2022 | December 2022 | LogisticsConnecting People and LogisticsLogistics & Transportation Association of North America (LTNA)

2022 | December 2022 | Logistics

Connecting People and Logistics

Logistics & Transportation Association of North America (LTNA)

The Logistics & Transportation Association of North America (LTNA) is a member-driven networking organization for individuals, non-profit clubs, associations, and corporations in any branch of the transportation, logistics, and supply chain management industry throughout the United States and Canada. The goal of the Collinsville, Illinois-based organization is to promote and support the people who make supply chain logistics work.

2022 | December 2022 | LogisticsHigh-Speed Air Freight on the MoveGrand Aire

2022 | December 2022 | Logistics

High-Speed Air Freight on the Move

Grand Aire

Logistics is a high-pressure industry at the best of times, even without the mission-critical element of flying emergency medical personnel and vital human organs across the United States or precious automotive parts and other critical freight internationally—all at short notice. That is why Grand Aire, an aviation logistics and charter brokerage leader in Swanton, Ohio, is the airborne service provider of choice for some of the world’s best-known Tier-1 and Tier-2 supply companies, third-party service providers, universities, and hospitals.

2022 | November 2022Built to LastLanau Industries

2022 | November 2022

Built to Last

Lanau Industries

Martin Rondeau founded Lanau Industries in his hometown, Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon, Quebec. The concept took off when Mr. Rondeau and his small team designed and built his first truck body in his humble welding shop and recognized that he was onto something. That dump body still runs to this day, nearly two decades later.

2022 | September 2022Celebrating Two Decades of Green Freight EffortsSmartWay

2022 | September 2022

Celebrating Two Decades of Green Freight Efforts


SmartWay is an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program dedicated to improving fuel efficiency and sustainability in freight supply chains. The concept for SmartWay was developed in 2002, when the EPA collaborated with 15 charter partners, as well as the American Trucking Associations, to developing a voluntary “green freight” program, which continues to seek greater efficiency and lower emissions from the logistics, trucking, and freight hauling sectors.

2022 | November 2022Doing the Right ThingBell and Howell

2022 | November 2022

Doing the Right Thing

Bell and Howell

Technology-enabled field services company Bell and Howell services a wide range of automation equipment for multiple original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and markets across North America. We spoke to the company a year ago, reporting on how the Durham, North Carolina-based business helps customers increase efficiency and reduce operational costs through its comprehensive solutions in retail, grocery, pharmacy click-and-collect, automation, and production mail. This month, we sat down with senior executive and grocery commerce expert James Hermanowski to learn more about the company’s work to fight food insecurity through food bank technology.

2022 | BIFMA | October 2022Strengthening the Commercial Furniture Industry – Advocating for Innovation, Sustainability, & EducationBIFMA

2022 | BIFMA | October 2022

Strengthening the Commercial Furniture Industry – Advocating for Innovation, Sustainability, & Education


Marking its fiftieth anniversary, not-for-profit BIFMA International—the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association—plans to kick off 2023 by celebrating the milestone at its annual 360 Leadership Conference at The Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island January 23-25. The conference is BIFMA’s signature event, bringing industry leaders together around current topics facing the industry.

2022 | BIFMA | In Focus | October 2022An Old Company with New IdeasIOA Healthcare Furniture

2022 | BIFMA | In Focus | October 2022

An Old Company with New Ideas

IOA Healthcare Furniture

IOA Healthcare Furniture has roots that go back to the mid-1920s when Gigi Delmestri launched a furniture business in northern Italy. “He inherited a company that was making horse-drawn steel ploughs for agricultural use, and when the tractor finally came around to Italy, he had a workforce of about seventy people, and he didn’t want to have to shut down,” says Gigi’s great-grandson and IOA’s Executive Vice President Matthew Delmestri. To save the jobs on which his rural village depended, Gigi reinvented his company as a steel furniture manufacturer.

2022 | BIFMA | October 2022Getting the Message Across: Ghent Brings Communication HomeGhent

2022 | BIFMA | October 2022

Getting the Message Across: Ghent Brings Communication Home


Gone are the bleak old days of stuffy office decor and felt notice boards crammed with memos—and thank goodness. Employers with an eye for the latest trends are going all out to make their offices plush, functional, and environmentally conscious. Alongside this wave of modernity and comfort comes the need to communicate and share information during idea-generating sessions, training, and meetings in fresh and fun ways that work.


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