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Developments

  • OE Attachments continues to thrive with the acceptance of OEA Kaup attachments from the North American market

  • Continued investing in plant assets and IT infrastructure for optimized productivity
  • Continue to survey customers quarterly with more than 97% likely to continue doing business with Arrow
  • Automation of select data entry grows sales team efficiency
  • Project management software implemented to track projects, create dashboards and leverage current business processes
  • Surpassed ISO 9001 annual audit and began blueprint for ISO 45000 Occupational Health and Safety Systems certification

  • Continued focus on supply chain adds breadth and depth to product offerings
  • Tammy Ledlow onboarded as Director, Business Processes
  • Factory automation and robotic welding fixtures used to improve productivity.

  • Expanded production facility in Lenexa, Kan. by 20% to reach 215,000 sq. ft.

  • Closed and delivered on the largest purchase order in company history.
  • Opened more than 700 new accounts across all business lines with the induction of Salesforce.
  • Continued focus on employee safety with implementation of the Dupont STOP Safety program.
  • Significant investments made for additional servers, infrastructure support and Solidworks upgrade.
  • Established partnership with Kaup GmbH & Co. KG of Aschaffenburg, Germany to manufacture and supply a full line of hydraulic attachments throughout North America under the OEA Kaup brand.

  • Launched Forklift Safety Device™ (FLSD) to provide forklift operators with real-time residual capacity based on changing load conditions. Was an MHI Innovation award finalist at Promat in April 2019.
  • New distribution center opens in Houston, TX.
  • Company celebrates its’ 50th Anniversary as Budget Attachments & Parts sold to Netforks LLC .

  • Investments continue with upgrades and additions to robotics and plant equipment.
  • Sales and Operations team expansion continues to meet growing business needs for OE Attachments and Arrow Material Handling Products.
  • Launched innovative new design of OEM Fork Positioning Frames.
  • Sales Team continues adding business development managers for Key Account and OEM penetration.
  • Sindey Attachments introduces Manual-Tilt Tree Saw and Tractor Tree Saw.

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

  • Marketing Team grows with development of new initiatives, processes and trade show presence.
  • Sales Teams adds Sales, Key Account and Business Development Reps.
  • Brian Pokorny steps in as Chief Operations Officer.
  • Patents filed for innovative Forklift and Moving Vehicle Safety Device.
  • Launched OE Attachment as new Business Unit as attachments grow at 2x the base rate.

  • Continued organic growth with New Products, Components and Service Parts.
  • Management System for all Arrow Acquisition companies certified to ISO 9001:2015 standard.

  • Experienced sales professional, Scott Clevenger, joins as Vice President of Sales.
  • Line of product displays are developed for increased dealer support.
  • Increase in OEM interest leads to development of original equipment products and attachments.
  • Tim Kane joins as Chief Financial Officer 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 Products catalog expands with addition of several new products.
  • Arrow Material Handling Products celebrates 45-year anniversary.
  • Arrow Acquisition profile expands with purchase of long-time industry leader, CTI Attachments.
  • New line of sideshifters enhances a growing product catalog.
  • Large fork offerings expand greatly, allowing for growth into under-served industries.
  • Two new CNC machines are installed increasing production and improving efficiency.
  • Industry veteran, Larry Hayes, joins as Chief Operating Officer.
  • Lean manufacturing process is implemented for improved efficiency.
  • 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.
  • Group of private equity firms acquires Arrow Material Handling Products 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 and development.
  • New 178,000 square foot facility and headquarters opens in Lenexa, Kan.