|March 22, 2012 - Koehler joins Eaton|
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corp., Eden Prairie, Minn., announces that Daniel F. Koehler has been named director of market intelligence and strategy for the Hydraulics Group.
Koehler will be responsible for the analysis and communication of market data, leading the annual strategic planning process for the global hydraulics business, and coordinating the strategy deployment and communication activities across the product divisions, regions and functions.
Previously, Koehler was g... Read More
|March 21, 2012 - Harbour Crane for Brazil|
Demag Cranes, Düsseldorf, Germany commissioned its first Generation 5 Portal Harbor Crane in Latin America at the beginning of the year.
The G HSK 4316 B, a variant of Model 4, is being used to handle fertilizers and construction material for Fospar Fertilizantes Fosfatados do Paraná at its terminal in the Brazilian Port of Paranagua. The crane is adapted to run on rails.
"We decided on the Gottwald Portal Harbour Crane because a large number of this crane type are already wor... Read More
|March 20, 2012 - EASE workshop winning solution|
Ed Romaine, chief marketing officer, Sapient Automation, has hailed the Ergonomic Assist Systems and Equipment (EASE) Council's workshop at MODEX 2012, a "win-win-win solution".
EASE, an industry group of Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA), held a workshop titled "Engineered Solutions for Manual Handling Jobs" on February 8-9, 2012 and co-located with MODEX 2012 in Atlanta, Ga. The workshop included an open panel discussion focused on developing engineering solutio... Read More
|March 20, 2012 - ProMat registration OPEN|
The Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) has announced that registration is open for ProMat 2013, which takes place 21-24 January, at McCormick Place, Chicago. ... Read More
|March 20, 2012 - Goliath crane for Brazil|
Konecranes has received an order for the design and components for a Goliath gantry crane. The order was placed by Korean Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (HSHI). Konecranes is a subcontractor to HSHI, who will construct the crane in South Korea and ship it to the final destination in Brazil for assembly.
The crane will be used to construct hulls and to move loads in OSX Brasil S.A.’s shipyard in São João da Barra, north of the state of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. With ... Read More
|March 20, 2012 - Bishop's new regional office|
Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. (BLP), Houston, Texas, has opened a regional office in Oklahoma City, Okla. The new office will be a one-stop source for servicing oilfield rigging needs in the Mid-Continent region.
"Our Oklahoma City office will provide rigging solutions and local MaxiRider support to businesses in the region," said Jeff Bishop, president of Bishop Lifting Products.
The new office enables BLP to host key customers and prospects, as well as offer essential product and ... Read More
|March 20, 2012 - TWO days until SAF-T conference|
The 2012 SAF-T Conference Webinar Series is scheduled to kick off March 22 at 2 pm EDT with “Best Practices for Aerial Lift Training.” Presented by Jeff Stachowiak, national safety training director for Sunbelt Rentals, this webinar will review and explain in detail top industry concerns for aerial lift training. He also will discuss overcoming these challenges.
Topics to be reviewed include:
- Understanding the importance of proper general training and familiarization;
- Improper... Read More
|March 20, 2012 - Sapient VLMs, ExpressJet facility|
ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. has installed two Vertical Lift Modules (VLMs) to replace bays of shelving at its maintenance facility at Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark, N.J. The facility, which stores parts for aircraft service and maintenance from small fasteners to large air valves, is using the VLMs to reduce the amount of floor space required for parts storage and improve part retrieval efficiency.
The VLMs, which are now being sold and serviced by Sapient Automation, Hatfield, Pa.... Read More
|March 20, 2012 - Canada Crane Conference Line-Up|
Mike Parnell, president and CEO of Industrial Training International, Woodland, Wash., is the latest in a series of high-profile speakers to confirm their services to MCM Events' second Crane & Rigging Conference (CRC) Canada, which will return to Edmonton, Alberta, and it will be held at the Sutton Place Hotel on Sept. 13-14, 2012.
Parnell will be conducting an interactive workshop where participants will engage in theoretical multi-crane lifts including principles of load turning and duel... Read More
|March 20, 2012 - Latest from Lift-It|
Lift-It Manufacturing, Los Angeles, Calif., has purchased a new facility in Pomona, Calif. The company purchased the 40,000-square-foot, multi-million dollar building in the Mission-71 Business Park to provide the foundation for future expansion needs.
"We made the purchase when I finally convinced my father that he could not see the floor in our existing facility," said Michael J. Gelskey, Jr., vice president and general manager. "Every available square inch was allocated... Read More
|March 20, 2012 - Clark's new VP|
Clark Material Handling Co., Lexington, Ky., appointed Greg Hydes as vice president of operations planning. He will oversee the transition to and opening of Clark’s new factory in Mexico.
Hydes will be based in Lexington, but will spend an increasing amount of time in Mexico to ensure success of the company’s new factory in Mexico and oversee the localization of components. He will continue to oversee Clark’s aftermarket parts operations until a replacement is named.... Read More
|March 20, 2012 - MMA introduces new logo|
The Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA), an industry group of the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA), Charlotte, N.C., recently launched a new logo to better reflect the solutions provided by its member companies, which are manufacturers of patented and enclosed track workstation cranes and monorail systems.
The new design makes the organization name more prominent and easier to identify, it said. In addition, the use of the "hook in motion" helps visualize the movement... Read More
|February 1, 2012 - Healthy optimism from MHIA|
U.S. material handling equipment orders grew an estimated 15.2% in 2011 and are forecasted to grow 8.0% in 2012 and 12.0% in 2013, according to the latest Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing (MHEM) forecast released by the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA).
The MHEM forecast of material handling equipment manufacturing is released each quarter by MHIA and looks 12 to 18 months forward to anticipate changes in the material handling and logistics marketplace.
"Consumers and... Read More
|January 17, 2012 - Hytrol at MODEX|
Hytrol will offer visitors a range of content and products at the MODEX trade show, which takes place 6-9 February, 2012 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga.
In addition to its booth (2828) showcase, Hytrol’s Boyce Bonham and Intelligrated’s Tim Kraus will be presenting an educational session, titled 'Maximizing the Return on Your Conveyor and Sortation Investments', on the second day of the show (7 February), 12:00-12:45, Theater G. ... Read More
|January 17, 2012 - OSHA speak at crane conference|
MCM Events will welcome an OSHA representative to address delegates at its jointly-held Crane & Rigging Conference and Industrial Crane & Hoist Conference (CRC/ICHC), at the Hampton Inn Hotel & Suites New Orleans—Convention Center, New Orleans, La., 23-24 May, 2012.
The OSHA representative will speak to ICHC delegates about, 'What to expect during an OSHA inspection', followed by a question and answer session. The presentation will follow an overview of OSHA 1910.179, delive... Read More
|January 6, 2012 - MHIA's new recruit|
The Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA), Charlotte, N.C., has named Jeff Woroniecki as executive vice president of business development and operations. Woroniecki brings more than 23 years of material handling industry experience, including roles at MHIA member companies Unarco Material Handling and Interlake Mecalux, to his new position.
MHIA also promoted Thomas Carbott to senior vice president of exhibitions. In his new role, Carbott will oversee show sales management, event mast... Read More
|December 27, 2011 - Getting hooked|
The Nautilus hook from Nautilus Rigging eliminates the chance of serious injury to the hand or fingers during operation or releasing the load from the hook/sling interface by providing a simple, safe, one-handed operation.
While standard "latch lock" hooks can create pinch and trap injuries, the Nautilus hook’s configuration between the handle and lock promotes a "rotational arm" motion to open the hook, providing easier operation that greatly reduces wrist str... Read More
|December 23, 2011 - NCCCO and ANSI latest|
The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Fairfax, Va., has been awarded accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Washington, D.C., for two of its newest certification programs. ANSI accredited the CCO Rigger Level II and Articulating Crane Operator certifications to the ISO/IEC 17024 International Standard for organizations that certify personnel.
NCCCO has been granted continued accreditation by ANSI for its previously accredited progr... Read More
|December 16, 2011 - Bridon's new facility|
Bridon International has invested £30m (US$46,600) in a factory that will produce multi-strand ropes in gross package weights of up to 650 tonnes (716.5 tons).
The Bridon Neptune Quay site will be fully operational by the end of 2012. Bridon has already received production inquiries from a number of major multinational operators, and is planning a production schedule that will cater to the demand.
Key to the site’s capacity is its closer machine, which is used to draw to... Read More
|December 16, 2011 - NACCO wins award|
Cleveland, Ohio-based NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc.’s (NMHG) Berea, Ky., manufacturing facility has received Plant Engineering’s 2011 Top Plant Award. The award recognizes manufacturing facilities in North America that achieve outstanding operational results through application of engineering disciplines.
"NMHG Berea has an excellent record of safety, energy management and community involvement," said Bob Vavra, editor and content manager, Plant Engineering. &quo... Read More