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 marks 50 years in business

February 2, 2016

Low-profile conveyor manufacturer Dorner Mfg., Hartland, Wis., celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016. The firm was founded Jan. 14, 1966, as a tool and die shop by brothers Wolfgang and Horst Dorner. It transitioned to conveyors in the early 1970s when the Dorners were looking for a conveyor...

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Bluff Mfg. receives industry award

January 22, 2016

Bluff Mfg. has earned the Most Valuable Supplier Award for 2016 from the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). The award recognizes companies that have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees, and their community. In addition to...

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Handling Specialty launches new website

January 14, 2016

Handling Specialty, Grimsby, Ont., has redesigned its website at www.handling.com. The site offers a more streamlined navigation process, an expanded menu, and additional online forms to assist visitors with acquiring parts and services. The site features a detailed list of services, along with...

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Dorner completes facility expansion in Wisconsin

January 12, 2016

Dorner Mfg. Corp. has completed a 25,000-sq.-ft. facility expansion in Hartland, Wis. The new area houses machining equipment that is used in the manufacturing of frames, stands, and other conveyor components, as well as new product development. The company custom-builds conveyors at time of...

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Southworth Products announces expansion in Arkansas

January 11, 2016

Material handling manufacturer Southworth Products, based in Falmouth, Maine, has announced plans to expand its plant in Manila, Ark., the company’s center for North American production. The $935,000 expansion is expected to create 35 jobs. Two new assembly lines will be added, and shipping...

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Dorner appoints Southeast regional sales manager

January 6, 2016

Dorner Mfg. Corp., Hartland, Wis., a manufacturer of conveyors and related equipment, has appointed Lincoln Frazier as Southeast regional sales manager. Frazier brings to the position strong sales and regional management experience from an extensive career in the automation and packaging...

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Prab launches Spanish-language website

January 6, 2016

Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Prab, a manufacturer of engineered conveyors, chip and fluid management, and wastewater systems, has launched a comprehensive Spanish-language website at www.prab.com.mx. The website offers information on methods for automatically processing all types of metal scrap and...

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UniCarriers Americas launches new website

December 17, 2015

Material handling equipment provider UniCarriers Americas Corp., Marengo, Ill., has launched a new website at www.unicarriersamericas.com, offering mobile-friendly content, search function, and updated equipment information. The new site also features an improved dealer portal, putting all of...

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Yale three-wheel stand named Plant Engineering Product of the Year finalist

December 16, 2015

Yale Materials Handling Corp., Greenville, N.C., has announced that its ESC030AD three-wheel stand has been recognized by Plant Engineering as a finalist for Product of the Year. The competition awards innovation and recognizes new product designs that help improve productivity in manufacturing...

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Southworth Intl. Group acquires Marco Group AB

December 14, 2015

Falmouth, Maine-based Southworth Intl. Group, a provider of ergonomic material handling equipment, announced the acquisition of Marco Group AB, a European manufacturer of similar lifting and positioning technologies in Ängelholm, Sweden. The acquisition accelerates Southworth’s presence in...

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FlexArm earns ISO 9001:2008 certification

December 10, 2015

Wapakoneta, Ohio-based FlexArm Inc. has received ISO 9001:2008 certification. The company manufactures and distributes tapping machines, assembly arms, grinding arms, and ergonomic material handling systems....

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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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