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Industry News

Garrison Service Company believes in educating ourselves and our customers. As an active member in the material handling industry we found the best way to stay on top of new ideas and new products that can help your business is through industry news articles. Below you will find the latest RSS feed from Toyota as well as other articles and resources that will help you stay informed.

Material Handling Industry News

ISM: Manufacturing Is 'Square' With Predicted Growth

June 3, 2014

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in May for the 12th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 60th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.

Manufacturing expanded in May as the PMI registered 55.4 percent, an increase of 0.5 percentage point when compared to April’s reading of 54.9 percent. A reading above 50 percent indicates that the manufacturing economy is generally expanding; below 50 percent indicates that it is generally contracting.

“The 55.4 percent is almost square with predictions that are out there,” says Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the ISM Business Survey Committee. “So we’re doing what’s expected and what’s expected is a good strong manufacturing sector.” Read More...

OSHA Awards $10.7 Million in Training Toyota Material Handling announces support for National Forklift Safety Day

June 3, 2014

In an effort to increase awareness of the importance of forklift safety, Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A. (TMHU), a leading forklift supplier, announced its proud support of the inaugural National Forklift Safety Day. Sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), National Forklift Safety Day serves as a focal point for manufacturers to highlight the safe use of forklifts and the importance of operator training. It also provides an opportunity for the industry to educate customers, policymakers and the administration on forklift operating safety practices. Toyota executives will participate in discussions taking place June 10, 2014 at the Hyatt Capitol Hill located at 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. Read More...

Factory Orders Up For Third Month

June 4, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Orders to U.S. factories rose for a third consecutive month in April, pushed higher by a surge in demand for military hardware. But a key category that signals business investment plans fell.

The Commerce Department says orders increased 0.7 percent in April following a 1.5 percent increase in March and a 1.7 percent gain in February. Those gains followed two big declines in January and December, which partly reflected a harsh winter. A category viewed as a proxy for business investment plans fell by 1.2 percent in April, though that drop came after a 4.7 percent surge in March. Read More...

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