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Tag Archives: 1Q 2013

EBITDA or ROA?

By Robin Currie The Currie Financial Model employs several critical liquidity and profitability measures for participating distribution clients. This collection of calculations makes up what we call “the Report Card for the Executive.” Included in this report are debt to equity ratio, absorption, current ratio, asset turns, return on assets, etc. What is conspicuously not included in the Currie Financial ...

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Cautious Optimism in Conveyor Industry

By Robert Reinfried The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) tracks new orders and shipped sales volume of its manufacturing members in nine classes of unit handling equipment and four classes of bulk handling equipment. Since hitting lows in 2008 – 2009, the Association has shown strong consistent growth year after year in both unit and bulk categories. Through the first ...

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Modest Growth for the Industrial Trucks Sector

By Brian Feehan While the US economy continues to expand, the pace of growth has been very slow and has become even slower over the past few months. Most economists are now predicting a 1.5% to 2.0% growth in GDP in 2012, not great but hopefully better than the 1.7% growth we saw in 2011. News and forecasts about today’s ...

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Slow Growth Expected in 2013

The Material Handling Industry has rebounded steadily in the years following the recession of 2008 and 2009. Following a trough in third quarter 2009, new orders have increased 20.1% in 2010, 24.2% in 2011, and are expected to grow 8-9% in 2012, according to the latest Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing (MHEM). 2013 projects to continue this trend, albeit with some ...

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At Work: Systems Design Specialist

Systems Design Specialist Name: Jerry Fredrickson Company: AK Material Handling Systems Location: Maple Grove, MN Years On Job: 15 I began working in the material handling industry 28 years ago. In 1983, I began installing material handling products with a high school friend, eventually working my way into a business manager position where I was in charge of bidding installs, ...

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The Sole Source

Wisconsin Lift Truck provides solutions of excellence in its quest to be its customers' sole source of material handling needs.

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Recruitment and Retention

Recruitment and Retention “What are the most significant changes a company can implement to recruit and retain talent in the material handling industry within a reasonable budget? How much would you allocate to the recruitment process if you chose to outsource?”- Allan Haynsworth, President Atlantic Lift Systems, Norfolk, VA. Jerry Weidmann President Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp. Brookfield, WI Retention The ...

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