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If there's one concern we hear about often, it is the skills shortage in materials handling. Manufacturers in many countries complain about the difficulty in attracting and retaining talent.
So it's refreshing to read this week's announcements from STILL in Germany and KION in North America.
STILL recently welcomed more than 50 new trainees as part of its in-house training program which will lead to qualifications this year for 205 trainees in a variety of skilled technical and commercial professions.
Meanwhile, KION participated in a regional apprenticeship drive and shared the achievements of three recent school-leavers who have completed their first month as apprentices at its Summerville plant.
These companies are not waiting for skills to fall into their laps - they are actively recruiting and training, and ensuring their own futures.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Adaptalift lands Combilift CSS loading system Australasia News
Springvale, Vic Adaptalift Group has launched Combilift’s new innovative container slip-sheet (CSS) loading system on the Australian market. The new CSS loading system has been designed and engineered for the ...
Arrow Transport buys Sydney Sideloaders Australasia News
Melbourne, Vic Arrow Transport and Logistics has acquired Sydney Sideloaders, a top 10 container transport operator at the Port of Sydney. Part of Arrow’s ongoing strategy to grow its business, this ...
Aurizon profits drop Australasia News
Brisbane, Qld Rail freight operator Aurizon will undertake a share buyback of up to $300 million, despite a 13% profit fall to $473 million. Profits fell due to caps on charges ...
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Jungheinrich revenue and orders rise
GERMANY Despite an increasingly challenging market, Jungheinrich has reported increases in revenue and incoming orders over the first six months of the year. The main driver of this positive performance was ...
JT Energy Systems expands capacity
GERMANY JT Energy Systems, the joint venture formed in February by Jungheinrich and Triathlon Holding, has acquired the former Solarworld plant in Freiberg near Dresden. The acquisition will enable ...
STILL welcomes future talent
GERMANY STILL has welcomed more than 50 new trainees from its German locations at a  Welcome Day at which they were given some insight into their future professional fields and ...
KION supports apprenticeship drive
UNITED STATES Representatives from KION North America recently participated in the Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeship Signing Day. Students gathered at Trident Technical College to sign their employment letters to become apprentices with ...
Sany boosts sales in Europe
UNITED KINGDOM Sany Europe has secured several orders for container handling equipment in the first half of 2019, with a total of 15 reachstackers and empty container handlers booked for UK customers ...
Green Cubes powers new DC
UNITED STATES Lithium-ion battery supplier Green Cubes Technology has fitted its solutions in an entire fleet for a large-scale distribution centre.   The order from a major agricultural retailer involved ...
Crown expands online store - New Bremen, OH, United States
Slate River aligns with Honeywell Intelligrated - Southlake, TX, United States
Hiab extends warranties - Helsinki, Finland
Bobcat dealer supporting Vets
UNITED STATES Bobcat and JLG dealer Leppo Rents has unveiled a custom-wrapped track loader to support Mission 22, an organisation that provides psychological services to veterans. The loader will be added to ...
Egypt plans logistics facilities
EGYPT The Egyptian Transport Ministry has completed a comprehensive plan to establish seven dry ports and logistics areas to serve residential, industrial, and commercial centres and maintain the road network by ...
Forklift used in rampage
GERMANY German police are attributing a EUR70,000 forklift rampage to “a failed love affair”. A 20-year-old man caused havoc with a forklift ride in the town of Waldachtal in the ...
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Doosan Industrial Vehicle America Corporation celebrated Doosan Material Handling Solutions SoCal's Grand Opening
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"There are a number of issues. 1) Drilling holes is not allowed as that generates stress raising effects. 2) Fork ratings are based on the load centre being 500 mm from the fork face [600 mm in Australia]. 3) Lifting at tips even without a hole can cause forks to bend/ fail. Best thing is to buy a lifting frame or jig and have the forklift with that frame or jig rated.".
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