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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Nissan becomes first automaker to deploy methanol fuel cells for material handling equipment commercially

August 25, 2009

Nissan North America (NNA) has become the first vehicle manufacturer to commercially deploy methanol fuel cells to power its material handling equipment (tugs) at its Smyrna, Tenn., assembly plant....

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Kansas governor recognizes 50th anniversary of Bunting Magnetics

July 20, 2009

Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson has signed a proclamation recognizing August 3, 2009 as the 50th anniversary of the founding of Bunting® Magnetics Co. The signing ceremony was held at the State...

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TEKFAB hires sales, marketing manager

July 14, 2009

TEKFAB Inc., Albany, Ore., a machine design and manufacturing company specializing in punching, cutting, and material handling, has hired David Hendry as sales and marketing manager. He has more than...

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LISSMAC opens U.S. headquarters

June 2, 2009

LISSMAC GmbH of Bad Wurzach, Germany, a manufacturer and distributor of construction machinery; special purpose equipment, including SBM sheet metal processing machines; and handling equipment, has...

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Haven, SOCO form strategic alliance

May 21, 2009

Haven Mfg. Corp., Brunswick, Ga., a manufacturer of tube processing machines, has formed a strategic alliance with SOCO Machinery Co., Ltd. of Taiwan to sell and service respective lines of tube...

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Bushman Equipment appoints engineering manager

April 14, 2009

Bushman Equipment Inc., Milwaukee, has appointed Martin Schoenecker as engineering manager. He has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Marquette University and an extensive background...

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Bushman reorganizes management team

March 10, 2009

Bushman Equipment Inc., a manufacturer of custom material handling equipment in Milwaukee, has reorganized its management team to prepare for growth and expansion in the coming year.The company has...

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Bunting Magnetics announces staff appointment

February 10, 2009

Chad Mayes has been named as an inside sales representative – material handling for Bunting® Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan.In this position, Mayes manages all incoming sales inquiries and...

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Jervis B. Webb names several new resellers

February 10, 2009

Jervis B. Webb Co., Farmington Hills, Mich., a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd., has expanded its roster of SmartCart automatic guided cart (AGC) value-added resellers (VARs) with nine new...

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Mayfran Intl. acquires Press Room Techniques

January 13, 2009

Mayfran Intl., Cleveland, a manufacturer of engineered factory automation systems, has acquired Press Room Techniques (PRT), Lindsay, Ont., a developer and manufacturer of a line of patented products...

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Jervis B. Webb Co. announces retirement of president/co-CEO

December 16, 2008

Jervis B. Webb Co., Farmington Hills, Mich., a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd., Japan, has announced the retirement of Susan M. Webb, its president and co-CEO.Webb continues to serve on...

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Gdel appoints president/COO

November 11, 2008

Gdel, Langenthal, Switzerland, has appointed Jeff Stadler as the new president and COO of Gudel North America. He previously held the position of vice president of sales and engineering. Stadler is...

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Bosch Rexroth announces participation in Chicago Climate Exchange

October 14, 2008

Bosch Rexroth, Hoffman Estates, Ill., a supplier of products, systems, and services for drive, control, and motion technologies, recently announced plans to participate in the Chicago Climate...

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De-Sta-Co appoints president of automation

September 16, 2008

De-Sta-Co, Auburn Hills, Mich., has promoted Leo McAuliffe to president of automation. McAuliffe is responsible for managing the company's global automation platform, which includes operations in...

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Peddinghaus event focuses on technology, industry partnerships

August 12, 2008

Peddinghaus Corp. has announced plans to open its facility in Bradley, Ill., from Sept. 24-27 for its Oktoberfest 2008 event. The event celebrates technological innovations and industry partnerships...

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