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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J-tec to open third facility

August 5, 2015

J-tec Industries Inc., a custom manufacturer of material handling racks, carts, and tugger systems, will mark its 10-year anniversary with the grand opening of a third manufacturing facility in East Peoria, Ill. The 82,000-sq.-ft. facility, to be opened at the end of September 2015, raises the...

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MHI, Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift to acquire UniCarriers Corp.

August 3, 2015

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) and Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Co. Ltd. are jointly acquiring 100 percent ownership of Marengo, Ill.-based UniCarriers Corp., a provider of material handling equipment with seven facilities across Wisconsin and New...

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Dorner breaks ground on facility expansion

July 24, 2015

Dorner Mfg. Corp. has broken ground on a 25,000-sq.-ft. facility expansion in Hartland, Wis. The expansion was necessitated by years of sustained growth of its low-profile belt conveyor systems and support services. It the past 18 months, the company has added about 65 new employees and added a...

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Bunting Magnetics names marketing director

July 13, 2015

Bunting® Magnetics Co., a manufacturer of magnetic separation, metal detection, and material handling equipment based in Newton, Kan., has named Paul Hansen as director of marketing. In this role, he is responsible for the global presence of the company and its subsidiaries Bunting Magnetics...

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NACCO Materials Handling Group announces dealer network restructuring

June 18, 2015

NACCO Materials Handling Group Inc. (NMHG), Cleveland, has announced that pending the completion of proposed transactions among Gregory Poole Equipment Co., Dougherty Equipment Co. Inc., LiftOne LLC, VBS Inc. Material Handling Equipment, and Briggs Equipment Inc. and execution of dealer agreements,...

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Industrial Magnetics expands Michigan manufacturing center

June 16, 2015

Industrial Magnetics Inc., a manufacturer of magnetic products for holding, lifting, fixturing, conveying, material handling, and magnetic separation applications, is adding 16,000 sq. ft. to its manufacturing center in Boyne City, Mich. The new space will house a variety of workcells, a...

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Modulift, IMES form new company

June 16, 2015

Modulift, a supplier of spreader beams, lifting beams, and other below-the-hook equipment, has combined with engineering consultancy and inspection specialist IMES (Inspection Monitoring Engineering Solutions) to form Lift Management Services (LMS). Modulift designs and supplies the lifting...

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Intelligrated names sales manager

June 4, 2015

Intelligrated®, an automated material handling systems provider, has promoted Bruce Sudler to the position of sales manager for its Midwest regional sales and operations based in Woodridge, Ill. Sudler joined the company in 2011 as a senior sales engineer. He has 23 years of material handling...

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Yale presents 2014 Dealer of Excellence Award

May 15, 2015

Lift truck manufacturer Yale Materials Handling Corp., Greenville, N.C., has recognized its top-performing dealers with the 2014 Dealer of Excellence Award. To receive the award, dealers must meet rigorous business practice standards and performance criteria, including superior customer...

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Intelligrated appoints VP of software sales

May 14, 2015

Cincinnati-based Intelligrated®, a provider of automated material handling systems, has appointed Russ Mellott to the position of vice president, software sales. In this role, he leads sales of the company’s warehouse execution systems, labor management software, and order picking technologies....

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Yale Materials Handling opens Experience Center in North Carolina

May 12, 2015

Yale Materials Handling Corp. has announced the grand opening of its Experience Center in Charlotte, N.C. The facility is designed to help customers, dealers, and employees to learn more about the company’s history, industry leadership, and products while experiencing Yale® lift trucks in...

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Bunting Magnetics adds southern sales representative

May 4, 2015

Bunting® Magnetics Co., a producer of precision magnetic products based in Newton, Kan., has named Harrison Rogers as southern territory manager for standard products, with sales responsibilities for Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Rogers has specific experience in...

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Konecranes Machine Tool Service adds laser metrology equipment

May 1, 2015

Konecranes Machine Tool Service, Springfield, Ohio, has acquired $300,000 in new machine tool metrology equipment from Automated Precision Inc. to advance its ability to serve the aeronautical and aviation industries. The new Rad 50 laser tracker and four new 6-D laser systems enable the company...

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Intelligrated appoints senior VP/general manager for lifecycle support services

April 30, 2015

Cincinnati-based Intelligrated®, a provider of automated material handling systems, has appointed John Sorensen to the position of senior vice president and general manager, lifecycle support services. Sorensen has more than 18 years of experience managing large-scale aftermarket service and...

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UniCarriers Americas expands campus with 120,000-sq.-ft. facility

April 22, 2015

Material handling equipment-maker UniCarriers Americas Corp. has expanded its Marengo, Ill., campus with the addition of a 120,000-sq.-ft. facility, increasing its manufacturing space by 30 percent and the total campus size by 53 percent. The $2 million facility is across the street from the...

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