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Kate Newman

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Bridging the Warehouse Communication Disconnect

Posted by Kate Newman on Oct 20, 2017 12:57:00 PM

Whatever its cause, a disconnect between frontline workers and office workers is a notorious challenge for warehouse and distribution center managers. But the challenge doesn't have to overwhelm you. Instead, you should see it as fuel for creating a more connected, transparent and open workplace that fosters cross-departmental communication.

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Topics: Warehouse Tips

Attracting Millennial Workers to the Material Handling Profession

Posted by Kate Newman on Aug 17, 2017 2:01:00 PM

The biggest challenge facing the manufacturing industry today involves recruiting and retaining young, skilled employees who are a good-fit for a given position and work environment. In order to accrue an experienced workforce with long-term growth potential, implementing effective recruitment and retention strategies, at all levels of the business ladder, is key. 

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Topics: Material Handling, staffing

Rigorous Product Testing Is A Must Have.

Posted by Kate Newman on Aug 13, 2015 9:05:31 AM

Have you implemented protective guarding solutions before ensuring they were tested and approved by a third party? If so, you've likely experienced products that fail to meet OSHA, health and safety requirements or your own expectations—leaving you susceptible to accidents, injured employees and torn up concrete. But how can you be 100% confident in the products you purchase in the future? This post will walk you through what you need to know about product testing and certifications.

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Topics: Material Handling

Stainless Steel Bumper & JSI fixtures are a match made in heaven.

Posted by Kate Newman on Jun 22, 2015 11:00:00 AM


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Topics: Bumper

A Safer Guardrail for the Industrial Workplace

Posted by Kate Newman on Jun 2, 2015 3:13:00 PM


Your most important barrier is the one separating your workforce and facility from the 4-ton forklift careening across your warehouse floor.  Our guardrails are made with an energy absorbing design that directs impact energy into the rails and core without damaging the concrete. Our solution, the Pedestrian Barrier is adaptable to your warehouse needs. It can be combined with the Crash Barrier system for added strength. 

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Topics: Material Handling

A Safe Bollard You Can Trust.

Posted by Kate Newman on May 8, 2015 9:20:00 AM

McCue's 6 inch FlexCore Bollard withstands an impact of 13,000 lbs. 

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Topics: FlexCore Bollard, Material Handling

A stainless steel love affair.

Posted by Kate Newman on May 6, 2015 3:13:02 PM

When we first met, it was love at first sight.

From refrigerators to countertops, dishwashers and cooking utensils stainless steel made up our dream kitchen.  Known for its resistance to scratches and rust, stainless steel products look better and last longer. This clean, contemporary and upscale trend of the 21st century stole our hearts.

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Topics: Trends In Retail

Parking lots and Cart Corrals a mess? Tips to freshen up your curb side appeal.

Posted by Kate Newman on Apr 15, 2015 9:00:00 AM

It’s been a long winter living in New England. I’ve been looking ahead to April as a ray of hope that spring will eventually come and get me out of the house again. Last week the sun was out and it reached 50 degrees (which felt like 70 since we’ve barely had temperatures above freezing). After work I ventured to A.C Moore, Target and Stop & Shop—it was quite clear I’m not the only one excited to run errands again. Every parking space was filled and the shoppers were out in droves. But let me tell you, as I bounced from store to store I quickly realized shopping isn’t all rainbows and butterflies this spring. 

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Topics: Cart Corrals

10 Reasons ProMat 2015 Is the Material Handling Industries Can’t – Miss Event

Posted by Kate Newman on Feb 27, 2015 9:56:00 AM

The countdown has begun. No really, I am actually counting down to ProMat. I don’t know about you, but I’m very excited to exhibit at a top 100 U.S. trade show in Chicago. I’m the Marketing Coordinator here at McCue Corporation and last year MODEX was the first trade show I planned for my company. The pre-show planning was stressful and at times overwhelming. However, pulling off a successful event was a truly exciting and rewarding experience. Throughout the show I made a number of great connections during networking events hosted by MHI. I learned about the industry sitting in on a few seminars and was able to explore a city I had never been to before. And after a long polar-vortex winter, spending a week in a warmer climate was certainly an added bonus.

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Topics: Material Handling

Damage Prevention Products for the Adaptable Warehouse

Posted by Kate Newman on Dec 3, 2014 3:35:00 PM

It’s that time again—you need to maximize efficiencies, streamline operations and re-organize your warehouse. It’s a process that all facility managers are experiencing with the introduction of new technologies and increasing demands for shorter ship times.

You’ve got a plan and a timeline, and are fully prepared to start reconfiguring the warehouse—when you’re suddenly stopped in your tracks by permanently installed damage prevention products.

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Topics: Material Handling