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Kion North America names new CEO

Summerville-based forklift manufacturer Kion North America has named Jonathan Dawley its new president and CEO, taking over for Vincent Halma, who has left Kion Group.

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Children see gifts from wish lists

On Dec. 17, representatives from Kion North America Corporation delivered nearly $2,000 worth of items for children ages of 12-17, in addition to a $1,000 monetary donation to the Dorchester Children’s Center.

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Forklift maker in Summerville receives largest order

KION North America in Summerville has received its largest industrial truck order in the company’s history from a chain of home improvement stores headquartered in Wisconsin.

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KION North America lands order for 600 li-ion powered lift trucks

Industrial truck manufacturer says order from Wisconsin-based Menards is largest in company's history.

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Highlights from KION NA and Dematic press conference

During an executive briefing Monday in Dematic NA’s Booth S2903, executives from different branches of the KION Group (Booth S2603) overviewed the latest innovations each is showcasing during ProMat.

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Volvo: Energy-efficient forklifts part of environmentally friendly South Carolina plant

With construction of its Berkeley County manufacturing campus more than 75 percent complete, Volvo Cars on Thursday said it will be the first U.S. automaker to use forklifts with lithium-ion batteries in its production process — part of the company's "green initiative." The forklifts will be made in nearby Summerville by KION North America, one of the world's largest suppliers of industrial trucks, forklifts and tow tractors.

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Top 20 industrial lift truck suppliers, 2017

This year’s list of the Top 20 Lift Truck Suppliers is unlike any other in the more than 70-year history of this magazine. Although the company names are familiar, the makeup of the top two has changed substantially since this time last year.

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KION to supply equipment for Volvo Car site

KION North America, an industrial truck manufacturer with headquarters in Summerville, has reached an agreement with Volvo Car U.S. Operations to supply material-handling equipment for the automaker’s new Berkeley County site.

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KION North America launches new brand

KION North America launched Baoli, a forklift brand entirely new to the North American marketplace. KION Baoli Forklift Co., Ltd is the international material handling manufacturer for the economy segment.

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Getting a lift

The newly rebranded Kion North America Corp. forklift-maker of Summerville has come a long way since its forerunner started as a blacksmith shop on a stagecoach route between Cleveland and Cincinnati in the 1800s.

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KION steals the show at ProMat

With the largest booth space, multiple brands and product launches, the KION conglomerate dominates the ProMat show floor.

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ProMat Dubbed - Best Ever

KION North America used the show to debut eight new Linde brand warehouse vehicles and demonstrate a Linde Very Narrow Aisle Vehicle powered by Dematic.

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Charleston-area manufacturer adding 50 jobs, investing almost $6M

Kion North America announced Thursday that it will invest $5.7 million to expand its Dorchester County operations to meet increased demand.

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Dorchester Co. manufacturer celebrates new solar energy system

KION North America, a company that has been manufacturing forklifts and other equipment on Highway 78 since 1985, invested about $1.5 million dollars to install solar panels of the roof its facility and on the ground.

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KION North America showcases strength of KION, Linde, and Dematic brands

KION North America has launched a full line of equipment for the North American warehouse market, combining the strength of its KION, Linde, and Dematic brands, the company said during a press conference Monday.

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Forklift safety...past, present, and future

What makes today's forklifts safer to operate than ever before? Experts name some of the most important improvements of the past few years and explain why forklifts of the future are likely to be even safer.

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KION North America Corporation honors Top Dealers

KION North America Corporation awarded top dealers based on 2018 performance at its 2019 Dealer Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina this week.

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How forklifts & batteries keep the industry moving forward

In this special report, lift truck providers reveal trends, challenges, solutions and what cold food and beverage processors need to know in order to keep the cold food industry moving forward.

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KION North America participates in Youth Apprenticeship Signing Day

In July, representatives from KION North America participated in Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeship Signing Day. Students gathered at Trident Technical College to sign their employment letters to become apprentices with Charleston-area employers.

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KION North America forms dealer advisory council

Industrial truck manufacturer and supply chain services provider KION North America Corp. said today it has formed a dealer advisory council to plan for a forecast of fast growth in sales of the company's Linde and Baoli brands of industrial trucks.

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Solar heats up in S.C. as business installations surge

Businesses and residents have collected more than $30 million in incentives from South Carolina’s utilities for launching solar projects since 2014.

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Safer by design

Today's lift trucks boast more designed-in safety features than ever. Operators will get the greatest benefit from these advances if they're paired with proper training.

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KION North America Participates in Manufacturing Day

On October 4, 2019, Manufacturing Day, KION North America hosted more than 35 Juniors and Seniors from South Carolina High Schools in Berkeley, Charleston and Fairfield Counties. Since 2012, Manufacturing Day has taken place nationwide and aims to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.

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Free service helps South Carolina manufacturers save money by going green

Some of South Carolina’s manufacturers are lowering their energy bills by tens of thousands of dollars and reducing their carbon footprint with the help of a free Clemson University program that is entering its second year with plans to more than double its client list.

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Forklift maker changing name, adding new brand

KION, part of the Summerville area since 1985, assembles forklifts and pallet jacks at its 225,000-square-foot factory on U.S. Highway 78 in Dorchester County. It also operates a 40,000-square-foot parts warehouse as part of the 58-acre plant site.

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