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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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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Mayfran Intl. names VP of sales and marketing

August 10, 2015

Mayfran Intl., a Cleveland-based manufacturer of conveying systems for a variety of industries, has appointed Frank Sraj as vice president of sales and marketing. Sraj has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing and customer relations, having worked for companies within and outside...

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UniCarriers Americas announces Supplier Excellence Award winners

August 5, 2015

UniCarriers Americas (UCA), a manufacturer of material handling equipment in Marengo, Ill., has honored six of its suppliers with Supplier Excellence Awards. All winners were nominated by UniCarriers employees. Awards were presented to suppliers who met the overall performance requirements,...

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J-tec to open third facility

August 5, 2015

J-tec Industries Inc., a custom manufacturer of material handling racks, carts, and tugger systems, will mark its 10-year anniversary with the grand opening of a third manufacturing facility in East Peoria, Ill. The 82,000-sq.-ft. facility, to be opened at the end of September 2015, raises the...

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MHI, Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift to acquire UniCarriers Corp.

August 3, 2015

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) and Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Co. Ltd. are jointly acquiring 100 percent ownership of Marengo, Ill.-based UniCarriers Corp., a provider of material handling equipment with seven facilities across Wisconsin and New...

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Dorner breaks ground on facility expansion

July 24, 2015

Dorner Mfg. Corp. has broken ground on a 25,000-sq.-ft. facility expansion in Hartland, Wis. The expansion was necessitated by years of sustained growth of its low-profile belt conveyor systems and support services. It the past 18 months, the company has added about 65 new employees and added a...

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Bunting Magnetics names marketing director

July 13, 2015

Bunting® Magnetics Co., a manufacturer of magnetic separation, metal detection, and material handling equipment based in Newton, Kan., has named Paul Hansen as director of marketing. In this role, he is responsible for the global presence of the company and its subsidiaries Bunting Magnetics...

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NACCO Materials Handling Group announces dealer network restructuring

June 18, 2015

NACCO Materials Handling Group Inc. (NMHG), Cleveland, has announced that pending the completion of proposed transactions among Gregory Poole Equipment Co., Dougherty Equipment Co. Inc., LiftOne LLC, VBS Inc. Material Handling Equipment, and Briggs Equipment Inc. and execution of dealer agreements,...

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Industrial Magnetics expands Michigan manufacturing center

June 16, 2015

Industrial Magnetics Inc., a manufacturer of magnetic products for holding, lifting, fixturing, conveying, material handling, and magnetic separation applications, is adding 16,000 sq. ft. to its manufacturing center in Boyne City, Mich. The new space will house a variety of workcells, a...

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Modulift, IMES form new company

June 16, 2015

Modulift, a supplier of spreader beams, lifting beams, and other below-the-hook equipment, has combined with engineering consultancy and inspection specialist IMES (Inspection Monitoring Engineering Solutions) to form Lift Management Services (LMS). Modulift designs and supplies the lifting...

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Intelligrated names sales manager

June 4, 2015

Intelligrated®, an automated material handling systems provider, has promoted Bruce Sudler to the position of sales manager for its Midwest regional sales and operations based in Woodridge, Ill. Sudler joined the company in 2011 as a senior sales engineer. He has 23 years of material handling...

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Yale presents 2014 Dealer of Excellence Award

May 15, 2015

Lift truck manufacturer Yale Materials Handling Corp., Greenville, N.C., has recognized its top-performing dealers with the 2014 Dealer of Excellence Award. To receive the award, dealers must meet rigorous business practice standards and performance criteria, including superior customer...

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