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The Rules Have Changed

  The last two years have been a wake-up call for many people in the material handling industry. In many cases, the economic slump has caused less purchasing, extended payment cycles, and even bankruptcies and closings. It has affected our customers and our customers’ customers. Some say the bullish days of the mid-2000s are gone forever. What used to be ...

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So What Do You Do Now?

Philosopher Eric Hoffer said, “When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.” This quotation describes how executives handled risk in the past. From 2002 until 2008, capital was easy to obtain, growth rates were consistently up and the best way to predict the future was to look at the past. There was much discussion ...

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