Industry News:

Penco Announces Opening of New Center for Design Excellence Focused on Innovation
 -- Posted: 12/18/2014
Penco Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of metal storage and material handling products for home, school and industry, announced today the opening of its new Center for Design Excellence in American Fork, Utah. The Center will focus on best-in-class engineering, product design, advanced equipment capabilities, and controls for producing innovative products and existing pr...

Crown Lift Trucks in Lexington Achieves Zero Landfill Status
 -- Posted: 12/18/2014
Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, is adding another location to its expanding roster of zero landfill status facilities. In this instance, it’s the Crown Lift Truck sales and service location in Lexington, Ky. The team’s efforts are part of Crown Equipment’s global ecologic™ program that is based on the princi...

NMHG Positions Americas Team for Success
 -- Posted: 12/17/2014
NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) announces the promotion and shifted responsibilities of several company leaders. These changes follow the recently announced promotion of Chuck Pascarelli to President, Americas. All changes, including Pascarelli’s, will take effect January 1, 2015, and serve to support efforts to grow the Americas business. 
 

FedEx acquires Genco in big push to match UPS, DHL in contract logistics
 -- Posted: 12/16/2014
Move affirms FedEx strategy to move beyond transport into other areas of supply chain management.


Green
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