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|This week, our thoughts go out to the people of Houston and surrounds, devastated by Hurricane Harvey.
As an armada of volunteers takes to the flooded streets to help the people affected by the disaster, the materials handling community is also throwing its weight behind the efforts.
We report on one initiative in this newsletter: the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) which has rallied to muster support for victims of last week's flooding in Texas.
No doubt, in coming weeks, we'll hear about contributions by individual companies, if past experience is any indicator. When disaster has struck previously, we have seen manufacturers, distributors and dealers give generously, providing equipment, expertise and donations to help victims.
If you can help, please support one of the established programs to make sure your contribution counts.
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|DP World Australia stocks up with Kalmar Australasia News|
Sydney, NSW DP World Logistics Australia has ordered 38 new materials handling machines from Kalmar.
The order includes seven Kalmar reachstackers, and 11 loaded and 20 empty container handlers. Most of ... [more]
|Loadex Hire puts Huski to work Australasia News|
Perth, WA A progressive earthmoving equipment hire company has commissioned its first Toyota Huski skid steer loader to suit one of its long-standing clients.
Loadex Hire's 650 kg operating load Toyota ... [more]
|HVIA calls for nominations Australasia News|
Nominations for the positions of director and office bearers of Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) close next Friday, 8 September.
Board president Peter Langworthy says HVIA is seeking additional ... [more]
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Industry supports Hurricane Harvey relief|
UNITED STATES The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN), of which MHI is a founding member, has rallied to muster support for victims of last week’s flooding in Texas.
Hurricane Harvey devastated ... [more]
|KION deploys at Volvo’s US facility|
UNITED STATES Volvo Car US Operations has taken delivery of its first forklift from KION North America.
In January, KION North America announced an agreement with the global automotive manufacturer to ... [more]
|UniCarriers cited for automation approach|
UNITED STATES Marengo-based UniCarriers Americas has been cited for “bucking the trend that equates automation with job loss”.
Chicago Business reports that although UniCarriers has automated more and more production in ... [more]
|LA County fined $11M for injured pedestrian|
UNITED STATES A California state court jury has fined the County of Los Angeles USD10.8 million in a lawsuit filed by a man who suffered severe injuries when a county employee ran ... [more]
|Movers & shakers|
Toyota Material Handling US [more]
|McKinstry expands JCB fleet |
UNITED KINGDOM Northern Ireland’s leading waste management company, McKinstry Skip Hire, continues to add JCB equipment to its fleet.
Sourcing a large fleet of materials handling machines from a single supplier ... [more]
|Grove and National Crane debuts at ICUEE 2017|
UNITED STATES Manitowoc Cranes will display three of its strongest offerings to the utilities market at the upcoming International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition 2017 (ICUEE).
The manufacturer has confirmed that ... [more]
|Hiab expands continuous slewing for loader cranes|
FINLAND Hiab is introducing continuous slewing on its mid-range cranes. Continuous slewing has previously been available for only the biggest HIAB cranes.
"Continuous slewing offers the operator the best possible ... [more]
|Falcon Spider for Suzhou Mall|
CHINA TCA LIFT has sold and recently handed over a Falcon Spider FS520C to Suzhou Mall in China.
The Falcon Spider lift with 52 m working height is able to ... [more]
|LA Port steps up security after crane death|
UNITED STATES Port of Los Angeles officials have introduced new security measures after last week's breach in which a man being chased by police in a stolen SUV was able to drive ... [more]
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|Cascade to Debut New Solutions at 2017 PPI Transport Symposium|
Cascade will bring new and exciting solutions for the pulp and paper industry at the PPI Transport Symposium this September. [more]
|EP Equipment - fastest growing company in the forklift industry|
EP Equipment has been constantly growing in double digits over the past years [more]
|Load Lifter Manufacturing Ltd., Ontario, Canada|
Load Lifter Manufacturing Ltd. is based out of Stouffville, ON, Canada and we have been producing Rough Terrain Forklifts since 1976. We have a diverse product range and we invite you to share our passion and experience with what we have to offer. [more]
|Lithium powered pallets jacks from Lencrow Australia Australasia News|
Now available Electric lift and drive 1000kg power pallet Jack that weighs only 150Kgs [more]
|New Hybrid Pallet Truck ET15MH released by MICROLIFT|
ET15MH Hybrid Pallet Truck designed and innovated by Zhejiang Microlift Electric Technology Co.,Ltd, is destined to be a shining star among material handling equipment. [more]
|Innovative Solutions for Material Handling|
RICO’s next generation of Explosion Proof lift trucks, AC-60 Phoenix Series, sets a new standard. [more]
|How to reduce forklift accidents onsite|
Forklift accidents occur all the time but they’re preventable and avoidable. Find out how you can reduce the risk of a forklift accident. [more]
|FMX’s Asian Energy|
FMX has an unsurpassed range of features for both IC and electric machines, such as Excess Idle Cut Out, Starter and Engine Protection, Transmission Protection, Low Battery Cut Out, Online Driver Checklist Display and much more. [more]
|Safetember raises awareness of forklift dangers|
On the eve of Safetember, the Fork Lift Truck Association's annual Safetember campaign, its chief executive explains why it’s possibly the 30 most important days of the year for our industry and discusses how you can show your support. [more]
|Preliminary Programs Announced!!|
The Electric & Hybrid & Autonomous Industrial Vehicle Technology 2017 Symposiums are the perfect opportunity to meet over 300 industry professionals [more]
|2017 California Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Summit|
The 5th annual California Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Summit, plus Fuel Cell Electric Bus Workshop and Microgrid Tour will take place September 25-27 in Sacramento, CA, at the EPA Headquarters. Don't miss this signature event for the hydrogen community. [more]
|Leading intralogistics and warehousing suppliers offer turnkey end-to-end solutions for regional market|
Materials Handling Middle East exhibition has a clear message; their end-to-end solutions are key for clients to stay profitable [more]
|Be Part of the Big Power Debate|
The Battery Show Conference returns to Novi, MI, September 12-14, 2017. Featuring leading OEMs and Tier 1s confirmed, including Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Johnson Controls and Toyota. Also new for 2017: Pre-Conference Workshops. [more]