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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.
08/01/2013
"Battery Room Confidential" Check out this informative article about lift truck battery performance from DC Velocity.  Make sure to read the "Improper Watering" section!
04/30/2013
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ron Earl, Marketing Director – rearl@flow-rite.com - (616) 583-1700 ETL Listed Mark approval for Eagle Eye level lite Byron Center, MI - April 30, 2013 “In our commitment to higher standards, we are proud to announce that our Eagle Eye line of sensors has ETL approval,” says Rick Mavrakis, Executive Vice President for Flow-Rite. “The original design did not need to be altered to be accepted and featured with the ETL Listed Mark.” ETL approval conforms to ANSI/UL Std. 61010-1 and Cert. to CAN/CSA Std. C22...
03/07/2013
  Flow-Rite's Neil Swanson is featured as a contributing writer in this month's WERC Watch!    Warehousing's Forgotten Maintenance: The Forklift Lead-Acid Battery "As facility managers, we understand the importance of budgeting, productivity and inventory levels, as well as the general daily grind of running facilities. Yet how many of us truly maintain one of our largest capital expenditures — the forklift battery? As a lead-acid battery is used, water evaporates and needs to be replaced regularly. Neglecting to replace the water will shorten battery life, affect forklift...
02/18/2013
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ron Earl, Marketing Director – rearl@flow-rite.com - (616) 583-1700   Flow-Rite Controls Announces Central Regional Manager Byron Center, MI - February 18, 2013 Flow-Rite Controls is announcing the hiring of Sara McMurray to the position of Central Regional Manager.  Sara comes to Flow-Rite from Specialty Heat Treating after 10 very successful years in the world of thermal processing. As the Central Regional Manager, Sara will work with existing and new distributors, as well as develop new business with...
02/17/2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ron Earl, Marketing Director – rearl@flow-rite.com - (616) 583-1700 Flow-Rite Controls Announces Quality Manager Byron Center, MI - February 18, 2013 Flow-Rite Controls is announcing the hiring of Tanya Jones to the position of Quality Manager. She boasts over 14 years of experience in quality, from supplier to OEM. She also has extensive experience in developing and implementing quality management systems. Tanya comes to us from American Seating where she worked in quality and supplier development.  “I’m looking...

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