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Bullet® Is A Lifesaver For Magnet Systems
Winkle Industries, America’s innovation leader in engineered material handling solutions, has introduced a practical and enhanced means to protect lifting magnet power cables.

Winkle Launches Optimag® Brand For All Its Magnets
Joe Schatz, President of Winkle Industries recently introduced the complete line of OptiMag® lifting magnets.

“Hands Free” Policy Leads To Improved Roll Handling At ATI Allegheny Ludlum Bagdad Operations
ATI Allegheny Ludlum adopts hands-free roll changing procedure using custom-built lifter from Winkle Industries.

Industry Leaders Join Forces to Deliver a Unique Solution for Mobile Coil-Loading
Collaborating with one of the steel industry’s top specialists in material handling devices, Taylor “Big Red” has expanded its range of specialized attachments for steel mills and service yards.

Winkle Industries Adds In-Motion Weighing System Technology To Material Handling Product Line
Expanding on its extensive range of aftermarket distribution products, Winkle Industries is now representing the Tech Weigh ScrapMaster line of in-motion weighing systems for magnets and grapples.

Winkle Offers Intelligence And Reliability With GTS Generators And Magnet Controllers
Mr. Joe Schatz, President of Winkle Industries recently announced that they have become the exclusive North American Distributor for GTS generators and magnet controllers. 

New OptiMag G-Series Magnets From Winkle Offer Recyclers More Choices With Less Weight, Lower Costs
Winkle Industries has introduced a re-engineered and enhanced line-up of its scrap magnets developed for use in tandem with all standard makes and models of scrap handling grapples.

Tim Vargo To Represent Winkle Industries In Midwest
Mark Volansky, Director of Sales for Winkle Industries Inc., is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Vargo as Winkle’s Regional Sales Manager in the Midwest, a territory that includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota and part of Nebraska.

New OptiMag L-Series Lifting Magnets From Winkle Maximize Load Capacity For Scrap Handlers
Winkle Industries has introduced a new line-up of lightweight scrap magnets developed with the latest version of the company’s proprietary computer modeling software.

Focus On Customer Service Leads To Successful ISO Registration At Winkle Industries
Joseph T. Schatz, President of Winkle Industries Inc., is proud to announce that their operation is now a registered ISO 9001:2008 facility.

New OptiMag D-Series Scrap Magnets From Winkle Lift More For Less Cost
Winkle Industries has introduced a new line-up of deep field scrap magnets developed with the latest version of the company’s proprietary computer modeling software.

Expansion At Winkle Industries To Accommodate Increased Production, Growing Diversity
Winkle Industries, an ISO 9001:2008 Registered facility has unveiled its recent expansion to their Ohio operation, designed to support continuing growth in the firm’s range of products and services.

Winkle Announces New And Enhanced Lines Of Scrap Handling Magnets
The complete line of Winkle scrap handling magnets, now called OptiMag has been redesigned and additions have been made using new proprietary engineering software to achieve lighter weights, increased lifting capacity and lower costs for recyclers and steel mills.

Charles Minot Appointed To Represent Winkle Industries In California
Mark Volansky, Director of Sales for Winkle Industries Inc., is pleased to announce the appointment of C.O. Minot & Son as Winkle’s sales and service representative in California.

New Controller Cuts Scrap-Handling Costs With Longer Equipment Life And Higher Duty-Cycles For Lifting Magnet Systems
After more than a year of field testing, a new magnet controller manufactured by Hubbell Industrial Controls has demonstrated that it will vastly reduce maintenance demands while enabling maximum efficiency and control during operation, even in high duty-cycle lifting applications.

GRAB AND GO - Winkle Industries Adds A Tower Of Productivity For Its Line Of Lifting Magnets
Winkle Industries has introduced an innovative addition to its line of lifting magnets that will practically allow operators to combine a grapple and magnet on the fly.

Winkle Industries Expands Midwest Sales Network With J. Clark & Associates
The firm of J. Clark & Associates will now represent the material handling products and services of Winkle Industries, serving a four-state area in the Midwest.

Matt Wroblewski Leads Winkle Team In Southern U.S.
Joseph T. Schatz, President and CEO of Winkle Industries Inc., recently announced that Matt Wroblewski has joined the Winkle team as a Regional Sales Manager for the southern United States. “We are excited to have Matt join our team,” says Mr. Schatz. “With his leadership and experience, we know that he will be a valuable addition to our sales force.”

Harry Fisher & Associates, Inc. And Mattrip Technical Sales, Inc. Announced As New Sales Agencies For Winkle Industries
Joseph T. Schatz, President and CEO of Winkle Industries Inc., and Mark Volansky, Winkle Sales Director, recently announced that Joe Westendorf and Dick Landrigan of Harry Fisher & Associates, Inc. (HFA) and Jeff Sailer of Mattrip Technical Sales, Inc. (MTS) have become sales agents for Winkle “below-the-hook” lifting devices, mechanical and electrical crane products, ground-mounted material handling equipment and aftermarket services.

Winkle Reels In Gleason Repair & Reman Services
Gleason Reel Corporation has named Winkle Industries as exclusive supplier of factory-authorized repair for the company’s complete line of industrial cable and hose reels, as well as festoon and PowerTrak™ systems.

Higginbotham Company Expands “One Source” Material Handling Capability With Winkle
G.T. Higginbotham Co., Inc., a leading provider of aftermarket services to power transmission and mill equipment to southern industry, has now expanded into a wide range of above-the-hook and below-the-hook crane capabilities as newly appointed agents for Winkle Industries.

Winkle Industries Teams Up With Company Wrench To Deliver The Goods
Company Wrench now offers Winkle magnets ensuring their customers only get the best.

Who Knows The Business End Of Your Scrap Handler?
With the right supplier behind you, effective asset management for lifting equipment isn’t just for big operators anymore!

Winkle Industries Appoints New Sales Leadership
Winkle Industries recently announced the appointment of Mark Volansky to the position of Sales Director.

Expert's advice to magnet operators: “Cool it!”
Lifting magnets are important revenue generators in most scrap metal yards. Suspended from the business end of primary material handlers, magnets are a critical link in the productivity of processing and shipping operations.

Winkle Appoints Dick Ptak To Lead Magnetics Engineering Group
Joseph T. Schatz, President and CEO of Winkle Industries Inc., is pleased to introduce Richard F. "Dick" Ptak, P.E., as Manager of Magnetics Engineering.

Productivity gets a lift at DJJ Blend Yard with new Winkle magnets
As America's steel mills continue to grow their appetite for custom-blended melt mixes, the recycling yards that feed the mills with scrap iron are pressed to move ever more material faster and at lower cost.

New Magnet From Winkle “Raises The Bar” For Demolition Specialist
You have to work extra fast when the worksite is a bridge. Bridges tend to be important traffic routes and they offer no room to spare for equipment or temporary lanes.

Winkle’s "Single-Source" Thinking Offers Engineered Solutions For End-To-End Productivity
Winkle has unveiled a new program designed to supply customers with a complete package of lifting products plus the services to ensure continuous improvement and reliability in the mill.

New Winkle Industries Brand Look Sets The Stage For Productivity
Along with everything else that’s new at Winkle Industries, now the company has introduced a new logo and graphic identity.

Winkle Gets Ready To Celebrate Anniversary In Alliance
Joe Schatz, President and CEO of Winkle Industries, is pleased to announce that arrangements are underway to mark the anniversary of the company's move to its new location in Alliance, Ohio.