Economy

By MMH Staff · November 16, 2017
10th annual study shows two-thirds of shoppers prefer next- or same-day delivery as retailers work to bring the online experience into the physical store.
By Jeff Berman · November 15, 2017
Online sales create instant short-term demand for warehouse and distribution center space, a potential headache for retailers.
By Jeff Berman · November 14, 2017
October shipments rose 3.2% annually to 1,016,892, ahead of September’s 976,605, the eighth consecutive month of growth.
By MMH Staff · November 9, 2017
Only 5% of companies are considered truly “intelligent” enterprises, leveraging ties between physical and digital worlds for better visibility and actionable insights.
By MMH Staff · October 10, 2017
The bulk handling segment was a bright spot, with booked orders up 20.9% since July, and shipments up 14%.
By MMH Staff · October 6, 2017
NAM president emphasizes future of manufacturing 'heavily depends on enacting bold tax reform.'
By MMH Staff · October 6, 2017
Filling the talent gap calls for collaboration with technical schools, recruiting diverse talent and partnering with apprenticeship programs.
By MMH Staff · October 4, 2017
Attendees and exhibitors come together to raise $325,000 for hurricane relief.
By Jeff Berman · October 3, 2017
The PMI index increased 2.0% to 60.8, the 13th straight month of growth.
By MMH Staff · September 21, 2017
Shipments forecast revised up from the March forecast of a 7.5% increase to 12.5% for 2017.
<p>Apex Tool Group associates prepare to ship thousands of demolition and construction tools to be used in recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey. Behind them are just some of the 50-plus pallets of tools, which represent an in-kind donation valued at $110,000.</p> By MMH Staff · September 20, 2017
$340,000 in in-kind donations made to nonprofits ToolBank USA, Houston ToolBank and Trusted World.
By Jeff Berman · September 18, 2017
Getting a read on the state of the economy was a key theme at last week’s 2017 FTR Transportation Conference in Indianapolis. This annual event always does a terrific job of putting things into perspective, with insights coming from myriad industry stakeholders, including shippers, carriers, 3PLs, and analysts, among others.
By Josh Bond · September 14, 2017
The company's first forklift factory outside Japan started at 280,000 square feet, and has expanded 14 times to more than 1.3 million square feet.
By MMH Staff · September 8, 2017
July shipments up nearly 18% from July 2016.
By MMH Staff · August 23, 2017
Association for Advancing Automation reports the first half of 2017 saw growth of 33% in units and 26% in dollars over 2016.

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