Materials Handling

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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Dorner appoints industry manager - assembly automation

April 11, 2016

Hartland, Wis.-based Dorner Mfg. Corp. has appointed Clinton Anderson as industry manager – assembly automation. In this position, he is responsible for further developing and growing the company’s Precision Move and 1100 series conveyors and SmartFlex® pallet systems within the automation...

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Caster Connection CEO named Ohio Small Business Person of the Year

April 8, 2016

Caster Connection, a manufacturer and distributor of casters and wheels in Columbus, Ohio, has announced that Sally Hughes, CEO, has been named as the 2016 Ohio Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Each state’s winners have been invited to attend...

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Topper Industrial to launch Topper Tube division

April 4, 2016

Topper Industrial, Sturtevant, Wis., has announced plans to launch a new division called Topper Tube in Q3 2016. The company will add gravity flow racks and tubular workstations to its line of material handling products. The firm also manufactures industrial carts, containers, delivery systems,...

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Daifuku warehouse automation technology selected for Michigan robotics training center

April 4, 2016

Wynright Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Co. in Elk Grove Village, Ill., and a provider of material handling systems, has announced that it and its sister company Jervis B. Webb have received a contract to provide automated warehouse technology for a technical...

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Custom-built, motorized cart moves 5 tons of material

April 1, 2016

Conceptual Innovations, a subsidiary of Caster Concepts, has developed a customized, motorized industrial cart that alleviates the amount of force required to maneuver. The Drive Cart can be designed to move up to 5 tons of material. The control panel features simple forward and reverse...

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UniCarriers Americas expands Mid-Atlantic sales team

March 31, 2016

UniCarriers Americas Corp. has hired Robert Smith as regional sales manager for the Mid-Atlantic region. His responsibilities include overseeing, motivating, and assisting dealers as they promote the company’s material handling products in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland,...

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Industrial Motion Technologies Inc. wins Eriez Merwin Sales Award for third time

March 31, 2016

Industrial Motion Technologies Inc. (IMT), West Des Moine, Iowa, has received the 2015 Eriez® Merwin Sales Award. This is the third time IMT earned this award, which Erie, Pa.-based Eriez presents annually to honor the U.S. field sales office that provided exceptional sales performance and...

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Bluff Mfg. adds two sales managers

March 29, 2016

Bluff Mfg., Fort Worth, Texas, a provider of material handling and warehouse safety equipment to companies throughout the U.S., Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean, and South America, has added two sales managers. Based in Texas, Joe Howeth will serve as regional sales manager - South and West. He...

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Motor-powered caster moves loads up to 6,000 lbs.

March 29, 2016

Caster Concepts Inc. has introduced what it says is the first motorized industrial caster. The Drive Caster™ integrates an electric motor with an industrial caster to create a single unit that can be added to carts and racks. With a mere flip of a switch, operators can engage the ¼- or...

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Illinois Material Handling appoints VP/GM of Bolingbrook facility

March 28, 2016

Illinois Material Handling, a member of Wolter Group LLC, has announced the appointment of Pat Ryan as vice president/general manager of its Bolingbrook, Ill., facility. Ryan’s career includes 32 years in customer service/account management and 24 years of material handling experience. He...

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Software enables proactive management of material handling equipment maintenance

March 24, 2016

Intelligrated® offers computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) designed for material handling systems. Intelligrated Reliability Intelligence Solution (IRIS) software collects and analyzes system data to help plan and execute a preventive life cycle maintenance program. The...

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Walkie pallet trucks deliver capacity of 4,500 lbs.

March 16, 2016

UniCarriers Americas Corp. has released the WLX series of 4,500-lb.-capacity walkie pallet trucks. Features include a compact frame, high/low speed selection switches, ergonomically designed tiller handle, AC motor, and 24-V electrical...

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Ergotech to relocate to Florida, change company name

March 16, 2016

Ergotech Inc., Danbury, Conn., has announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to Sarasota, Fla., where the company opened a new manufacturing facility in the past year. The firm will begin operating under a new corporate name—Ergotronix Inc.—effective April 1, 2016. The firm is...

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Product development drives growth at Illinois metal fabricator

March 16, 2016

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The Great Recession nearly killed J-tec Industries, a cart manufacturer in East Peoria, Ill. But the company pulled through and, thanks to its product development efforts, is now experiencing record growth. During the past two years, its workforce has doubled in size.

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Hy-Tek Material Handling acquires two Ohio companies

March 10, 2016

Hy-Tek Material Handling Inc., Columbus, Ohio, a provider of material handling systems for manufacturing, automotive, electronics, and distribution, has acquired Gems Conveyor Installation Inc. and Applied Handling Equipment Co. (AHECO). Based in Cleves, Ohio, Gems is an installer of welded...

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