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Where are we going? (Goalsetting) How are we going to get there? (Action plans and initiatives) Goalsetting How do you set goals in your dealership? Do you have a repeatable proven formula? Does the formula change when the marketplace changes? Does it address your competitors? Does it address your staffing? Is it based on mathematics, or on gut feelings? Who decides if it’s right? What adjustments can you make if you are not going to achieve the goals? English aphorist Ashleigh Brilliant once said: “To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target.” This quote is certainly meant to be a tongue in cheek assessment of the goalsetting process, but I have observed that in the absence of a well-defined strategic plan, dealers many times move the target in front of the results, instead of moving the results to meet the target. Let’s talk about starting the goalsetting process by first assessing the environment and infrastructure in which you operate. Everyone would love to double their sales! But before you can forecast such a lofty goal, you have to answer two important questions. The first is: Do we have the marketplace to meet that goal? Is there enough business available to meet that goal, and what is the likelihood that we will be successful in garnering enough of it to meet the objective? The second question is: Do we have the infrastructure to meet that goal? The best laid war plan falls flat without adequate ammunition, boots on the ground, and support mechanisms in place that can handle the extra load. I always recommend to everyone that is developing any type of meaningful goal setting endeavor, that they start the process by doing a SWOT analysis. For the uninitiated…. SWOT, is the acronym for the following: • Strengths • Weaknesses • Opportunities • Threats Why is this important? Simply because the process tends to draw you and your team from “theory” to “reality.” A SWOT analysis demands detail. Policies, data and actions need to be specified. Strengths – This defines your dealerships value proposition to the marketplace. As your dealership evolves, this value will evolve. It’s vitally important to do this at least every year (if not semi-annually). Did you add a new line? Are there warranty opportunities you may have this year that you did not have last year? What is the status of your training, and knowledge base of your road crew? Have you entered new markets? Did you invest in new tools? Do you have access to new parts? These are all questions that help build your profile of strength. Understanding your


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Looking forward I don’t know about you but I find today’s financial markets quite confusing, which makes it the tougher trying to plan for the future. Quite frankly, I still suggest keeping planning strategies close to the vest because the “markets” could move either way for any number of reasons and thus impact your business either way. How quickly things change today has me shortening up the planning process into quarters, not years. I suggest that dealers should prepare a preliminary annual plan, but then spend more time on a detailed plan for next quarter, thus providing more flexibility to make changes as necessary. Not only is this quarterly process more flexible, it also forces you to take a hard look at the upcoming three months, probably a lot harder than you would have if you only have an annual plan. As an example of what is going on, let me relate an experience I recently had with a banker representing one of the major banks financing construction and material handling equipment. This banker attended the AED convention in January and said that he was booked solid for three full days and that every person he saw was very upbeat and enthusiastic. With 25 years’ experience in the equipment finance business he said he never experienced anything like it. Taking this a step further I would suggest this same exuberance shall carry over into the material handling business if, in fact, manufacturing is brought back to this country along with upgrades being made in the distribution/warehousing business. All in all a lot of people are expecting growth in 201718. That’s a good thing. Speaking of confusing, the talk about tax changes are enough to drive you to drink. Even the most experienced tax people I work with are shaking their heads about how all of this will work. Companies will still be required to report using GAAP, but it appears for tax purposes companies will be more on a cash basis (when you pay for it you write it off and when you collect it you it record as income). Keeping that in mind in the next paragraph they say LIFO will be retained, which is hard to understand if you write off your purchases when you buy them. In other words, this is no inventory to attach LIFO to. If you think what I just covered is confusing, just think about the border or territory tax. If you bring items in from out of the country to sell in the US you pay tax on it. If you send goods out of the country you don’t pay tax on them. Many dealers may not be directly involved with international trade but what about your customers and suppliers. How will this impact your business….something to think about. Add in talk about interest rate hikes, which are sure to come, and their impact on the dollar and we could be right back where we started since a stronger dollar will make imports cheaper and exports more expensive. Isn’t that just the opposite of the border tax impact discussed in the previous paragraph…..more to think about. And, as I mentioned in a previous column, many companies in the equipment distribution and rental business 22

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are taking steps to extend the useful life of their assets which in turn reduces Cap X purchases and softens any interest rate hike while increasing cash flow. If you didn’t see that column you can look up last month’s column on MHW’s website and look it over. As usual, comments are appreciated. After thinking about all these events scheduled to take place sometime in 2017, I go back to reaffirm my suggestion about adopting a quarterly planning process because as of today there are too many balls in the air to contend with to only have one plan that is probably 10 months old. One more thing for this month. As I was reviewing my accounting publications I came across an article titled “Figuring out transfer pricing: How to set terms of negotiation between departments.” Sounded kind of interesting even though transfer pricing usually has to do with tax planning… pushing profits to low tax environments. But in this case the discussion covered more than taxes by discussing the competing interests in the same company which if not balanced properly can have a negative impact on the company as a whole. I don’t know about you but this certainly sounds like every lift truck dealer I know where the parts and service departments sell to the sales and rental departments. So, what did we learn from the article: We know that department heads are often compensated based on departmental profit. Thus, we understand there is a conflict of interest regarding internal charges. And if pricing agreements can’t be put in place, it is possible the results may not be good for the business as a whole. Management has to be able to convince department heads that they can determine performance levels even if internal pricing is distorted. Management needs to explain reasoning for distorting internal pricing and basically get “buy-in” from the department head. Costing conflicts can be resolved by comparing the market price versus the internal price. When it comes down to labor and parts pricing it should be somewhat easy to determine the true cost and rate to use for best customers (which are basically your sales and rental departments). When part of a department head’s compensation is based on firm-level performance there may be a greater alignment between the department head and the company. Food for thought. Garry Bartecki is a CPA MBA with GB Financial Services LLC. E-mail editorial@mhwmag.com to contact Garry.


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After a start in the shoe rack caster business, Hamilton Caster eventually migrated to heavy industrial and large caster production during World War II. The changes the war necessitated proved helpful to the business, and the company has remained in the heavy caster sector ever since. A couple of years ago Hamilton designed and built four Colossus Casters with each caster rated for 100,000 lbs. “We play in the very high end of the industrial marketplace, our sweet spot is 1,000 pounds per caster and up. We also sell quite a few medium duty casters,” said Lippert, noting products seen at retailers like Lowes or Home Depot. Today, Hamilton Caster features two separate divisions; caster and wheel, and cart and trailer. Lean manufacturing is a key component of company operations, with a focus on constant, continuous improvement. “Lean is pervasive throughout our corporate culture” said Lippert, who said Hamilton Caster employs a lean manager to help achieve goals similar to the original Toyota lean manufacturing model. All of Hamilton Caster’s operation remains in Hamilton, and Lippert stressed the company’s commitment to American manufacturing. Dave Lippert, Hamilton Caster’s president, recently co-authored a book on the subject - “Bringing Jobs Back to the USA: Rebuilding America’s Manufacturing Through Reshoring.” Recently the company began leasing an additional 20,000 square feet of space off site to manufacture industrial trailers for hauling up to 50 tons. Hamilton Caster also has a history of innovative business practices. Long before Amazon’s two-day shipping guarantee became famous, Hamilton was employing a quick ship service. “My father came up with that plan in 1967 as a way to create a win-win situation to appease customers who wanted products sooner and to stabilize production flow,” Mark Lippert said. “When we didn’t have immediate customer orders, we could build orders for stock.” The program continues to this day, now offering sameday shipping on standard products, or about 85 percent of the Hamilton line. It is something customers have come to rely on. “I would say 75 or 80 percent are counting on that fast service,” said Lippert, noting supplying to maintenance or repair operations as a large segment in need of this kind of service. As delivery times shorten and other standards become more demanding, Hamilton Caster has shifted with them. The business is working on the installation of a new powder paint system. Hamilton’s entire forged steel product line will be powder painted starting this summer – and a website rebuild is in the works. “We will be publishing product test data on our website,” said Lippert, who added it will allow users to look up a caster, determine start-up force, maintenance force, load distribution or footprint. He said this will be a first in the industry. In the coming years, Lippert said Hamilton will continue to focus on the practices that have helped build a successful 110-year track record, while also growing in new ways. 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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Toyota creates new division Toyota Industries Corporation (“TICO”) recognizes the changing dynamics in the North American material handling market related to e-commerce, labor cost and productivity requirements, which have created a permanent demand for new forms of logistics solutions, beyond forklifts. To align with market changes and customer needs, TICO has created a new business division to manage North American activities in the area of logistics solutions named “Toyota Advanced Logistics Solutions” (TALS). TALS shall be operated separately from the forklift business, except for coordination in strategic areas as appropriate. TICO is also pleased to announce the acquisition of Bastian Solutions, LLC, a leading systems integrator with regional US operations and presence in strategically significant international markets. Bastian Solutions will be the first group company in the TALS operative structure, until further plans for strategic growth are announced. www.toyotaforklift.com

CERC enters into agreement to sell General Rental Assets to Cooper Rentals Canada Inc. Canadian Equipment Rentals Corp. has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Cooper Rentals Canada Inc., to sell all the assets of its wholly-owned subsidiary, 4-Way Equipment Rentals Corp., for cash proceeds of $8.5 million. “This transaction is the next step in strengthening our balance sheet and narrowing the focus of the Company to the upstream and midstream energy services industry,” said Ken Olson, CFO of CERC. “The cash proceeds from the sale will be used to reduce bank indebtedness and provide us with greater re-financing flexibility.” Proceeds from the transaction represent approximately 73% of current tangible asset book value and approximately 5.2x twelve month trailing September 30, 2016 EBITDA. www.cerfcorp.com

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New ELFA infographic highlights why businesses lease and finance equipment The vast majority (78%) of U.S. businesses lease or finance their equipment, and today the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) released a new infographic highlighting why this method of equipment acquisition is so popular. The “8 Reasons to Finance Equipment for Your Business” infographic provides a readerfriendly, visually inviting explanation of some of the key benefits businesses enjoy when they lease or finance the equipment they need to operate and grow. This new tool is the latest resource from ELFA’s Equipment Finance Advantage website for end-users, a one-stop resource designed to help current and potential end-users of equipment financing make the best possible decisions. The infographic showcases a variety of ways businesses can use equipment finance to their strategic advantage. www.elfaonline.org

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Packaging and logistical solution leaders announce strategic alliance Two providers of environmental products and services used to contain, transport and dispose of hazardous and radioactive materials – PacTec, Inc. and SECUR, LLC -- announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership to crosssell and support each other’s products and services. The agreement will enhance the packaging, technical and logistical expertise available to PacTec customers across a wide range of waste management, environmental restoration, decommissioning and remediation challenges. The alliance enables environmental professionals to manage more efficiently waste management and remediation projects through single-source buying of packaging materials, project design and logistical or technical service solutions. www.pactecinc.com

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Industry personnel and organization news

BLG Logistics opens new location in SC BLG Logistics is pleased to announce the official opening of its South Carolina office. This news comes on the heels of

being nominated for the 2016 Supplier of the Year award by the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association. In Q4 of 2016 the office officially opened in Duncan, SC. It is conveniently located one exit north from the well-known BMW manufacturing plant. The new office comes with readily available warehouse space and is only 8 miles from the South Carolina Inland Port in Greer. The new location is in anticipation of the booming economic growth provided also by the South Carolina Port in Charleston. BLG’s prime location will allow customers of all industries access to a world leader in third party logistics. As the award winner of the 2016 European Logistics Association, it is clear BLG Logistics intends to carry the same practices and level of expertise into the Southeast. www.blg-logistics.com

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CLARK strengthens executive team

CLARK Material Handling Company recently bolstered its executive team with the promotions of Scott Johnson, Dale Guckian and Rick Dahlke. Scott Johnson has been promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing, with overall responsibility for Clark’s new equipment and aftermarket parts sales teams, national accounts, government sales, dealer development, technical training and used truck sales. Scott joined Clark in 1995, and most recently served as Clark’s Vice President of Dealer Services. In his new role, Scott will continue to report to Chuck Mix, Vice President of Operations. Dale Guckian has been promoted to Director of Dealer Development. Dale is also a material handling industry veteran, having begun his career in 1986. Dale has extensive experience in all aspects of dealer operations, and his knowledge of Clark and North American distribution will significantly enhance Clark’s ability to recruit and retain strong, independent dealers. Dale will report to Scott Johnson. Rick Dahlke has been promoted to Director of New Equipment Sales. Rick will manage Clark’s regional sales team, and will be the key interface with key end user accounts. Rick is a respected material handling industry veteran, beginning his career in 1991, and has worked extensively with dealers and major account customers. Rick will report to Scott Johnson. www.clarkmhc.com

TVH welcomes new regional business development managers TVH in the America’s (TVH), provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industry is proud to welcome Brian Purdy as the new regional business development manager for the Western region and Steve Wilson as the new regional business development manager for the Northeast region. Brian and Steve will be responsible for maintaining and growing sales by strengthening relationships with existing customers as well as developing new relationships with customers within their regions. www.tvh.com

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Industry personnel and organization news

MCFA to break ground on new facility A joint venture of Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America and Jungheinrich will soon break ground on a facility in Conroe Industrial Park, according to Origin Bank. The bank, formerly known as Community Trust Bank, provided financing for the manufacturing and distribution center. Archway Properties is developing the 71,000-squarefoot project, which will be built by Arco Design on 10 acres. The 1,045-acre industrial park is on FM 3083, 2 miles east of Interstate 45. The venture, known as ICOTEX (Industrial Components of Texas) will provide metal components for forklifts, machinery and other applications. Construction is expected to begin soon with completion planned by year-end, according to Origin Bank. Terms of the financing were not announced. www.mcfa.com

Shoppa's hires industry veteran to lead sales department Shoppa’s Material Handling, the Toyota Industrial Equipment distributor throughout Dallas-Fort Worth, North Texas and Kansas City, Missouri, announced that Scott Carlin has joined the company to lead its expanding sales department. Carlin comes with a wealth of experience within the industrial equipment industry, having spent 24 years with major forklift manufacturers. He comes to Shoppa’s from Toyota Material Handling U.S.A. (TMHU) in Indianapolis, IN, where he was the National Manager of Product. Prior to TMHU, Carlin worked for The Raymond Corporation for 19 years. He has extensive background in product support, new product development, project management, manufacturing, warranty and sales. “Scott’s well-rounded experience in the material handling industry is a great fit for our company,” said Jim Shoppa, President, Shoppa’s Material Handling. “He is a natural team builder, a proven leader, and will be a great asset in advancing our sales efforts in pursuit of our 2020 goals.” Carlin joins Shoppa’s at a pivotal time for the company as it continues to grow and pursue its collective vision with Toyota to double in size by 2020. www.shoppasmaterialhandling.com

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NEW Storage systems that save electricity Rising electricity costs and diminishing resources are creating a demand for energyefficient solutions in every industry. Logistics and distribution are no exception. For this reason, the sawing and storage specialist KASTO has developed an innovative energy recovery and storage concept for its automatic bar stock and sheet metal storage systems. It makes it possible to convert surplus kinetic energy into electricity and store it temporarily for later use as needed. This cuts operating and investment costs, and it reduces CO2 emissions. Energy recovery is now available as an option with all KASTO storage systems. The electric circuits for the drive shafts of the operating gantry crane (OGC) are connected through a DC link. Surplus kinetic energy, such as that produced in braking of the OGC or lowering of lifting gear, can be converted into electricity and fed back into the grid. www.kasto.com

New aluminum torque limiting knurled knobs from J.W. Winco J.W. Winco, Inc., supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 3663 aluminum torque limiting knurled knobs with steel threaded stud. The RoHS compliant torque limiting knobs are used when manually applied torque is to be limited. When turned clockwise, the torque mechanical system of the knurled knob triggers an "overengagement" as soon as the specified torque is reached. When tightening, this insures that maximum permissible torque is not exceeded. When turned counter-clockwise, loosening the knob mechanism, the mechanical system locks so that the torque is not limited. Torque necessary for release will always be transmitted properly. After removal of cover and loosening of the countersunk screw, insert with threaded stud can be dismantled, in addition, versions with inch size threaded are available upon request. www.jwwinco.com

Pallet transfer cart moves pallets easily Verti-Lift introduces a heavy-duty transfer cart quickly and ergonomically moves pallets and other heavy components (up to 4000 capacity) within production environments. This custom-designed solution includes a gravity roller conveyor, a pallet retaining bar to secure the load during transport, and a manual foot-actuated “locking/docking arm” for convenient hands-free operation. The cart is fitted with heavy-duty swivel casters which allow movement in all directions, to easily maneuver it into proper position, and stand up to heavy loads. A hitch and pin arrangement for towing is included so that multiple units can be used together. This cart technology is ideal for moving wood, plastic and aluminum pallets, as well as shipping containers, equipment skids, component frames & bases, production equipment and more. www.verti-lift.com

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New Holland manufactures 250,000th skid steer loader New Holland Construction began skid steer manufacturing 45 years ago in its facility in Grand Island, NE. Skid Steer manufacturing eventually moved to Bellville, PA, and finally to a plant in Wichita, KS in 2002, where it is today. “We’re excited to celebrate New Holland’s milestone of assembling its 250,000th skid steer loader and its long and ongoing commitment to providing quality skid steer loader equipment,” said Bret Lieberman, Vice President of New Holland Agriculture North America. The L35, New Holland’s first skid steer loader, pioneered the use of a longer wheelbase for a smooth, steady ride for operator comfort and safety. New Holland also introduced ROPS/FOPS and boom lockouts for operator safety. Up until that safety innovation, all skid steer loaders were open-top designs, preventing the operator from being protected from falling material, loader arm pinch points, or machine rollover. www.newholland.com

NEW Ultimate Defender Gate Plus US Netting has expanded the Ultimate Defender Gate thanks to customer demand for a more conventional guardrail style covering. This rail serves to block personnel from crawling under the gate, slips, trips and falls. Enter the new Ultimate Defender Gate Plus that allows us to exceed the OSHA guidelines for guardrails as well as the wall openings directive. We understand that this is an important factor to keep in mind when purchasing a barrier for your loading dock. Applications for the Ultimate Defender Gate Plus are around Vats of liquid that may be molten, hazardous, or high temperature. The guardrail does not affect the Easy Glide technology of the gate. The Ultimate Defender Gate Plus opens and closes easily and quickly with minimal force. The Ultimate Defender Gate Plus is rated to stop a 13,000lb. Forklift traveling 4mph. The additional guardrail does not compromise this rating. www.usnetting.com

3M™ introduces new SecureFit™ protective eyewear Job sites are unpredictable, with environmental conditions and tasks that can vary widely from day to day. In response, 3M™ Personal Safety Division has expanded its SecureFit™ protective eyewear line by offering more features and deeper personalization with the debut of the new3M™ SecureFit™ protective eyewear 600 series. Features such as 3M™ Pressure Diffusion Temple (PDT) technology—allowing for a secure, comfortable fit and the ability to self-adjust to a wide array of head sizes—comes standard with every piece of SecureFit eyewear. The 600 series will continue offering key features, including durable polycarbonate lenses that absorb 99.9 percent of UVA and UVB rays and meet the requirements of ANSI Z87.1-2015 Standard as an Impact Rated spectacle, an optional removable foam-lined gasket to keep debris out of the eyes while providing comfort and cushioning, a lightweight design and stylish yet sturdy frame for a touch of individualism. www.3m.com


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Replace fluorescent industrial lighting with energy-efficient LED lighting High efficiency, reliability and longer life span have triggered the rapid growth in LED lighting demand over conventional fluorescent technologies. However, the perceived high cost of replacing fluorescent luminaires has inhibited some industrial facilities from switching over their fluorescent luminaires to next generation LED, despite the potential for more than 50% reduction in energy expense. To help provide a simpler, more costeffective path from traditional fluorescent lighting to energy-saving LED, Appleton, a trusted Emerson brand, is pleased to announce the new FELED Series of non-metallic, explosion-proof linear LED luminaires engineered for harsh and hazardous industrial locations. www.appletonelec.com

C3 Solutions releases dock scheduling ROI calculator C3 Solutions, a global provider of yard management and dock scheduling systems announces the launch of its revamped dock appointment scheduling ROI calculator. The C3 ROI Tool is a free online analysis tool to help business determine dock appointment scheduling cost savings opportunities. The online evaluation takes approximately five minutes to complete and, as a result, you'll receive a full ROI Calculator Report including current estimated appointment scheduling cost and total estimated savings per year. Also included below, a link to a whitepaper, Understanding Dock Scheduling, intended to help companies build their business case through a better understanding of the benefits of implementing a dock scheduling system: Understanding Dock Scheduling. www.c3solutions.com

Brady SPC debuts new specialty spill kits Brady, provider of industrial and safety printing systems and solutions, today announced its new Brady SPC Specialty Spill Kits. These new kits are designed for hard-to-treat spills, including formaldehyde, bodily fluids, mercury and battery acid. “Our Specialty Spill Kit line was created to align with the spill response needs of our customers,” says Courtney Bohman, global product manager for Brady SPC. “Based on customer requests and feedback, we developed this line with individualized solutions for the top four most common difficult spills that require unique components.” The contents of each of the four kits are provided in a re-usable, 6.5-gallon screw-top bucket that meets Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements. www.bradyid.com

Kardex Remstar bin handling solution designed for speed The new Kardex Remstar LR 35 is designed for fast retrieval making it the perfect fit for spare part and MRO inventory handling, which can be expensive. According to the Pareto principle, 80 percent of a company’s revenue is generated with just 20 percent of its inventory. In contrast to fast movers, medium and slow moving goods (often spare parts or MRO inventory) comprise a high percentage of process, storage, and picking costs. This is why it is essential for them to be stored efficiently, and available as quickly as possible when needed. The LR 35 Vertical Buffer Module is an innovative solution for cost-effective spare parts inventory management. www.kardexremstar.com

Camcode’s floor label handles 2,500 lb. drag test Camcode's Warehouse Floor Labels are the most durable floor marking solutions for bulk and staging locations. The frame protects the label from the abuse of pallets and vehicular traffic, and there are no screws to damage the floor. Camcode's Warehouse Floor Labels are more accurate and efficient than manual put away processes, and eliminates frequent and expensive location/slot painting. Camcode has warehouse label solutions for every application in your warehouse. Choose from our indestructible floor label systems, rack labels, long-range retro-reflective labels, hanging signs, and more. www.camcode.com

WSI Global announces PackMate WSI Global, manufacturer of finishing equipment for the carton converting, liquid packaging, and corrugated industries, announces PackMate, a simple, safe and effective way to put product into cases while keeping labor and set up times at a minimum. Ideal for any folder gluer that is being hand-packed, PackMate saves time and money by combining case erecting and positioning for packing in one convenient, semi-automatic operation. Requiring only an air connection, PackMate comes complete and ready to integrate into existing packaging systems, and sets up in minutes right out of the box. With Packmate, one person can do the job that used to take two. When compared to a standard table, PackMate offers significant speed and efficiency benefits. Return on investment (ROI) is usually three months or less. www.wsiglobal.com

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