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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Air Technical Industries marks 50th anniversary

May 2, 2014

Air Technical Industries, a manufacturer of specialty lifting, handling, and ergonomic products in Mentor, Ohio, marks its 50th year in business in 2014. Founded in 1964 by current President Pero Novak, the company offers 2,500 different models of ergonomic products. The firm serves such...

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Caster Concepts acquires Modern Suspension Systems caster line

May 2, 2014

Caster Concepts Inc., Albion, Mich., a manufacturer of heavy-duty industrial casters and wheels, has acquired the assets of Modern Suspension Systems of Rockford, Ill. The tread tray carts and die cast business that has been a part of Modern Suspension Systems remains under the control of MS...

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Vacuworx receives Oklahoma’s Governor's Award for exporting

April 14, 2014

Tulsa, Okla.-based Vacuworx, a manufacturer and distributor of vacuum-lifting technology and material handling equipment, has received the 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting. The award was created to recognize the achievements of small to medium-sized companies that have...

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Bunting Magnetics adds New England sales rep

March 18, 2014

Bunting® Magnetics Co., a producer of precision magnetic products in Newton, Kan., has named Steven Clark as territory manager for standard products. He is responsible for sales in upstate New York, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and...

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Bunting Magnetics adds central U.S. sales rep

March 5, 2014

Bunting® Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., a producer of precision magnetic products for industrial applications, has named Steve Swaney as industrial territory manager for Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Missouri. Swaney is responsible for servicing customers in...

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ALM Materials Handling recognizes Weld Specialty’s distribution/sales achievements

February 17, 2014

ALM Materials Handling, a producer of headstock/tailstock positioner lifts in Streator, Ill., has announced that Weld Specialty Supply Corp. has received its President's Award for the top distributor of 2013 and is the first member of ALM’s Million Dollar Club for sales exceeding $1 million for...

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Güdel Inc. appoints business unit manager for press automation

February 6, 2014

Güdel Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich., the U.S. subsidiary of Switzerland-based Güdel Group, has announced the appointment of Shawn LaMeau as manager of its Metal Sheet Handling business unit. He leads all commercial, business development, and operating functions for the business unit. Before joining...

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Pentalift appoints manufacturing manager

February 5, 2014

Pentalift, Guelph, Ont., a manufacturer of loading dock equipment, lift tables, and positioning equipment, has appointed Rick Rowan as manufacturing manager. Rowan worked for the company from 1993 to 1999, advancing from designer to engineering manager. He then worked at Skyjack for 14 years as...

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Serapid Inc. moves to larger facility in Michigan

January 20, 2014

Serapid Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., has announced plans to move to a larger facility in February. The company has renovated an existing manufacturing building in Macomb County, a community outside of Detroit. It provides an increase in space of 18,000 sq. ft., allowing the company to build a...

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Alex Schlosser, Gregory Massey

Bunting Magnetics adds to sales staff

January 9, 2014

Bunting® Magnetics Co., a producer of precision magnetic products, has named two territory managers for standard products at its Newton, Kan., headquarters. Gregory L. Massey is responsible for sales in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Tennessee. A graduate of the...

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Eriez appoints market manager-heavy industry

November 15, 2013

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has announced the promotion of Bill Dudenhoefer to market manager-heavy industry. In this position he oversees equipment and orders for heavy industries, including aggregates, ceramics, power generation, mining, and utilities. A graduate of The Pennsylvania State University,...

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Jeco Plastic Products celebrates 40th anniversary

November 15, 2013

Jeco Plastic Products, Plainfield, Ind., recently held at open house to mark its 40th year of supplying high-strength precision pallets to pressrooms. At the event, customers, employees, suppliers, business associates, and their families were able to witness the company's products being produced...

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Eriez names product manager-separation

November 7, 2013

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has promoted Eric J. Confer to product manager-separation. His responsibilities include overseeing and handling separation inquiries and orders, product development and improvements, marketing, training, and sales forecasting. Confer joined the company in 2006 as a technical...

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Jeco Plastic Products to hold open house

October 4, 2013

Jeco Plastic Products, celebrating 40 years of supplying pallets to pressrooms, will hold an open house for industry personnel, customers, local officials, employees, and their families on Oct. 24, 2013, from 3 to 7 p.m. at its headquarters in Plainfield, Ind. To register for the open house, visit...

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Hamilton Caster launches new website

October 2, 2013

Hamilton Caster, Hamilton, Ohio, has launched www.cartsandtrailers.com. The website includes product information and specifications to help customers learn about the company’s line of products for the material handling industry. A blog is included that presents stories and case studies of some of...

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