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company they work for. This is creating better morale, higher productivity and increased employee engagement. To help our members create passion within their organizations, MHEDA has designed a Convention agenda of forward looking speakers who can help you inspire you team, maximize technology, engage customers and understand industry trends. Beyond the presentations, this event includes an Exhibitors’ Showcase featuring over 90 companies who have the products and services you have been looking for. Most essential of all is the crucial networking you will achieve with over 500 of your peers in just a few short days away from the office. Make plans today to be part of this powerful industry event…we promise you will leave feeing inspired and refreshed! Outlined here is a list of convention presentations. For more event details, read reviews from your peers about last year’s convention, and see who is already registered visit www.mheda.org/convention or call 847-680-3500.

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Keynote Presentation A Patriot’s Calling: Leadership, Teamwork and Sacrifice Presented by Major Dan Rooney, USAF

From the outside, flying an F-16 jet looks like a very independent act, one pilot maneuvering one plane. But when you go into combat, fighter pilots in a squadron must form one unit that has a common mission working toward a common objective. As a pilot who served three tours of combat in Iraq, Major Dan Rooney knows the importance of working as a team when the stakes could not be higher. In his powerful presentations, Rooney highlights the importance of personal

Prosperity in the Age of Decline Presented by Brian Beaulieu, ITR Economics.

The global economy is experiencing asynchronous business cycle pressures. Knowing who is gaining, and who is not, makes a difference in understanding future pricing and competitive pressures. One facet seems “good-to-go” for now and that is the ability of the US consumer to drive this economy forward. But how long can that continue in the face of mounting government fiscal pressures? We will take a look at these issues, and others, at the MHEDA Convention.

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accountability, working together and ultimately having the backs of your team when you are on the line. Having dedicated his life’s mission to founding and running Folds of Honor—a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to the spouses and children of military service members disabled or killed in action—Rooney speaks with authority as someone who lives his life in service of those who have served.

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The Cyber Blacklist: Top Threats & Countermeasures for Data Security Presented by John Sileo, President and CEO, Sileo Group, Identity Theft and Cyber Security Expert.

Technology evolves so quickly that people fall behind the digital curve and feel overwhelmed by the prospect of protecting the very data that underlies their wealth. This crash course forges a high-level, non-technical path through the sometimes confusing web of computer security, mobile technology, Internet connectivity, online privacy and cloud computing. When it comes to cyber security, you don’t have to do everything, just the right things. Gain an actionable list of next steps necessary to protect your data, your devices and yourself.

Roundtable Discussions Discuss the challenges and opportunities that matter most to you and learn how others in the industry are handling the same issues.

Don’t be fooled by the name, as this is not a woman only presentation. Having a good representation of women on your team will have a positive impact on your bottom line.

Industry Consolidation and Your Exit Strategy: Opportunities & Threats Presented by Michael Marks, Indian River Consulting Group

The pace of consolidation is increasing and it affects both dealers and OEMs. Review what is driving this trend and how it will play out in our industry.

Member Panel: Community Minded Organizations Learn what fellow members are doing to help their communities and inspire their employees.

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Aftermarket John R. Walker

Would you like to increase your market share? If you are an equipment dealer, you are probably thinking that this has to be the most stupid question you have ever been asked. Hey, it’s an election year; the media is allowed to ask dumb questions. As an equipment dealer you are accustomed to being told (in sometimes impolite terms) that you had better figure out how to (quickly) increase your dealership’s market share. Dealers in every industry are being pressured on a regular basis to improve their market share. It has become the nature of the beast. We became familiar with the term market share well over 50 years ago. Its usage has grown to the point where it has become the number one issue between manufacturers and equipment dealers today. Who benefits from increased market share? Is it equipment dealers? If so, how do they benefit? Dealers are constantly being asked (or told) to reduce their equipment margins. Margins on equipment sales today in most industries have dropped to the low single digits, with no end in sight. If a dealer’s market share drops, then he is given a warning and a time limit for reaching the manufacturers’ arbitrary goal. In some cases, the dealer is given an option: To be either a buyer or seller of the manufacturer’s line of products. If a dealer chooses to become a seller, he will be told to whom he can sell his dealership.

Does the supplier/manufacturer benefit from increased market share? This question is impossible to answer, as the availability of hard number is very limited. I’ve been told it makes stockholders very happy. In many instances, corporate officers and management personnel received bonuses based upon market share. That is one of the reasons market share pressure builds at the end of the manufacturer’s fiscal year. Herb Kelleher, who successfully started and grew Southwest Airlines, made this comment: “Market share has nothing to do with profitability. Market share says we just want to be big and we don’t care whether we make money doing it!” On November 29, 2011, American Airlines, one of our country’s largest airlines, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy. I have a soft spot in my heart for American Airlines. My first airplane flight was with American in August of 1948, on a DC-3 out of Mexico City. It was my beginning of a long relationship with the airlines. Unfortunately I had the opportunity of seeing many, many airlines over my years suffer the same fate as American. I am only glad to see, however that the name American Airlines still flies the skies. The ultimate goal of not only American but of so many other airlines was to be the leader in market share, even if that goal meant the destruction of their profit margins.

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This is why we constantly point out to dealers that if they are going to continue to reduce their margins on high priced equipment, they had better develop a solid marketing plan for selling customers the dealership’s services after the sale. If this does not happen, even the 5-6 percent service contribution will begin to erode as customers: 1) try to do the work themselves, 2) seek out independent shops, 3) give the shade tree technicians an opportunity, or 4) seek out those fleet management companies that are beginning to develop throughout the country. Dealers can ill afford to lose even that meager five percent service contribution. If they lose that, their cash flow will begin to dry up while their absorption rate will drop dramatically. Most dealers will tell you the one problem or hesitation in increasing service contribution is their inability to find qualified technicians. This is a topic we talked and wrote about more than 25 years ago. The pool of technicians is drying up and the aging workforce is removing many of those in that labor pool. Training technicians is yet another expensive and long-term process. The new tools and computers for working on new and sophisticated equipment is also an enormous expense. It’s a vicious cycle. If the desire for market share continually drains the profitability of selling equipment, how do dealers afford an experienced, quality crew in their service shop with the necessary tools for working on the new equipment? These problems are becoming more and more profound each year, with little light at the end of the tunnel. You can also add to this scenario the fact for manufacturers all warranty problems start in the field and not on the production line

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Aftermarket in their plants. This is yet another drain on the equipment dealers’ cash flow. So what is the answer? Maybe, just maybe, manufacturers/ suppliers need to give dealers a bit of leeway on market share. Maybe they should look at helping equipment dealers develop strong customer satisfaction with all the services they have to offer their customers. Customer satisfaction builds something equipment dealers have not had in a long time – customer loyalty. Product lines are basically the same, and there the buying issue becomes little more than price. Customer loyalty brings the customer back the second, third, fourth and even the fifth time to purchase equipment from the dealership. Most equipment dealers have not had this earned luxury in years and it is customer loyalty that drives customer retention. According to statistics from customer polls, customer retention means that the customer is more than willing to pay a bit more for the product, if the selling dealer markets and provides the after service they expect. As the customer returns more and more often to the dealership to purchase equipment and service, the dealer’s financial strength increases and sales improve dramatically, satisfying both the dealer and the manufacturer/supplier with increased market

share. This is what we describe as the equipment dealer’s selffeeding-product spiral. Those equipment dealers who have achieved worldclass service status have recognized that customer service is not a department. It is everyone from top to bottom within the dealership working together to create a culture that defines true customer satisfaction. Maybe it is time for manufacturers/suppliers to become involved once again in increasing their dealers’ customer satisfaction indexes. We have been associated with an equipment dealer who has practiced these basics for more than 50 years and has been extremely successful in achieving both the areas of profitability and highly acceptable market share, with, by the way, an excellent absorption rate. This dealer has for years successfully marketed the dealership’s service to his customers: before the sale of the equipment, during the sale of the equipment and yes, after the sale of the equipment. Focus upon truly servicing the customer and you will be successful beyond your expectations. Next month’s article will cover the topic of Buyer’s Remorse. John R. Walker is president of Aftermarket Services Consulting Co. Inc. E-mail editorial@mhwmag.com to contact John.

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One good one One good employee is worth three average employees. And I am absolutely sure you immediately know who that is in your organization. I would also guess you can name the three marginal members of your staff as well. How nice it would be to have an entire staff of "good" employees. Very nice indeed, but tough to do in this environment when all you hear out in the marketplace is that "qualified" people are not available. So it is probably just about impossible to find both qualified and good folks to bring into the fold. To give yourself a fighting chance to attract the "keepers" you will need a system to attract, engage, hire and keep people once you identify the one's you are interested in talking to. I would relate this system to something similar to what your best sales folks have in terms of a system to engage potential customers as well as close the deal. For some reason there are a lot of people out of work either because they lost their job or because they are not interested in looking for work. Included in this group are folks marginally attached to work who could be swayed to come join your program if the pay is better than the marginal work they are doing. They could be swayed your way, but only if they know the opportunity is there and is presented in a way to show your place of business is an attractive place to work. When I think of the multiple generations that make up our workforce the one conclusion I come to is you need to be flexible and able to deal with the needs associated with each group. We have the boomers. We have the Gen X and we have our new friends the millennials. I believe boomers are still interested in working but maybe not a full week or a full day. I also believe many boomers are tech savvy and at least able to perform those pesky PM's you always fall behind on. Boomers could also work from home and perform clerical tasks. Some do collection work, track insurance certificates and make calls reminding customers about service appointments In this day and age there are many ways to work around a full 40 hr schedule and still get the job done for less cost. There are three major employment categories we need help with: ✓ Techs ✓ Sales ✓ Clerical

As far as sales folks go it is best to try and find other organizations that you know do an exceptional job of training their sales staff. If you can find them and pick off a few of their folks you will find it will take less time for those folks to get into selling lift trucks, parts, service and rental, because they understand a process is necessary to find, cultivate and harvest business from new and existing customers. On the other hand, if you can find hard working sales professionals who need some help to move them up the ladder to success, I would suggest providing sales tests along with sales training to improve their sales skills. I have been hearing some good things about certain training facilities and have personally been involved with the sales process and found the results quite impressive. I would be glad to pass on a name and number if you need it, but don't want to spell it out in this column. And let's keep in mind that the sales skills of old take a lot more time than a process built around today's technology. Mobile apps, tablets and customer contact systems have a way to keep you in front of your customers at a fraction of the cost if you had people doing this work internally. Want some ideas, let me know. So once you engage these folks what is it exactly they are looking for? Well, let me tell you. Comp and bonus structure. Overall company culture. Health Insurance. Current technology (all three groups). Financial planning. I have one more to add to the list but in all honesty thought it is a bit far-fetched. You will love this one...and it is...HAVE FOOD AVAILABLE ALL DAY LONG! And guess what...IT IS A BIG DEAL! Especially for the younger crowd. As it turns out a group of dealers I talked to confirmed this to be true. It turns out this is an internal networking thing that brings people closer to the company they work for. I guess the point of this column is to make you aware that there are people out there willing to earn a buck for themselves and their employer. All you have to do is spend some time making your "culture" more friendly and progressive. In the end, if employees like what they are doing and where they work they will stay and bring other good employees with them. Now get out there and buy some donuts.

From what I read it appears that current employee referrals provide the best source for techs. If this is so I suggest you make it profitable for the referral source to do so. And I am not talking $500... I am suggesting a lot more maybe paid over a 3-5 year period if the employee stays. Once the word gets around that there is some "real" money to be made there will be techs lined up at your door leaving you with the problem of weeding out the unqualified candidates. Nice problem to have...right?

Garry Bartecki is a CPA MBA with GB Financial Services LLC. E-mail editorial@mhwmag.com to contact Garry.

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Concept Laser GmbH wins 2016 International Additive Manufacturing Award

Freight Rail Industry challenges need for rule mandating two-person crew

The Association for Manufacturing Technology is pleased to announce that Concept Laser GmbH is the winner of the 2016 International Additive Manufacturing Award (IAMA). The award was presented at the Inside 3D Printing conference as part of METAV 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Founded in 2000 and located in Lichtenfels, Germany, Concept Laser came out on top of 16 innovations from the United States and Europe competing for the prize. “The IAMA is welcome recognition for our hard work, but also evidence that we’re on the right track,” said Frank Herzog, Managing Partner and Founder of Concept Laser. “We are extremely proud to win this prestigious award. It is a great motivation to our company and others around the world to continue exploring the possibilities of additive manufacturing. ”Concept Laser’s winning innovation involves the first in-situ realtime process monitoring system in powder-bed-based additive manufacturing. It measures properties like size and intensity of the melting path's thermal radiation in ultra-high resolution, and displays the data in correlation to the position of the melting bath on the workpiece’s surface and thus to the component’s geometry. This will make it easy for the user to localize and evaluate process anomalies during production. www.amtonline.org

"Safety is this industry's number one concern, but there is simply no safety case to be made for a regulation that requires two-person crews, especially where Positive Train Control is fully operational," said Edward R. Hamberger, AAR president and CEO. "Worldwide, trains safely operate with one person in the cab, including here in the United States with passenger and commuter trains and some short line freight railroads. Major European railway systems running many mixed freight and passenger trains per day have safely implemented single-person train crews. "Coming from an administration that champions smart, data-driven regulations, it is inexplicable how this proposal was approved by the President's Office of Management and Budget," said Hamberger. "Even the FRA concedes they have no 'reliable or conclusive statistical data' to suggest that two-person crews are safer. I encourage the FRA to reexamine the facts and exercise sound regulatory judgment before finalizing a rule that lacks empirical support." Hamberger pointed out Class 1 freight railroads remain committed to two people in the cab for trains operating on mainline track that is not equipped with Positive Train Control (PTC). PTC will be in operation for 60,000 out of the nation's 140,000-mile freight rail system. "Notwithstanding an extensive body of evidence showing that two-person crews are no safer than one-person crews, the nation's Class 1 freight railroads currently operate with two-person crews, and have committed to continuing that practice for trains without PTC systems in place," Hamberger stated. "PTC is designed to provide continuous monitoring of train operations to protect against human error in controlling train speeds and movements. This is exactly the kind of safety redundancy through technology for which the FRA has long advocated." www.aar.org

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Hy-Tek Material Handling, Inc. has acquired Gems Conveyor Installation, Inc. (GEMS) and Applied Handling Equipment Co. (AHECO). The acquisitions are expected to boost 2016 sales to $125 million. Columbus, Ohio-based Hy-Tek is the premier single-source provider of material handling solutions for industries including manufacturing, distribution, retail, pharmaceutical, food, electronics and automotive. The acquisitions were announced by Hy-Tek CEO Sam Grooms. GEMS is an installer of welded construction conveyors for the parcel handling industry. Customers include FedEx Ground, UPS and Amazon. GEMS also provides conveyor system installation services to distribution centers nationwide. Located in Greater Cincinnati, GEMS is overseen by principals Scott Meiman and Don McDonald, reporting to Hy-Tek Integrated Systems President Tom Mann. Dayton, Ohio-based AHECO provides products and services for ergonomic material handling. AHECO serves the automotive, aerospace, food equipment and general manufacturing industries. Customers include Honda of America Manufacturing, UTC Aerospace Systems and Whirlpool Corp. Principal Tim Colston oversees the division. www.hy-tek.net


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PackSafe to Congress: Inconsistent fire safety regulations put workers and public at risk Representatives of the Industrial Packaging Safety Alliance, or PackSafe, met with Congressional members and staff to raise awareness of dangerous inconsistencies in fire safety regulations. PackSafe is reaching out to Congress to explain the need for the Occupational and Health Administration (OSHA) to update its regulations to reflect more recent codes governing the transportation and warehousing of hazardous and flammable liquids published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). “We’re reaching out to members of Congress because of OSHA’s unwillingness to act on something we see as reasonable enforcement and upkeep of existing regulations,” said PackSafe Senior Advisor John McQuaid. “Why focus on OSHA? When a

product is shipped, rules from the Department of Transportation (DOT) govern the type of container selected. But when that same product arrives on the warehouse floor, it’s under OSHA’s jurisdiction. That’s the source of the confusion – where the regulations don’t align – that creates conditions that threaten workers, the public and the environment.” Current DOT regulations do not subject packaging for flammable liquids to any fire testing, putting workers and citizens at great risk. OSHA regulations (29 C.F.R. § 1910.106) are still based on the 1969 edition of NFPA 30, which has had several important updates added in subsequent editions. Furthermore, regulations between DOT and OSHA are inconsistent, causing confusion and risk for workers transporting and storing flammable liquids. www.PackSafeAlliance.org

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vacancies. And the representation of women and minorities at senior levels is still insufficient. When a key position is left unfilled, important decisions cannot be reached and critical activities are delayed. It’s often difficult to meet or exceed customer expectations, to confront competition successfully, or to follow through on crucial longterm initiatives. Moreover, companies tend to see reduced loyalty among employees, increased turnover of identified successors and high performers, increased attrition in executive-level positions, and a shortfall in the number of future leaders. And no business wants that. Retaining leadership talent is both a strategic and economic necessity. You cannot implement your strategy without the right leadership, so there is a heightened sense of urgency around succession planning. No matter how certain your future appears, now is the time to start taking measures to close the gaps. Creating a succession plan can help you drive competitive strategy, reinforce values, and successfully secure your company’s future. Now let’s talk about the specific benefits of succession planning. There are many. We’ll start with business results. Future viability and performance requires having the right people in the right place at the right time. This means that you must continually develop qualified pools of candidates who are ready to fill critical positions or step in if there are unplanned losses of key leaders. Filling leadership positions internally cuts down on hiring costs, ramp-up time and lost productivity. On the flip side, costs and organizational risks continue to go up for external searches. Plus, even if you identify someone with the right credentials, you may find out down the line that the person does not fit the company culture. Effective succession planning results in enhanced and targeted employee development, which leads to improved employee morale and engagement, increased workforce productivity and expedited goal achievement. With so many leaders planning for retirement, proactive knowledge transfer is critical. If your organization can pinpoint the skills and competencies of retiring employees, you can use that information to develop qualified successors and facilitate smooth transitions when the time comes. What does all this lead to? Significant return on investment and better business results. Your people are helping your business succeed now; succession planning can help you ensure that your company continues to succeed 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 609-5241200. Email editorial@mhwmag.com to contact Caliper. Jo Moore is Senior Vice President, Organizational Development Services with Caliper.


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Beware of the bad sales advice you see online I was doing some research for a client training program and got a bit side-tracked when Googling. (Who doesn’t?) I did a couple of searches for “prospecting tips” and “telephone sales tips.” I shouldn’t be surprised and saddened at what I find, but it still bugs me that there is so much bad advice out there. Which results in, I’m sure, people who actually try to use these things and get their teeth kicked in, suffering “rejection,” contributing to the negative image of salespeople. I could fill an entire year’s worth of newsletters with what I read. Here are just a few pieces of bad advice, and my suggestions. Yes, you DO need “scripts” Several posts stated adamantly that you should not work from a script. You want to sound natural, not “canned.” I agree with the last sentence. And the best way to sound natural is knowing exactly what you will say, so you can say it confidently and naturally, and get the desired result. That’s what a script does, when it is written well, practiced and delivered in the right way. Just like an actor uses a script. I’ve done many exercises in training sessions where I call on a sales rep and say, “Quick, give me your value statement.” If they have not scripted out and prepared variations of them, and used them, of course they bumble and stumble their way through it when they try to wing it.

We of course can’t script out our entire call, but we can script and prepare openings, voice mail messages, questions, value/result descriptions, closes, responses to resistance and answers to tough questions. All of the best salespeople do. Are you satisfied with yours? It is not about you Here’s a suggestion straight from a “cold calling template.” In the opening it says to start with something like, “Hi, my name is ___. I’m calling some startups in the area to find out if they are a good fit for our product/service.” Think about the logical reaction to that. I have received that call, and mine is, “I don’t care what you want. I care about what I want.” I feel sorry for the people who try using this template and get shot down over and over. In our openings we need to hint at what we might be able to do for them, and mention it quickly. Does yours do that? Don’t ask for the meeting in the opening One article from a major magazine suggests using the alternate choice close for asking for a meeting in the opening. Please. No. Sure, your objective might be to set up the meeting, but do not mention it in the opening. They don’t even see a reason to stay on the phone with you yet. And using the old, “...would

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And what is this “research” about someone saying NO five times before buying? That’s nonsensical and demoralizing. When I buy something I usually don’t say NO at all. And if I have to say NO to someone more than once, there won’t be a third or fourth time... the discussion will have ended. With that said, of course there are many instances where there is initial resistance— especially at the beginning of prospecting calls--and we certainly don’t want to give up. In fact, resistance is a huge part of sales. But, the better outlook, instead of expecting five “no’s” is to first know how to prevent them and not cause them. And, we must understand the difference between resistance, hesitation and real concerns and roadblocks, and then the process for addressing them. It’s done with questions, not “rebuttals.” Finally, you are not one step closer to making the sale with each rejection you receive. You know the old saying about the definition of insanity, right? It’s doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. To get one step closer to a sale after not succeeding, we need to examine why we are not succeeding, and adjust our process, continually striving to get better to get the result we want. There is more sales information instantly available to us than at any point in history. And it's being added to constantly, even as you read this. But, a lot of it is bad. Be relentless in your learning and searching for ideas, for sure. However, if it sounds hokey, you should question it and not accept it as gospel. Art Sobczak helps sales pros prospect, sell and service accounts more effectively by using conversationally, non-sales messaging, and without “rejection.” Get a free ebook of 501 telephone sales tips at businessbyphone.com/501-tips-ebook. Email editorial @mhwmag.com to contact Art.

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The 2016 Dealer of Excellence and Special Recognition Award Recipients: Dealer of the Year Valley Industrial Trucks, Inc. – Youngstown, Ohio New Dealer of the Year Buffalo Lift Trucks, Inc. – Buffalo, New York Dealer of Excellence Burke Handling Systems, Inc. – Jackson, Mississippi Cal-Lift, Inc. – City of Industry, California Fraza Forklifts – Canton, Michigan Lift Parts Service, LLC – Wichita, Kansas Valley Industrial Trucks, Inc. – Youngstown, Ohio

CLARK Material Handling Company recently announced the 2016 recipients of its prestigious “Dealer of Excellence” awards. Each year, CLARK selects its top dealers who excel in new equipment and aftermarket parts sales, service achievement, general customer satisfaction and overall dealership operations, and awards them with CLARK’s highest honors. The awardees were hosted at a special event held at CLARK’s North American headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky on February 10-12, 2016. President and C.E.O., Dennis Lawrence, commented on the importance of the awards recognition as to not only demonstrate the company’s appreciation for a job well done, but also as a validation of the strong viability of CLARK’s product in the marketplace and the continued surge of the CLARK brand in North America. CLARK’s 2016 Dealer of the Year is Valley Industrial Trucks, Inc. Celebrating their 60th year as a CLARK dealer, Valley is a two-time winner of this distinguished award. At their recent anniversary celebration, held in Youngstown, Ohio, the award was presented to Valley’s employees. Mr. Jim Hammond, President, commented, “Valley Industrial Trucks and CLARK share a common growth strategy. Our businesses have been aligned since our inception 60 years ago and our futures remain strong together.” Buffalo Lift Trucks, Inc. was recognized as CLARK’s 2016 New Dealer of the Year, an award presented to Paul Notaro, Sales Department Manager, at the ceremony in Lexington. In business for more than 30 years, Buffalo Lift Trucks became a CLARK dealer in November, 2014. “We are off to a great start with CLARK and are excited to have this opportunity and partnership,” said Mr. Notaro. www.clarkmhc.com

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LEGACY Supply Chain Services has signed on at the Champion Sponsor level of the Warehousing Education and Research Council’s (WERC) 39th Annual Conference for Logistics Professionals. At this year’s WERC Conference, LEGACY will be unveiling a new program—"Vets to WERC"- that promotes hiring veterans into the supply chain industry. The Conference will be held in Providence, Rhode Island at the Rhode Island Convention Center on May 15-18, 2016 and includes three days packed with educational sessions. The annual event routinely draws nearly 1,100 senior-level warehousing, logistics and supply chain professionals. LEGACY, a top-ranked, full-service third party logistics (3PL) provider that manages more than 6 million square feet of warehouse space in 50 locations throughout the United States and Canada, has been involved with WERC since 2000. The company regularly sponsors the WERC Conference, as well as has key members of its leadership team serve on the WERC Board of Directors (currently LEGACY Senior Vice President Andy Dishner is a WERC Director at Large). "LEGACY has long been a supporter of the WERC Conference due to the recognized thought leadership value WERC brings to the supply chain industry," explains Kyle Krug, LEGACY’s Director of Marketing Communications.

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Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces its MPR100VG enclosed end rider has received a 2015 GOOD DESIGN™ award. The enclosed end rider was selected for its stateof-the-art technology, enhanced ergonomic design and class-leading lifting capacity. The GOOD DESIGN awards are presented by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, and honor the best industrial designers and world manufacturers for their pursuit of extraordinary design excellence. “This recognition validates the continued commitment Yale has to delivering lift trucks with unparalleled performance and operator comfort,” said Clay Taylor, Product Manager for Yale. “The enclosed end rider embodies what we strive to provide customers with when creating a new product – a design that helps increase throughput, boosts operational efficiency and reduces costs.” Engineered for demanding multi-shift applications, the MPR100VG enclosed end rider is equipped with Yale® iSi Technology™, a common control system with consistent functionality across the Yale® warehouse product line. The system also offers programmable performance modes which allow operators to customize truck performance to their individual skill level. www.yale.com

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With industrial working environments becoming more dangerous, specifically where lifting is involved, J. C. Renfroe, manufacturer of industrial lifting products, has opened a new training center onsite at its Jacksonville plant to help educate customer operators and employees on the safe use of the company’s products. The newly converted facility offers two sets of classrooms, one for textbook and video instruction and another for hands-on instruction with tool stations and in-room lifting apparatus. The center is stocked with the various lines of Renfroe products and even has a kitchen to serve meals during the instructional courses. Renfroe provides a curriculum that prepares personnel to return to their plant to help instruct other employees. The course is called “Train the Trainer.” Courses include instruction on clamp use, lift scenarios, interactive applications, clamp definitions, maintenance, inspections and industry safety standards. Upon completion of the two-day course, each person receives a detailed reference manual to use for training other employees. www.jcrenfroe.com

UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) grows its business in Brazil by appointing Anderson Silva to logistics coordinator and Rafael Nishino to coordinator of planning and purchases for its South American subsidiary, UniCarriers Corporation South America (UCSA). As the logistics coordinator, Silva is responsible for coordinating all of UCSA’s truck orders and logistic jobs, including trucks and parts importation, inbound processing and Anderson Silva working with brokers and freight forwarders. As the planning and purchases coordinator, Rafael Nishino is responsible for coordinating and planning spare parts orders of the complementary supplies for the office and warehouses, as well as developing local suppliers to provide better customer service for dealers and end users.

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Your Business Eileen Schmidt

Thombert moves into 7th decade of operation Global labor markets may be alluring to some American businesses, but one Midwestern manufacturer has found that nothing compares with its local work force. “Our people in Newton and Brooklyn Iowa can (produce) as cost-effectively as anywhere in the world,” said Reggie Collette, sales and marketing manager for Iowa-based Thombert, Inc. He said the company has considered opening overseas locations in the past but ultimately determined the quality and productivity of its workers cannot be matched. Collette said the productivity numbers back this up - as a result, the business continues to invest in its plant and equipment, systems and people at both of its manufacturing facilities. The Brooklyn plant is poised for major expansion as early as next month. Due to demand the plant will increase its manufacturing footprint by two-thirds. The company, which makes polyurethane wheels and tires for narrow electric lift trucks, has been operating out of the central Iowa town of Newton for 70 years. About 116 people work for the business. Thombert began in 1946 as a custom wood furniture manufacturer, featuring the combined names of founders and brothers Thomas R. and Robert L. Smith, according to the company's online history. In 1952, the company moved into the growing market of plastics manufacturing and set to work designing high-quality industrial plastics. In 1958 it became the first company in North America licensed to cast polyurethane elastomers, according to the business website. The resulting Dyalon® - a combination of plastic and rubber characteristics – quickly became a preferred material for electric lift truck and wheels and tires, according to the company history. In 1987, Thombert became the first U.S. licensed manufacturer of the German polyurethane elastomer Vulkollan® and in 1995 launched Dyalon® 'A' Ghp, the business history said. Today, Thombert's focus is not on making the least expensive products, but in manufacturing wheels and tires that will outlast any competitors', therefore offering the “longest ride and lowest cost per hour,” Collette said. “People come to us because they are looking for longer wheel and tire life and lower operating costs,” he said, adding that Thombert is the key supplier to most major original equipment manufacturers in North America. Thombert is the most requested brand by original equipment manufacturers, dealers and end-users in the material handling industry, according to Collette. He said the common theme is that they can depend on Thombert to help improve warehouse productivity and lower costs. The business offers engineering and application experience to its original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket customers. Wrap-around services to customers has become an important issue and helps drive their success. “Our goal is to help our customers develop a great brand,” Collette said. Thombert also has an aftermarket program with select dealers, which has high rates of dealer satisfaction and

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retention, according to Collette. Some have been with the company for as many as 30 years. Thombert is active in its community and has received a host of awards in recent years, including an award from Des Moines Area Community College as small business of the year. In addition, Thombert has recently received aftermarket supplier of the year in 2015 from Unicarriers Americas in Marengo IL. Thombert believes in promoting science, technology, engineering and math programming - STEM - and as a result has been working closely with the local high school to help students better understand the opportunity that awaits a career in advanced manufacturing. As Thombert moves into its seventh decade of operation, its leaders are focused on its customers and employees. The sustainability of the business can only be achieved if all the stakeholders are successful, including our employees, customers and owners, Collette said. Thombert leaders expect the use of electric lift trucks will increase in the industry because of the growth in warehouse space and the growing use of electric lift trucks in those operations, and with that will come higher expectations for load and speed capabilities. “We want our customers to know we're not only committed to quality, but committed to the environment,” Collette said. Thombert has received ISO 14001 certification for its environmental systems as well as ISO 9001 designation for quality systems. System improvements also will be key in coming years, according to Collette. Original equipment lift truck manufacturers will work more closely with their key national accounts and control more and more of their aftermarket business now and in the future. “Those types of customers are dominating more of the market,” Collette said. As Thombert is poised for an increased footprint in the coming expansion, belief in the company brand is strong, according to Collette. “We will continue to be a leader in the polyurethane wheel and tire business for years to come,” he said. 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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UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) offers the Platinum II PF50DF and PF60DF Dual Fuel lift trucks with features optimized for greater operational efficiency, damage prevention and uptime. As a solution for any operation requiring exceptional fuel efficiency and long-term value in its lift truck fleet, Platinum II forklifts offer innovative features and outstanding productivity. The premium rental package includes lights and mirrors set inside the heavy, five-piece overhead guard, while steel rub rails protect the sides. The extended canopy provides additional operator protection and a surface for mounting a center mirror and electronic accessories. The package also includes a hang-on side shifter, LED headlights and rear combination lights. The Platinum II Series is powered by the company’s wellknown K21, 2.1 liter, electronic fuel-injected industrial engine that provides excellent fuel economy and reduced exhaust missions. www.unicarriersamericas.com

The Raymond Corporation unveiled a new line of polyurethane wheels and tires formulated to meet the usage demands of lift trucks running at optimum levels. The new wheels and tires include Raymond Smoothy® premium steer and drive tires and load wheels, Raymond UltraRide® premium steer and drive tires, Raymond preferred steer and drive tires and load wheels. Raymond’s end-to-end solution offerings have expanded with the new wheels and tires that fit a variety of warehouse environments and applications,” says John Perun, director of sales and marketing for the Raymond Parts™ division. “The dependability and superior quality that is associated with the Raymond brand is applicable on this new line.

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Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), the provider of Jungheinrich® lift trucks and narrow aisle products in the United States, Canada and Mexico, introduced a new 8,000 lb. capacity Jungheinrich EZS C40NA tow tractor to its North American product line. Jungheinrich now offers a full line of sit-down and stand-up tow tractors that range from 8,000 – 19,800 lbs. in towing capacity. Combining the latest generation of AC technology with advanced regenerative braking, this new model can efficiently run up to two shifts on a single battery charge for greater productivity. “Jungheinrich products are designed for high performance and efficiency,” said Chad Munger, product line manager at MCFA. “The new 8,000 lb. tow tractor provides several key benefits for our customers, such as greater flexibility to work both indoors and out, longer run times and precise control during operation. We’re excited to offer this new series to our North American customers.” www.mcfa.com

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2006 Aisle Master 44S, 4,000 lbs., LP, 203” Mast, Sideshifter

2009 Toyota 7FBCU18, 3,500 lbs., 36V, 222” Mast, Sideshifter

2010 Toyota 8BRU23, 4,500 lbs., 36V, 270” Mast, Sideshifter (4 in stock)

2011 Toyota 7FBCU15, 3,000 lbs., 36V, 189” Mast, Sideshifter (5 in stock)

2005 Toyota 7FG25, 5,000 lbs., Gas, 169” Mast, Sideshifter

TELEHANDLER

2009 Toyota 8FG15, 3,000 lbs., LP, 138” Mast

2006 Terex TH842, 8,000 lbs., Diesel Fuel

2008 Toyota 8FD25, 16407, Diesel, 118” Mast, Sideshifter + Fork Positioner

2008 JLG G12-55A, 6,000 lbs., Diesel Fuel

1.866.506.2200 • omsh@shoppas.com www.shoppasmaterialhandling.com

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Available Used Equipment – More in Stock, Call Omar For Listing

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New Products

Brady SPC introduces new Poly-Edge™ spill kits Brady, provider of industrial and safety printing systems and solutions, introduced its Brady SPC Poly-Edge™ Spill Kits. These two new kits feature multiple mounting options for added versatility, and a non-rusting water-resistant container to keep contents dry in any conditions. “The PolyEdge Spill Kits are perfect for applications where positioning versatility, container durability and locking options are needed,” says Courtney Bohman, global product manager for Brady SPC. “They’re ideal for use in transportation where durability, accessibility and proper space utilization are key when it comes to spill response.” www.bradycorp.com

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April 29!

Portable Storage Racks Dealer’s Choice • Enhances warehouse/factory efficiency • Stacks 4-5 high, nests empty • Use air space • Full visual control for inventory and handling

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New Products

Conveyor-equipped material handling equipment keeps production rolling Verti-Lift presents a full line of scissor lift tables, turntables, and tilt tables with virtually any type of conveyors built in to optimize production, ergonomics and operator safety. The company works closely with distributors and system integrators to design, build and integrate their material handling equipment with ball transfer conveyors, gravity roller conveyors, heavy duty chain driven live roller conveyors (CDLR) and more. Standard sizes and custom designs to meet specific customer requirements, with vertical travel of 24 to 60 inches, and capacities from 2,000 to 6,000 pounds. Available in single or tandem scissor lifts, with single, double or custom widths in floor or pit mounted designs. They are ideal for assembly line or batch process production and assembly projects, www.verti-lift.com

The Ecopoint charger from Ecotec is a full featured industrial battery charger available in 2 models for 8 hr. and 10 hr. recharge. The standard ECO-250 control offers data management normally found only in much more expensive chargers. For pallet jacks, consider the fully automatic STC taper charger. Plugs into any 120V outlet for convenience and portability. For the ultimate in efficiency and flexibility, consider the Access high frequency charger. Models are available for both conventional and opportunity charging.

ECOTEC Ltd. LLC 150 Marybill Dr. • Troy, OH 45373 P: 937.606.2793 • F: 937.606.2026 www.ecotecbatcharger.com

1351 Nagel Blvd., Batavia, IL 60510 Ph: (630) 879-7008 | Fax: (630) 879-8068 www.summitmetalproducts.com

RAIN DECK • open area rack deck (B-Deck) • perforated for sprinkler drainage • installed on step ledges of rack beams • top of deck is flush with top of rack beam • smooth top surface protects products • products slide easily on and off • finishes available are painted or galvanized

ADDITIONAL CAPABILITIES • solid steel deck for pallet rack and shelving • solid and perforated flat cover plates • roll formed and structural crossbar supports • steel deck for mezzanines and pick modules • layouts to minimize or eliminate field cutting • miscellaneous fabricated metal parts

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New Products

John R. Walker

Toter rolls out two-wheel cart liners

The only name you need to know for aftermarket success.

Have you ever stepped outside to dispose of your trash, lifted the cart lid, and been confronted by a messy, smelly garbage can? Most of us have experienced this moment. With Cart Liners now available from the tough Toter® brand – manufacturer of two-wheel waste, recycling, and organics collection carts – stinky, messy trashcans are a thing of the past. Toter’s new “clean to the extreme” solution eliminates rinsing outdoor carts. Created with odor eliminators to help combat smell, Toter’s Cart Liners are the first full-size bags made specifically to fit two-wheel carts. Designed for 48-, 64- and 96-gallon outdoor carts, these durable liners protect carts from potential spills and other smelly disasters. Made with 75% recycled material, Toter’s Cart Liners are eco-friendly, to safeguard carts and the environment at the same time. www.toter.com

Aftermarket Services Consulting Co., Inc. • Solely dedicated to your aftermarket opportunities • 40+ years of experience in aftermarket development • Guaranteed performance

When you want results in your aftermarket efforts, call Aftermarket Services Consulting Co., Inc. 803-548-6707 ...John is waiting to help you succeed.

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New Products

Lista unveils four automotive storage products Lista unveils four new automotive storage solutions designed to streamline and organize dealerships from the front door all the way to parts storage. Previously only available through custom order, with a 6-8 week leadtime, all four products are now completely made-to-order with a lead-time of 3-5 weeks. Lista Overhead Cabinet Frame: Eliminating obstruction from work surfaces, the Overhead Cabinet is primarily used in service bays with the potential to be used in any benching application. Features include: ability to secure to lower cabinets with variable depths, valance under overhead to conceal lights, wires, etc.; accepts all work surfaces, uniform appearance and quick and simple installation. www.lista.com

Intelligrated introduces IRIS computerized maintenance management software Intelligrated®, North American-based automated material handling solutions provider, announces computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) designed for material handling systems. Known as the Intelligrated Reliability Intelligence Solution (IRIS), the software comes with implementation support, OEM maintenance expertise and a deep pool of relevant, reliable data. IRIS collects and analyzes system data to help plan and execute an effective preventive lifecycle maintenance program. The software can create work orders and daily maintenance schedules, maintain accurate inventory of spare parts and automatically place orders for necessary replacements and improve budgeting, reporting and tracking of key performance indicators. This helps facilitate regulatory compliance, improves lifecycle productivity and increases uptime with reduced overtime and paperwork. www.intelligrated.com

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Arcon

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Cabka-IPS extends warehouse logistics offering

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♦ Hobart ♦ Enersys The ARCON Difference Not just used chargers, but used ♦ Applied Energy The ARCON Difference chargers that are tested, calibrated, Solutions Not just used chargers, chargers thatinput are tested, andbut setused to match the AC voltage ♦ C&D calibrated, and set to match the ACWorking input voltage youfor specify. you specify. & ready use! ♦ and more! Working & ready for use!

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Cabka-IPS, a manufacturer of product solutions made from recycled plastic, is launching CabCube 2.0, its new collapsible large load carrier. CabCube 2.0 evolves the company's other markettested large load carriers and can serve the supply industries across all market segments. It has been tailored to transport largevolume, yet lightweight components for just-in-time deliveries to productions lines and warehouses. Cabka-IPS has many years of know-how and experience in producing large load carriers. The company already produced tens of thousands of collapsible large load carriers for Volkswagen and excelled in punctual deliveries and reliability. CabCube 2.0 consists of three parts: pallet, cover, and collapsible ring. One key product innovation is the pallet's flat, fully sealed surface, enabling neat placement of a variety of goods and partitions and eliminating the need for costly floor panels. Cabka-IPS also opens up greater flexibility for customers: They can purchase pallet and cover without the collapsible ring. This is a great advantage for manufacturers of customized partition packaging. www.cabka-ips.com

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New Products

PMH making waves with new B-P side loading forklifts

directional forklifts on the rise, PMH features two world class side loading forklift models in the US. The SL offers a robust platform for control of long loads both indoors and outdoors. The modular construction and electronic controls boast the ability to adapt the SL platform to LPG, diesel or electric power. The QL is unique in that it offers all wheel steering for complete 360 degree travel capability allowing for side travel handling long loads in narrow aisles. Both these models and the complete BP range from 2 - 50 tons are now available for the first time in the US market. PMH (Professional Materials Handling Co. Inc.) Nordhorn says “these vehicles offer a competitive advantage to existing competition" currently PMH is actively looking for dealers. www.pmh-co.com

PMH is making waves in the US market again with its distribution of B-P Sideloading Forklifts. Battioni e Pagani is the Italian Manufacturer who first pioneered the use of sideloaders in the timber industry during the late 50’s. “The collaboration will result in a considerable expansion of our product range” says Wolfgang Nordhorn of PMH. With the popularity of sideloaders and multi-

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▶ Powered Industrial Trucks ▶ Rack/Shelving ▶ Rentals ▶ Repair Services ▶ Robots, Automated Equipment ▶ Safety Products ▶ Seats ▶ Storage Equipment ▶ Sweepers Scrubbers & Brushes ▶ Tires/Wheels ▶ Training Education/Assoc. ▶ Transportation & Hauling Equipment ▶ Warehouse Management

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Portable Storage Racks All-Steel Stack Racks Pallet Stacking Frames

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▶ Forks ▶ DOCK EQUIPMENT 119 Sizes

Over 35 years experience in manufacturing & distributing quality loading dock equipment.

Specials Available Chicago & CA Stock

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▶ AUTOMATIC IDENTIFICATION EQUIPMENT Barcoding solutions for warehouses, distribution centers and manufacturing. Improve www.supplychainservices.com productivity, increase accuracy, reduce costs, and improve service. Helping Customers Operate Better

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PH: 800.251.3382 Fax: 931.486.0316

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▶ ELECTRICAL / ELECTRONIC CONTROLS

Flight Systems Industrial Products Remanufactured Controls

FS F SIP

• Partnered With Many Leading OEMs • ISO Certified For Quality Management • Serving The Industry For Over 40 Years

www.fsip.biz • 1-800-333-1194


▶ ENGINES

▶ PARTS ▶ Emissions Analyzer

Reman Engines/Gas, LP & CNG

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800-447-3967 www.charnor.com

(800) 255-4109

Engines, Cylinder Heads, Parts

GRINDSTAFF 1-816-796-7676 800-896-7676

▶ Manufacturer/Suppliers (New)

www.grindstaffengines.com • rick@grindstaffengines.com

www.tvh.com (800) 255-4109

▶ LIFT TABLES

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▶ Manufacturer/Suppliers (Rebuilt)

(800) 255-4109 Reman Engines, Transmissions, Drive Units, Steer Axles & Differentials

▶P  ALLET JACKS

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Hader Industries www.haderind.com/ 262-641-8000

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VULKO TREAD

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690 Chase Ave., Elk Grove, Illinois 60007 Phone: 847-956-1300 • Fax: 847-956-1339 • 800-323-6052

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▶ TIRES / WHEELS

VULKO TREAD

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AVT

AMERICAN VULKO-TREAD CORPORATION

Corrugated Steel Rack Deck Punch Deck ® • Solid Deck Economical • Strong • Easy Install • Fast Delivery Painted • Galvanized • Stainless Steel

DACS

inc.

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690 Chase Ave., Elk Grove, Illinois 60007 Phone: 847-956-1300 • Fax: 847-956-1339 • 800-323-6052

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Reman Transmissions, Drive Units, Differentials & Torque Converters

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GET THE TOTAL PICTURE

Sentinel has the right convex mirror for you.

Campus Crafts

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PROTECTION AT EVERY TURN. In a busy warehouse or distribution center, forklift drivers don’t always take corners with as much care as they should. Keep your shelving and rack systems safe with ValueRail™ end-of-aisle rack protectors. It’s Made in the USA quality you can trust, and safety you can afford. CALL 262-549-1963 OR VISIT VALUERAIL.COM

Advertiser’s Index ADVANCE METALWORKING COMPANY, INC. . . 40

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

RICO EQUIPMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

ADVANTAGE MATERIAL HANDLING, INC. . . . . . 15

FLIGHT SYSTEMS INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS (FSIP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 38

SAFETY SYSTEMS & CONTROLS INC.. . . . . . . . . 36

AFTERMARKET SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 ALL BRAND FORKLIFT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL TRANSMISSION INC . . 21 ARCON EQUIPMENT, INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 BAY EQUIPMENT CO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 CAVAION BAUMANN USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

GATEWAY RACK CORP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 GRINDSTAFF ENGINES, INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 H&K EQUIPMENT COMPANY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 HADER INDUSTRIES INC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 HMS LIFT INC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

SHOPPA'S MATERIAL HANDLING . . . . . . . . . . . 39 STELLANA U.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 SUMMIT METAL PRODUCTS, INC. . . . . . . . . . . . 41 SUPERIOR ENGINEERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 SUPERIOR TIRE & RUBBER CORP. . . . . . . . . . . . 33 THE FORKLIFT PRO . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, (INSERT 15)

CHARNOR INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

INTERTHOR, INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

CLARK MATERIAL HANDLING CO. . . . . . . . . . . . 7

JOSEPH INDUSTRIES, INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

COMBILIFT LTD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (INSERT 2)

MELMOR ASSOCIATES, INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

TRI-BORO STORAGE PRODUCTS . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

CONNELL FINANCE CO. INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

MHCONX.COM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 25, 31

TVH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 52 (INSERT 11, 13)

DACS, INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

MOR-VALUE PARTS COMPANY. . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

UNIRAK STORAGE SYSTEMS . . . . . . (INSERT 1, 18)

DYNA RACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

MOTOR TECH, INC.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

UNITED CONTACT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

ECOTEC LTD. LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

PRODUCTS FOR INDUSTRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

VALUE RAIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

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

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

WY'EAST PRODUCTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

THOMBERT, INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

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