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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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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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By MMH Staff · October 20, 2016
Large, successful organizations are integrating hydrogen fuel cell technology into their lift truck fleets and benefiting from lower operational costs, reduced emissions and improved reliability.
By MMH Staff · September 29, 2016
The peer-reviewed awards recognize facilities for projects or programs that improve sustainability efforts in food, beverage or consumer product manufacturing operations, focusing on pollution prevention, compliance assurance and environmental protection.
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2016
Cold storage warehouse and DC offers flexibility, visibility and predictive insights
By MMH Staff · August 24, 2016
Company provides battery and charger solutions for material handling and airport ground support equipment.
By MMH Staff · April 26, 2016
PMMI celebrates Earth Day with infographic, announces 25 new members.

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