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ProMat '19: Come for the show, stay for the "Wow"
Looking to find your Wow—that trend or technology that will take your supply chain to the next level? Chances are, you'll find it among ProMat's 1,000-plus exhibits.
Sixth annual National Forklift Safety Day slated for June 11
The Industrial Truck Association and its members will head to Washington, D.C., to promote forklift safety and proper operator training.
Picavi opens U.S. office to support smart glasses
German company says Chicago facility will support rollout of "pick by vision" platform by Illinois 3PL.
E-commerce firms flex their muscles on DC site selection
Growing heft gives e-commerce and 3PL firms greater location in picking warehouse locations.
Crown Equipment intros alternative energy system for forklifts
V-Force Lithium-Ion Energy Storage System helps companies lower energy costs, increase equipment efficiency, firm says.
Warehouses find ROI in AMRs
RK Logistics adds Fetch Robotics units in move to reduce worker fatigue and boost hiring.
I.D. Systems teams with Israeli telematics provider in $140 million merger
Combined company to be known as PowerFleet Inc. and focus on "connected vehicle strategy."
Quiet Logistics acquired by real estate partners
Buying 3PL is move to capture greater share of e-commerce market, Related Companies and Greenfield Partners say.
Sorter kickstarts Chinese footwear DC
Shoe manufacturer Aokang needed a reliable and efficient way to handle 100,000 pairs of shoes daily at its Shanghai DC. Interroll's vertical crossbelt sorter proved to be the perfect fit.
Forklift sales up 2.8 percent in 2018
Results mark fourth straight year of historic growth, trade group says.

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