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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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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FlexMove launches new website

July 27, 2016

Malaysia-based FlexMove, a Dorner Holding Corp. company and manufacturer of flexible chain conveyor systems, has launched a new website at www.flexmove.com. The site is designed for viewing on tablets and mobile devices. It presents large photos and detailed technical information on its six...

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Intelligrated to be acquired by Honeywell

July 5, 2016

Material handling systems provider Intelligrated®, Mason, Ohio, has entered an agreement to be acquired by Honeywell. Intelligrated will become part of Sensing and Productivity Solutions (S&PS) in Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions business. Co-founders Chris Cole and Jim McCarthy will...

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FlexMove appoints Asia Pacific international sales manager

June 30, 2016

Malaysia-based Dorner Holding Corp. company FlexMove, a manufacturer of flexible chain conveyors, has appointed Deehriex Tan as international sales manager – Asia Pacific. He is responsible for establishing brand recognition and growing sales in Asia Pacific markets for FlexMove, as well as...

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Eriez 5-Star Service repairs processing equipment

June 28, 2016

Eriez® has announced it offers 5-Star Service® capabilities, including rebuild/repair of equipment manufactured by both Eriez and competitor companies, at its 15,000-sq.-ft. service center in Erie, Pa. The facility is staffed and equipped to repair and rebuild magnetic separators, feeders,...

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Dorner appoints regional manager for northern Mexico

June 28, 2016

Dorner Mfg. Corp., a provider of conveyors and related equipment in Hartland, Wis., has appointed Melina Beluche to the newly created position of regional manager covering northern Mexico. Beluche brings material handling application experience and expertise in business development and process...

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UniCarriers Americas names senior manager of product and sales training

June 16, 2016

UniCarriers Americas Corp. (UCA), Marengo, Ill., has hired William E. Wylonis as senior manager of product and sales training. Wylonis has more than 30 years of experience in the material handling industry. He previously worked as a training specialist for Toyota Material Handling USA, president...

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Dorner appoints regional sales manager for Michigan, northern Ohio

June 10, 2016

Dorner Mfg. Corp., Hartland, Wis., has appointed Michael Goodall as a regional sales manager covering the area of northern Ohio and Michigan. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. Goodall most recently worked for Habasit as sales manager of specialty belts and components and...

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Intelligrated hires senior sales manager, western regional sales and operations

June 9, 2016

Intelligrated®, a Cincinnati-based automated material handling equipment provider, has appointed Mark Jordan as senior sales manager for its western regional operations, based in the company’s Ontario, Calif., district office. Jordan has more than 20 years of material handling automation...

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