Eriez, Erie, Pa., which manufactures lifting magnets, has marked 1,000 days headquarters employees have worked without a lost-time accident. "This milestone achievement distinctly demonstrates the personal accountability our employees take when it comes to safety," said Tim Shuttleworth, president and CEO. The Erie plant’s previous record for days worked without a lost-time accident was 259. […]
Doosan has announced the formation of a new affiliate company, tentatively named Doosan Industrial Vehicle Co., Ltd. The new business will oversee all Doosan’s global forklift activities, while the existing forklift management teams, dealerships and sales networks currently structured within Doosan Infracore (DI), Warrensville Heights, Ohio, will be absorbed by the new company from July […]
Terex Industrial Holding AG, Westport, Conn., has launched a voluntary public tender offer for all outstanding shares of Demag Cranes AG. Terex Industrial Holding AG is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Terex Corp. The tender offer, which is set to end on June 30, 2011, is subject to the condition of a minimum acceptance level […]
U.K.-based Compact Lifting Equipment Worldwide Sales Ltd. is looking for North American distributors to supply its Italian-manufactured JMG pick-and-carry battery crane line. Cranes range in capacity from 4,400 pounds to 132,000 pounds, and are all powered by DC battery technology. JMG is a company operating in the self-propelled industrial cranes sector. The company designs, manufactures, […]
Eriez, Erie, Pa., which manufactures lifting magnets, has promoted John Mackowski to the newly created position of metalworking product manager. He will continue to report to Dan Zimmerman, director of business development. In his new role, Mackowski will be responsible for product management of Eriez’ Hydroflow and Magnamation products. "John will serve as the main […]
The Electrification and Controls Manufacturers Association (ECMA) Industry Group of Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) has published the ANSI ECMA 15: 2010: Specifications for Cable-Less Controls for Electric Overhead Traveling Cranes industry standard. This specification was developed to promote standardization and provide a basis for equipment selection. The use of this specification should not […]
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., parent company of Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks, Houston, Texas, recently developed two special heavy-duty forklifts with radiation shielded cabins to help handle and dispose of contaminated rubble at the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The first of the two units were delivered […]
LiftSmart, a manufacturer of portable material lifts for the construction and equipment rental markets, has secured a production facility located in Vista, Calif. The complex has office and production areas and offers room for expansion, providing the company with more than 20,000 square feet of prime manufacturing space that will house their technology center and production […]
Laurens, Iowa-based Positech Corp. has launched a new design for its website—www.positech.com—to make it more "user-friendly,” according to the company. The new site features a video library of its products, enhanced search capabilities, and a variety of case studies. The goal of the new site is educating end users seeking material handling solutions that will […]
Capital Safety, Redwing, Minn., has launched the i-Safe 3.0 intelligent safety system, a significant upgrade to the company’s i-Safe 2.0 system, an earlier upgrade introduced in 2008. The original I-Safe system, launched in 2006, was the first radio frequency identification (RFID) system dedicated to tracking and inspection of fall-protection equipment. Capital Safety says the new […]
09/05/2011 - 04:00 am
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Take care of mental health.
Kalmar’s Green Chair online.
Cable management for forklifts
Asian MEWP market.
The Insider, Steve Napieralski.