Material Handling Articles

Lineage Logistics continues hot growth in cold storage
Acquisition of Preferred Freezer Services broadens network of temperature-controlled DCs for food industry freight.

Journey toward automation
Footwear and accessories retailer Journeys is poised to accommodate future growth thanks to a distribution center upgrade that includes an efficiency-enhancing warehouse execution system.

Hyster introduces mobile app
Telemetry mobile app gives lift truck operators near real-time fleet utilization metrics and notifications to improve productivity.

Kroger and Ocado to add two high-tech fulfillment centers
Companies further plans to develop robotic warehouses for grocery fulfillment with facilities in Central Florida and the Mid-Atlantic.

CasterDepot acquires Bastian Solutions' caster and wheel business
Deal includes Indianapolis office location, expanding CasterDepot's service in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

Saving the planet one six-pack ring at a time?
Brewers are looking to phase out the plastic six-pack ring in favor of more eco-friendly alternatives. Is the Red Solo cup next?

Spotlight on ... ergonomic equipment
Here are some recent product announcements that have crossed our editors' desks.

Finding more DC space can sometimes be pretty easy
Using just four simple data points and a little reconfiguration, you can increase available space in your facility by 40 percent.

Marken to double size of Philadelphia drug-handling facility
UPS unit also launches system to return and reuse temperature-controlled packaging.

The SELF19 conference opens in Las Vegas
This year's SDI-sponsored event brings together users and suppliers to discuss distribution center design in the face of changing customer demands.

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