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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Exodus to grow in response to distribution alliance with Caterpillar

January 30, 2012

Exodus Machines has announced plans to expand its material handling machine manufacturing operations in Superior, Wis. The announcement comes after Exodus formed an alliance with Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., to sell the machines exclusively through the Caterpillar distribution network. Exodus...

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Eriez celebrates 70 years in business

January 23, 2012

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., a manufacturer of magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, X-ray, materials feeding, screening, conveying, and controlling equipment, is marking its 70th year in business in 2012. The company states that it plans to observe the anniversary throughout the year by striving...

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Nissan Forklift establishes e-commerce portal

January 17, 2012

Nissan Forklift Corp. has launched NFCdirect.com, an online portal for its dealers and other partners. The system allows users to make complete orders from their own spreadsheets by uploading an Excel® file instead of individually ordering each item needed. It also offers one-click reordering. The...

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Bystronic names western Canada representative

January 9, 2012

Bystronic Inc., Elgin, Ill., has named Akhurst Machinery Co. as its distributor in western Canada, providing local sales and technical support. Bystronic is a manufacturer of press brakes, precision lasers, waterjet machinery, and automation and material handling systems....

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Eriez founder inducted into Erie Hall of Fame

December 20, 2011

Orange Fowler (O.F.) Merwin, founder of Eriez®, Erie, Pa., is a 2011 inductee into the Erie Hall of Fame. Erie's WQLN-TV started the Hall of Fame in 2007 to recognize the accomplishments of people who made global contributions while living or working in the Erie region. The 2011 class brings the...

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Cincinnati Incorporated adds senior sales engineer in Texas

December 6, 2011

Cincinnati Incorporated has announced the addition of Kent Dixon as a senior sales engineer for Texas. He has more than 10 years of engineering experience, including design, manufacturing, and project management, and 13 years of capital equipment sales experience to Cincinnati. In this position,...

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MHIA names new CEO

October 7, 2011

George W. Prest has been named CEO of Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA), Charlotte, N.C. He succeeds John Nofsinger, who will retire on Dec. 31. Prest has more than 30 years of experience in managing and owning material handling manufacturing companies. He has been recognized for his...

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Eriez marks 40th anniversary with Mexico affiliate

October 7, 2011

Eriez Equipos Magneticos S.A. (EEMSA) celebrates this October its 40th anniversary as an Eriez® affiliate. The 20,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing plant in Queretaro, Mexico, produces the company's magnetic, vibratory, and inspection equipment under the same quality and design specifications as Eriez...

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Bunting Magnetics adds to manufacturing team

September 8, 2011

Bunting® Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., has announced the addition of three new design engineers within its technical services department. Matthew Mason, Cory Dreiling, and Brandon Bousquet, all recent graduates of Wichita State University (WSU), will initially concentrate on the material handling...

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Eriez to move service center

August 29, 2011

Eriez® will move its 5-Star Service® Center to a newly purchased 114,000-sq.-ft. building in Erie, Pa., about 15 miles from the company's world headquarters. Previously located in a rented facility in Lake City, Pa., the center repairs and services customers’ magnetic, vibratory, and...

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Toyota Industrial Equipment receives National Safety Council award

July 18, 2011

Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. Inc. (TIEM), Irvine, Calif., has been awarded the Occupational Excellence Achievement Award from the National Safety Council. The award is given to companies that have a lost-time injury rate of less than 50 percent of companies in the same business classification....

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Bunting Magnetics names new CFO - TheFabricator.com

Bunting Magnetics names new CFO

July 18, 2011

Bunting® Magnetics Co., a manufacturer of magnetic assemblies and equipment in Newton, Kan., has hired Jana L. Davis as its new CFO. She is responsible for all the financial operations for the company and its wholly owned subsidiary Magnet Applications Group Ltd. (MAGL). Davis has more than...

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Eriez announces staff promotion

July 11, 2011

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has announced the promotion of Dave Heubel to the newly created position of director-North American sales. This promotion follows the company's announcement that it is combining its U.S. and Canadian sales organizations into a consolidated North American sales team. Most...

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Serapid hires engineering, manufacturing staff

July 11, 2011

p>Serapid Inc., a provider of lift and push/pull systems in Sterling Heights, Mich., hired three new employees for positions in engineering and manufacturing. Devin Badaczewski is a designer in the engineering department. He will complete his mechanical engineering degree at Kettering...

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Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. names new president

June 27, 2011

Toyota has announced that Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. Inc. (TIEM), Irvine, Calif., has named a new president. Toshiya Yamagishi is now president of TIEM, as well as president of Toyota Industries North America Inc.; vice chairman of Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA) of Columbus,...

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