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by Hank Ansley, on September 13, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Shipping and logistics have never been simple. However, increased shipping demands during the COVID-19 pandemic have transformed the industry. Choked ports and limited container availability have made shipping and fulfillment …

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Topics:KalmarHeavy EquipmentWashington State Ports

by Hank Ansley, on February 19, 2021 at 2:52 PM

Here in the Pacific Northwest, rain doesn’t stop us from getting the job done. But, as every Washingtonian knows, the right gear makes all the difference. Being wet and miserable …

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Topics:ForkliftHeavy EquipmentDoosan

by Hank Ansley, on June 5, 2020 at 1:45 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new set of challenges unique to the aerospace industry - while plane manufacturers face uncertain futures due to decreased passenger demand, satellite manufacturers have …

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Topics:ForkliftKalmarHeavy EquipmentAerospace Industry

by Dan Bergman, on May 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM

If you’re in the warehousing business, you know that it can be a high-risk working environment. Risks go beyond heavy equipment, however. The constant wear and tear on your pallet …

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Topics:Heavy EquipmentWarehouse Planning

by Hank Ansley, on April 20, 2020 at 9:45 AM

Working in lumber applications can quickly take a toll on your forklifts and operators. Rough terrain. Heavy lifting. Unpredictable weather. The wear and tear caused from working in these conditions …

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Topics:ForkliftHeavy EquipmentLumber IndustryDoosan

by Hank Ansley, on December 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Washington State is home to a diverse and robust forest products industry. Featuring numerous sawmills, lumberyards, logging operations, and other adjacent businesses, forest products are the third largest industry in …

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Topics:KalmarHeavy Equipment

by Hank Ansley, on December 16, 2019 at 6:30 AM

Washington State is home to 75 ports, making it the most trade-dependent state in the US. In addition to international shipping functions, Washington ports operate marinas, intermodal facilities, socks, airports, …

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Topics:KalmarHeavy EquipmentWashington State Ports

by Hank Ansley, on November 11, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Managing shipping containers requires specialized equipment to effectively handle the containers between different transit methods. Whether at a port, in freight yards, or on trains, intermodal containerization demands optimized handling …

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Topics:KalmarHeavy Equipment

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