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Comprehensive coverage of energy efficient technologies for sustainability in warehousing including lighting, climate control, hybrid lift trucks, conveyors and packaging.


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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.
<p>Materials like plastic (shown) and corrugated are baled for recycling to minimize the amount of waste leaving the facility.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · December 2, 2015
A Canadian retail co-op has embraced sustainability to reduce its costs and return the savings to its members and customers.
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By MMH Staff · December 2, 2015
The spacious, expansive nature of the warehouse or distribution center (DC) makes it a prime candidate for managing energy consumption and cutting costs.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 2, 2015
A Canadian retail co-op has embraced sustainability to reduce its costs and return the savings to its members and customers.
By MMH Staff · November 10, 2015
Consumers ready to 5% more for online orders if delivered sustainably, 76% would wait an extra day for climate-friendly transport.
<p>John Bell expects sustainability to take center stage in 2016. Is your supply chain ready?</p> By Bob Trebilcock · September 24, 2015
Supply Chain Management Professor John Bell expects globally-sustainable supply chains to take center stage in 2016 and beyond. Is your supply chain ready for the future?
By Jeff Berman · December 8, 2014
More progress is needed for federal goals of carbon pollution reduction to see subsequent supply chain gains.
By Josh Bond · December 1, 2014
Grocery distributor sees energy and maintenance savings with fully automatic insulated doors.
By MMH Staff · September 25, 2014
Schneider Electric survey reveals acceleration in efficiency funding amid convergence of information technology and operational technologies.
By Brian Guistwhite, director with St. Onge Co. and 23-year veteran of manufacturing design and process improvements · August 4, 2014
With a willingness to change, managers will find how quickly the little things add up.

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