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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1035
22 July 2021
Germany has a special place in the hearts of most people in materials handling. We are very familiar with their products globally and many of us have spent time at trade shows in the country which, in many ways, is the centre of forklift technology. It has been distressing to...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1034
15 July 2021
Congratulations to two manufacturers on big milestones this week. Ireland's Combilift recently delivered its 60,000th unit to a customer in Australia. At the same time, German crane maker Liebherr has shipped its 1,300th maritime crane from Rostock, Germany to Ghana. While the machines are run-of-production units, the numbers are impressive...
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Forklift Diaries 3 minute read
Living safety for 35 years, a forklift instructor reflects
15 July 2021
Forklift instructor and warehouse manager Peter Faiers shares stories from his 35 years in the industry and provides insights into the changing landscape of safety training.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1033
8 July 2021
If you work in the lifting industry - in cranes, elevated platforms and associated sectors, today is your day to shine. July 8 has been designated Global Lifting Awareness Day (GLAD), thanks to the efforts of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), which has worked tirelessly to raise the profile of...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1032
1 July 2021
Happy new financial year to those whose fiscal calendar clicks over today. And what a year it has been: ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks, national shut-downs and, as we read in this week's special investigation, lingering supply chain challenges. Despite all of that, we have seen strong growth in many markets and...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1031
24 June 2021
We are seeing more and more electric forklifts on the market, with improved performance and greater lifting capacity. Part of this, no doubt, is because of growing environmental awareness and the need to limit emissions, especially indoors. As we see with this week's launch of some big electric trucks from...
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Forklift Diaries 2 minute read
“I miss the old Clark forklift” – a story from Argentina
24 June 2021
"I'm just an operator of old forklifts, but let me tell you some stories from these old lovely machines." Santiago Pezzelatto from Argentina tells us about his life with forklifts.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1030
17 June 2021
If there's one topic that seems to be dominating materials handling, it's automation. The increasing interest in the application of technology to previously manual tasks is very evident in our news this week, with a report from a leading consultancy noting that automation "has arrived" in European warehousing. We also...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1029
10 June 2021
No matter how well things are going in the materials handling sector, it's important to keep an eye on the bigger picture. That's why it's reassuring to see this week's World Bank global growth forecast - now raised to 5.6%. If that happens, it'll be the strongest recovery from a recession...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1028
3 June 2021
Next Tuesday is National Forklift Safety Day on both sides of the Atlantic, for the second year in a row. It's no small achievement that the day is marked simultaneously in two significant markets which, until recently, highlighted safety at different times of the year. It would be even better...
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McConnellsburg, PA, United States JLG Industries has added a new generation of rough-terrain (RT) and electric rough-terrain (ERT) scissor lifts in 40 ft. (12 m) and 47 ft. (14...
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom Online garden supplies retailer Primrose has upgraded the materials handling fleet at its Sharpness, Gloucestershire high-bay fulfilment centre with a new fleet of Flexi articulated...

Forklift Diaries

Living safety for 35 years, a forklift instructor reflects
Forklift instructor and warehouse manager Peter Faiers shares stories from his 35 years in the industry and provides insights into the changing landscape of safety training.

Fact of the week

The Olympics Used to Award Medals for Art. From 1912 to 1948, the Olympic Games held competitions in the fine arts. Medals were given for literature, architecture, sculpture, painting, and music. Before the art events were eventually removed, 151 medals were awarded.
'The yearling' sculpture in Denver, Colorado
A Rocky Mountain city provides a happy ending for a pinto pony and his Brobdingnagian red chair.

Fact of the week

The Olympics Used to Award Medals for Art. From 1912 to 1948, the Olympic Games held competitions in the fine arts. Medals were given for literature, architecture, sculpture, painting, and music. Before the art events were eventually removed, 151 medals were awarded.
'The yearling' sculpture in Denver, Colorado
A Rocky Mountain city provides a happy ending for a pinto pony and his Brobdingnagian red chair.
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom Online garden supplies retailer Primrose has upgraded the materials handling fleet at its Sharpness, Gloucestershire high-bay fulfilment centre with a new fleet of Flexi articulated...
Everett, MA, United States A 38-year-old man has died while working on a forklift inside the Lineage Logistics storage facility in Everett. According to witnesses, a relatively new employee...

Forklift Diaries

Living safety for 35 years, a forklift instructor reflects
Forklift instructor and warehouse manager Peter Faiers shares stories from his 35 years in the industry and provides insights into the changing landscape of safety training.
Everett, MA, United States A 38-year-old man has died while working on a forklift inside the Lineage Logistics storage facility in Everett. According to witnesses, a relatively new employee...
Germany By Allan Leibowitz Germany's materials handling manufacturers appear to have escaped the ravages of the country's floods which have left more than 120 people dead...

Forklift Diaries

Living safety for 35 years, a forklift instructor reflects
Forklift instructor and warehouse manager Peter Faiers shares stories from his 35 years in the industry and provides insights into the changing landscape of safety training.

Inside Forkliftaction

Germany has a special place in the hearts of most people in materials handling. We are very familiar with their products globally and many of us have spent time at trade shows in the country which, in many ways, is the centre of forklift technology.
It has been distressing to
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