Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #924

Inside Forkliftaction
- 23 May 2019 ( #924 )
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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.
United Kingdom Bobcat has become the latest manufacturer to step up its used equipment sales, with the launch of Bobcat Certified, the company’s new certified pre-owned program. Following a successful pilot...
Greene, NY, United States The Raymond Corporation has added a new power solution to its Energy Essentials Distributed by Raymond portfolio of batteries produced at Raymond’s facility in Greene, New York.  Partnering with...

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The renewed RAVAS Ergo Truck
The new, affordable, ergonomic alternative for a hand pallet truck to move and weigh heavy pallets over short distances. With electric drive and electric lift.
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Las Vegas, NV, United States Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating after a forklift driver died. The incident, which occurred at a warehouse, involved the accidental flipping of a forklift. OSHA investigators...
United Kingdom Bobcat has become the latest manufacturer to step up its used equipment sales, with the launch of Bobcat Certified, the company’s new certified pre-owned program. Following a successful pilot...

Latest Jobs

Corpus Christi, United States
Waterloo, IA, United States
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Louisville, Mississippi, United States

In the Virtual Expo

Bolzoni Auramo Paper Roll Clamp - Model AR
AR series paper roll clamps offer superior visibility, higher rotating speed and are highly operator-friendly. To further reduce TCO, equip the clamp with new FORCE-MATIC fully mechanical pressure control system.
Wisconsin Dells, WI, United States While many forklift brands are having to cope with 12- to 18-month delays in getting new trucks to customers, Big Joe claims to have plenty of stock ready to...
Slough, United Kingdom Toyota Material Handling has announced two further additions to the BT Reflex reach truck range in the United Kingdom. Following the recent updates to the R, E and O-series...

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Delta Electronics MOOVair 1kW Wireless Charging System
“Charge Wisely, Charge Wirelessly” for your AGVs, AMRs and automated e-vehicles with 93% high efficiency. No cable, no connector wear and no maintenance.

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Inside Forkliftaction

Two recent trends are again evident this week. The first is the rise of refurbished equipment as we report on two manufacturers offering certified used equipment. That, of course, is partly a result of supply shortages and delays for new machines.
The second is the roll-out of new models, which
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