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You wouldn't know it from the mainstream media, but there is an upbeat mood at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.
The latest meetings of both have forecast ongoing economic growth for the rest of this year and next year.
As some commentators point out, stock prices are high, inflation is low and market volatility is low.
But no-one is celebrating just yet and there's a sense that global economy recover remains a work in progress.

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Haulotte sales continue to rise

FRANCE French equipment maker Haulotte Group has ended the third quarter with consolidated sales of EUR106.1 million (USD125 million), 2% up from the same period last year. This brings sales ... [more]

Alden secures DLA contract

UNITED STATES Alden Equipment has been awarded a five-year contract to supply telehandlers to the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Under the blanket purchase agreement (BPA), Alden will provide Xtreme ... [more]

UKWA members see post-Brexit opportunities 

UNITED KINGDOM The UK logistics industry is ready and willing to work closely with the government to ensure that post-Brexit customs procedures do not stifle supply chain efficiency. This assurance came ... [more]

Hiab receives UK loader crane orders

FINLAND Hiab has received orders for more than 30 HIAB loader cranes from UK-based customers Lawrence Vehicles Daf and MV Commercial Limited. The value of the orders exceeds EUR2 million (USD2.36 ... [more]

Movers & shakers

Cascade Corporation, Heartland Automation [more]

Stravers Torenkranen adds Terex tower cranes

GERMANY Dutch tower crane rental and sales specialist Stravers Torenkranen (STK) is expanding its fleet with the addition of six new Terex CTT 332-16, five new CTT 182-8 and 11 low-mileage ... [more]

MHI advises on skills gap

UNITED STATES The MHI Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, in partnership with Dr. David DeLong of Smart Workforce Solutions, has released a new white paper addressing the skills gap in the ... [more]

Modern Enerji relies on attachments

TURKEY Turkish company Modern Enerji Elektrik Üretim has found a solution to its waste paper bale handling challenge, thanks to KAUP. The company, based near Istanbul, produces electricity and heat ... [more]

East Yorkshire factory worker dies in forklift incident

UNITED KINGDOM A worker has died in an incident involving a forklift at a caravan factory in East Yorkshire. Humberside Police confirm the 65-year-old man died at Swift Caravans on Dunswell ... [more]

LEGO fan builds giant forklift

UNITED KINGDOM British 3D printing enthusiast and LEGO Technic fan Matt Denton has produced a giant version of a LEGO model forklift. The build is revealed in his YouTube series, Mantis ... [more]

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Panacea Aftermarket Co. Introduces New Wireless Forklift and Truck Camera with Continuously Recording DVR & 9 Inch Monitor for $349

Wireless Forklift and Truck Camera with Continuously Recording DVR& 9 Inch Monitor is currently available for $349 [more]

MIRETTI AMERICAS: Enhancing Aerospace Industry Hazardous Solutions

Miretti Americas continues the evolution of EX technology advancements for the Aerospace industry to provide efficiency, modern solutions and advanced designs to address today’s challenges in hazardous locations. [more]

Bolzoni Auramo: Damage-free Tissue Paper Roll Handling

Closely cooperating with the paper industry worldwide, here is the Bolzoni Auramo innovative solution for the Paper Tissue handling. [more]

FOREWARNER-LED warning lights improve awareness of pedestrians

New FOREWARNER-LED warning lights from KEYTROLLER significantly improve awareness of pedestrians who work close to heavy and dangerous equipment. [more]

Innovative Solutions for Material Handling

RICO’s next generation of Explosion Proof lift trucks, AC-60 Phoenix Series, sets a new standard. [more]

Save Money & Improve ROI With Eagle Eye’s SMART & CC Load Banks!

In addition to our SLB-Series Smart Load Banks, Eagle Eye carries the LB-Series Constant Current DC Load Banks. They are portable, economic, reliable and user-friendly. Load Banks are designed for battery capacity testing, acceptance testing & More! [more]

Growth in exhibition space and visitor participation

CeMAT Russia featured 180 companies from 20 countries during its recently concluded 19–21 September 2017 run at the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Centre in Moscow [more]
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Danny Maron: The times are a-changin’

The influx of non-English speakers from less privileged backgrounds is placing a new strain on forklift training, according to Danny Maron. [more]
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