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Cover Story Identifying hidden talents with internal succession planning

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Dr. Herb Greenberg, Caliper founder

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Hashtagging your way to social media relevance Jay York

Aftermarket

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Setting your shop up for marketing and efficiency?

Bottom Line

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How to prepare for the future

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Industry News 16 Nuts & Bolts 32 Shifting Gears

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Cover Story Dr. Herb Greenberg, Caliper founder

Identifying hidden talents

When companies are recruiting, their top-of-mind concern is usually to ensure that they find someone well suited and qualified to do the required job. However, far too often, many companies stop there. Usually the questions they want answered include: Will this person be a good Customer Service Representative? Or will this individual be a suitable salesperson for our northwest division? Enter succession planning. Succession planning isn’t merely ‘who will be our next CEO?’ Rather, it’s ‘who is our next in line?’ Do you know if that Customer Service Representative can be your next successful Customer Service Manager? Or do they show some potential to be your next Sales Manager? What could be their next step? Simply put, succession planning is all too often not involved in the process of choosing a candidate – many companies consider themselves lucky if they hire someone who can do a particular job well. And considering that candidate or employee’s next step is mutually beneficial. It benefits your company because you are able to increase employee engagement and lower your recruitment costs, and it benefits the individual because he or she will feel more loyal to your company knowing that you care about his or her career path. There is a staggering statistic across the board that indicates that only 30% of employees currently working enjoy the position they hold. So, as I have said before, it’s not always best to fully

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rely on what someone has done in the past. It’s critical to look at what someone is inherently motivated to do and consider how that person truly matches to the requirements of a particular job. I have suggested – and will continue suggesting – that one of the first things to do when you’re recruiting and building career paths for your employees is to really analyze where your employees are today and where they hope to be in the future. You might have a great salesperson who is doing a wonderful job, and you may want to promote that individual to management. However, he or she might not be inherently motivated or willing to take on that opportunity. Rather, it might make more sense to give that salesperson a larger book of business or a more exclusive set of clients. You might also currently have a salesperson who is interested in moving into a more service-oriented position in your organization. These are all things that will help you build the best career path and succession plan for both your company and your employees. Someone in your organization might be doing an adequate job in one area, but he or she could be excelling in another. And you won’t know if that’s the case until you have those conversations, invest in your employees, and take action accordingly. Your ROI will speak for itself. We’ve found that, in the end, making that investment ends up being the least expensive – and the most productive – way to go.


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Cover Story With that investment you may find your future leaders right in front of you. When we talk about identifying and then developing leaders, we frequently find that potential leaders are everywhere – including within your own organizations. They’re often closer than you think. Leaders are not usually identified during the normal course of recruitment. A great example of this is baseball player Jacob deGrom, who was playing as a light-hitting shortstop. However, he was drafted by the New York Mets as a pitcher and, as a result, was named Rookie of the Year. In business, leaders can be – and often are – discovered in similar ways. For example, you may be searching for a Sales Manager, COO, or CFO. During your hiring process, you’ll likely be looking for people who have experience with activities that are similar to those required in your specific leadership role. And there’s nothing wrong with that. But that shouldn’t be the ONLY method by which you recruit leaders. Your next leader could currently be in a lower-level position at your company, and it may even be a job that doesn’t really resemble the leadership role that you are trying to fill. So, are you aware of those future leaders in your organization? The ones who could be doing great things for you in the future? Are you developing them? If you answered “no” to any of these questions, you might be overlooking a potential superstar.

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Taking the time to assess the personalities of your internal high-potential employees will give you an inside look into their potential for other roles. Just as the Mets discovered Jacob deGrom’s potential as a pitcher, disguised as a light-hitting shortshop, you just might find your next sales leader or C-level executive by using a personality assessment to gauge their potential and then implementing development programs to start that individual on a path up the ladder at your organization. Before you go on an extended search to find a stranger who might not work out in the end, look internally at some of your hidden talent. It will be more cost-effective, efficient, and valuable to both you and the employee. And then with a little training and development – as well as support from mentors and supervisors – you can help make that current employee the best worker for today as well as prepare them to be the best leader in the future. About Caliper - For nearly half a century, Caliper has been helping companies achieve peak performance by advising them on hiring the right people, managing individuals most effectively and developing productive teams. The accuracy, objectivity and depth of our consulting approach enable us to provide solutions that work for over 25,000 companies. To find out more about how Caliper can help you identify and develop people who can lead your organization to peak performance, please visit us at www.calipercorp.com or call us at 609-524-1200. Email editorial@mhwmag.com to contact Caliper.


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Aftermarket John R. Walker

Setting your shop up for marketing and efficiency? Creating and maintaining a superb shop appearance today is more important than it has ever been and particularly if you are interested in increasing your service sales and profitability. Many manufacturers and dealers recognize that a well laid out, clean and well maintained service shop will: 1) increase shop efficiency, 2) stimulate customer’s service sales and, 3) assist the dealership in maintaining and recruiting technicians. Maintaining a proper shop appearance is often a matter of regularly attending to small things. There is more to a suitable appearance than just sweeping the floors. There are a number of items that need to be maintained. Once they are in good shape it does not take much time or effort to keep them that way, and the responsibility can be spread to several shop personnel. Some tasks require only periodic checks but other areas need more frequent attention. A major point to consider when viewing your shop is to view it through the eyes of your customers! When general clean-up such as stall clean up after the job is finished, returning precision tools and making sure they are clean and in order should be the responsibility of the technician, we believe that in most situations it is better to hire out area clean up whenever possible. We are also a firm believer that area clean up time, tool cleaning and put away should be charged to the customer as part of the labor cost. In other words stall cleanLOWEST PRICE

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Bottom Line Garry Bartecki

How to prepare for the future Sometimes I wonder why I do things. Which is what I did after typing in the title of this month’s column. You know how it is….use the word “future” and no matter what you say it is going to be wrong for some people. So I guess we have to define “future.” In this case I am aiming for a mid-term timeframe, thinking what we should be thinking about if we have a plan to exit the business in five years or so. That being said, just what do we need to consider to keep our heads above water and at the same time maximize the value of the business? From a 5000 ft level I believe dealers have to play it close to the vest for the foreseeable future, or until there is definite sustained growth back to some believable level of economic activity. I say this because the more I read and study the more I feel that the economy is still not right and that we could again be entering a period of slower growth or declining activity. So, what’s bothering me? Retail and wholesale sales are going negative on year-overyear basis. Inventory levels are starting to build. Factory orders are slowing down. Foreign orders also slowing.

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Not much to write home about here. And for dealers updating their business plan for the next 12 months, I would certainly think this analysis would add a negative tone to their planning activities if they aren’t seeing a slowdown already. To cut to the chase, dealers selling durable goods have to manage their business and cash flow assuming moderate if any growth to the top line. Sure there will be regions where business is above average, but for the rest of us it may be prudent to not stick our neck out without extreme confidence you are on the right track with controls in place to monitor performance. To do otherwise may be painful in many ways, especially related to cash flow. Keeping in mind we are working with a five-year window… what steps does the shareholder need to focus on to maintain shareholder value? Here are a few to consider: n Top line growth will come from increases in market share. nG  ross profit dollars will materialize from more product support activity. n Managing every dollar of gross profit will pay dividends. nA  voiding or eliminating fixed costs will protect the bottom line. nY  our bank loan interest rates should have been adjusted down in the last year or so. nF  ollowing Dr. Al Bates philosophy that payroll costs CANNOT increase faster than sales must be adhered to. nP  reparing a flexible budget that maintains bottom line profits and EBITDA margins should be part of the management process. n Controlling capital expenditures is part of this process. Hey…nothing to it. Easy to say, but we know better. It takes focus and effort to manage the process with constant review to ensure favorable results. To get market share you have to review your marketing and sales efforts. Are you calling on prospects or just current customers? If only current customers you may want to add a process to your sales efforts where each salesman has to bring in at least five credit apps a week. I would also go back to my vendors and ask for “specials” you can bring into your market that could generate interest in your product. Examining your company’s “value added” proposition may also be in order. In short, why should someone do business with you compared to all the other folks that compete with you? If you ask yourself that question and don’t have at least three good reasons why your services are better, it is time to figure out why and do something about it. Watching costs is required to manage gross profit margins. Both hard costs and payroll costs. If you can’t control these two costs you have to pass them on. It’s tough to do but if you don’t, margins decrease along with the value of the company. In the end we either control the margin or pass on the increases, and in this market it may be easier to control the margin. Your most efficient way to increase margins is through product support sales. This is especially true if customers are feeling the sales slide we anticipate. Customers feeling the


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Bottom Line pinch will not really want to buy new equipment and be more inclined to fix what they have. Here is where that “value added” proposition comes into play. If you truly have some value added magic you will win the fight for existing and new business. The balance of my “to do” list deals with common sense financial matters. Avoiding capital expenditures, lowering fixed costs and getting the bank line under control are all doable in the normal course of business. You just have to keep them in mind and do them. In the end, all dealers can put themselves into the hi-profit category of the MHEDA DiSC report with a little work and preparation. Some if it is hard work, putting into place systems to

reduce cost and hold margins and some financial engineering to keep the balance sheet strong and the shareholder value high. If you haven’t given this type of program any thought, now is the time to do so. Especially if you are in the five-year window to transition out. Many of the solutions discussed this month are covered in this publication every month via the articles presented by our esteemed list of authors. Make sure you read them every month. I do and find that this publications contains high quality material every month to help you make money. Garry Bartecki is a CPA MBA with GB Financial Services LLC. E-mail editorial@mhwmag.com to contact Garry.

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Disaster relief efforts get three times the lift Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces its donation of three GC050VX Veracitor®lift trucks to the American Red Cross, each providing 5,000 pounds of lifting capacity to move critical supplies in support of disaster relief efforts. The American Red Cross Disaster Field Supply Centers (DFSC) in Dallas, Texas, Atlanta, Ga. and Carlisle, Pa., will each receive a truck. “Yale is honored to support the American Red Cross’ efforts to prepare our country for emergencies at a moment’s notice,” said Chuck Bittenbender, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc., who spearheaded the donation. “The DFSC Centers will benefit greatly from the addition of reliable and efficient lift trucks to transport essential items most needed when a disaster strikes.” Hy-Tek Material Handling Inc., a Yale® dealer headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, helped facilitate the donation by preparing the trucks for shipment to the American Red Cross warehouse facilities. www.yale.com

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Hyster® earns 2014 Silver Product of the Year Award

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Hyster Company announces its Fortis® S80-120FT lift truck series has won a 2014 Silver Product of the Year award from Plant Engineering in the material handling systems category. The series was selected for its ability to boost performance and reduce downtime in heavy duty applications. While Plant Engineering’s editorial staff oversees the nomination process, the final award recipients are determined based on voting from the magazine’s readers. The Fortis S80-120FT lift truck series offers features designed to increase engine cooling capabilities and productivity, allowing customers extended runtimes and superior dependability. The optional on-demand cooling system helps boost performance and nearly eliminates the likelihood of engine overheating. It matches cooling fan speed directly to engine temperatures, regardless of engine speed, while allowing more cooling at idle speed to maintain proper engine and transmission temperatures. When the need for cooling is low, the fan speed reduces significantly, even at wide-open engine throttle, allowing trucks to run an entire shift without having to stop and cool off. www.hyster.com

NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (NMHG) announced that pending the completion of the proposed transactions between Gregory Poole Equipment Company, Dougherty Equipment Company, Inc., LiftOne LLC, VBS Inc. Material Handling Equipment, and Briggs Equipment, Inc.and execution of dealer agreements, the Company will have successfully completed a major restructuring of the dealer networks for its Hyster® and Yale® brands across six states. At closing, expected around October 1, 2015, Gregory Poole will sell a portion of the Dougherty assets to LiftOne, LLC, a dual-brand dealer of Hyster® and Yale® lift trucks headquartered in Charlotte, NC. Also, in related transactions, Gregory Poole has executed letters of intent to acquire operations of VBS Inc. Materials Handling Equipment, a current Hyster® dealer with six branch locations across Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina, and certain assets and facilities of Briggs Equipment, Inc., a dual-brand Hyster® and Yale® dealer. www.hyster-yale.com

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Ametek Prestolite Power presents dealer awards AMETEK Prestolite Power, a leader in industrial battery charging and fleet management solutions, presented its top dealer partners with awards on Friday during the company’s 2015 Dealer Meeting held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The dealers included East Penn Canada, Energy Products, Electric Battery, East Penn Manufacturing and Johnson Battery and were recognized for their top sales, exemplary service and excellent relationship with AMETEK Prestolite Power and its end users. “AMETEK Prestolite Power wouldn’t have the success it does without the dedication and hard work that our dealer partners provide all across North America,” said Jim Lichtenberg, Business Manager for Prestolite Power. “AMETEK continues to innovate in ways that are only possible because of the interaction we have with customers and dealers, and we are proud to honor them today.”

Recognizing the top dealers was one part of the AMETEK Prestolite Power 2015 Dealer Meeting in Las Vegas. Other event highlights include the formal announcement that Prestolite is extending the warranty period for its most popular models. It now offers a full three-year limited warranty for its line of highfrequency models for products shipped effective immediately. This warranty includes parts and labor for three years from date of shipment and is exclusive to the following models: • Eclipse II • Eclipse II Plus • Eclipse II Extreme • Slim Line, 2 Circuit and HE Models Lichtenberg continued, “In working with our dealer partners, we listened to their request for a more robust warranty to match our line of high-frequency products. We are very proud of our partnership with our dealer network, which will continue to bring world-class products to this very competitive market.” www.prestolitepower.com

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KION helps break Guinness World Record In celebration of National Tea Day on June 10, KION North America Corporation helped the Town of Summerville set the Guinness World Record for the largest ice tea. Thousands gathered around town hall to watch as the tea was brewed, chilled and poured and to enjoy the celebration after the attempt was made official. Summerville now holds the record for the Largest Iced Tea, measuring at 1,425 gallons or more than 23,000 cups. It beat the previous record held by Chick-fil-A since 2010 by 513 gallons. “KION North America Corporation loves any opportunity to get involved with our community,” said Rochelle Edwards, marketing and communications manager. “What better way to do that than by partnering with other local businesses to help the town break a world record.” The 1,425 gallons of sweet tea was brewed in a 10-ft. container provided by Scout Boats using SCE&G Natural Gas, 120 pounds of local tea leaves from the Charleston Tea Plantation, 1,600 pounds of Dixie Crystals sugar and 3,000 pounds of ice. Alex Angert, an adjudicator from the Guinness Book of World Records, was on site to oversee, verify and present the record for the World’s Largest Iced Tea. Since Summerville is trademarked as the Birthplace of Sweet Tea, the town opted to make sweet tea. www.kion-na.com

TVH named one of the Top 100 Privately Held Companies in Kansas City TVH in the Americas (TVH), a leading provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industry, has been named to the Top 100 Privately Held Companies list by Ingram’s Magazine. “We are proud to be ranked in the Top 100 Privately Held Companies list, and to be among such a remarkable group of companies,” said Els Thermote, Chief Executive Officer of TVH. “At TVH we believe in creating a work environment that fosters the individual growth of our employees as well as providing a customer experience that is second to none. We are proud that our philosophy and efforts have paid off. Being honored in this way confirms what we are doing is working and is a testament to our success.” The Top 100 Privately Held Companies list is based on 2014 revenue and is made up of companies that are privately held and headquartered in the Kansas City area. TVH in the Americas established its presence in Olathe in 2003 and now has over 800 employees operating out of locations throughout the US, Canada and Mexico. www.tvh.com

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Associated announces organizational changes

FLEXX expands regional sales team

To support continued growth that has been driven by increased customer demand Associated has created a new position, Corporate Director of Operations. This new position will have responsibility to improve the consistency and effectiveness of the forklift segment of their business across all markets they serve. Associated is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2015 Kevin Kevin Mason Mason has been selected for this position. Kevin has most recently served as the General Manager for Associated’s Chicagoland Operations. Over his 23 year tenure, with the Company, he has made significant contributions in every role he has had at Associated. When asked about this appointment Mike Romano, President/CEO of Associated said, “I am confident that Kevin will leverage his skills, experience and relationships to insure success in this new role. We believe that these changes will help us to further enhance our ability to meet the evolving needs of our customers.”

FLEXX, announces the addition of four regional sales managers with deep industry expertise to expand solutions in the material handling equipment industry. Jim Gillespie, Jay Bodnar, Jim Schmitt and Kyle Myers each bring 20-25+ years of experience covering the full asset management lifecycle within the material handling equipment industry. Jim Gillespie brings in-depth knowledge spanning the full asset management lifecycle to his role with FLEXX as the Midwestern Regional Sales Manager. Jay Bodnar also joins FLEXX, serving in the role of Northeastern Regional Sales Manager. Jim Schmitt joins FLEXX as the Southeastern Regional Sales Manager with proven ability in the material handling equipment industry to manage accounts, define and develop industry specific products, and build crossfunctional relationships at all levels. Kyle Myers also joins the FLEXX team as the Southwestern Regional Sales Manager. www.flexxrl.com

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UniCarriers Americas announces its Nissan Forklift Nine UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) announces the winners of its Nissan Forklift Nine, Dealer of Excellence Award. The “Nissan Forklift Nine, Dealer of Excellence Award” for fiscal year 2014, which ended March 31, 2015, rewards and recognizes the top nine Nissan Forklift-brand dealers throughout the Americas. The award winners set the standard that all dealers representing UCA brand products aspire. They create a culture of reliability and professionalism within their organizations, and reflect UCA’s core values. This year, the company launched its Never Quit branding campaign, which promotes excellence in engineering, manufacturing and product dependability. To attain status as an award winner, each organization accepted UCA’s challenge, surpassing difficult goals and ranking among the OEM’s leading dealerships. All UCA dealers were evaluated based on new equipment sales, market penetration, aftermarket parts sales, service expertise, overall performance and professionalism. The following nine dealers excelled in these critical areas and earned the prestigious status as a Nissan Forklift Nine, Dealer of Excellence Award winner for 2014: Capital Equipment & Handling, Inc. A UniCarriers Americas factory-owned store as of 2015 and headquartered in Hartland, Wisc., Capital Equipment has earned this award eight times total, and consecutively for the past six years. CFE Equipment Corporation Headquartered in Norfolk, Va., this is CFE’s third consecutive year earning this award. CFE has won a total of 20 times. Darr Equipment Located in Houston, Darr Equipment has been awarded this prestigious honor, seven out of the last eight years, and 19 times in total. Forklift Systems, Inc. Forklift Systems is located in Nashville, Tenn., and has earned 20 Nissan Forklift Nine Awards, including the past five consecutive years.

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J.M. Equipment Co., Inc. Headquartered in Manteca, Calif., J.M. Equipment holds 24 Nissan Forklift Nine Awards, the most among any other UCA dealer. Lift Solutions, Inc. Lift Solutions will be taking its second award home to its headquarters in Omaha, Neb. They previously won the award in 2010. Material Handling Supply 2014 marks the eighth year Material Handling Supply won a Nissan Forklift Nine Award. Their headquarters are located in Brooklawn, N.J. Montacargas Galeria, S.A. de C.V. Located in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Montacargas Galeria won its first Nissan Forklift Nine Award this year. Select Equipment Sales, Inc. The Buena Park, California-headquartered Select Equipment Sales celebrates its first Nissan Forklift Nine Award this year. This year marked a major milestone for a number of 2014’s winners. Since its inception in 1984, J.M. Equipment Inc. has earned the award a staggering 24 times, while CFE Equipment Corp. and Forklift Systems Inc. both won the award an impressive 20 times and Darr Equipment 19 times. “To select these exceptional dealers based on such rigorous metrics, speaks highly of the strength and perseverance of our recipients, and our company as a whole,” said Steve Cianci, vice president, sales and marketing at UCA. “Congratulations to this year’s winners! You all embody the Never Quit attitude.” UCA will celebrate the success of these winning dealers at an awards banquet. For the new fiscal year, UCA will honor its top dealers through an awards program covering all UniCarriers brand dealers. www.unicarriersamericas.com

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Lift Truck Market Trends  ach month EDA, a product of Randall-Reilly, provides a snapshot of industry data that’ll let you see E where buying activity has been, and forecast where it might be heading so that you can proactively stay in touch with the needs and habits of your market. Understanding how and where buyers have been spending their money can help determine the scope of consumer spending, project growth for a certain product line, or identify the signs of a future downturn.

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 isplays the top five buyers nationwide for each of D EDA’s eleven industries, based on financing activity results added by EDA last month. The results are based on distinct serial numbers of sale and lease transactions for new equipment only.

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Strong customer service “pays off” for Herkules Equipment It all started three decades ago with one product; an item so successful it created a need for expansion for a fledgling business. The automatic paint gun washer developed and patented by Herkules Equipment Corporation in 1985 was designed to create a safer work environment while reducing labor costs. But the Michigan-based company’s effort proved so successful, the business’ founders realized there was a need to quickly create new product lines to keep sales going. “The painting washer...it’s a very durable product that lasts forever,” said Kathleen Okray, marketing manager for Herkules. That durability has mostly been a blessing for the Detroit-area business, which has mastered the art of diversification in its 30 years in business. Today the company product lineup also includes EnKon and Boss Lifts and soon-to-be-launched Bacon Family Fans. Located about 25 miles northwest of Detroit, Herkules employs 30 people in a 32,000-square-foot facility. The paint gun washer was “the best thing since sliced bread for the collision industry,” said Herkules Vice President Kevin Prost. “No more breathing harmful chemicals, and you could jump to the next paint job right away,” he said, in a telephone interview. Following the inception of the paint gun washer, in 1987 company founder Richard Robb cross-licensed the technology with the pneumatic air bag technology owned by Herkules Lift Trading GmbH of Kassel, Germany. Robb met leaders of the German

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company at a trade show and they became stock owners in Herkules. It was a move that gave the U.S.-based Herkules more of a global presence, although in recent years the German business was sold and current Herkules president Todd Bacon reached an agreement to purchase the shares. “When (the ownership) changed it was hard for them to be shareholders,” Prost said. “They still have a good relationship,” he added. Prost, who met Herkules president Bacon in college, said the pair realized about 15 years ago that the collision market was shrinking. So they diversified and launched an industrial division, creating a series of pneumatic material handling lifts for industrial applications. “We hired a full time manager for that division, to take it and run with it,” Prost said. The company created a series of versatile pneumatic material handling lifts for industrial applications. Herkules began exploring fans, painting washers and industrial lifts for automotive lines. “Over the recession we did a lot of (research and development) on a shoestring budget,” Prost said. “We were able to produce amazing lift equipment, along with a high focus on quality.” Offering lifts that can get cars up just high enough for an oil change is proving a good fit for many in the industry. “Quick lubes will see a payoff in three to four months and after that they’re ringing the register,” Prost said. Okray said strong company leadership helped Herkules weather the recent economic hard times, and noted the firm’s ongoing use of Michigan steel as a source of pride. Prost “is a financial guy and is also creative. He was able to keep the business operating. He did an incredible job back then,” Okray said. While the collision industry used to comprise about 60 percent of the firm’s business, now the industrial lifts are making up the larger share as accidents are on the decline in the wake of improved safety features and regulations. But Herkules is also growing in other ways, through the launch of large industrial fans and in the exploration of other product lines. “As a small company, we have limited resources but we have an unlimited curiosity and are interested in finding what customers need,” Okray said. Prost said Herkules leaders continue to ask its talented employees to stretch their skill sets, and they continue succeeding. “We have a group of people here that can build just about anything,” he said. The business has customers across the U.S. and in Japan and Australia, and this summer Prost is traveling to Quebec to reach out to northern businesses that have expressed interest in Herkules’ products. And what will the next 30 years bring? “It will be fun to see,” Okray said. “Our leadership knows how to adapt to the changes in the marketplace. Who knows if we’ll even be making paint gun washers 30 years from now, but I know we will still be supporting the ones are making today.” Prost said the business is poised for whatever the future may bring. “We have a firm belief in providing customer service, and that we build a quality product and stand behind it,” he said. “It pays off.” Eileen Schmidt is a freelance writer and journalist based in the Greater Milwaukee area. She has written for print and online publications for the past 12 years. Email editorial@mhwmag.com or visit eileenmozinskischmidt.wordpress.com to contact Eileen. 


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Hashtagging your way to social media relevance Those seemingly inconsequential hashtags are crucial to gaining more exposure for your brand Not so many years ago, many people probably paid little attention to that pound sign on the computer keyboard. You know, the one that looks like this: #. Then along came Twitter and what we have come to call the “hashtag,” and social media marketing was changed forever. Yet not everyone takes advantage of hashtags the way they should, and that’s unfortunate because if you are not using hashtags you are missing out on exposure for you and your brand. When you are on social media sites such as Twitter or Instagram, your goal should be to become part of the conversation. The hashtag allows more people to find your contributions to that conversation. Without them, you miss out on lots of eyes that could be viewing your content. For example, let’s say 1,000 people follow you on Twitter. Not counting re-tweets, only 1,000 people will see your posts if you don’t use a hashtag. Add the hashtag, though, and you start picking up momentum because the post has the potential of being seen by, and re-tweeted by, any number of people. A common hashtag, such as #love, can position your post to be seen by potentially millions of people. But be warned. While there are great benefits to hashtags, there also are pitfalls. Hashtags don’t come with exclusivity.

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Anyone can use them, so a hashtag can become a weapon that works both for you and against you. Critics of your brand, or just the usual assortment of Internet trolls, may attempt to hijack your hashtag, putting you or your business in a bad light. A prime example of a hijacked hashtag happened a few years ago when McDonald’s, apparently hoping for a flattering conversation about the restaurant chain, introduced #McDStories on Twitter. #McDStories went viral, but not in a good way as the Twitter world had a field day tweeting unflattering tales of their alleged bad experiences with the restaurant. Don’t let such cautionary tales deter you, though. March boldly into hashtagging, but as you do keep in mind these suggestions for getting the most out of your efforts. • Use proprietary hashtags. One of the advantages to a proprietary hashtag, such as “Orange is the New Black’s” hashtag #OITNB, is that it is linked directly to your brand. These hashtags typically are not used as widely as a more generic hashtag, but the goal is to brand yourself through the hashtag with the hope it could go viral. • Don’t overdo it. A post littered with too many hashtags can be difficult to read, so your message might become obscured as your followers see what appears to be gibberish. Perhaps you saw the skit Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon once performed in which they spoofed the device’s overuse by lacing their spoken conversation with seemingly endless hashtags. It was hilarious and annoying all at the same time. Twitter itself suggests using no more than two hashtags per Tweet. Certainly, three should be the very maximum on Twitter. A different etiquette exists on Instagram, though, and most Instagram followers will tolerate excess hashtags. Meanwhile, although hashtags can be used on Facebook, there’s little reason to include even one. That’s not the way people use that social media site. • Think geographically. If you are a local company that depends mainly on local clientele, a hashtag that links to your location works well. Hashtags such as #Seattle or #Bangor drop you into numerous conversations about your hometown. Since social media has become such a vital element of any comprehensive marketing strategy, understanding all of the nuances is critical. A hashtag may not look like much, but it’s really a powerful tool that is a double-edged sword. If used correctly it can greatly bolster your marketing reach. Used incorrectly, it can have adverse effects or unintended consequences. With social media, your hashtag is your brand, so use it wisely. Jay York, senior digital marketing strategist for EMSI Public Relations (www. emsincorporated.com), is an internet marketing expert with extensive experience in social media marketing dating back to the early days of MySpace and LiveJournal. Since graduating from the University of South Florida Business School, Jay has worked as marketing coordinator for an international IT training company; business development and branding manager for a startup restaurant management group; and CEO of his own social media management firm.


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Orbis introduces Bulktote with four-way fork truck entry ORBIS Corporation, an international manufacturer of sustainable reusable packaging and supply chain optimization, has introduced the BulkTote which is the first of its size to offer fork truck entry on all sides for easier handling and versatile line-side part delivery. This will allow companies to present double the amount of SKUs and reduce nearly half of all line-side space, driving efficiency and increased sustainability within their supply chain. Designed to hold up to 500 lbs, the BulkTote replaces wire baskets, steel tubs or wood/corrugated packaging with a fully reusable handling solution, and was built for long-lasting durability in heavy-duty applications. The unique fork opening at the top of the container offers the ability to safely present the short side to the assembly line. With the 16" side facing the line, more containers can be fit on the line, resulting in efficient utilization of space and a safer environment for workers. Weighing just less than 30 pounds when empty, the BulkTote is also easy to handle manually. Its unique stacking ridge allows for secure nesting when stacking and unlike wire baskets, the BulkTote’s all-plastic, smooth interior design will not rust or damage parts and is cleanable. www.orbiscorporation.com

Toyota launches three-wheel electric forklift Toyota Industrial Equipment launched its new three-wheel electric forklift to Toyota’s dealer network in Atlanta last month. The new forklifts include 3,000 – 4,000 lb. capacity models with battery compartments ranging from 17.7" to 25.1", and more than 30 improvements to improve performance, efficiency, stability and operator comfort. Toyota’s new three-wheel electric forklift boasts improved run times, increased travel and lift speeds. The new model comes equipped with wet disc brakes to increase overall uptime and dependability, and features a new turn speed control system to increase the forklifts lateral stability by dramatically slowing it down when an operator attempts to turn at high speeds. Ergonomic improvements include a smaller steering wheel and foot parking brake to enhance operability, a full suspension seat adjustable for various weights for operator comfort, and a popular optional rear assist grip with horn to make reverse travel more comfortable, improve peripheral vision and keep the operator’s hands protected within the compartment. www.toyotaforklift.com

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New floor stands from Quantum With the use of Floor Stands, Quantum Storage Systems now has nine pre-configured units using their Tip Out Bin System. The Floor Stands allow the Tip Out bins to stack on top of one another to make a perfect small parts storage system. The floor stand is equipped to add casters to make the unit mobile. The polystyrene cabinet has a clear bin cup which allows products within to be easily identified. www.quantumstorage.com

New 20-gallon Tank Trap™ The 20-gallon Tank Trap™ is newest addition to the Andax line of portable containment pools. Engineered to be an affordable single-use option for emergency spills and leaks from vehicles with low ground clearance. Ready-to-use in 3 seconds—perfect for lift trucks, accidents and equipment leaks. The Tank Trap™ will contain up to 20 gallons. Drive right over the sidewalls and it immediately pops back up. Stored size is 16" x 18" x 7" and stows easily and is completely portable. Additional sizes available in 50, 100 and 150 gallons. www.andax.com

“C” Frame mother carts provide flexibility Kinetic Technologies, Inc. has introduced a “C” frame corral style mother cart that can move one daughter cart totaling up to 800 lbs. 50" x 50" daughter carts are manually pushed into the mother frame and secured with two frame mounted flip down locks. Daughter carts have four 8" x 2" polyurethane swivel wheels which allow positioning in tight line side areas. Mother cart has extra weight in the frame to provide secure, skid-free tracking when connected in trains. Mother cart features two 6" x 2" swivels and two double 6" x 2" rigid low-noise polyurethane wheels, self-stowing eyelet towbar with clevis and pin hitch. Daughter cart has HD floor lock, fourbend removable handle. Mother and daughter have powder paint finish, two year limited warranty. www.ktecinc.com


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Pallet truck attachment improves ergonomics of order picking The PalletPal Walkie from Southworth Products mounts to any standard electric walkie or walkie/ rider pallet truck to make order picking faster, safer, and easier. Built on the proven design of PalletPal Level Loaders, the PalletPal Walkie uses a calibrated spring mechanism to automatically adjust the height of a pallet load as boxes are added or removed. The top layer of the load is always at a comfortable, convenient working height allowing employees to load or offload items with no bending, stretching, or awkward posture. No tools are required to mount the PalletPal Walkie on a pallet truck. The specially designed reinforced baseframe has generous flared openings at the end of each fork channel to receive the forks of all standard electric walkies for easy pickup and drop off without binding. Once loaded onto the pallet truck the PalletPal walkie is ready for use with no adjustments or modifications. Whether under load or empty, PalletPal Walkie will not slip on the pallet truck forks. www.southworthproducts.com

Larson Electronics releases new power distribution system Longtime leading supplier of explosion proof and industrial grade lighting equipment Larson Electronicsannounced the release of a 30 KVA power distribution panel system that converts three phase 480 volts AC to single phase 120 and 240 volts AC. The MGS30KVA-6X120-2X240 power distribution system from Larson Electronics provides a safe and effective way for operators in industrial settings to tap into and utilize power sources independently of the work area. This unit is designed to operate with 480 volts AC three phase which then steps down to 120 volts AC single phase and 240 volts AC three phase. This transformer makes 120 volts available via six outlets and 240 volts available via two outlets. Unlike many portable power distribution boxes made of plastic and utilizing thin gauge, low grade metals in their construction, this unit is designed and ruggedly constructed to withstand demanding conditions and heavy duty industrial applications. The transformer is mounted to a 1⁄8" thick diamond plate and the distribution assembly is mounted onto a rugged 2" square steel frame with rectangular carbon steel skid pockets and a top mounted eyelet to allow easy transport. www.larsonelectronics.com

Sovella expands TP basic four-legged bench line Sovella Inc has recently expanded its bench offering, introducing a new basic 4-legged TP workstation. This ergonomic, modular system, developed over more than 35 years, provides a high quality working environment. The TP style bench is height adjustable with an allen-key between 26.6" and 35.4", reducing fatigue on workers. A

one inch thick laminated particle board work surface is included. With a load capacity of 660 lbs, the TP station’s superior durability will provide decades of robust use. Sovella® TP basic 4-legged benches are standard benches that are suitable for a broad range of tasks and environments when fitted with accessories. Casters can be added for a mobile solution. Frame is made of grey epoxy powder-coated steel. ESD options are available. Standard sizes include 30" and 36" depths, and 48", 60", and 72" widths. www.sovella.us

Janam announces new handheld RFID reader Janam Technologies LLC, provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, announced the launch of its XM2-RFID UHF mobile computer. With best-in-class RFID read range and accuracy, the XM2-RFID UHF is ergonomically designed to deliver businesscritical enterprise features to organizations in multiple industries, including retail, transportation and logistics, manufacturing and defense. The new XM2-RFID UHF fits in the palm of the hand and is optimized to meet the real-world challenges of businesses and government organizations around the world. Weighing only 13 ounces, this high-performance handheld mobile computer reads ISO1800063, EPC Global Class 1 Gen 2 tags and is field-proven to complete more than 40,000 tag reads on one battery charge. The XM2-RFID UHF includes Zebra’s SE4500 2D imager for robust decoding of the hardest-to-read barcodes—ultimately reducing the complexity and number of devices organizations need to deploy. It also comes equipped with a brilliant 3.2-inch color display and support for Microsoft’s Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 operating system. www.janam.com

Columbus McKinnon expands extensive rigging offering In January 2015, Columbus McKinnon acquired Stahlhammer Bommern GmbH (STB), manufacturer of lifting tools and forged parts designed to withstand heavy static and dynamic loads. Now available to the North American market under the name CM Heavy-Duty Crane Hooks, this offering combines Columbus McKinnon’s more than 140 years of material handling experience with over a century of rigging manufacturing expertise from STB. “When it comes to heavy-duty crane hooks, we bring something unique to the market, and we are excited to share these products with our customers,” said Steve Vitello, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing, CMCO Hoist and Rigging – North America. “Through a unique combination of open-die and drop forging, machining and tool-making capabilities, we are able to turn pre-formed steel billets into finished, geometrically complex products quickly and efficiently, while ensuring the highest levels of quality and availability,” said Tim Lewis, Business Development Manager. www.cmworks.com

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SICK, announced the launch of the TiM351 2D laser scanner for outdoorrated detection applications. Using timeof-flight measurement technology, the TiM351 can determine the presence or absence of an object within a userdefined configuration field. One of the smallest laser scanners on the market, the TiM351 is just 60 x 60 x 86 mm in size, making it easy to install in tight environments. It includes 16 preconfigured field sets — each with three fields — for a total of 48 easily adjustable fields, making it ideal for anti-collision and presence detection applications. With a 10-meter scanning range (8 meters on black), the TiM351 reduces hardware costs since a single scanner can be used to monitor a larger area. The IP 67-rated TiM351 incorporates High Definition Distance Measurement (HDDM) technology to provide reliable detection capabilities regardless of ambient light. This technology uses a lower power pulse, reducing the scanner size and power requirements. Its small size, rugged housing and low power consumption of 3 W make the TiM351 particularly ideal for use in a wide range of warehouse, building security, robotics, industrial vehicle, ports, and building automation environments with temperatures from -25° C to 50° C. www.sick.com

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Fairbanks Scales announces precise new thermal label printer

New Vidmar® Tower Vertical Storage provides organization and control

Fairbanks Scales, Inc. announces the release of the new PM43 Direct Thermal Label Printer. The PM43, an industrial, mid-range, direct thermal and thermal transfer label, ticket and tag printer, is ideal for applications within distribution center, warehouse, manufacturing and transportation environments. The PM43 features a durable, metal construction, making it ideal to increase uptime and reduce maintenance costs in harsh environments. This printer features a large, color, multi-lingual, tamper-proof touch screen user interface, and a built-in web interface to ensure easy device monitoring. This new printer’s Precision Print feature allows for accurate printing of small bar codes and images without media adjustments, making printing more efficient. The PM43 is the only CCX certified fixed printer with standard IPv6 implementation. Additionally, the PM43 is a USB printer, and features the most connectivity options on the market, including wireless. www.fairbanks.com

The Vidmar Tower vertical storage and retrieval system (AS/ RS) is the ultimate high-density storage solution, designed to take advantage of every available inch of floor space and capable of being built up to 46 feet high with unlimited custom drawer configurations. The tower series ensures maximum operator efficiency with optional dualdelivery continuous pick feature and a choice of ergonomic picking bay designs and drawer access setup. Easy-use touchscreen operation and flexible management software improves efficiency and allows the management of up to 132,000 lbs. of material from one convenient console. Customers can choose from a variety of security options including automatic doors and password/barcode access. www.stanleyvidmar.com

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GRINDSTAFF ENGINES, INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

PIONEER DOCK EQUIPMENT . . . . . . . . . . . .INSERT

AFTERMARKET SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

H&K EQUIPMENT COMPANY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

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ALL BRAND FORKLIFT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

HADER INDUSTRIES INC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

QUANTUM STORAGE SYSTEMS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

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HAMILTON CASTER AND MFG. . . . . . . . . . .INSERT

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BAY EQUIPMENT CO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

HESS AUCTIONEERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

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JAMCO INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

SUPERIOR ENGINEERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

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JH THOMAS INDUSTRIES LTD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

SUPERIOR TIRE & RUBBER CORP. . . . . . . . . . . . 21

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KEYTROLLER, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .INSERT

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ENGINE POWER SOURCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

MOR-VALUE PARTS COMPANY. . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

FLIGHT SYSTEMS INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS (FSIP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58, INSERT

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OHIO LIFT TRUCK, INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

FORK-CO USA SALES, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

PHILLIPS MINE & MILL, INC. (IRWIN TRANSPORTATION) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

GATEWAY RACK CORP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

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