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System Report: Sustainable Distribution at REI
Specialty outdoor retailer REI’s new distribution center brings together the next generation of materials handling and sustainability into one...
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How to Invest Smartly in Industrial Fans
HVLS industrial fans offer important benefits, including alleviating problems with improper air circulation, inadequate ventilation, stagnant air,...

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By MMH Staff · May 1, 2017
HVLS industrial fans offer important benefits, including alleviating problems with improper air circulation, inadequate ventilation, stagnant air, temperature extremes, maintaining product integrity and unsafe working conditions due to wet floors.
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By Admin · April 6, 2017
Learn how the sprawling, 1.3 Million Square Foot Nebraska Furniture Mart-Texas Distribution Center is handling the heat and managing other air quality concerns with 98 industrial HVLS fans
By Josh Bond · April 5, 2017
At a press conference on Wednesday, Plug Power (Booth N207) announced that it has reached an agreement with Amazon to deploy Plug Power fuel cells and hydrogen technology in its fulfillment network.
<p>Pete Bucci, eastern regional sales manager, demonstrates the real-time monitoring capabilities of DataLink3 and the Wireless Battery Identification Device.</p>

By Josh Bond · April 5, 2017
Based on feedback from end-users and dealers, Ametek Prestolite Power (Booth S2292) developed its enhanced Wireless Battery Identification Device (WBID) that allows managers to monitor battery and charger usage for an entire fleet through continuous data collection.
By MMH Staff · April 5, 2017
Exide Technologies (Booth S2047), a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions, today announced the availability of the GNB Marathon FPX Premium Flat Plate battery for motive power applications.
By Bridget McCrea · April 4, 2017
Lenze (Booth S1831) has introduced the Lenze Smart Gear g350—a compact mechatronic drive unit combining a gearbox, motor, electronics and software—at Promat 2017.
By Bridget McCrea · April 4, 2017
Using Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) technology from EnerSys (Booth S603), NexSys batteries use an ultra-thin positive plate design that allows more plates to fit into the cell.
By MMH Staff · April 4, 2017
On Monday, Advanced Charging Technologies (ACT; Booth 2393) offered a demonstration of its browser-based software platform, ACTview—the industry’s first-ever cloud application for the remote management of forklift truck battery and charging equipment.
By Sara Pearson Specter · March 30, 2017
Because they are manufactured from a renewable carbon source, wood pallets are a sustainable product that reduces the need for non-renewable, petroleum-based materials.
By Chris Lewis · December 15, 2016
Although battery maintenance is an issue for a majority of fleet managers, a variety of best practices and solutions can now be implemented quickly.
By Josh Bond · December 14, 2016
LEED-certified building can now adjust the sizes and temperatures of storage spaces.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 14, 2016
Specialty outdoor retailer REI’s new distribution center brings together the next generation of materials handling and sustainability into one facility. Renewable energy powered distribution center. REI Sustainability
By Mike Levans · December 13, 2016
I find it inspiring when our System Report focuses on an organization that “walks it like it talks it,” especially when its aspirational mission is truly reflected in its actions, its operations, and its overall business strategy.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 13, 2016
Craig Porter, president of The Renaissance Companies, has built distribution centers in Phoenix for some of the country’s best-known companies. Still, he says, the REI building stands out.
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.

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