Industry Trade Organization Awards Prestigious MVP Honor to Riekes Equipment OMAHA, NE (January 1, 2021) – In a year where it can be hard to find things to celebrate, Riekes Equipment has been awarded the prestigious Most Valuable Partner MVP Award from the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association). The MVP Award…

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Riekes Equipment Supports University of Kearney Program Industrial Distribution and Material Handling Promoted as a Career Option for Students OMAHA, NE (November 17, 2020) – Riekes Equipment is proud to announce their support of the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Industrial Distribution Program (UNK ID) which provides Nebraska students with career options in material handling,…

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If you work with forklifts, then you need to pay attention to forklift tires. We all know a well-maintained truck is more productive, but did you know damaged or worn tires can make a difference as well? Tires have a major impact on the overall performance of a forklift. Proper tires reduce long-term costs, increase…

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From the Space Optimization Experts at UNEX Manufacturing Businesses pivoting operations to navigate the ever-changing shifts in customer expectations is not a new concept. It’s even more prevalent today as we’re experiencing the first global pandemic since 1918. Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, retail establishments have taken a large hit – store closures,…

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Heavyweight Handler offers productivity advantages, labor savings compared to manual lifting crews and dolly transportation To streamline the otherwise time-consuming and labor-intensive process of manually loading and unloading flat-pack and odd-shaped items, Yale Materials Handling Corporation introduces a new solution – the Yale MTR007-F Heavyweight Handler™. The Heavyweight Handler uses floor-level base support to slide under items…

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Contributed By Guest Blogger- Acieta Industrial robots aren’t new. The first went to work in 1961 and millions have been installed since. Given the advantages that flow from using robots to perform tasks as varied as welding, palletizing and assembly — why aren’t even more in use? Many businesses think robots aren’t appropriate for them.…

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (July 9, 2020) – Hyster announces recognition from Inbound Logistics and Food Logistics for the company’s innovative lift truck power options that can help customers mitigate environmental impact and deliver the performance to address operational challenges. Hyster made the Inbound Logistics list of 75 Green Supply Chain Partners for Hyster Power Match, a…

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Welcome back for part three of this mini-series on automation. In case you missed the first two posts, you can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here. In today’s post, we’re breaking down a plan to help you successfully prepare for automation and navigate adjustments throughout the process. Let’s dive in by determining what success looks like…

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It’s never too early to start preparing your people for change. Your operation is under constant pressure to improve efficiency, but like with many things in life and business, change is hard. It involves risk and uncertainty. Employees tend to be resistant, fearing change, especially automation, will negatively impact their role. Therefore, the time to…

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Workplace safety remains a top concern for facilities everywhere. Companies invest tons of resources into developing safety procedures to ensure their employees are safe. However, often these same companies overlook a powerful resource to combating workplace hazards: the environment. The facility’s environment can contribute substantially to worker safety. From air pollution levels to tripping hazards to…

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