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Tuesday April 25, 2017
Raymond's Amber Pratt-Lum honored in 5th annual Step Ahead Awards
Tuesday April 25, 2017
The Manufacturing Institute has awarded Amber Pratt-Lum, project administrator supervisor of total process reliability (TPR) at The Raymond Corporation , with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award. ...
Monday April 24, 2017
Swift Industrial Power announces new Jacksonville territory manager
Monday April 24, 2017
Swift Industrial Power announced the promotion of Brent Behrens to territory manager for the north Florida area. According to Chris Jourdan, Swift Industrial Power General Manager, Behrens will be managing dealer relationships and working alongside ...
Friday April 21, 2017
Camso Manufacturing plans expansion
Friday April 21, 2017
Camso Manufacturing USA plans to relocate to a new, 240,000-square-foot facility in Peosta as part of a $6.37 million expansion project that will add 40 jobs, according to company officials. The expansion is contingent on tax incentives and financial ...
Thursday April 20, 2017
Nercon expands sales team
Thursday April 20, 2017
Nercon , a manufacturer of custom and modular conveying systems, announces the hiring of sales managers for both the Northeast and Southeast U.S. regions.   Mike Sherwood will be based out of Lancaster, PA and cover the Northeast Region. His ...
KION North America Corporation honors top dealers
Thursday April 20, 2017
KION North America Corporation awarded their top dealers based on 2016 performance at an exclusive, private event held at Harry Caray's in Chicago on Apr. 5. The top honor, the President's Award, was awarded to Ameco Services S. De R. L. De C. ...
KION and Illinois Material Handling host product showcase and test drive experience
Thursday April 20, 2017
KION North America and Illinois Material Handling joined together to offer a unique driving experience held at Illinois Material Handling's Bolingbrook location on Apr. 6. The event marked the conclusion of KION NA's product launch at ProMat-the largest ...
Yale recognized for innovative power solutions with SDCE Green Supply Chain Award
Thursday April 20, 2017
This weekend, one billion people in 192 countries will celebrate the 47th annual Earth Day, raising awareness for environmental protection and promoting green practices. Yale Materials Handling Corporation takes a leading role helping operations achieve ...
Toyota plans facility expansion at Columbus Campus to improve logistics
Thursday April 20, 2017
Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing plans to expand facilities at its North American corporate headquarters in Columbus, Indiana. Construction on the existing facility, which currently has over one million square feet under roof, will begin ...
Monday April 17, 2017
Two DMW&H executives named MHI Outstanding Young Professional Finalists
Monday April 17, 2017
DMW&H , a full-service material handling solutions provider, announces that two team members were named as Outstanding Young Professional Finalists in the Material Handling Institute (MHI) Young Professional Network Awards. The Outstanding Young ...
Tuesday April 11, 2017
Sunbelt Industrial Trucks announces the sale of its Houston operations
Tuesday April 11, 2017
Sunbelt Industrial Trucks of Dallas, TX announces the sale of its Houston operations to Miner Material Handling. The sale was closed on the 23rd of March. Miner acquired Dallas based CE-DFW Warehouse Solutions in April 2016. CE-DFW is an authorized ...
International shrink wrap supplier Dr. Shrink, Inc. celebrates 25 years in business
Tuesday April 11, 2017
Dedication to its customers, excellent customer service, and willingness to provide experienced advice on the proper way to shrink wrap are just a few of the reasons Dr. Shrink, Inc . has been in business so long. The company celebrates 25 years of ...
Thursday April 6, 2017
AMETEK Prestolite Power brings together key players of motive power leaders
Thursday April 6, 2017
As the material handling industry gathers in Chicago for the ProMat 2017 show, AMETEK Prestolite Power , supplier of industrial battery chargers and fleet management solutions, brought together 400 of the frontrunners in the lift truck and battery ...
Innovative Yale robotic lift truck wins Gold Product of the Year award 
Thursday April 6, 2017
Some of the best and brightest in manufacturing and engineering attended the Engineering Awards in Manufacturing ceremony on April 3. The Yale ® MPE080VG end rider Driven by Balyo emerged a winner, taking home the gold Plant Engineering Product ...
Tuesday April 4, 2017
Swift Industrial Power introduces new brand identity
Tuesday April 4, 2017
Swift Industrial Power , a provider of high-quality products and services in the stationary and motive power industries, as well as the wireless services industry, has announced the development of a new logo and plans for an updated website. “As ...
Monday April 3, 2017
A123 Systems to build new headquarters complex in Michigan
Monday April 3, 2017
A123 Systems LLC , a developer and manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion batteries and systems, today announced plans to build a new headquarters complex in Novi, Michigan, representing a $40 million investment in the company’s future. Located ...
Wednesday March 29, 2017
KION North America receives annual safety award
Wednesday March 29, 2017
KION North America was recognized by The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) for outstanding workplace safety accomplishments during 2016. HSE Manager Max Vome received the award at the 2017 South Carolina Safety Summit on March 16 at The ...
Tuesday March 28, 2017
Superior Tire & Rubber Corporation hires new director of engineering
Tuesday March 28, 2017
Henri LeMeur Jr., President & CEO of Superior Tire & Rubber Corporation of Warren, Pennsylvania is pleased to announce that Joseph Peterson, PhD has joined the Engineering & Technical Services Team as Director of Engineering.  Dr. ...
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 ...


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