Industry Announcements

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  • Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, today announced that Kerry Stritt has been promoted to vice president of fleet services, operating out of Columbia, S.C.

    Stritt began his career with Southeastern in 1992, where he has held the service center manager position at the company's Atlanta, Ga., service center for 22 years. In this role, Stritt led the Atlanta market through years of growth while producing world-class service results. He was instrumental in tackling the summer Olympics in 1996. (April 18, 2014) | permalink
  • Wynright Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku Webb and a U.S.-based provider of intelligent material handling systems, announced the company's Top 10 Integrator-Distributors for Automotion Conveyor Solutions in 2013.

    For more information and a listing of the integrators-distributors, click here. (April 18, 2014) | permalink
  • Rick Fox, president and CEO of FOX IV Technologies Inc., will be a keynote speaker at the Australian Institute of Packaging National Conference being held June 17 - 18, 2014 at the Sofitel Wentworth in Sydney, Australia. Fox will speak on the Current Packaging Trends in the United States. The discussion will begin with a macro view and look at the changes in retailing that may impact packaging materials and equipment suppliers and will share the key results from a Global Packaging Study conducted by PMMI. It will also outline the results from a Robotics Market Assessment report issued by PMMI.

    More information here. (April 17, 2014) | permalink
  • Red Arrow Logistics, the logistics and transportation company that serves fast growing, complex and high value supply chains, has named supply chain management expert Garrett Bradham as vice president of global markets to enhance the company's ability to serve its clients that operate around the world.

    More information here. (April 17, 2014) | permalink
  • Material Logistics & Services LLC, a subsidiary of logistics provider WSI, has been confirmed as a Responsible Care Partner and is one of four companies to win the 2014 New Responsible Care Company of the Year Award.

    Responsible Care is a voluntary global initiative by the chemical industry to protect the environment while also promoting environmental, health, safety, and security measures. The New Responsible Care Company of the Year Award recognizes new members that have achieved their Responsible Care requirements ahead of schedule. (April 17, 2014) | permalink
  • Shamrock Foods--a nationally-ranked manufacturer and distributor of quality food products--has selected XRS Corp.'s mobile fleet optimization application and its Mobile Application Programming Interface. Shamrock Foods chose XRS for its ability to build driver workflows in a standard environment. Shamrock will use rugged handhelds that run the XRS application for compliance and truck performance data.

    More information here. (April 17, 2014) | permalink
  • Hytrol Conveyor Co. Inc., an automated material handling solutions company, has hired Charlie Clay as its new manager of safety and environment. Clay is a native to Northeast Arkansas and brings over 22 years of experience to his position.

    More information here. (April 17, 2014) | permalink
  • Elemica has updated the agenda for its upcoming "reveal 2014" North American Supply Chain conference to be held May 6-7, 2014 in Philadelphia. Elemica's conference is an annual gathering of senior supply chain executives looking for vision, strategies, and tactics to move their supply chains forward in the most innovative and effective way. Attendees will benefit from shared best practices, customer insights, and industry knowledge from analysts, supply chain leaders, and Elemica "Pros to Know". Additional breakout sessions feature discussions on: The Supply Chain Talent Shortfall, Automation Metrics and Value, Consortium Buying, On-Boarding Campaign Management, and Logistics Management.

    More information here. (April 17, 2014) | permalink
  • Datalogic, an automatic data capture company has released its Memor X3 mobile computer, a "pocketable" rugged mobile computer.

    More information here. (April 17, 2014) | permalink
  • ThinkLink SCS and LLamasoft Inc. announce an alliance partnership enabling ThinkLink to deliver LLamasoft supply chain design software in the burgeoning Indian market. ThinkLink, one of India's supply chain service providers, will resell, implement, and support LLamasoft strategic supply chain design solutions such as supply chain network optimisation, multi-echelon inventory optimisation, and cost-to-serve optimisation.

    More information here. (April 17, 2014) | permalink
  • Material handling company Intelligrated has added three new positions to its Brazilian office to enhance customer support and expand operations in the region. The company has appointed Eduardo Tedesco as general director, Ricardo Viana as senior sales engineer, and Claudio Meirelles as operations manager.

    More information here. (April 17, 2014) | permalink
  • Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, today announced that Matt Smith has been promoted to service center manager, operating out of Dalton, Ga.

    Throughout his career with Southeastern, Smith has held a variety of positions in the company's West Atlanta service center. Most recently, Smith held the position of assistant service center manager.

    "Matt has consistently provided great leadership and direction to Southeastern's West Atlanta service center," said Rob Smith, regional vice president of operations, Southeastern Freight Lines. "We are confident Matt will continue to provide outstanding performance contributions as Dalton's service center manager, using his leadership skills and experience to help lead Southeastern's operations."
    (April 17, 2014) | permalink
  • NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (NMHG) has donated $28,900 to the United Way of Pitt County based on the number of three-point baskets scored by the East Carolina University (ECU) basketball team during the 2013-2014 season.

    ECU scored 55 three-pointers during the 2013-2014 season and Conference USA tournament, bringing the NMHG United Way donation to $28,900. NMHG is in its fourth year working with ECU athletics to benefit the United Way and has donated over $355,000 through the program to date.

    More information here. (April 16, 2014) | permalink
  • Santana Equipment Trading Company, a used material handling equipment dealership, has hired Jason Ambrose to join its growing sales team as a District Sales Manager. Jason, a graduate of Carthage College, brings with him 3 years of sales experience in the logistics industry. As District Sales Manager, Jason will be primarily involved in the wholesale purchasing and sales of industrial machinery in various regions of the United States.

    Eric Davidson, President and Founder of Santana Equipment Trading Company, notes that "Our sales team has helped expand our company significantly over the past few years, and Jason is a great addition to help Santana Equipment continue that growth."

    More information here. (April 16, 2014) | permalink
  • Indianapolis, IN - Effective May 27th, 2014, ProTrans Laredo is moving to a new facility located at 110 Consolidation Point, Laredo, Texas 78045.

    Visible and Accessible, in the Embarcadero Business Park, the new ProTrans' Laredo Facility offers nearly 222,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space with over 10,000 sq. ft. of office space and 100 dock doors.

    The new facility, which has easy access to International Bridge No.4, services customers in freight consolidation services, materials management, border processing and customs brokerage activities.

    Craig Roeder, CEO says "Throughout our 21 year history, Laredo has been a key location for ProTrans and our customer base. I am very pleased to be continuing our presence in Laredo."

    More information here. (April 15, 2014) | permalink
  • TPS Rental Sys­tems LLC and KLW Plas­tics have joined the Reusable Pack­ag­ing Asso­ci­a­tion and will exhibit in the RPA Reusable Pack­ag­ing Pavil­ion at PACK EXPO in Chicago. TPS Rental Sys­tems is a spe­cial­ist in reusable liq­uid bulk pack­ag­ing, and KLW Plas­tics pro­vides high-quality, plas­tic, tight-head containers.

    More information here. (April 15, 2014) | permalink
  • Time Transport Inc. is partnering with U.S. Oil for the addition of three new GAIN Clean Fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) stations to supply Time's CNG fleet. One GAIN station, located south of Milwaukee along I-94 in Sturtevant, Wis., opened on April 7th. The other two will be located in the Chicago area, one near Channahon, Ill., at I-80/I-55 and one in Hodgkins, Ill., at I-294/I-55.

    The partnership helps Time Transport accomplish its mission of becoming more environmentally friendly while maintaining significant operational capabilities in Chicago. It will also Time to reduce emissions while maintaining an operational network as it transitions from diesel to 100-percent natural gas.

    More information here. (April 15, 2014) | permalink
  • ProTrans has expanded its consolidation center network to Kansas City by opening a facility located at 5801 Gardner Ave., Kansas City, MO 64120.

    In partnership with Lakeville Motor Express, ProTrans' newest consolidation center provides expanded coverage across the central United States and acts as a gateway to ProTrans' western centers. The new ProTrans' Kansas City Center, conveniently located between I-35 and I-70, offers customers 114,000 square feet of warehouse space and 20 dock doors. (April 15, 2014) | permalink
  • HighJump Software, a global provider of supply chain management software, announced that a partnership with MP Objects of the Netherlands will expand a transportation management system (TMS) offering to customers around the world, as well as extend the reach of the HighJump warehouse management system (WMS). MP Objects is the European leader in transport management services, with additional offices in the U.S. and India. The TMS solution features the signature flexibility and adaptability that HighJump Software customers have come to expect, allowing the software to be configured to a company's needs.

    More information here. (April 15, 2014) | permalink
  • Crown Equipment, one of the world's largest material handling companies, today announced its QuickPick Remote order-picking technology earned its third international design award for design quality, workmanship, ergonomics, and innovative functionality. The most recent honor comes from the iF International Forum Design in the "Transportation Design/Special Vehicles" category of its 2014 product design competition. The iF jury has now recognized Crown product design excellence 35 times since 1969.

    More information here.(April 14, 2014) | permalink

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