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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Eriez names director of export sales

November 22, 2016

Eriez®, an Erie, Pa.-based provider of magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, fluid filtration, flotation, materials feeding, screening, conveying, and controlling equipment, has promoted Andrew Goldner to director-export sales. He rejoined the company in 2012 as export market development...

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Kion North America adds Spokane Forklift to dealer network

November 18, 2016

Kion North America, Summerville, S.C., has appointed Spokane Forklift & Construction Inc., Spokane, Wash., to its dealer network.The dealer will offer sales and service of Linde and Baoli material handling brands to parts of Washington, Idaho, and...

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UniCarriers Americas names President’s Award winner

November 10, 2016

Material handling equipment manufacturer UniCarriers® Americas Corp. (UCA), Chicago, has announced Vegusa Maquinaria, a provider of specialty equipment located in Aguascalientes, Mexico, as its President’s Award winner.The award recognizes excellence in new equipment sales, parts sales, market...

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Presto Lifts acquires ECOA Industrial Lift Products

November 7, 2016

Presto Lifts Inc., Norton, Mass., has announced the acquisition of ECOA Industrial Lift Products of Hialeah, Fla. According to Presto Lifts Vice President Steve Albert, ECOA’s products expand Presto Lifts’ offering with bigger-footprint, heavier-capacity, and custom-designed equipment. Presto...

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UniCarriers Americas expands regional sales team

October 28, 2016

Chicago-based material handling equipment manufacturer UniCarriers Americas Corp. has expanded its regional sales team with the addition of four new employees.Aaron C. Boemmel has been named northeast regional sales manager. Before joining the company, he worked as an account manager of equipment...

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Belt Technologies obtains ISO 9001:2008 certification renewal

September 29, 2016

Belt Technologies Inc., Agawam, Mass., has received a renewal of its ISO 9001:2008 quality management systems certification.The company produces custom metal belt conveyors for new and existing conveyor...

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Portable Solutions Group to expand in Kentucky

September 22, 2016

Portable Solutions Group Inc. (PSG), Worthington, Ky., has announced plans to add a facility in Wurtland, Ky. The new location has more than 50,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing floor space, which is more than double the company’s current manufacturing footprint. PSG provides turnkey ISO shipping...

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Prab expands manufacturing operations in Michigan

September 1, 2016

Prab Inc., a manufacturer of equipment and systems for processing metal scrap and spent fluids and treating oily wastewater for recycle and reuse, has announced plans to expand its manufacturing campus in Kalamazoo, Mich. The company has purchased existing manufacturing space and warehouse...

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Daifuku North America moves headquarters to new location in Michigan

August 18, 2016

Material handling equipment provider Daifuku North America Holding Co. has announced plans to move its headquarters from Farmington Hills, Mich., to Novi, Mich., in Q3 2017. The new building is four miles from the current headquarters. The 76,889-sq.-ft. facility, housing more than 300...

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Illinois Material Handling named as authorized Linde forklift dealer

August 18, 2016

Illinois Material Handling (IMH), a member of Wolter Group LLC, has been appointed as the authorized Linde forklift dealer in northern Illinois. The company has represented the Linde forklift brand through its Wisconsin Lift Truck division and now expands this offering through IMH’s Bolingbrook...

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Dorner appoints territory manager for Georgia and Florida

August 16, 2016

Hartland, Wis.-based conveyor manufacturer Dorner has appointed Jon Schadeberg as a territory manager covering the states of Georgia and Florida. In this newly created sales position, he works with sales channel partners and key accounts to increase the company’s industrial and sanitary conveyor...

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Modulift appoints first Canadian distributor

August 8, 2016

Below-the-hook equipment manufacturer Modulift has named Ontario-based Equipment Corps its first distributor in Canada. Equipment Corps will stock spreader beams, from the standard-line MOD12 to the heavy-range MOD110H, complementing its current line of hoists, winches, and gantry...

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World demand for material handling equipment to reach $176 billion by 2020

August 4, 2016

The “World Material Handling Equipment” study from the Freedonia Group, Cleveland, indicates that global demand for the equipment is forecast to rise 5.3 percent per annum through 2020 to $176 billion. Advances at the global level will be driven largely by market growth in China and other...

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Columbus McKinnon appoints VP human resources

July 28, 2016

Columbus McKinnon Corp., Amherst, N.Y., a manufacturer of material handling products, has appointed Charlene Miraglia as vice president of human resources and chief human resources officer. Miraglia most recently served as vice president of global human resources food and beverage at SPX Flow....

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Wynright hires vice president

July 27, 2016

Wynright Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Co. and a provider of intelligent material handling systems based in Elk Grove Village, Ill., has named Gordon Hellberg as vice president integrator sales for North America. Before joining the company, Hellberg spent much...

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