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Election, Economy, Material Handling

The Outlook for the Economy, Material Handling and the Election

By Jason Schenker, Prestige Economics, LLC Hold on to your hats, because 2017 is likely to be a bumpy ride because of slowing global growth, Brexit fallout, oil and gas credit risks and election cyclicality! Lower global growth expectations Back […]

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The Panama Canal Expansion

Global trade patterns are expected to dramatically shift due to the recently expanded Panama Canal. The new set of locks, which opened in June, nearly triple the capacity of ships transiting the canal, from those able to carry 5,000 containers […]

East vs. West: Panama Canal Expansion to Affect Port Traffic

By Alex Batty, MHI Marketing Communications Coordinator |@mhi_alex With the Expansion of the Panama Canal, analysts are anticipating that shipping lane traffic will shift as large ships from East Asia can now choose to move through the Panama Canal, bypassing […]

OSHA Announces Changes to Penalty Structure

Staring August 2, 2016 all OSHA penalties (fines) will increase by 78%. Paul Serafini, owner of Sotera Consulting, LLC and an experienced industrial health and safety professional states, “The statutory maximum for “Serious” OSHA violations (the most common type of OSHA violation) will increase from […]

Economics and Material Handling

With everything happening in the world (looking at you Brexit) the economy continues to shift a bit unpredictably, which can be hard to keep up with as companies try to please customers and turn a profit. While China has been […]

Uncertainty and Downside Risks to Growth for Material Handling

There have been three red flags highlighting downside risks to growth and the U.S. economy for the better part of a year: manufacturing, energy and finance. These red flags were the impetus behind my recent book, Recession-Proof: How to Survive […]

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