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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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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Michigan Robotics 2015 State Championship to stream live April 11

April 10, 2015

Detroit Public Television will cover the FIRST In Michigan Robotics State Championship with a live web stream of the competition on Saturday, April 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT at, as well as a one-hour broadcast of the event on May 6 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. Hundreds...

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Forklift Simulator wins MHI Best New Innovation Award

April 3, 2015

Forklift Simulator, Mechelen, Belgium, won the MHI Best New Innovation Award at the ProMat 2015 show. The award recognizes outstanding manufacturing and supply chain products. The simulator is used to train forklift operators. Virtual-reality headgear and a realistic driver’s seat allow...

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UniCarriers Americas acquires Nissan Industrial Engine Mfg.

April 2, 2015

UniCarriers Americas Corp. (UCA), Marengo, Ill., a manufacturer of material handling equipment, has acquired all outstanding shares of Nissan Industrial Engine Mfg. Inc. (NIEM). NIEM originally was jointly owned by Nissan Kohki Co. and Nissan Forklift Corp. North America, now UCA. NIEM has been...

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Demag V-type crane earns Red Dot Award

April 2, 2015

Terex MHPS GmbH has announced that its Demag V-type crane has won the 2015 Red Dot Award: Product Design. The international jury made up of designers, design professors, and trade journalists from 25 nations recognized the V-type crane girder for high design quality in the machinery product...

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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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