Industry Announcements

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  • Wildeck Inc., a manufacturer of mezzanine platforms, vertical material lifts (VRCs), safety guarding products, and access equipment in North America, and parent company, Holden Industries in Deerfield, Ill., have announced the appointment of Keith G. Pignolet to the position of Chairman-of-the-Board. (January 4, 2016) | permalink
  • Third-party logistics provider ProTrans announces that Mallory Kerr, operations manager, freight management, and Eracleo Vallejo, operations manager, carrier teams, have earned the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) Certified Transportation Broker (CTB) designation.

    More information here. (January 4, 2016) | permalink
  • Bestronics, an electronics contract manufacturer, has leased a 73,000-square-foot industrial building in San Jose, Calif., according to commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield. The transaction expands Bestronics' neighborhood presence and completes the second-generation lease-up of a four-building, 250,000-square-foot manufacturing property developed for Flextronics in the mid-1990s.

    More information here. (January 4, 2016) | permalink
  • Handling Specialty, a heavy lifting equipment company, is offering full on-site and in-class training on both operation and maintenance of the product(s).

    More information here. (January 4, 2016) | permalink
  • FTR's Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) measure for October fell more than three points from September to a reading of 5.06. The TCI was projected by FTR to decline through 2015Q4, so the October reading was not unexpected. Conditions are expected to improve for truckers in 2016 as shippers become concerned with the possibility of tight capacity in the second half of the year. FTR is forecasting 3% or better growth for truck loadings in 2016, reflecting stronger than expected results in 2015 and continued economic growth going forward.


    More information here. (December 23, 2015) | permalink
  • The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) uses a load cell to weigh and test boats and other components critical to the ongoing work of the charity that saves lives at sea.
    A 5t Wirelink Plus and Handheld Plus digital display were recently delivered to the RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Centre (ILC).
    The ILC is respected across the globe as a centre of excellence for the building and maintenance of inflatable and rigid inflatable lifeboats, including the B class and D class lifeboats, and the lifeguards' inshore rescue boat, the Arancia (constructed under licence from Arancia of New Zealand). A team of over 70 boatbuilders, fitters and electricians are employed at ILC, including apprentices and supporting office staff. (December 23, 2015) | permalink
  • Ace World Companies has promoted Kevin Beavers into the role of vice president of crane manufacturing, a position that also sees him join the overhead crane company's executive management committee.
    (December 23, 2015) | permalink
  • Logistics Tech Outlook has chosen 3GTMS for its Top 10 Transportation Management Solution Providers 2015 list.
    (December 23, 2015) | permalink
  • Georgia Tech-Savannah will host a two-day lean inbound logistics course in February of 2016. This course is designed to teach participants why and how to implement lean logistics to support the lean supply chain operations—both in manufacturing and distribution. The course will run Feb. 17??18 and cost $1,450. (December 23, 2015) | permalink
  • Betsy Benac has been elected to a one-year term as chairwoman of the Manatee County Port Authority, the governing board of Port Manatee. Benac is a former professional planner who served from 1983 to 1994 as Manatee County's assistant planning director.

    More information here. (December 23, 2015) | permalink
  • Caster Concepts Inc. (CasterConcepts.com), a manufacturer of heavy-duty industrial casters, wheels, and rigs, unveiled the Swivel on Swivel (SoS) Caster. According to Caster Concepts, the Swivel on Swivel Caster reduces operator fatigue through design that features two kingpinless, maintenance free swivel section rigs.
    The Swivel on Swivel Caster is the latest addition to the Caster Concepts line of ergonomic products designed to reduce the risk of workplace injuries, while increasing productivity and efficiency.

    More information here. (December 23, 2015) | permalink
  • Hyster Co. has received a 2015 Product of the Year Award from Energy Manager Today in the materials handling category. The award was earned for the company's PSI industrial lift truck engines featuring Hyster Variable Power Technology. Award recipients were determined based on an appointed panel of expert judges working in the energy management field who are dedicated to improving energy strategies across a wide range of industries.

    More information here. (December 23, 2015) | permalink
  • FTR reports November 2015 U.S. Trailer net orders exceeded expectations for second consecutive month at 39,300 units, the third highest month on record. The order total for the month was up 19 percent month-over-month, and 1 percent above a year ago. Trailer orders have now totaled 332,000 for the past 12 months.
    Dry van orders for November were exceptional, up 44 percent month-over-month and the best since December 2014. Refrigerated vans, while lower than the record numbers experienced in October, remained robust for the third straight month. (December 23, 2015) | permalink
  • FreightCenter has been named to Food Logistics magazine's Top 100 Software and Technology Providers list. FreightCenter specializes in technology that allows manufacturers, distributors and retailers to consolidate, track, and audit shipments. This is the second time FreightCenter has been honored by the food and beverage industry for its freight shipping technology.

    More information here. (December 23, 2015) | permalink
  • The Allen Lund Company (ALC), a transportation broker, was able to continue its partnership with Children's Hospital Los Angeles by helping with Holidays From the Heart, a program that serves families of patients who are financially unable to provide for their family during the holiday season. ALC shopped for a family of eight to provide toys, clothing, and shoes. (December 23, 2015) | permalink
  • Holland Storage Systems has been recognized with the Parker Hannifin 2015 Less-than-Truckload (LTL) Carrier of the Year award. The award, presented by Parker, motion and control technology company, is "in recognition of Holland's commitment to operational excellence and continuous improvement." It is the third consecutive year that Holland has received this award.
    (December 23, 2015) | permalink
  • Penske Truck Leasing has opened its new expanded facility in the New Orleans suburb of Harahan, La. The center provides full-service truck leasing, consumer and commercial truck rental, and contract truck fleet maintenance.

    The new facility replaced an older building on the six-acre site, enabling Penske to enlarge its service bays and add a fourth bay. The expanded building also includes a bigger wash bay with an automatic washing system, a new parts room, and more streamlined, spacious accommodations for customers and the team of 45 associates. (December 23, 2015) | permalink
  • Invata Intralogistics, a supplier of purpose-built warehouse automaton solutions has built out its website to include detailed documentation of its light directed picking systems.

    More information here. (December 23, 2015) | permalink
  • Symphony GOLD launched GOLD Vendor Portal, an online collaboration tool that streamlines the administrative processes between retailers and their suppliers, resulting in faster "speed to shelf" for merchandise. By reducing administration and providing better data quality, retailers and suppliers can focus their efforts on specific areas of collaboration: the order processing, inventory planning, and assortment management involved in the introduction of new products.

    Presenting a consistent, real-time view of all products, prices, locations, vendors and customers, the GOLD Vendor Portal gives retail buyers and category managers comprehensive, unified master data management across all channels and products.

    More information here. (December 23, 2015) | permalink
  • Josh Shaak and Joe Weiss have joined Invata as as systems engineers as part of an ongoing expansion of Invata's integration capabilities.

    More information here. (December 23, 2015) | permalink

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