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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Mayfran Intl. appoints COO

May 26, 2016

Mayfran Intl., a provider of manufacturing conveying systems for a variety of industries, has promoted Frank Sraj to COO. He served as the company’s vice president of sales and marketing for less than 10 months before receiving the promotion. Sraj has more than 30 years of experience in...

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UniCarriers Americas hires director of compliance

May 19, 2016

Material handling equipment manufacturer UniCarriers Americas Corp., Marengo, Ill., has hired Rohit Soni as director of compliance. He has more than a decade of experience in compliance and audit functions, including SOX implementations. Before joining the company, Soni worked as a senior...

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Cambridge Intl. consolidates two plants in Maryland

May 17, 2016

Cambridge Intl., a manufacturer of metal conveyor belts and architectural mesh, has renovated and unified its two plants in Cambridge, Md. Following the 1998 merger of Cambridge Wire Cloth (Plant 1) and Maryland Wire Belts (Plant 2), Cambridge Intl. operated two separate facilities near one...

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Dorner acquires Geppert-Band

May 13, 2016

Dorner Holding Corp., the parent company of Dorner Mfg. Corp., Hartland, Wis., has announced the acquisition of Jülich, Germany-based Geppert-Band, a manufacturer of belt and modular belt conveyors. Dorner Mfg. Corp. manufactures industrial and sanitary conveyor systems. The addition of...

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Sellick Equipment begins construction on new Ontario facility

May 2, 2016

Sellick Equipment has broken ground for a new multimillion-dollar, 120,000-sq.-ft. facility in Harrow, Ont. The company manufactures rough-terrain and truck-mounted forklifts. Its products are supported by a nationwide dealer...

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Yale announces Dealer of Excellence Awards

April 28, 2016

In recognition of its top-performing dealers, Yale Materials Handling Corp., a provider of lift truck products and services in Greenville, N.C., has announced its 2015 Dealer of Excellence Award recipients. Winning dealers must meet rigorous operating standards and performance criteria,...

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Wolter Group appoints corporate sales manager

April 28, 2016

Wolter Group LLC, Brookfield, Wis., has appointed Erika Lau as corporate sales manager of the Material Handling Systems Group for its Wisconsin Lift Truck and Illinois Material Handling facilities. A graduate of MSOE – Milwaukee School of Engineering, Lau has more than 10 years of extensive...

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Eriez announces staff promotions

April 28, 2016

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has announced the reorganization of its metalworking group, which includes promotions for three team members. Andy Kloecker has been promoted to manager, distribution and material handling. In addition to his current responsibilities for metalworking distributor sales and the...

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Dorner appoints industry manager - assembly automation

April 11, 2016

Hartland, Wis.-based Dorner Mfg. Corp. has appointed Clinton Anderson as industry manager – assembly automation. In this position, he is responsible for further developing and growing the company’s Precision Move and 1100 series conveyors and SmartFlex® pallet systems within the automation...

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Caster Connection CEO named Ohio Small Business Person of the Year

April 8, 2016

Caster Connection, a manufacturer and distributor of casters and wheels in Columbus, Ohio, has announced that Sally Hughes, CEO, has been named as the 2016 Ohio Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Each state’s winners have been invited to attend...

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Topper Industrial to launch Topper Tube division

April 4, 2016

Topper Industrial, Sturtevant, Wis., has announced plans to launch a new division called Topper Tube in Q3 2016. The company will add gravity flow racks and tubular workstations to its line of material handling products. The firm also manufactures industrial carts, containers, delivery systems,...

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Daifuku warehouse automation technology selected for Michigan robotics training center

April 4, 2016

Wynright Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Co. in Elk Grove Village, Ill., and a provider of material handling systems, has announced that it and its sister company Jervis B. Webb have received a contract to provide automated warehouse technology for a technical...

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UniCarriers Americas expands Mid-Atlantic sales team

March 31, 2016

UniCarriers Americas Corp. has hired Robert Smith as regional sales manager for the Mid-Atlantic region. His responsibilities include overseeing, motivating, and assisting dealers as they promote the company’s material handling products in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland,...

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Industrial Motion Technologies Inc. wins Eriez Merwin Sales Award for third time

March 31, 2016

Industrial Motion Technologies Inc. (IMT), West Des Moine, Iowa, has received the 2015 Eriez® Merwin Sales Award. This is the third time IMT earned this award, which Erie, Pa.-based Eriez presents annually to honor the U.S. field sales office that provided exceptional sales performance and...

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Bluff Mfg. adds two sales managers

March 29, 2016

Bluff Mfg., Fort Worth, Texas, a provider of material handling and warehouse safety equipment to companies throughout the U.S., Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean, and South America, has added two sales managers. Based in Texas, Joe Howeth will serve as regional sales manager - South and West. He...

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