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What’s in a name? That’s probably what some people will ask when they read about MHI, formerly the Material Handling Industry of America, changing its name to its acronym.
Of course, the move is nothing new. Many companies have moved to acronym names, and the public has long forgotten the old nomenclature. For example, who remembers what 3M stands for? And IBM is today so far removed from “business machines” that the old name would be totally irrelevant.
The association describes its motivation for the name change as an effort to “better serve the changing needs of our members and our industry”. So, in this case, there appears to be a lot in a name. We’ll certainly keep an eye on the MHI and see how the rebranding impacts on operations.

Baker quits LAA Australasia News
Sydney, NSW Jo Baker has resigned from her role as executive manager of the Logistics Association of Australia (LAA), departing in early March to take up another position within the logistics industry.... [more]
Job ads fall - ANZ Australasia News
Sydney, NSW The number of Australian job advertisements on the Internet and in newspapers declined 3.8% month-on-month in December, following a fall of 2.8% in November. This was the 10th consecutive monthly... [more]

Clark boasts double-digit growth
GERMANY Despite harsh economic conditions, Clark Europe GmbH has achieved double-digit growth rates for the 2012 financial year. The forklift manufacturer reported 2012 sales jumped 27% to EUR60 million (USD80... [more]
Konecranes produces a world first
FINLAND Konecranes has introduced what it says is the world’s first hybrid reach stacker for container handling. With a 45 T lifting capacity, the SMV 4531 TB5 HLT has a... [more]
TMHE forms new French organisation
FRANCE Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) has established Toyota Material Handling France (TMH France) to distribute Toyota and BT forklifts in France. TMH France will oversee sales and support of... [more]
Largest customer orders more machines
BRAZIL Toniolo Busnello, which runs the largest fleet of JCB telehandlers in Brazil, has invested in more units. The tunnelling company, which already runs 17 JCB Loadalls, has ordered four... [more]
KION extends executive board
GERMANY The KION Group GmbH supervisory board has created the new executive board position of chief Asia Pacific officer to be filled by Ching Pong Quek. Quek, 45, has been... [more]
MHI identity change
UNITED STATES An international trade association is adopting MHI as its new name and retiring the longtime identity Material Handling Industry of America. As approved by the board of governors and... [more]
Katoen Natie attracted by lifetime costs
BELGIUM Global logistics service provider Katoen Natie has bought nine Hyster reach stackers and two forklifts - a 25 T and a 32 T - after a tender process to identify... [more]
Asia Pacific’s largest MDI enterprise chooses Linde
CHINA Yantai Wanhua Polyurethanes Co Ltd has ordered about 115 Linde forklifts for the first phase of its RMB13.2 billion (USD2.1 billion) industrial park that was established in 2011. Linde... [more]
OSHA says firm failed to remove unsafe forklifts
UNITED STATES The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) alleges five safety violations at Plastic Systems LLC in Kenton after a forklift tine hit and injured a worker last year.... [more]
Christensen, Forbes, Weiner at ProMat-Automate
UNITED STATES Technology academic Henrik Christensen, publishing scion Steve Forbes and futurist Edie Weiner head key ProMat-Automate sessions on 21-23 January in Chicago. Christensen and Forbes present keynote addresses, and Weiner... [more]
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Casters for electric pallet jacks - The benefits of proper caster height adjustment
Join Superior Tire & Rubber Corp’s Free Seminar to learn everything about caster adjustments and how to maximizing your Pallet trucks efficiency at ProMAT 2013, Tuesday January 22nd, Theater C, 1.30pm-2.15pm. [more]
TK5 Driver Access Control & Pre-Operational Check
Davis Derby's Smartcard Driver Access Control interface allows you to control which drivers can operate which vehicles and when. Davis Derby will be exhibiting this and other devices at IMHX 2013: Hall 20, Stand 20D70. [more]
Big Joe to introduce the J1 Joey @ ProMat 2013
The Joey task Support Vehicle will be introduced to the industry at the upcoming ProMat exhibition in Chicago where attendees will be able to drive the vehicle on the show floor at booth #3919.
EP launches CPD10ET Electric Forklift
The revolutionary EP 1Ton electric forklift is the only one of its kind designed for use on industrial floors. The unique vehicle which is with less than 2m high and weighing 1.8t can be deployed in industrial elevators.
Zonesafe from Avonwood is THE Proximity Warning System
ZoneSafe is a proximity warning system developed by Avonwood to help prevent collisions between vehicles and personnel working in close proximity to each other. With over 25 years’ experience in developing RFID Technology, Avonwood develops innovative identification solutions to a global client base. [more]
ProMAT 2013: Superior Tire’s new stabilizer caster designs & customized tire & wheel assemblies
Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. (booth 465) will be exhibiting application-specific tire and wheel solutions, newest stabilizer caster designs and extensive customized tire and wheel assemblies at ProMAT 2013 [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, Orlaco and Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. will showcase their solutions. [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]
World’s leading all-round smart/renewable energy trade show
The world’s leading all-round smart/renewable energy trade show; World Smart
Energy Week 2013
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Casters for electric pallet jacks - The benefits of proper caster height adjustment
TK5 Driver Access Control & Pre-Operational Check
Big Joe to introduce the J1 Joey @ ProMat 2013
EP launches CPD10ET Electric Forklift
Zonesafe from Avonwood is THE Proximity Warning System
ProMAT 2013: Superior Tire’s new stabilizer caster designs & customized tire & wheel assemblies
PROMAT 2013 Exhibition
The International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) 2013
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In The Discussion Forums
"The main question is: This discussion started in Jan. 2011. Where is the lawsuit at now? Is there any updates?".
Budman, United States
"They pay a percentage on top of your salary into a pension fund in the UK (not sure how that works with you being from overseas). And yes salary in GBP. If traffic is clear, usually take just over an hour but unlikely as you have to go through one of busiest road networks in the UK at Birmingham.".
sean3, United Kingdom
"Linde has sold its Container handling side to Kone , so together they will be the second in the market, followed by Terex, with Kalmar leading the way. It will be interesting in Asia with some Chinese manufactures entering the market. They will take share in their local markets .".
Daveilift, United Kingdom
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