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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 June 14, 2021 at 2:58 PM

Ports and terminals make up a huge portion of Washington state’s material handling businesses. The harsh environments and demanding workloads require durable equipment to move shipping containers full of product …

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by Hank Ansley, on April 9, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Forklift operators often deal with high levels of physical strain. This risk is even higher when they're transporting large and bulky items. Why? These items block drivers' views, forcing them …

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Topics:ForkliftKalmarForklift PartsForklift Safety

by Hank Ansley, on January 15, 2021 at 11:49 AM

Kalmar’s heavy equipment is known for its high quality construction and big impacts for port operations. The Super Gloria Reach Stackers deliver on Kalmar’s reputation for innovation and quality. Boasting …

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by Hank Ansley, on August 25, 2020 at 9:15 AM

According to OSHA, musculoskeletal and repetitive strain injuries are the most common workers comp claims and one of the top reasons employees take time away from work. OSHA also reports: …

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by Hank Ansley, on August 14, 2020 at 3:15 PM

Kalmar forklifts are known for their high-quality construction and reliable performance in demanding environments. The heavy forklift lineup of the Kalmar DCG180-12 through the DCG330-12 is no different. These expertly …

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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 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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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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