Doosan Names New Forklift Affiliate Company

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 […]

20/05/2011 - 04:00 am

Terex Launches Tender Offer for Demag Cranes AG

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 […]

19/05/2011 - 04:00 am

North American Distributors Wanted for JMG Pick-and-Carry Cranes

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, […]

19/05/2011 - 04:00 am

Lifting Magnet Firm Eriez Creates New Position

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 […]

19/05/2011 - 04:00 am

Standard for Cable-Less Controls for Electric Overhead Cranes Now Available

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 […]

18/05/2011 - 04:00 am

Mitsubishi Delivers Radiation-Shielded Cabin Forklift for Cleanup in Japan

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 […]

09/05/2011 - 04:00 am

LiftSmart Plans to Open California Manufacturing Facility

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 […]

09/05/2011 - 04:00 am

Positech Launches New Website

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 […]

09/05/2011 - 04:00 am

Capital Safety Launches i-Safe 3.0 Upgraded Fall-Protection Tracking

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

Dueco Names New Leaders for Two Sales Regions

Dueco, Inc., Waukesha, Wis., has promoted long-time western region manager Ron Koosman to vice president of sales for the western region. In addition, Dueco has hired industry veteran Jim Kraschinsky as vice president of sales for its central and eastern division. Dueco says it is the United States’ largest privately owned provider of Terex Utilities and […]

09/05/2011 - 04:00 am

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