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05/02/2016
Staff Update, May 2016: Please help us welcome Ashley Tobin as our new Central Regional Manager! Her sales territory covers Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Canada: Manitoba. In her role, Ashley will work with existing and new distributors, as well as develop new business with national accounts. Since the fall of 2013, Ashley has held the role of Business Development Manager at Flow-Rite, focusing primarily in the recreational boating industry. Ashley came to Flow-Rite after working as a program manager in the aerospace/...
05/26/2015
Staff Update, May 2015: Please help us welcome Rob McKnight as our new Southern Regional Manager! His sales territory covers Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. In his role, Rob will work with existing and new distributors, as well as develop new business with national accounts. “Rob McKnight is a dynamic sales professional with 15+ years of experiencing building high growth sales with both direct and distributor sales programs,” says Sara McMurray, sales director for Flow-Rite...
04/20/2015
Flow-Rite launches free battery maintenance software, Battery Steward Byron Center, MI – April 20, 2015 Battery Steward®, Flow-Rite’s latest innovation, is a cloud-based solution that organizes an operation’s battery care schedule, sends alerts when tasks are due, records maintenance and asset data, and allows the data to be analyzed over time. The app is currently available to download for free on the App Store and Google Play. “For years Flow-Rite has advocated the simple truth that forklift batteries last longer when they are properly maintained,”...
01/16/2015
Sara McMurray, central regional manager for Flow-Rite, was featured in this month's MHEDA Journal!  Her article can be found on page 36 of the 1st quarter 2015 issue of The MHEDA Journal.  
01/05/2015
Staff Update, January 2015: Jay Gardiner was recently hired as a Business Development Manager for Flow-Rite. In this role, Jay will educate the material handling and supply chain industries on proper battery care and maintenance. Jay comes to us from GNB Industrial Power where he was a major accounts manager. 
08/07/2014
After announcing plans of a 6 Million dollar investment in the form of a building expansion, new equipment, creating at least 64 new jobs, Flow-Rite has been featured in many local news stories which can be found below: MLive:  http://photos.mlive.com/grandrapidspress/2014/08/flow-rite_7.html WZZM 13:  http://www.wzzm13.com/story/money/business/2014/08/06/flow-rite-and-general-formulations/13685709/ Grand Rapids Business Journal:  http://www.grbj.com/articles/80276-manufacturer-invests-6m-in-expansion-64-jobs MiBiz:  http://mibiz.com/item/21759-flow-rite-controls-to-...
08/06/2014
Contact: Ron Earl, Marketing Director – rearl@flow-rite.com - (616) 583-1700 Flow-Rite to Expand Facility, Create New Jobs Byron Center, MI – August 6, 2014 Flow-Rite Controls was recently awarded a performance-based grant from the State of Michigan to support the expansion of its Byron Center, MI facility by 7,500 SF. The expansion will include an innovative engineering center, upgrades to the existing facility, new high-speed assembly equipment, and new injection molds. The project will result in a capital investment of $6 million and the creation of 64 jobs. “It is...
07/11/2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ron Earl, Marketing Director – rearl@flow-rite.com - (616) 583-1700 Flow-Rite Promotes Todd Hart to Executive Vice President Byron Center, MI – July 1, 2014 Flow-Rite has recently promoted Todd Hart to the position of Executive Vice President. “As our company continues to grow, it’s essential to not only continue providing the best products in the market place, but to also champion innovation and a superior customer experience,” said Robert Burnetter, Chief Executive Officer for Flow-Rite. “Todd Hart genuinely...
06/03/2014
Another survey that promises to only take 5 minutes... I know, I know, I hate these too! However, Flow-Rite depends on your feedback (positive and negative) as we strive to exceed our customers' expectation. (Optional) Please provide your name and contact information to be eligible for our monthly $100.00 dollar gift card drawing! Winner will be notified and listed on the next month's survey. Thank you for your time and input!   Customer Loyalty Survey
10/03/2013
Flow-Rite's single point battery watering systems were featured in this month's Modern Materials Handling.  Lift trucks: Single-point battery watering keeps equipment clean Food manufacturer [Kellogg's] enjoys longer battery life and reduced downtime with automatic watering system.

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