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  • Bishamon EZ Loader

    The EZ Loader can handle a wide range of weight capacities from 250 lbs up to 4,000 lbs.  Adjust the load range by the EZ Adjust knob – a three position knob that allows adjustment of the collapsed capacity without changing the air pressure!  EZ Loaders are designed to eliminate worker bending by automatically raising [...]

  • Myers Industries Purchases Jamco Products

    Myers Industries announced on October 2nd, that they acquired Jamco Products.  Hawkeye Material Handling has a long history with both companies.  Myers Industries owns Akro-Mils, our number one supplier for storage bins; and Buckhorn, which makes the industry leading collapsible bulk storage containers. Jamco Products was founded in 1995, and continues to be the number one [...]

  • Buckhorn Collapsible Bulk Storage Containers

    There is a real long term cost difference between using a disposable product and a reusable.    If you compare the costs of disposable razors, paper towels and plates, cups, plastic knives and forks, Ziploc bags, verses the costs containers, rags, etc.  Obviously the upfront costs for almost anything disposal is smaller than a product that [...]

  • Hawkeye Material Handling – Family Giving

    National unemployment is at 8.3%.  On August 27th the Gazette announced that Rockwell Collins will be eliminating 80 positions in Cedar Rapids.  Clipper Windpower announced a layoff of 76 employees through October 31st.  Schneider Electric plans to eliminate 80 positions in Cedar Rapids, by the end of next year, 2013.  These are just some of [...]

  • Four Main Types of Steel Mezzanines

    Four Main Types of Steel Mezzanines, Platforms Listed here are four main types of industrial and commercial mezzanines: Free standing — also known as structural, steel, or wide span mezzanines, these are commonly used in a wide variety of applications and offer great flexibility in set-up and restructuring if needed. Free standing mezzanines and platforms are considered [...]

  • In Memory of Thomas George Scott

    Thomas George Scott March 2, 1948 – August 25, 2012   . . . Our thoughts and prayers reaches out to Cheryl and family during this heartbreaking difficult time. Cheryl Scott whom has been providing great customer service for Hawkeye Material Handling for almost 15 years, her husband of 42 years, Thomas Scott, past away peacefully [...]

  • Double Level, Pallet Rack Drive Thru System

    A client of ours came to us in order to help them design a Pallet Rack Drive Thru system that can accommodate two different pallet sizes. They use both a 48” wide pallet and a 40” wide pallet.  Client wants to utilize a system the will except either pallet size.  Designing a Drive Thru system [...]

  • Push Back Pallet Rack System

    For high-density, multiple-product storage situations, you can’t beat Interlake’s  push-back system. It’s designed to optimize the use of your storage area while still combining excellent selectivity and a maintenance-free design. As each pallet is loaded, it’s placed on a free-rolling carriage that is literally pushed back into the system by loading additional pallets. When unloading, [...]

  • I am Tired of Damaged Caused by Freight Companies

    Customer called us up the other day and one of the panels that they ordered from us was damaged.  They did sign the Bill Of Lading as received one damaged panel.  By signing the BOL as damaged helps us out for filing claims.  The customer is very annoyed because this panel will be up on [...]

  • Foot Master Leveling Casters

    Foot Master Leveling Casters offer a unique caster leveling option that allows product to be both mobile and stationary.  With these leveling casters you can move equipment into place, and then lower the anti-vibration footpad.  The caster comes up off the ground and allows the equipment to be completely stationary.  You can then level the [...]