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One of North America's largest materials handling exhibitions, MODEX 2016, kicks off in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, and it looks set for healthy attendance levels.
Over 800 exhibitors are preparing the final touches, and visitors from around the globe are winging their way there - among them, Forkliftaction's Yvette O'Connor.
There will, of course, be plenty of product to see, but organisers stress that there will also be lots of learning opportunities at the MODEX Supply Chain Conference which brings together leading experts from the industry to discuss manufacturing and supply chain trends, technologies and innovations.
We will report on the event next week.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Yusen acquires Hitech Australasia News
Wetherill Park, NSW Yusen Logistics Australia has announced the acquisition of the Hitech Asia Pacific businesses from the Hi-tech Express Group, a logistics provider based in Australia. Hitech specialises in domestic logistics, ... [more]
Strong interest in freight hub Australasia News
South Waikato Interest is already building around South Waikato's freight hub, according to logistics company RJ Lincoln. According to a report in Business Day, the first phase of the 13,200 sqm ... [more]
More skills needed for growth Australasia News
Melbourne, Vic The Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council is warning that the industry needs to attract around 30,000 people a year. The TLISC has predicted that the industry will grow ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Zoomlion ups offer, Konecranes pushes for merger
Konecranes is still pushing for a merger with Terex, despite Terex having received an increased offer from China’s Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co to buy the American-based lifting ... [more]
Crown expands in Malaysia
MALAYSIA Crown Equipment has announced its relocation to larger and more strategically placed premises in Malaysia’s busiest and most advantageously located seaport area. The relocation positions Crown to enhance and expand ... [more]
Haulotte opens US HQ
UNITED STATES Haulotte North America last week celebrated the opening of its North American headquarters. Virginia Beach mayor William D. Sessoms joined the leaders of Haulotte Group from France along ... [more]
Briggs wins GBP500,000 Unistrut order
UNITED KINGDOM Materials handling specialist Briggs Equipment has won a new GBP500,000 (USD719,00) contract with Unistrut. Part of Atkore International, Unistrut is a market-leading manufacturer and distributor of channel and prefabricated ... [more]
Hewden buys Genie telehandlers
UNITED KINGDOM UK crane, access and telehandler rental company Hewden has taken delivery of 30 new Genie GTH-2506 compact telehandlers. The 2.5 T/6 m telehandlers are equipped with the latest Trackunit ... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Illinois Material Handling, Seizmic, Bluff Manufacturing [more]
Vmax adds attachments
UNITED STATES Vmax Forklifts America has extended its range after reaching an agreement with China’s Chi Power forklift attachment company. According to Vmax director of operations Cameron Brown, Vmax Forklifts America ... [more]
OSHA issues scissor lift warnings
UNITED STATES The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has responded to a number of recent scissor lift accidents by issuing a hazard alert. OSHA points out that over a one-year ... [more]
Yale adds E-steering to range
UNITED KINGDOM Yale Europe Materials Handling has introduced E-steering as standard to its ERP 15-20VT series three-wheel electric counterbalance forklift trucks, claiming a 10% energy performance improvement. Now a standard ... [more]
MSE-Forks rebrands as Meijer
NETHERLANDS Dutch manufacturer MSE-Forks has rebranded as Meijer Handling Solutions. According to a company statement, the new name represents “much more of what we do”. “Craftsmanship, common ... [more]
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Reel Rotator for large reels from Interthor - see it at Modex
Interthor (Modex booth #3977) will launch their Reel Rotator for large reels to the North American market during Modex 2016 in Atlanta.
Curtiss-Wright launches EN ISO 13849 compliant motor controller
Curtiss-Wright’s Industrial division (Hall 26, Stand C14 - CeMAT Hannover 2016) has introduced a new EN ISO 13849 compliant version of the C3 motor controller to its established and cost-effective range of AC motor controllers. [more]
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As of July, the verified weight of sea containers must be made known to the shipping company before loading them onto a ship. [more]
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MaxTruck is looking for PARTNERS
CeMAT coming soon! Don't sit alone at your stand
A Different Breed of Manufacturer
Reel Rotator for large reels from Interthor - see it at Modex
Curtiss-Wright launches EN ISO 13849 compliant motor controller
RAVAS iForks and App provide SOLAS container weights
Greater versatility for enhanced productivity in warehousing and distribution
Maximise exclusion zone compliance around your vehicles
Hoist Liftruck Opens New Factory in Indiana
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