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|Local News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|Grants available for SA work health and safety research Australasia News|
Adelaide, South Australia Around $412,000 has been allocated to assist research into work health and safety issues in South Australia.
Minister for Industrial Relations Russell Wortley says applications are now open for... [more]
|John Holland scores contract worth $800 million Australasia News|
Perth, Western Australia Construction giant John Holland has been announced as the managing contractor to deliver the new $1.2 billion children’s hospital in Perth, Western Australia.
The value of works to be... [more]
|Website to address T&L job crisis Australasia News|
Adelaide, South Australia A national occupation website aimed at the transport and logistics sector has been launched by the South Australian Freight Council (SAFC).
LINC (Logistics Information and Navigation Centre) website, www.thelinc.com.au,... [more]
|Slow infrastructure reform impeding productivity Australasia News|
Canberra, ACT Australia’s productivity is slowing because government reforms to infrastructure planning and delivery are frustratingly slow, says chairman of Infrastructure Australia, Rod Eddington.
The organisation’s annual report to the Council... [more]
|Container trade rises at Port Botany Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Container trade through Port Botany increased by 6.1% in May 2011 compared with the same month last year.
Sydney Ports chief executive officer Grant Gilfillan reports container volumes of... [more]
|Global News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|Konecranes expands its footprint|
SAUDI ARABIA Konecranes has acquired Saudi Arabian crane manufacturer Saudi Cranes & Steel Works Factory Company Ltd.
Headquartered in Al Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Cranes has about 100 employees. Its core... [more]
|Barloworld offers help with compliance |
UNITED KINGDOM Barloworld Handling is offering free advice to UK ports and terminals on the new Tier 4i/Stage IIIB emission regulations that affect equipment like reach stackers, empty container handlers and large... [more]
|New subsidiary in Russia |
RUSSIA Bolzoni Auramo and Meyer have established a subsidiary in Moscow, Hans H Meyer OOO LLC, to strengthen their positions in the Russian market.
Hans H Meyer OOO will offer... [more]
|Grocer orders fuel cells from Plug Power|
UNITED STATES Plug Power Inc is working with grocery retailer Kroger Co to install 161 GenDrive fuel cells on new and used materials handling equipment, mostly from Crown Equipment Corp, at a... [more]
|Activist targets value of JLG parent|
UNITED STATES Activist investor Carl C Icahn wants to talk with the parent firm of JLG access equipment about ways to boost Oshkosh Corp shareholder value.
The New York-based billionaire is... [more]
|RFID is a health option for Bunzl |
UNITED KINGDOM Healthcare specialist Bunzl has replaced its existing fleet of VNA (very narrow aisle) order-pickers with three Jungheinrich EKX 513 Kombis after reviewing operations at its Leicester distribution centre.
|Rushlift wins JP Corry deal |
IRELAND Rushlift Ltd has secured a national contract to supply JP Corry, Northern Ireland’s largest builder’s merchant, with Doosan and Combilift forklifts.
An established business in Ireland with a 140-year... [more]
|Three rodeo winners wrangle free vacations |
UNITED STATES Dot Foods Inc awarded free vacations to winning operator-order selectors Josh Hall, Nick Blayney and Aaron Walker in the food distributor’s forklift rodeo grand nationals.
Each of 30 entrants... [more]
|Product News |
Doosan launches new order picker
- Northampton, United Kingdom
Jungheinrich upgrades reach truck model
- Hamburg, Germany
Nissan updates reach truck
- Amsterdam, Netherlands [more]
|Movers & Shakers |
KION Group GmbH, Clark Material Handling Company, Ring Power Lift Truck, Canadian Forklift Distributors Ltd, Materials Transportation Company, [more]
|Workers win back-pay case|
UNITED STATES A US federal appeals court says St George Warehouse Inc owes back pay to former forklift operator Leonard Sides and warehouseman Jesus (Jesse) Tharp from a 1999 union organising case.... [more]
|Prisoner uses forklift in attempt to escape|
UNITED STATES Convicted murderer Kevin Wayne Newland, 25, drove a forklift in attempting to escape prison while an accomplice with scissors held the sole unarmed guard hostage.
Members of the Clallam... [more]
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