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    Clearpath, the developer of OTTO - a self-driving vehicle designed exclusively for material transport - has been selected to automate just-in-time parts delivery in a GE Healthcare repair facility being expanded near Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
     
    “The OTTO fleet will optimize GE Healthcare’s just-in-time manufacturing process to help enable repair cells operate at full capacity,” said Matt Rendall, chief executive officer at Clearpath Robotics.
     
    This GE Healthcare facility is a Repair Operations Center (ROC) that repairs medical equipment, tests functionality, recycles retired equipment, manages warranty service programs, and ships qualified high quality parts to field services to maintain a high level of customer fulfillment at locations in the United States and around the world. The fleet of OTTO self-driving vehicles will be used to load and deliver parts to work cells for repair. Once restored, OTTO will dispatch materials to shipping for return to customers.
     
    “Clearpath’s OTTO self-driving vehicle and intelligent technology will help us serve our customers with speed, flexibility and accuracy, and gives us the ability to scale our operations going forward,” said Patricio Espinosa, director of Repair Operations for the Americas at GE Healthcare.
     
    OTTO enables customers to improve throughput, reduce costs, and to stay flexible with the changing needs of their material flow process. The solution provides infrastructure free navigation, obstacle avoidance, human-safe collaboration, and a payload capacity of 3000 lbs.  Customers using OTTO self-driving vehicles typically experience a return on investment in 18-24 months.  For more information about OTTO, visit www.ottomotors.com.
     
    About Clearpath
    Clearpath provides leading-edge self-driving products and services to over 500 of the world’s most innovative brands. Proprietary hardware, software, and services are delivered through the company’s industrial and research divisions: Clearpath Robotics and OTTO Motors. Visit www.clearpath.ai for more information.
     
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    Media Contact:
    Meghan Hennessey
    Marketing Communications
    519-513-2416 x833
    press@clearpath.ai
    www.clearpath.ai
    www.ottomotors.com
     

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    A company that expands its product range in the electronics sector often faces complex challenges. Cost efficiency and speed count more than ever, and choosing the right logistics strategy often crowns the success. Electrical wholesaler Fega & Schmitt has been using Kardex Remstar dynamic storage systems in its central warehouse in Heilsbronn for the past year. Items order once a month are stored in two Shuttle XP Vertical Lift Modules (VLMs) 30 meters high, saving space and enabling fast access to an extensive range of products.
     
    With its wide range of electrical products for the installation sector – consisting of 40,000 items in stock and available within 24 hours – as well as cable and testing equipment for light installation or data and network technology, Fega & Schmitt, based in Ansbach, also sees itself as a partner to the transformation of the energy system. From its central warehouse near Nuremberg, the wholesaler can deliver goods to electricians, solar power specialists and building sites in its core region, which stretches from central to southern Germany, within 24 hours. One of its special services involves the production of individual wire gauges for all cable types and lengths together with the required insulation.
     
    “People who compare small items in the electrical wholesale business often go for the lower-priced product,” explains Bernd Eberlein, head of logistics at Fega & Schmitt in Heilsbronn. The logistics specialist has been responsible for planning, picking, shipping and distribution at one of Germany’s leading electrical wholesalers for more than ten years now.
     
    “There were plans to expand our range of small parts in 2014, but we had limited space available. Accordingly, we had to come up with something and the only way was up,” says Eberlein. Two 30 meter high Shuttle XP 500 VLMs from Kardex Remstar have been supporting intralogistics processes in Heilsbronn. The idea was to use a space saving storage concept to expand the product range within the limited space available. Up to 3,000 different items can be stored in each VLM. The company is already looking to the future with its expansion: There are plans for another six VLMs.
     
    More than 16,000 order lines are processed in Heilsbronn every day. The journey around the central warehouse begins when the customer’s order is received. The order is scanned and forwarded via modern conveyor technology to the various storage areas, where the orders are then picked.
     
    Picking carts are used to link the Shuttle XP with the other sections of the central warehouse. With very little effort, operators are in a position to prepare batch orders for shipping. Frive orders make up a batch and they can be processed simultaneously at one packing station. 500 orders are processed out of both Shuttle XPs daily.
     
    Power Pick Global inventory management software is linked to the ERP systems and prioritizes the order sequence. With the software-assisted logistics strategy, it is now possible to classify the items precisely from A to Z and slot items accordingly. “Employee’s actions at the Shuttle XP can be traced within the software, providing the kind of access protection that isn’t available with open static shelving. In addition, the small parts are better protected from dust and dirt when stored in the Shuttle XPs,” says Eberlein.
     
    Increasing worker productivity by eliminating the need to walk long distances to pick orders has improved order cut off times. Orders can be placed until 7pm and still be available for next day delivery within the core region. Since the dynamic storage systems from Kardex Remstar have been implemented, it has already been possible to add another 3,000 items to the product range. There are plans to expand the product portfolio up to 6,000 items. The addition of six more Shuttle XP VLMs over the coming years will gradually enhance the successful logistics strategy in this area of the Fega & Schmitt facility.
     
    Kardex Remstar, LLC, a company of the Kardex Group is a leading provider of automated storage and retrieval systems for manufacturing, distribution, warehousing, offices and institutions. For information about our dynamic storage solutions, call 800-639-5805 or visit www.kardexremstar.com.
     
    To download the high resolution image from this press release, please click here.
     
     
    Kardex Remstar Media Contact:
    Chelsea Tarr, Marketing Communications Coordinator, 207-591-3172
    chelsea.tarr@kardex.com
     
    For more articles and high resolution photos please go to http://MediaCenter.kardexremstar.com
     
    Kardex Remstar, LLC
    41 Eisenhower Drive • Westbrook, ME 04092 • Tel 800-639-5805 • Fax 207-854-1610 • www.kardexremstar.com
    A Member of the Kardex Group 
     

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    Hannibal Industries, Inc. released a video covering the implementation of its Pushback Rack System in M.G. Produce’s warehouse located in Vernon, Calif. Baltin Rack, a distributor of Hannibal Industries’ products, worked closely alongside Andrew Kirby, the inventor of Hannibal’s patented TubeRack, to provide a unique solution to M.G. Produce’s warehousing needs. To view the video, go to: youtu.be/DdwIP5EY0dk.
     
    “Our new video on this case study serves to clearly explain and demonstrate the competitive benefits Hannibal Industries’ Pushback Rack System brings to a warehouse,” said Steve Rogers, executive vice president at Hannibal Industries. “We are proud of the results we were able to deliver for M.G. Produce working alongside our partners at Baltin Rack, and we look forward to working more with them on design projects in the future.”
     
    M.G. Produce of Vernon, Calif. has grown to become the largest domestic and international supplier of Asian fruits and vegetables for North America. To keep up with its rapid growth, the company moved into a 70,000-square-foot, custom-built state-of-the-art warehouse designed by Baltin Rack.
     
    “Pushback Rack is very easy to use, and it has saved us a great deal of space,” comments Sueng-min Yoon, founder of M.G. Produce.  “It increased our warehouse space by 30 percent while reducing our labor costs by 20 percent – and that is quite an accomplishment!”
    The core element of the warehouse design is Hannibal’s unique Pushback Systems that are manufactured using heavy-duty structural tube support rails along with encapsulated flanged wheeled carts.  The benefits to M.G. Produce include:
    •    The tubular rails offer an economic strength to weight ratio, up to 3,000 pounds capacity.
    •    Produced in Hannibal’s nearby Los Angeles factory, the structural steel construction ensures long life in tough warehouse environments.
    •    The unique 2-6 deep design provides trouble-free operation and extensive built-in safety features.
    •    The flanged wheel design with tube rails prevents debris from being caught in the system, ensuring continuous smooth rolling action and cleaner environment – ideal for fruits and vegetable storage.
    •    Pushback Systems have a lower profile than other cart type systems, allowing extra life clearance and the possibility of an extra level of storage.   They also feature a high-quality powder coat finish.
     
    Hannibal Industries is a pallet rack manufacturer providing material handling solutions to the food and beverage, home improvement, warehouse distribution, manufacturing, cold storage distribution, retail, archive storage, automotive and Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PL). The company works closely with system integrators, consultants and its distributors to offer innovative solutions.
     
    Additional information on Hannibal Industries is available at http://www.hannibalrack.com, on Twitter @HannibalRack, on the Hannibal Rack YouTube channel and on LinkedIn.  
     
    About Hannibal Industries, Inc.
    Hannibal Industries, Inc., headquartered in the Los Angeles metro area, is a pallet rack and steel tube manufacturer with a diverse product line that enables the company to provide material handling products to some of the largest operations in the world.  This employee-owned company is the largest U.S. manufacturer of steel pallet rack west of the Mississippi River.
     
    The company’s industry leading product offering includes TubeRack, Metalsistem, Structural Pallet Rack, Roll-Formed Selective Pallet Rack, Hybrid Systems, Cantilever Systems, Pushback Systems, Pallet Flow Systems, Case Flow Systems and Drive-In Systems. Engineering and design services offered by the company include: system design; seismic engineering; permit administration; in-house installation and custom fabrication.  A true innovator, Hannibal Industries was awarded patents for its pallet rack system adjustable safety restraint and TubeRack.  For additional information, visit www.hannibalrack.com.
     
    For more information, contact:
    Hannibal Industries Media Relations/      
    Master Plan Communications, Inc.
    Ashton Maxfield
    949.289.6493
    ashton@masterplanpr.com
    or
    Deborah Cser
    714.310.9651
    deborah@masterplanpr.com
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    For the first time, ProMat will have exhibits in both the South and North Hall of McCormick Place. 
     
    The ProMat show floor in the South Hall will be divided into solution-specific centers: Equipment and components for manufacturing/assembly logistics solutions, fulfillment and delivery solutions, and information technology (IT) solutions. Two new Solution Centers will be introduced at ProMat 2017, autonomous vehicle solutions and sustainable facility solutions. These two Solution Centers will be located in the North Hall of McCormick Place.
     
    "Supply chain sustainability is a top priority for leading firms and this is the area of the show floor where attendees can come to find solutions to reduce the energy consumption and carbon footprint of their operations," said Tom Carbott, MHI Senior Vice President of Exhibitions. These solutions include alternative and renewable energy and fuel systems, recyclable packaging and shipping materials, energy efficient lighting, high volume/low speed (HVLS) fans, energy efficient equipment and sensors, daylighting technologies, sustainable facility planning, and power regeneration technologies.
     
    While autonomous vehicle and drone technology is still emerging, 59% of survey respondents in the recent 2016 MHI Annual Industry Report said that they are having at least some impact on supply chains, and 37% said it has the potential to provide competitive advantage or disrupt the industry. Adoption rates for autonomous vehicle and drone technologies are expected to grow to 50% over the next six to 10 years.
     
    "Driverless (or autonomous) vehicles are technologies that are disrupting traditional supply chains," added Carbott. "In this center, attendees can see, touch and operate these solutions including automated storage and retrieval systems, automatic guided vehicle systems, driverless trucks, delivery drones and automated crane technologies." These two new Solutions Centers will also include a theater on the show floor which will hold educational sessions specific to these solutions.
     
    Over 850 exhibitors will showcase their solutions on ProMat’s two show floors totaling over 350,000 square feet of manufacturing and supply chain solutions. ProMat exhibits will represent all segments of the material handling and logistics industry, from traditional, manual equipment to computerized, automated systems. ProMat 2017 will also feature a comprehensive educational conference including keynotes and show floor educational seminars led by industry experts and leading authorities. 
     
    ProMat is the largest international material handling, logistics and supply chain show and conference held in North America. The event will be held April 3-6, 2017 at Chicago's McCormick Place. 
     
    For more information on exhibiting or attending ProMat, visit ProMatShow.com.
     
    About MHI
    MHI is an international trade association that has represented the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry since 1945. MHI members include material handling and logistics equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers and third-party logistics providers. MHI offers education, networking and solution sourcing for their members, their customers and the industry as a whole through programming and events. The association sponsors the ProMat and MODEX expos to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate manufacturing and supply chain professionals.
     
    Contact: For more information on MHI activities and programming contact Carol Miller at 704-676-1190.

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    Clearpath, provider of self-driving vehicle technology and services, was named a Silver Winner for their OTTO 1500 self-driving vehicle by the prestigious Edison Awards. The award program celebrates 29 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services. The announcement was made at an annual award gala on April 21st at The Capitale in New York City.
     
    “The OTTO self-driving vehicles leverage new technologies to enable factory operators with a more cost-effective, safe, and efficient method of moving materials in their facilities. We’re thrilled to be named a winner and to see that the Edison Awards recognizes the potential of our OTTO solution,” said Simon Drexler, Director of Industrial Solutions at Clearpath.
     
    The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards™ was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.  
    “Our judges recognized the OTTO 1500 self-driving vehicle as a true innovation out of the many products in its category,” said Frank Bonafilia, Executive Director of the Edison Awards.
     
    Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world. 
     
    About Clearpath
    Clearpath provides leading-edge self-driving products and services to over 500 of the world’s most innovative brands. Proprietary hardware, software, and services are delivered through the company’s industrial and research divisions: Clearpath Robotics and OTTO Motors. Visit www.clearpath.ai for more information.
     
    About the Edison Awards™
    The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.
     
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    Media Contact:
    Meghan Hennessey
    Marketing Communications
    519-513-2416 x833
    press@clearpath.ai
    www.clearpath.ai  
     

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    AMETEK Prestolite Power, a leader in industrial battery charging and fleet management solutions, presented its top dealer partners with awards on Friday, April 22, 2016, during its Annual Dealer Meeting held at the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami, Fla. The dealers included East Penn Canada, Johnson Battery Company, Electric Battery, Carolina Industrial Products and Energy Products, which were recognized for their top sales.
     
    "AMETEK Prestolite Power values the expertise, passion and commitment to best practices that our dealer partners provide throughout North America," commented Jim Lichtenberg, Business Manager for Prestolite Power. 
     
    "This year marks 100 years since Prestolite Power industrial battery chargers first set the global industry standard, and it is evident, now more so than ever, that the longevity and success Prestolite Power has had is made possible by the solid relationships we have with customers and dealers. We are pleased to be able to honor those outstanding individuals."
     
    Recognizing the top dealers was only one part of the AMETEK Prestolite Power 2016 Dealer Meeting.  Event highlights also included product updates, future plans and valuable dealer network feedback.  
     
    "AMETEK Prestolite Power is very proud of the quality of our dealer network, which continues to deliver leading edge solutions to this very competitive market," noted Jeff Harrison, Director of Marketing and Sales for AMETEK Prestolite Power.
     
    About AMETEK Prestolite Power
    AMETEK Prestolite Power offers the industry’s broadest range of industrial motive power chargers and is the only industrial battery charger provider able to custom tailor a system that combines the full range of conventional, opportunity and rapid charging solutions.  It is a unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices. For more information, visit: www.prestolitepower.com.
     
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    Media Contacts:
    Manda Manning
    Manda@masterplanpr.com
    (850) 549-5652
    or
    Ashton Maxfield
    Ashton@masterplanpr.com
    (949) 289-6493
     
     

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    Intelligrated® (www.intelligrated.com), a leading North American-based automated material handling solutions provider, announces the fourth installment of its On the Move educational webinar series. The new episode, “Shuttles: The new face of the DC workforce,” is scheduled for Thursday, May 19 at 2 p.m. EST.
     
    Presented by Chris Lingamfelter, vice president, integrated system sales and strategy, the webinar highlights the advanced shuttle systems and robotic picking technologies designed to help distribution centers optimize outbound flow and reduce labor requirements to meet rising consumer expectations. Attendees can learn how to evaluate the viability of a shuttle and robotic system in their operation, how to integrate these systems into order fulfillment and inventory management applications, and how to maximize their AS/RS storage investments. The webinar will also cover the evolution of item picking, from conventional operator-to-goods to new goods-to-robot methodologies.
     
     
    “As distribution operations continue their search to improve operational efficiency, shuttle systems offer a solution to reduce storage and labor costs while increasing throughput,” says Lingamfelter. “This webinar arms operators with the information to evaluate the viability of a highly automated solution, and the integration and operational advice to leverage the technology to maximum effect.”
     
    Intelligrated’s On The Move webinars are a multi-part educational series covering new technologies and the latest trends in the material handling industry. Each webinar offers attendees access to ideas and insights from Intelligrated experts and guest speakers, followed by an interactive Q&A session. Previously aired episodes are accessible on the Intelligrated website for on-demand viewing.
     
    For sales and marketing information, contact Tracy Niehaus, marketing manager, Intelligrated, by phone at 513.881.5239 or by email at tracy.niehaus@intelligrated.com.
    For media information, contact Dan Gauss, public relations, Koroberi, by phone at 919.797.2916 or by email at dan@koroberi.com.
     
    Tweet this: @Intelligrated announces next #OnTheMoveWebinar on #shuttles and #robotic solutions for #distribution and #fulfillment bit.ly/1T2IWS4  
     
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    About Intelligrated
     
    Intelligrated is a leading North American-based, single-source provider of intelligent automated material handling solutions that drive fulfillment productivity for retailers, manufacturers and logistics providers around the world. Through a broad portfolio of automation equipment, software, service and support, Intelligrated solutions give businesses a competitive edge and optimize operational performance through increased flexibility, efficiency and accuracy.
     
    Intelligrated designs, manufactures, integrates and installs complete material handling automation solutions including conveyor, IntelliSort sortation, Alvey palletizers and robotics, and automated storage and retrieval systems – all managed by advanced machine controls and software. Intelligrated Software offers warehouse execution systems, a scalable suite of software that manages the entire fulfillment process, including equipment, labor and business intelligence, integrated with voice- and light-directed picking and putting technologies.
     
    From concept to integration to lifecycle support services, Intelligrated delivers dependable, sustained distribution and fulfillment success, and maximum return on investment. Intelligrated backs every project with 24X7 multilingual technical support and access to lifecycle service through a network of national, regional and local service centers. For more updates, follow us on Twitter @Intelligrated.
     

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    Millwood, Inc. debuted its Liberty Technologies branded Series 800 stretch wrap system in booth 1735 at the recent MODEX event in Atlanta April 4 – 7.
     
    This conveyorized, fully-automatic, high speed rotary arm stretch wrap system is equipped with dual film carriages that allow for optimal pre-stretch levels of up to 300 percent and wraps more than 100 loads per hour.
     
    It comes equipped with two state of the art technologies: FAST (Force Anticipation Stretch Technology) and Film Consumption Analysis.
     
    FAST is an innovative film feed system that precisely delivers stretch film to the load based on actual load dimensions. This advanced technology prevents film breakage due to stretch film defects and product load puncture hazards and provides a wide range of force to load applications on heavy or light loads, preventing product defamation.
     
    Film Consumption Analysis is a stretch film monitoring system that provides an accurate reading of the film applied to the load. It indicates the stretch film utilized on the existing roll, provides a history of film consumption and pre stretch levels on the last 30 pallet loads and manages the total film used and load containment.
     
    This system comes with a true “No Thread” film carriage and cut and wipe down system, providing for a total automatic system. 
     
    It’s designed to wrap A, B and C loads of all sizes, weights and heights and will keep up with the most demanding production rates.
     
    “The FAST (Force Anticipation Stretch Technology), Film Consumption Analysis, process rates and warranties are what set this system aside from the rest,” said Rich Evick, Millwood, Inc. Director – Engineered Systems. “Show attendees do not want to miss the opportunity to see and learn more about this system. There’s not one like it at the show,” Evick added.
     
    This system is available on LibertyDirect.com, our ecommerce website with easy ordering for all types of packaging products and material handling systems. 
     
    System Warranties
     
    3-year unlimited cycle warranty on the system
    10-year warranties on the self-lubricating, 25-ring gear, with pinion drive, and steel frame
    Lifetime warranty on the pre-stretch rollers
     
    System Features
     
    FAST (Force Anticipation Stretch Technology) & Film Consumption Analysis technologies
    100 loads/hour
    35 RPM rotary arm speed
    Dual 30” “No Thread” film loading carriages
    5,000 lbs load weight capacity (optional 6,000)
    The control panel is UL508A approved
    Compact Logix L24ER PLC
    Electronic dump valve
    Heavy duty structural steel construction
    25” ring gear with pinion gear drive
    Automated remote lube station
    Allen Bradley Compact Logix L24 ER
    Allen Bradley Color Touch Screen that can be customized to meet the customer’s specific requirements
    Safety fencing
    Readily available parts (www.libertydirect.com) 
    For more information on this system, watch our product demo here: http://libertydirect.com/lt-800-a-oh-4p-2 or contact our product specialist Rich Evick at 330-393-4400
     
    Millwood, Inc. is a worldwide industry leader and innovator of unit load and packaging systems, materials and services as well as a leading supplier of new, used and reconditioned pallets. Both small-to-midsize businesses and Fortune 500 companies have relied on Millwood’s pallet management expertise, material handling solutions, logistics services and sustainability programs to provide strategic sourcing initiatives for over 40 years. For more information, visit www.millwoodinc.com.  
     

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    Millwood, Inc. unvieled new features and products that have been added to its ecommerce site, Liberty Direct, recently at MODEX in Atlanta.
     
    Liberty Direct, which allows customers to quickly and easily order packaging and material handling products, supplies and thousands of machine parts – all with the click of a button – was on full display in booth 1735.
     
    “We recognize that our customers are busy. They are continually looking for convenient ways to quickly order products and parts,” said Millwood, Inc. Director – Corporate Marketing John Moore. “Liberty Direct fills this niche by allowing our customers to view instruction manuals and parts list for the packaging or materials handling products they have. Once they specify the correct part or product, they can then order directly online.”
     
    What’s New?
    We’ve added three new features that will allow for an easier and more positive experience for our customers. 
     
    Customers have been able to order using purchase orders or by providing a credit card over the phone, but now they can pay with a credit card without having to call and speak to one of our inside representatives.
     
    Shipping rates can, now, also be calculated for pallet orders during the checkout process, which will give our customers a more accurate total prior to submitting their order.
     
    The most exciting feature we are proud to announce is the live chat plugin that has been installed. This will allow customers to speak with our chat support team Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST to answer any questions or concerns regarding usability, order status, product information and more.
     
    “Again, we are trying to make the system as easy to use as possible. By adding online credit card transactions and automatic shipping rates for pallets, we are maintaining this objective,” Moore said.
     
    A growing demand for small pallet and other packaging material orders has led to the addition of pallets, stretch film, and various other products to Liberty Direct. Customers can now shop for these items from anywhere at any time at their convenience.
     
    Several new hand films were added in an effort to meet the needs of all our customers. The films range in gauge and length and are used by several customers for different applications.
     
    All of this and more will be expanded upon by one of our team members at certain times during MODEX April 4-7 in booth 1735 through several interactive mediums.
     
    To learn more about the website, Millwood, Inc. or how to order, contact Josh Stipanovich at (330) 393-4400 or jstipanovich@millwoodinc.com, or visit our website at www.libertydirect.com from your computer, smart phone or tablet.  
     
    Millwood, Inc. is a worldwide industry leader and innovator of unit load and packaging systems, materials and services as well as a leading supplier of new, used and reconditioned pallets. Liberty Technologies, a Millwood Company, brings together industry knowledge and creative engineering experience to meet our customers unique industrial packaging needs for stretch/shrink wrap film and equipment, strapping machinery and case packaging and palletizing throughout the world. Both small-to-midsize businesses and Fortune 500 companies have relied on Millwood’s pallet management expertise, material handling solutions, logistics services and sustainability programs to provide strategic sourcing initiatives for over 40 years. For more information, visit www.millwoodinc.com.  
     

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    TZA, the leader in supply chain labor management solutions, announced today that Andy Recard has rejoined the company as President to lead the strategic direction of the company and drive future company growth and product innovation.
     
    “TZA has an extraordinary opportunity to further extend its leadership in the labor management market space with our unique combination of advanced software functionality, engineering expertise, and performance consulting,” explained Evan Danner, current President, who will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer. “I’m excited to bring Andy back to TZA and look forward to him building on our 30 years of success.”
     
    Recard has nearly 20 years of experience in supply chain optimization and brings significant labor management experience to his new role. He will be returning to TZA after serving as Senior Director, Operations Excellence at Medline Industries, where he developed, implemented and was directly responsible for productivity improvement initiatives across more than 40 distribution centers. Previously during his 14 years at TZA, he held positions in project management, engineering and product strategy, including Vice President in charge of ProTrack software development and professional services.
     
    “TZA is transforming the art and science of labor management to help companies optimize productivity, utilization and engagement as they face a shortage of skilled labor, pressure on wages and decreasing retention,” said Andy Recard. “Based on my previous experience working with TZA’s ProTrack customers and more recently managing ProTrack in a large, complex supply chain operation, TZA has the technology and the talent to stay at the forefront of labor management solutions.”
     
    “I am pleased to share that Mike Jevince has been promoted to Vice President of Sales,” Recard added. “Mike will direct our sales and marketing teams to accelerate revenue growth through new customer acquisition and development of additional markets and distribution channels.”
     
    Jevince was most recently Director of Sales at TZA, where he has led successful labor management software and service implementations for new and existing clients. He has over 20 years of solution-oriented sales experience in improving supply chain processes and performance.
     
    About TZA 
    At TZA, we focus on helping our clients improve workforce and operational performance, reduce costs and drive continuous improvement across their supply chain. We provide them with the technology and services to achieve higher standards of productivity, utilization, quality, safety and customer service:
    ProTrack Labor Management Software to plan, monitor and measure labor performance
    Labor Management Services to educate, engage and empower managers and associates
     
     
     
     
     

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    In recognition of its top performing dealers, Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces its 2015 Dealer of Excellence award recipients. Yale® dealers play a critical role in driving maximum value for end-users through their materials handling expertise and responsive support. This award honors their leadership and commitment to the highest levels of performance in all functional areas of their dealership.
     
    “The Dealer of Excellence award is a well-deserved token of our appreciation for the best of the best from our remarkable group of dealers,” says Bob Sattler, Vice President of Dealer Business Development for Yale. “This group of dealers garners acclaim not only for the quality of service provided, but their ability to exceed customer expectations.”
     
    Winning dealers must meet rigorous operating standards and performance criteria, exhibiting a commitment to quality in customer satisfaction, new unit sales, aftermarket, service, rental, engineered products, training and general management. Yale reassesses program requirements annually to ensure standards keep pace with evolving industry demands.
     
    2015 Dealer of Excellence Recipients
    Alta Equipment—Eastern MI Steve Greenawalt
    Berry Material Handling Joe Wilson
    Black Equipment Company—IN Scott Bonnell
    Burns Industrial Equipment—Pittsburgh, PA Christopher Burns
    Eastern Lift Truck Mike Pruitt
    Fairchild Equipment—North WI Gary Fairchild
    Hilo Materials Handling Group Steve LoPiccolo
    Insley-McEntee Equipment Company Philip Robinson
    MacKinnon Equipment and Services Sandy MacKinnon
    Medley Material Handling Company Mark Medley
    MH Equipment—St. Louis, MO John Wieland
    Northland Industrial Truck Company (NITCO)—Boston, MA Alan Hammersley
    Riekes Equipment Company Duncan Murphy
    Yale Carolinas—West Gray Wheeler
    YES Equipment and Services—WI Cliff Anglewicz
     
    The Yale Dealer of Excellence award recipients were honored with a special celebration on April 15, 2016 at Sea Island Resorts in Sea Island, Georgia. This marks the 22nd year that Yale has honored its highest performing dealers with the Dealer of Excellence awards.
     
    Click here for a high resolution image of the 2015 Dealer of Excellence award winners. 
    Tweet: Yale announces 2015 Dealer of Excellence award winners. Congratulations on another great year!
     
    About Yale Materials Handling Corporation 
     
    Yale Materials Handling Corporation markets a full line of materials handling lift truck products and services, including electric, gas, LP-gas and diesel powered lift trucks; narrow aisle, very narrow aisle and motorized hand trucks. Yale has a comprehensive service offering including Yale Vision wireless asset management, fleet management, Yale service, parts, financing and training. Yale® trucks are manufactured in an ISO 9001:2008 registered facility and range in capacity from 2,000 to 36,000 lbs. 
     
    Yale Materials Handling Corporation is a division of Hyster-Yale Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY).  Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ more than 5,300 people world-wide. 
    Yale is a Registered Trademark and   is a Registered Copyright and PEOPLE. PRODUCTS. PRODUCTIVITY. is a Trademark in the United States and certain other jurisdictions. 
     
     
     
     
    Company Contact:
    Nicole McLawhorn
    Yale Materials Handling Corporation
    252-931-5535
    nicole.mclawhorn@hyster-yale.com
     
    Media Contact:
    Dan Gauss
    Koroberi
    919-797-2907
    dan@koroberi.com
     
     

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    Westfalia Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of logistics solutions for manufacturers and distributors since 1992, announces the opening of The Glenmore Distillery’s new distribution center, which features the company’s warehouse automation technology. With Westfalia’s automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) and Savanna.NET® warehouse execution system (WES), the 223,000 square-foot distribution center is more efficiently storing, retrieving and managing pallets of finished goods.
     
    Occupying 136,836 square feet inside the Owensboro, Kentucky, distribution center, Westfalia’s high-bay AS/RS contains four tandem storage and retrieval machines (S/RMs) which operate in four aisles. Storing pallets seven levels high, the two outside blocks hold between one and eight pallets deep, while the middle blocks hold up to 10. Each crane can induct/output 90 pallets of finished goods per hour, with a total of 360 pallets moving within the system. The AS/RS contains 52 pallet staging lanes, holding up to 416 pallets. The system also includes an automated layer pick system from Cimcorp, capable of moving 150 layers per hour and storing 255 SKUs. Westfalia’s Savanna.NET® WES powers the AS/RS and layer picking system, providing optimal control of material flow, order picking and inventory management.
     
    “We’re pleased our business has grown enough to support such a highly advanced distribution center,” said Chris Stout, plant general manager, The Glenmore Distillery. “We look forward to being able to serve our customers in a more efficient manner and being prepared for potential future growth.”
     
    A $45 million investment, construction of The Glenmore Distillery’s distribution center is part of parent company Sazerac’s $71 million investment in the state of Kentucky at its three distilleries. Westfalia’s AS/RS is also featured in a new Buffalo Trace Distillery facility, which opened in July 2015.
     
    Dan Labell, president, Westfalia Technologies, said, “With a growing, diverse number of SKUs, seasonal products and complex orders, beverage alcohol distributors can most effectively manage inventory and material flow with automation technology. Westfalia’s AS/RS, integrated with our Savanna.NET® WES, will help The Glenmore Distillery achieve these benefits, while providing additional operational efficiencies, cost savings and a competitive advantage.”
     
    To see a short video of the construction of the distribution center and installation of the AS/RS visit: https://youtu.be/Q_SNuqA5Wlw
     
    About The Glenmore Distillery 
    The Glenmore Distillery has been a fixture in the Owensboro Community since the late 1800s. Originally called the Monarch Distillery, James Thompson re-named it The Glenmore Distillery after the Glenmore Castle near his birthplace in County Derry, Northern Ireland. During Prohibition, The Glenmore Distillery was fortunate enough to be one of four distilleries in the country allowed to operate on a limited scale for medicinal necessity.
    Surviving tragedies such as flood and fire, the distillery went on to fill its two millionth barrel of whiskey in 1946. In 1973 it was producing 540 barrels a day.  Although distilling operations ceased in 1973, bottling and warehousing continued at The Glenmore Distillery.
    In March of 2009 the Sazerac Company purchased the Distillery and reprised the name The Glenmore Distillery. The Distillery boasts one of the largest and most modern bottling facilities in the country and continues to be a sizable employer in the city of Owensboro, KY.  For more information visit www.sazerac.com. 
     
    About Westfalia Technologies, Inc. 
    Westfalia Technologies, Inc. is a leader in providing logistics solutions for plants, warehouses and distribution centers. Its expertise in combining software (WMS) development with automated equipment manufacturing reveals Westfalia’s ability to deliver turnkey solutions to meet each client’s specific needs with unsurpassed quality and control. To learn more about Westfalia’s products, including Conveyors, Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) and Savanna.NET® Warehouse Management Systems, please visit www.WestfaliaUSA.com.
     

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    Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, today announces the latest release of its real-time software automation platform, Dematic iQ 2.1 for grocery retailers. This new version contains cost saving features and advanced algorithms that improve order picking as well as pallet and roll container building.
     
    Dematic iQ has always helped solve the labor, transportation and productivity challenges that the grocery industry faces every day. Today, Dematic is making it faster, simpler and less expensive for grocery retailers to get product onto store shelves.
    “With Dematic iQ, we are providing the grocery distribution market a complete platform that supports and integrates operations from voice and manual processes to fully-automated, aisle-ready store replenishment,” stated Miguel Pinilla, Dematic Vice President of Global Logistics Solutions. “Our software provides sophisticated sequencing and packaging optimization, not only reducing warehouse and logistics costs, but also improving inventory turns."
     
    Enhanced load cubing algorithms reduce transportation costs by maximizing the number of cases on pallets and roll containers. The advanced multi-criteria optimization also works to eliminate product damage and load instability.
     
    Dematic iQ 2.1 improves efficiency of split-case picking for small items like health and beauty products. The software incorporates advanced goods-to-person picking strategies using patent-pending inter-aisle transfer technology that reduces fulfillment costs. The results are lean goods-to-person solutions that require less capital-intensive equipment, improve order cycle times and reduce overall order fulfillment cost.
     
    For more information about Dematic, visit www.dematic.com or contact Cheryl Falk at Cheryl.Falk@dematic.com or 262-860-6715.
     
    About Dematic iQ
    Dematic iQ is a comprehensive real-time software platform that automates and optimizes distribution center operations, coordinating material flow from receiving to shipping and enhancing equipment and labor productivity.
    Built on a single global technology platform, Dematic iQ is a scalable solution from simple/conventional operations to highly integrated/automated facilities. Configurable, easy to implement modules encapsulate best practices learned over decades of material handling experience and through proprietary logistics and operational research.
     
    About Dematic
    Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 5,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located across the globe. Dematic has implemented more than 4,500 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.
     
     

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    Automation Plus, a Division of CSF Incorporated would like to announce an additional product to the Pallet Return Device (PRD) product line. Not only can the PRD be used in DC pick modules, now it can be used anywhere that empty pallets are stacked, saving the need for intense manual labor or expensive machinery.
     
    The stand-alone PRD works well in:?
    --Distribution centers
    --General warehousing facilities
    --Manufacturing facilities
    --Food and beverage plants?
    --Retail stores
     
    If empty pallets are stacked in a facility, the PRD should be there to manually assist!
     
    The PRD incorporates a unique method for stacking empty pallets. The PRD enables a new method, wherein the operator lifts the pallet over a pivot point thereby creating a mechanical advantage to remove the back strain associated with lifting pallets.
    The PRD uses a “carriage” to help guide the empty pallets. This feature produces a perfect stack every time, thereby eliminating the need for the fork truck driver to reshape a stack of empty pallets. Additionally, pallets stacked neatly one atop the other removes the hazard associated with falling pallets. A falling pallet or dropped stack is rare, but when they do fall (particularly from high locations) it can be a serious situation.
     
    A single pallet can weight anywhere from 30-70 pounds. The PRD incorporates a shock absorbing device that provides a smooth transition from the load position to the unload position. In use, the operator loads the carriage. When the carriage is full, the operator simply releases the load, and lets the shock absorbing device safely guide the stack to an unload position. Once positioned, the pallets are rolled forward to a raised outbound location which releases the pallets from the carriage. The operator then slides the carriage back, tilts it to the load position, and it’s ready to receive more empty pallets
     
    For more information see us at www.palletreturndevice.com Patent No. 9,120,630
     
    Jordon Schultz
    Automation Plus, a Division of CSF Incorporated
    jschultz@palletreturndevice.com
    (608) 205-1855

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    CLARK Announces Key Organizational Update to its Management Team 

     

    Lexington, KY – May 2, 2016 CLARK Material Handling Company today announced the appointment of Scott Johnson as Vice President, Dealer Services. In his expanded new role, Scott will retain responsibility for developing and maintaining CLARK’s dealer network, and in addition will assume responsibility for all dealer training and support services in North America. With this new training and support function, Dave Nicolette, Technical Trainer, and Billy Marksbury, Dealer Services Training Specialist, will report to Scott. 

    Scott has over 20 years of experience with CLARK, most recently serving as Vice President, Business Development. During Scott’s tenure, CLARK has seen significant strengthening of its North American dealer network. Scott serves on the Executive Board of the Industrial Truck Association. 

    In his expanded new role, Scott will continue to report to Chuck Mix, Vice President of Operations. 

     

    About CLARK Material Handling Company 

    CLARK Material Handling Company, an industry leader since its production of the first gasoline-powered material handling truck in 1917, will be celebrating 100 years in the material handling business in 2017. Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, CLARK is a privately held global company and has built more than one million forklifts across its history. CLARK supplies a full range of internal combustion and electric trucks and parts which are distributed through its global network of more than 550 dealers. For additional information on CLARK, its products or to locate a dealer visit www.clarkmhc.com or call toll free (866) 252-5275. 


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    Sixteen dealer divisions across North America  have achieved the elite status of 2015 Hyster Dealer of Distinction, an annual award recognizing dealers who have driven their companies to the highest level of performance in all functional areas of the business. 
     
    With more than 116 dealers throughout North America, these 16 dealer divisions have fulfilled defined performance criteria and operating standards, including customer satisfaction, new unit sales, rental, aftermarket and service support, engineered products, training and general management. Hyster raises the performance standards annually to keep pace with industry dynamics, while ensuring customer expectations are exceeded. 
     
    “The Hyster® brand is synonymous with unrivaled toughness, dependability, innovation and a commitment to service before, during and after the sale,” said David Furman, President of Sales and Marketing for Hyster. “Our comprehensive dealer network is dedicated to creating strong, collaborative relationships that help customers increase productivity while reducing total cost of ownership. We’re delighted to honor this select group of dealers for their outstanding achievements and contributions in support of Hyster and its customers.” 
     
    Hyster recognized the following 2015 Dealer of Distinction Award recipients with a special celebration on April 15, 2016 at Sea Island Resorts in Sea Island, Georgia:
     
    2015 Dealer of Distinction Award Recipients:
    Alta Equipment – Eastern MI Steven Greenawalt 
    American Machinery Gordon Ogi
    Arnold Machinery – CO Kayden Bell
    Arnold Machinery – UT Kayden Bell
    Equipco Carl Swanson
    LiftOne – South Division Bill Ryan
    MH Equipment – IL John Wieland 
    MH Equipment – IA John Wieland
    MH Equipment – South OH John Wieland
    Northland Industrial Truck Company (NITCO) – ME Alan Hammersley 
    Papé Material Handling – Central, WA Chris Wetle 
    Papé Material Handling – Eugene, OR Chris Wetle
    Papé Material Handling – Portland, OR Chris Wetle
    Papé Material Handling – Sacramento, CA Chris Wetle
    Papé Material Handling – Seattle, WA Chris Wetle
    Papé Material Handling – Spokane Valley, WA Chris Wetle
     
    Hyster names elite 2015 Dealer of Distinction Award recipients – the company’s top performing dealers.
     
    About Hyster Company
    Hyster Company is a leading world-wide lift truck designer and manufacturer. Hyster Company offers 130 lift truck models configured for gasoline, LPG, diesel and electric power, with one of the widest capacity ranges in the industry — from 2,000 to 105,000 lbs. Supported by one of the industry’s largest and most experienced dealer networks, Hyster Company builds tough, durable lift trucks that deliver high productivity, low total cost of ownership, easy serviceability and advanced ergonomic features, accompanied by outstanding parts, service and training support. 
     
    Hyster Company is a division of Hyster-Yale Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ more than 5,300 people world-wide. 
     
    Hyster and   are registered trademarks in the United States and certain other jurisdictions.
     
     
    For more information, please contact:
    Company Contact:
    Nicole McLawhorn
    Hyster Company
    252-931-5535
    nicole.mclawhorn@hyster-yale.com 
     
    Agency Contact:
    Kathy Vass
    Jackson Marketing Group
    (864) 272-3012 
    kathy.vass@jacksonmg.com
     

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    Interroll, the leading independent manufacturer of key internal logistics products will present its technical solutions for the food industry at IFFA 2016.The company will display drum motors for use in the processing and distribution of products, as well as its recently launched MSC 50 magnetic speed controller and MultiControl network card. All of these products contribute to optimizing users' system operation, are highly efficient and comply with strict hygiene specifications of the industry.
     
    Drum motors are among the most efficient drive solutions available. Interroll's synchronous drum motors combine the advantages of a drum motor with the high efficiency of a synchronous servo motor. The result is an extremely compact and dynamic drive with an outstanding efficiency of about 85 %.Drum motors can be rubber coated to meet a variety of specifications, making them flexible building blocks for highly efficient conveying processes. Interroll drum motors are certified to meet strict EHEDG standards.
     
    The MSC 50 is the most cost-effective solution for controlling the speed of boxes and plastic trays traveling on gravity roller conveyors and spirals or the end sections of sorters. Suitable for handling goods weighing between 0.5 kg and 35 kg (1lb – 77 lbs), the innovative system ensures lightweight packages move smoothly, while limiting the speed of heavy goods traveling along the conveyor.
     
    MultiControl can be used as a network card or autonomous controller. It includes the necessary logic for zero pressure accumulation. Up to four sensors, four Interroll type EC310 RollerDrives and four additional configurable inputs or outputs (via a Y cable) can be connected to the MultiControl module, which makes it possible to efficiently control conveying processes across several zones.
     
    Interroll solutions for internal food logistics meet a diverse range of specifications, making them a safe investment for improving plant operating efficiency and making logistics processes more flexible. Interroll products are suitable for a broad range of applications. Rated for ambient temperatures down to -40°C, they are maintenance-free and easy to swap out and repair – the optimum answer to increasingly strict food industry quality and process specifications.
     
     
    Interroll Profile
    The Interroll Group is a worldwide leading producer of high-quality key products and services for internal logistics. The company offers a broad product range in the four product groups “rollers”, “drives”, “conveyors & sorters” and “pallet & carton flow” to around 23,000 customers (system integrators and OEMs) around the world. Core industries are courier, parcel and postal services, airports, food processing industry as well as distribution centers and other industries. Interroll products are in daily use at amongst others well-known global brands such as Amazon, Bosch, Coca-Cola, Coop, DHL, FedEx, Peugeot, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, Walmart and Yamaha. Interroll is engaged in global research projects for logistics efficiency and actively supports industry associations in developing standards. Headquartered in Sant’Antonino, Switzerland, Interroll operates a worldwide network of 30 companies with around 1,900 employees. The company was founded in 1959. The Interroll Group has been listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and included in the SPI index since 1997.
     
     
    Contact:
    Erwin Teichmann
    Interroll (Schweiz) AG
    Head of Communications and Investor Relations
    Via Gorelle 3 ¦ 6592 Sant'Antonino ¦Switzerland
    +41 91 850 25 25
    media@interroll.com
    www.interroll.com
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    Westfalia Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of logistics solutions for manufacturers and distributors since 1992, will host a webinar, “Overcome the Order Fulfillment Burden with Warehouse Execution Systems,” at 2 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, May 17. Presented by Westfalia's director of software and solutions delivery, Dave Williams, this webinar will discuss how to simplify warehouse processes and mitigate today’s most pressing order fulfillment challenges with warehouse execution systems (WES). To register, visit: http://www.savanna.net/order-fulfillment-webinar.
     
    Drawing from his 30 years of experience, Williams will first highlight the complexities and challenges of the order fulfillment process. Then, he will examine the various tools available to overcome these challenges, including a WES. Attendees will learn about the features and benefits of a WES – specifically, how the solution can streamline warehouse operations and improve order fulfillment accuracy and efficiency. They will also discover how a simplified order fulfillment process using a WES can prepare them for future growth.
     
    “Manufacturers and distributors are under pressure to fulfill orders within a shorter window of time, while still maintaining the highest level of customer service and a competitive advantage,” said Dave Williams, director of software and solutions delivery, Westfalia Technologies, Inc. “Combining the functionality of both a warehouse management system (WMS) and a warehouse control system (WCS), a WES gives users greater control over their inventory and material handling processes – helping them effectively fulfill even the most complex orders.”
     
    Webinar Details:
    Title: Overcome the Order Fulfillment Burden with Warehouse Execution Systems
    Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016
    Time: 2-2:45 p.m. (EST)
     
    Westfalia’s WES, Savanna.NET®, combines a tightly integrated WMS and WCS into a single application to help manufacturers and distributors direct, control and optimize internal material flow and order picking. With the flexibility to operate as a standalone software solution or with an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS), Savanna.NET® simplifies and controls the entire warehousing process, while reducing the complexity of using several different “function-specific” applications.
     
    About Westfalia Technologies, Inc. 
    Westfalia Technologies, Inc. is a leader in providing logistics solutions for warehouses and distribution centers. Its expertise in combining software (WES) development with automated equipment manufacturing reveals Westfalia’s ability to deliver turnkey solutions to meet each client’s specific needs with unsurpassed quality and control. To learn more about Westfalia’s products, including Conveyors, Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) and Savanna.NET® Warehouse Execution Systems, please visit www.WestfaliaUSA.com.
     

     


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    MHI Young Professionals Network and the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) have partnered for this year’s Emerging Leaders Conference, July 28 at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel in Chicago, IL. 
     
    This year’s conference is a one-day interactive event focusing on leadership development, career advancement and networking. The theme is Unlocking Secrets for Professional and Personal Success. Attendees will learn secret tech tools and web search techniques for improving relationships with customers, managing your personal and professional brand. 
     
    Speakers include:
    Sam Richter – Sales Intelligence Expert 
    Beth Ziesenis – Nerdy Best Friend 
    Anne M. Mahlum – Entrepreur. CEO. Runner.
    Jim Ripkey – Material Handling Industry Veteran
     
    To learn more about this conference and see the full schedule visit mhi.org/emerging.
     
    About MHI
    MHI is the nation's largest material handling, logistics and supply chain association. MHI offers education, networking and solution sourcing for members, their customers and the industry as a whole through programming and events including their award winning trade shows ProMat & MODEX. The MHI Young Professionals Network provides resources and programming to a diverse group with a goal to increase industry retention, education and networking as well as to offer career support.
     
    About MHEDA
    The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association, (MHEDA) is the only trade association dedicated solely to improving the proficiency of the independent material handling equipment distributor. MHEDA represents all segments of the material handling industry and offers industry specific business training and resources to help maintain and strengthen your company.
     

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    The Board of Directors of the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) recently announced its 2016-2017 Scholarship Winners.  A total of $116,460 in scholarships was issued.
     
    For 40 years, MHEFI has supported material handling, logistics and supply chain  students at many universities.  MHEFI scholarships are awarded each year to students dedicated to entering the material handling, logistics or supply chain field, either within MHI member companies or the user community. 
     
    These students are pursuing careers in the industry as engineers, project managers, management, researchers and professors.  Many will be employed in manufacturing and the supply chain.
     
    2016-2017 Scholarship Winners
    Crane Manufacturers Association of America Honor Scholarship
    $9,000 awarded to Merve Ozen, University of WI-Madison
     
    Rack Manufacturers Institute/John Nofsinger Honor Scholarship
    $6,860 awarded to Justin Traino, University of Pittsburgh
     
    Tompkins International Honor Scholarship
    $6,000 awarded to Seyed Mofidi, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
     
    Frazier Industrial Honor Scholarship
    $5,000 awarded to Joshua Dimon, Clemson University
     
    Howard Bernstein Scholarship 
    Sponsored by Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp., T.D.T., Inc., Steel King Industries, Hy-Tek Material Handling, Atlas Toyota Material Handling, Hanel Storage Systems & Hamilton Caster
    $5,000 awarded to Jeremy Kaszycki, Bradley University
     
    Howard Bernstein Scholarship 
    Sponsored by Tynan Equipment Company, Morrison Industrial Equipment, Mr. Gary Moore, & Transamerican Equipment
    $5,000 awarded to William Berry, Georgia Tech
     
    Howard Bernstein Scholarship 
    Sponsored by Conger Toyota Lift & Toyota Material Handling USA
    $5,000 awarded to Taylor Au, Rutgers University
     
    Howard Bernstein Scholarship 
    Sponsored by Worldwide Material Handling
    $5,000 awarded to Garrett Thomas, Kettering University
     
    Howard Bernstein Scholarship 
    Sponsored by EnerSys
    $5,000 awarded to Benjamin Brooks, Michigan State
     
    Howard Bernstein Scholarship 
    Sponsored by Howard Bernstein, CMH Services & The Raymond Corporation
    $5,000 awarded to Peyton Gunnison, Northern Illinois University
     
    Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association Honor Scholarship
    $5,000 awarded to Daniel Piechnik, University of British Columbia
     
    Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association Honor Scholarship
    $5,000 awarded to Faybiana Walker, Kettering University
     
    Spanco, Inc. Honor Scholarship
    $5,000 awarded to Rico Polim, Penn State
     
    Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems Honor Scholarship
    $4,000 awarded to Mikhail Jackson, Texas Christian University
     
    Storage Manufacturers Association Honor Scholarship
    $3,000 awarded to Casey Davis, Ohio University
     
    Electrification and Controls Manufacturers Association Honor Scholarship
    $2,500 awarded to Payam Parsa , University of Arkansas
     
    Southworth International Group, Inc. Honor Scholarship
    $2,500 awarded to Shelby Koskela, University of MN-Twin Cities
     
    St. Onge Company Honor Scholarship
    $2,500 awarded to Ankita Khurana, Oklahoma State University
     
    Expert Crane Honor Scholarship
    $2,250 awarded to Noah Kaib, University of Pittsburgh
     
    UNEX Manufacturing Inc. Honor Scholarship
    $2,250 awarded to Kevin Shirley, Brigham Young University
     
    Hoist Manufacturers Institute/Monorail Manufacturers Association Honor Scholarship
    $2,100 awarded to Olabode Olanusi, University of Arkansas
     
    Material Handling Education Foundation Honor Scholarship
    $2,000 awarded to Girik Vadehra, North Carolina A&T
     
    Material Handling Education Foundation Honor Scholarship
    $2,000 awarded to Sean Catt, Kettering University
     
    Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems Honor Scholarship
    $2,000 awarded to Catherine Ninah, University of Central Florida
     
    Conveyor & Sortation Systems Honor Scholarship
    $2,000 awarded to Ehsan Khodabandeh , University of Louisville
     
    Hanel Storage Systems Honor Scholarship
    $2,000 awarded to Leah Kaighn, University of Pittsburgh
     
    Order Fulfillment Solutions Honor Scholarship
    $2,000 awarded to Adam Lecznar, Kettering University
     
    Ridg-U-Rak Honor Scholarship
    $2,000 awarded to Valeria Garza, St. Mary's University
     
    Steel King Industries Honor Scholarship
    $2,000 awarded to Natalie Clink, Kettering University
     
    Ergonomic Assist Systems & Equipment Council Honor Scholarship
    $1,500 awarded to Sajjad Farahani, University of WI-Milwaukee
     
    Gorbel Inc. Honor Scholarship
    $1,500 awarded to Ariana Gilbert, Clarkson University
     
    Lee Wood Scholarship (ICWM)
    $1,500 awarded to Luis Cardona, University of Louisville
     
    Lift Manufacturers Product Section Honor Scholarship
    $1,500 awarded to Timothy Eddy, University of Oklahoma
     
    Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association Honor Scholarship
    $1,500 awarded to Meera Murti, Rutgers University
     
    Since 1976, MHEFI has awarded more than $2.5 million in scholarships and grants to students at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. 
     
    To learn more about donating to MHEFI or to apply for future scholarships contact Donna Varner at MHI at 704-714-8731 and visit the MHEFI website at MHEFI.net.
     

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