C&M News

Dave King Retires After 25 Years of Service to C&M Conveyor

Dave King, vice president of inside sales at C&M Conveyor, has retired after 25 years of service to the company.

"We thank Dave for his many years of hard work, dedication and enthusiasm," said Randy Grube, chief operating officer. "We offer Dave our heartiest congratulations on his retirement and best wishes for many happy years of leisure."

C&M Conveyor Promotes Randy Grube to Chief Operating Officer

C&M Conveyor announced it has promoted industry veteran Randy Grube to Chief Operating Officer.

Grube formerly served as C&M Conveyor's vice president of sales and customer service; prior to that, he was director of field operations. Since joining the company in 2013, he has been part of the management team directing C&M Conveyor's growth initiative to add capacity and new products and to increase productivity in all areas of the company's operations.

New Mesh Ball Bundle Conveyor from C&M Conveyor offers the ability to side-shift, right-angle transfer and rotate loads

C&M Conveyor's Mesh Ball (MBC) Bundle Conveyor System is a must for load-forming operations, allowing box plants to achieve transfer rates in excess of 20 bundles per minute.

This innovative transfer device utilizes the durable Modular Ball-Belt technology to give you the ability to side-shift, right-angle transfer in one or two directions, rotate, and load build on the device in a smaller footprint. It will improve your efficiency at the load former by grouping bundles together, side-by-side, rotating orientation and reducing operator interface.

New Mesh Ball Rotator from C&M CONVEYOR is able to rotate loads

C&M Conveyor’s Mesh Ball (MBC) Rotation Conveyor provides a rollerless surface that utilizes a durable Modular Ball-Belt and integrated bearing-mounted, worm gear driven rotational disc to rotate single/multiple stacks of material with and without dunnage. The MBC Rotator has the ability to rotate clockwise or counter-clockwise. With few moving parts and no pneumatics, your load rotation operations will benefit from the low maintenance of this device.

C&M Conveyor Announces Territory Realignment

C&M Conveyor has announced that Mark Boardman, regional sales manager for the Western Territory, will be leaving the company on Dec. 31, 2015 to pursue other opportunities.

"We thank Mark for his many years of outstanding service and dedication to C&M Conveyor and wish him the best in his future endeavors," said Randy Grube, vice president of sales and customer service.

C&M Conveyor Names Abram Nichols as Lead Product Engineer

C&M Conveyor has announced the appointment of Abram Nichols as its new Lead Project Engineer.

Nichols has 15 years of diversified experience in the manufacturing sector. Before joining C&M Conveyor, he served as product and chief engineer at AGC Automotive in Hebron, KY.

Nichols earned a bachelor's degree in engineering at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, and an associate's degree in welding technology from Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, IL.

C&M Conveyor Completes Expansion in Indiana

C&M Conveyor has announced the completion of its $3.2 million building expansion to consolidate its manufacturing operations in Mitchell, IN and to open a new executive office/engineering/design-center in Bloomington, IN.
"The purpose of the expansion was to get all manufacturing in one place, which allows us to streamline our manufacturing processes and increase our capacity," said Don Laipple, CEO.  "We are now fully operational and ready to meet the industry's growing demand for C&M Conveyor's products in the future."

New Desheeter from C&M Conveyor Is a Simple, Quick Way to Remove Waste Sheets in Corrugated Box Plants

C&M Conveyor's Desheeter utilizes a simple right-angle transfer head to push the product off the conveyor and onto an adjacent perpendicular or parallel conveyor in a corrugated box plant.

The desheeter utilizes a sheet clamp to capture the waste sheet while the load is pushed onto the perpendicular conveyor, past the waste sheet. The waste sheet is then ejected out of the rear of the device for collection. It's a simple, quick and durble way to remove a waste sheet.