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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Eriez names director—Erie Operations

March 31, 2015

Separation technology provider Eriez® has announced the promotion of Tim Gland to director—Erie Operations. He is responsible for all manufacturing operations at the company’s Erie, Pa., headquarters and Asbury Road plants. He oversees the facilities’ production control, purchasing,...

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Eriez appoints executive VP of global strategy and development

March 27, 2015

Separation technology provider Eriez® has appointed Lukas Guenthardt as executive vice president of global strategy and development. In this position, Guenthardt is responsible for developing and implementing business operations systems that strengthen the company’s drive toward a more...

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Eriez appoints executive VP-global technology

March 25, 2015

Eriez® has announced the promotion of Mike Mankosa to executive vice president-global technology. He joined the company in 1997 as technical director in the Erie-Division research and development lab and served as vice president of operations since 2004. Mankosa’s responsibilities include...

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Chet Giermak, former president/CEO of Eriez, dies

March 19, 2015

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has announced that Chet Giermak, who served as the company’s president and CEO from 1971 to 2003, died on March 16. During his 33-year tenure as president/CEO, Giermak introduced a variety of improvement programs at the company, including first-aid instruction, blueprint...

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Evana Automation ships robotic material handling system to medical device manufacturer

March 16, 2015

Evansville, Ind.-based Evana Automation Specialists, a systems integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems, has shipped a robotic material handling system to a medical device manufacturer. The system transports wire-shaping fixtures to one of several heat-treat furnaces, a...

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Electronic telescoping lifter handles loads to 2,200 lbs.

March 16, 2015

EMH offers VL lift, a rigid, electronic telescoping lifter that works with its AL-System cranes to handle loads up to 2,200 lbs. The cranes, which feature lightweight aluminum track profiles, can be configured to suit almost any application. They are free-moving and require no movement at right...

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Bunting Magnetics adds sales office in Kansas

March 12, 2015

Newton, Kan.-based Bunting® Magnetics Co., a producer of magnetic products for the automobile and electronics industries, has opened a regional sales office in Overland Park, Kan. The new location serves as a hub for domestic sales activities that span seven states. It also accommodates sales...

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Intelligrated appoints sales manager for southern regional sales and operations

March 11, 2015

Intelligrated®, an Atlanta-based automated material handling systems provider, has promoted Tracy Perdue to the position of sales manager for its southern regional sales and operations, serving companies in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee....

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Magline appoints VP of marketing

March 10, 2015

Magline Inc., Standish, Mich., a manufacturer of Magliner® aluminum material handling equipment, has announced the promotion of Andrea Horner to vice president of marketing. Horner joined the company in 1992. Her responsibilities have supported all facets of marketing both domestically and...

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Eriez names manager-process engineering

March 6, 2015

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., a provider of magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, materials feeding, screening, conveying, and controlling equipment, has promoted Xinkai Jiang, PhD, to the new position of manager-process engineering. Jiang joined the company 10 years ago as a research engineer...

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Handling structural steel, one truckload at a time

March 5, 2015

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For structural fabrication-and-construction companies, efficiency in logistics is vital. A typical column, beam, truss or joist is handled three times—first to a storage yard, then to a staging area, and finally to the semitrailer. However, this isn’t the only way to do it. Reinicke Athens Inc. recently invested in a straddle carrier from Combilift Ltd. Instead of moving one part at a time, the truck lifts and moves an entire load a time, cutting its trailer-loading time from up to 8 man-hours to as little as 30 minutes.

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UniCarriers Americas acquires Capital Equipment & Handling

March 4, 2015

UniCarriers Americas Corp., Marengo, Ill., a manufacturer of material handling equipment, has acquired Capital Equipment & Handling Inc., Hartland, Wis. Capital Equipment & Handling serves southern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with material handling and floor-maintenance...

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Wisconsin Lift Truck awarded fourth consecutive MHEDA MVP status

March 4, 2015

Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp., Brookfield, Wis., has been awarded Most Valuable Partner (MVP) status for 2015 in a program from the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). To earn the status, a company must be committed to excellence in industry relations, customer relations and...

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Bunting Magnetics names salesman of the year

March 3, 2015

Bunting® Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., producer of precision magnetic products, has named Jason Cohen as salesman of the year for 2014. He is responsible for sales of the company’s standard products in Texas and Oklahoma. Director of Sales Rod Henricks commented. "The Bunting salesperson of...

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Separation technologies brochure updated

February 27, 2015

Eriez® has announced the release of its newly updated “Equipment for the Metalworking Industry” brochure. The six-page piece showcases the company’s magnetic separation, fluid filtration and recycling, and material handling equipment. The coolant recycling and filtration section covers...

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