2019

  • Manufacturing improvements with state of the art HD plasma tables, plate saws, and robotic welding.

  • Created partnership with Kaup GmbH & Co. KG of Aschaffenburg, Germany to manufacture and supply a full line of forklift and construction attachments throughout North America under the OEA-Kaup brand.

  • Fully launched the Forklift Safety Device™ (FLSD) to provide forklift drivers with data and advanced warning through a patented product that calculates instantaneous residual capacity based on changing environmental and vehicle conditions. Product was an MHI Innovation award finalist at Promat in April 2019

  • Company opens new distribution center in Houston, TX.

  • Company celebrates it’s 50th Anniversary!

  • Budget Attachments & Parts sold to Netforks LLC.

  • Expanding the Lenexa, KS facility by 20% (35,000 sq ft) to 215,000 sq ft.

  • Investments continue with upgrades and additions to robotics and plant equipment.

  • Sales & Operations team expansion continues to meet growing business needs in OEA and AMH.

2018

  • Launched innovative new design of OEM Fork Positioning Frames.

  • Sales Team continues adding BDMs for Key Account / OEM penetration.

  • Sidney introduces Manual-Tilt Tree Saw and Tractor Tree Saw.

  • Company launches all new YTM Fork Shield.

  • OE Attachments introduces Fork Wear Indicator ™ & Forklift Safety Device ™ concepts.

  • Increased Sales Focus and Inventory in Canada as business expands.

  • Key Account teams increased presence at customer management level.

  • ITA Fork Wear Indicators available across North America in June.

2017

  • Marketing Team grows with development of new initiatives, processes & Trade Show presence.

  • Sales Teams added Sales, Key Account & Business Development Reps.

  • Brian Pokorny replaces Larry Hayes as COO.

  • Patents filed for innovative Forklift and Moving Vehicle Safety Device.

  • Arrow Material Handling introduces innovative Stump Planer, new Auger Drive attachments.

  • Sidney introduced an updated Tree Saw & Long-Reach Tree Shear.

  • Additional new CNC added to manufacturing asset pool to eliminate bottlenecks.

  • Launched OE Attachments as a new Business Unit.

  • Attachments grow at 2x the overall business pace.

  • Continued organic growth with New Products, Components & Service Parts.

  • Continuous improvement in Throughput, Cleanliness, Safety & Performance.

2016

  • Management System for all Arrow Acquisition companies certified to ISO 9001:2015 standard.

  • Experienced sales professional, Scott Clevenger, joins as Vice President of Sales.

  • Marketing executive, Liz Benditt, joins as Vice President of Marketing and Communications.

  • Sales teams grow across all businesses.

  • Line of product displays are developed for increased dealer support.

  • Arrow Material Handling introduces new products including Auger Drives and Bits, Trash Hoppers, Trash Skips, Storage Racks, etc.

2015

  • An increase in OEM interest leads to development of OE products and attachments.

  • Veteran Chief Financial Officer, Tim Kane, joins to support growing company.

  • USPTO approves seven patents designed to improve product lifespan and safety.

  • Growing market interest leads to development and implementation of Key Accounts Program.

  • Arrow Material Handling Product catalog expands with addition of several new products.

2014

  • Arrow Material Handling Products celebrates 45 Year Anniversary.

  • Acquisition profile broadens with purchase of long time industry leader, CTI Attachments.

  • New line of Side Shifters adds to a growing product catalog.

  • Large Fork offerings expand greatly, allowing for growth into under-served industries.

  • Two new CNC machines are installed increasing production & improving efficiency.

2013

  • Industry veteran, Larry Hayes, joins as Chief Operating Officer.

  • Production sees increase in efficiency with implementation of Lean Manufacturing processes.

  • Production capabilities expand with the addition of a new powder coating facility.

  • Modern OXY table, gantry cranes and additional mill are installed to improve manufacturing.

2012

  • Group of private equity firms acquires Arrow from Chicago based Gaslight Equity Group LLC.

  • Successful entrepreneur, Terry Melvin, is appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

  • Long time engineer, Ross Gault, is promoted to lead engineering + development.

  • New 178,000 square foot facility and headquarters opens in Lenexa, Kansas.