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It’s encouraging to read about NACCO’s hiring spree in the United States and its increases to shifts at a number of plants. One of the most dramatic responses to the global financial crisis was staff retrenchments and shift cuts as manufacturers around the world tried to rein in costs and also avoid inventory stockpiles as demand fell away. On the whole, the industry seems to have done a good job of avoiding over-supply and it’s clear that job losses were, in most cases, the last resort. Hopefully, the latest hiring effort in the US is an indicator that the tide has well and truly turned.

Deal clinched for sale of Brisbane port Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland The successful sale of the 99-year lease of the Port of Brisbane was announced this week, with the state to receive $2.1 billion for the lease. In addition,... [more]
Darwin has major freight opportunity Australasia News
Darwin, Northern Territory Darwin is tipped to become a significant multi-modal transport and logistics hub in the region. Speaking at the recent 2010 ICHCA Australia national conference, CEO for Darwin International Airport... [more]
Linfox teams with Agility to provide supply chain solutions Australasia News
Gladstone, Queensland Linfox has formed an alliance with global logistics specialist Agility aimed at providing logistics solutions to major oil, gas and mining projects in remote areas of Australia. The two... [more]
Australia’s ports need greater competition Australasia News
Canberra, ACT More competition is needed at Australia’s ports, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in its latest annual container stevedoring report. With demand at major ports forecast... [more]
Coca-Cola MD joins conference line-up Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Terry Davis, group MD of Coca-Cola Amatil, is on the list of high-profile speakers at Smart Conference on 25-26 May 2011 in Sydney. According to Davis, there are impediments... [more]

Hyster and Barloworld claim higher UK forklift sales
UNITED KINGDOM Hyster and its UK distribution partner Barloworld Handling report they have strengthened their market position as the materials handling sector recovers from the global recession. The companies say order... [more]
NMHG adds 401 workers, increases some shifts
UNITED STATES NACCO Materials Handling Group Inc (NMHG) says it has added 401 workers and increased some shifts at North American plants in Greenville; Sulligent, Alabama; Berea, Kentucky; and Ramos Arizpe, Mexico.... [more]
Global demand projected to pass USD100 billion
UNITED STATES Global demand for materials handling products is forecast to rise 6.5% annually until 2014 to approach USD113 billion. According to World Material Handling Products by US-based The Freedonia Group... [more]
Brazilian agency represents Adam i-AGV
CANADA A Grimsby-based operation of Cimcorp Oy entered into a sales agency agreement with M2 Concepts Solucoes Emprasarials Ltda of Curitiba in the Brazilian state of Paraná. The Adam-brand intelligent... [more]
West loses, Portman wins in US elections
UNITED STATES Forklift design engineer Bruce West ( News #485) lost his congressional race in Texas, but a son of the late forklift dealer William C Portman was elected to a six-year... [more]
Ningbo Port orders 8 RTGs from Terex Noell
CHINA Terex Noell (China) has received an order for eight rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) with elevated Bus Bar system from Ningbo Port’s Chuanshan Terminal. There are already 47 Noell RTGs working... [more]
Bogumila Basu buys forklift dealership
UNITED STATES The Basu family is broadening its forklift industry involvement in the greater Los Angeles market. Bogumila Basu, wife of Dr Shankar Basu, acquired most of the assets of Industrial... [more]
Konecranes expands in North Africa - Hyvinkää, Finland
Cascade able to reduce borrowing rates - Fairview, OR, United States
Narrow Aisle’s new identity - United Kingdom
Doosan sees rebound in Latin America - Warrensville Heights, OH, United States
Conference boasts comprehensive program - Milan, Italy
Fuel-cell forklift appears at energy conference - New York, NY, United States
Global divisions go by common name - Milton, GA, United States
Cascade sponsors top rodeo trophy - Springfield, OH, United States [more]
Product News
Linde presents online version - Wiesbaden, Germany
Mitsubishi tow truck boasts enhanced ergonomics - Almere, the Netherlands
Interfit to launch phase 2 - Lydney, United Kingdom
JCB develops solution to meet legislation - Rocester, United Kingdom
Cat’s new system saves time - Almere, the Netherlands [more]
Palletforce aims for world record
UNITED KINGDOM UK palletised distribution network Palletforce is launching a children’s story book and attempting to break a world record for the largest bedtime story reading session ever. The company’s CEO,... [more]
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Looking for dealers to represent Maximal IC and Electric Forklifts
All Terrain Truck & Equipment, Inc.; the US distributor for MAXIMAL forklifts and parts, is looking for dealers interested in representing MAXIMAL IC AND ELECTRIC FORKLIFTS. Dealer territories are available in the USA and Canada. [more]
RAEDER-VOGEL®: Exclusive dealers/distributors wanted for forklift wheels and tires!
We are one of the leading manufacturers worldwide for wheels and casters made of VULKOLLAN® and polyurethane, and we are looking for trade partners in 12 countries in North and South America and Asia. [more]
Specialized MH Machines - Brute capacity small dimensions
The powerful "BRUTE LIFT" with it's SMALL Dimensions and LARGE lifting capacity easily fits through a 10' x 10' doorway. Ranging from 40,000 to 160,000 lb capacity, each BRUTE LIFT is built to meet your lifting specifications. [more]
General Motors' Freese Named Chairman for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Trade Group's Key Conference
Washington, DC--11 November 2010 - The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA), has tapped Charlie Freese, General Motors (GM) top fuel cell executive, to chair its 2011 annual conference and expo. [more]
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Ragasco Composite LPG cylinders for Fork Lift Trucks
Ragasco has supplied over 5 million Composite LPG cylinders worldwide since 2000 and in 2006 the company introduced their composite LPG cylinders for Forklift Trucks (FLT). The cylinder is very easy to lift and handle. [more]
Forklift attachment manufacturer Bolzoni Auramo has introduced a new series of Parallel Clamps. The Bolzoni Auramo parallel clamps are available in a wide range of models, capacities and options, representing the solution to a wide range of handling needs. [more]
New power from EP
EP believes the best products not only save you money, but are also easy to operate. EP’s engineers are proud to introduce another leading product - the v series four-wheel electric forklift. [more]
The REVOLUTION Continues...
Introducing 120K, 150K and 165K Class IV K-Series Fork Positioners

Cascade's new K-Series Fork Positioners compliment the recently introduced Class IV F-Series Sideshifters and extend the capacity range of our exceptional K-Series line. The K-Series Fork Positioners have a proven track record and excellent specifications. [more]
Handle more pallets at once with e-l-m’s multi pallet handlers
e-l-m makes it possible for your truck to move more pallets at the same time. With a multi pallet handler you can move up to 4 pallets at the same time, allowing you to save on operating costs. [more]
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Hydrogen forklifts present viable alternative
A recent News article cast some doubt about fuel cell technology, but Moataz Eldib argues that the future is extremely bright. [more]
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Looking for dealers to represent Maximal IC and Electric Forklifts 
RAEDER-VOGEL®: Exclusive dealers/distributors wanted for forklift wheels and tires! 
Specialized MH Machines - Brute capacity small dimensions 
General Motors' Freese Named Chairman for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Trade Group's Key Conference
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Ragasco Composite LPG cylinders for Fork Lift Trucks 
New power from EP 
The REVOLUTION Continues...
Introducing 120K, 150K and 165K Class IV K-Series Fork Positioners
Handle more pallets at once with e-l-m’s multi pallet handlers
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Attachments: Pallet Handling
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The Forklift Market in China
Materials Handling Equipment in Ports
The Forklift Market in Latin America
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