FKI Logistex, St. Louis, installed a material handling system for Zappos’, Shepardville, Ky. The $10.8 million system includes 416,000 square feet of material handling systems capable of receiving, presorting, picking, packing and shipping packages within 24 hours. It also includes an Accuzone 24-volt powered roller conveyer.
Applied Manufacturing Technologies Inc., Orion, Mich., announced it has acquired K-R Automation, Warren, Mich.
Wesley International, Scottdale, Ga., and FastFetch Corp., Seneca, S.C., formed an alliance to market a technology solution aimed at increasing efficiency and accuracy for order fulfillment in distribution centers.
OIA Global Logistics, Portland, Ore., announced the purchase and implementation of the Softeon SC Flex supply chain management suite to serve logistic services.
Intervolve Inc., Raleigh, N.C., announced that Anheuser-Busch has certified its E-Commerce solution for A-B distributors. The solution allows distributors to conduct business electronically with retailers, reducing paper usage and improving operating efficiencies.
German company Hansa-Heemann, a leading mineral water and soft drink supplier, selected Sidel to handle the new plant’s lines designs and equipment for its new plant facility, located in Bruchsal, Germany.
Pro Mach Inc., St. Louis, announced that it acquired Labeling Systems Inc., Oakland, N.J., a designer and manufacturer of pressure-sensitive labeling equipment.
Intermec, Everett, Wash., developed a process called Direct Part Marketing, which embeds bar codes into products using laser or chemical etching. The process is described on the Intermec Web site and is the fourth in a series of data capture and supply chain management podcasts.
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Brewerton, N.Y., named Terry Zarnowski director of sales and marketing, Ron Pietraszek marketing manager of food and beverage and Pete Squires vice president as well as marketing manager for plastics and replication.
National Truck Equipment Association, Farmington Hills, Mich., named Dennis Jones president.
Cereplast Inc., Hawthorne, Calif., named Randy Woelfel president and chief operating officer.
The National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) appointed Sam Cook sales and service manager of the Eastern/Southern area.
Navistar, Warrenville, Ill., named Josef Kory vice president, Global Distribution Operations, Navistar Parts.
Kenworth Truck Co., Kirkland, Wash., named its 2008 Kenworth Dealer Council members: Chairman Jay Ellison, Kenworth of South Texas, San Antonio, Brent Leach, Custom Truck Center, Regina, Saskatchewan; Harry Mamizuka, Bay Area Kenworth, Oakland, Calif.; Dan Penksa, Kenworth of Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.; Alex Sykes, Cooper Kenworth, Durham, N.C.; and Ron Whiteford, Lower Great Lakes Kenworth, South Bend, Ind. In addition, Kyle Treadway, Kenworth Sales Co., in Salt Lake City, serves as the Kenworth ATD line representative.
Exopack LLC named Tom Vale chief operating officer.
Nilfisk ALTO, Hadsund, Denmark, former East Coast regional manager Mark Short will be taking over the South and Southeast region for Nilfisk-ALTO high-pressure washer sales.
Crown Holdings Inc., Philadelphia, announced that Gerard Gifford has been promoted to president of Crown Beverage Packaging North America.
Safety Vision, Houston, named Michael Ondruch chief financial officer.
Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., named Bill Fulton marketing manager for Global On-Highway. He is replacing Steve Brown, who retired.