News Edition #1072 - 14 April 2022

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For some time, we have heard about skills shortages and labour challenges in materials handling. It's the topic of presentations at industry events, and the focus of blogs and association statements. But we don't see too much action to address the talent drought.
That's why it's good to read about a couple of initiatives this week: KION's graduate training program and a business network training scheme in the US state of Kentucky.
What's clear from both of these ventures is that we can't wait for governments to fix the problems. It's up to industry and private sector to sell materials handling as a career path - to attract the best candidates, provide industry-relevant training and develop workplace cultures to retain the cream of the crop.
Hats off to all those already doing this - and let's see more evidence that we're ensuring our own survival.


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Man dies in timber mill accident  Wondai, Qld, Australia

A 60-year-old Murgon man was killed in a workplace incident at Parkside Timber in Wondai last week. reports that emergency services were called to North Street on March...
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has pledged to invest $440 million in three logistics hubs in the Northern Territory. According to Australian Associated Press, Joyce says the hubs would...

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KION extends trainee program  Frankfurt, Germany

KION Group will once again be running its management trainee program for graduates with a master's degree in 2022. Following very positive experiences with its management trainees so far...

Manitou marks 50 years in UK  Dorset, United Kingdom

Manitou UK, based in the English town of Verwood, Dorset, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Manitou UK distributes products and services throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. The Manitou...

Hugg & Hall buys Southern Material Handling   Little Rock, AK, United States

Toyota dealer Hugg & Hall Equipment Company has formally acquired fellow Toyota dealer Southern Material Handling Compa ny.  Hugg & Hall is a leading industrial and construction equipment provider in Arkansas...

Trone seats for Linde Belgium  Zaltbommel, Netherlands

Dutch seat maker Trone has completed the installation of 35 Linde forklifts with its High Back E seats. Fitting of Trone seats in the new forklifts was undertaken on...

Record Moffett order in Germany  Schenefeld, Germany

Hiab has received a record order for electric Moffett forklifts in Germany.  The Behrens Gruppe, a dealer and logistics company for wood and building materials, has ordered all-electric Moffett...

TGN chooses Navis N4  Mejillones Bay, Chile

Terminal Graneles del Norte (TGN) will implement the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) at its greenfield site, which is slated to become operational by late 2023. The selection...
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Toyota adds walkie pallet jacks  Columbus, IN, United States

Toyota Material Handling has launched two AC-powered walkie pallet jacks under the Tora-Max brand. These new models add to Toyota’s line-up of electric products and are designed for customers...

Free training in Kentucky  Louisville, KY, United States

The Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center is offering a free certified forklift technician course starting on April 25. The agency is pitching the training as an entree into “a career...
Can’t get enough forklift action at work? A newly released game allows you to brush up on your skills from the comfort of home. Setapp and Gamedust have just...
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Japan-based company Showa Denko Materials, manufacturer of renowned forklift battery LIFTTOP, is looking for Global Partners for expansion. Be a part of our inherited unique technologies and intellectual properties, cultivated in more than 100 years of history!
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Carer Electric Forklifts has been manufacturing only electric, high lift capacity forklifts since 1976. Carer's innovative range can help companies operating high-capacity LP or diesel forklifts in almost any industry to save an enormous amount of money, while eliminating harmful exposure to carbon emissions.
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VIA Technologies, Inc is looking for distributors and dealers for the VIA Mobile360 Forklift Safety System. 
Heli brings a VR booth to the 131st Canton Fair, showcasing almost a full range of forklifts and best-selling products.

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Globally leading forklift and warehousing solutions provider Yale® is introducing to Australasia and the Asia-Pacific its new UX Series GDP lift trucks.
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