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Southwest Materials Handling Co. attends Annual ProMat 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

President and CEO, Joe Harper, along with Senior Vice-President, Kenn Harper and 2012 Salesman of the Year, Steve Cagle were among the 30,000 attending ProMat 2013 in Chicago (January 21 – 24, 2013).

Over 700 exhibitors showcased their material handling, supply chain and logistics solutions. The annual show is designed to highlight productivity and cost-cutting solutions for not only distribution operations, but also manufacturing and warehousing operations.

Of the show, Joe Harper said, “This year we felt and saw more interest in what our industry can do to make America more competitive with effective ways to move, store and lift warehouse and plant products. We also witnessed better use of cube utilization. This could be a pivotal area for our industry and America. Thank you to our men and women who continue to make us safe and may God bless America”.

Kenn Harper commented, “Compared to recent years, the show was very well-attended; which to me, suggests there is a greater interest in material handling solutions. Material handling equipment is, after all, an investment in productivity.”

“Strengthening the relationships between Southwest and their manufacturing partners is essential to being able to offer customers the most innovative and effective solutions”, said Steve Cagle. “Attending the show also offers our company the opportunity to preview new products on the market”.

Delivering the industry’s best since 1966, Southwest Materials Handling Company is a family-owned and operated distributor of new and used plant and warehouse equipment including forklifts, racking systems, personnel and burden carriers, lift tables and conveyors. Located in Dallas, Southwest offers customers full-service material handling solutions – Sales, Service, Parts, Rental and Forklift Operator Training. To learn more about the company please visit or call 1.800.303.6582.

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