ITA Executive Director Set to Retire

The Industrial Truck Association (ITA), Washington, D.C., announced that William J. Montwieler, executive director of ITA since 1983, will retire on December 31. Brian Feehan, vice president of the propane education and research council, will join the association in the fall and will succeed Montwieler on January 1st, 2012. “Bill’s 28 years of service to […]

28/07/2011 - 04:00 am

Education and Networking Highlighted ICHC Houston

On July 19-20, more than 250 industry professionals gathered in Houston, Texas, for the second annual Industrial Crane & Hoist Conference, Crane & Rigging Conference, and Reach Expo 2011 trade exhibition. The event, which was hosted by Maximum Capacity Media, presented information on a number of topics, including standards and certification, product development and certification, […]

26/07/2011 - 04:00 am

WireCo has Acquired Drumet

WireCo WorldGroup Inc., Kansas City, Mo., has acquired Liny i Druty Sp.z o.o. (Drumet), Wloclawek, Poland. The acquisition of Drumet is part of WireCo’s ongoing global strategy to manufacture and distribute products to customers around the globe. This acquisition will give WireCo unmatched wire and rope production capabilities in North America, Asia and Europe, and […]

25/07/2011 - 04:00 am

Lafarge Purchases Shuttlelift Gantry Crane

Lafarge North America, Reston, Va., has added the SB 70, a single-beam gantry crane from Shuttlelift, Sturgeon Bay, Wis., to its fleet. To maintain its economic growth and increase production speeds, the Lafarge Calgary Pipe operation searched for the most cost-efficient lifting solution for their operation. “Simply, it was the only one to fit our needs,” […]

25/07/2011 - 04:00 am

R&M Materials Handling Inc. Announces Annual Sales Excellence Award Winners

R&M Materials Handling Inc., Springfield, Ohio, recognized several master distributors at the R&M Master Distributor Meeting, Boca Raton, Fla., for their exceptional sales efforts in 2010. The 2010 sales excellence award winners include: CRS Crane Systems, Inc., Surrey, British Columbia, Canada; Hoosier Crane Service Co., Elkhart, Ind.; Omi Crane Systems, Rockwall, Texas; Shannahan Crane & […]

22/07/2011 - 04:00 am

TIEM Achieves Safety Milestone

Toyota Material Handling U.S.A. Inc. (TMHU), Irvine, Calif., announced the Service Parts Management department at Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. Inc. (TIEM), Columbus, Ind., has achieved 200,000 consecutive hours worked, which represents 1,248 work days over the past three years, without a recordable accident. "At Toyota safety is our focus," said Tim Barker, vice president of […]

21/07/2011 - 04:00 am

Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks Announces Addition of New Stacker to Product Line

Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks, Houston, Texas, has added 3,000- to 3,500-pound capacity heavy-duty electric walkie straddle stackers to its North American product line. The new PWT15 and PWT18 walkie stacker models feature an AC-powered drive motor and electric power steering option, giving operators precise control when traveling at any speed. Several features extend the walkie stacker's […]

21/07/2011 - 04:00 am

Hyster Strengthens Marketing Team

Hyster Co., Greenville, N.C., has hired Thom Peebles as marketing brand director and Jason Gasparik as director of big truck sales. Peebles, who comes to Hyster after an extensive career with Michelin North America, will be responsible for all Hyster branding and marketing materials and provide leadership in messaging and organizational processes. As marketing director for […]

19/07/2011 - 04:00 am

Noax Technologies Supports New Industrial PC Standard

Noax Technologies, Huntersville, N.C., announced their Industrial PCs support the new IEEE 802.11n WLAN standard. This new standard features faster data transfer rates, better reach, more efficient energy consumption, and increased overall security for transmissions. Compared to previous versions, the new IEEE 802.11n WLAN standard (also referred to as the n-standard) features significant overall improvements […]

15/07/2011 - 04:00 am

O’Brien Announces Bridge Crane Partnership with Metreel

O’Brien Installations Ltd., Burlington, Ontario, Canada, announced an exclusive partnership with Metreel, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England, to offer their superior Met-Track workstation bridge cranes throughout Canada. The cranes will be produced in the new Burlington facility utilizing increased capacity. This product expansion will allow O’Brien to offer a complete package of solutions including jib cranes, enclosed track […]

15/07/2011 - 04:00 am

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