Conveyor Shipments Up Almost 10% in 2010

March 11, 2011
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports that 2010 shipments in North America were up 9.6%. CEMA estimates that shipments totaled $6.642 billion for 2010, an increase of $584 million from 2009 shipments of $6.058 billion.

CEMA estimates that new orders totaled $6.85 billion in 2010. New orders in 2010 were $1.14 billion more than 2009, representing an increase of 19.96%.

CEMA President, Bill Pugh, announced the results at the Association’s 78th annual meeting in La Quinta, CA, earlier this month.

CEMA tracks new orders and shipped sales volume in seven classes of unit handling equipment and five classes of bulk handling equipment.

The executives representing CEMA member companies who attended the annual meeting expressed continued optimism in 2011 and forecasted an 8% increase in shipments.

Also at the meeting, George Huber III, vice president of Industrial Kinetics, Inc., Downers Grove, IL, was elected CEMA’s president. Other officers elected at the meeting include:

Vice President - Ron Arkema, vice president, Van Gorp Corporation, Pella, IA;

Secretary – Warren Chandler, product manager, Stephens-Adamson, Belleville, Ontario, Canada;

Treasurer – Jerry Heathman, sales & marketing manager, Chantland Pulley & Roller Company, Humboldt, IA.

Elected to the CEMA Board of Directors were:

Bob Domnick, vice president, engineering, Superior Industries, Morris, MN

Paul Ross, president, Douglas Manufacturing Co., Inc., Pell City, AL

Geoff Normanton, senior vice president technology, Fenner Dunlop, Pittsburgh, PA

Todd Swinderman, director and chief technology officer, Martin Engineering Company, Neponset, IL

Carryover members are:

Joe Forte, director, sales, Portec, Inc., Canon City, CO

Michael Hoehn, president, Automatic Systems Inc., Kansas City, MO

Jim McKnight, senior vice president, system sales and marketing, Intelligrated, Inc., Mason, OH

Garry Abraham, general manager/CEO, Screw Conveyor Corporation, Hammond, IN

Dean Bogner, vice president of sales and marketing, Webster Industries, Inc., Tiffin, OH

Mike Mitchell, product manager, Stober Drives Inc., Maysville, KY.

Founded in 1933, CEMA is the trade association of leading North American conveyor equipment manufacturers and engineering firms.

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