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Inside Contact the Forkliftaction team
The team will take a well-earned break over the next couple of weeks and we'd like to thank all our readers and advertisers for their support over the past 12 months.
It has been a trying period, but we've got through it - and most of our audience is probably in better shape now than a year ago.
We hope that information and shopfront offerings have helped and that the discussions in our Forum have enlightened, entertained and got you talking.
We look forward to hitting the ground running in January, but in the meanwhile, wish everyone a happy holiday. May 2013 be full of success for all.
Please note that the office will be closed from Monday 24 December to Wednesday 2 January.

Airport cargo estate to open in 2013 Australasia News
Melbourne, VIC Authorities have confirmed that the first phase of the new Melbourne Airport Cargo Estate is due for completion in early 2013. Located on the corner of Melrose Drive and Link... [more]
Brambles to buy Pallecon Australasia News
Sydney, NSW Brambles has signed an agreement to buy Pallecon, a provider of intermediate bulk containers (IBC) in Europe and the Asia Pacific, for EUR135 million (AUD170 million). Brambles CEO Tom... [more]
Port strike ends Australasia News
Freemantle, WA A strike at Fremantle port has ended sooner than expected after marathon talks broke an impasse between the Maritime Union of Australia and the facility's state-owned operator. The... [more]

Jungheinrich buys ISA
Jungheinrich is expanding as a logistics system provider by acquiring the remaining 75% of Innovative Systemlösungen für die Automation (ISA) GmbH. Hamburg-based Jungheinrich had bought a 25% stake in... [more]
MSE-Forks nears acquisition of Reachable Solutions
UNITED STATES Meijer Special Equipment (MSE) VOF of St. Jacobiparochie, the Netherlands, trading as MSE-Forks BV, is nearing acquisition of Reachable Solutions LLC of Franklin from Michael Yacks, possibly by year’s end.... [more]
INCJ will make joint capital investment in Renesas
JAPAN The Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), which is the majority owner in new forklift company UniCarriers Corp, will join a consortium of Japanese companies to invest in Renesas Electronics... [more]
Changes could include ‘fatigue’ resistance
UNITED KINGDOM Proposed changes to ISO 4347 will require forklift leaf chain manufacturers to demonstrate that their products offer dynamic strength, or high levels of ‘fatigue’ resistance. Chain suppliers that supply... [more]
Tax relief opens door for investment
UNITED KINGDOM The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has welcomed the Chancellor’s Northern Autumn Statement of a temporary 10-fold increase in UK companies’ annual investment allowance. From 1 January 2013, for... [more]
Trainer urges caution during winter
UNITED KINGDOM Mentor Training, which claims to be Britain's leading provider of materials handling training, is urging companies with forklifts to ensure staff are fully trained to work safely as winter arrives.... [more]
Forklift supplier warns of hidden costs
UNITED KINGDOM Briggs Equipment is warning forklift managers that signing up for cheap weekly hire contracts could end up costing them a small fortune. In a difficult economic climate, some forklift... [more]
Icahn interests reduce Oshkosh stock holdings - New York, NY, United States
Mutual insurer presents safety award to Clark - Lexington, KY, United States [more]
Minnesota dealership training helps Toys for Tots
UNITED STATES A forklift dealership in Brooklyn Park, north-west of Minneapolis, has provided training under the Giving-Veterans-a-Lift program of Toyota Material Handling USA Inc (TMHU). The local organisation “only had one... [more]
Industry trade groups set 2013 gatherings
Numerous North American industry trade groups are looking ahead to 2013 gatherings as opportunities to discuss industry issues. The spring meeting of the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) occurs on... [more]
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Lencrow supports The Smith Family Toy & Book Appeal in their 90th Year
Lencrow is proudly supporting the Smith Family Toy & Book Appeal by donating the use of 5 x 2500kgs forklifts and a number of hand pallet jacks for their Christmas Packing and Distribution Centres in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. [more]
Hangcha expands range
Since the successful completion of a full range of electric tow tractors with towing capacities from 2t to 25t, Hangcha has expanded its business from forklifts to tow tractors with its usual quick delivery time and competitive prices. [more]
Express Lanes - Part Two
Giant Eagle, one of the nation's largest privately held multi-food and fuel retailers, uses Seegrid's driverless GP8 pallets trucks to minimize travel time and increase efficiency and productivity. [more]
Productivity, flexibility, safety with Bolzoni Auramo push pulls
Forklift attachment manufacturer Bolzoni Auramo has a complete range of Push Pulls, specifically designed to handle goods with slipsheets. [more]
Doosan Exports Acknowledged
Korean forklift manufacturer Doosan has been awarded a special export award by the Korea International Trade Association following exports of over $200 million. The award recognises Doosan’s growing presence in overseas markets including Europe, North America and Australia. [more]
The International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) 2013
The International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) 2013 is the UK's leading intralogistics event. Over 400 exhibitors, including TVH, Davis Derby, Espex Batteries and RDS Technology, will showcase their solutions. [more]
PROMAT 2013 Exhibition
ProMat 2013 will be the largest international material handling, supply chain and logistics show and conference held in North America. Over 700 exhibitors, including Keytroller, TVH Americas, Clark, Systems Logic and Orlaco will showcase their solutions. [more]
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100,000 unique visitors each month, Forkliftaction’s little helpers
Forkliftaction traffic is growing and now the business portal receives +400,000 monthly web visits by +100,000 unique visitors.
All very unique people: owners, operators, instructors, sellers, manufacturers, users of materials handling equipment.
All making Forkliftaction what it is, a unique place where business people can network, search, sell and discuss.
100,000 people. Now that’s a lot of ‘little helpers’.

To each and every one of you, thank you for your support.

Merry Christmas from the Forkliftaction team, we wish you a happy and safe Christmas period!

Long Reach has Competitively-Priced Class II, III, and IV Forks!
100,000 unique visitors each month, Forkliftaction’s little helpers
Lencrow supports The Smith Family Toy & Book Appeal in their 90th Year
Hangcha expands range
Express Lanes - Part Two
Productivity, flexibility, safety with Bolzoni Auramo push pulls
Doosan Exports Acknowledged
The International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) 2013
PROMAT 2013 Exhibition
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In The Discussion Forums
"Does the company you work for pay down time ie if you are supposed to start at 8am but start at 10am due to the call out, do you still get paid for the 2 hours between 8-10?".
ACsupernodrive, United Kingdom
"Can anyone shed some light on what a base salary pay plus commision would be for a Warehouse / Allied Sales Rep. (warehouse products, racks, conveyors etc..) Basically selling everything a warehouse would need with the exception of forklifts. I know it varies from company to company and states etc... But any information would be greatly appreciated to give me an idea of where the Market is on Salary for this type of position.".
BLKOPS, United States
"If it's a Hyster you're working on, the serial number will be stamped along the upper part of the frame on the right side of the unit ...".
bbforks, United States
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5. Service Shop Supervisor - Full time
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8. New Equipment Sales - Full time
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Upcoming Events
1. Warehouse and Distribution Center Layout Seminar
Kansas City, United StatesApril 17-19, 2013     [more]
2. Inter- Transport Exhibition and Conference
Odessa, Ukraine29-31 of May, 2013     [more]
3. Logimat 2013
Stuttgart, Germany19th to 21st February 2013     [more]
4. IMHX 2013
Birmingham, United Kingdom19th to 22nd March 2013     [more]
5. TOC Container Supply Chain: Asia 2013
Hong Kong, Hong Kong12 - 14 March 2013     [more]
6. ProMat 2013
Chicago, United States21st to 24th January 2013     [more]
7. 7th Philippine Ports and Shipping 2013 Exhibition and Conference
Manila, Philippines30th and 31st January 2013     [more]
8. 7th Indian Ocean Ports and Logistics 2013 Exhibition and Conference
Beira, Mozambique27th & 28th February 2013     [more]
9. Columbia Forklift Challenge 2013
Portland, Oregon, United States5th March 2013     [more]
10. Tire Technology Expo Conference
Cologne, Germany5th to 7th February 2013     [more]
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