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Emerging trends in the U.S. material handling industry
Monday, June 11, 2018
The material handling industry has proven itself to be a pivotal force in the relationship between producers, retailers and consumers. This industry is involved in moving materials from point A to point B within the confined space of a building - something that can often be done by hand, trolleys, forklifts or other wheeled devices. The conveniences of technology have made themselves known in this industry. The introduction of driverless vehicles, new and improved containers and streamlined conveyor belt systems have had an overwhelmingly positive effect on the material handling industry. This has caused massive growth within the industry, as is evidenced in an article published in MHI Solutions. However, the most important innovation is smart technology. It allows material handlers ...(Full Article)
19 leading pallet companies in the U.S.
Monday, April 30, 2018
Pallets are indispensable to manufacturers, warehouses and distribution centers in the U.S. and around the world. Operations using pallets have much lower costs for handling and storage. There are six times as many pallets as people in the United States today. Most pallets are constructed of wood, but corrugated materials and plastics are used as well. With the heavy demand for pallets, a recent study shows that 95 percent of them are recycled. Most pallets in the U.S. are domestically distributed, but wood pallets destined for international travel are specially treated with heat or chemicals to prevent the spread of disease or insects, according to standards specified in ISPM 15. At first glance, pallets might seem a simple technology, software has been created to optimize their des...(Full Article)
Pallet manufacturers report strong growth as U.S. manufacturing expands
Thursday, April 26, 2018
New data from IndustryNet show that U.S. pallet manufacturers continue to prosper amid a resurgent U.S. manufacturing industry. Overall, the materials handling industry, which includes pallet manufacturing, shelving and storage equipment, remains strong as U.S. manufacturing activity has reached a 13-year high. If this trend continues as recent data suggest, U.S. pallet manufacturers will be integral to the further expansion of U.S. manufacturing. U.S. pallet manufacturers positioned to succeed Pallets, frequently utilized in warehousing and supply chain distribution, are highly versatile yet commonplace products in the materials handling industry. Recent innovations in pallet technology, such as CHEP's versatile blue pallets and manufacturing automation, suggest that materials handl...(Full Article)
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