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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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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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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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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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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