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LED Dock Light

October 9, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Flex Neck LED Dock Light offers more adjustments, flexibility and features than traditional LED dock lights.

Campbell Soup Selling European Simple Meals to CVC

October 1, 2013 12:21 pm | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Campbell Soup Co. is selling its European simple meals business to private equity firm CVC Capital Partners for 400 million euros ($542 million). The deal includes Campbell's national brands of soups, sauces and simple meals, including Liebig and Royco in France, Erasco in Germany, Blå Band in Sweden and Devos Lemmens and Royco in Belgium.

Interlocking Wheel Chock

September 26, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Salvo™ Chock is an interlocking wheel chock designed for restraint of straight trucks and other vehicles that cannot be locked out with a glad hand lock.

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Custom Fabric Compactor Enclosure

September 26, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The CE Series Compactor Enclosure is a flexible, custom-designed product that encloses compactors and dumpsters at the loading dock.

The ‘One-To-Many’ Supply Chain

September 24, 2013 1:00 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

Most everyone in manufacturing is aware that today, supply chain is, more or less, “king” of the manufacturing lifecycle. With more globalized supply chains and the trend of working with more and more third parties, it’s critical that manufacturers keep a strong hold on the flow of materials from one location to the next.

When to Incorporate Warehouse Automation (Part II)

September 24, 2013 8:00 am | by Steve Golladay, Business Development Manager, and Bill Daniels, Director of Business Development, ITW Warehouse Automation | Articles | Comments

With the right solutions and planning, a warehouse can be a product and inventory manager, a dynamic process enabler, a key factor in rationalizing new SKUs, a sales growth catalyst, a business planning tool and a flexible entity that adapts to new market forces as they arise.

Electric Cushion Tire Forklifts

September 24, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The FBC22N2-FBC30LN2 series of 4,500-lb. to 6,500-lb. capacity electric 4-wheel cushion tire forklift trucks is equipped with a variety of productivity-enhancing standard features.

When to Incorporate Warehouse Automation (Part I)

September 23, 2013 8:00 am | by Steve Golladay, Business Development Manager, and Bill Daniels, Director of Business Development, ITW Warehouse Automation | Articles | Comments

What is a warehouse? Posing and answering this question will help you better understand the role of automation in your warehouse. A well-planned and managed warehouse can be a critical part of the supply chain, the tools you use can make your operations more efficient and saving money can give you a competitive advantage.

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Dock Lifts with Galvanized Construction

September 23, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Dura-Dock™ Series loading-dock lifts transfer loads quickly and safely from any truck bed to any dock height, and vice versa, without ramps or inclines.

Obama Convening Export Panel at White House

September 20, 2013 9:49 am | News | Comments

President Barack Obama says rising U.S. exports have been "one of the biggest bright spots" of the U.S. economy. Obama pointed out the United States now sells more goods overseas than ever before, and those sales have boosted the U.S. economy.

Rotating Hook Restraint

September 20, 2013 2:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Dok-Lok® RHR-4000 Rotating Hook Restraint incorporates a shadow hook which adds another layer of protection against trailer separation accidents.

Technology for a Smarter Food Supply Chain

September 18, 2013 8:57 am | by Diane Palmquist, VP of Industry Solutions, GT Nexus | Articles | Comments

In some instances, the food supply chain is growing even longer and more complex as global trade becomes more elaborate and expands into new regions. At the same time, there’s a major push for locally grown and organic specialty foods.

Daily Sound Bite: Paying for Molasses Spill Cleanup

September 17, 2013 12:55 pm | News | Comments

Matson Navigation Co., the company responsible for the spill of 1,400 tons of molasses off the coast of Hawaii last week, says it will pay for all related cleanup of the area affected by the spill. Matt Cox, the company's CEO, was contrite on Monday while assuring the public the company will take responsibility for the spill.

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September 2013 - Contract Manufacturer Sees All Natural Growth

September 6, 2013 2:57 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

Fresca Foods in Louisville, Colo., provides full-service contract manufacturing and brand management services to a growing host of customers operating in the healthy snack foods market. Their unique business model has yielded impressive results for the company and its clients.

Walgreens Jumps into Grocery Business

August 29, 2013 10:14 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Walgreens CEO Greg Wasson says the company, widely known as a successful drug retailer, says his company will extend its fresh food grocery line. Geoff Colvin, the senior editor-at-large for Fortune Magazine, interviews the CEO about the changing consumer habits that prompted the new company's evolution.

Cargill Invests $48M in New Distribution System

August 28, 2013 9:39 am | News | Comments

Cargill Beef says it will spend $48 million to install an automated order distribution system at its Dodge City meatpacking plant. The Wichita-based company said Tuesday the system will be housed in a specially built 62,000-square-foot facility.

Q&A: Avoiding a Helping of Cyclospora

August 21, 2013 11:13 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

A recent cyclospora outbreak has sickened more than 500 people in 18 states, with some cases linked to salad mix imported from Mexico. The incident highlights the importance of using traceability to identify pathogenic contamination. 

Plastic Storage Bins

August 21, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company introduces five new sizes in the 6" high ShelfMax® line of plastic storage bins.

EDI for Dynamics AX

August 21, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

AccellosOne for EDI for Microsoft Dynamics® AX provides a highly configurable solution versus a solution that requires significant mapping and processing outside of Dynamics AX.

Routing and Scheduling Software

August 20, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Routing and scheduling software can help transportation and logistics operations make strategic and tactical decisions to reduce operating costs.

Wash. Finalizes Sale of State Liquor Distribution Center

August 15, 2013 9:23 am | News | Comments

The former Seattle distribution center for the Liquor Control Board has been sold to a commercial real estate investment company for $23.4 million. The sale to Panattoni Development Company, Inc. was finalized by the state Department of Enterprise Services.

Wilmington Port, Dole Reach Tentative Agreement

August 14, 2013 12:23 pm | by RANDALL CHASE,Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials with the Diamond State Port Corp. and Dole Food Co. announced an agreement in principle Tuesday for Dole to continue using Wilmington's port for its cargo for the next 15 years. The agreement gives Dole two options for 10-year extensions.

Price Planning Solution

July 29, 2013 2:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company's Distributor Price Management (DPM) solution manages profitability throughout the distribution channel via creation and management of price structures.

Rotating Hook Restraint

July 22, 2013 2:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Dok-Lok® RHR-4000 Rotating Hook Restraint incorporates a shadow hook which adds another layer of protection against trailer separation accidents.

Walkie End Rider Pallet Trucks

July 19, 2013 9:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company’s series of walkie end rider pallet trucks provides top performance for transport, order picking and dock operations.

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