Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp. presented its 2007 Elite Awards to its top dealerships, dealer sales managers and sales representatives. Montréal Hydraulique of St. Hubert, Quebec was recognized as the No. 1 dealer and New England Industrial Truck of Woburn, Mass., was named No. 2. HOJ Engineering & Sales of Salt Lake City, was No. 3, J.M. Equipment of Fresno, Calif., was No. 4 and Southwest Materials Handling of Dallas was No. 5.

MHC Kenworth-Kansas City was named 2007 Kenworth Medium Duty Dealer of the Year of the United States and Canada. The award was given at the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting in San Diego.

Markem, Keene, N.H., and Imaje, Bourg-lés-Valence, France, have joined to become Markem-Imaje.

Truck Enterprises opened a new full-service facility in Manassas, Va., that offers a large selection of new Kenworth trucks. The Manassas location is 25 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., and operates out of two buildings. An offsite 5,000-square-foot warehouse stores the truck parts.

Siemens Energy & Automation Inc., Alpharetta, Ga., was selected as the Main Automation Vendor for the new BASF Polymer plant in Wyandotte, Mich.

Tennant Co., Minneapolis, entered into a $68 million purchase agreement with Applied Sweepers. With the acquisition, Tennant Co. gains access to the European city cleaning market.

The American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) and Southeast Desalting Association (SEDA) will organize and conduct a comprehensive membrane conference July 14-17 in Naples, Fla. Planners, regulators, engineers, manufacturers and operators will be present. The conference will have workshops sponsored by National Water Research Institute (NWRI) and Affordable Desalination Collaboration (ADC).

Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks, Houston, unveiled a revamped customer Web site showcasing the company’s selection of products. The site is designed to be more user-friendly with navigation tools and an overview of the Mitsubishi forklift truck brand, product offerings and video links to product demos and customer testimonial.

Peterbilt’s medium-duty hybrid vehicles purchased in the United States are eligible to receive a tax credit of up to $12,000 from the federal government. Peterbilt Model 335 Class 7 and Model 330 Class 6 Hybrid Electric are eligible, says the Department of Treasury’s heavy manufacturing and transportation group.

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John A. Chernak, former president of Tomlinson Industries, Cleveland, Ohio, passed away on January 22. Tomlinson was appointed president in 1966 and continued in that position until 1994.

Rush Enterprises Inc. named Casey McCollom sales manager for Rush Truck Center in Fontana, Calif., and Nicholas Teece joined the medium-duty sales staff at that location. The company also appointed Douglas Shaffer in medium-duty fleet sales in the Southeast.

Datalogic Mobile Inc., Eugene, Ore., named Brad Wall sales manager for North America.

Intervolve Inc. announced that Bill Kaluza joined the company as chief executive officer.

Pall Corp., East Hills, N.J., inducted David B. Pall into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Pall, who passed away in 2004 at the age of 90, was recognized for his global vision and scientific tenacity in developing fluid management solutions.

OptiLedge, Atlanta, added J.R. Russo as sales director of the company’s business development program.

P.O.P. Shop named Sonya Beam a Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS).