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Much economic attention has been focused on Greece and China in recent weeks, so it is timely to look at the US. And things are looking up, with business confidence on the rise and investment in equipment continuing to grow.
The latest update from the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation tips investment to grow by 5% this year.
It notes that an anticipated Fed rate increase later this year could encourage households and businesses to ‘pull forward’ investments in the coming months.
While some sectors are tipped for significant growth, predictions for the materials handling equipment market are a bit less optimistic, with indications that investment growth could slow over the next three to six months.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Manitou selects NTP for Sydney Australasia News
Alexandra, NSW Manitou Australia has signed a long-term distribution agreement with NTP Forklifts Australia to handle the sales and service of Manitou rough-terrain materials handling products in Sydney and the Greater Sydney ... [more]
NZ mill reconfigures with PMH Australasia News
Melbourne, Vic The introduction of four key Sennebogen materials handling machines at one of the world’s largest pulp and paper facilities has helped boost efficiencies for services provider Pedersen Group. Pedersen ... [more]
Toyota adds to 8-series Australasia News
Moorebank, NSW Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has introduced the new 8FBRE Series of narrow-aisle battery-electric reach forklift trucks that provide safe, reliable and comfortable operation for a range of applications. ... [more]
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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Konecranes boosts profits
FINLAND Forklifts were a significant contributor to Konecranes’ improved performance in the second quarter, contributing to an operating profit of EUR25.7 million (USD 28.13 million), up from EUR21.6 million (USD23.65 million) ... [more]
Enter the heavy mob
UNITED KINGDOM Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Immingham has increased its fleet of reach stackers with the addition of a new Kalmar model DRG450-70S5X worth more than GBP330,000 (USD513,795). The machine ... [more]
National Lift Truck represents Hyundai
UNITED STATES Hyundai Forklift has appointed National Lift Truck Service, Inc. of Pompano Beach, Florida as its newest authorised dealer. National has four full-service locations in Florida in Pompano, Miami, West ... [more]
Komatsu opens facility
JAPAN Komatsu has opened a new technical centre to boost its R&D activities. The Oyama Technical Centre on the premises of the Oyama Plant, one of Komatsu’s main plants in ... [more]
Raymond offers NexSys
UNITED STATES Raymond has begun offering the EnerSys NexSys battery and charger system as an option for select orders of its walkie pallet and stacker trucks. “Many of our customers ... [more]
Vmax chooses US partner
UNITED STATES Hong Kong-based Vmax has joined forces with Atlanta Forklift Sales & Service to create Vmax Forklifts America. Atlanta Forklift was started in 2011 to provide service and maintenance in ... [more]
Numbers down at South American event
BRAZIL Despite a drop in attendance, organisers are talking up CeMAT South America which was held earlier this month in Brazil. The So Paulo event attracted 11,300 visitors - a ... [more]
Haulage firm adds Crayler BM
UNITED KINGDOM Huddersfield haulage firm Van European has attracted local media attention after taking delivery of its Palfinger Crayler BM truck. The Huddersfield Daily Examiner reports extensively on the “remote control ... [more]
Trucker gets Konecranes handler
UNITED KINGDOM Impact Handling has delivered its first Konecranes empty container handler to Leeds-based freight services specialist Northern Containers, supplying the new truck within 10 days of the specification being confirmed. ... [more]
New solution from TotalTrax
UNITED STATES TotalTrax, Inc. has launched a new monitoring platform which boasts “open architecture that evolves with changing needs”. Using a single hardware device, customers choose only the features they need ... [more]
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Safety First (Blog)
Danny Maron: Are the monkeys really running the zoo?
Danny Maron continues to battle the clock, with employers reluctant to invest sufficient time in training. [more]
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Weigh Point’s new lift truck attachment, the cross docking monitoring system (CDMS), indicates low balled waybill weights but gives the green light to properly, weighed freight, saving freight carriers valuable time and money. [more]
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Unit Load Handling delivers heavy duty retro-fit pipe hold-down clamps
Long loads of round stock on forklifts can be an unstable, potentially dangerous load. ULH’s robust pipe clamps can be incorporated, without welding or cutting, directly into the existing forklift fork carriage for a safe handling solution. [more]
Strong Forks with a 'gentle touch'
Robust MEYER pallet handles, in the glass logistics at SAINT-GOBAIN Oberland in Bad Wurzach, Germany, allow for the sensitive handling of one million pallets of fragile glass per year. [more]
Add functionality to your Forklift with CAM Attachments
TVH is the exclusive worldwide dealer of CAM, the Italian manufacturer of high quality, reliable, and ISO-certified lift truck attachments. CAM’s wide range of quality attachments will add functionality to your forklift and eliminate the hassle of making manual adjustments. [more]
Material Handling Lifts Fuel Cell Industry, Highlighted at Fuel Cell Seminar
The 2015 Fuel Cell Seminar is set for November 16-19 in Los Angeles, and will highlight some of the exciting advancements and deployments in the material handling industry.
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Unit Load Handling delivers heavy duty retro-fit pipe hold-down clamps
Strong Forks with a 'gentle touch'
Add functionality to your Forklift with CAM Attachments
Material Handling Lifts Fuel Cell Industry, Highlighted at Fuel Cell Seminar
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"It looks very much like this rumour could be true, I use to work for one of the companies taken over by Briggs and I had a feeling that the people on the front line had more idea of how to run the company than there management, engineers coming from all points on the compass and passing each other on a regular bases soon gave me that impression. But what do I know.".
NER045, United Kingdom
"I am in the understanding that you check the mast to full extent then lower to maintain stability then check side shift then tilt when you can see them.".
rodneyW, Australia
"Again only Cat's name is on the lift cat doesn't build it . As far as bells and whistle equals performance . I have seen the comparison test done against mitz, cat, Nissanand Toyota. The VX was faster and moving the product , cut loading time in half.".
forklifttech, United States
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