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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #924

Thursday, 23 May 2019 ( #924 )
Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
As we have reported previously, the 'trade war' between the United States and China is already affecting the forklift industry, but now there is a warning that its impact will widen to the broader economy. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) this week cautioned that "the world economy is in a dangerous place", noting that any intensification of the trade tensions would have a negative impact on the American and global economies. "Unless there is a de-escalation of trade tensions, the outcome could be much worse than in our central scenario," said OECD secretary-general Angel Gurria. Forkliftaction has never taken sides in the trade dispute, and we won't do so now. But we do join those in the materials handling sector who call for level heads and economic realism.
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Fredericksburg, VA, United States Hubtex has acquired a 50% stake in its North American distributor, Design Storage & Handling (DSH). For over 30 years, DSH has provided successful materials handling...

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McConnellsburg, PA, United States JLG recently welcomed Rob Messina back to the company in his new role as senior vice president of product development and product management. Forkliftaction News...

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Germany There has been little change in the Top 10 forklift manufacturers list for 2019/20. A report by German magazine DHF shows Toyota still at the...
Cleveland, OH, United States The board of directors of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling has announced that Rajiv Prasad, president and chief executive officer of the...

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head of sales, AGV Solutions
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head of strategic development
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