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Clark Adds Factory In Mexico

Lexington, KY — Clark Material Handling Company is adding capacity to its North American operations with the addition of a new facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Scheduled to be completed in November, the new facility will play a critical role in Clark’s continued growth and expansion in the Americas. The facility is expected to begin initial production in First ...

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EnerSys Acquires Battery Business

 Reading, PA — EnerSys completed its acquisition of Industrial Battery Holding S.A., the parent company of EnerSystem. EnerSystem has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing, marketing and servicing industrial batteries. It is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with manufacturing plants in Argentina, Brazil and operations in Chile. “This acquisition builds on our strategy of geographic expansion into rapidly ...

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Briggs Sponsors Golf Tournament

Dallas, TX — Briggs Equipment supported the George W. Bush 2011 Warrior Open Golf Tournament. The two-day event was hosted by the George W. Bush Presidential Center Military Service Initiative and was held on October 10 and 11 at the Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, TX. Twenty members of the military who were severely wounded during Operation Iraqi Freedom ...

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McIntosh Acquires Motrec

Sherbrooke, PQ, Canada — Canadian businessman Blair McIntosh completed the acquisition of the assets of Motrec Inc. “Motrec has enjoyed tremendous success worldwide and is now poised to enter into a new customer-driven growth mode,” says McIntosh. Motrec International’s complete line of products include carriers, stock chasers, electric carts, tow tractors, platform trucks and baggage movers.

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Colson Expands Staff

Jonesboro, AR — Colson Caster Corporation added two new employees. Darlene Thompson was appointed as an engineering assistant tasked with providing critical costing, routing and bill-of-materials and product sampling for Colson’s internal engineering group. Thompson brings more than 19 years of manufacturing and engineering support experience to the position, including five years with Colson. Faith Taylor was hired as a ...

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Working with the Best

MHEDA Members know the value of their industry trade association and the commitment to excellence it reflects upon their organization, but end users don’t always see the connection. In an effort to help your customers see the value your membership brings to them, MHEDA has created an ad that will be running in various industry trade publications in 2012. The ...

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MHEDA Remembers Robert Burke

Jackson, MS — MHEDA extends its condolences to the family and friends of Robert Burke Sr., who passed away on October 25, 2011, at the age of 82. Mr. Burke started working in the material handling industry in 1949 as a salesperson for Fred J. Vandemark Company. In 1966, he opened Mississippi Clarklift in Jackson, MS. His son, Robert Burke ...

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Bastian Showcases New Facility

Maryland Heights, MO — Bastian Robotics hosted an open house on Thursday, October 27, and Friday, October 28, to celebrate the opening of the company’s new office and manufacturing facility in Maryland Heights, MO. “Our expansion into this state-of-the-art facility enables our engineers and manufacturing personnel to take the quality, efficiency and reliability of our products to another level,” says ...

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Berry Promotes Stevens

Wichita, KS — Berry Material Handling promoted Wayne Stevens to the position of business development representative for the company’s Wichita location. Stevens has been with the company since 2009. He worked as an inside sales representative before being promoted.

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