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SafanDarley expands distribution network in North America

January 17, 2017

SafanDarley, based in Lochem, Netherlands, has appointed Modern Machinery, Indianapolis, as distributor for the state of Michigan, excluding the Upper Peninsula. Modern Machinery already serves customers in Indiana, Ohio and...

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Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift to build manufacturing facility in Texas

January 10, 2017

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. has announced plans to build a 71,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility and distribution center in Houston.The building is part of a joint venture between the company and material handling equipment provider Jungheinrich AG, Hamburg,...

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Piab acquires Vaculex

January 9, 2017

Taby, Sweden-based Piab, with U.S. offices in Hingham, Mass., has acquired Sweden-based Vaculex, a manufacturer of lifting equipment based on vacuum technology.Piab manufactures vacuum pumps, vacuum accessories, vacuum conveyors, and suction cups for a variety of automated material handling and...

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Valley Craft appoints director of sales and marketing

January 5, 2017

Valley Craft Industries Inc., Lake City, Minn., a manufacturer of material handling and storage equipment, has hired Michael A. Fiorito as director of sales and marketing. Fiorito previously served as North American sales manager at Stanley Black & Decker, where he was responsible for material...

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Dorner Holding Co. announces staff appointments

December 21, 2016

Dorner Holding Co., Hartland, Wis., has announced staff changes at two of its companies.Dorner Mfg. Corp., a manufacturer of belt and modular belt conveyors, has named Enrico Berlenghi as managing director - European sales. He focuses on sales development for all three Dorner Holding Companies:...

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Stärke extends dealership network in Canada

December 8, 2016

Stärke Material Handling Group, Thorold, Ont., has appointed Valley Lift and Les Enterprises Marcel Mal et Fils as authorized distributors of its material handling equipment for the Okanagan Valley, B.C., and Sainte Paul de Joliette, Que., territories, respectively.Located in West Kelowna, B.C.,...

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Eriez names director of export sales

November 22, 2016

Eriez®, an Erie, Pa.-based provider of magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, fluid filtration, flotation, materials feeding, screening, conveying, and controlling equipment, has promoted Andrew Goldner to director-export sales. He rejoined the company in 2012 as export market development...

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Kion North America adds Spokane Forklift to dealer network

November 18, 2016

Kion North America, Summerville, S.C., has appointed Spokane Forklift & Construction Inc., Spokane, Wash., to its dealer network.The dealer will offer sales and service of Linde and Baoli material handling brands to parts of Washington, Idaho, and...

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UniCarriers Americas names President’s Award winner

November 10, 2016

Material handling equipment manufacturer UniCarriers® Americas Corp. (UCA), Chicago, has announced Vegusa Maquinaria, a provider of specialty equipment located in Aguascalientes, Mexico, as its President’s Award winner.The award recognizes excellence in new equipment sales, parts sales, market...

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Presto Lifts acquires ECOA Industrial Lift Products

November 7, 2016

Presto Lifts Inc., Norton, Mass., has announced the acquisition of ECOA Industrial Lift Products of Hialeah, Fla. According to Presto Lifts Vice President Steve Albert, ECOA’s products expand Presto Lifts’ offering with bigger-footprint, heavier-capacity, and custom-designed equipment. Presto...

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UniCarriers Americas expands regional sales team

October 28, 2016

Chicago-based material handling equipment manufacturer UniCarriers Americas Corp. has expanded its regional sales team with the addition of four new employees.Aaron C. Boemmel has been named northeast regional sales manager. Before joining the company, he worked as an account manager of equipment...

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Belt Technologies obtains ISO 9001:2008 certification renewal

September 29, 2016

Belt Technologies Inc., Agawam, Mass., has received a renewal of its ISO 9001:2008 quality management systems certification.The company produces custom metal belt conveyors for new and existing conveyor...

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Portable Solutions Group to expand in Kentucky

September 22, 2016

Portable Solutions Group Inc. (PSG), Worthington, Ky., has announced plans to add a facility in Wurtland, Ky. The new location has more than 50,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing floor space, which is more than double the company’s current manufacturing footprint. PSG provides turnkey ISO shipping...

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Prab expands manufacturing operations in Michigan

September 1, 2016

Prab Inc., a manufacturer of equipment and systems for processing metal scrap and spent fluids and treating oily wastewater for recycle and reuse, has announced plans to expand its manufacturing campus in Kalamazoo, Mich. The company has purchased existing manufacturing space and warehouse...

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Daifuku North America moves headquarters to new location in Michigan

August 18, 2016

Material handling equipment provider Daifuku North America Holding Co. has announced plans to move its headquarters from Farmington Hills, Mich., to Novi, Mich., in Q3 2017. The new building is four miles from the current headquarters. The 76,889-sq.-ft. facility, housing more than 300...

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