Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #776

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- 30 Jun 2016 ( #776 )
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Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
The UK materials handling sector is taking a pragmatic approach to the UK's historic Brexit vote last week.
As we report this week, the FLTA is braced for "significant changes ahead".
It is clear that everyone in the industry - and, indeed, in the broader community - will be watching closely as the developments unfold. Business certainly can't escape the repercussions, and the economic impact is already being felt by those hit by stock market reactions and currency fluctuations.
As we well know, nothing hurts business more than uncertainty, and a cloud like this hanging over Europe will be challenging. However, as one of our commentators stresses: "We must now hold our nerve and plan for the future ..."
Little Rock, AR, United States A US Department of Labor investigation has determined a Carrollton, Texas lumber supplier and retailer could have prevented the death of an 18-year-old worker who was struck by a...
Brussels, Belgium The European Rental Association (ERA) has released a new study, The impact of digitalisation in the equipment rental industry report , which aims to raise awareness among all rental ‎companies...

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Fact of the week

From 1912 to 1948, gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded for literature, architecture, sculpture, painting, and music as part of the modern Olympic Games. Art works were required to be inspired by athletic endeavors. After heated debate about their place in the games, the art events were eventually removed. The 151 medals awarded were officially stricken from the Olympic record.
With its new sit-on stackers, Cat® Lift Trucks is again encouraging businesses to look beyond the usual materials handling solutions.
Safety in operations is gaining increasing attention these days. Potential risks associated specifically with warehouses and production areas are becoming especially apparent at times when goods handling is extremely busy. However, the growing portfolio of safety solutions from Linde Material Handling (MH) can assist.

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