Buying a Crane, Part 3: Negotiating the Contract

Putting a solid, relevant contract in place is key to successful and timely installation of an overhead crane, says Tad Dunville, director of corporate development at Ace World Companies. This is the third installment of a three-part blog. Where the first article guided purchasing decision makers on putting together an overhead crane specification, and the […]

Buying a Crane, Part 2: Pondering Proposals

Once proposals have been gathered, it’s time to compare them and select the supplier of the right crane for the facility in question, says Tad Dunville, director of corporate development at Ace World Companies. This is the second installment of a two-part blog. Where the first article guided purchasing decision makers on putting together an […]

Buying a Crane, Part 1: Preparing a Crane Specification

Getting the right overhead crane starts by putting together a comprehensive specification, says Tad Dunville, director of corporate development at Ace World Companies. This is the first of a two-part blog. This article helps end users put together a specification that will steer them through the potential minefield that it can feel like when sourcing […]

Violations and Breakdowns: A Bifocal Approach

Meeting OSHA requirements is only a starting point, says Tad Dunville, director of corporate development at Ace World Companies. This blog is primarily targeted at those who work in facilities that have overhead cranes, but the message can be applied to a multitude of industries and sectors regardless of the equipment they operate. Consider that […]

Operator Training on New Equipment

In his latest blog, Tad Dunville, director of corporate development at Ace World Companies, outlines the importance of training following installation of new lifting equipment. On a number of occasions recently I’ve had to drop everything, travel to the airport and get to an end user’s facility following problems that have been encountered with newly […]

Stop Press

This blog guides those who send press releases to media and others who might have a need to do so in future. Perhaps it can even inspire companies who don’t include the press in their marketing to give it a try. There is more to this subject than many people realise and this article only […]

Quest for Silverware - This blog is targeted primarily at small businesses looking to raise their profile and gain recognition by entering awards.

My company enters awards (we’ve even won a couple) and we help clients provide written and other submissions in support of their entries (some of them have even collected silverware). We care about our own reputation and help other businesses manage theirs. This blog isn’t about those successes or what we do, but they serve […]

Material Handling Equipment Manufacturers Online Directory Listing

The process of production and transportation of the goods to warehouses and subsequently the destination end users involves extensive use of material handling equipment for their effective and speedy delivery. There are several manufacturing houses and distributors that are engaged in providing them to the end users. In a locality, there is a maze of […]

Why My Mom Would Have Been a Great Warehouse Manager

BY KIRSTEN AUSTIN, DCSC, Inc If You Have Time to Lean You Have Time to Clean I confess, when I was a kid I was a slob. My mother could not stand how I kept my room and was always on me about keeping things neat and clean. This has changed, thank goodness, now I […]