The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2013 - (Page 78)

MILESTONES Riekes Opens New Branch Riekes Equipment Company opened a new full-service facility, including sales, rentals, service, parts and more, in West Fargo, ND. The new location results from the acquisition of Valley Forklift Services. Former Valley Forklift Services Owner Terry Weigel has been appointed branch manager. INDUSTRY NEWS MHEDA Clark Names Proctor As National Accounts Sales Representative Clark Material Handling Company appointed Dale Proctor as national accounts sales representative, reporting to Vice President of Sales and Marketing Bo Maslanyk. Proctor’s responsibilities will include working closely with end-users in establishing and maintaining national and major account customer relationships as well as working with dealers and regional sales personnel. NMHG Supports Breast Cancer Awareness In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, NACCO Materials Handling Group’s Berea, KY, painted a Yale lift truck pink and parked the truck in front of its facility. The plant participated in the 4th Annual Paint the Town PINK Event, sponsored by Baptist Health Richmond hospital, in Madison County. Along with the lift truck, the NMHG Berea facility had more than 450 employees wear pink on the same day earlier in October to help raise awareness in the facility. Paul Farrell Promoted to President of Modern Group Modern Group announced the appointment of Paul Farrell as president and chief operating officer of Modern Group Ltd and a director of the company effective immediately. Dave Griffith, Modern’s chairman and chief executive officer commented, “Paul has done an outstanding job for Modern as chief operating officer in working through the business issues of the recession of the past few years. He had led our restructuring efforts and has positioned the company for growth. His promotion to president recognizes his accomplishments and sets the stage for Modern’s leadership for years to come. I look forward to working together with Paul in his new role.” Farrell was most recently chief operating officer and previously was president of Modern Power Systems and had joined the company in 2004. Fallsway Equipment Co. Receives MVP Status MHEDA is pleased to announce that Fallsway Equipment Co. in Akron, OH, is our newest member to achieve MVP status. To earn the award, Fallsway Equipment Co. demonstrated a commitment to business excellence, professionalism and good stewardship. Congratulations! Illinois Material Handling Acquires Scott Lift Truck Otto J. Wolter, CEO of Wolter Group, announced that Illinois Material Handling, a division of the company, has acquired Scott Lift Truck. Founded in 1972, Scott Lift Truck is a full service material handling solutions dealership located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Its staff, including nine maintenance and repair technicians, will join Illinois Material Handling. The Scott Lift Truck executive management team will assume positions with Illinois Material Handling. Loren Swakow will serve as branch manager. Scott Swakow assumes the position of regional sales manager and Denise Bridges will serve as operations manager. CSS Appoints Tim Singer As Midwest Territory Sales Rep Creative Storage Systems appointed Tim Singer as its Midwest territory sales representative. Tim  will be responsible for increasing Creative Storage Systems exposure and for supporting distributors in the Midwest. He will assist customers with Pallet Flow, Dura-Flo, Carton Flow, Wide Roller and Skate Wheel Systems. 78 MHEDA | AK Recognized As Best Place to Work AK Material Handling Systems was named as a best place to work by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. AK was an honoree in the small business category. The company was nominated by its employees to participate in this year’s competition. Employees filled out an anonymous survey used

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2013

President’s Perspective
From the Desk of Liz Richards
Ask Your Board
Member Profile
MHEDA Member Profile
At Work
2013 Industry Forecast
Distributors Forecast
Suppliers Forecast
MHEDA Members Exhibit at ProMat
MHIA Expects Slow Growth in 2013
Modest Growth for Industrial Trucks Sector
Cautious Optimism in Conveyor Industry
Get Your Game On
New Members
Spotlight on Association News
MHEDA University Calendar
MHEDA Milestones
New Products
Index of Advertisers by Product Category

The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2013