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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 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.
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 5, 2016
In a press conference on Tuesday, Plug Power (Booth 1023) debuted both a new logo and a new GenDrive 3340 fuel cell to power Class III forklifts, including electric hand pallet jacks and walkie/rider jacks.
By MMH Staff · March 30, 2016
Global supply chain logistics company adopting closer alignment with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
By MMH Staff · March 17, 2016
One Connecticut-based company has increased its employee base from 30 to more than 300 since its founding in 2014.
By Josh Bond · January 29, 2016
Demand for protective packaging will benefit from strengthening Internet sales, using environmentally friendly materials like air pillows, paper fill products and custom boxes.

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