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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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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Eriez introduces metalworking demonstration and training vehicle

October 17, 2014

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has introduced the Orange University® metalworking demonstration and training vehicle, a 32-ft. Peterbilt diesel rig with a 24-ft. equipment showroom. The truck will travel throughout North America, delivering hands-on training and education to customers and distributors. The...

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Intelligrated appoints new executive VP/GM for software group

October 16, 2014

Cincinnati-based Intelligrated®, a North American-based automated material handling systems provider, has appointed Kevin Roach as executive vice president and general manager of its software group. Based in Atlanta, Roach works with senior management to grow the company’s fulfillment...

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Bunting Magnetics names Latin American sales manager

October 13, 2014

Newton, Kan.-based Bunting® Magnetics Co., a producer of precision magnetic products, has named Mauricio Mendizabal as international sales manager for Latin America. He joined the company in early 2014 as food industry territory manager, serving customers in the powder and bulk, feed and...

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UniCarriers Americas names director of product development

September 26, 2014

Material handling equipment manufacturer UniCarriers Americas Corp., Marengo, Ill., has hired Wayne Seaman as director of product development. He is responsible for new-product development, current-product support, and engineering special orders, as well as engineering testing and administration....

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Bunting Magnetics names general manager of Magnet Materials Division

September 17, 2014

Bunting® Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., a producer of precision magnetic products for automobile, electronics, and recycling industries, has named Alicia Wieder as general manager of its Magnet Materials Division in Elk Grove Village, Ill. Wieder is responsible for distributing the company’s...

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American Crane & Equipment appoints executive VP

September 10, 2014

American Crane & Equipment Corp., a Douglassville, Pa.-based manufacturer of overhead electric cranes and hoists, has promoted Karen Norheim to executive vice president. She joined the company in 2002 and has served as vice president of marketing and information technology for the past six years....

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UniCarriers Americas announces 2013 award winners

September 5, 2014

UniCarriers Americas Corp., Marengo, Ill., has announced the winners of its Nissan Forklift Nine, Dealer Excellence Awards and its President’s Award. The Nissan Forklift Nine, Dealer of Excellence Award for fiscal year 2013, which ended March 31, 2014, recognizes the top nine Nissan Forklift...

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