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The Power of Positivity

AK Material Handling’s embrace of positivity in the work place shapes its company culture By Steve Guglielmo It’s no coincidence that Minnesota Business Magazine named AK Material Handling Systems (Maple Grove, MN) its “Ultimate Fun Office” in its 2014 100 Best Companies to Work for Awards. It’s actually by design. “We’ve built a culture here that is very addictive,” says ...

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Taking the Long View

Bode Equipment Company’s history of long-term strategic planning By Steve Guglielmo Bode Equipment Company is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2015. From its inception, Bode has always had a strong foundation of family and close relationships. In 1975, Larry Bode founded Bode Equipment in his living room in Suncook, New Hampshire. For ten years, Bode operated as a two-person operation ...

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Ahead of the Curve

Cisco-Eagle’s ability to identify market trends has helped them become an industry leader. By Steve Guglielmo Warren Gandall is a visionary. As the Chairman and CEO of Cisco-Eagle, Inc., (Dallas, TX) Gandall has overseen decades of growth and prosperity of one of the material handling industry’s leading innovators. In 1970, Gandall was working as a material handling specialist for an ...

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A Foundation Built on Loyalty

Lift Atlanta’s “old school” philosophies continue to endure. By Steve Guglielmo Lift Atlanta, Inc. (Decatur, GA) is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015. And while the products, the people and the industry have all changed drastically since 1975, the same principles that the company was founded on have carried it through to today. One of those core tenets is loyalty. ...

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A Dealer of Choice

Lift Power strives to provide turn-key solutions for its customers BY STEVE GUGLIELMO Lift Power, Inc. was formed in 1971 by LD Mohrman Jr. and LD Mohrman Sr., along with a group of investors. The company began as a full service lift truck dealership. Shortly after its founding, Paul Mohrman joined the company as a sales representative and eventually, Donn ...

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A Core of Faith and Integrity

W.W. Cannon celebrates 75 years of success and looks forward to 75 more. By Steve Guglielmo W.W. Cannon celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2013. The journey that the Dallas, Texas-based distributor has taken since its founding in 1938 has been marked by significant growth, many triumphs and even a few bumps in the road. But one thing has remained constant. ...

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The Continuous Evolution of Watts Equipment

By Steve Guglielmo The material handling industry has changed quite a bit since Virgil Watts opened Watts Equipment Company in 1967. The needs of customers have changed and the company has evolved and adapted with the times. One thing that has been constant, however, is the unyielding passion and drive of the company’s leadership. From Virgil, who stayed involved in ...

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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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