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         continued from page 36             Handling Systems                   growth  pattern. The  new  facility  will
         ing  Rothera Research  Station  to ac-  International, Inc.           allow us to invest in our future, our
         commodate the vessel gives us a great  announces new                  employees and our customers.”
         sense of pride and satisfaction. Credit   manufacturing facility        Handling  Systems  International  is
         must go to our team at Grangemouth   Handling Systems International, Inc.   planning an Open House for distribu-
         [Scotland],  particularly  Steve  Beur-  (La Grange, IL) recently announced the   tors, vendors and friends during Pro-
         skens [sales engineer], who committed   purchase of a new 57,000 sq. ft. manu-  Mat 2019 in Chicago (April 8-11, 2019).
         to winning this landmark order and   facturing  facility  in  McCook,  IL.  This   Headquartered in  La Grange,  IL.,
         delivering it in line with the project’s   new facility will nearly triple the size   Handling  Systems  International,  Inc.
         requirements.”                     of the existing facility in La Grange, IL   (www.hsicrane.com) is a leading man-
           Other benefits of improving the wharf   and offer technologies available  that   ufacturer  of Jib and Gantry Cranes,
         include an upgrade of small boating fa-  will increase efficiency and production.   Bridge Cranes and Material Handling
         cilities for marine research, including a   “We’re expanding because we’ve out-  Solutions.
         larger crane for launching small boats,   grown our current facility and need to
         a  personnel  gangway,  and  a  floating   continue to meet the expectations of  Pure Lifting Acquires
         pontoon for the deployment of scientific   our  customers”  commented Mark  Re-  Lightweight Gantry Crane
         instruments such as gliders.       hor, President of Handling Systems   Manufacturer Reid Lifting
           The Rothera Research Station is sit-  International.  “We have seen  strong
         uated on Adelaide Island to the west of   sales over the past  several years and   Chepstow, Wales-based Reid Lifting,
         the Antarctic Peninsula.           have high expectations to continue this   a manufacturer of lightweight gantry
                                                                               and davit cranes, has been purchased
                                                                               by Pure Lifting, a holding company
                                                                               formed to create a global portfolio of
                                                                               innovative, portable equipment busi-
                                                                               nesses. The value of the transaction, ef-
                                                                               fective March 5, 2019, is not disclosed.
                                                                                 The  landmark  acquisition  includes
                                                                               all staff and assets but not the com-
                                                                               pany’s buildings and land, located on
                                                                               the Newhouse Farm Industrial Estate,
                                                                               which will remain in the ownership of
         Handling Systems International, Inc. announces new manufacturing facility.             continued on page 41

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