News Edition #983 - 16 July 2020

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Our Discussion Forums have become a go-to resource for people seeking technical advice, and each week, we see scores of issues solved by experts around the globe.
We would like to acknowledge those members who regularly chip in with solid, reliable tips and techniques. Their willingness to help is one of the pleasing aspects of this community.
We would, however, ask the people who post their problems to do two things, if they're not already doing so. Firstly, let everyone know when your issue is resolved - preferably indicating which solution worked best for you. This will not only help members facing similar problems in the future, but also stop people continuing to make suggestions after the machine is already fixed.
Secondly, and just as importantly, take a moment to acknowledge those who have assisted you. They get no real benefit, except perhaps the satisfaction of solving puzzles. You can help make their day by thanking them publicly.


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Goulburn show gets forklift grant  Goulburn, NSW, Australia

The Goulburn AP&H Society has received a $25,000 grant to buy a forklift. The money comes courtesy of the 2019 Community Building Partnership. "There isn't a more quintessential regional...

CEVA expands in Qld  Logan, Qld, Australia

CEVA Logistics has expanded its presence in Queensland by moving into Frasers Property Industrial's Berrinba Logistics Park. The new facility comprises a 20,514 sqm warehouse, 421 sqm office and...

Forkliftaction adds ‘likes’  Brisbane, Qld, Australia

As it enters its third decade, Forkliftaction has embraced a growing social media trend and added reader feedback in the form of 'likes'. Initially available on entries in the...

Synnex adds Melbourne DC  Oakleigh South, Vic, Australia

Synnex Australia has announced a $95 million investment to build a new head office and automated distribution centre in Melbourne. To be completed in 2023, the new facility in...
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E-commerce boosts KION performance  Frankfurt, Germany

The KION Group is claiming its diversified strategic positioning has paid off in the second quarter of 2020, as difficult market conditions persisted around the world. KION says its...

Eastern Lift Truck buys McCall  Maple Shade, NJ, United States

Eastern Lift Truck has finalised the purchase of McCall Handling, one of the oldest Hyster forklift dealerships in the United States. The acquisition means Eastern is the sole designated...

IFOY Award 2020 winners named  Munich, Germany

Undeterred by COVID-19 travel restrictions, organisers of the International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year Award (IFOY award) staged a Hollywood-style award ceremony to name the winners virtually...

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Clark adds Swiss distributor  Duisburg, Germany

Clark Europe has found a new sales partner for Switzerland in Rohrer-Marti, a leading Swiss distributor of machines and forklifts. The experienced materials handling vehicle specialist based in Zollikofen...

Hyster Europe has announced details of the new network of Hyster dealers in France, after the conclusion of the previous arrangement with importer Manuloc. Ten new dealers have been...

Scotland gets first Stage V loader  Linwood, United Kingdom

The Malcolm Group has taken delivery of 29 new JCB machines - including the first Stage V 457 wheeled loading shovel in Scotland. The Linwood-based logistics and construction services specialist...

Ballard welcomes EC hydrogen move  Brussels, Belgium

Fuel cell pioneer Ballard Power Systems has welcomed the European Commission's hydrogen strategy and launch of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance.

Dana unveils new forklift motor, axle  Maumee, OH, United States

Dana Incorporated has introduced new drive technologies for materials handling vehicles, including a low-voltage, high-efficiency motor for electric-powered applications, as well as a new series of modular, high-efficiency drive...
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Sean Connery was offered the role of Gandalf in the 'Lord Of The Rings' trilogy but turned it down as "he never understood the script". He missed approximately $420 million as his share in box office takings.

Found: Possibly the First Recorded Death-by-Meteorite

They don't often hit humans, but when they do, they hurt. The case of a man killed by a meteorite in 1888.


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20 years of memories – FLA reflects
Ann Hofmans
As we prepared for this special occasion, I thought it would be nice to share some memories with our readers and so I asked my colleagues to come up with their favourites.



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