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There were some concerns this week about slow global economic growth, with much attention paid to a statement from International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde.
She warned that six years after the financial crisis, some countries are still dealing with high debts and mass unemployment, despite central bank efforts to boost growth with low interest rates.
But Lagarde is not giving up on growth. Rather, she is using the current state of play as a motivator, aiming to encourage governments to spend more on targeted projects and implement "growth-friendly" reforms.
Calls for more infrastructure projects are, of course, good news for materials handling equipment manufacturers, many of which are already enjoying double-digit growth rates.
So, while things may be slow in other sectors, it looks like the future for forklifts continues to shine.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Lencrow buys Nissan Forklift from Powerlift Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Independent forklift provider, Lencrow, has bought Powerlift’s Nissan Forklift dealerships. Lencrow MD Ross Grassick tells News the deal becomes effective next month when the company takes over Powerlift’s ... [more]
New date set for forklift dealer fraud case Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland A fraud case against Graeme Anthony Dillon, former director of collapsed forklift company Independent Forklift Services (IFS), is scheduled for mention on 24 October. A trial date was adjourned on ... [more]
Nestle reduces risks with forklift safety light Australasia News
Gympie, Queensland Food and beverage giant Nestle has taken safety to a new level at its Gympie plant in Queensland with an innovative forklift safety device from Linde designed to minimise the ... [more]
Experts to speak at Victoria’s health and safety week Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria A broad range of safety experts will tackle issues challenging workplaces as part of the Victorian WorkCover Authority’s Health and Safety Week, which starts on 20 October. BeyondBlue chair ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Global telehandler market continues to grow
IRELAND A new Research and Markets report forecasts the global telehandler market will grow at a compound annual rate of 7.84% over 2014 to 2018. The report, Global Telehandler Market ... [more]
Flux makes headway
UNITED STATES Flux Power Holdings Inc reports multiple purchase orders valued at more than USD400,000 for its lithium LiFT Pack batteries and an expanded distributor network. Flux Power develops and ... [more]
Employees offered shares
GERMANY KION Group has launched a share program to allow employees to share in the company’s development to a greater extent and more directly in future. Employees in the group’s ... [more]
Chalifour relocates to smaller site
CANADA Chalifour Canada Ltd gains operational efficiencies in moving 9 km (5.4 mi.) within Surrey to a former steel distribution centre in the Panorama Ridge community. Chalifour reduced its land ... [more]
Product News
DIV UK launches forklifts with new engines - Northampton, United Kingdom
Geneo recognised with award - Tokyo, Japan [more]
Reach stackers for Felixstowe
UNITED KINGDOM Kalmar will deliver four reach stackers for laden handling to the Port of Felixstowe in the UK. The stackers have a 45 T capacity and are supplied with ... [more]
Warning about Christmas warehouse staff
UNITED KINGDOM With Christmas approaching, UK forklift training provider Mentor Training is reminding businesses that inadequate training for seasonal staff can be dangerous. Many warehouses employ casual and temporary workers to ... [more]
Accolades for EASE, Avnet
UNITED STATES The MHI-affiliated Ergonomics Assist Systems and Equipment (EASE) Council and Phoenix, Arizona-based Avnet Inc are co-winners of a 2014 outstanding materials handling logistics content award competition. The College-Industry Council ... [more]
Forklifts disrupt copper theft
UNITED STATES In orchestrated moves, six Morrison Supply Co employees used Hyster forklifts to stop a vehicle from leaving a store  without paying for a load of copper. On 22 ... [more]
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GRI Opens New Office in Brisbane, Australia Australasia News
Continuing in its path of rapid growth and global expansion, GRI (Global Rubber Industries Pty. Ltd.) is proud to announce the opening of its first sales office in Australia. The first GRI office will be located in Brisbane. [more]
New insights into on-board battery charger reliability from Delta-Q
A new Delta-Q Technologies white paper reveals how a new design approach to on-board battery chargers brings a higher reliability product at a more competitive cost for OEMs. This enhanced reliability in turn boosts productivity for end users.
CAM System grows!
A new paint shop at CAM S.r.l. is just the beginning of their expansion and improvement process. The factory will greatly expand so that the production capacity will grow by more than 50%.
Achieve seat belt compliance for a safer work place for your people Australasia News
Address the safety problem of seat belt compliance in your operations with SPRINGBELT TM. A patented product, SPRINGBELT TM is a proven and cost effective seat belt solution that is both simple to install and use. [more]
Even poor visibility conditions no match for leading warning system
The BodyGuardT “i-Tag” warning system reduces risk of collision between forklifts and pedestrians. The system helps lower risk of collision by providing a highly visible indication and human voice audible warning when someone is detected too close to the vehicle. [more]
Tom Leavitt of Leavitt Machinery, EY Entrepreneur of the Year Pacific 2014
Ernst & Young Canada has awarded Tom Leavitt of Leavitt Machinery the Pacific Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2014, after naming him the category winner in Business to Business services. [more]
GRI Opens New Office in Brisbane, Australia
New insights into on-board battery charger reliability from Delta-Q
CAM System grows!
Achieve seat belt compliance for a safer work place for your people
Even poor visibility conditions no match for leading warning system
Tom Leavitt of Leavitt Machinery, EY Entrepreneur of the Year Pacific 2014
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In The Discussion Forums
"It's funny how trademark liability can change a company. Just follow the money trail ;o)".
swoop223, United States
"Another update: I spoke with the guy who sold the lift to me, and he insists that it was driving and lifting when he loaded it on the trailer (I received it with no battery). He insists it must be something simple.".
josh_k, United States
"Forklift Operator Training in the United States is typically a four hour session. A two and a half hour to three hour class and then a hands-on evaluation. That means a trainer gets one hour or a little more with a group of 8-12 operators for hands-on coaching and evaluation.".
tjoldman, United States
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