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|Canada doesn't get too much coverage in Forkliftaction News, but it looks like there's lots happening there all of a sudden.
This week's newsletter includes a couple of dealer/distributor appointments: MasonLift being named as a Kalmar forklift and container handling equipment distributor for British Columbia and Deval Chariots Elevateurs being appointed an authorised distributor of CLARK products in Montreal.
However, on a sadder note, we report the impending closure of family-owned materials handling business Attica Equipment at the end of November.
Meanwhile, Provincial Lift Truck Inc. has taken delivery of North America's largest-capacity rough-terrain telehandler at its location in Kitchener, Ontario.
So, this week at least, it looks like Canada can do!
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Wodonga abattoir fined for accident Australasia News|
Wodonga Rendering has been fined and ordered to pay costs of more than $90,000 after a forklift tipped over, trapping two workers.
According to The Border News, this was ... [more]
|Civmec orders Combilift straddle carrier Australasia News|
Acacia Ridge, Qld Combilift has signed a $1 million contract with construction and engineering company Civmec for a Combilift SC straddle carrier with a lift capacity of 90 T.
The carrier will ... [more]
|Funding approved to keep trucks off roads Australasia News|
Canberra, ACT The Australian and Victorian governments are investing $4 million in a project to take trucks and heavy vehicles off local roads in central Rutherglen in Victoria's north east.
Federal Minister ... [more]
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|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|KION downgrades outlook despite rises|
GERMANY The KION Group’s latest financial reporting shows the German giant remained on course for profitable growth in the third quarter of 2017 despite headwinds.
Following last year's acquisition ... [more]
|Record revenues for PALFINGER|
AUSTRIA Lifting solutions provider PALFINGER continued to post strong growth in the first three quarters of 2017, thanks mostly to solid performance in Europe, Russia and China.
Group revenues ... [more]
|Watts Equipment celebrates 50th anniversary|
UNITED STATES Toyota and Crown dealer Watts Equipment Co. is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Watts traces its beginnings to 1948, when founder Virgil Watts left the Marines with a vision and ... [more]
|Attica Equipment closes|
CANADA Family-owned materials handling business Attica Equipment will be closing permanently at the end of November.
A statement to customers notes that “Attica has been a leader in the materials ... [more]
|Clark confirms Quebec distributor|
UNITED STATES CLARK Material Handling Company has appointed Deval Chariots Élévateurs as an authorised distributor of CLARK products in the Montreal, Quebec market.
Deval Chariots Élévateurs is a family ... [more]
|Kalmar boosts American dealer network|
UNITED STATES Kalmar USA has recently established a new dealer in Los Angeles and expanded three existing dealers to represent Kalmar forklift and container handling equipment in key markets across North America. ... [more]
|Egemin and NDC brands dumped|
UNITED STATES Dematic, a global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services, will drop the Egemin Automation and NDC Automation brands in the next step of their integration and consolidation. ... [more]
|Agro Merchants chooses Toyota|
SWEDEN Toyota Material Handling has been selected as the preferred supplier for all European sites of Agro Merchants Group. An entire fleet of reach trucks, powered pallet trucks and counterbalance forklift ... [more]
|Provincial brings giant telehandler to Canada|
CANADA Provincial Lift Truck Inc. has taken delivery of North America’s largest-capacity rough-terrain telehandler at its location in Kitchener, Ontario.
The telehandler is the first of its kind in ... [more]
|RTITB calls for more pre-use inspections|
UNITED KINGDOM Workplace transport training accrediting body RTITB has warned that safety is at risk in many forklift operations due to inadequate pre-use inspections.
“Every forklift truck operation should begin ... [more]
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22nd February: Power Solutions - an update
31st May: Fleet and Stock Management
27th September: Forklift Manufacturing in Europe
15th November: Automated Guided Vehicles
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|Safety First (Blog)|
|Nick Welch: Top tips for safe forklift mounting and dismounting |
Many musculoskeletal and other injuries occur when operators are getting on and off forklift trucks. Although mounting and dismounting techniques may vary, depending on the particular truck, the following steps should be considered to reduce the risk of incident or injury, according to Nick Welch.
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