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Ryder deploys Fetch robots in "smart warehouses"
Showcase sites support three consumer brands with robotics, autonomous vehicles, sensors and wearable technology, Ryder says.
Toyota bundles two divisions together to create unified material handling unit
Toyota Material Handling Inc. to be formed by combination of Japanese company's Industrial Equipment Manufacturing and Material Handling USA lines.
Port of New York and New Jersey says rail facility will cut truck congestion
Port Jersey rail facility will handle 900,000 rail lifts a year, replacing 1.5 million truck trips.
Grocery fulfillment goes high-tech
E-commerce continues to change the grocery market, as companies seek to meet click-and-collect demands with innovative fulfillment solutions and strategies.
Chinese startup brings autonomous warehouse robot to CES show
ForwardX says its AMR units are being used by JD.com for collaborative picking tasks.
Port of Virginia installs four cranes to handle cargo growth
Expansion project will boost container capacity 40 percent by 2020.
Flush with success
Problems with product damage led plumbing wholesaler Ferguson to seek a new way to package its porcelain toilets. An innovative custom solution solved the problem—and cut labor and materials costs to boot.
Hytrol to hire 140 production employees
Addition of Jonesboro, Ark., jobs will help production facility meet growth forecasts for 2019, company says.
NextShift Robotics makes resale deal for warehouse applications
Hy-Tek Material handling will deploy robots in fulfillment systems.
RightHand Robotics raises $23 million from Menlo Ventures, Google
Warehouse piece picking arm is designed to handle e-commerce in a tight labor market, firm says.

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