and Carleen Herndon as director of sales and member experience. MindShare Strategies, a full-service marketing and management firm specializing in transportation and logistics, is now the association's management firm. Previously, Everett was executive director of NASSTRAC and director of marketing for C. H. Robinson Worldwide.

    More information here. (August 22, 2014) | permalink
  • enVista, a supply chain consulting and IT services firm, ranked No. 1337 on the annual Inc. 5000 list, a ranking of the nation's fastest-growing, private companies.

    enVista's cumulative revenue growth of 323 percent over the past three years moved the company up 470 spots from last year. enVista ranked No. 27 on the Logistics & Transportation industry segment of this year's list. In 2014, the number of enVista associates increased to over 350, and enVista's projected revenue for 2014 is $65 million with 20 percent year over year growth. Key to enVista's recent growth is a thriving omnichannel retail practice and global expansion of its transportation solutions.

    More information here. (August 22, 2014) | permalink
  • InfinityQS International Inc., a real-time quality and manufacturing intelligence software company, will hold Infusion Chicago, its 9th Manufacturing Intelligence Conference, on Oct. 9-10, 2014, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. The conference is designed to showcase the necessity for implementing a quality system that optimizes the use of metrics and manufacturing intelligence to gain insight into production processes.

    More information here. (August 22, 2014) | permalink

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