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9 Reasons Why You Can't Afford NOT to Invest in Mobile Power Solutions for Your Distribution Center

…you can’t afford to not implement solutions for your warehouse challenges. Whatever the particular challenge (still) is at your nationwide fulfillment centers, your one million sq. ft warehouse, your 24/7 distribution center, or your manufacturing plant, state-of-the-art solutions are available • to streamline your processes, • to help you employees accomplish the most each shift, and • to ensure exceptional, on-time customer service. No matter what your facility’s particular needs may be, there are viable solutions available via the implementation of customized power workstations.

Topics: Mobile Power

Join us at PROMAT 2015 to view our NEW PowerPack and Order Picking Cart

Please join as at PROMAT 2015 and learn first hand how to increase efficiency and productivity.


New Products You Must See When You Visit
Newcastle Systems at Booth #4168 

Order Picking Workstations

Developed specifically to maximize performance and accuracy of order picking. 

Features Include:

  • On-board power system ideally suited for small label printer, tablet, and scanner for 8 hours
  • Lightweight aluminum frame and shelves 4’ and 6’ versions to accommodate various product/bin sizes and counts 
  • Fully adjustable shelves that lay flat or at a 7 degree angle

>Learn more 

Topics: News Trade Shows

Drew Arnold is New Midwest Regional Sales Manager at Newcastle Systems

Newcastle Systems is pleased to introduce the newest member to its team, Drew Arnold, as Midwest Regional Sales Manager.  

Drew earned a marketing degree from Ball State and brings with him several years of experience selling business forms at Voluforms and providing targeted B2B advertising solutions at Angie's List.

Topics: News

Trends in Manufacturing

Keeping up with the news, here are a few highlights of trends in U.S. manufacturing.

source: tradingeconomics.com

The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Monday that its manufacturing index fell to 53.5 in January from 55.1 in December. That is the third straight drop and lowest since January 2014. Still, any reading above 50 signals expansion. Article

Economists weren't overly concerned by the report. Most said it is consistent with steady growth in the first quarter.

"This decline is no reason to panic," said Paul Ashworth, an economist at Capital Economics, in a note to clients. The report probably reflects the impact of the stronger dollar on large U.S. manufacturers that export many of their goods, he said. It does not capture the services firms, like retailers, that are benefiting from cheaper gas, which has lifted Americans' spending power, Ashworth added.

Bradley Holcomb, chairman of the ISM's manufacturing survey committee, said that cheaper oil is benefiting many manufacturers by cutting their energy costs. Article

The stronger dollar also lowers U.S. multinational corporations’ abroad profits. Last week, Procter Gamble, DuPont and Caterpillar all pronounced their gain took a strike from a clever dollar.

The abroad misunderstanding dampened a U.S. economy in a final 3 months of final year. Exports rose during a slowest gait given a commencement of a year. Meanwhile, imports, that turn cheaper when a dollar rises, jumped. The wider trade opening shaved enlargement by a commission point. 

Topics: Manufacturing Trends