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19 Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Beating the Heat in Your Warehouse this Summer


The hot summer months are upon us. With increased heat and humidity workers become more susceptible to heat-related illnesses. Workers who are not accustomed to working in the heat can quickly become ill and experience heat stroke, which can lead to serious illness and even death. [...]

Beating the Heat in Your Warehouse this Summer2016-07-19T15:08:24+00:00
20 Monday, June 20th, 2016

Shocking Truth About Electric Forklifts


For decades, internal combustion engine forklifts have dominated market share in North America. Over the last five years or so, that is changing, for many reasons. More and more companies are realizing the benefits of switching to electric forklifts from internal combustion, which are: Reduced fuel [...]

Shocking Truth About Electric Forklifts2016-06-20T08:56:54+00:00
11 Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

If Mining, Construction and Forestry can Trust Komatsu, so Can YOU!


Machines Counted on to do the Toughest Jobs For decades, Komatsu heavy duty equipment has been a mainstay for some of the toughest industries in America. From giant excavators, wheel loaders, and bulldozers to our own forklifts, Komatsu builds quality into the product and supports it [...]

If Mining, Construction and Forestry can Trust Komatsu, so Can YOU!2016-05-11T12:50:35+00:00
11 Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Four Traits of Safety-Minded Companies


As managers and owners, we want a safe work environment for all of our employees. Unfortunately, all too often it escapes us. Time passes quickly, and initiatives that were once important standards become guidelines or even merely suggestions. How can we ensure that when we put [...]

Four Traits of Safety-Minded Companies2016-05-11T12:39:55+00:00
18 Monday, April 18th, 2016

Eastern Missouri’s One Source for Materials Handling


Union Machinery is your complete source for all your materials handling, machinery moving and storage needs. Since 1987 we have served the greater St. Louis area and beyond with our machinery moving and storing services. As we grew and expanded our services and products we added [...]

Eastern Missouri’s One Source for Materials Handling2016-04-18T14:51:17+00:00
14 Monday, March 14th, 2016

New Aerial Lift Safety Resources


While aerial lifts are used frequently at construction, warehousing, and many other job sites, they can pose potentially fatal hazards to workers. Aerial devices include boom-supported aerial platforms, such as cherry pickers or bucket trucks, aerial ladders and vertical towers. The major causes of injuries and [...]

New Aerial Lift Safety Resources2016-03-14T09:50:05+00:00
15 Monday, February 15th, 2016

Forklift Purchase Price vs. Total Ownership Costs


When you are purchasing a piece of equipment, you obtain competitive quotes, verify specifications and generate a purchase order. For that matter, just about anything we purchase goes through the same process. However, there is much more to purchasing forklifts and other material handling equipment. We [...]

Forklift Purchase Price vs. Total Ownership Costs2016-02-15T13:43:52+00:00
13 Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Section 179 is Back and Better for 2016


Congress has approved much needed improvements in Section 179 which allows companies, like yours, the ability to completely deduct the purchase cost of equipment the first year it is put into service. The new limits are: Maximum 179 Deduction for 2016: $500,000 This means for qualifying equipment purchases of [...]

Section 179 is Back and Better for 20162016-01-13T12:29:50+00:00
10 Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Hidden Costs of Choosing the Wrong Forklift Battery and Charger Combo


To be competitive in today’s markets, you need a cleaner, “greener,” but efficient product. Forklifts are no different. Leading manufacturers are doing more R & D to meet customers’ needs for more powerful electric lift trucks that will meet tough application requirements, reduce the carbon footprint [...]

Hidden Costs of Choosing the Wrong Forklift Battery and Charger Combo2015-12-10T14:47:36+00:00