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By MMH Staff · February 5, 2016
Tour highlighted opportunity, growth, innovation and changing perceptions of manufacturing.
By Jeff Berman · February 5, 2016
In an effort to help buyers of freight transportation and logistics services to better understand the required best practices in order to be a shipper of choice for their carrier partners, non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Transplace said this week it has rolled out a Preferred Shipper Checklist.
By Jeff Berman · February 5, 2016
January carloads dropped 16.6 percent, or 192,747 annually, to 968,042, and intermodal volume was up 3.4 percent, or 34,523 units, annually at 1,039,621 containers and trailers.
By MMH Staff · February 4, 2016
Ellis provides space-saving solutions including mobile shelving systems, vertical lift modules, vertical carousels and rotary files.
By Patrick Burnson · February 4, 2016
“Sea Strangulation" explains how the United States has become vulnerable to Chinese maritime coercion and details a challenge from China that the U.S. is ill-prepared to meet.
By Josh Bond · February 4, 2016
Demand for protective packaging will benefit from strengthening Internet sales, using environmentally friendly materials like air pillows, paper fill products and custom boxes.
By MMH Staff · February 4, 2016
Lightweight paperboard improves product safety and cuts costs for iron door manufacturer.
By MMH Staff · February 4, 2016
Consumer demand drives Latin American processing and packaging machinery buyers.
By MMH Staff · February 4, 2016
DuPont Packaging has assembled a distinguished panel of packaging experts in design, research and manufacturing roles, representing multiple markets around the world, to identify the winners of the coveted DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation.
<p>Before and after photos from November 2014 and January 2016</p> By MMH Staff · February 3, 2016
Company that started in a basement 32 years ago surpasses 100,000 square feet.
By Jeff Berman · February 3, 2016
ISM index 2.3% below December, while economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector continued to grow for the 72nd month in a row.
By Jeff Berman · February 3, 2016
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—came in at 53.5 in January (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), which was 2.3 percent below December, while economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector continued to grow for the 72nd month in a row. The current PMI is 3.4 percent below the 12-month average of 56.9.
By Jeff Berman · February 3, 2016
Intermodal volumes for the fourth quarter of 2015 were mostly in line with both volumes and trends that were intact through the first three quarters of the year, according to the Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics Report issued this week by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).
By Patrick Burnson · February 2, 2016
Spokesmen for the Port of Oakland said they were blind-sided by Ports America Outer Harbor’s decision to file bankruptcy.
<p>Top to bottom: Bo Maslanyk, vice president, strategic programs and major accounts; Rick Dahlke, senior regional sales manager.</p> By MMH Staff · February 2, 2016
Internal promotions to strengthen sales growth, strategic planning and other corporate initiatives.

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