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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Terex Material Handling to install Demag cranes at Airbus facility

June 27, 2014

Terex Material Handling, part of Terex Corp. in Westport, Conn., has been awarded a contract by Airbus to supply Demag crane installations for its new assembly facility in Mobile, Ala. The company will deliver 10 process cranes for the final assembly of the A320 family aircraft in three...

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K-Tec appoints key account managers

June 4, 2014

K-Tec, a designer and manufacturer of industrial carts, cart lifts, and conveyor systems in Wickliffe, Ohio, has appointed Leslie Harris and Josh Bartholomew to the positions of key account managers. Harris and Bartholomew will work with FORTUNE 500® companies to incorporate lean material flow...

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UniCarriers Americas expands part program to service nearly all OEM forklift specs

May 26, 2014

UniCarriers Americas Corp., Marengo, Ill., has expanded its DURA-LIFT® parts program with aftermarket parts to service nearly every lift truck brand in operation. UniCarriers-affiliated dealers now can purchase service parts for nearly all forklift makes that offer specifications that are...

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Bunting Magnetics names supply chain manager

May 22, 2014

Bunting Magnetics Co., a producer of precision magnetic products for the worldwide food, recycling, printing, automobile, plastics, and electronics industries, has named Jeffrey "Scott" Smith as supply chain manager at its Newton, Kan., headquarters. Smith is responsible for global sourcing and...

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Jervis B. Webb recognizes top distributors

May 9, 2014

Material handling technology provider Jervis B. Webb Co., Farmington Hills, Mich., a subsidiary of Daifuku Webb Holding Co., has recognized its top 10 conveyor chain distributors based on sales in 2013: Therma-Tron-X Inc., Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Phoenix Installation and Management Co. Inc.,...

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Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental operator wins Engineer of the Year Award

May 8, 2014

Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental Inc., Milwaukee, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, has announced that Ken Mulryan, operator, has been appointed Engineer of the Year by the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 139, District D. The award is given annually to exemplary members...

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Magnet Applications launches redesigned website

May 6, 2014

Magnet Applications, a subsidiary of Bunting® Magnetics Co. in DuBois, Pa., has redesigned its website at www.magnetapplications.com. The site contains detailed design data and practical information about how magnets can be used in automotive, medical, oil and gas, and motor/generator...

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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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