Material Handling Articles

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Here are some recent product announcements that have crossed our editors' desks.

Baby, it's cold inside
Ocean Spray warehouse can freeze 79 million pounds of cranberries at a shot.

Toyota Forklifts launches new order picker model line-up
The company expanded its product line to help warehouse customer meet growing demands.

Developers experiment with multistory DCs as tight warehouse market drives high rents, CBRE says
Five multiple-story warehouses being marketed in U.S. as retailers strain to meet hot e-commerce demand in urban settings, firm says.

GTS launches battery service to avoid mid-shift power failures
Batteries-as-a-Service targets mobile devices including barcode scanners, two-way radios, portable printers.

Toyota calls for material handling research proposals
Submit ideas to Toyota by Dec. 15 for a chance at $500,000 in research funding.

Dematic to open sequencing and distribution center in North Texas
Facility replaces smaller operation, answers growing demand for automated material handling solutions, Dematic says.

Pallet pooling program provides foundation for fruitful collaboration
Joining a pallet pool helped a watermelon shipper streamline its supply chain. Now it's looking to take the partnership to the next level.

Wood-fiber packaging material
BillerudKorsnäs White packaging material is designed to help companies achieve greater visual and tactile appeal while using less packaging material.

Edge wrapping
Orbis has added edge wrapping to its ORBIShield capabilities. The company says this technology provides custom-designed protective dunnage.

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