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Ecolab to offset electricity use through community solar gardens

| Renewable Energy

Ecolab Inc. St. Paul, Minn., has announced it is the first major corporate participant in Minnesota’s newest alternative energy program, which uses community solar gardens—shared solar panel sites with grid-connected subscribers—to offset electricity use. Continue reading

Hyster delivers Tier 4 container handlers to Port of Los Angeles

| Air/Emissions

Hyster Co., Greenville, N.C., has delivered its first container handlers with Tier 4 Final engines to a terminal at the port of Los Angeles. The three Hyster® H1050HD-CH trucks are suitable for ports and terminals. Continue reading

Control system centralizes management of automated guided vehicles

| Uncategorized

Jervis B. Webb Co. has introduced SAM™ (system automation manager), a control system for automatic guided vehicles and SmartCart® automatic guided carts. Continue reading

Energy management system designed for small operations

| Energy Efficiency

Leviton has introduced the Lumina Gateway and the related wireless Lumina RF energy management product line, including occupancy sensors, motion sensors, door and window contacts, load control modules, light switches, thermostats, in-wall touchscreens, and mobile applications. Continue reading

Reusable plastic pallets customizable

| Materials

Craemer offers a range of reusable plastic pallets. Each plastic pallet is manufactured from pure HDPE material. Continue reading

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