Comprehensive coverage of the ergonomics of the material handling and warehousing industry providing information about workstations, lifting devices and positioning devices.

Materials handling automation and systems: What do you get when you merge HK and Dematic

Posted 08/10 · 07:49 AM · LM Editorial
There is little overlap in the potential acquisition of two industry leaders.

Dematic intends to acquire HK Systems

Posted 08/06 · 06:38 AM · LM Editorial
Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated material handling solutions and services, announces it has signed an agreement in principle to purchase HK Systems, a North American automated material handling and software solutions provider. The transaction is expected to close sometime in the third quarter of 2010.

Toyota marks 20 years of manufacturing in the U.S.

Posted 08/04 · 09:47 AM · MMH Editorial
Lift truck manufacturer celebrates 20 years in Indiana with the launch of a new series of electric vehicles

ILWU must get real

Posted 07/20 · 10:56 AM · LM Editorial
As noted in our news section last week by my colleague, Jeff Berman, the Ports of Los Angles and Long Beach are back on track to handle Peak Season volumes once again. But Southern California shippers will be keeping an eye on how labor/management negotiations are going before committing to any long-term strategies at these key ocean cargo gateways

Dematic opens new technology center

Posted 07/20 · 08:08 AM · LM Editorial
Located in Germany, the new facility features multiple integrated materials handling solutions to demonstrate business critical material flow scenarios.

The Kennedy Group acquires Florida Marking Products

Posted 07/17 · 03:59 AM · MMH Editorial
Strategic maneuver extends the Kennedy Group’s footprint to the Southeast and expands capacity and capabilities of both companies.

Materials handling education: The materials handling industry is growing again

Posted 06/04 · 06:34 AM · LM Editorial
On the heels of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, the materials handling industry is starting to experience growth. In fact, John Nofsinger, CEO of the Material Handling Industry of America recently said, “Going into 2010, I anticipate progressive, continued, gradual growth. I do not expect to see the industry ramping up significantly into double digit growth in 2010, but growth is growth and up is up.”

Materials handling business: ISM NMI going in the right direction

Posted 05/20 · 12:28 PM · MMH Editorial
Following a 2.4 percent gain from February to March, the April report on the non-manufacturing sector from the Institute for Supply Management stated that its index for measuring the sector’s overall health—also known as the NMI—came in at 55.4 percent for the second straight month.

Materials handling business: April retail sales continue upward trend

Posted 05/20 · 12:18 PM · MMH Editorial
Keeping in line with retail sales growth from February to March, the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation recently reported retail sales were up again from March to April.

This Week in Modern: Back on schedule

Posted 05/11 · 03:00 PM · MMH Editorial
You may have already heard that Peerless Media, LLC has completed the acquisition of Modern Materials Handling from Reed Elsevier. What does that mean for loyal readers of this newsletter?

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