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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Intelligrated appoints senior sales engineer for southern region

February 13, 2015

Intelligrated®, an Atlanta-based automated material handling system provider, has appointed Parks Stewart as senior sales engineer for its southern regional sales and operations, based in Alpharetta, Ga. In this role, Stewart manages existing accounts, looking for ways to improve efficiency...

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Combilift announces $50 million investment in new manufacturing facility

February 10, 2015

Combilift Ltd., based in Monaghan, Ireland, has announced it will invest $50 million over the next two years in a new manufacturing facility in Ireland, which will create 200 additional jobs over the next five years. Most of the new jobs will be for skilled technicians and design engineers; another...

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Bunting Magnetics names Latin America representative

February 10, 2015

Bunting® Magnetics Co., a producer of precision magnetic products in Newton, Kan., has named Ventura Process Equipment Co. as a representative in Latin America. Based in Georgia with offices in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, and Mexico, the company provides equipment for...

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Kion North America appoints additional dealership territory to Tri-Lift NC

February 9, 2015

Kion North America Corp., Summerville, S.C., has announced the appointment of additional territory to existing full-line Linde authorized dealer Tri-Lift NC Inc. Based in Greensboro, N.C., Tri-Lift NC also operates locations in Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C., and Roanoke, Va. The dealer continues...

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Kion North America names new president/CEO

January 19, 2015

The Kion Group, Summerville, S.C., has announced the appointment of Vincent Halma as president/CEO of Kion North America Corp. He previously served as chief sales officer. Halma succeeds Brian Butler, who left the company to pursue new opportunities. Before moving to Summerville, Halma held the...

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Hawk Technology acquires assets of ALM Materials Handling

January 19, 2015

Hawk Technology Inc., Rock Island, Ill., has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary ALM Positioners Inc. has acquired the assets of ALM Materials Handling LLC. Hawk is a designer and manufacturer of tooling, fixtures, robotics integration systems, vision inspection systems, and customized...

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Eriez Wager Road plant achieves more than 1,000 days without a lost-time accident

January 16, 2015

Employees at Eriez®’s Wager Road facility, located in Erie, Pa., have worked more than 1,000 days, since the plant opening in February 2012, without a lost-time accident. “We integrate safety into every aspect of our day-to-day operations,” said Tina Swanson, HR manager - safety and...

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Applied Robotics hires director of sales and marketing

January 16, 2015

Applied Robotics Inc., a provider of specialized automation end-of-arm tooling and connectivity systems in Glenville, N.Y., has hired Kevin B. Drummond as director of sales and marketing. Drummond has 25 years of experience in sales and marketing, encompassing hands-on technical sales as well as...

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Intelligrated launches redesigned spare parts procurement website

January 9, 2015

Cincinnati-based Intelligrated®, an automated material handling systems provider, has launched a redesigned spare parts procurement website at www.ontimeparts.com. The site offers a new design and improved back-end integration to connect customers with an inventory of more than 75,000 OEM and...

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AGV Solutions enters North American market

January 7, 2015

AGV Solutions, a supplier of AGV systems, has opened in Charlotte, N.C. The company’s products include forklift AGVs, unit-load AGVs, and specialty AGVs to handle loads from light duty in hospital logistics to heavy duty in the steel industry. The firm is a collaboration between AGVE, a...

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Illinois Material Handling acquires Chicago Lift Truck

December 22, 2014

Material handling equipment dealer Illinois Material Handling, Elk Grove Village, Ill., a division of Wolter Group LLC, has acquired Chicago Lift Truck, a family-owned material handling dealership located in Chicago. Much of the staff will assume positions under Illinois Material Handling. Chris...

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UniCarriers Americas announces management changes at NEIT

December 18, 2014

UniCarriers Americas Corp., Marengo, Ill., a manufacturer of material handling equipment, has announced management changes at its factory-owned dealership, New England Industrial Truck Inc. (NEIT), Woburn, Mass., effective Jan. 1, 2015. Tim Haraden has been appointed as general manager. He has...

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Dorner board member inducted into Packaging Hall of Fame

December 3, 2014

Conveyor manufacturer Dorner Mfg., Hartland, Wis., has announced that Bern McPheely, a member of its board of directors, has been inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2014. McPheely began his career in 1975, working as a trade specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce. Two...

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Linde Material Handling North America to change name in 2015

November 17, 2014

Linde Material Handling North America Corp., Summerville, S.C., has announced plans to change its corporate name to Kion North America Corp. in January 2015. The change allows the company to align itself more effectively with its European parent company, The Kion Group. The Kion Group offers...

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EMH appoints operations manager

November 6, 2014

Engineered Material Handling (EMH), Valley City, Ohio, has appointed Jean-Francois (Jeff) Larouche to the position of operations manager for North America and South America, as well as for the company’s international operations. He has been part of the crane industry for more than 17 years,...

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