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By Jeff Berman · August 3, 2015
The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth fell 0.8 percent to 52.7 (a PMI of 50 or greater represents growth). PMI growth has been at 50 or higher for 31 straight months (with the overall economy growing for 74 months), and the current PMI is 1.7 percent below the 12-month average of 54.4.
By Bob Trebilcock · August 1, 2015
Lift trucks used to be about brawn. The lift truck of the future will be about intelligence, automation and software. And, the future is closer than you think.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2015
Currency conversions obscure some sizable revenue gains among foreign companies, but overall growth in unit sales matches 2013’s strong performance.
By Bridget McCrea · August 1, 2015
Lift truck purchases remain steady in 2015 as companies look to upgrade or replace vehicles while also putting more into their training, technology and maintenance programs.
<p>Smart glasses can speed up order picking by allowing hands-free operation and keeping pickers focused on value-added picking tasks.</p> By Roberto Michel · August 1, 2015
Data collection devices for the warehouse have long been RF enabled and mobile, but heavily focused on simple data capture routines. Now tablets, smart phones and other devices are supporting richer apps and management activity, while wearable, wireless printers give warehouse workers the capability to perform efficient, on-demand printing.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2015
Having sprouted from mere lift truck maintenance, fleet management is now budding into a powerful and integral part of labor management.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2015
Manufacturer transports materials with near-lights-out automatic guided vehicle system.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2015
Cold storage facility saves $100,000 annually with LED lighting upgrade.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2015
DC cuts lighting-related energy by 91% annually with new fixtures and software.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2015
As adoption increases, efforts to clarify industrial equipment guardrail standards are underway.
By Sara Pearson Specter · August 1, 2015
Using the right printer for beverage marking can address the challenges of pairing ink to substrate while also securing product traceability.
By Bob Trebilcock · August 1, 2015
Modern spends 60 seconds with Brett Wood, chairman of the Industrial Truck Association, talking about the future of the lift truck industry.
By MMH Staff · August 1, 2015
Modern's annual Lift Truck Issue takes a look at fleet management, what users have to say, new developments in mobile computing and more.
By Michael Levans · August 1, 2015
This month, Modern is proud to offer you the fifth installment of our annual Lift Truck Issue.
By MMH Staff · July 31, 2015
Through acquisition of UniCarriers, MHI and Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift will achieve a full lineup of product offerings giving them greater response capacity to customers’ diverse needs.

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