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Yale lift truck named Product of the Year finalist

March 23, 2017

Yale Materials Handling Corp., Greenville, N.C., has announced that Plant Engineering has honored the Yale® MPE080VG end rider with Driven by Balyo technology as a Product of the Year finalist. It operates as a robotic lift truck, independently picking up, transporting, and dropping off pallets...

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Yale Materials Handling receives 2016 Good Design Award

March 20, 2017

Yale Materials Handling Corp., Greenville, N.C., has received a 2016 Good Design Award for the MPB045VG walkie pallet truck with lithium-ion battery. According to the company, the walkie pallet truck offers the first commercially available Underwriters Laboratories (UL)-recognized lithium-ion...

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Seegrid names CFO

March 14, 2017

Seegrid, a Pittsburgh-based manufacturer of vision-guided autonomous vehicles for materials handling, has appointed Steven Barto as CFO. He has more than 30 years of experience with privately held and public technology companies.Barto most recently served as executive vice president/CFO of ITC...

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UniCarriers Americas announces third new local supplier

March 9, 2017

Material handling equipment manufacturer UniCarriers Americas Corp. (UCA) has announced that Davco Fastener Co. has opened operations at the UCA Marengo, Ill., headquarters. Davco, a supplier of hardware and aftermarket parts, is the third supplier to open local operations specific to UCA. With...

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Dorner Mfg. appoints territory manager

March 8, 2017

Mike Herrick has been appointed as territory manager for Dorner Mfg. Corp., Hartland, Wis., a manufacturer of conveyors and related equipment. Herrick joined the company in September 2015 as a sales trainee. In his new position, he works with sales channel partners and key accounts in western...

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Stärke Material Handling Group establishes charitable initiative

March 7, 2017

Stärke Material Handling Group, Thorold, Ont., in cooperation with its independent dealership network, has launched a new charitable initiative known as Stärke Kids and Communities. The initiative aims to provide support and resources to those in greatest need of assistance, including vulnerable...

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SumoGlove names BWS as East Coast distributor

March 2, 2017

SumoGlove Intl. Ltd., a U.K.-based producer of forklift safety equipment, has appointed BWS Industrial Services Inc. as its distribution partner for the East Coast. The family-owned and -operated distributor is responsible for sales of SumoGlove lift truck fork attachments in a territory from the...

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Columbus McKinnon appoints CEO

March 1, 2017

Columbus McKinnon Corp., Amherst, N.Y., a manufacturer of material handling products, has appointed Mark D. Morelli as president/CEO. He also has been elected to the board of directors. He succeeds Timothy T. Tevens, who is retiring from serving as president/CEO since 1998. Morelli previously...

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ASMAG acquires Ingenia

February 22, 2017

The ASMAG Group, Scharnstein, Austria, a group of companies engaged primarily in machinery manufacture and plant engineering for the metal processing industry, has announced its acquisition of Ingenia, a provider of crane and handling technology in Linz, Austria. With this acquisition, Ingenia can...

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BMG Conveyor Services rebrands to Davis Industrial

February 3, 2017

Tampa, Fla.-based conveyor belt provider BMG Conveyor Services has officially rebranded to Davis Industrial.BMG President and CEO Stephenie Davis purchased BMG in 2008. The firm launched a fabrication division in a second location under a subsidiary called Industrial Performance Group (IPG). “We...

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Dorner names recipient of 2016 Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship

February 2, 2017

Dorner Mfg. Corp., Hartland, Wis., has named Ryan Knudtson, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, as the recipient of the 2016 Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship.This $2,000 scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in a two- or four-year program at any partner school of...

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Eriez celebrates 75th anniversary

January 30, 2017

2017 marks 75 years in business for Erie, Pa.-based Eriez®. Since its founding in 1942, the company has evolved into a provider of separation, material handling, and inspection equipment with manufacturing facilities in Australia, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, and the U.K. The...

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Prab names director of marketing

January 30, 2017

Prab, a manufacturer of conveyor and chip systems based in Kalamazoo, Mich., has named Keith Rouse as the new director of marketing.Rouse, a graduate of Michigan State University, has years of experience in print, digital, social, mobile, and content marketing, along with brand management, ROI...

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Wildeck receives Most Valuable Supplier Award from MHEDA

January 30, 2017

Waukesha, Wis.-based material handling equipment and safety products manufacturer Wildeck Inc. has earned the 2017 Most Valuable Supplier (MVS) Award from the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). According to MHEDA, this newly initiated award recognizes companies that have...

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UniCarriers Americas adds Rapidparts as supplier

January 27, 2017

Marengo, Ill.-based material handling equipment maker UniCarriers Americas Corp. has strengthened the DURA-LIFT® all-makes offerings provided to its dealer network by adding Rapidparts as a parts supplier.Dealers now will have access to thousands of new all-makes replacement parts supplied from...

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