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Battery Power: Lithium-ion battery companies continue to advance learning curve involved so service is important in this industry,” said Schneider, director of marketing.

Batteries help power the material handling industry. The use of lithium-ion batteries in the market is on the rise, according to some in the industry. This month, Material Handling Network shares insights from lithium battery companies about the latest trends and projections for the future. Technology take-off Flux Power is a company that designs and manufacturers lithium-ion batteries for a full range of Class 1 through Class 3 equipment, according to Justin Forbes, director of business development, who said the business has strong relationships with original equipment manufacturers. “In terms of focus, ours is on large, Fortune 500-type customers. Customers who have larger fleets,” he said. Flux Power has long held an emphasis on the value of “high quality, innovative products” and worked to maintain strong product support for its customers, Forbes said. “We know these large corporate customers want a relationship. They want to buy batteries year-over-year,” he said. At Green Cubes Technology, Robin Schneider agreed. “As much as we like to say that lithium-ion is a plug-and-play product, there’s always some 6

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A similar need is being filled for consumers of OneCharge, Inc. “OneCharge is more than a manufacturer, our partners recognize our expert sales engineers for always going the extra mile to meet the customer’s needs and support our dealers,” said Maxim Khabur, Director of Marketing. OneCharge is a U.S. manufacturer producing lithium-ion batteries for the material handling industry, including nearly all makes and models of lift trucks, as well as models to fit many sweepers and scrubbers, and more, according to Khabur. He said the company manufactures a large line of lithium-ion electric forklift batteries for the material handling industry - 650 and counting. At OneCharge, the company is working on standards for lithium battery integration with the lift truck and charger manufacturers such as Hyster, Yale, Combilift, Aisle-Master, Crown, Ecotec, Posi Charge, and others, according to Khabur. He said the company has developed a know-how and practical knowledge of manufacturing extra powerful high-voltage industrial batteries for material handling equipment. On the other side of the spectrum are smaller pallet jack batteries, which are among the company’s latest developments, Khabur said. Return on investment Upfront costs of lithium-ion remain higher than lead-acid, so there are some operations in which utilizing lead-acid batteries makes sense, Forbes said. “If you have very low utilization of trucks, it’s probably not going to be justified from an economic standpoint” to buy lithium-ion, he


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said. But for those operations running multiple shifts, the investment in lithium typically has a quick return on investment, according to Forbes. “Customers can see a payback or break even in two to three years,” he said. One of the significant things Forbes has observed in recent years is a growing understanding of lithium-ion battery technology. “Now as a technology it’s much more accepted and people are much more aware,” he said. Green Cubes Technology contains three groups; motive, mobile and stationary, according to Schneider. She said the motive group includes battery and charger production for material handling equipment, primarily Class 1, 2, and 3 lift trucks. “We supply batteries into the material handling channel through a number of ways,” she said. According to Schneider, Green Cubes Batteries are integrated directly in some lift trucks, are directed to OEMs, and are sometimes sold directly to large enterprise customers. “We also supply through lift truck dealers, primarily through the Hyster-Yale network,” she said. Like Forbes, she has witnessed a growing understanding of the technology and said she typically no longer needs to explain the value proposition of lithium to customers. “I am continually astounded by how the technology has taken off,” said Schneider, in describing the growing familiarity of lithium batteries in the material handling industry. “I think we’ve gotten to the point where we’ve passed the early adoption phase,” she said. As to the value proposition of lithium-ion, Schneider said the calculation for customers still is about safety, efficiency, and total cost of ownership. While Schneider said that purchasing lithium-ion batteries makes the most sense for operations with multiple shifts, some other scenarios have come up. One of Green Cube's potential customers only operates trucks for two or three hours daily but told Schneider he was willing to consider the 8

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significantly higher upfront costs of lithium-ion in the interest of safety and saving on insurance costs. She added that the move by some in the leadacid battery industry to offer opportunity charging has helped prime the market for lithium batteries. “If they buy lithium-ion, they can seamlessly put (opportunity charging) in” to an operation, Schneider said. Supply chain impact Businesses in the lithium-ion battery industry have not been entirely immune to the global shifts in the supply chain, Forbes said. “It’s been interesting. I think it’s been impactful almost everywhere,” he said, of supply chain disruptions. As Flux Power purchases components for products, some of the delays have affected the company. “If you pair delays with increasing demand, it has caused our lead time to extend to seven or eight months. Typically, it’s closer to two to three months,” Forbes said. The computer chip shortage is one of the areas impacting the industry, according to Forbes, which projected that the shortage will last into 2023. Schneider agreed. “It is not as much on the cells that are inside the batteries. It’s mostly the electronics, the same electronic supply chain constraints you’re hearing about in the automotive industry,” she said, of what is currently causing delays. So far, the delays have been manageable, according to Schneider. At Flux Power, Forbes said the business is taking a few steps to meet current needs - using alternate suppliers, ramping up staffing, and more to increase production. Customers are also responding by sending letters of intent for purchases in 2023 and 2024, according to Forbes. “We haven’t seen this before,” he said. “Customers are looking to try and reserve production capacity and are community strategically with us.” At OneCharge, Khabur said the company’s customers have reported labor shortages and


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labor costs as current challenges. “Automation and robotics adoption by our customers is one of the solutions to this persistent problem,” he said, noting that OneCharge is partnering with many of the automated guided vehicle manufacturers and companies developing driverless solutions. “We are witnessing increased demand for this equipment from our customers. AGVs are used more instead of pedestrian walkie stackers and pallet jacks,” Khabur said. “Lithium batteries are one of the main technologies enabling AGVs to improve operational efficiency.” ‘An exciting business’ While the market share for lithium-ion batteries remains smaller than other power sources, Forbes said he believes the demand will continue to grow. “We used to track five or six direct competitors. Now there are probably over a dozen,” he said. The future of the industry in the next few years will likely be focused on quality and possible consolidation of businesses, according to Forbes. Flux Power is working on a redesign of its products for a consistent battery look, with the first phase released in production this past July. “It’s an exciting business to be in,” Forbes said. “For a lot of customers, it comes down to timing,” he said, noting that for those who purchased lead-acid batteries in the last year or two there might not currently be an incentive to consider lithium-ion. “But it’s on the radar. More and more manufacturing facilities are operating 24/7 and are using AGVs and ARMs where they’re able to have those types of equipment. Lithium is a natural fit for that industry,” Forbes said.

Schneider foresees a move to higher voltage products, noting a similar trend in the automotive industry. “We see that coming down the pike for the material handling industry as well,” she said. Green Cubes Technology also recently introduced a line of chargers for its lithium-ion material handling batteries, according to Schneider. “This sort of makes a one-stop-shop,” she said, noting that the company's chargers allow three trucks to charge with a very small footprint and a single utility line. “That also continues to lessen infrastructure costs,” Schneider said. At OneCharge, Khabur said wireless charging is another likely upcoming trend. “Wireless charging is the best option to further improve uptime and eliminate the need for human interventions to plug and unplug the cable,” he said. “This important next step does not come easy, wireless charging has some issues yet to be solved.” On the environmental front, Khabur said OneCharge is joining forces to fight climate change and curb CO2 emissions. “Electrification of passenger cars is talked about a lot, but there is little public attention to millions of off-highway vehicles,” he said. “OneCharge is actively cooperating with non-profits and journalists to win over the corporate decision-makers, who have the power to switch to sustainable lithium power today, rather than tomorrow.” Eileen Mozinski Schmidt is a freelance writer and journalist based in the Greater Milwaukee area. Email Networkeditorial@MHNetwork. com or visit eileenmozinskischmidt.wordpress.com to contact Eileen. If your company would like to be featured, email Networkeditorial@ MHNetwork.com

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Safety First

Warehouse injuries are on the rise: How can management help? Safety is a top concern for warehouse managers and their employees. However, workplace injuries remain a big problem in warehouses. Additional steps must be taken to protect warehouse employees against injuries. A clear understanding of warehouse injuries and their impact is crucial. Warehouse managers who know workplace safety risks that can lead to on-the-job injuries can plan accordingly. These managers can do their part to help employees avoid injuries. They can also develop and maintain a safe and productive warehouse. Why Warehouse Managers Need to Prioritize Workplace Safety There were 213,100 warehouse-related injuries reported in the United States in 2020. These injuries occurred for many reasons. Insufficient workplace safety training is a leading cause of warehouse injuries. Warehouse managers are responsible for teaching workers the ins and outs of on-the-job safety. If a workplace safety training program does not meet the expectations of warehouse workers, it can create myriad problems. Warehouse workers who lack adequate training are more prone than others to make mistakes. These workers may be unaware of various workplace safety protocols. Thus, they cannot follow these protocols and inadvertently endanger themselves and others. In addition, warehouse managers must keep a close eye out for safety hazards. If managers are lax, they may miss certain hazards. Over time, these hazards won't be addressed and can escalate. If a warehouse employee is forced to deal with an onthe-job hazard, this worker can get hurt. Let's not forget about the brand reputation damage and revenue losses a business can suffer due to warehouse injuries, either. 12

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OSHA has published safety regulations for warehouses. A business that ignores these regulations is subject to compliance penalties that hurt its brand reputation and bottom line. Also, if a worker is injured in a warehouse accident, their employer may be liable. In this scenario, the worker can sue their employer. At this point, the employer can face a lengthy litigation process and be forced to pay damages to the worker who suffered an on-the-job injury. The warehouse manager who oversaw this employee can be subject to civil and criminal penalties. How to Protect Against Warehouse Injuries Warehouse injuries are not always preventable. Yet there are many things that warehouse managers can do to limit the risk of on-the-job injuries, such as: 1. Use Signage Workplace safety signs can serve as frequent reminders to warehouse workers. The signs encourage employees to follow on-the-safe safety best practices every day. Set up workplace safety signs that are visible, durable, and easy to understand. Using signage with images can help employees work safely. They also help make a warehouse more inclusive for employees dealing with disabilities or language differences. 2. Offer Safety Equipment Give warehouse workers helmets, face shields, vests, and other safety equipment. This helps protect warehouse employees from head to toe. Teach warehouse workers how to use safety equipment. Warehouse workers should know how to wear safety equipment and why it is important to do so. These workers should be able to adjust safety gear and ensure it fits properly. They should have no trouble reporting safety equipment concerns or issues to managers.


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Show warehouse workers how to get the best results from safety equipment, too. For instance, a warehouse manager can encourage employees who wear glasses to treat their daily wear like wearing glasses at the gym: get their frames adjusted regularly and wear a protective strap. This can help warehouse workers who wear glasses see clearly and further reduce their risk of on-the-job injuries. 3. Guard Against Falls Invest in a fall prevention system in a warehouse and teach workers how to use it. The system limits the risk of falls at heights. Along with using a fall prevention system, chain or rope off exposed or open warehouse loading docks. This helps workers avoid falling from these docks. Watch for uneven or damaged flooring in a warehouse. Uneven or damaged flooring makes it difficult for workers to safely walk or transport items across a warehouse. If floors are uneven or damaged, they must be repaired right away. Remanufactured Transmissions, Engines, Torque Converters, Steer Axles, Overhaul Kits and Aftermarket Parts for: • Material Handling • Construction • Agricultural Equipment

Clean and organize the workplace. Remove debris from warehouse floors and clean up spills immediately after they occur. Make sure warehouse materials are stored safely and are not placed in aisles. Remove cables and other obstructions from aisles as well. 4. Provide Ongoing Training Create a workplace safety training program and keep it up to date. Warehouse workers should receive periodic safety training. This allows employees to ask questions and get the insights they need to protect themselves and others against workplace injuries. Get employee feedback about a workplace safety training program. Conduct employee questionnaires and surveys to learn how workers feel about on-the-job safety. A warehouse manager can use employee feedback to improve the training program. Help Warehouse Employees Avoid Workplace Injuries Warehouse managers must prioritize on-thejob safety. By committing time, energy, and resources to continuously improve workplace safety, warehouse managers can help their employees work safely without compromising their productivity. Most importantly, they can reduce the risk of workplace injuries now and in the future. Noah Rue is a journalist and content writer, fascinated with the intersection between global health, personal wellness, and modern technology. When he isn’t searching out his next great writing opportunity, Noah likes to shut off his devices and head to the mountains to disconnect.

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The Fulfilling Promise of Our Robot Colleagues Automation and robotics are all the rage, at least when it comes to fulfillment within your supply chain, with companies like Locus Robotics, AutoStore, Exotec, Fetch, 6 River Systems, RightHand Robotics, and Ocado enjoying record investments and valuations. There are over 700 vendors in the space.[1] And while the robotics space is hot, it is also very fragmented in these early days. What do we need to think about when it comes to warehouse automation adoption? First, we need a level set. Automation in the overall fulfillment space, specifically in the warehouse space, remains at the beginning of the adoption curve. According to a DHL report, only 5% of warehouses are automated and the vast majority (80%) are entirely manually operated. A meager 15% are mechanized — leveraging conveyors and other forms of mechanical assistance.[2] But that slow pickup is offset by a gravity of current market drivers — a challenging labor market, the evolving role of the warehouse, and increasingly digitally-enabled consumers — and that automation adoption is very likely to mushroom. So where should we focus? There are two areas to watch: material handling within the warehouse and automation closer to home. While both areas have more mileage ahead of them than behind them, what is happening within the warehouse has a head start on what is coming for last-mile fulfillment. However, we must consider both when it comes to easing the strain on fulfillment. Gartner states that by 2031, over 75% of material handling within the warehouse will be managed by robots. Clearly, the ‘rise of the machines’ is not only the future but the present. However, prospective customers should not rush into acquiring robotic solutions for their warehouses. There are key elements to take into consideration. First, what workflow problem are you trying to solve? Fundamentally, warehouses are about receiving, putting away, picking, packing, 16

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and shipping. Of course, activities such as cycle counting are also crucial to ensuring the system operates smoothly. As you embark on an investment in robotics, which workflows are you looking to automate? The second key element, which might seem obvious, but cannot be overlooked: what is your budget and time horizon? Some automation can be introduced with very little disruption; picking cobots from the likes of Locus Robotics and 6 River Systems, for example, are capable of contributing value to the warehouse within mere weeks and with minimal disruption. Other solutions, such as an ASRS from AutoStore, Exotec, or Ocado, can take months to install and are much pricier, though they will give you world-class picking rates and efficiencies. Like most investments in business, there are trade-offs; robotics is no exception. Finally, what is your organization’s tolerance for change? Regardless of what workflow you are targeting and what level of investment you are making, you should be aware of the impact to your warehouse and organization. There will be a need to absorb and accept changes within your business. Is your warehouse, labor, and overall business ready to deal with these potential changes? Any warehouse and supply chain will need to determine what automation and robotics strategy fits best. While organizations may not integrate all planned technology immediately, there must be a plan for how to leverage it. It is not a ‘nice to have’ issue, but rather a ‘need to have’ one. How and when you adopt this technology depends on how the above questions are answered. Now that you have devised a strategy for integrating automation into your warehouse material handling process, what about that last mile? This remains a longer horizon play. While we are seeing last-mile fulfillment companies like Zipline, Starship Technologies, and Nuro, there are hurdles to overcome that are not present within


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the controlled environment of the warehouse. The biggest hurdle is having these robots operate amongst the public. Within a warehouse or factory, your workforce is trained and used to sharing space with machines and heavy equipment. Is the average citizen ready to share a sidewalk, park, store, or other public spaces with a robot? Science fiction movies and books would have you believe this is to be a no-brainer future state, but the concept is still quite new — and sometimes jarring. But this will normalize as last-mile expectations proliferate. Like the drivers for the adoption of automation within the warehouse, rising expectations will provide a catalyst for the last-mile fulfillment adoption of robotics. Indeed, the conditions will continue to be favorable: there is a labor shortage when it comes to truck drivers and delivery personnel; our infrastructure cannot handle more large delivery vehicles clogging our roads, and consumers’ appetite for instant gratification is unabated. For these reasons, expect increased investments and advancements in last-mile fulfillment automation. As time goes by, we will increasingly rub shoulders with our digital brethren. Just think, you’ll be at Cincinnati airport and an AMR will deliver food to you at your gate while another robot whirls by keeping the floors spic and span. Or head to the Marriott near the Las Vegas convention center and receive your room service meal delivered by Elvis and Priscilla, their delivery robots. Go to the Stop and Shop in Boston, and a Badger

robot will be monitoring spills and other hazards in the aisle. What is the theme here? More robots working in public. All these robots ‘in the wild’ will help make them more acceptable to us, more commonplace. The rise of the machines is indeed here, and there is no doubt that robots will continue to be a vital part of warehouses, fulfillment, and our overall supply chains. In the near term, as warehouse automation accelerates and last mile fulfillment robotics build momentum, your best bet is to stay informed. Consider registering for an education series like www.tecsys.com/automationseries to enhance your knowledge and keep up to date. While robotics must be a part of your thinking, it is wise to take a controlled approach to the adoption and integration of the solutions in your overall strategy. [1] https://www.thelogisticsiq.com/research/ warehouse-automation-market/ [2] https://goglobal.dhl-usa.com/blog/internationalbusiness-trends/robotic-technology-is-here-and-itsexpected-to-streamline-logistics/ Guy Courtin is a seasoned supply chain expert with decades of experience in the technology and supply chain space. Currently serving as Tecsys' vice president of industry and advanced technology, he has held leadership roles at 6 River Systems (a Shopify company), Infor Retail, and i2 Technologies (now Blue Yonder), and served as an industry analyst at Constellation Research, SCM World (Now Gartner), and Forrester Research.

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Lean manufacturing losing pulling power

According to Opportimes.com, a strong rebound in global demand, supply disruptions, and depletion of inventories have driven up raw material prices and transportation costs around the world — especially in North America. An increase in the price of raw materials, coupled with increasing uncertainty in manufacturing supply chains, has led many to rethink their stock management. Here, Claudia Jarrett, US country manager at industrial parts supplier EU Automation, explains why plant managers should consider the alternatives to lean manufacturing. Lean manufacturing, which was previously coined as just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing, was originally developed by Toyota in 1970. It is a production method designed to help reduce production time while reducing response times to customers and suppliers. JIT also encourages manufacturers to order parts only when needed, as close as possible to the point of assembly, so there is minimal stock held in inventory. Simply put, the strategy aims to increase efficiency by eliminating waste, optimizing processes, and cutting costs. This is achieved by producing only what is in demand and not overstocking. By reducing the production time, the method improves the productivity rate and helps increase profits. In turn, lean manufacturing has been a popular method for manufacturers to ensure products are received only at the time needed, saving space in their inventories and reducing time in the production cycle. 20

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The current landscape COVID-19 exposed problems in lean manufacturing that have caused manufacturers to reconsider this methodology. JIT is built on forecast demand which, while reliable in the past, has now become more unpredictable. This is because the forecast is based on historical data, but unpredictable social and political upheavals, such as the national lockdowns and conflict in Ukraine, mean that this data can no longer be relied on to the same extent. However, there are a few strategies to prevent stockouts even given the current levels of uncertainty over the future. Manufacturers are now after alternatives to ensure components are in continuous supply. Conventional approaches, such as just-in-case (JIC), where manufacturers create a stockpile of components, also provide their own set of challenges. Businesses are instead of wanting a middle ground, which offers reliability without reducing profits. A solution is moving to nearshoring or reshoring. A supplier closer to production can significantly lower replenishment times and deliver parts faster at times of need. The issue of shipping parts has always hindered faster cycle times while relying on suppliers overseas can add shipping time and coordination complexity. Manufacturers can also implement a supply chain that operates on a global level, but also adapts to local demand. This is what we call a “glocal” supply


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Industry News GEODIS and KNAPP to implement over $80 Million in highly Automated Fulfillment Technology for leading retailer Global transport and logistics provider GEODIS and KNAPP, a technology partner for intelligent value chains, have announced a new collaboration to implement more than $80 million in advanced automation technology into two omnichannel fulfillment centers on behalf of a leading retailer. This marks the third project between the two companies, bringing GEODIS’ 12-month investment with KNAPP to over $130 million as it continues its commitment to implementing the industry’s latest automated technologies into innovative solutions for its clients to best meet today’s service demands. www.geodis.com www.knapp.com

PACK EXPO International challenges students’ creativity in new Machine Building competition PACK Challenge, a brand-new packaging competition will bring six high school teams together for a head-to-head machinebuilding challenge at PACK EXPO International (Oct. 23-26; McCormick Place, Chicago), according to show producer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. The overall best in show team will be awarded $6,000 with second place receiving $3,000 and third $1,000. Other awards include Filler Performance Gold Cup, Most Creative Filler Design, and Marketing/Sales presentations. www.packexpo.com

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Raymond celebrates 100 years of innovation As changing consumer demands are pushing accelerated evolutions in the supply chain, The Raymond Corporation, a Toyota Industries Company, celebrates its 100th anniversary and highlights its focus on delivering the technology and material handling equipment needed to meet today’s demands and be better prepared for tomorrow’s challenges. Raymond's anniversary celebration included an event at its headquarters in Greene, New York, on Tuesday, June 14. An interactive, museum-style exhibit was on display to showcase Raymond’s industrychanging innovations and influential employee stories as well as to offer guests an exclusive look into the company’s bright future. www.raymondcorp.com

Darr Equipment completes Liftmasters brand transition Darr Equipment Co, has announced the completion of the acquisition of the S&L Liftmasters, Inc brand throughout South Texas.The purchase began in February 2020 and the brand transition from Liftmasters to Darr will be completed in June 2022. Throughout South Texas, Darr (formerly Liftmasters) will continue to represent its own equipment brands including a full line of new and used equipment including Clark and Komatsu forklifts, Big Joe pallet jacks, JLG aerial lifts, and various warehouse dock, safety and storage products. In addition, there are no changes in employees or support services, only the brand name. www.darrequipment.com

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Industry News Carolina Handling partners with Wake Tech on new Forklift Diploma program Carolina Handling has partnered with Wake Technical Community College and five other material handling equipment dealers to offer a new Forklift Diploma Program that will begin this fall at North Carolina’s largest community college in Raleigh.The new one-year Forklift Diploma Program will pair students with a sponsoring dealer to prepare them to be technicians specializing in the maintenance and repair of lift trucks. For more information on Wake Tech’s new One-Year Forklift Diploma Program, contact Paige Kearns at jpkearns@ waketech.edu or (919) 866-5257. www.carolinahandling.com www.waketech.edu

Pallet Logistics of America acquires Propak Pallet Logistics of America, a portfolio company of Silver Oak Services Partners, LLC has acquired Propak, a supply chain services provider. Founded in 1999 by Steve Clark, Propak is a national provider of 3rd Party Logistics Services, Reverse Logistics Services, Warehousing, Transportation, and Freight Brokerage Services. With its headquarters in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Propak employs 1,700 people at over 60 locations nationwide. The acquisition of Propak transforms PLA from the largest pallet management services provider in the western US to a national supply chain solutions provider offering Pallet Management Services, 3PL Services, Reverse Logistics Services, and Freight Brokerage & Transportation Management Services. www.PLofA.com www.propak.com

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Forklift-International traffic skyrockets! After starting its journey in the U.S. four years ago, “Forklift” is now one of the top addresses for dealing with used material handling equipment. 66% year over year growth rate in traffic has skyrocketed the marketplace to a level where it can simply be considered a “no-brainer”.

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People News Steel King announces succession plan as President Jay Anderson to step down Steel King Industries announced that company president Jay Anderson will be stepping down from Brian-Pfannes Jay Anderson his role at the company. Brian Pfannes, the company’s Vice President of Supply Chain and Platform Products, will be named president of Steel King in January 2023, with Anderson supporting the transition process during the second half of the year. Anderson has spent 38 years at Steel King, the company his father Fred Anderson founded in 1970. Jay Anderson was named VP/GM in 1999, and then president in 2001. Pfannes will be only the 4th Steel King president since the company’s founding. www.steelking.com Green Cubes Technology expands executive team Green Cubes Technology has announced four significant executive appointments to its leadership team - Ken Gregory as Vice President of Supply Chain and Procurement, Alan Forster as Vice President of Sales for Americas, Rita Faunce as Vice President of Sales Operations and Customer Experience, and Rocio Castellanos as International Controller. These executives join Ken Johnson, who was appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) last year. The team will provide leadership to sales, supply chain, operations, manufacturing, and customer support functions for continued growth within Motive (including Ground Support & Materials Handling), Stationary (Telecom & Data Center), and Mobile (Industrial Automation) Power market segments. www.greencubes.com 28

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Autoquip celebrates 75th Anniversary Autoquip Corporation is celebrating its 75th anniversary of providing innovative lifting solutions to the material handling industry. The company was originally founded in Chicago in 1947 to provide hydraulic material handling lifts for manufacturing applications. It relocated to its current home in Guthrie, Oklahoma in 1974, and has redefined the industry with an innovative array of lifting solutions and advanced control systems. www.autoquip.com

Rojas Heavy Equipment joins LiuGong North America dealer lineup LiuGong North America has welcomed a new dealer in its home state, with the addition of Rojas Heavy Equipment to its dealer lineup selling construction equipment. Covering the southern coastal markets of Texas, Rojas Heavy Equipment has several locations throughout the area. The dealer headquarters are in Alamo, Texas with additional branches in Laredo and Brownsville. Rojas will look to expand within the San Antonio and Corpus Christi markets as well. www.liugongna.com

Rental Equipment Investment Corp. acquires Cahill Services, LLC Rental Equipment Investment Corp. (REIC), a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries LLC, announced the acquisition of Cahill Services. Cahill represents REIC's second add-on acquisition under Kinderhook's ownership and REIC’s 14th since its inception. www.reicorporation.com www.cahillservices.com


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Industrial Manufacturing Shows 4.1% Decrease in May 2022 SalesLeads announced today the May 2022 results for the new planned capital project spending report for the Industrial Manufacturing industry. The Firm tracks North American planned industrial capital project activity; including facility expansions, new plant construction and significant equipment modernization projects. Research confirms 142 new projects in May and 148 in April in the Industrial Manufacturing sector as seen in the enclosed chart. INDIANA: Pharmaceutical company is planning to invest $2.1 billion for the construction of two processing facilities in BOONE COUNTY, IN. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

The following are selected highlights on new Industrial Manufacturing industry construction news. Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Type • Manufacturing/Production Facilities - 124 New Projects • Distribution and Industrial Warehouse - 53 New Projects Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Scope/Activity • New Construction - 45 New Projects • Expansion - 54 New Projects • Renovations/Equipment Upgrades - 45 New Projects • Plant Closings - 11 New Projects Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Location (Top 10 States) • North Carolina - 13

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Largest Planned Project During the month of May, our research team identified 12 new Industrial Manufacturing facility construction projects with an estimated value of $100 million or more. The largest project is owned by Hyundai Motor America, who is planning to invest $6 billion for the construction of an EV manufacturing facility in SAVANNAH, GA. Construction is expected to start in early 2023, with completion slated for Spring 2025.

NEW MEXICO: Investment firm is planning to invest $2 billion for the construction of an aluminum products recycling and manufacturing facility in LOS LUNAS, NM. They are currently seeking approval for the project. Construction is expected to start in late 2023, with completion slated for 2026. MICHIGAN: Pharmaceutical company is planning to invest $160 million for an expansion and equipment upgrades at their warehouse, manufacturing, and laboratory facility in GRAND RAPIDS, MI. They are currently seeking approval for the project. NORTH CAROLINA: Plastic material mfr. is planning to invest $80 million for the construction of a manufacturing facility in GASTONIA, NC. Completion is slated for Fall 2025. CALIFORNIA: Biotechnology company is planning to invest $75 million for the renovation and equipment upgrades on their laboratory and processing facility in LA JOLLA, CA. They have recently received approval for the project. NEBRASKA: Industrial supplies mfr. is planning to invest $58 million for the expansion of their warehouse and manufacturing facility in VALLEY, NE by 80,000 sf. They have recently received approval for the project. UTAH: Nutritional products mfr. is planning to invest $50 million for the construction of a processing facility in BEAVER, UT. They are currently seeking approval for the project. MASSACHUSETTS: Battery mfr. is planning to invest $45 million for the renovation and equipment upgrades on a 67,000 sf manufacturing facility at 501 Griffin Brook Dr. in METHUEN, MA. They have recently received approval for the project. They will relocate operations upon completion. CONNECTICUT: Biotechnology company is planning to invest $36 million for the construction of a 50,000 sf laboratory and processing facility at 2195 Day Hill Rd. in WINDSOR, CT. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

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Distribution and Supply Chain planned Project Report Data provided by SalesLeads Distribution and Supply Chain Shows 13% Decrease in May 2022 SalesLeads announced today the May 2022 results for the new planned capital project spending report for the Distribution and Supply Chain industry. The Firm tracks North American planned industrial capital project activity; including facility expansions, new plant construction and significant equipment modernization projects. Research confirms 148 new projects in May and 170 in April in the Distribution and Supply Chain sector as seen in the enclosed chart. MICHIGAN: Pharmaceutical company is planning to invest $160 million for an expansion and equipment upgrades at their warehouse, manufacturing, and laboratory facility in GRAND RAPIDS, MI. They are currently seeking approval for the project. NEW JERSEY: Film production company is planning to invest $125 million for the construction of a 300,000 sf warehouse, film studio, and office facility in NEWARK, NJ. They are currently seeking approval for the project. Completion is slated for late 2024. The following are selected highlights on new Distribution Center and Warehouse construction news. Distribution and Supply Chain - By Project Type • Distribution/Fulfillment Centers - 45 New Projects • Industrial Warehouse - 136 New Projects Distribution and Supply Chain - By Project Scope/Activity • New Construction - 40 New Projects • Expansion - 56 New Projects • Renovations/Equipment Upgrades - 65 New Projects • Plant Closings - 12 New Projects Distribution and Supply Chain - By Project Location (Top 5 States) • Ohio - 13 • California - 10 • Indiana - 10 • Texas - 10 • New York - 9 Largest Planned Project During the month of May, our research team identified 4 new Distribution and Supply Chain facility construction projects with an estimated value of $100 million or more. The largest project is owned by Canada Post, who is investing $366 million for the construction of a 585,000 sf warehouse and distribution facility in SCARBOROUGH, ON. Completion is slated for early 2023. Top 10 Tracked Distribution and Supply Chain Project Opportunities GEORGIA: Consumer products mfr. is planning to invest $205 million for the construction of a 1 million sf warehouse and distribution center at 950 Logistics Pkwy. in JACKSON, GA. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

NEBRASKA: Industrial supplies mfr. is planning to invest $58 million for the expansion of their warehouse and manufacturing facility in VALLEY, NE by 80,000 sf. They have recently received approval for the project. MINNESOTA: Logistics service provider is planning to invest $50 million for the construction of a 235,000 sf warehouse and distribution facility in LUVERNE, MN. They have recently received approval for the project. MISSOURI: Cleaning products mfr. is planning to invest $50 million for the renovation and equipment upgrades on a distribution center in ST. JOSEPH, MO. Completion is slated for late 2023. FLORIDA: Aviation service provider is planning to invest $40 million for the renovation and equipment upgrades on their hangar, warehouse, and office facility in BOCA RATON, FL. The project also includes the construction of a 64,000 sf hangar and office facility. ARIZONA: Third party logistics provider is planning for the renovation and equipment upgrades on a recently leased 451,000 sf warehouse and distribution facility at 2250 S. Litchfield Rd. in GOODYEAR, AZ. NEW YORK: Global online retailer is planning for the construction of a 250,000 sf distribution center at Whitestone Expy. in COLLEGE POINT, NY. Completion is slated for late 2023. CALIFORNIA: Beverage company is planning for the construction of a 205,000 sf warehouse at 791 E North Ave in FRESNO, CA. They are currently seeking approval for the project. Since 1959, SalesLeads, based out of Jacksonville, FL has been providing Industrial Project Reports on companies that are planning significant capital investments in their industrial facilities throughout North America. www.MHNetwork.com

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Product Showcase Apotea deploys RightPick™ 3 Item-Handling System from RightHand Robotics™ RightHand Robotics, announces the deployment and installation of RightPick™ 3 item-handling system at Apotea, Sweden’s online pharmacy, to automate their facility in Morgongåva, Sweden. RightHand Robotics will support Apotea’s increasing demand from customers who utilize online ordering and need reliable, direct, and convenient delivery throughout Sweden. RightPick 3 is a “model-free” piece-picking solution suitable for automating simple, but critical warehouse order fulfillment tasks 24/7. www.lift-wise.com

Safety Systems & Controls adds Nomad X to pace-one zone speed control product line With addressing customers' desire to protect individuals at forklift crossings, Safety Systems & Controls has expanded its Nomad RF transmitter with a transceiver option. Nomad X is mounted on each side of a pedestrian crossing. It can be mounted on a crossing gate, pedestrian barrier, or standalone support. Each Nomad X consists of a mounting box containing a PC Board with internal timer, push-button, battery and pilot light (LED).” www.loadingzonesafety.com

Orbital Wrapper manufacturer reports high demand for wireless, automated operation Packaging machinery manufacturer TAB Industries, LLC has reported that 90 percent of the TAB Wrapper Tornado orbital wrapping systems purchased in the 11 years since its development feature the company's wireless automation package. Devised as an optional convenience to speed the pallet wrapping process, the wireless automation package enables a single lift truck operator to manage the entire pallet wrapping function by remote control without leaving the seat of the forklift. www.tabwrapper.com

SpotSee rolls out new tilt monitor, TiltWatch RFID SpotSee® has expanded its TiltWatch product line to include an indicator that combines tiltmonitoring capabilities with passive radiofrequency identification (RFID) technology. The new TiltWatch® RFID alerts users when a product has been tipped or mishandled. TiltWatch RFID was designed to encompass all the benefits of a condition-monitoring program while also giving users an electronic record of information, captured in an enterprise resource planning (ERP) or warehouse management system. www.spotsee.io

BSLBATT explains the benefits of lithium-ion forklift batteries The last thing you need in a warehouse is unplanned downtime due to battery failure. At BSLBATT®, they are committed to providing reliable, advanced power solutions that enable every industrial vehicle driver in the world to enjoy the extraordinary experience brought by the outstanding performance of BSLBATT batteries. “The BSLBATT® Li modular technology's industry-leading performance makes it a beast of a battery, specifically designed for performing in multi-shift warehouse applications, and we’re thrilled to introduce it to the market,” said Eric Yi, Chief Executive Officer of BSLBATT Battery Company. www.lithiumforkliftbattery.com/contact.html 34

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Product Showcase CLARK Material Handling Company launches the new S40 IC Pneumatic Forklift CLARK Material Handling Company has announced the launch of the S40-60 IC Pneumatic forklift truck. Built-in capacities of 8,000 to 12,000 pounds, with a true 12,000-pound capacity, this latest addition to the S-SERIES line boasts many of the same SMART, STRONG, and SAFE features that customers have come to expect from the S-SERIES family, while also adding to the Built to Last promise of all CLARK trucks. www.clarkmhc.com

Merlo P72.10Plus. The sweet spot in telehandlers Merlo’s Heavy-Duty range of telehandlers, which includes the P72.10PLUS, is engineered to meet the needs of all industries required to move heavy loads under all conditions, safely. The user-friendly P72.10PLUS offers excellent telescopic performance without limiting the speed of work. The maximum load capacity is 15,800 lbs. The low pivot, the no-flex boom has a lift height up to 31’3”. Top load at full height is 9,000 lbs. Maximum reach of 17’1” easily manages 4,500 lbs. www.ams-merlo.com

Yale releases updated videos as part of new operator training program Coinciding with National Forklift Safety Day, Yale Materials Handling Corporation just released original training videos as part of the new Yale Operator Training Program. The new videos help high-intensity warehouses take control of their lift truck operator training, using enhanced adult learning techniques to support engagement and comprehension. Material is divided into shorter sections and broken up into hands-on learning periods to help improve comprehension and keep learners engaged. www.wbmcguire.com

Kassow Robots debuts at Automate, showcasing the KR Series of 7-Axis Cobots Kassow Robots showed the extremely flexible 7-axis cobots at Automate in Detroit, Mich., in June. The 7-axis cobots in Kassow’s KR series offer speed and power combined with a long reach and a high degree of flexibility to work in tight and awkward spaces. The seventh axis enables continuous dispensing, welding, and material removal applications, regardless of access angle, without the need to reorient the arm. The cobots are perfect for limited-space retrofits and more. www.kassowrobots.com

McGuire introduces the UniChock McGuire's new UniChock wheel-based truck restraint can help prevent unexpected trailer departure or movement from the loading dock during the loading process, providing an overall safe work environment and reducing the risk of accidents. The UniChock's unique profile and zinc-plated steel teeth provide a secure grip on the ground that is unparalleled in the industry. The chock's aluminum construction also makes for a lightweight, easily maneuverable restraint, while maintaining its durability. www.wbmcguire.com

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Let pedestrians and operators know if someone is just around the corner with our New LOOK-OUT ™

• Avoid Forklift Accidents • Alert Workers & Pedestrians • Warehouse, Yard and Office Applications • Reduce Liabilities • Increase Up Time

Alert Employees of Dangerous Collisions BEFORE They Occur! LOOK-OUT™

Currently, we have 42 standard package offerings, ranging from one-way to fourway intersections. These units can be mounted to racks, walls, or ceiling hung for the large units. Additionally, our new DUAL USE series consists of units that can be used INDOORS and OUTDOORS. Our units are Essential for Traffic Control.

Our LOOK OUT™ product line offers a versatile line of safety sensors that will alert workers and pedestrians if a forklift or other moving object is approaching just around the corner. Our sensors are great for any traffic area and are quickly becoming a standard for warehouse traffic control. Avoid accidents and potential liabilities to your facility. We have LOOK OUT™ products for just about every safety application for your warehouse, yard, or office needs. Additionally, if you need a custom solution, we will work with you to assure that your safety needs are met to complete satisfaction.

Protect your employees, visitors, and guests from dangerous collisions with forklifts or heavy equipment while walking through your facility. Safety and caution should be an automatic response to your implemented systems. We offer both interior and exterior sensors on our systems that can be mounted anywhere. They help control traffic concerns and communicate that someone is approaching from a spot that may not be otherwise visible.

When the sensors detect motion in blind spots around a corner or a door way, it begins to flash a warning to the pedestrian or operator who is approaching that intersection. Additionally, sensors will signal the lights on either side of the unit to flash as to indicate someone is approaching the same intersection. Thus, everyone approaching that intersection is informed of movement and will know to proceed with caution. The sensors may be adjusted to specific angles and lengths that will meet the needs of your facility. Signals are sent via bright flashing red LED lights on each visible side of the units.

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AVOID DEADLY AND COSTLY FORKLIFT COLLISIONS As workers juggle more projects and deadlines with shorter time constraints, safety can become jeopardized. As this happens, so do accidents. 40% of all forklift fatalities are caused by an individual being struck or run over by a forklift. Many of these accidents and fatalities can be avoided by warning pedestrians and forklift operators of approaching danger. Our LOOK OUT™ sensor alert warning system allows for quick and easy recognition of possible hazardous situations. Why take chances of liabilities when you can avoid accidents and protect your most valuable assets: your employees!

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Sensor detects up to 35 feet away,24 hours a day

Shown: Hall Door Monitor Basic

Blind spots, corners, and dangerous intersections can cause series accidents. Wouldn’t it be great if someone was always there to alert you of oncoming traffic? Despite Safety Supervisors efforts, they cannot always be there to prevent collisions. Thankfully, our units are there to scan traffic areas and alert 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. • The Look Out units cover 2, 3, and 4-way intersections. • The Hall Door and Overhead Door units cover hallways and overhead doors. • The Basics detect on one side and alert on the other. • The Dual Use series of units can be used for interior/exterior applications. Examples of these units are shown below. LOOK OUT 4

70’ 130’ 200’

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50’ Standard

10’-15”

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The ‘FIT’ Height Awareness Sensors TRAFFIC

TRAFFIC

The Fit height Awareness Sensors alert truck drivers of overhead obstacles that may be in the line of an elevated mast. When the sensor beams are broken, the ‘FIT’ lights and audible alarm continuously alert the driver of potential danger.

T R A F F I C

OVERHEAD DOOR BASIC— DOUBLE

DUAL USE 12 EXT DOD Sensor

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Exterior Double Box DOOR TRAFFIC

• Choose from 70’, 130’, and 200’ options for distance between sensors. • Sensors and selectable audible can be used for interior or exterior applications. • Great for protecting overhead sprinklers, heaters, lights, and storage; ceiling fans; loading dock awnings and industrial canopies; overhead bridge cranes; interior doorways; and parking garages. MADE in the U.S.A.

TRAFFIC

Interior Double Box

Toll FREE: 888-324-1920

www.CollisionAwareness.com

Sales@CollisionAwareness.com


ELECTRONIC REMANUFACTURING

FSIP’s Remanufacturing vs. Simple Electronic Repair Replace Compromised Stressed Components Components Upgraded to the Latest Specifications Load Tested to Ensure Quality

REPAIR

REMAN

Replace Broken Components

Comprehensive Warranty

1000s of parts in-stock and ready to order or have your core remanufactured! Flight Systems Industrial Products · 800-333-1194 · shop.fsip.biz

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Customized designs are considered! Portable Stacking Racks • For storing or transport, these long-wearing racks save space & time. • Utilize vertical storage space by safely stacking these racks up to 5-high. • Forklift portable for easy handling of loads up to 4000 lbs & more. • Rugged construction features stand up to heavy industrial requirements. • Save time by moving more material with fewer moves. • Store product up and off the floor preventing product damage. • Racks store easily with little storage space required when not in use. • Standard rack designs/sizes can be changed to meet your specific needs. “Ideal for your customer’s material handling needs.”

Call for assistance.

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Portable Stacking Racks • For storing or transport, these long-wearing racks save space & time. • Utilize vertical storage space by safely stacking these racks up to 5-high. • Forklift portable for easy handling of loads up to 4000 lbs & more. • Rugged construction features stand up to heavy industrial requirements. • Save time by moving more material with fewer moves.

• Store product up and off the floor preventing product damage. • Racks store easily with little storage space required when not in use. • Standard rack designs/sizes can be changed to meet your specific needs.

Call for assistance.

“Ideal for your customer’s material handling needs.”

Customized designs are considered.

800-939-3962 www.dyna-rack.com sales@dyna-rack.com Made in the USA

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FACING CHALLENGES?

EXPAND YOUR NETWORK. EDUCATE YOUR ASSOCIATES. ELEVATE YOUR BOTTOM LINE. MHEDA is the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association. Over 600 companies worldwide utilize MHEDA’s resources to stay competitive and connected. We are committed to serving this essential business community.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A RELIABLE NETWORK OF PEERS AND INFORMATION…MHEDA CAN HELP: • • • •

Manage Economic Uncertainty Train and Engage Employees Access Industry Resources Create and Maintain Business Connections

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Save on Everyday Expenses Recruit and Retain New Hires Stand Out from the Competition Understand and Act On Shifting Industry Trends

Are you facing business challenges that you need help with? Contact MHEDA today and we will do our best to help you find resources. Call 847-680-3500 or email connect@mheda.org or visit us online at www.mheda.org

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CABINETS Material Handling Directory

PRODUCTS Aerial Lifts

CARTS - RACKS

Modular Ergonomic Industrial Workbenches

CONTAINERS

Forklift-International.com

FIND IT. SELL IT. ENJOY IT.

Molded Fiber Glass Tray Company

FORKLIFTS, BATTERIES ATTACHMENTS AND MORE

Largest online market

BATTERIES / CHARGERS XtraPower Batteries 132 St-Joseph Blvd Lachine, QC H8S 2L3 Toll-Free: 877/422-9797 Phone: 514/422-9797 www.xtrapowerbatteries.com sales@xpb.ca

BATTERIES - USED

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FIND IT. SELL IT. ENJOY IT. FORKLIFTS, BATTERIES ATTACHMENTS AND MORE

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MFG Tray’s fiberglass containers are strong, durable and long lasting. These containers are impervious to cutting oils, detergents and mild acids. MFG 780 Series containers stack when full and nest together for storage and have a high-weight load capacity. These containers will not bend or twist while handling, they will effortlessly withstand automated filling and handling and can handle high operating temps ranging high operating temperature range of -60° to 250° F. www.mfgtray.com

Hand crank or electric height adjustable

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make unique workbench

4 Many units “IN STOCK” Forklift-International.com

Dyna Rack 425 Sovereign Ct Ballwin, MO 63011-4432 Toll-Free: 800/939-3962 Phone: 636/527-1868 Fax: 636/256-8963 www.dyna-rack.com sales@dyna-rack.com

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10 Avco Rd Haverhill, MA 01835 Toll-Free: 800.739.9067 Fax: 978.374.4885 www.1proline.com bench@1proline.com

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Molded Fiber Glass Tray Company 6175 Route 6 Linesville, PA 16424 Toll Free: 800-458-6050 Phone: 814-683-4500 Fax: 814-683-4504 www.mfgtray.com info@mfgtray.com The Molded Fiber Glass Tray Company was founded in 1952 in Linesville, Pennsylvania, and are pioneers in the material handling industry. We manufacture reinforced composite trays, containers, and flats used in the material handling, industrial, confectionery, bakery, food service, pharmaceutical, and electronics markets for in-process handling of goods.


BATTERIES

LITHIUM SAFEFLEX BATTERIES AND CHARGERS Maintenance-free Li-ion batteries increase safety and efficiency with a lower total cost than lead acid.

High-frequency chargers with CAN communication, voltage detection and multiple outlets enable fast charging with lower utility costs.

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BATTERIES / CHARGERS

Celebrating over a decade as the global leader in New, Used and ReConditioned Industrial Battery Technology and Accessories.

New SB Connectors New Cables

New Shrouds New Vent Caps

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New Acid Resistant Paint

ReConditioning Process ReCon Batteries are the solution for applications requiring 6 hours of daily usage. Small and Medium sized Business operations, Large warehouse back-up batteries, rental units, and used truck sales.

In stock ready to ship within 48 hours

Each ReCon battery has undergone the 18-stage Reconditioning Process and has a minimum rated capacity of 85%. All batteries are hand sanded, cleaned, painted and equipped with brand new parts (vent caps, shrouds and cables).

Matching Chargers Available for all models

Extended Warranties Available All Top Brands less than 3 years old Package Discounts Available Core credits up to $1,000.00 per battery

Save $ Today!

Get a quote on our NEW 5YR Warranty Batteries with the fastest delivery time and most competetive prices in the Market. Contact sales@xpb.ca for orders and inquire about our unbeatable freight rates to all major urban areas in North and South America DIR 6

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CAB COVERS

ClearCap & TuffCab! Cap Roof Covers ! Clear TM

Easy Install • ClearCap Roof Covers Keeps Operator Dry • Many Sizes to Fit Various Trucks • Easy to Install • Reasonably Priced • Clear or Tinted • UV Polycarbonate • Domed Roof Diverts Rain • Blocks UV Rays • O.S.H.A. Compliant

Clear Solutions to Common Problems TuffCab Panel Cab Enclosures

Vinyl Side Doors

Engineered to Fit Hyster, Yale, Cat, Mitsubishi, Toyota & Unicarriers • Full Enclosures or Individual Components • Durable Steel & Safety Glass Construction • Easy Clamp-on Installation • Affordable • Fast Lead Times • Windshield Includes 12v Wiper

Wy’East Products 1-888-401-5500 www.clearcap.com

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DISTRIBUTORS

ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS

Flight Systems Industrial Products

findadistributor.com Phone: 602/218/8556 www.findadistributor.com info@findadistributor.com @FADnetwork Connecting Industrial Equipment Users and Providers - North America’s online directory of distributors and dealers selling material handling, supply chain and logistics equipment, products and services. A costeffective alternative to mainstream search engines and broad directories, putting distributors and dealers where they can be found by local customers.

DRUM HANDLING EQUIPMENT - NEW Interthor, Inc. 2580 Diehl Rd, Ste E Aurora, IL 60502-5309 Toll-Free: 888/345-1270 Phone: 708/345-1270 Fax: 708/345-1290 www.interthor.com sales@interthor.com

Headquarters: 1015 Harrisburg Pike Carlisle, PA 17013 Midwest Branch: 80 S. Fairbank St. Ste. 7 Addison, IL 60101

ENGINES - REBUILT All Industrial Engine Service 4607 Hamann Pkwy Willoughby, OH 44094 Toll-Free: 877/303-5438 Phone: 440/943-9546 Fax: 440/943-9547 www.all-industrial.com jgelsiminojr@all-industrial.com

ENGINES REMANUFACTURED

1-800-333-1194 www.shop.fsip.biz sales@fsip.biz Flight Systems Industrial Products offers manufactured, remanufactured, and new electronic products, engineered electric system design services, and general repairs for the battery-powered, electric vehicle markets. Vast technical expertise and efficient manufacturing practices enable FSIP to provide a costeffective, reliable alternative to new parts.

All Industrial Engine Service 4607 Hamann Pkwy Willoughby, OH 44094 Toll-Free: 877/303-5438 Phone: 440/943-9546 Fax: 440/943-9547 www.all-industrial.com jgelsiminojr@all-industrial.com

Remanufactured Engines “Quality Assured Workmanship From People Who Know The Business!”

ELECTRIC FORKLIFTS

Forklift-International.com

FIND IT. SELL IT. ENJOY IT. FORKLIFTS, BATTERIES ATTACHMENTS AND MORE

Largest online market

ALL INDUSTRIAL ENGINE SERVICE

www.all-industrial.com ENGINES - PARTS All Industrial Engine Service 4607 Hamann Pkwy Willoughby, OH 44094 Toll-Free: 877/303-5438 Phone: 440/943-9546 Fax: 440/943-9547 www.all-industrial.com jgelsiminojr@all-industrial.com

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Enignes In-Stock For Same Day Shipment

Toll Free 877-303-LIFT

440-943-9546 • FAX 440-943-9547


FORKLIFT CONVERSION TO TURRET TRUCK

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Why the Superior Turret? • Save Money by Increased Storage Capacity • Not Difficult to Use like the Others • Work Both Sides of the Aisle • Versatility - Rack to Truck • Limit the Learning Curve • Simplicity in Design • Low Maintenance • Multiple Options • Electric or LP

www.superioreng.com

800-359-3052

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EVENTS / TRADE SHOWS

FORKLIFT SAFETY

FORKLIFTS - DEALERS

Thombert MHEDA

118 S. Main Street - Suite 11 Wauconda, IL 60084 Phone: 847/680-3500 Fax: 847/362-6989 www.mheda.org connect@mheda.org

OSHA FORKLIFT TRAINING

Now Offering Full Virtual Reality Forklift Simulators

2023 Annual Convention & Exhibitor Showcase April 29 - May 3, 2023 Grand Hyatt Nashville Nashville, TN

Nationwide OSHA Programs for:

The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association is the only national trade association dedicated solely to improving the proficiency of the material handling equipment distributor. MHEDA represents all segments of the industry and offers resources such as education, networking opportunities, industry specific information and more.

On all types, models and brands of Powered Industrial Truck equipment and Aerial Work Platforms.

FALL SAFETY

• Train the Trainer • Classroom training • Hands on driver training • Operator evaluations

Forklift University works with forklift equipment companies to add forklift training and safety programs to your sales offerings.

Be ready for the new ANSI

Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc. 174 Western Avenue Essex, MA 10929 www.MezzGate.com sales@MezzGate.com 978-768-3000 Mezzanine Safeti-Gates designs and manufactures pallet drop safety gates for fall protection on elevated work platforms in distribution centers, warehouses and manufacturing facilities. Our full line of safety gate designs meets ANSI standards and OSHA regulations.

Guidelines Use Forklift University for: • Train the Trainer Programs • Operator Certifications • Hands on Driver Training • Custom Safety Programs

FORKLIFT UNIVERSITY

2733 N POWER RD. 102-262 | MESA, AZ 85215

316 E 7th St N Newton, IA 50208 Toll-Free: 800/433-3572 Toll-Free Fax: 800/433-3517 www.thombert.com rcollette@thombert.com North America’s largest manufacturer of polyurethane wheels and tires for narrow aisle electric lift trucks. Manufacturers and lift truck dealers agree that Thombert offers customers the longest life. Polyurethane wheels and tires are one of the highest wear items on an electric lift truck. Longer wheel and tire life are imperative for expense management.

FORKLIFTS - PARTS

Shoppa’s Material Handling, Inc

15217 Grand River Rd Fort Worth, TX 76155 Toll-Free: 866/506-2200 Phone: 817/359-1100 Fax: 817/359-1110 www.shoppasmaterialhandling.com info@shoppas.com Shoppa’s carries parts for all brands, makes and models of forklifts and other material handling equipment. Our staff has the experience and knowledge to quickly help you get the parts you need. We carry a large inventory of new and used Toyota parts.

forklift-international www.forklift-international.com Largest online market for used forklifts, attachments, work platforms, batteries and chargers.

888.674.9992

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FORKLIFTS - WHOLESALE BUY / SELL

YOUR TEXAS FULL-SERVICE MATERIAL HANDLING DEALER

FORKLIFTS SERVICE RENTALS PARTS DOCKS DOORS & MORE!

DALLAS/FORT WORTH, TX

HOUSTON, TX

817-595-5995

281-895-5438

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FORKLIFTS - USED

Kelly Tractor

FORKLIFTS - USED

FORKLIFTS - WHOLESALE BUY / SELL

8255 NW 58th St Miami, FL 33166 Phone: 305/592-5360 www.kellytractor.com Marketing@kellytractor.com

We’ve rebranded - formerly

Since 1933, Kelly Tractor Co., a fourth generation and family-owned company, has partnered with its customers and communities as the premier solutions provider in Southern Florida. Our Lift Truck Division’s materialhandling line-up includes industry-leading brands such as Cat Lift Trucks, Big Joe, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks, Kalmar, Jungheinrich, Landoll, Genie, JLG & Aisle Master. Whether it is selling, renting, or servicing, our Lift Truck Division is ready to get the job done to guarantee your success.

SALES, SERVICE, PARTS, RENTALS & TRAINING SINCE 1962.

Kensar Equipment 820 S Post Rd Indianapolis, IN 46239 Phone: 317-787-3400 x 8522

New & Used: Forklifts, Pallet Trucks, Aerial Lifts, Railcar Movers, Sweepers/ Scrubbers, Storage & Racking, Warehouse Automation Equipment, Operator Training, Fleet Management, and much, much more! Mention PROMO CODE LUKE.

FORKLIFTS - WHOLESALE BUY / SELL

Shoppa’s Material Handling, Inc

15217 Grand River Rd Fort Worth, TX 76155 Toll-Free: 866/506-2200 Phone: 817/359-1100 Fax: 817/359-1110 www.shoppasmaterialhandling.com info@shoppas.com Shoppa’s has the largest selection of pre-owned Toyota forklifts in the Southwest. Whether you are looking for rental retirements, retail ready, or as-is units, call Shoppa’s for the best selection. In addition, we also purchase all makes and models of forklifts, regardless of age or condition.

INDUSTRIAL WHEELS

Forklift-International.com

FIND IT. SELL IT. ENJOY IT. FORKLIFTS BATTERIES ATTACHMENTS AND MORE Largest online market for forklifts, attachments and work platforms

Thombert Dallas/Fort Worth 900 Port America Pl. Grapevine, TX 76051

817-595-5995

Houston 22203 Cypress Slough Dr. Houston, TX 77073

281-895-5438 With locations in Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston, TX, Elite Material Handling specializes in forklift sales, service, rentals, and parts for ALL makes and models and offers customized maintenance plans. Our goal is to improve the efficiency of your organization through our comprehensive warehouse and material handling equipment solutions. Let us know how we can help you take your business to the next level!

316 E 7th St N Newton, IA 50208 Toll-Free: 800/433-3572 Toll-Free Fax: 800/433-3517 www.thombert.com rcollette@thombert.com North America’s largest manufacturer of polyurethane wheels and tires for narrow aisle electric lift trucks. Manufacturers and lift truck dealers agree that Thombert offers customers the longest life. Polyurethane wheels and tires are one of the highest wear items on an electric lift truck. Longer wheel and tire life are imperative for expense management.

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LIFT TRUCK SOLUTIONS

PowerFleet’s Pedestrian and Vehicle Warning System empowers our customers to manage and control vehicle operations effectively, efficiently, and safely. It uses advanced artificial intelligence to help prevent accidents and avoid damage to industrial vehicles such as forklifts. The AI camera solution quickly alerts operators of potential hazards and imminent danger–without the need for wearable tags or apparel. Contact us today to find out how you can save money, reduce risk, and improve fleet safety and compliance.

www.powerfleet.com/mhn | +1 813.877.4500

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INSURANCE

FOUNDATION RISK PARTNERS DBA FAIRVIEW INSURANCE 25 Fairview Ave. Verona, NJ 07044 Toll-Free: 800/372-2558 Phone: 973/857-0870 Fax: 973/857-9645 www.fairviewinsurance.com gjacobs@fairviewinsurance.com National Equipment Dealer Program. This program is designed for construction and forklift dealers and Material Handling distributors. It covers property and business interruption, inland marine, commercial general liability, business automobile, umbrella, and workers compensation. Coverage for pollution liability and employment practices liability are optional.

MATERIAL HANDLING & STORAGE EQUIPMENT

Molded Fiber Glass Tray Company MFG Tray’s fiberglass containers are strong, durable and long lasting. These containers are impervious to cutting oils, detergents and mild acids. MFG 780 Series containers stack when full and nest together for storage and have a high-weight load capacity. These containers will not bend or twist while handling, they will effortlessly withstand automated filling and handling and can handle high operating temps ranging high operating temperature range of -60° to 250° F. www.mfgtray.com

MATERIAL HANDLING & STORAGE EQUIPMENT

Molded Fiber Glass Tray Company 6175 Route 6 Linesville, PA 16424 Toll Free: 800-458-6050 Phone: 814-683-4500 Fax: 814-683-4504 www.mfgtray.com info@mfgtray.com The Molded Fiber Glass Tray Company was founded in 1952 in Linesville, Pennsylvania, and are pioneers in the material handling industry. We manufacture reinforced composite trays, containers, and flats used in the material handling, industrial, confectionery, bakery, food service, pharmaceutical, and electronics markets for in-process handling of goods.

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Material Handling Systems Minnesota Location: 8630 Monticello Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55369 Pennsylvania Location: 38 East 1st Street East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

DACS, Inc. 900 Port Centre Parkway Portsmouth, VA 23704 Toll-Free: 800/909-4937 Toll-Free Fax: 800/909-4938 www.dacsinc.com dswanson@dacsinc.com

Johnson Bros. Roll Forming Co. 5744 McDermott Drive Berkeley, IL 60163-1102 Phone: 708/449-7050 Fax: 708/449-0042 www.JohnsonRollForming.com info@johnsonrollforming.com Since 1948 Johnson Bros has manufactured metal parts for many industries including the Material Handling Industry. From roll formed angles, u channels, c-channels, to roll formed profiles and mouldings, tubing and rings. All metals. 2-5,000ft. min. Prefinished/plain. Inline: holes, cut to length, perforating, end fabricating.

MEZZANINES

Complete turnkey pallet rack systems including space planning, design, layouts, budgeting, supplying, and installation. We offer a combination of quality products, helpful customer service, and competitive pricing. We would love to help you with any of your material handling needs. Call 800722-5908 or visit www.akequipment.com

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MEZZANINE DECKING STEEL

DACS, Inc. 900 Port Centre Parkway Portsmouth, VA 23704 Toll-Free: 800/909-4937 Toll-Free Fax: 800/909-4938 www.dacsinc.com dswanson@dacsinc.com


PARTS

KEEP YOUR TRUCK RUNNING SMOOTH

WE'VE GOT EVERY REPLACEMENT PART YOU NEED

1-800-621-3414

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PACKAGING

PALLET RACKS - NEW

PARTS

Quick Ship Pallet Rack in Stock in East Stroudsburg, PA

Molded Fiber Glass Tray Company 6175 Route 6 Linesville, PA 16424 Toll Free: 800-458-6050 Phone: 814-683-4500 Fax: 814-683-4504 www.mfgtray.com info@mfgtray.com The Molded Fiber Glass Tray Company was founded in 1952 in Linesville, Pennsylvania, and are pioneers in the material handling industry. We manufacture reinforced composite trays, containers, and flats used in the material handling, industrial, confectionery, bakery, food service, pharmaceutical, and electronics markets for in-process handling of goods.

PALLET RACKS

Wholesale Pallet Rack Products Minnesota Location: 8630 Monticello Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55369 Pennsylvania Location: 38 East 1st Street East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 We ship pallet rack and wire decks nationwide out of our Minnesota and Pennsylvania warehouses. We own the inventory at these locations, so you can expect reliable service and short lead times. We sell exclusively to dealers and resellers at wholesale rates. Call 888-578-1579 or visit www.wprpwholesalepalletrack.com

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Our East Stroudsburg warehouse is stocked full of quick ship pallet rack and ready to serve dealers and resellers in the Eastern United States. Maintaining high levels of in-stock teardrop pallet rack allows us to ship your order within 48 hours or less. Our goal is to help you. We stock major pallet rack and wire decking brands, including Ridg-U-Rak, Steel King, Nashville Wire and J&L Wire products. Please call 888-578-1579 or visit our new website at www.wprpwholesalepalletrack.com, where you’ll find our Quote Builder tool and price lists.

PALLET STACKING FRAMES Dyna Rack 425 Sovereign Ct Ballwin, MO 63011-4432 Toll-Free: 800/939-3962 Phone: 636/527-1868 Fax: 636/256-8963 www.dyna-rack.com sales@dyna-rack.com

PALLET TRUCKS Interthor, Inc. 2580 Diehl Rd, Ste E Aurora, IL 60502-5309 Toll-Free: 888/345-1270 Phone: 708/345-1270 Fax: 708/345-1290 www.interthor.com sales@interthor.com

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Johnson Bros. Roll Forming Co. 5744 McDermott Drive Berkeley, IL 60163-1102 Phone: 708/449-7050 Fax: 708/449-0042 www.JohnsonRollForming.com info@johnsonrollforming.com Since 1948 Johnson Bros has manufactured metal parts for many industries including the Material Handling Industry. From roll formed angles, u channels, c-channels, to roll formed profiles and mouldings, tubing and rings. All metals. 2-5,000ft. min. Prefinished/plain. Inline: holes, cut to length, perforating, end fabricating.

PARTS - NEW - LIFT TRUCKS

Thombert

316 E 7th St N Newton, IA 50208 Toll-Free: 800/433-3572 Toll-Free Fax: 800/433-3517 www.thombert.com rcollette@thombert.com North America’s largest manufacturer of polyurethane wheels and tires for narrow aisle electric lift trucks. Manufacturers and lift truck dealers agree that Thombert offers customers the longest life. Polyurethane wheels and tires are one of the highest wear items on an electric lift truck. Longer wheel and tire life are imperative for expense management.


PALLET RACKS

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RACK DECKING

RACK DECKING - STEEL

PROVEN SOLUTIONS

Johnson Bros. Roll Forming Co. 5744 McDermott Drive Berkeley, IL 60163-1102 Phone: 708/449-7050 Fax: 708/449-0042 www.JohnsonRollForming.com info@johnsonrollforming.com

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RACK DECKING - STEEL DACS, Inc. 900 Port Centre Parkway Portsmouth, VA 23704 Toll-Free: 800/909-4937 Toll-Free Fax: 800/909-4938 www.dacsinc.com dswanson@dacsinc.com

SOURCE

RACKS Dyna Rack 425 Sovereign Ct Ballwin, MO 63011-4432 Toll-Free: 800/939-3962 Phone: 636/527-1868 Fax: 636/256-8963 www.dyna-rack.com sales@dyna-rack.com

Since 1948 Johnson Bros has manufactured metal parts for many industries including the Material Handling Industry. From roll formed angles, u channels, c-channels, to roll formed profiles and mouldings, tubing and rings. All metals. 2-5,000ft. min. Prefinished/plain. Inline: holes, cut to length, perforating, end fabricating.

RACK DECKING - STEEL

West Point Rack, Inc. 13591 Chandler St Omaha, NE 68138 Toll-Free: 866/245-3630 Fax: 866/245-3631 www.westpointrack.com reva@westpointrack.com

Johnson Bros. Roll Forming Co. 5744 McDermott Drive Berkeley, IL 60163-1102 Phone: 708/449-7050 Fax: 708/449-0042 www.JohnsonRollForming.com info@johnsonrollforming.com Since 1948 Johnson Bros has manufactured metal parts for many industries including the Material Handling Industry. From roll formed angles, u channels, c-channels, to roll formed profiles and mouldings, tubing and rings. All metals. 2-5,000ft. min. Prefinished/plain. Inline: holes, cut to length, perforating, end fabricating.

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CANTILEVER, STRUCTURAL PALLET & PORTABLE STACKING. “We don’t just promise, we deliver”- West Point Rack is one of the fastest growing companies in the industry. Our customers recognize quality products, dependability of service and competitive pricing. Our Primary Goal is to satisfy our Dealers, earn their Trust, and become their “Vendor of Choice.”

Solid Rack Deck Mezzanine Decking Cantilever Rack Deck

DACS inc.

800-909-4937 dswanson@dacsinc.com

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RACKS

West Point Rack “We don’t just promise…we deliver!” • Quotes in 2 hours on most requests • Delivery in 2-3 weeks on most orders

For Excellent Service Contact

Reva Bily

Cantilever Racks • Structural Pallet Racks Portable Stacking Racks Specialty Transport & Storage Products West Point Rack is one of the fastest growing companies in the industry. Our customers recognize quality products, dependability of service and competitive pricing.

• Quality • Dependability • Satisfaction

Our Primary Goal is to support our dealers, satisfy their customers, earn trust and be the “Vendor of Choice” for rack products and racking systems. We offer a full line of light duty, intermediate duty, heavy and extra heavy duty cantilever racks. We provide multiple configurations of a wide variety of stacking racks. Our structural pallet racks can be configured for a wide range of applications. West Point Rack has the products that generates solutions for your storage needs. We also offer specialty products such as bar cradle trucks, drum racks, hand carts and other specialty transport and storage products. Give us a call at 866.245.3630. We may have what you need. Look forward to hearing from you.

Cantilever

Portable Stacking

Structural Pallet

13591 Chandler St. • Omaha, NE 68138 866-245-3630 • Fax 866-245-3631 reva@westpointrack.com www.westpointrack.com

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RACKS

RACKS

RACKS - PORTABLE

PROVEN SOLUTIONS

ONE SOURCE

Shoppa’s Material Handling, Inc

15217 Grand River Rd Fort Worth, TX 76155 Toll-Free: 866/506-2200 Phone: 817/359-1100 Fax: 817/359-1110 www.shoppasmaterialhandling.com info@shoppas.com Shoppa’s is your best choice for price, quality and selection of industrial rack. Our inventory includes pallet rack, drive-in rack, push-back, flow rack, wire mesh decking, cantilever, rail guards, post protection and shelving. We buy and sell used pallet rack and offer lead fees on warehouse liquidations.

RACKS & SHELVING

Johnson Bros. Roll Forming Co. 5744 McDermott Drive Berkeley, IL 60163-1102 Phone: 708/449-7050 Fax: 708/449-0042 www.JohnsonRollForming.com info@johnsonrollforming.com

Solid Rack Deck Mezzanine Decking Cantilever Rack Deck

Since 1948 Johnson Bros has manufactured metal parts for many industries including the Material Handling Industry. From roll formed angles, u channels, c-channels, to roll formed profiles and mouldings, tubing and rings. All metals. 2-5,000ft. min. Prefinished/plain. Inline: holes, cut to length, perforating, end fabricating.

Dyna Rack 425 Sovereign Ct Ballwin, MO 63011-4432 Toll-Free: 800/939-3962 Phone: 636/527-1868 Fax: 636/256-8963 www.dyna-rack.com sales@dyna-rack.com

RACKS - SPECIALTY

Johnson Bros. Roll Forming Co. 5744 McDermott Drive Berkeley, IL 60163-1102 Phone: 708/449-7050 Fax: 708/449-0042 www.JohnsonRollForming.com info@johnsonrollforming.com Since 1948 Johnson Bros has manufactured metal parts for many industries including the Material Handling Industry. From roll formed angles, u channels, c-channels, to roll formed profiles and mouldings, tubing and rings. All metals. 2-5,000ft. min. Prefinished/plain. Inline: holes, cut to length, perforating, end fabricating.

RACKS - STACKING Dyna Rack 425 Sovereign Ct Ballwin, MO 63011-4432 Toll-Free: 800/939-3962 Phone: 636/527-1868 Fax: 636/256-8963 www.dyna-rack.com sales@dyna-rack.com

DACS inc.

800-909-4937 dswanson@dacsinc.com

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STACKERS/PALLET TRUCK

Ergonomic Material Handling

Tel. (888) 345 1270 Email: sales@interthor.com www.interthor.com

www. www.interthor.com

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SAFETY EQUIPMENT

SHELF CLIPS

STEER AXLES REMANUFACTURED

Shelf Clips

Ideal Shield 2525 Clark Street Detroit, MI 48209 866-825-8659 info@idealshielad.com www.idealshield.com

American Industrial Transmission, Inc.

Minnesota Location: 8630 Monticello Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55369 Pennsylvania Location: 38 East 1st Street East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

Ideal Shield is the specialized manufacturer of the Original Bumper Post Sleeve, the strongest guardrail on the market, and a variety of handrail systems. Our patented line of products saves time, money, and maintenance by eliminating the need to paint.

Roly Safety Gate The Roly safety gate is a versatile solution for securing ledges of pallet drop areas and openings on mezzanines, elevated platforms and rack picking modules. The safety system uses dual counterbalanced gates that open and close within the confines of the gate structures to avoid obstructing aisle traffic while securing elevated ledges. Available with power operation, radio frequency remotes and sensors, the Roly safety gate meets or exceeds OSHA, ANSI and IBC codes.

We have thousands of shelf and pallet rack clips (new and used) in stock for all kinds of racking and shelving. Available to ship in 24-48 hours. We also provide an extensive pallet rack identifier to find what you need. Call 855-289-2547 or visit www.shelf-clips. com

STACKERS

20395 Hannan Pkwy Walton Hills, OH 44146 Toll-Free: 800/588-7515 Phone: 440/232-9545 Fax: 440/232-8142 www.aittransmission.com sales@aittransmission.com Need a reman steer axle? Call AIT, the transmission experts. Our equipment, our technicians, and our lift truck knowledge has opened the way for a new product line. Same great customer service. Same great delivery times. Same great workmanship. Steer axle remanufacturing by American Industrial Transmission.

STORAGE & SHELVING

Interthor, Inc. 2580 Diehl Rd, Ste E Aurora, IL 60502-5309 Toll-Free: 888/345-1270 Phone: 708/345-1270 Fax: 708/345-1290 www.interthor.com sales@interthor.com

Aigner Label Holder Corp. 218 MacArthur Ave New Windsor, NY 12553 Toll-Free: 800/242-3919 Phone: 845/562-4510 www.aignerlabelholder.com info@aignerlabelholder.com

Forklift-International.com

FIND IT. SELL IT. ENJOY IT. FORKLIFTS, BATTERIES ATTACHMENTS AND MORE

Largest online market

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Molded Fiber Glass Tray Company 6175 Route 6 Linesville, PA 16424 Toll Free: 800-458-6050 Phone: 814-683-4500 Fax: 814-683-4504 www.mfgtray.com info@mfgtray.com The Molded Fiber Glass Tray Company was founded in 1952 in Linesville, Pennsylvania, and are pioneers in the material handling industry. We manufacture reinforced composite trays, containers, and flats used in the material handling, industrial, confectionery, bakery, food service, pharmaceutical, and electronics markets for in-process handling of goods.

TIRES

TRADE ASSOCIATIONS

FORKLIFT TIRE COMPANY, INC. Phone: 866/313-2180 Extension 1: Sales - 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST Extension 2: Leave a Message www.ForkliftTire.com sales@forklifttire.com Huge selection and inventory. One Stop Shop. Supply of Industrial wheels and tires. We ship FREE to commercial addresses throughout the lower 48 states. OEM Premiumgrade Options, Polyurethanes, Pre-Owned and New Tires, Wheels, and Wheel Assemblies. “4 or More” - Replace a complete set for less

STORAGE STACK RACKS Dyna Rack 425 Sovereign Ct Ballwin, MO 63011-4432 Toll-Free: 800/939-3962 Phone: 636/527-1868 Fax: 636/256-8963 www.dyna-rack.com sales@dyna-rack.com

STRADDLE STACKERS Interthor, Inc. 2580 Diehl Rd, Ste E Aurora, IL 60502-5309 Toll-Free: 888/345-1270 Phone: 708/345-1270 Fax: 708/345-1290 www.interthor.com sales@interthor.com

MHEDA

118 S. Main Street - Suite 11 Wauconda, IL 60084 Phone: 847/680-3500 Fax: 847/362-6989 www.mheda.org connect@mheda.org 2023 Annual Convention & Exhibitor Showcase April 29 - May 3, 2023 Grand Hyatt Nashville Nashville, TN The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association is the only national trade association dedicated solely to improving the proficiency of the material handling equipment distributor. MHEDA represents all segments of the industry and offers resources such as education, networking opportunities, industry specific information and more.

Trelleborg Wheel Systems 800-948-8473 www.trelleborg.com/wheels/us info.twsa@trelleborg.com A global market-leading producer of highquality industrial tire and wheel solutions for the material handling industry. Contact us to discover our wide range of forklift tires and wheels, including solid resilient, solid press-on, pneumatic and polyurethane tires.

UTILITY CARTS - STAINLESS STEEL Lakeside Manufacturing, Inc 4900 West Electric Ave West Milwaukee, WI 53219 Toll-Free: 800/558-8565 Phone: 414/902-6400 Fax: 414/902-6446 www.elakeside.com info@elakesideindustrial.com Lakeside was established in 1946 and is a manufacturer of wire, stainless steel and plastic carts; wire shelving; cabinets; equipment stands; dunnage, pan and tray racks; powered and self-propelled platform trucks; stainless steel janitorial carts.

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WHEELS & TIRES

Thombert

316 E 7th St N Newton, IA 50208 Toll-Free: 800/433-3572 Toll-Free Fax: 800/433-3517 www.thombert.com rcollette@thombert.com

WORKBENCHES

Material Handling Directoy

Modular Ergonomic Industrial Workbenches

FORKLIFTS, BATTERIES ATTACHMENTS AND MORE

Largest online market

HERCULES ENGINES & PARTS - REMAN

4 Wire harness stations 4

Hand crank or electric height adjustable

4 Optional accessories to

make unique workbench

4 Many units “IN STOCK” 4 Packaging stations

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All Industrial Engine Service 4607 Hamann Pkwy Willoughby, OH 44094 Toll-Free: 877/303-5438 Phone: 877/303-5438 Fax: 440/943-9547 jgelsiminojr@all-industrial.com www.all-industrial.com

KUBOTA ENGINES & PARTS - NEW & REMAN All Industrial Engine Service 4607 Hamann Pkwy Willoughby, OH 44094 Toll-Free: 877/303-5438 Phone: 877/303-5438 Fax: 440/943-9547 jgelsiminojr@all-industrial.com www.all-industrial.com

INTERTHOR

WORK POSITIONERS Interthor, Inc. 2580 Diehl Rd, Ste E Aurora, IL 60502-5309 Toll-Free: 888/345-1270 Phone: 708/345-1270 Fax: 708/345-1290 www.interthor.com sales@interthor.com

Aigner Label Holder Corp. 218 MacArthur Ave New Windsor, NY 12553 Toll-Free: 800/242-3919 Phone: 800/242-3919 info@aignerlabelholder.com www.aignerlabelholder.com

All Industrial Engine Service 4607 Hamann Pkwy Willoughby, OH 44094 Toll-Free: 877/303-5438 Phone: 877/303-5438 Fax: 440/943-9547 jgelsiminojr@all-industrial.com www.all-industrial.com

WORK PLATFORMS - USED

FIND IT. SELL IT. ENJOY IT.

AIGNER LABEL HOLDERS

FORD ENGINES & PARTS REMAN

North America’s largest manufacturer of polyurethane wheels and tires for narrow aisle electric lift trucks. Manufacturers and lift truck dealers agree that Thombert offers customers the longest life. Polyurethane wheels and tires are one of the highest wear items on an electric lift truck. Longer wheel and tire life are imperative for expense management.

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DEALERS & MFGs

10 Avco Rd Haverhill, MA 01835 Toll-Free: 800.739.9067 Fax: 978.374.4885 www.1proline.com bench@1proline.com

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Interthor, Inc. 1817 Beach St Broadview, IL 60153 Toll-Free: 888/345-1270 Phone: 888/345-1270 Fax: 708/345-1290 sales@interthor.com www.interthor.com


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Material Handling Directoy

WEBSITES ATTACHMENTS INSTALLATION ACCESSORIES www.sentrypro.com CARTS www.jescoonline.com

PALLET RACKS www.wprpwholesalepalletrack.com PALLET STACKING FRAMES www.dyna-rack.com

DISPLAY AD INDEX DACS, INC....................................... DIR20, 18 DYNA RACK.............................................DIR2 ELITE MATERIAL HANDLING...................DIR11 FORKLIFT UNIVERSITY.............................DIR10 GREEN CUBES TECHNOLOGY...................DIR5

CARTS - RACKS www.dyna-rack.com

PALLET TRUCKS www.prestolifts.com www.wprpwholesalepalletrack.com

HANNIBAL INDUSTRIES, INC...................DIR17

DUMPERS www.jescoonline.com

RACK DECKING www.johnsonrollforming.com

MHEDA.....................................................DIR3

ENGINES - PARTS www.all-industrial.com

RACK DECKING - STEEL www.johnsonrollforming.com

ENGINES - REBUILT www.all-industrial.com

RACKS www.dyna-rack.com

ENGINES REMANUFACTURED www.all-industrial.com

RACKS & SHELVING www.johnsonrollforming.com

EVENTS / TRADE SHOWS www.mheda.org FORKLIFT SAFETY www.sentrypro.com LOCKERS www.jescoonline.com MATERIAL HANDLING & STORAGE EQUIPMENT www.jescoonline.com MEZZANINE DECKING STEEL www.johnsonrollforming.com

HELMAR, INC.........................................DIR15 INTERTHOR, INC.....................................DIR21 POWERFLEET INC...................................DIR13 PRO-LINE........................................... DIR4, 24 SHOPPA’S MATERIAL HANDLING............DIR27 SUPERIOR ENGINEERING..........................DIR9 THOMBERT, INC.....................................DIR28 WEST POINT RACK, INC..........................DIR19 WY’EAST PRODUCTS................................DIR7 XTRAPOWER BATTERIES...........................DIR6

RACKS - PORTABLE www.dyna-rack.com RACKS - SPECIALTY www.johnsonrollforming.com RACKS - STACKING www.dyna-rack.com STORAGE STACK RACKS www.dyna-rack.com TRADE ASSOCIATIONS www.mheda.org WIRE PARTITIONS & CAGES www.jescoonline.com

PARTS www.johnsonrollforming.com

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CATEGORY INDEX AERIAL LIFTS ...........................................DIR4

FORKLIFTS - WHOLESALE BUY / SELL......DIR12

RACKS – STACKING................................DIR20

BATTERIES................................................DIR5

INDUSTRIAL WHEELS..............................DIR12

RACKS & SHELVING................................DIR20

BATTERIES / CHARGERS....................... DIR4, 6

INSURANCE............................................DIR14

SAFETY EQUIPMENT...............................DIR22

BATTERIES-USED......................................DIR4

LIFT TRUCK SOLUTIONS..........................DIR13

SHELF CLIPS............................................DIR22

CABINETS.................................................DIR4

MATERIAL HANDLING & STORAGE

STACKERS...............................................DIR22

CARTS – RACKS........................................DIR4

EQUIPMENT..........................................DIR14

STEER AXLES - REMANUFACTURED........DIR22

CONTAINERS............................................DIR4

MEZZANINE DECKING – STEEL...............DIR14

STORAGE & SHELVING..................... DIR22, 23

DISTRIBUTORS..........................................DIR8

MEZZANINES..........................................DIR14

STORAGE STACK RACKS.........................DIR23

DRUM HANDLING EQUIPMENT - NEW......DIR8

PACKAGING...........................................DIR16

STRADDLE STACKERS.............................DIR23

ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS......................DIR8

PALLET RACKS........................................DIR16

TIRES......................................................DIR23

ELECTRIC FORKLIFTS ................................DIR8

PALLET RACKS - NEW.............................DIR16

TRADE ASSOCIATIONS............................DIR23

ENGINES - REMANUFACTURED................DIR8

PALLET STACKING FRAMES....................DIR16

UTILITY CARTS - STAINLESS STEEL..........DIR23

ENGINES – PARTS.....................................DIR8

PALLET TRUCKS......................................DIR16

WHEELS & TIRES.....................................DIR24

ENGINES – REBUILT..................................DIR8

PARTS.....................................................DIR15

WORK PLATFORMS - USED.....................DIR24

EVENTS / TRADE SHOWS........................DIR10

PARTS - NEW - LIFT TRUCKS...................DIR16

WORK POSITIONERS...............................DIR24

FALL SAFETY...........................................DIR10

RACK DECKING......................................DIR18

WORKBENCHES......................................DIR24

FORKLIFT CONVERSION TO TURRET

RACK DECKING - STEEL..........................DIR18

TRUCK....................................................DIR9

RACKS............................................. DIR18, 19

FORKLIFTS - PARTS.................................DIR10

RACKS – PORTABLE................................DIR20

FORKLIFTS - USED...................................DIR12

RACKS – SPECIALTY...............................DIR20

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the Call of Duty Thombert DYALON® “B” tires are known for their soft ride, toughness, and load capacity. Are you ready to lower your operating costs?

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