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It is with great sadness that we pay our respects to the late Howard N. Bernstein, who passed away last month aged 92.
Bernstein, founder and former chairman of the Atlas Companies, was laid to rest on May 22 in Chicago, Illinois.
He is remembered for the integrity he brought to Atlas and for his role as president of the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association and ongoing support for that organisation.
Bernstein’s name will live on through the Howard Bernstein industrial distribution scholarship that he established with a donation of USD150,000. The scholarship was an attempt to help promote the materials handling industry to young people.
"We have to attract young, bright minds into the industry that has been so great to me," he said, when launching it in 2011. "We need to get young people involved with materials handling because it’s such an important industry."  
Great sentiments from someone recognised by his peers as a great man.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Adaptalift Hyster wins major forklift contract Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Forklift specialist Adaptalift Hyster (AALH) has been awarded a major contract to supply and maintain a fleet of reach stackers and container handlers for Asciano’s Pacific National division. According ... [more]
Pre-owned forklifts provide value to clients Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Pre-owned forklifts are a good choice for many clients, particularly those who may not have heavy-duty cycle applications which demand the installation of new equipment. According to Linde ... [more]
New program targets productivity in the logistics industry Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria A new work program released by the National Transport Commission (NTC) will focus on productivity to boost Australia’s transport networks. Michelle Hendy, acting chief executive, says the commission worked ... [more]
Toll celebrates first day under Japan Post Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Australia’s largest transport and logistics provider, Toll Group, last week celebrated its first official day as part of Japan Post. Toll MD Brian Kruger marked the occasion with a ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

RIP: Howard Bernstein - industry icon
UNITED STATES Revered industry leader Howard N. Bernstein passed away last month aged 92. Bernstein, founder and former chairman of the Atlas Companies, was laid to rest on May 22 after passing ... [more]
Sales to rise in UK
UNITED KINGDOM Forklift sales are expected to rise in the UK, with vendors more optimistic about the economic outlook for the sector. The latest survey, carried out for BITA by Oxford ... [more]
JLG buys Power Towers
UNITED STATES JLG Industries has acquired Power Towers Ltd., a leading low-level access equipment manufacturer based in Leicester, UK. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. “This important acquisition ... [more]
Custom orders grow for Linde
GERMANY Custom orders made up almost a third of Linde’s production last year, reflecting the fastest growth segment in the business. The company reports a significant surge in its Customised ... [more]
US pauses to mark safety
UNITED STATES A number of manufacturers will be hosting activities to support National Forklift Safety Day in the United States next week. The annual reminder of the importance of safety for ... [more]
Movers and shakers
British Industrial Trucks Association, NACCO Materials Handling Group, Flow-Rite [more]
Linde trains Bloodhound crew - Bristol, United Kingdom
Silver award for Fortis - GREENVILLE, NC
Export award for AUSA - Manresa, Spain [more]
New branch for Fairchild Equipment
UNITED STATES Fairchild Equipment has celebrated the grand opening of its new southern division in Menomonee Falls, WI. The company hosted over a dozen of its vendors, held a brief commencement with ... [more]
AllCell, LG Chem develop new battery
UNITED STATES AllCell Technologies, a Chicago-based lithium-ion battery pack manufacturer, and LG Chem, a leading lithium-ion battery maker, have developed a high-performance, long-lasting Li-ion battery for materials handling applications. The battery ... [more]
Forklift trainer goes viral
SINGAPORE The online video has probably been seen by most people in the forklift industry. It shows an operator picking up a coin with his forks and dropping it in a ... [more]
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Cascade President and CEO Leaves Behind a Legacy
Cascade announces that effective June 15th, Robert Warren Jr. will be retiring from his position as President and CEO. Warren will continue to remain active in the company, serving as an ambassador and elected Chairman of the Board. [more]
Improving health & safety for fork lift truck drivers
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Launch of new website for BS Forklifts International BV
BS Forklifts launches a new website with a winning formula: a new fresh appearance, concise but powerful information and comprehensive access to their wide range of quality stock. [more]
Secure peace-of-mind with Keytroller's new wireless DVR camera: SMARTI
With SMARTI Mobile DVR wireless camera system you have nearly INSTANT video accountability of abusive events on each forklift. SMARTIE Wireless features integrated GPS, 3-Axis G-shock sensor, built-in mic, external video record button, accepts USB modules for wireless communications. [more]
Maximise safety with Rico Manufacturing's Explosion Proof rentals
Rico offers New Trucks, Rental and Certified-Used Explosion Proof equipment including sit down counterbalance, walk behind pallet truck and walk behind reach truck.
Why Hydrogen? Why Now? Hydrogen Addresses Fleet Operating Cost Concerns
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Network and learn from Africa's key Ports and Harbours influencers
Africa Ports and Harbours Show now enters its 11th successful year. What started as a small conference with a handful of exhibition stands now takes up 3500 square metres and attracts thousands of visitors.
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MaxTruck is looking for PARTNERS
Cascade President and CEO Leaves Behind a Legacy
Improving health & safety for fork lift truck drivers
Launch of new website for BS Forklifts International BV
Secure peace-of-mind with Keytroller's new wireless DVR camera: SMARTI
Maximise safety with Rico Manufacturing's Explosion Proof rentals
Why Hydrogen? Why Now? Hydrogen Addresses Fleet Operating Cost Concerns
Network and learn from Africa's key Ports and Harbours influencers
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In The Discussion Forums
"Us forklift technicians are normally the one's that go in & sort out the mess sales cause when the new truck turns up on site. The amount of times i've had to retrofit stuff on a customer site or even remove stuff from a brand new truck due to incorrect equipment spec thanks to the poxy salesperson.".
Forkingabout, United Kingdom
"Most of the larger dealerships in my area (outside Phila Pa) have this type of dispatching service. It's touted as " we offer the best service, you'll get the next available tech from any one of our many dealerships.".
bbforks, United States
"If your engine overheat you must first check the coolant and thermostaat.".
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Melbourne, Australia2nd July     [more]
2. National Fork Lift Truck Safety Month
Various, United Kingdom1st to 30th Safetember 2015     [more]
3. National Forklift Safety Conference - UK
Loughborough LE11 3TU, United Kingdom23rd September 2015     [more]
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