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The 2013 Lift Truck Issue

For the third year running, the Modern editorial staff is using a majority of our August issue to celebrate the backbone, the workhorse, the most fundamental piece of equipment to be found in any materials handling operation—yet one that all too often gets taken for granted or run to the point of disintegration: the lift truck.
August 01, 2013

Braun Corporation: Mobility in motion
With a new fleet of tuggers and carts, the updated storage system at Braun Corporation’s manufacturing facility gets more done in less space.

Smart storage and retrieval replaces brawn with brains
Manufacturing operations now benefit from a more efficient storage space and tugger-based parts picking.

Top 20 Lift truck suppliers, 2013
After making up for 2009 with two years of strong growth, global sales have tapered off, even as the top suppliers saw revenue increases in the double digits.

DSC Logistics: Lift trucks as materials handling innovators
DSC Logistics combined integrated scales and intelligent forks on a lift truck platform to streamline its order verification process. The result was higher customer satisfaction and a two-month ROI.

Reader Survey: Lift trucks are back
Modern readers tell us how they’re buying, using and maintaining their fleet

Narrow aisles double storage capacity, set stage for growth
Sovena USA uses new racks and lift trucks to optimize warehouse space.

60 seconds with Jim Moran, ITA
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to the ITA chairman about the lift truck industry.

Lift Truck Tips: Fuel cell technology continues growth in materials handling
New solutions make inroads one application and lift truck model at a time.

Webcast: How does your fleet management program measure up?
Join Group Editorial Director Michael Levans and a panel of lift truck experts as they share all the findings of Modern’s annual 2013 Lift Truck User Survey, a detailed look into users’ practices around procuring, utilizing and maintaining their fleets.

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