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By MMH Staff · May 1, 2014
PECO Pallet recently announced that the company has been approved as a pallet participant of Walmart Canada, giving vendors the option to use PECO's high-quality wood block pallets when shipping into Walmart Canada locations.
By MMH Staff · May 1, 2014
Acquired company specializes in shock isolation and shock absorption casters.
By MMH Staff · May 1, 2014
News follows an earlier announcement that a private equity firm has acquired Pregis' North American business.
By Jeff Berman · May 1, 2014
The PMI saw a 1.2 increase from March to 54.9 in April, above the 12-month average of 54.4.
By Jeff Berman · May 1, 2014
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, saw a 1.2 increase from March to 54.9 in April, which is 0.5 percent above the 12-month average of 54.4. The PMI is still over the 50 mark—which is the benchmark of strong economic activity—in 16 of the last 17 months, coupled with the overall economy growing for 59 consecutive months, according to the ISM.
By MMH Staff · May 1, 2014
Events mark the fifth year since Congress instituted NRW as the second week of April.
By Patrick Burnson · May 1, 2014
Despite an incredible increase in the average purchasing salary also revealed that a gender disparity in both pay and opportunities is still prevalent.
By John D. Schulz · May 1, 2014
YRC swung from consolidated operating income of $9.9 million in the year-ago quarter to a consolidated operating loss of $32.4 million in the 2014 first quarter. That came on operating revenue of $1.211 billion, compared with year-ago revenue of $1.162 billion.
By Jeff Berman · May 1, 2014
Even though the impact of the difficult winter weather could not be overlooked, transportation and logistics services provider Con-way said in its first quarter earnings release today that things are heading in the right direction.
By MMH Staff · April 30, 2014
New divisional president a 27-year Orbis employee, new EVP a 20-year veteran of the automotive industry.
By MMH Staff · April 30, 2014
CHEP USA, the leading provider of managed pallet pooling solutions, has joined The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) in the Packaging Sector Working Group as well as the transportation committee of the organization.
By Jeff Berman · April 30, 2014
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Mike Murphy, chief development officer of Centerpoint Properties, a Chicago-based industrial real estate company focused on the development, acquisition, and management of industrial property and transportation infrastructure, about what manufacturers need to do to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to making decisions about locating operations and the subsequent impact on the bottom line.
By Jeff Berman · April 30, 2014
Two renowned supply chain-centric organizations––APICS, a professional organization for supply chain operations management and provider of research, education, and certification programs focused on elevating supply chain excellence, innovation, and resilience, and the Supply Chain Council, a global, non-profit management organization focused on helping its membership make significant supply chain process improvements, are set to merge.
By Noel P. Bodenburg · April 30, 2014
Material handling equipment new orders grew 8.8% in 2013. the outlook for 2014 and 2015 is for growth of 8.0% to 9.0%, according to the latest Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing Forecast (MHEM) released by MHI.
By Jeff Berman · April 29, 2014
United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx sent a long-term transportation bill, entitled, the GROW AMERICA (Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure and Communities throughout America) Act, to Congress for consideration.

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