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Tuesday January 16, 2018
Twinlode welcomes new director of engineering
Tuesday January 16, 2018
Twinlode Corporation , supplier of high-density storage systems,  announced Angelica Mitranca as director of engineering.  With more than 20-years’ experience in engineering for the material handling industry, Mitranca has joined the ...
Rittal achieves global transparency with JAGGAER’s digital procurement solutions
Tuesday January 16, 2018
JAGGAER , the world’s largest independent spend management company, announced the successful completion of a global digitalization project with Rittal, the world’s leading systems provider for enclosures, power distribution, ...
Three Motion Industries Service Centers become Rexnord Certified
Tuesday January 16, 2018
Motion Industries, Inc. ,  distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, is pleased to announce that its service centers in Charleston, WV; Pensacola, FL; and Salt Lake ...
Monday January 15, 2018
The Manitowoc Company to relocate corporate headquarters to Northwest Milwaukee
Monday January 15, 2018
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. , global manufacturer of cranes and lifting solutions, announced it will relocate its corporate headquarters from Manitowoc, Wisconsin to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Manitowoc will lease approximately ...
Thursday January 11, 2018
Grainger named a 2018 Best Company to Work for Millennials by The Women's Choice Award
Thursday January 11, 2018
Grainger , supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, received recognition from The Women's Choice Award for being a 2018 Best Company to Work for Millennials. The award acknowledges ...
Wednesday January 10, 2018
Caterpillar officially opens HQ in Chicago Suburb
Wednesday January 10, 2018
Caterpillar Inc. is officially calling Deerfied, Illinois its new global headquarters.  The new headquarters building is minutes away from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, is centrally located near major interstates and offers ...
SP appoints new marketing executive
Wednesday January 10, 2018
Straightpoint (SP) has named Phil Roch marketing executive, as the load cell manufacturer looks to leverage his extensive expertise in technical content, videography and events. Roch, who has an entertainment technology degree, brings a wealth ...
Meijer Handling Solutions expands
Wednesday January 10, 2018
Growing to meet demand. Meijer Handling Solutions is nearing completion of a 19,400 sq/ft building expansion which will house additional production space for their growing telescopic KOOI-REACHFORKS® line. This new addition means the Meijer Group ...
Chicago-area warehouse leader receives professional designation
Wednesday January 10, 2018
A Chicago-area logistics executive is the first in the state – and the first woman ever – to earn the logistics industry’s Executive Warehouse Logistics Professional (EWLP) designation. International Warehouse Logistics Association ...
Universal Lighting Technologies adds regional sales manager
Wednesday January 10, 2018
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. has announced the addition of Paul Alger as a regional sales manager covering Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Southern Illinois. Alger has a strong track record of sales success, growing market share, ...
Momentum/ Warehouse Management and Inventory Control Academy holds graduation
Wednesday January 10, 2018
Kalamazoo Valley Community College, in partnership with Western Michigan University and Urban Alliance, will hold a special graduation Thursday, January 11 for the Momentum/ Warehouse Management and Inventory Control Academy graduates. Thirteen ...
Friday January 5, 2018
H&E Equipment Services completes acquisition of CEC
Friday January 5, 2018
H&E Equipment Services , Inc. announced it has completed its acquisition of Contractors Equipment Center (CEC), a non-residential construction focused equipment rental company located in the greater Denver, Colorado area. The acquisition is ...
CLARK vp of sales and marketing elected as chairman of the board of directors for ITA
Friday January 5, 2018
CLARK Material Handling Company (CLARK) announced that Scott Johnson, vice president of sales and marketing, has been elected the new chairman of the board of directors for the Industrial Truck Association (ITA). Scott accepted the gavel ...
Thursday December 21, 2017
Encompass expands West Coast service with new Las Vegas distribution center
Thursday December 21, 2017
Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. ,  provider of Supply Chain Logistics, Parts Distribution, 3PL and 4PL solutions for a diverse range of finished goods and replacement parts, announced plans to open a warehouse and distribution center ...
Tuesday December 19, 2017
Dematic announces opening of new monitoring and response center
Tuesday December 19, 2017
Dematic ,  global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announces the opening of its latest Monitoring and Response Center (MARC) at its engineering facility in Holland, Michigan. ...
Habasit announces new distribution hub in Fresno, Calif.
Tuesday December 19, 2017
Habasit , the world leader in conveying and power transmission solutions, announced  the opening of its new warehouse and distribution hub located in Fresno, California. The facility will offer a wide range of belting products, improving service ...
ALL takes delivery of new Liebherr all-terrain cranes
Tuesday December 19, 2017
The ALL Family of Companies will take delivery next month of two 500 ton Liebherr LTM 1450-8.1 all-terrain cranes. In keeping with ALL’s strategy of working with manufacturers to obtain the newest and best machines, the company ordered these ...
Monday December 18, 2017
Raymond gives back by supporting nonprofit and educations organizations
Monday December 18, 2017
In 2017,  The Raymond Corporation  supported more than 150 nonprofit and educational organizations with monetary contributions, forklift donations and voluntary participation in which Raymond employees gave their time and talents. “At ...
Dick Giromini, Wabash National CEO, to step down in June
President & COO, Brent Yeagy, named as successor
Monday December 18, 2017
Wabash National Corporation , a diversified industrial manufacturer and  producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, announced that Richard J. Giromini, chief executive officer, notified the Company that he will step down ...
Hy-Tek Material Handling appoints integrated systems division manager
Monday December 18, 2017
Hy-Tek Material Handling’s Integrated Systems (IS) Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Talarico as business development manager. Talarico joins Integrated Systems’ nationwide team of experienced engineering, sales, logistics ...
Kinedyne LLC certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
Monday December 18, 2017
Kinedyne LLC  ("Kinedyne"), a business specializing in the design, manufacture and distribution of high-quality cargo securement products to the transportation industry for nearly 50 years, announces national certification as a Women’s Business ...
Cimcorp promotes Bradyn Kelly to customer support manager
Monday December 18, 2017
Cimcorp , a manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire-handling solutions, has promoted Service Supervisor Bradyn Kelly to customer support manager. In his new role, Kelly will oversee all work and services ...
MHEDA names 2018 MVS award winners
Monday December 18, 2017
The MVS , Most Valuable Supplier, is an annual recognition program exclusively for MHEDA’s Supplier member companies. Achieving the award will give your company a tangible method to brand your excellence in the material handling supply chain. ...
SpotSee names new Central and South America general manager
Monday December 18, 2017
SpotSee , a global internet of things (IoT) connectivity platform and parent company to leading supply chain monitoring brands ShockWatch, ShockLog, SpotBot, ShockTrak, WarmMark and OpsWatch, has announced that Roberto Pinheiro is the company’s ...
Friday December 15, 2017
Wabash National Corporation announces group president for Final Mile Products
Friday December 15, 2017
Wabash National Corporation , a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America’s leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, announced the appointment of Mike Pettit as senior vice president and group president, ...
Wednesday December 13, 2017
Kardex Remstar assumes Alternative Handling Technologies sales territory
Wednesday December 13, 2017
Kardex Remstar has recently assumed the sales territory of Alternative Handling Technologies, LLC (AHT) from Mr. Bob Hutson. Over the past 15 years, AHT has grown to the largest Kardex Remstar distributor in North America. We thank Mr. Hutson for ...
TVH employees support breast cancer awareness with fundraiser events 
Wednesday December 13, 2017
TVH in the Americas (TVH), provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industries, recently supported the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. with a T-shirt fundraiser and bake sale ...
Wednesday December 6, 2017
Raymond Handling values trust at 24K gold
Wednesday December 6, 2017
With trust at the forefront of its business, Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation (RHCC), a leading materials handling equipment supplier in Northern California and the Northwest, today announced its ‘Trusted For Generations’ contest ...
H&E relocates to new facility in Sacramento, CA
Wednesday December 6, 2017
H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announced the relocation of its Sacramento branch to its newly-constructed facility at 4800 Straus Drive, Sacramento, CA  95838, phone 916-638-6700. The new branch provides full-service coverage to ...
eTrack Tech named finalist at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin
Wednesday December 6, 2017
eTrack Tech , a new technology startup that is transforming heavy equipment repair and maintenance, was a finalist at the 2017 TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin’s Startup Battlefield Competition. eTrack utilizes Internet of Things-enabled (IoT) ...
TMHNA university research program funds three projects
Wednesday December 6, 2017
Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA) has generated continued interest and responses for the  TMHNA University Research Program  during its second year. This sponsored research program was created to drive the next generation ...
SP names Scotland-based technical sales engineer
Wednesday December 6, 2017
Straightpoint (SP) has recruited load cell expert Kyle Milne from Scotload; he joins as technical sales engineer based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Milne brings a wealth of relevant experience, having joined the lifting industry as an apprentice almost ...
Tuesday December 5, 2017
MHEDA names 2018 Most Valuable Partner Awards
Tuesday December 5, 2017
MHEDA has named the MVP Award for Distributor Member Companies. Good business partners are the key to success. MHEDA's MVP Award provides  a tangible method of demonstrating  company's commitment to business excellence to important ...
Monday December 4, 2017
Chamberlain Group acquires Systems, Inc.
Monday December 4, 2017
Chamberlain Group (CGI), a global leader in access solutions and products, has acquired Systems, Inc. (SI), one of North America's leading dock-leveler manufacturers. "Online retailers are driving growth in the warehouse space and that growth has ...
Grainger celebrates grand opening of its northeast distribution center in New Jersey
Monday December 4, 2017
Grainger , broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, hosted a grand opening to celebrate its new distribution center in Bordentown Township, N.J. The 1.3 million-square-foot facility ...
Crown Equipment helps Northgate Markets achieve lowest injury rate in 11 years
Monday December 4, 2017
Northgate Markets, a chain of supermarkets in Southern California, is reaping the results of its recently fortified safety and compliance efforts at its distribution center in Anaheim. Working with Crown Equipment , the family-owned and -operated business ...
Universal Lighting Technologies hires U.S. Western OEM regional sales manager
Monday December 4, 2017
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. , a global leader in lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, announced Swathi Bhamidipati has been hired as OEM regional sales manager for the Western region of the United States. In her new role, Swathi ...
Wednesday November 29, 2017
Motion Canada's TechCan Services earns two SKF certifications
Wednesday November 29, 2017
Motion Industries, Inc. , a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, is pleased to announce that its Motion Canada TechCan Services in Edmonton, Alberta, has ...
Myers Industries names new group president, distribution
Wednesday November 29, 2017
Myers Industries, Inc. , a diversified industrial manufacturer and distributor of polymer products for industrial, agricultural, automotive, commercial and consumer markets, announced that Chris DuPaul has been appointed as group president, ...
Governor Abbott joins Kubota to announce hurricane relief donation
Wednesday November 29, 2017
Governor Greg Abbott joined officials from Kubota Tractor Corporation , Commissioner John Sharp and local elected leaders in Fulton, Texas to announce a $1 million dollar donation of funds and equipment from Kubota to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort. ...
Monday November 27, 2017
KION Group CFO Thomas Toepfer to join Covestro as of April 1, 2018
Monday November 27, 2017
Dr. Thomas Toepfer, CFO of KION GROUP AG , will be leaving the company on March 31, 2018. He will be joining Covestro AG in Leverkusen, a polymer material manufacturers, in the same role. On Monday, the Supervisory Board of KION GROUP AG ...
RMI earns gold and silver competencies
Monday November 27, 2017
RMI announced that its ADVANTAGE 365, fully integrated mobile friendly solution, has earned both Gold Enterprise Resource Planning and Silver Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competencies. The solution has given their customers the ability to make ...
Tuesday November 21, 2017
Raymond Handling hosts operation Santa supply chain food and toy drive
Tuesday November 21, 2017
Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation (RHCC), a leading materials handling equipment supplier in Northern California and the Northwest, today announced it will be holding its third annual “Operation Santa Supply Chain Food and Toy Drive” ...
Monday November 20, 2017
Hydra-Slide empowers customers through training
Monday November 20, 2017
In an age of technology-driven communication and internet-based learning, Hydra-Slide Ltd. Is taking training back to first principles, offering hands-on instruction on every piece of equipment they design and manufacture. At the forefront of Hydra-Slide’s ...
Friday November 17, 2017
Hy-Tek Material Handling appoints integrated systems director
Friday November 17, 2017
Hy-Tek Material Handling’s Integrated Systems (IS) Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Brent Tymensky as director of solutions development for the company’s Nashville, Tennessee office. Responsible for cultivating systems ...
TVH employees participate in blood drive
Friday November 17, 2017
TVH in the Americas (TVH) , provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industry, hosted their last blood drive of the year. The American Red Cross set a goal of pints for TVH employees to ...
Tuesday November 14, 2017
H&E opens new branch in Lynnwood, WA area
Tuesday November 14, 2017
Effective November 6, 2017, H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announced the opening of its new branch in the Lynnwood, WA area, joining their neighboring branch in Kent, WA, for a total of 80 branches nationwide. The new branch is located ...
GRI presented Presidential Award for sustainability
Tuesday November 14, 2017
There are some sectors of industry that are often considered ideal candidates for the justifiable movement towards environmental sustainability for the vision of a better tomorrow.  Many manufactures however, are not included in this and are criticized ...
UNEX President named to board of directors for MHEFI
Tuesday November 14, 2017
UNEX Manufacturing, Inc. , the trusted industry leader in providing innovative order picking solutions, announces that company president, Brian Neuwirth, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Material Handling Education Foundation, ...
Monday November 13, 2017
MH Equipment welcomes Isaac Yates
Monday November 13, 2017
MH Equipment is proud to announce and welcome Isaac Yates as a Regional Sales Manager for MH Equipment. Yates will be responsible for sales team leadership and driving revenue at MH Equipment locations in St. Louis and Scott City. He joins the ...


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