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Material Handling History


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1924

 Beebe Bros., Inc. founded in Seattle, WA USA by R.H. Beebe to produce and market 5 ton capacity hand winches. Company is formed to capture growing local interest in the winches originally intended for his personal use.

1926

Ingersoll Rand enters the winch market with the "Classic" winch line.

1938

 Beebe product line is extended to 30 ton capacity hand winches.

1941-5

Beebe winches assist war effort. Over 1000 water landing craft vehicles were equipped with 2 ton winches for ramp handling.

1947

Samiia founded in France; company manufactures and markets hoists for mining applications.

c. 1950

Ingersoll Rand offers line of air hoists for industrial applications.

1955

ARO Equipment Corporation introduces the first rotary vane hoist.

1959

Ratchet hoists were introduced by Beebe.

1960

Zimmerman International founded. Manufactures equipment and systems that assist in ergonomic handling operations.

1962

Beebe sales reach $1M.

1987

Beebe acquired by Ingersoll Rand. Ingersoll Rand establishes Material Handling Division.

1990

Samiia, a winch and hoist manufacturer, acquired by Ingersoll Rand to expand manufacturing and geographic market base.

1990

 ARO Equipment Corporation, based in Bryan, OH, acquired by Ingersoll Rand.Products include air hoists up to 2 tons.

1996

Zimmerman International Corp., based in Madison Heights, MI, is acquired by Ingersoll Rand.

2010

New manufacturing facility opens in Kent, WA. Powered Industrial Lifting Equipment is moved from Southern Pines, NC to Kent. Winch and Hoist Solutions production is moved from Seattle facility to Kent.

2014

High Capacity Hoists and Winches becomes an independent business within Ingersoll Rand to provide one globally facing business focused on mining, energy production and industrial manufacturing.

 


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