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UID 2019
UID 2019 Sponsored by AHTD
AHTD Members Receive $1,000 Off!
The University of Innovative Distribution is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry. Known worldwide for excellence in education, UID is sponsored by the leading distribution professional associations. Working together, these groups take great pride in providing a superior learning experience.

New Balluff Proximity Sensors Reliably Detect Objects in Temperatures Up to 230 ° C
Florence, KY (November 15, 2018): Balluff's family of high-temperature proximity sensors are designed and tested to provide reliable non-contact object detection in ambient temperatures up to 230 °C/446 °F. This level of protection is required for hot metal stamping, glass manufacturing, steel and aluminum manufacturing, steel forging, steam curing, and other high-temp processes.

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BSC Industries Announces Partnership with Leuze electronic
Canton, MA (November 20, 2018): BSC Industries, Inc. has announced an agreement with Leuze electronic to become an authorized distributor of the company’s products, which include sensors and safety equipment.

CARLO GAVAZZI Launches Compact 37 Amp Solid State Contactor
Buffalo Grove, IL (November 20, 2018): CARLO GAVAZZI is proud to announce the launch of the newest addition to its RGC Series Solid State Contactor platform . These single-phase zero-crossing relays, featuring an integral heat sink, offer the best in the class current rating of up to 37 AAC at 40°C or 43 AAC at 25°C.

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Nick Chaney selected by alliantgroup for STEM Scholarship
Memphis, TN (November 15, 2018): alliantgroup is a company that Centro partnered with since 2006 to work on corporate tax issues including the Research & Development Tax Credit. alliantgroup has a program of offering scholarships to children of employees and customers who are planning to pursue a degree in a STEM major.

piCOBOT ® – Piab’s Latest Productivity Promoter
Hingham, MA (November 15, 2018): Piab is proud to introduce piCOBOT ® , a cleverly equipped end-of-arm (EOAT) vacuum tool designed specifically for the cobot market. Featuring the company’s signature vacuum technology, enabling improved efficiency, productivity and working environments, piCOBOT® offers industry certified plug-and-play extensions to the latest collaborative robots, so called cobots.

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RG Group Announces Integration Partnership with FANUC America
York, PA (November 20, 2018): Rich Freeh, President and CEO of RG Group, headquartered in York, PA,
announced the agreement with the global leader in industrial robots, FANUC America, to
integrate their industrial robot lines throughout the US.

Yaskawa Gives Engineers the Tools They Need to Accelerate Their Design Process
Cincinnati, OH (November 13, 2018): Yaskawa America, Inc. launched their new digital product catalog of Servo motors and motion control products. Built by CADENAS PARTsolutions, the new tool enables engineers to quickly find, configure and download a 3D part model of Servo motors directly from Yaskawa’s website.

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Free Sales Close Rate Analysis Report
Take 15 minutes to learn how to optimize your distributor sales channel. Let us help you identify areas in your sales process that can be optimized to recover more than 20% revenue. Request your free Close Rate Analysis today.

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Managing the HR Function in a Small Business Without an HR Person
In a small business, determining who is responsible for managing the many human resource functions: hiring, termination, performance management, personnel recordkeeping, benefit administration, legal compliance, overall employee relations, and more, can be challenging. Organizations that don’t place enough importance on these functions are losing out on productivity and efficiency, and may be putting themselves at risk of noncompliance and potential lawsuits.

Spring Meeting 2019
Wednesday, April 10 -
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island, FL
Fall Meeting 2019
Wednesday, October 9 -
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Marriott Orlando World Center, Orlando, FL
Please share your company milestones, news, and events with us by emailing promotions@ahtd.org to be in an upcoming newsletter. We'll publish one article per member company each month. Don't fret if you don't see your article right away. We publish articles in the order received.

Contact Leigha Schatzman, Executive Director at 262.696.3645 or email Leigha.Schatzman@ahtd.org.