Industry Announcements

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  • Awana Clubs International, a global, nonprofit organization, has again turned to Wynright Corp., a provider of intelligent material handling systems, for its latest expansion project.

    To enhance its distribution center workflow, Awana has incorporated six custom-designed steel packing tables built by Wynright Structural Solutions into its material handling system. The Structural Solutions team specializes in designing and building mezzanines and other steel support structures. Besides the packing tables, the project also calls for hundreds of feet of conveyor to interface with Awana's three production lines at its 60,000-square-foot warehouse.

    More information here. (October 24, 2014) | permalink
  • Commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield has completed the sale of a two-building, 374,000-square-foot industrial portfolio in the O'Hare industrial market.

    The seller, an investment advisor, was represented by Cushman & Wakefield's Chicago-based team of James Carpenter and Michael Tenteris, along with Britt Casey, Alfonso Caruana, and Chris Lydon of the firm's Chicago-suburban office. Buyer Prologis was represented in-house.

    The two just-sold buildings include the 196,512-square-foot 1141-1161 Ellis Ave., in Bensenville, Ill., fully leased to nine tenants; and 101 Mark St. in Wood Dale, Ill., 177,014 square feet and home to four tenants. Both assets provide 24-foot clear ceilings and excellent loading facilities.

    More information here. (October 24, 2014) | permalink
  • Breakthrough Fuel has promoted Andrew Kundinger to director--decision support for the energy and supply chain management firm.

    In his new position, Kundinger will direct prospective and current client analysis, provide analytical support during client bids, and conduct new market analysis. In addition to these responsibilities, Kundinger will also lead and direct the decision support team.

    Prior to the promotion, Kundinger was the senior manager for analysis. He joined Breakthrough Fuel in 2013.

    Kundinger holds a degree in marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota. (October 24, 2014) | permalink
  • Kewill, a provider of software for supply chain execution, has expanded its Kewill MOVE on the Cloud hosted multimodal transportation management software platform to more fully address the needs of Shippers. The platform now incorporates extended transport management functionality allowing shippers and manufacturers to manage their own transportation planning and execution, automating the entire transportation management process, and providing complete supply chain visibility.

    More information here. (October 24, 2014) | permalink
  • Dean Fischer has transitioned from CEO of the consulting company West Monroe Partners to executive chairman of the board of managers. Kevin McCarty, previously West Monroe's president and chief operating officer, has added the additional responsibilities of CEO. (October 24, 2014) | permalink
  • Jervis B. Webb Co., a subsidiary of Daifuku Webb Holding Co. and a provider of material handling solutions, will host its second annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League Scrimmage on Nov. 1 at Jervis B. Webb Co.'s demonstration facility in Wixom, Mich. FIRST LEGO League introduces young people, ages 9 to 14 (grades 4-8), to the fun and excitement of science and technology.

    More information here. (October 24, 2014) | permalink
  • Crown Equipment Corp. has opened two direct Crown Lift Trucks sales and service locations in Springfield and Carterville, Mo. The facilities offer an expanded service offering in the region, as well as improved accessibility to forklift operator training.

    Both facilities feature Crown's full service offering, battery and charger service, rental fleets, forklift remanufacturing and Demonstrated Performance operator training. The locations provide customers with forklift maintenance, as well as warehouse products ranging from a two-wheel personal hand truck to a complete warehouse design solution.

    More information here. (October 24, 2014) | permalink
  • U.S. industrial vacancy rate dropped to its lowest level in more than a decade during the third quarter of 2014, according to commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield. The company's latest research findings show significant space absorption, which coupled with historically low supply is driving strong rent growth in most major industrial hubs.

    More information here. (October 24, 2014) | permalink
  • Caljan Rite-Hite has appointed Vince Hebein as the general manager of its subsidiary Caljan Rite-Hite US. Hebein has a 20-year history of leadership with focus on the field of operations excellence within listed, global Fortune 500 companies; these include GE Healthcare, Brunswick Corp., and Panasonic. From 2012 until his appointment to the current post as general manager, he served as vice president, business development/operation at Morris Group Inc.
    Caljan Rite-Hite has specialized in material handling solutions for more than 50 years with Telescopic Conveyors for efficient and ergonomic loading/unloading of trucks and containers as its core product line.

    More information here. (October 24, 2014) | permalink
  • Dachser's company publication, DACHSER magazine, was recently awarded the Gold Fox Award, an efficiency award in corporate publishing for the editorial concept, linguistic craftsmanship, and unique content it provides the transport and logistics industry. Published four times a year in German, English, French, and Spanish, DACHSER magazine provides information about current developments and trends in the logistics industry for customers, employees, and other interested readers around the world. Its 55-year history makes it one of the oldest continuously published corporate magazines in Germany.

    The Fox Award was presented for the first time in 2011 and is the first efficiency award in corporate publishing.

    More information here. (October 24, 2014) | permalink
  • Fairmount Santrol has deployed a Railserve LEAF Gen-Set locomotive at its Roff, Okla., resin-coating plants, as part of a continuous commitment to a minimal operational footprint. The locomotive uses 50 percent less diesel fuel in less time to move six times the number of railcars around the two Roff property plants.

    The Railserve LEAF Gen-Set is reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 84 percent with the reduced fuel consumption. As a result, the air quality in the Roff community is improving.

    The Roff plants, which receive Fairmount Santrol Northern White sand for resin coating, have a long list of other sustainable development achievements.

    More information here. (October 24, 2014) | permalink
  • Leading third-party logistics (3PL) provider MD Logistics is increasing the biologic storage capabilities of its U.S. Food and Drug Administration-registered, current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) compliant Reno, Nev., facility.

    The company is doubling the square footage of its 2 to 8 degrees Celsius cooler, thereby increasing its biologic storage capacity threefold by the end of 2014.

    Keeping pace with customer needs for biologic storage on the West Coast was a strong impetus for the cooler expansion, said Jeff Luthman, vice president of life sciences solutions for MD Logistics.

    More information here. (October 23, 2014) | permalink
  • Matt Davis has joined SCM World, a supply chain talent development company, as senior vice president, research.

    Prior to SCM World, Davis was the lead analyst for supply chain strategy, digital innovation and segmentation as a research director at Gartner.
    (October 23, 2014) | permalink
  • The Transportation Marketing & Sales Association, which provides education, networking, recognition, and solutions to marketing, sales, and communication executives in all modes of transportation, has named Beth Malik to its board of directors.

    Malik is director of marketing for SMC3, a provider of data, technology, and education as an integrated solution to the freight transportation community. She has more than 20 years in customer marketing, product management, and transportation and supply chain management.

    For more information or to join TMSA, visit (October 23, 2014) | permalink
  • Stitch Labs, an inventory management and multichannel-selling platform for small to mid-size businesses, has launched a bundling feature. Bundling allows merchants to group products together and sell items as a package with adjusted price points, giving more power to experiment with product promotion.

    More information here. (October 23, 2014) | permalink
  • A. Duie Pyle, a provider of asset and non-asset based transportation and supply chain solutions in the Northeast, has opened its second truck driver training academy. Pyle's successful training site at its company headquarters in West Chester, Pa., has proven to be an important asset for the company, using hands-on experience to train men and women to be safe and reliable drivers. The newest location in Northborough, Mass., offers interested New England and upstate New York candidates an option to train closer to home.

    More information here. (October 23, 2014) | permalink
  • Nate Service, senior district sales manager for Santana Equipment Trading Co., is celebrating his fifth anniversary with the company this month. Since being hired as an intern in October 2009, Service has become one of Santana Equipment's leading salespeople. Nate also began overseeing the company's management trainee program in 2013.

    More information here. (October 23, 2014) | permalink
  • Advance Lifts announces has posted a new mezzanine application video. This three-minute video shows an application that services a second floor with roll up door access. This video explains how Advance Lifts assembles custom solutions by bundling standard components to keep costs low.

    More information here. (October 23, 2014) | permalink
  • Transplace has released a new transportation optimization technology called Optimize Prime. The new technology provides a platform for designing, analyzing, and optimizing transportation distribution networks in order to eliminate waste and reduce transportation costs.

    See more here. (October 23, 2014) | permalink
  • Bastian Solutions, a global material handling systems integrator, will move its software division and Louisville, Ky., regional employees to a newly renovated office building on the east side of Louisville.

    The company purchased the office building earlier this year and has since made renovations in preparation for the move, which was completed in September.

    More information here. (October 20, 2014) | permalink

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