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Another natural disaster, another opportunity for forklifts to come to the rescue.
We read this week about the recovery and relief role played by forklifts in the wake of Hurricane Isaac and the good work of the American Logistics Aid Network. Of course, there’s a tragic human cost from the disaster, but we can expect to see the major forklift companies dig deep to help out, as they always do.
Our sympathies go out to all affected by the adverse weather events - and our appreciation goes to those who have answered the call for help.

New pallet truck arrives in Australia Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Forklift supplier MLA Holdings has already received orders for the new model Mitsubishi Premia power pallet truck, now available in Australia. Marketing spokesperson Lara Di Mascio tells News... [more]
Freight council initiative attracts skills to sector Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia The South Australian Freight Council is calling on the industry to post all available job vacancies on its interactive job board to help fight a looming skills crisis in the... [more]
New straddle carriers for Port Botany Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Cargotec has signed a contract to supply ports operator Asciano with 44 automated straddle carriers between the end of 2013 and early 2014. The order is part of the... [more]

Weichai buys stake in KION and hydraulics unit
Chinese equipment manufacturer Weichai Power will invest EUR738 million (USD925 million) to acquire a 25% stake in the KION Group, and a 70% share in its hydraulics business. The... [more]
Forklifts play role in recovery from Isaac
UNITED STATES Civilian, state and federal relief operatives used forklifts in moving and loading commodities and equipment for those that Isaac impacted as a tropical storm and Category 1 hurricane. The... [more]
MCFA to add 40% to production space in Texas
UNITED STATES Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc (MCFA) plans to break ground during the first quarter of 2013 on an expansion of its manufacturing and assembly facilities in Houston. In particular,... [more]
Sany appoints Binder for reach stacker distribution
UNITED STATES Family-owned and -operated Binder Machinery Co was named as the first North American distributor of reach stackers by a unit of China’s Sany Group Co Ltd. Sany America Inc... [more]
Cargotec delivers terminal tractors to Gran Canaria
FINLAND Cargotec has completed the delivery of 12 Kalmar TT616i terminal tractors to one of the largest port terminals under Spanish jurisdiction as part of a 14-machine order for new equipment.... [more]
Cascade gains in sales, loses portion to currency charge
UNITED STATES Forklift attachments maker Cascade Corp reports a 4% gain in sales for the second quarter ended July 31. Cascade records profit of USD12.6 million on sales of USD136.4 million... [more]
Bernstein launches student scholarship program
UNITED STATES The Howard Bernstein materials handling industrial distribution scholarship program will award a minimum of five USD5,000 scholarships for five years to at least five students. Bernstein of Highland Park... [more]
Logistics lifeline for Channel Islands
UNITED KINGDOM Condor Logistics has replaced its existing trucks with 32 Yale VL and VT four-wheel and three-wheel electric counterbalance forklifts. The Forkway Group supplied the new fleet, which will handle... [more]
Forklift competitions give operators chance to excel
UNITED STATES Organisers in two north-west states are preparing for upcoming forklift rodeo competitions. The Washington state governor’s industrial safety and health conference includes the 2012 forklift rodeo events on September... [more]
Nissan awards dealers - Marengo, IL, United States
New forklift distributor in Belgium - Belgium
Rental, used equipment issues get conference attention - Rosemont, IL, United States [more]
Movers & Shakers
Fork Lift Truck Association, Sauer-Danfoss [more]
CEO rides bike for charity
UNITED KINGDOM The CEO of the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) cycled from London to Paris last week to raise money for The Royal British Legion in support of British armed forces.... [more]
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Reversible Snow Ploughs
High Quality Galvanised Snow Ploughs with a Polyethylene Dish (1.5, 1.75, 2 Mtr)  
Mass produced for low prices
Unique - Clears snow LEFT AND RIGHT
Easy to Stock- Up to 15 on one pallet
Delivery only 25 Euros each! (Approximate, based on 15 Snow Ploughs on one Pallet)
Simple Assembly - Just 5 bolts!

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A New Tire Design for High Demand & Extreme Duty Heavy Lift Equipment Customers
Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. manufactures heavy-duty tire and wheel assemblies for the material handling, road construction and mining industries with more than 25 in-house elastomeric compounds. They produce all associated components that could be used with a tire and wheel assembly. [more]
The success of the Kalmar DCG 90-180 continues
Cargotec’s new DCG90-180 range of Kalmar lift trucks promise to deliver improvements in fuel efficiency, safety, serviceability and ergonomics while reducing environmental impact. With capacities ranging from 9-18 tonnes - it’s the first of Kalmar’s G generation material handling equipment. [more]
Winners announced for 2012 Queensland SCL Awards
The winners were announced for the 2012 Queensland SCL Awards, which have been developed by the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia, in conjunction with apics, Transform, Department of Transport and Main Roads, Strategix Training Group, and Transpacific Industries group. [more]
Discharge Testing Solutions for Forklift Batteries
Eagle Eye Power Solution’s LB-Series is the industry leader in smart load testing. The motive power-specific LB-24/36/48-300 Load Bank comes standard with wireless monitoring, are portable, safe, environmentally-friendly, and are the most reliable way to measure battery capacity. [more]
Trade Shows up the ante with innovation
Visitors to the Safety Show Sydney and Sydney Materials Handling will have a unique opportunity to check out the latest OHS and materials handling products all under one roof, along with hundreds of new and innovative ways to improve workplace performance. [more]
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ONLINE AUCTION: September 18 - 19
MH & Packaging Equipment of SONY, a 650,000 Sq. Ft. Distribution Center in
Fishers, Indiana

. (8) Electric Forklift Trucks by Yale and TCM, as late as 2001
. (28) Raymond Electric Order Pickers & Reach Trucks, as late as 2002
. (24) Electric Pallet Jacks by Yale, Crown and Raymond, as late as 2000
. (3) Crown Electric Stackers, as late as 2000
. (2) 2005 Lantech Pallet Stretch Wrappers
. (370+) Sections of Interlake Flow & Pallet Racking
. (1,100+) Sections of Shelving & more..

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Reversible Snow Ploughs
ONLINE AUCTION: September 18 - 19
A New Tire Design for High Demand & Extreme Duty Heavy Lift Equipment Customers
The success of the Kalmar DCG 90-180 continues
Winners announced for 2012 Queensland SCL Awards
Discharge Testing Solutions for Forklift Batteries
Trade Shows up the ante with innovation
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Upcoming Events
1. Stapler Cup 2012
Aschaffenburg, Germany20th to 22nd September 2012     [more]
2. Rental and Used Equipment Management Conference - MHEDA
Rosemont, IL, United States13th and 14th September 2012     [more]
3. Washington State Forklift Rodeo
Various locations - Washington, United StatesEvents from 2nd June through to 26th September 2012     [more]
4. The Battery Show 2012
MICHIGAN, United StatesNOVEMBER 13, 14, 15 2012     [more]
5. MOVIMAT South America 2012
Sao Paulo, BrazilOctober 2-4, 2012     [more]
6. CeMAT Russia
Moscow, Russia25th to 27th September 2012     [more]
7. ProMat 2013
Chicago, United States21st to 24th January 2013     [more]
Delhi, India21st to 24th November 2012     [more]
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Utrecht, Netherlands13th to 16th November 2012     [more]
In The Discussion Forums
"I am looking into moving to OZ in the future, and hear a lot about trade people getting sponsored to move to OZ. Would an Australian company offer employment to a reputable sales record with a desire to make the move??".
Ermgaz, United Kingdom
"So what you are saying is the Chinese will eventually buy all of Kion (which they probably will) and then get rid of the brand but keep the technology and produce a cheaper alternative?".
Herald, United Kingdom
"How to better deal with damaged pallets? I think this is the question which never answered by experts. According to me, it is only your poise and experience which can help you in this matter.".
kay_s, United Kingdom
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