IF IT ROLLS... THEY CAN MOVE IT.
THAT'S THE MOTTO OF "POWERHANDLING"... THE
WORLD LEADER IN COMPACT MATERIAL HANDLING.
THE COMPANY'S CORPORATE OFFICES ARE IN SPOKANE...BUT IT
JUST MOVED ITS MANUFACTURING FACILITY TO POST FALLS.
DEREK DEIS HAS OUR"MADE IN THE NORTHWEST." REPORT.
THERE ARE MANY INDUSTRIES IN WHICH COMPANIES
NEED TO MOVE EXTREMELY HEAVY MATERIAL ACROSS
A FLOOR. AND THAT'S WHERE POWERHANDLING COMES IN.
"we design and engineer equipment for specific
industries, primarily paper and cable. aerospace, automotive."
BASICALLY... IF IT ROLLS... POWERHANDLING CAN HELP
YOU MOVE IT WITHOUT EXPENSIVE, HEAVY INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT.
we offer a solution for a single operator
to come along and move this roll almost
anywhere he wants it to go across a floor."
AFTER SEVERAL YEARS IN SPOKANE... POWERHANDLING... WHICH HAS 30
EMPLOYEES... MOVED ITS MANUFACTURING FACILITY TO POST FALLS ON
THE FIRST OF THE YEAR... MORE THAN QUADRUPLING ITS SQUARE FOOTAGE.
THE "AIR ROLL" IS THE COMPANY'S ORIGINAL PRODUCT.
"this is a tried and machine in the industry.
has been around for many years. powered
by air. you're tethered to an air line."
POWERHANDLING DESIGNED AND INVENTED THE BATTERY
POWERED "POWER ROLL" IN 2009... WHICH
CAN HANDLE UP TO 70-THOUSAND POUNDS.
this giant roll of paper weighs 42-hundred pounds. but
with the power roll, we can move it easily to
wherever you need it to go. just like that."
the battery operated machine allows you the
flexibility to move anywhere in the plant."
THE POWER ROLL TOOK POWERHANDLING TO THE NEXT LEVEL. BUT
THE COMPANY THINKS ITS LATEST PRODUCT... A BOLT ON ACCESSORY FOR
A MANUAL PALLET JACK... WILL BRING THEM TO YET ANOTHER LEVEL.
it allows users to bolt this accessory on and
offers them dynamic braking and safety stopping and horn capacities."
AND WITH FIVE MILLION MANUAL PALLET JACKS SOLD EVERY YEAR...
BOYD SAYS THE BOLT ON ACCESSORY WILL TAKE THEM OUT
OF THE NICHE MARKET... AND COULD DOUBLE THEIR OVERALL BUSINESS.
there's nothing else in the industry like it and
we look forward to distributing it in the future."
POWERHANDLING'S EMPLOYEES CAN ASSEMBLE AN AIR OR POWER
ROLL IN LESS THAN 90 MINUTES. AND
THEY'RE ABLE TO DO CUSTOM WORK AS WELL.
we design equipment to customers' needs, through
requests, solicitations from the customers, sometimes from us."
POWERHANDLING THINKS ITS POTENTIAL FOR GROWTH IS GREAT... AND
IS ALREADY LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT BIG THING.
robotics and automation. to make any of this
equipment automated through robotics. in addition, equipment that
will move even heavier loads, up to 250 tons."
BECAUSE IF IT ROLLS... THEY'LL FIND A WAY TO MOVE IT.
FOR MADE IN THE NORTHWEST...
I'M DEREK DEIS... KXLY FOUR NEWS.