Technology Committees

Material Handling Technology Committee Meeting

Date: 14–15 September 2016
Location: Louisville, MS, USA
Tour: Quail Ridge Lodge

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Hotel Arrangements

Lake Tiak-O’Kata 
213 Smyth Lake Road
P.O. Box 160
Louisville, MS  39339
Reserve by 1 August 2016 for Taylor Forklift Room Rate of $70/night
For reservations, call  888-845-6151

Taylor Forklift customers contact Hal Nowell at or 662-312-0880  for room reservations at the Lodge

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 @ Quail Ridge Lodge

9 a.m.

1. Chair’s opening remarks - Everette Davis
2. Appoint minute-taker 
3. Antitrust guidelines
4. Membership and attendance
5. Review minutes of previous meeting
6. AIST Staff Announcements

Main agenda items


Review 2016 Steel Industry Fatalities followed by a safety roundtable discussion


AISTech session development ~ Bruce Zimmerman – Papers Chair

  • Selection of Abstracts 

  • Determine session structure (Due by 31 Oct) including session titles & session chairs

  • Review Papers Chair and Session Chair instructions


AIST Leadership Conference – Solicit any discussion items/concerns from the TC to be discussed at the LDC


MHTC representatives for the LDC


2017 Specialty Training Conference update ~ Doug Niksch

Discussion Items


Combining the Material Handling Technology Committee with the Transportation & Logistics Technology Committee. Pros and Cons.



  1. Barge Cover Lid Lifter ~ Bobby King – Greenfield Products

  2. Taylor Forklift Presentation ~ Hal Nowell – Taylor Forklift 


Tour of Quail Ridge Lodge Facility


Next meeting ~ 18-19 January site TBD


Chair conclusion ~ Everette Davis

5 p.m.


6:30 p.m.

Committee dinner

Thursday, 15 September 2016

8 a.m. to Noon

Tour of Quail Ridge Lodge Facility