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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Cincinnati Incorporated appoints regional sales engineer

October 1, 2012

Cincinnati Incorporated, Cincinnati, has named Darren Bobbitt as regional sales engineer for Arkansas and Oklahoma. Bobbitt, a 10-year veteran of manufacturing, holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Cincinnati Incorporated provides...

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Coe Press Equipment hires mechanical engineering manager -

Coe Press Equipment hires mechanical engineering manager

September 18, 2012

Coe Press Equipment, a provider of coil handling equipment in Sterling Heights, Mich., has announced the appointment of Kevin Dombrowski as mechanical engineering manager. His responsibilities include leading the company's production engineering area and assisting the sales, service, machining,...

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Richard Ryan, Dorner president and CEO, dies in accident -

Richard Ryan, Dorner president and CEO, dies in accident

September 13, 2012

Dorner Mfg. Corp. President and CEO Richard "Rich" Ryan, 59, died in a motorcycle accident Sept. 8 while traveling in the western U.S. Ryan joined Dorner, located in Hartland, Wis., in October 2005 as COO. He held that position until June 2012, when he was appointed president and CEO following...

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Eriez names product engineering manager

September 5, 2012

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has announced the promotion of Nicole Skias to product engineering manager for the Eriez Hydroflow® line. She is responsible for all mechanical engineering functions, production control, and purchasing activities pertaining to the line, with duties including new-product...

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Herr-Voss Stamco receives order for tension leveler

September 4, 2012

Herr-Voss Stamco®, Callery, Pa., a supplier of coil processing equipment, has received an order from Jupiter Aluminum for a tension leveler to be installed in its Hammond, Ind., facility. The 6-high module tension leveler features a simplified design and oil mist lubrication of the roller...

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Eriez launches redesigned website

July 26, 2012

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., a manufacturer of magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, X-ray, materials feeding, screening, conveying, and controlling equipment, has launched its revamped website at It features a new layout and expanded content. The site employs a series of home page...

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Tsubaki to acquire the Mayfran Group

July 24, 2012

Tsubakimoto Chain Co., a manufacturer and developer of power transmission products in Osaka, Japan, has announced it will acquire Cleveland-based Mayfran Intl. and affiliated subsidiaries. Mayfran provides systems for scrap and coolant management and material handling, used in metalworking,...

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Nissan Forklift adds senior manager of outside sales -

Nissan Forklift adds senior manager of outside sales

July 19, 2012

Material handling equipment-maker Nissan Forklift Corp., Marengo, Ill., has hired Charles VandenBosch as senior manager of outside sales. With seven years of dealer development experience, he is responsible for increasing equipment and parts sales, as well as the company's market share....

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LiftOne to represent Yale forklifts in central Tennessee

July 17, 2012

Effective Aug. 1, LiftOne LLC, Charlotte, N.C., will become the authorized dealer for Yale® material handling equipment in the Tennessee markets previously serviced by KMH Systems. LiftOne has announced its intent to purchase certain new Yale inventory and aftermarket parts from KMH. KMH...

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Handling Specialty Mfg. achieves ISO 9001:2008 recertification

July 17, 2012

Handling Specialty Mfg. Ltd., Grimsby, Ont., successfully passed its ISO 9001:2008 recertification audit. The company is a designer and manufacturer of material handling systems for the transportation, automotive, aerospace, and metal processing industries....

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Robertson Equipment receives Eriez' 2011 Merwin Award

July 11, 2012

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has awarded its 2011 Merwin Award to Robertson Equipment, Strongsville, Ohio. Robertson beat out 27 other finalists to win the award, which is given annually to Eriez' most outstanding U.S. field sales office. "Robertson Equipment exceeded their full-year sales goals and did an...

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MPI names director of operations

July 11, 2012

Magnetic Products Inc. (MPI), a worldwide provider of magnetic and nonmagnetic material handling systems, has hired John Nathan as director of operations. He has more than 20 years of leadership experience with several manufacturers. In this position, Nathan is responsible for all aspects of...

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Lewco appoints purchasing manager

July 10, 2012

Lewco Inc. has appointed Scott Parish as purchasing manager at corporate headquarters in Sandusky, Ohio. His responsibilities include management and continual development of the purchasing team and implementation of industry best practices in supply chain management. Parish has a background in...

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Murata Machinery USA establishes new website

June 13, 2012

Murata Machinery USA Inc., Charlotte, N.C., has announced the development and launch of a new website at that features the company's automated lathes, turret punch presses, and material handling systems. It encompasses the company's design, build, and engineering capabilities...

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Steel King Industries celebrates employee safety milestone

June 12, 2012

Steel King Industries Inc. has announced that its Stevens Point, Wis., manufacturing facility has achieved the safety milestone of no lost-time injuries (LTI) over a one-year time period. Employees achieved the milestone on May 9, 2012, having logged nearly 136,800 hours of work without a single...

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