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Thursday March 23, 2017
Raymond welder awarded gold medal in inaugural Toyota skills competition
Thursday March 23, 2017
The Raymond Corporation was represented by Raymond welder Mark Hartwig at the inaugural Toyota Material Handling Group (TMHG) Skills Competition in Takahama, Japan, on March 16, 2017. To showcase their skill sets, participants had to weld a steel ...
Honeywell Safety & Productivity Solutions announces new vp of sales
Thursday March 23, 2017
Dave Lowe has joined Honeywell in March 2017 as the vice president of sales for U.S. and Canada for the company’s Productivity Products business. Dave joins Honeywell from Samsung where he spent the last six years most recently as the vice president ...
Yale robotic lift truck honored for innovation 
Thursday March 23, 2017
As supply chain operations are pressured with increasingly rigorous fulfillment requirements and problems with labor availability and turnover, they need solutions capable of delivering productivity, dependability and reduced total cost of operations. ...
Wednesday March 22, 2017
OTTO Motors named a company to watch in 2017 
Wednesday March 22, 2017
Robotics Business Review (RBR) has unveiled its sixth annual RBR50 list, naming OTTO™  Motors  as one of the most noteworthy companies in the global robotics industry for 2017.  The global robotics industry is more competitive ...
Monday March 20, 2017
Superior Tire & Rubber hires new EHS manager
Monday March 20, 2017
Henri LeMeur Jr., President & CEO of Superior Tire & Rubber Corporation announced the hiring of Gregory Latimer as Environmental Health & Safety Manager.  Mr. Latimer will be tasked with providing the safest possible work environment ...
Yale celebrated 2016 GOOD DESIGN award 
Monday March 20, 2017
Yale Materials Handling Corporation is honored to accept a 2016 GOOD DESIGN award for the MPB045VG walkie pallet truck with lithium-ion battery, announced at the GOOD DESIGN gala in New York. Since its inception in 1950, the GOOD DESIGN awards remain ...
Friday March 17, 2017
Newest design awards lift Crown Equipment to historic achievement
Friday March 17, 2017
Crown Equipment Corporation has now earned more than 100 international industrial design awards for its forklifts since 1965. “The 100-award milestone is humbling,” said Mike Gallagher, vice president of design, Crown Equipment. “We ...
Tuesday March 14, 2017
Seegrid announces new chief financial officer
Tuesday March 14, 2017
Seegrid , provider of vision guided autonomous vehicles for materials handling, announced it has appointed Steven Barto as the company’s chief financial officer. Barto has proven expertise in managing rapid expansion as an executive ...
Intelligrated’s Matt Wicks elected to Robotic Industries Association board of directors 
Tuesday March 14, 2017
Intelligrated , a North American-based automated material handling solutions provider, announces the election of Matt Wicks, vice president, product development, manufacturing systems, to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) board of directors. ...
Monday March 13, 2017
Parker Hannifin celebrates 100 years
Monday March 13, 2017
Parker Hannifin Corporation , the global provider of motion and control technologies, is celebrating the 100 th anniversary of its founding on March 13, 1917. “This year we honor the past and the great achievements that have come before ...
Friday March 10, 2017
Dematic announces organizational enhancements with integration of Retrotech
Friday March 10, 2017
Following the acquisition by the KION Group on 1 November 2016, Dematic ,  supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announced the plans for integrating Retrotech, Inc. into its organization. ...
Thursday March 9, 2017
Westfalia Technologies celebrates 25 years
Thursday March 9, 2017
Westfalia Technologies, Inc. (Westfalia),  provider of logistics solutions for manufacturers and distributors, announces the celebration of its 25th anniversary. Founded in 1992, Westfalia introduced its European-designed line of automated storage ...
RM2 wins first place for IoT Award for Innovation
Thursday March 9, 2017
RM2 International , the vertically-integrated pallet innovator, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded first place for LTE-M (Long Term Evolution – Machines) innovation at the GSMA Global Mobile IoT Summit, part of the GSMA Mobile World ...
Wednesday March 8, 2017
UniCarriers Americas announces new local supplier
Wednesday March 8, 2017
UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) announced that one of its suppliers has invested in the UCA relationship by opening operations at the UCA Marengo headquarters. DAVCO Fastener Company supplies hardware and aftermarket parts. They are the third ...
Associated announces new CEO & president
Wednesday March 8, 2017
Tim Combs has been appointed as president and CEO of Associated , provider of integrated supply chain solutions. This appointment is a welcome return for Combs, as he served as the Company’s General Manager from 2009 to 2010. Combs brings 35 ...
Stärke announces Stärke Kids and Communities charity initiative
Wednesday March 8, 2017
Stärke Material Handling Group, in cooperation with its independent dealership network, began giving back to communities throughout North America with a new charitable initiative known as Stärke Kids and Communities. The initiative aims to ...
iWAREHOUSE® recognized as Manufacturing Leadership Awards 2017 winner
Wednesday March 8, 2017
The Raymond Corporation  announced iWAREHOUSE has been acknowledged as a Manufacturing Leadership Awards winner for its outstanding achievement in New Smart Product Leadership. The winning product, iWAREHOUSE, is a fleet management and telematics ...
Crown Equipment opens new, larger sales and service location in Indiana
Wednesday March 8, 2017
Crown Equipment Corporation , one of the world’s largest material handling companies, announced the opening of a new sales and service location in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The facility will help the company meet growing customer needs in Northeast ...
Coridian Technologies announces new vp of sales and marketing
Wednesday March 8, 2017
Coridian Technologies announces the appointment of Pat Geraghty to the position of vice president of sales and marketing.  Mr. Geraghty brings more than 25 years of experience working in sales and marketing management for barcoding and labeling ...
Dorner appoints new territory manager
Wednesday March 8, 2017
Mike Herrick has been appointed as territory manager for Dorner Mfg. Corp. covering Western Pennsylvania, Southern Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. In this newly created sales position with Dorner, Herrick will be working with sales channel partners ...
Thursday March 2, 2017
New trade deal will make the USA a safer place
Thursday March 2, 2017
SumoGlove International Ltd (Sumo) – the UK-based producer of forklift safety equipment – has announced the appointment of BWS Industrial Services Inc (BWS ISI) as its distribution partner for the East Coast of the USA. BWS ISI will be ...
Wednesday March 1, 2017
Columbus McKinnon names new chief executive officer
Wednesday March 1, 2017
Columbus McKinnon Corporation , designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, technologies and services, announced that its board of directors has appointed Mark D. Morelli as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, ...
Universal Lighting Technologies celebrates 70 years in business
Wednesday March 1, 2017
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., provider of commercial lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, this year celebrates its 70th anniversary in the industry. In 1947, the company was founded as Universal Manufacturing Company and became ...
Tuesday February 28, 2017
EnerSys® receives MHEDA MVS award for the second consecutive year
Tuesday February 28, 2017
EnerSys® ,  global provider of stored energy solutions for industrial applications, has received the 2017 Most Valuable Supplier (MVS) award from the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). This marks the second year ...
Monday February 27, 2017
NAWL opens new 100SF facility in South Carolina
Monday February 27, 2017
North American Wholesale Logistics (NAWL) is expanding and excited to announce the opening of a new facility in Summerville, SC. This new location features one-hundred thousand square feet which is the largest of NAWL’s three warehouses in the ...
VanRiet expanding and focusing on United States
Monday February 27, 2017
VanRiet Material Handling Systems , specialist in automatic transport and sorting solutions, is focusing on the American market by opening its own sales office in the US. The market is of interest for the Dutch system integrator due to the growing ...
Friday February 24, 2017
Shoppa's Material Handling hires industry veteran to lead sales department
Friday February 24, 2017
  Shoppa’s Material Handling , the Toyota Industrial Equipment distributor throughout Dallas-Fort Worth, North Texas and Kansas City, Missouri, announced that Scott Carlin has joined the company to lead its expanding sales department. ...
Thursday February 23, 2017
NEW undergraduate scholarship program launched by the IBTTA
Thursday February 23, 2017
NEW scholarship program has been launched by the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA)  for current undergraduate students pursuing a degree in engineering; urban and rural planning; construction management; public policy/public ...
Wednesday February 22, 2017
ADSI recognized as 2017 FedEx Compatible Solutions Provider of the Year
Wednesday February 22, 2017
ADSI , provider of order fulfillment, dimensioning and shipping software solutions, was awarded top honors as the Provider of the Year at the FedEx Compatible Solutions Provider Summit held in Amsterdam on February 20, 2017. As FedEx’s ...
Tuesday February 21, 2017
Associated recognized as 2016 Supply Chain Segment Leader
Tuesday February 21, 2017
 Ferrara Candy Company has named Associated the 2016 Supply Chain Segment Leader at their Supplier Innovation Summit. “We place a high degree of value on our relationship with Ferrara and are humbled to be recognized as the 2016 Supply ...
Friday February 17, 2017
MCFA to break ground on new facility
Friday February 17, 2017
A joint venture of Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America and Jungheinrich will soon break ground on a facility in Conroe Industrial Park, according to Origin Bank. The bank, formerly known as Community Trust Bank, provided financing for the ...
Wednesday February 15, 2017
TVH welcomes new regional business development managers
Wednesday February 15, 2017
TVH in the America’s (TVH), provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industry is proud to welcome Brian Purdy as the new regional business development manager for the Western region ...
Tuesday February 14, 2017
Custom Equipment appoints Schneider as director of sales
Tuesday February 14, 2017
Custom Equipment, Inc. welcomes back Dan Schneider as director of sales. Schneider focuses on continuing the growth and channel development of Hy-Brid Lifts, Custom Equipment’s line of lightweight low-level aerial work platforms. “Dan’s ...
Friday February 10, 2017
TVH is installing a new warehouse automation system
Friday February 10, 2017
TVH in the Americas (TVH),  provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industry is building a new Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS) in their Olathe warehouse. It is designed ...
Thursday February 9, 2017
NAWIC celebrates Women in Construction Week March 5-11
Thursday February 9, 2017
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) will celebrate Women in Construction (WIC) Week March 5-11, 2017. WIC Week is the most important date on the NAWIC calendar. This week helps NAWIC advance its mission to enhance the success ...
Pettibone announces Raffaelli as vp and general manager
Thursday February 9, 2017
Scott Raffaelli has been named the new vice president and general manager of Pettibone/Traverse Lift, LLC , a leading manufacturer of rugged material handling equipment for construction, oil and gas, railroad, and other applications. In his new position, ...
UniCarriers Americas awards scholarships to three students
Thursday February 9, 2017
UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) announced three recipients of the annual UniCarriers Americas Scholarship Program. The scholarship is awarded to legal dependents of UCA employees who display outstanding academic achievement. To be eligible ...
Wednesday February 8, 2017
Universal Lighting Technologies announces new regional sales manager in Canada
Wednesday February 8, 2017
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. , global provider of lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, has announced the addition of Blair MacGillis as the company’s Canadian distribution and OEM regional sales manager for the Quebec and ...
Reddaway named 2016 Western Region LTL Carrier Partner of the Year
Wednesday February 8, 2017
Reddaway , a premier LTL service provider in the western United States and western Canada, has been recognized by Unishippers Global Logistics, LLCwith its 2016 Western Region LTL Carrier Partner of the Year award. "We couldn't be more excited and ...
Tuesday February 7, 2017
CLARK strengthens executive team with promotions
Tuesday February 7, 2017
CLARK Material Handling Company  recently bolstered its executive team with the promotions of Scott Johnson, Dale Guckian and Rick Dahlke. Scott Johnson has been promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing, with overall responsibility ...
Friday February 3, 2017
Sovella becomes Treston Inc.
Friday February 3, 2017
Sovella is now Treston Inc. Treston has been a European leader in workspace design since the late 1960s. In 2011, Sovella Group was acquired by Treston Group and the two companies joined forces. Since then, the North American branch, located in Canton, ...
Thursday February 2, 2017
BLG Logistics, Inc. opens new location in South Carolina
Thursday February 2, 2017
BLG Logistics is pleased to announce the official opening of its South Carolina office. This news comes on the heels of being nominated for the 2016 Supplier of the Year award by the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association. In Q4 of 2016 the ...
Wednesday February 1, 2017
UniCarriers Americas supports Make-A-Wish® Illinois
Wednesday February 1, 2017
UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) and its employees will help grant wishes for local children with life-threatening medical conditions. “As a grassroots organization, support from local businesses like UniCarriers Americas and its employees ...
Interroll welcomes 50th ‘Rolling On Interroll’ partner
Wednesday February 1, 2017
The Interroll Group has just welcomed the 50th partner for its international Rolling On Interroll customer program, which is aimed at system integrators and OEMs in the material handling industry. That partner is REMA TEC GmbH, headquartered ...
Tuesday January 31, 2017
Caterpillar to establish global headquarters in Chicago area
Tuesday January 31, 2017
Caterpillar Inc. announced it will locate a limited group of senior executives and support functions in the Chicago area later this year and reaffirmed the ongoing importance of its presence in Peoria and Central Illinois.  “Caterpillar’s ...
Friday January 27, 2017
MCFA and Jungheinrich® announce ICOTEX joint venture
Friday January 27, 2017
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) , the provider of Jungheinrich® lift trucks and narrow aisle products in the United States, Canada and Mexico, and Jungheinrich® Lift Truck Corp., has announced a joint venture to ...
PMMI and Dorner Manufacturing award packaging education scholarship
Friday January 27, 2017
The PMMI Foundation along with Dorner Manufacturing Corporation  selected University of Wisconsin—Stout student, Ryan Knudtson, as the recipient of this year’s $2,000 Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship. PMMI, The Association ...
Thursday January 26, 2017
UniCarriers Americas adds Rapidparts to strengthen DURA-LIFT® all makes offerings for dealers
Thursday January 26, 2017
UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) strengthened the DURA-LIFT all makes offerings provided to its dealer network by adding Rapidparts as a parts supplier. The addition of Rapidparts as a key supplier to UCA’s DURA-LIFT offering will provide ...
Wednesday January 25, 2017
CubiScan names new president
Wednesday January 25, 2017
As of January 1, 2017, Randy Neilson has been named the president of CubiScan®, a worldwide provider of dimension scanning (data collection) equipment. Neilson will succeed Clark Skeen, who has successfully led the company for 17 years. “Randy ...
Tuesday January 24, 2017
Magnetek named preferred authorized repair center
Tuesday January 24, 2017
Magnetek, Inc., supplier of digital power and motion control systems for the material handling industry, today announced it is partnering with EMG Automation GmbH, Germany, to be the preferred authorized repair center for their ELDRO® and ELHY® ...


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