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DHL continues e-commerce network investments
Firm says it will handle peak season with increased hiring, warehouse robotics.
Schaefer Systems International expands North Carolina HQ
Material handling provider will hire 200 engineers to serve clients with rising e-commerce volume and warehouse labor shortages.
Wildeck integrates Ladder Industries into its material handling catalog
Industrial stairs and work platform subsidiary will be rebranded as Wildeck West.
Locus Robotics raises $25 million in venture capital
Autonomous warehouse bots collaborate with human pickers to help retailers and 3PLs compete with Amazon, firm says.
Georgia students bring AR to the DC
Cutting-edge picking technology speeds up the process of locating items in a warehouse.
Foldable shipping containers cut costs and carbon
"4Fold" container could make repositioning empty shipping containers cheaper and more efficient.
XPO opens eight last-mile logistics hubs ahead of Black Friday
Expansion of last-mile network will handle steep growth of e-commerce and omnichannel retail during 2017 peak season, firm says.
General Mills opens 1.5-million-square-foot distribution and customer service center
Illinois site offers rail and highway access to handle cereals, snacks, and other products, firm says.
Kion rebrands Egemin and NDC under Dematic name
Move creates a single, global brand for material handling automation products and services, Kion says.
Totally tubular: Student teams compete in Hyperloop race
Team sponsored by crane and lifting specialist Gorbel earns honors as top North American finisher.

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