Containers & Totes

Complete coverage of the latest Material Handling technologies with a focus on plastic and nestable pallet totes and wire and mesh bulk containers.


TOP STORY
Containers for automated storage debut, along with new look, at Flexcon
In a press conference on Tuesday, Flexcon Container’s (Booth 4046) president Ken Beckerman unveiled the company’s new display design, as well as...
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Label Holders Pay You in Time Saved—Over and Over!
Insertable plastic label holders make it easy to change a label or location. Simply re-mark the insert and slide it into the holder.

All Containers & Totes News
By Sara Pearson Specter · October 10, 2017
3PLs tackle e-fulfillment challenges with service and market specialization as well as investments in flexible automation.
By MMH Staff · May 7, 2017
The 2017 Innovation Awards were given to ProMat exhibitors in three categories: Best New Innovation, Best IT Innovation and Best Innovation of an Existing Product.
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 3, 2017
In Booth S1803, ORBIS Corp. is highlighting a variety of reusable handheld totes, bulk containers and pallets that meet the needs of omni-channel and e-commerce retailers—from manufacture through distribution and in-store.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 13, 2016
REI’s new Arizona LEED Platinum, Net Zero Energy facility brings together two automation technologies to manage store replenishment and e-commerce fulfillment at the same workstation.
By Sara Pearson Specter · October 7, 2016
The latest developments in reusable totes and containers are being underscored by customization and additional options for handling flexibility.
By Josh Bond · July 1, 2016
Heavy-duty rack offers safety, storage density and labor savings.
By MMH Staff · June 2, 2016
New research from Penn State finds that MRO is moving from an afterthought to an advantage for those leaders taking a new approach.
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 5, 2016
In a press conference on Tuesday, Flexcon Container’s (Booth 4046) president Ken Beckerman unveiled the company’s new display design, as well as several new reusable systems for organization of automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) and vertical lift modules (VLMs).
WHITE PAPER
By MMH Staff · December 21, 2015
Insertable plastic label holders make it easy to change a label or location. Simply re-mark the insert and slide it into the holder.
By Josh Bond · December 1, 2015
Reusable bulk container enables sustainable public/private partnership
By Sara Pearson Specter · November 1, 2015
Match the right-sized box to contents faster, easier with automatically captured dimensional data.
By MMH Staff · October 2, 2015
University of Tennessee Knoxville's college of engineering uses storage products to support parts inventory management education.
By MMH Staff · March 10, 2015
Extensive input from suppliers and end-users results in best practices for retailers, growers, and providers of RPCs.
By MMH Staff · February 19, 2015
With a combined 90 years of experience in the Southwest, packaging and container leaders unite to enhance geographic reach.
By MMH Staff · January 29, 2015
2015 programs established for five committees: Education, Marketing and Communications, Membership, Industry Affairs and Standards, and End User Advisory Committee.

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