Materials Handling News

The material handling technology area encompasses systems and equipment for handling coil, sheet, plate, profiles, tube and pipe, raw materials, and scrap. It also covers peripheral accessories such as C-hooks, clamps, die storage systems, hoists, lifters, and sheet stackers and destackers.

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Dorner opens office in Ontario

November 19, 2015

Hartland, Wis.-based Dorner Mfg., a manufacturer of industrial and sanitary conveyor systems, has opened a new office in Burlington, Ont. Supporting the Canadian operations are Tony Dell’Unto, conveyor applications specialist; Ron Heasman, national sales manager - Canada; and Dan Nasato, vice...

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UniCarriers Americas announces new local supplier

November 18, 2015

Material handling equipment manufacturer UniCarriers Americas Corp. (UCA) has announced that its supplier, Shanghai Leading, has opened a U.S. branch, Leading Harness Americas, on UCA’s Marengo, Ill., campus. Tokyo-based Shanghai Leading Electric Co., a provider of assembly and wire harness...

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Illinois Material Handling acquires Servicemax Inc.

November 18, 2015

Wolter Group LLC, Brookfield, Wis., has acquired material handling distributor Servicemax Inc. of Bolingbrook, Ill. Servicemax will join forces with Illinois Material Handling, a member of the material handling sector of Wolter Group LLC. “As our seventh acquisition in the last five years,...

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UniCarriers Americas announces President’s Award Winner

October 30, 2015

Material handling equipment manufacturer UniCarriers Americas Corp. (UCA) has named Select Equipment, a provider of forklift sales, repair, and training in Buena Park, Calif., as its President’s Award winner. Introduced in 1990, the President’s Award recognizes a single dealership from among...

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Intelligrated opens district office in Southern California

October 27, 2015

Intelligrated®, an automated material handling systems provider, has announced the opening of a district office in Ontario, Calif., as part of its western regional sales and operations. Dave Stinson, vice president, western regional sales and operations, provides overall leadership and...

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Eriez launches videos on metalworking applications

October 21, 2015

Eriez®, located in Erie, Pa., has produced a variety of videos focused on metalworking applications, particularly in filtration and fluid recycling. The video series can be viewed on the company’s YouTube channel at Two of the most recent instructional...

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Eriez earns trademark registration on color orange for lifting magnets

October 19, 2015

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has been granted trademark registration on the color orange for its line of lifting magnets from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Trademark Registration No. 4,780,593 was issued for the color orange for industrial machines, namely magnetic separators in the form of...

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Alba Mfg. announces expansion in Ohio

September 23, 2015

Alba Mfg., a provider of pre-engineered, heavy-duty roller conveyor systems, has announced plans to expand in Fairfield, Ohio, with completion expected by March 2016. Warehouse and manufacturing space will be increased by more than 30 percent. p> The expansion also will drive a 10 to 15...

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Intelligrated appoints senior VP, corporate intellectual property

September 22, 2015

Intelligrated®, a Cincinnati-based automated material handling systems provider, has appointed Dave Schmit to the position of senior vice president, corporate intellectual property. He is responsible for legal policies, strategies, and processes to protect the company’s innovations and increase...

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UniCarriers Americas named Canadian national sales manager

September 21, 2015

UniCarriers Americas (UCA), a manufacturer of material handling equipment based in Marengo, Ill., has hired Alan Kunce as its new national sales manager responsible for national accounts and dealer development across Canada. Kunce has more than a decade of experience in the material handling...

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Terex Material Handling celebrates 50 years in business

September 16, 2015

Terex Material Handling & Port Solutions, Solon, Ohio, a segment of Terex Corp. and a supplier of industrial cranes, crane components, and complementary services under the Demag brand, is celebrating 50 years in business. In 1965 Mechanische Werkstätten Harkort & Co., Wetter, Germany,...

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Combilift breaks ground on $45 million manufacturing facility

August 21, 2015

Material handling equipment manufacturer Combilift has broken ground on a new $45 million, 495,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility and global headquarters in Monaghan, Ireland. The multifunction facility will include a dedicated R&D building, testing area, and adjoining administration offices....

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Hoist Liftruck expanding to Indiana

August 20, 2015

Hoist Liftruck Mfg. Inc., a manufacturer of high-capacity material handling equipment, has announced plans to expand its manufacturing operations into Indiana, creating up to 500 new jobs by 2022. The company is purchasing a 550,000-sq.-ft. building in East Chicago, Ind., expanding a majority...

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UniCarriers Americas announces winners of 2014 Aftermarket Excellence Awards

August 19, 2015

Material handling equipment-maker UniCarriers Americas Corp., Marengo, Ill., has announced the winners of its Aftermarket Excellence Program Awards for the past fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. The awards recognize dealers who have achieved the highest standards of aftermarket service in eight...

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Bluff appoints VP of operations

August 12, 2015

Fort Worth, Texas-based Bluff Mfg., a manufacturer of material handling systems, dock and warehouse equipment, storage structures, and safety barriers, has hired Lane Moss as vice president of operations. With more than 25 years of industry experience, Moss previously worked as a plant manager...

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