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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® ...
Monday January 23, 2017
Toyota opens new fitness and wellness facility at Columbus campus
Monday January 23, 2017
Toyota Industrial Equipment opened a new fitness and wellness facility at its North American corporate headquarters in Columbus, Indiana, on Wednesday. The facility, named T+Rex, which is short for Toyota Recreational Complex, is open to Toyota associates ...
Toyota Material Handling receives Most Valuable Supplier award
Monday January 23, 2017
Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) has earned the prestigious MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Award for 2017. The MVS Award is granted by the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association). ...
UniCarriers Americas sponsors local high school event
Promotes interest in STEM careers
Monday January 23, 2017
UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) sponsored Huntley High School’s inaugural GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) Workshop on Saturday, January 21, 2017 in Huntley, Ill. The GEMS Workshop consisted of guest speakers and activities ...
Thursday January 19, 2017
KION N.A. restructures regional and key account sales teams
Thursday January 19, 2017
South Carolina-based material handling equipment manufacturer KION North America has restructured its regional sales and key account sales teams. Ben Lee has been named director of key accounts. Lee has spent the past year in a similar role as ...
Associated and Peach State Integrated Technologies receive MHEDA’s MVP status
Thursday January 19, 2017
Associated and its subsidiary, Peach State Integrated Technologies, have been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Status for 2017 in a program from the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors ...
Tuesday January 17, 2017
Alta Equipment Company announces executive leadership transitions
Tuesday January 17, 2017
Alta Equipment Company (Alta) recently announced the appointment of Ryan Greenawalt as the company’s new President. In this role, Ryan will be responsible for strategy, corporate development, and the day to day operations of Alta and affiliated ...
Monday January 16, 2017
TVH earns second MHEDA MVS award
Monday January 16, 2017
TVH in the Americas (TVH), has earned the prestigious MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Award for 2017. The MVS Award is granted by the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association). This is the second ...
ORBIS’ NORM KUKUK to serve as reusable packaging association chairman
Monday January 16, 2017
Norm Kukuk, executive vice president of marketing for ORBIS® Corporation, was recently elected as the Reusable Packaging Association  (RPA) chairman of the board for the 2017 term. The position was previously held by Hillary Femal, ...
Wolter Power Systems appoints new vice president - general manager
Monday January 16, 2017
Wolter Power Systems , a member of Wolter Group LLC, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Rubens as vice president – general manager. He replaces Dan Martin who has retired after 16 years with the company. Rubens graduated from the ...
Wednesday January 11, 2017
IWLA supports launch of Americans for Modern Transportation coalition
Wednesday January 11, 2017
The International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA), the resource for warehouse logistics, is partnering with a diverse group of U.S.-based shippers, deliverers, and retailers to launch the  Americans for Modern Transportation (AMT)  coalition. ...
UniCarriers Americas hosts 2016 national dealer meeting
Wednesday January 11, 2017
UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) held a National Dealer Meeting at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in November, hosting dealer principals and general managers from 14 different countries. “This year’s meeting provided information ...
Tuesday January 10, 2017
EnerSys® District Manager George Porter earns 2016 President’s Award 
Tuesday January 10, 2017
EnerSys® , provider of stored energy solutions for industrial applications, is proud to announce that George Porter, the company’s Chicago-area district manager, has received the 2016 President’s Award from the Chicagoland Chapter ...
Thursday January 5, 2017
Inaugural TMHNA program funds top research proposals
Thursday January 5, 2017
In July 2016, Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA) announced the premiere of the TMHNA University Research Program , a sponsored research program created to drive the next generation of technologies for the entire supply chain, ...
Wednesday January 4, 2017
Valley Craft appoints new director, sales and marketing
Wednesday January 4, 2017
Valley Craft Industries, Inc. announced that industry veteran Michael A. Fiorito has been appointed director of sales and marketing for this Lake City, Minnesota manufacturer of professional grade material handling and storage equipment.  ...
Thursday December 29, 2016
GSG Financial adds to executive management team
Thursday December 29, 2016
GSG Financial , an independent finance company, announced the addition of Auston Bennett as vp of sales, focusing on business development. Auston will be responsible for maintaining our major account partnerships and growing our outsourced captive ...
Tuesday December 27, 2016
Dorner Holding Company, Dorner Mfg. Corp. appoints new managing director – European sales
Tuesday December 27, 2016
Dorner Mfg. Corp., a Dorner Holding Company, and global manufacturer of belt and modular belt conveyors, has added Enrico Berlenghi to its management team. Berlenghi has been appointed Managing Director – European Sales. In this new position, ...
Wednesday December 21, 2016
Dorner Holding Company, Geppert-Band, appoints new managing director of operations
Wednesday December 21, 2016
Geppert-Band, a Dorner Holding Company , and European manufacturer of belt and modular belt conveyors, has added Sven Fitschen to its management team. Fitschen has been appointed Managing Director of Operations. Fitschen replaces long time President ...
Material Handling Supply brightens the season with $15,000 gift to a family
Wednesday December 21, 2016
On  Thursday, December 22, 2016  the staff from Material Handling Supply (MHS) will be joined by the Philly Phanatic to present a check for $15,000 to the Hill family of Medford, NJ. MHS raised additional donations funded by Lee Newman Clothing ...
Monday December 19, 2016
BEUMER adds new divisional director for logistic systems
Monday December 19, 2016
Stephan Heessels, 49, is the new BEUMER Group global director for logistic systems, based out of the BEUMER headquarters in Beckum, Germany. In this role, he controls and coordinates the international center of competence for this division. Originally ...
Thursday December 15, 2016
Raymond contributes to over 140 nonprofit and educational organizations in 2016
Thursday December 15, 2016
In 2016, The Raymond Corporation  contributed to over 140 nonprofit and educational organizations, concentrating its efforts on supporting the advancement of future technologies through education. Raymond and its employees continuously ...
Friday December 9, 2016
Caster Connection announces brand refresh as company turns 30
Friday December 9, 2016
Caster Connection , manufacturer and distributor of casters, wheels, and other mobility solutions, is launching a bold brand refresh in January, 2017, as the company marks 30 years in business.   Caster Connection's internal marketing team developed ...
A charter for Chad – Panalpina donates UNICEF relief flight
Friday December 9, 2016
In the morning hours, a Panalpina chartered cargo aircraft landed in Chad with more than 80 tons of life-saving goods on board that are essential for water treatment, sanitation and nutrition programs For the fourth consecutive year, UNICEF and ...
Virginia Tech awarded Mark C. Garvey scholarship
Packaging systems and design student to receive $2,500
Friday December 9, 2016
The PMMI Foundation along with the Garvey Corporation has selected Virginia Tech as the recipient of this year’s Mark Garvey Scholarship in the amount of $2,500. PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, supports packaging ...
Stärke extends dealership network in B.C. and Quebec, Canada Ontario, Canada
Friday December 9, 2016
Stärke Material Handling Group officially announced the appointment of Valley Lift and Les Enterprises Marcel Mal et Fils as authorized distributors of Stärke material handling equipment for the Okanagan Valley, BC, and Sainte Paul de Joliette, ...
Thursday December 8, 2016
Crown Equipment opens new sales and service location in Wisconsin
Thursday December 8, 2016
Crown Equipment Corporation announced the opening of a new sales and service location near Milwaukee. The new facility will help meet growing customer needs in the Eastern Wisconsin (including Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay) and Northern Michigan ...
Wednesday December 7, 2016
TVH certified as a healthy organization
Wednesday December 7, 2016
TVH in the Americas (TVH), a leading provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industry, was recently named a Certified Healthy KC Organization by the KC Chamber of Commerce.  ...


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