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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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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Dorner adds interactive platform to website

June 11, 2012

Dorner Mfg., Hartland, Wis., has announced the addition of an interactive platform to its website at The home page features such search tabs as products, industries, applications, and hotline help. A live chat tab will be launched soon to allow customers to interact online...

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Eriez releases video on mobile training, education center

May 24, 2012

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has released a new video showcasing the Orange University® mobile training and education center, a 38-ft. Winnebago® equipped with Eriez products for food, pharmaceutical, chemical, processing, plastics, and most manufacturing applications. The two-minute video can...

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MPI launches redesigned website

May 21, 2012

Magnetic Products Inc. (MPI), a provider of magnetic and nonmagnetic material handling systems in Highland, Mich., has launched a new website at, displaying a catalog of more than 1,000 items. Along with an improved online purchase function, the site includes a product catalog...

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Caster Concepts launches Conveyor Concepts website

May 21, 2012

Caster Concepts Inc., an industrial caster and wheel manufacturer in Albion, Mich., has launched as the official website for its new Conveyor Concepts business venture. The site features the company's primary products, as well as several specialty products. It also...

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Storch conveyor is officially world’s longest

May 10, 2012

A 92.5-ft. magnetic slide conveyor, special-ordered by ATK Small Caliber, Independence, Mo., and manufactured by Storch Magnetics, Livonia, Mich., has been accepted by the Guinness World Records as the world's longest conveyor. ATK manufactures ferrous ammunition clips that are used to link...

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Boltech merges with Taylor-Winfield Technologies

May 8, 2012

The Brilex Group of Companies has announced the merger of Boltech Inc. with Taylor-Winfield Technologies Inc. All current Boltech employees have relocated to the Taylor-Winfield offices in Hubbard, Ohio. Rich Gunter, project manager at Boltech, will transfer to the Innovation Place facility as...

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Caster Concepts adds Conveyor Concepts business

May 3, 2012

Caster Concepts Inc., Albion, Mich., a manufacturer of heavy-duty industrial casters and wheels, has announced the addition of Conveyor Concepts to its family of businesses. Conveyor Concepts manufactures components for the conveyor industry, including conveyor rollers, drive assemblies, and...

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Nissan Forklift names national account manager

May 1, 2012

Nissan Forklift Corp., Marengo, Ill., has announced the appointment of Dale Skiles as national account manager. Responsible for U.S. accounts and development of new North American accounts, Skiles has 17 years of experience in the industry. He has a bachelor's degree in social science from the...

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Eriez launches website section devoted to environmentally friendly products

April 26, 2012

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has added a new section to its website that is devoted to its Eco-Certified program and products. Demonstrating its commitment to a better, cleaner environment, the company developed the Eco-Certification designation for a variety of its magnetic separation and recycling...

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Industrial Growth Partners acquires Cambridge

April 19, 2012

Industrial Growth Partners, together with management and other investors, has acquired Cambridge Intl. Inc., Cambridge, Md., a manufacturer of metal conveyor belts and related woven metal mesh products. The transaction structure creates a platform for Cambridge to accelerate its growth in its core...

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