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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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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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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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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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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Bluff Mfg. hires Northeast regional sales manager

February 23, 2016

Fort Worth, Texas-based Bluff Mfg., a provider of material handling and warehouse safety equipment, has hired Jay Bodnar as its new Northeast regional sales manager, overseeing sales efforts in Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Pennsylvania,...

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UniCarriers Americas expands national accounts team

February 19, 2016

Material handling equipment manufacturer UniCarriers Americas Corp., based in Marengo, Ill., has expanded its national accounts team by hiring Tim Karnitz as senior manager of national accounts, David Brady as national accounts manager, and Sean Beaulieu as national accounts technical specialist....

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Kion North America adds Reliable Forklift Sales to dealer network

February 19, 2016

Summerville, S.C.-based Kion North America Corp., a manufacturer of industrial trucks, has appointed Reliable Forklift Sales, Phoenix, to its dealer network. Reliable Forklift Sales is a full-service equipment dealer offering new and used sales, rental equipment, and allied products....

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Dorner marks 50 years in business

February 2, 2016

Low-profile conveyor manufacturer Dorner Mfg., Hartland, Wis., celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016. The firm was founded Jan. 14, 1966, as a tool and die shop by brothers Wolfgang and Horst Dorner. It transitioned to conveyors in the early 1970s when the Dorners were looking for a conveyor...

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Bluff Mfg. receives industry award

January 22, 2016

Bluff Mfg. has earned the Most Valuable Supplier Award for 2016 from the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). The award recognizes companies that have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees, and their community. In addition to...

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Handling Specialty launches new website

January 14, 2016

Handling Specialty, Grimsby, Ont., has redesigned its website at www.handling.com. The site offers a more streamlined navigation process, an expanded menu, and additional online forms to assist visitors with acquiring parts and services. The site features a detailed list of services, along with...

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Dorner completes facility expansion in Wisconsin

January 12, 2016

Dorner Mfg. Corp. has completed a 25,000-sq.-ft. facility expansion in Hartland, Wis. The new area houses machining equipment that is used in the manufacturing of frames, stands, and other conveyor components, as well as new product development. The company custom-builds conveyors at time of...

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Southworth Products announces expansion in Arkansas

January 11, 2016

Material handling manufacturer Southworth Products, based in Falmouth, Maine, has announced plans to expand its plant in Manila, Ark., the company’s center for North American production. The $935,000 expansion is expected to create 35 jobs. Two new assembly lines will be added, and shipping...

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Dorner appoints Southeast regional sales manager

January 6, 2016

Dorner Mfg. Corp., Hartland, Wis., a manufacturer of conveyors and related equipment, has appointed Lincoln Frazier as Southeast regional sales manager. Frazier brings to the position strong sales and regional management experience from an extensive career in the automation and packaging...

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