Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #691

Inside Forkliftaction
- 30 Oct 2014 ( #691 )
1 min read
Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
If you're in North America, you won't need any reminder that tomorrow is Halloween.
But for people in other countries, there will no doubt be some confusion about the fancy dress, the trick-or-treating, bonfires and scary stories.
For those unfamiliar, October 31 is All Hallows' Eve or All Saints' Eve, an annual observance of the dead - including saints, martyrs and all the faithful departed believers.
Like many religious festivals, the real meaning has been lost in the commercialisation of the event. It's now about costumes, candy and carved pumpkins.
Of course, this has nothing to do with forklifts, but may explain some of the antics in some countries for those who aren't quite sure of what's going on.
And on that note, back to the news ....

Fact of the week

The earliest known production of steel is seen in pieces of ironware excavated from an archaeological site in Anatolia and are nearly 4,000 years old, dating from 1800 BC. The main reasons for the popularity of steel are the relatively low cost of making, forming, and processing it, the abundance of its two raw materials (iron ore and scrap), and its unparalleled range of mechanical properties.

Movers & Shakers

chief financial officer
Exotec, United Kingdom
vice president of operations
Flux Power, United States
president, North America
CNH Industrial, United Kingdom
Manager - Latin America
CHN Industrial, United Kingdom
Sensortronic Weighing & Inspection Australasia (SWIA) is an industry leader in weighing measurement solutions and is an exclusive agent for the Compuload range of products.
" maintains a technical forum with thousands of topics. We’ve sent lots of customers to their website over the years when customers call and ask for technical help." Marcel...

In the Virtual Expo

XH Series High Voltage Lithium-ion Pneumatic Forklift from Hangcha
With a 26,000-36,000lb load capacity, this innovative series from Hangcha represents a breakthrough in high-capacity forklifts, offering reduced noise levels, zero emissions, and faster travel/lift speeds.

Inside Forkliftaction

The tide of new products continues, and this week we report on a few new offerings which reflect broader industry trends.
The move to electrification sees MacGregor debut a fully electrically driven heavy-duty transloading crane. Hubtex, meanwhile, has released its new RoxX electric heavy-duty compact forklift.
Also on the electric
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