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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Dorner board member inducted into Packaging Hall of Fame

December 3, 2014

Conveyor manufacturer Dorner Mfg., Hartland, Wis., has announced that Bern McPheely, a member of its board of directors, has been inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2014. McPheely began his career in 1975, working as a trade specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce. Two...

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Linde Material Handling North America to change name in 2015

November 17, 2014

Linde Material Handling North America Corp., Summerville, S.C., has announced plans to change its corporate name to Kion North America Corp. in January 2015. The change allows the company to align itself more effectively with its European parent company, The Kion Group. The Kion Group offers...

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EMH appoints operations manager

November 6, 2014

Engineered Material Handling (EMH), Valley City, Ohio, has appointed Jean-Francois (Jeff) Larouche to the position of operations manager for North America and South America, as well as for the company’s international operations. He has been part of the crane industry for more than 17 years,...

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Eriez introduces metalworking demonstration and training vehicle

October 17, 2014

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has introduced the Orange University® metalworking demonstration and training vehicle, a 32-ft. Peterbilt diesel rig with a 24-ft. equipment showroom. The truck will travel throughout North America, delivering hands-on training and education to customers and distributors. The...

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Intelligrated appoints new executive VP/GM for software group

October 16, 2014

Cincinnati-based Intelligrated®, a North American-based automated material handling systems provider, has appointed Kevin Roach as executive vice president and general manager of its software group. Based in Atlanta, Roach works with senior management to grow the company’s fulfillment...

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Bunting Magnetics names Latin American sales manager

October 13, 2014

Newton, Kan.-based Bunting® Magnetics Co., a producer of precision magnetic products, has named Mauricio Mendizabal as international sales manager for Latin America. He joined the company in early 2014 as food industry territory manager, serving customers in the powder and bulk, feed and...

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UniCarriers Americas names director of product development

September 26, 2014

Material handling equipment manufacturer UniCarriers Americas Corp., Marengo, Ill., has hired Wayne Seaman as director of product development. He is responsible for new-product development, current-product support, and engineering special orders, as well as engineering testing and administration....

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Bunting Magnetics names general manager of Magnet Materials Division

September 17, 2014

Bunting® Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., a producer of precision magnetic products for automobile, electronics, and recycling industries, has named Alicia Wieder as general manager of its Magnet Materials Division in Elk Grove Village, Ill. Wieder is responsible for distributing the company’s...

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American Crane & Equipment appoints executive VP

September 10, 2014

American Crane & Equipment Corp., a Douglassville, Pa.-based manufacturer of overhead electric cranes and hoists, has promoted Karen Norheim to executive vice president. She joined the company in 2002 and has served as vice president of marketing and information technology for the past six years....

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UniCarriers Americas announces 2013 award winners

September 5, 2014

UniCarriers Americas Corp., Marengo, Ill., has announced the winners of its Nissan Forklift Nine, Dealer Excellence Awards and its President’s Award. The Nissan Forklift Nine, Dealer of Excellence Award for fiscal year 2013, which ended March 31, 2014, recognizes the top nine Nissan Forklift...

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Eriez releases instructional videos about magnetic separation/material handling equipment

August 29, 2014

Through its Orange University® program, Erie, Pa.-based Eriez® offers online access to a collection of instructional videos to assist customers with setup, operation, maintenance, and testing of their metal detection, magnetic separation and material handling equipment. New videos focusing on...

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Manitex Intl. secures $30 million contract award for specialized military equipment

August 5, 2014

Manitex Intl. Inc., a provider of cranes and specialized material and container handling equipment, has announced that its Manitex Liftking subsidiary has been awarded its third military contract for specialized military-specification equipment from the U.S. Navy for orders valued at approximately...

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Tandemloc hires design engineer

July 31, 2014

Tandemloc Inc., Havelock, N.C., has appointed Randall Hoeft as a design engineer. He is the principal staffer and office manager of the company’s new product design office in Janesville, Wis. Hoeft has more than 26 years of design and problem-solving experience with below-the-hook lifting...

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Eriez announces two staff promotions

July 29, 2014

Eriez, a provider of equipment for magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, materials feeding, screening, conveying, and controlling, has announced the promotions of two staff members at its Erie, Pa., location. John Klinge has been promoted to market manager-sanitary. He is responsible...

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Industrial Magnetics releases video highlighting magnetic separator

July 23, 2014

Industrial Magnetics Inc., Boyne City, Mich., has released a demonstration video of its SimpleClean™ RotoDrawer™ magnetic housing at www.magnetics.com. It shows the equipment operator gaining easy access to the magnets to perform routine removal of collected metal. The magnetic drawer...

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