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The countdown has begun to MODEX 2016 – April 4-7 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. With the show less than seven weeks away, it’s time to register and make plans to attend. The reasons why MODEX is the can’t miss event in manufacturing and supply chain just keep growing. The conference is packed with thought leaders like Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary, and there’s even a networking event featuring the Blues Brothers Revue and a door prize of a Porsche Cayman S. While these points seem convincing enough on their own, there’s so much more. That’s why the team at MHI put together a list explaining why MODEX 2016 is the supply chain industry’s must-attend event.

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There aren’t many events out there where you get to see thought leaders from Deloitte, Cisco and Shark Tank. We are looking forward to hearing about the future of supply chain innovation and technology from Peter Diamonds and Jack Allen. The April 6 Keynote will Preview of MHI 2016 Annual Industry Report on Accelerating Change: How Innovation is Driving Digital “Always On” Supply Chains with George W. Prest, CEO, MHI and Scott Sopher, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP. If you’re interested in reading an overview of each keynote you can read them on the MODEX site here.

There will be over 100 educational seminars free to all attendees. You can customize your learning experience at the show, tailoring it to your specific business needs. The seminars consist of supply chain best practices, costs savings and sustainability to name a few.

MODEX-sponsor MHI will unveil the 2016 Innovation Award on April 6 during MHI Industry Night featuring the Blues Brothers Revue. The award showcases new products and innovations introduced by MODEX exhibitors. MHI will also be awarding the MHI Young Professionals Network awards and the 2016 Face of the Supply Chain award as part of the initiative. To wrap up Industry Night, we are giving away a 2016 Porsche Cayman S as a door prize. It should be a great evening and proceeds go to the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. Don’t miss out— use this link to learn more!

4. MHI Innovation Award An award will be given to exhibitors in three categories: Best New Innovation, Best Innovation of an Existing Product and Best IT Innovation. Winners will be recognized at the MHI Industry Night event. There were over 100 submissions for these awards, check out all of the contenders here. Photo courtesy MHI


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MODEX will feature the first-ever Supply Chain Education Summit with over 30 organizations participating. This event will include exhibits and educational seminars and Atlanta-area facility tours. The Summit will also include track on the New Generation Supply Chain Workforce sponsored by the MHI Young Professionals Network. This track will explore the many issues facing the new generation supply chain workers including diversity and changing skill sets. It’s a great opportunity to hear what leaders are doing already and how you can bring their successes into your own workforce.

If you’re a young professional or new to the industry, MODEX is a great place to meet and network with your peers. The MHI Young Professionals Network is sponsoring a track on the New Generation Supply Chain Workforce. It will explore the many issues facing a new generation supply chain workers including diversity and changing skill sets. This event is helpful with meeting others who are new to the industry and interacting with peers in a friendly, relaxed environment.

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7. Innovative products & solutions You have supply chain challenges, the industry has solutions. There is no better way to find the right solutions for your operations than face-to-face. There are over 800 exhibitors at MODEX this year waiting to tackle your challenges – all at one place, over one week! You’ll head back to the office after MODEX with solutions and ideas for your specific needs.

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Where do dealers cut back this time? For those equipment dealers who do a lot of reading or attend seminars covering their industries, it becomes apparent that many of the industry indicators predict a slowing of economic growth throughout North America and Canada. Is this rocket science? If you study industry trends and cycles over the past forty years you know that no matter what your business is, it is bound to down turn on almost a predictable basis. New equipment sales are down in farm, construction, industrial lift truck, outdoor power and material handling industries. Lift truck sales are reported off as much as 12%. Yet as one business writer states: “The reality of ups and downs (business cycles) are inevitable, and wise business managers expect them, plan for them, and try to use them to their advantage.” Most equipment dealers and most manufacturers in a down turn market recognize the need to cut expenses dramatically. The question is: Where/When should these cuts be initiated? Is it personnel? Is it hours? Is it services? Is it inventories? If it is people is it by department, by seniority or by plan? If it is by hours do we question the effect the cutback will have upon our customers? If it calls for a cutback in customer services, what effect will this cut back have upon our present and loyal customer base? If it is inventories and if it is the dealership’s parts inventories then that is something the dealership should have considered even when times were good.

In the past most equipment dealerships in a down turn market have looked at their aftermarket as an area for cut backs. Most equipment dealer principals had a sales background and the easiest way out of a down turn in business was to make more sales calls. The parts business was guaranteed and the service department was only a necessary evil. Therefore when business went south, the aftermarket became vulnerable for cutbacks. Today, most everyone recognizes the difficulty of finding, hiring, training and keeping good technicians. Therefore, a good service technician has job security and certainly can find employment elsewhere if he/she fails to make the cut. For the past 35 years we have urged equipment dealers and manufacturers to look to their aftermarket, not only in those great sales years, but in those years when their equipment sales go flat. To that farm equipment dealer who was making 5% gross profit on a $165,000 tractor and 65% gross profit in his shop, but whose service only represented 6% of his total business, we hope you’ve made the change over the past years and have focused upon your aftermarket opportunities. If not, the next couple of seasons could be disastrous to a whole lot of equipment dealerships. It stands to reason that aftermarket sales opportunities should increase during a market down turn. After all, customers are not buying new equipment and therefore they are making due with

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Is the glass half empty or half full? Maybe now is the time to step up the aftermarket services you supply to your customers. Take a hard long look at your dealership’s financial statement. Play the game of “What If?” What if you were able to increase your customer service sales by a mere 10%? What if your service manager were able to improve billing efficiency by as little as 5%? What if you finally decided to raise your labor rate by nothing more than $5.00 an hour? What if you decided now was the time to add a second shift to your shop or to add a couple of road technicians? Measure the effect that any one of these efforts might have on the bottom line of your company. What effect would any or all of the above have upon your parts sales? We have written and discussed for years that service is a key element for increasing the equipment dealer’s parts sales. Sell the service and your dealership will sell the parts. We have surveyed our clients and those who have truly marketed their service departments have recognized an increase in overall parts sales of 16%, 18% and some are pushing a 20% increase. Think of this: If your dealership went to a second shift in the shop, not only would it cut back on your paid overtime expense (which unfortunately most dealers don’t bill to the customer) but it would increase your dealerships parts sales. Someone would have to be there to supply the technician’s parts, so that same person could also provide parts to customers who are searching for parts at unusual hours. Measure everything: Before you make those cuts you believe must be made, measure the effect the cuts might have upon your



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Take your pick Is all of this economic talk confusing? Are you wondering where you stand in terms of this economy? Do you think about how any turn in the economy will impact your business and personal life? How about monetary policy? Fiscal policy? Tax policy? Enough already! This topic is enough to drive you nuts! Unfortunately, every CEO on the planet should spend some time thinking about the ramifications of type of economy we are living with. Is it…Inflation we are dealing with? How about deflation? And let’s not forget Stagflation I am sure you are familiar with the terms, and most of you may have experienced one or two of these conditions in your business life. But if there was a definite turn from one for to another are you prepared to take steps modify your business transactions that protects your shareholder value. To be more specific let me define each type of economic cycle:

Unemployment, on the other hand, may be good or it may not be good in terms of spending when 35-40% of the folks are not working. In terms of prices, I would have to say, they, for the most part, are declining especially when you consider commodity prices and other assets that have yet to recover from the Great Recession. Productivity and the internet of things also add to price declines because productivity produces more goods and thus increases the supply side of the equation. All things considered the cycle I would discuss at my planning meetings probably should be a deflationary cycle. I am not saying we will incur a severe deflationary cycle but want to consider what steps I would need to consider to plan for one should it occur. So, what would you expect to happen if a deflation cycle rears its ugly head?

INFLATION - A persistent increase in the level of consumer prices or a persistent decline in the purchasing power of money...and/or a relative increase in expenditures when the supply of goods fails to meet demand.

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DEFLATION - A persistent decrease in the level of consumer prices or an increase in the purchasing power of money…. and/or a decrease in expenditures when the supply of goods exceeds demand.

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STAGFLATION - Sluggish economic growth coupled with a high rate of inflation and unemployment. Now that clears it up for you, does it not? When you get down to it, we are talking the old demand and supply theory from your Econ 101 class years ago. Add in what you learned in your money and banking class and you probably are close to understanding the different economic cycles. So where are we currently? Your guess is as good as mine, and I suspect it is strongly related to where your business in located and the type of customers you service. Looking over the three definitions we can say that we are in a sluggish economy. Tough to argue with this suggestion.

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Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc.(“Hyster-Yale”) and the shareholders of Penta Holding S.p.A. (“Penta”) (the majority shareholder of Bolzoni S.p.A.) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Hyster-Yale agreed to acquire, through an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, 100 percent of Penta’s outstanding shares for an aggregate purchase price of EUR 53,495,837. Penta is the holder of a majority stake of approximately 50.4% in Bolzoni S.p.A. (the “Bolzoni Stake”). Bolzoni S.p.A. is an Italian company whose shares are listed and traded on the STAR segment of the Italian stock exchange (“Mercato Telematico Azionario”), operated and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A. Under the terms of the agreement, the parties have determined the purchase price for the Penta shares, which is not subject to any upward adjustment, by agreeing to a valuation of the Bolzoni Stake of EUR 4.30 per share (equal to an aggregate of EUR 56,368,984), which is inclusive of Bolzoni S.p.A.’s 2015 consolidated net income, and deducting the amount of Penta’s net financial indebtedness. Such valuation of the Bolzoni Stake represents a premium of 16% and 21% on Bolzoni S.p.A. volume-weighted average trading price over the last 6 and 12 months, respectively, as of market close on February 12, 2016. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of Hyster-Yale. The closing of the transaction, which is expected to take place during the second quarter of 2016, is subject to customary closing conditions, including clearance by the German antitrust authority.

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. announced on Thursday, February 11, 2016 that its board of directors has approved the separation of its Foodservice segment, which will be spun off as Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc. (“Manitowoc Foodservice”), through a pro rata distribution of all the shares of the common stock of Manitowoc Foodservice to Manitowoc shareholders. Manitowoc also announced that the Registration Statement on Form 10 filed by Manitowoc Foodservice has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Registration Statement on Form 10 includes information regarding the business and spin-off of Manitowoc Foodservice. The Board has set a record date of February 22, 2016 and a distribution date of March 4, 2016. “With the operational preparation complete, the Board of Directors’ authorization of the spin of Manitowoc Foodservice marks the final phase of a year-long process to create two, industry-leading, public companies. Both Cranes and Foodservice are well positioned for sustainable, long-term growth and value creation, and this separation will facilitate each to capitalize on the opportunities in their respective markets,” commented Kenneth W. Krueger, Manitowoc’s chairman and interim chief executive officer.

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James J. Radous III, appointed president of UniCarriers Americas on January 22, 2016, has also been appointed as a UniCarriers Corporate Officer of global UniCarriers Corporation in Tokyo, Japan. During his first week of office, Radous appointed Tom Prusinski as senior vice president & CFO and Eric Victor as senior vice president of strategic management and business operations. In the new role of senior vice president of strategic management and business operations, Victor is responsible for strategy execution and aligning operations across all units and functions at the enterprise level. Additionally, Victor has P&L responsibilities for UCA’s Brazil operations, UniCarriers South America (UCSA).

Hyundai Forklift hosted more than one hundred representatives from its North American dealer network during a two-day event last week designed to celebrate the brand’s rapid growth in the United States and Canada. With Dealer Principals from Hyundai Forklift’s top North American dealers participating in the event, it was the company’s most well-attended dealer meeting to date. Chuck Leone, Vice President of Hyundai Forklift, expressed his pleasure regarding the enthusiasm that all the dealers shared about the direction of Hyundai products, services and support. “Our dealer partners understand the solid value our comprehensive line of Hyundai Forklift products deliver to their customers around North America,” Leone said. “The dealers are excited about the direction we are headed, and we are very appreciative of their continued support and loyalty.”


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Nutting celebrates 125 years Elijah Nutting would likely be amazed by the modern world his business now operates in. The businessman founded his company in 1891 after designing a tilt-style platform truck to fulfill the material handling needs of a fellow Minnesota businessman. It was an era of horse-drawn carriages and kerosene lamps. Benjamin Harrison was president and, according to the U.S. Census, a half-gallon of milk cost just under 14 cents. Now, 125 years later, Nutting’s company is still in motion and his name graces a series of material handling products in the firm. “We are really proud of the fact that we have been around for 125 years,” said Darla Becking, sales engineer for Nutting, part of Acco Material Handling Solutions. “To me, that says a lot about the Nutting products.” “There’s so many material handling manufacturers that have come and gone over the years, to be one of the original U.S.made material handling manufacturing companies is a great feeling,” Becking said. The company specializes in solutions for material handling, including trailers, carts, order picking platforms and allied products, according to the business website. Along with Nutting products, Acco also supplies hosts, cranes, lifters and patented track in their Pennsylvania and Alabama facilities.

Products are available ready-to-ship or are engineered to meet customer specifications, with the customized offerings making up the lion’s share of the company’s sales. In 1984, the original Nutting business moved from Minnesota to South Dakota, where Becking said business tax rates were more favorable. The operation continues to be housed in Watertown, in the far eastern region of the state. Investment firm KKR & Co. LP owns the Crosby Group LLC, and Acco falls under this umbrella. The approximately $1 billion purchase of Crosby and Acco by KKR was announced in late 2013. Both companies specialize in the design, manufacture and marketing of accessories used in lifting and rigging, according to a Law360 report. A statement released by KKR at the time of the acquisition announcement reported Crosby has more than 1,300 employees and Acco has 130. While Pennsylvania-based Acco is the legal company name of the material handling company, the Nutting name is still used on the material handling products, Becking said. Those include: warehouse and industrial trailers, order picking platforms, hybrid trailers, pivot steer trailers, towline carts and specialized trailers and carts.

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Crown Equipment Corporation introduced the Crown FC 5200 Series counterbalanced forklift to give operators the strength, stability and maneuverability they need to lift heavy loads in tight aisles and on crowded docks. The Crown FC 5200, which can support load capacities ranging from 4,000 to 6,500 pounds, is built with a strong, durable frame and power train to handle the most demanding loads. Crown’s Intrinsic Stability System® uses integrated sensors and controllers to constantly monitor and control key forklift functions and movements to enhance stability and safety and give the operator an added level of confidence. The forklift’s dual drive motors and steering axle geometry allow for a smaller turn radius so operators can handle heavy loads in tight spaces without disturbing surrounding pallets and or adding extra wear on the tires. ”The Crown FC 5200 is designed to reliably tackle some of the most demanding material handling and manufacturing tasks and environments. It is also ideal for forklift attachments, making it even more versatile in handling a variety of loads,” said Tony Young, marketing product manager, Crown Equipment.

Automation Plus, a Division of CSF Incorporated has invented a new way to handle pallets, called the Pallet Return Device. (PRDTM) The PRDTM is designed to operate in distribution center pick modules and makes handling pallets (wood or plastic) safer and more efficient than current practices without using any outside energy source such as electricity or compressed air. The PRDTM incorporates a unique method for stacking empty pallets. Currently, stacking pallets requires expensive machinery or intense manual labor (movements prone to injury). The PRDTM enables a new method, wherein the operator lifts the pallet over a pivot point thereby creating a mechanical advantage to remove the back strain associated with lifting pallets. Not only is this a safer device for the operator, it’s also more efficient for the forklift driver. The PRDTM uses a “carriage” to help guide the empty pallets. This feature produces a perfect stack every time, thereby eliminating the need for the fork truck driver to reshape the stack.

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Larson Electronics, provider of commercial and industrial grade lighting equipment, has announced the release of a 25 watt blue forklift LED warning spotlight produced to expand the safety measures in a work area. The LEDWL-FLKT-BLUE blue LED forklift safety light from Larson Electronics is an ultra-compact light that produces 2,250 lumens of sharp blue light while drawing only 2.09 amps from a 12 volt electrical system. This LED spotlight is designed to be mounted on the front and back of a forklift or other heavy machinery to warn pedestrians and bystanders when in the path of an oncoming forklift. Five 5-watt blue LEDs producing 450 lumens each are combined with high output parabolic reflectors to produce a narrow 5° spread spot beam, providing a high intensity center beam visible at night and during the day. This LED warning light can operate in temperatures of -40°C to 80°C, are waterproof to 1 meter and resist ingress of dust, dirt, and humidity.

Yale Materials Handling Corporation will be featuring its MPB045VG walkie pallet truck with the first commercially available Underwriters Laboratories (UL) recognized lithium-ion battery pack in the forklift industry at MODEX 2016. With an extended run time, excellent charging capabilities and small footprint, the new lithium-ion battery offers an efficient and productive power alternative for retail, beverage and food delivery applications. The lithium-ion option is designed to last up to five times longer than traditional lead acid batteries, drastically reducing downtime and expensive battery replacements, and is backed by a five year warranty. Unlike lead acid batteries, lithiumion technology does not experience the negative sulfation effects during short charging and extended storage. With exceptional charging efficiency, the lithium-ion battery can be repeatedly charged to 100 percent capacity without an equalization charge, allowing operators to spend more time moving products, and less time charging. The battery is also intended for convenient opportunity charging with no negative memory effects, and is completely maintenance free, meaning it does not require watering and contains no acid.

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Keytroller unveils affordable remote equipment monitoring Countless companies are faced with the real and often costly predicament of how to monitor and track the location of their equipment in remote jobsites. Solving this issue, Keytroller, a designer, manufacturer and supplier of electronic safety and weighing devices, has unveiled the CYBERWATCH SAT – a satellite wireless hour, alarm and location meter designed for remote locations. Machinery is heavily used in remote locations like mines, logging sites, drilling rigs, off shore oil rigs and international ships. These applications typically don’t have cellular or WiFi connectivity and monitoring their usage is expensive and troublesome. Tackling these dilemmas, the CYBERWATCH SAT provides equipment monitoring from anywhere in the world, without the need for a SIM card or local wireless plan – at less than $40 per month. CYBERWATCH SAT utilizes the Iridium network and transmits up to six hour meter readings and six alarm readings with GPS location, once per day.

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Conceptual Innovations’ Drive Cart provides reduction in push force Conceptual Innovations, an engineering, consulting, and custom manufacturing firm, announced the development of a customized motorized industrial cart that alleviates the amount of force required to maneuver. The Drive Cart is a fully custom-built cart that can be designed to move up to 1.5 tons of material. Engineers at Conceptual Innovations, a subsidiary of Caster Concepts, developed an easy-to-use and accessible control panel with simple forward and reverse switches, an emergency stop button, battery meter and power light. The Drive Cart’s tow hitch disengages the motor, allowing the cart to be towed by bigger vehicles. Since the Drive Cart is built to order; no two are alike in design and use. The drive cart is ideal for any industrial challenge that requires a powered cart.

Muller introduces New Raptor™ HPL turntable Muller, manufacturer of both equipment and material load containment solutions, will introduce the new Raptor™ HPL turntable wrapping machine at Modex 2016 in Atlanta, GA at booth #2968. This reliable, economical and intuitive wrapper has the added benefit of a branding tool built in with the Logo Wrap™ enhancement. Previously only available as an option for the Octopus line of ring technology stretch wrappers, Logo Wrap enables users to protect pallet loads while simultaneously covering the product in custom messaging. The Raptor HPL is a heavy-duty, semiautomatic turntable that can wrap up to 35 loads per hour. The new machine boasts an easy to use control panel that provides the flexibility to create customized wrap patterns for each unique application.

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According to the National Fire Code Protection Association (NFPA) NFPA code 230, the flue space in between warehouse racking arrays must be kept clear. Adrian’s Safety Solutions recently introduced a low-cost and easy-to-deploy line of rack safety products designed to keep pallet rack flue-space clear. Insurance companies are requiring that a safety system be put into place to satisfy the fire code regulation. This leads warehouse managers to install costly rack protection systems which are difficult to install. “Our rack safety products were born out of the need to prevent push-through on pallet racking,” said Steve Dew, president of Adrian’s, Inc. “We have spoken with a multitude of warehouse management professionals who are experiencing increased pressure from insurance carriers, as well as local inspectors, to keep the flue space clear.” “Our products require no retrofitting and can be deployed in seconds. We stock rack safety products in standard sizes for bays ranging from eight to 12 feet. Custom sizes are also available,” said Greg Hill, account manager for Adrian’s Safety Solutions.

Graco Inc., supplier of fluid handling products and systems, announces the new LineSite™ remote monitoring solution, designed for use with Graco’s InvisiPac® Tank-Free™ Hot Melt Systems, which are ideal for reducing adhesive costs and boosting production in packaging industry applications. LineSite lets users take control of hot melt dispensing equipment, keeping them in touch with operations by viewing the status of InvisiPac hot melt machines on the plant floor from a smart phone, tablet, or computer. With LineSite, operators can be confident of production quality by observing real-time performance and system parameters. With LineSite, operators can check temperatures, review critical performance metrics, view how much adhesive each line is using, and monitor machine diagnostics to prevent issues from causing downtime. Email notifications are sent when alarms or system setup changes occur, allowing users to respond immediately to potential faults and diagnose them remotely.

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PRESTO LIFTS, INC.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18


FLIGHT SYSTEMS INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS (FSIP). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 10

AFTERMARKET SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

GATEWAY RACK CORP.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

QUANTUM STORAGE SYSTEMS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13


GRINDSTAFF ENGINES, INC.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

RHINO RUBBER, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, INSERT

AKRO-MILS INC.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . INSERT

H&K EQUIPMENT COMPANY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

RICO EQUIPMENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

ALL BRAND FORKLIFT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

HADER INDUSTRIES INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

SAFETY SYSTEMS & CONTROLS INC.. . . . . . . . . . 30



SAVE-TY YELLOW. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . INSERT

ARCON EQUIPMENT, INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24


SHOPPA'S MATERIAL HANDLING . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

BAY EQUIPMENT CO.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8


STELLANA U.S.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

CASCADE CORPORATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . INSERT

HESS AUCTIONEERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

SUPERIOR ENGINEERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

CHARNOR INC.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47


SUPERIOR TIRE & RUBBER CORP.. . . . . . . . . . . . 39

COMBILIFT LTD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

INTERTHOR, INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . INSERT

THE FORKLIFT PRO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25, INSERT

CONNELL FINANCE CO. INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

IRON BULL MFG. LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

THOMBERT, INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54


JH THOMAS INDUSTRIES LTD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46


CT PACKAGING SYSTEMS INC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

JOSEPH INDUSTRIES, INC.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

TVH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 13, 56

DACS, INC.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . INSERT

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

UNIRAK STORAGE SYSTEMS. . . . . . . . . . . . INSERT

DESIGN STORAGE AND HANDLING. . . . . . . . . . . . 2

MHCONX.COM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

UNITED CONTACT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

DYNA RACK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, INSERT

MOR-VALUE PARTS COMPANY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

VALUE RAIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

ENGINE POWER SOURCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

MOTOR TECH, INC.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

WEST POINT RACK, INC.. . . . . . . . . . . . 23, INSERT

EOSLIFT USA CORPORATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

NUTTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, INSERT

WY'EAST PRODUCTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52


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

ZIGLIFT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . INSERT

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