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Happy Thanksgiving from the entire Autoquip team.

November 17, 2016

The entire team at Autoquip wishes you a very happy Thanksgiving. Our offices will be closed Thursday, November 24th & 25th.

Michael Merritt Promoted to Production Manager

September 21, 2016

Autoquip is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael Merritt to our new Production Manager position. Michael has been with the company for 5 plus years, he started in production control and then he was promoted to shipping supervisor. Since he joined our team Michael has demonstrated a strong desire to help everyone, drive continuous improvement, provide leadership on numerous internal issues and team projects.

OSCO Controls

OSCO Controls, An Autoquip Company Announces New Website

September 20, 2016

We are very excited to announce the launch of our new website – OSCOControls.com. The new website has been designed to ensure that visitors can learn more about our extensive range of control solutions with basic to advance functionality and programming.

Autoquip Adds 2 New Hires To Its Growing Team

August 12, 2016

Autoquip announces two new recent additions to the company's growing team. Remington Stigers and Daniel Burton were hired to meet Autoquip's increasing product demand. Stigers will work with the engineering team and focus on designing our standard lift equipment and special. Burton was hired as a technical sales rep, but will be cross-trained in multiple-disciplines within the company to provide our customers with all levels of support. Please join us in welcoming them to the Autoquip team.

Autoquip Announces the Promotion of Gavin Page

June 22, 2016

Autoquip is pleased to announce the promotion of Gavin Page to Sales Engineer. Gavin has been with the company for 5 years in our Inside Sales Group, and in that time, he has demonstrated a strong commitment to providing a high level of service to some of our largest customers.

OSCO Controls An Autoquip Company

Autoquip Announces They Have Acquired A Controls Company

June 9, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Autoquip Corporation has acquired OSCO, Inc. (Oklahoma Systems Company, Inc.) The new company named OSCO Controls focuses on developing solutions by partnering with manufacturers to produce quality control panels that will improve their productivity.

Autoquip Employees Support Local Community Events

April 22, 2016

This weekend is a very busy weekend around Autoquip. We have two community events our staff is involved in. Autoquip will have a float in the 89er parade in Guthrie, OK. Then on Sunday we have (2) relay teams that will be running the OKC Marathon in support of the OKC Memorial. Go Team Autoquip!

Autoquip Contributes to OCC Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory

March 14, 2016

Autoquip has made a financial contribution to the Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory at Oklahoma Christian University to support students and faculty in their ongoing research and testing of new manufacturing innovations and technology.

Autoquip Hosts Guthrie HS Students

Autoquip Hosted Students from Local High School for Plant Tour and Industry Overview

February 23, 2016

Students from the vocational program at Guthrie High School visited Autoquip today as community outreach initiative to encourage careers in manufacturing.

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Autoquip to Host Vocational Students from Guthrie High School

February 16, 2016

Autoquip will host students from Guthrie High school vocational program on February 23, 2016 as part of their community involvement program. Autoquip has partnered with Guthrie High School to encourage students to pursue careers in manufacturing and to inform them of the value of manufacturing to the U.S. Economy.

Autoquip Announces Promotion

Billy Hawkins Promoted to Manufacturing Supervisor of 2nd Shift

January 5, 2016

Autoquip is very pleased to announce the promotion of Billy Hawkins to Manufacturing Supervisor of our 2nd Shift. Billy has been with the company for 36 years where he has played a critical role in manufacturing our lift equipment. In his new role, Billy will oversee the manufacturing processes of our 2nd Shift to meet production quality, resolve production issues, and support deliveries and inventories.

Autoquip Announces New Hire Wes Kennedy to Quality Assurance Team

January 5, 2016

Autoquip announces the addition of Wes Kennedy to the company’s Quality Assurance team. This supports Autoquip’s continued growth and commitment to deliver quality and safe lift equipment to our customers. Wes will be instrumental in bringing his skills and knowledge to help improve quality aspects of our products.

Production Control Planner

Autoquip Welcomes Michael Brown to the Production Control Team

December 23, 2015

Autoquip announces that Michael Brown has joined the company as Production Control Planner for our day shift. In this role, Michael will work with the day shift team to direct, manage, and trouble shoot the production schedule of manufactured lift equipment through the entire manufacturing cycle. We are looking forward to Michael offering his knowledge and skills to further strengthen the company’s manufacturing processes and efficiencies.

Autoquip Hires New Production Control Planner

Autoquip Hires New Production Control Planner for 2nd Shift

December 22, 2015

Autoquip is pleased to announce that Eugene Jackson has joined the team as Production Control Planner for 2nd Shift. Eugene’s responsibilities include scheduling and processing production orders and ensuring critical production sequences are met. We are excited to have Eugene help us get our second shift up and running smoothly. Please join us in welcoming him to the Autoquip team.

Autoquip Promotes Michael Merritt

Michael Merritt Promoted to Manufacturing Supervisor

December 17, 2015

Autoquip is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael Merritt to the position of Manufacturing Supervisor over the shipping department. Michael joined Autoquip 4 years ago in production control. During this tenure, he demonstrated a commitment to his position with increased level of responsibility and contributions to the operations on the plant floor.

Happy Holidays from Autoquip

Happy Holidays 2015 from Autoquip

December 10, 2015

We wish all of you a Happy Holiday and New Year! Thank you for a wonderful year. Our offices will be closed Dec. 24, 2015 - Jan. 3, 2016. We look forward to serving you in the new year.

Happy Thanksgiving from Autoquip

Thankful & Grateful

November 19, 2015

We have a lot to be grateful for at Autoquip. Our Customers: Who believe in our company and the quality lift equipment we can deliver. Our Employees: Who demonstrate unbelievable dedication and talent on a daily basis. Happy Thanksgiving and all the best to you and your family. Our offices will be closed Nov. 26th & 27th.

MHEDA Most Valuable Supplier Award 2016

AUTOQUIP RECEIVES MVS AWARD

November 13, 2015

Autoquip has been awarded the prestigious MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Award for 2016! The MVS Award is granted by the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association). This award recognizes Autoquip for a demonstrated commitment to their dealer network, their employees and their community.

Autoquip Careers

Autoquip Launches New Career Site

November 11, 2015

Autoquip has experienced a strong and steady rise in lift equipment orders over the past several years and will be adding a second production shift in January of 2016. In support of this healthy growth, we have launched a new career site to attract new talent and to provide prospective employees a glimpse into our culture. careers.autoquip.com

Autoquip Honors Veterans Day

Autoquip Honors Veterans

November 11, 2015

Today we honor the commitment, service, and sacrifice of those who serve in the armed forces. We especially, honor those employees of Autoquip who have served: Justin McBride, Alvin Green, Kenneth Cunningham, John Le Grande, and Joe Robillard. Your courage and sacrifice are deeply valued by us all.

Autoquip Proud Partner of Boeing

November 10, 2015

As Boeing lands more orders for its high-tech 787 Dreamliner and the upcoming 777x, Autoquip is in position to be a leading supplier of custom lift solutions for their production systems. Over the past several years, we have partnered with Boeing to design and build specialized lift equipment for lifting various components - ranging from seat assemblies to wiring harnesses - up to multi-level assembly areas. Autoquip has also designed various work platforms to position workers to facilitate improved access for both safety and production purposes. We’ve also provided systems to transport and lift large fuselage and wing sections.

MHI Award to Autoquips President

Autoquip's President Recognized at MHI’s 75th Anniversary Celebration

November 6, 2015

This past October Autoquip’s President, Joe Robillard received an award from MHI for his service on the MHI Roundtable. The award was presented by George Prest, CEO of MHI at the 75th MHI Anniversary celebration during the Executive Summit and Annual Conference Oct. 4th -7th.

Vasari Parking Lifts

Autoquip Manufacturer of Vasari Parking Lifts

October 19, 2015

Autoquip known as the leader in the material handling industry is also the manufacturer of Vasari Personal Parking Lifts. We apply our same quality in engineering of our lift products to build custom parking lifts for residential homes. Check out our latest video where we installed a subterranean parking lift with turntable for one home owner with a very impressive automobile collection. Read more to see link to video.

Assembly Lift for Aerospace

Autoquip - Trusted Supplier to Spirit Aerosystems

October 7, 2015

Autoquip is proud to be a trusted supplier to Spirit Aerosystems. We have designed and built several freight lifts for transferring material to different levels at their Wichita, KS plant, as well as work platform lifts for positioning workers where needed to perform work on different parts of the air craft.

Autoquip Manufacturing

Autoquip Expanding. Starting a second shift to meet lift equipment demand.

September 29, 2015

Autoquip announces today that they will start a second production shift at their manufacturing facility in Guthrie, OK, adding 15 jobs and deepening our commitment to our customers.

Autoquip celebrates Labor Day

Happy Labor Day from Autoquip

September 4, 2015

As the entire country celebrates Labor Day, we want to take a moment to recognize the employees of Autoquip Corporation. We are proud of the work our dedicated and talented employees have accomplished this year. In Observation of Labor Day, Autoquip will be closed Monday, September 7, 2015.

New Buyer at Autoquip

Autoquip Welcomes New Hire to Purchasing Department

August 25, 2015

Autoquip is pleased to announce and welcome Jose Zamora as our new buyer to the company’s purchasing department. Jose will be responsible for purchasing material, services, and tooling for our equipment manufacturing.

Autoquip Employee Recognition

Autoquip Congratulates Gavin Page on the Completion of His Masters Degree

August 7, 2015

Autoquip would like to congratulate Gavin Page on his completetion of his masters degree in Science in Engineering & Technology Management from Oklahoma State University.

Autoquips Newest Engineer

Autoquip Welcomes Laura Kite to Our Engineering Team

July 15, 2015

Autoquip is pleased to announce the addition of Laura Kite as Project Engineer to our engineering team. Laura comes to Autoquip with over eight years of experience working as both a Quality and Design Engineer developing and reviewing designs for aftermarket shocks and struts for Gabriel Ride Control in Chickasha, OK and Detroit, MI.

Autoquip Made in the USA

Happy 4th of July from Autoquip!

July 2, 2015

Autoquip lifting products are proudly made in the USA. Please note that Autoquip will be closed Friday July 3rd, 2015 in observance of Independence Day. We wish all of our customers a very happy and safe 4th of July holiday. We look forward to working with you when we get back on Monday.

Autoquip Engineers

Autoquip is pleased to announce the promotion of Collin Prock to Senior Project Engineer.

June 25, 2015

Collin Prock has been with the company for 9 years and has made a significant contribution to the advancement of Autoquip’s technology and design base. He has played a crucial role in development of control systems for automated advanced lift systems, and has personally handled onsite installation of the systems in the field. Prock has been involved in several of Autoquip’s largest projects in the past two years and has conducted himself with a professional, “can do” attitude.

Controls Engineers Continue Education

Controls Engineers Attend Rockwell Automation TechED

June 4, 2015

Autoquip's Controls Engineers attend Rockwell Automation TechEd this week in San Diego, CA where they will attend sessions on subject matters for improving machine performance, optimizing plant efficiencies and empowering The Connected Enterprise.

Autoquip Tradeshow Participation

Autoquip partners with Lightning Lift Products to display at the Greater Philadelphia Buildings, Engineering & Facility Maintenance Show.

May 14, 2015

Our dealers, Bill and Pam Staley of Lightning Lift Products partner with Autoquip to display our lifting products and engineering capabilities at the Greater Philadelphia Building, Engineering & Facility Maintenance Show. This show started at 9am this morning - May 14th at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, King of Prussia, PA.

Pit Mounted Lift & Tilt at Starbuck's New Roastery

Pit Mounted Lift & Tilt for Starbucks new flagship Roastery and Tasting Room.

April 16, 2015

Autoquip Builds a Pit Mounted Lift & Tilt for Starbucks new flagship Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle, WA.

Autoquip's Custom Room Lift

A Room with a Perfect View: Project Update

April 9, 2015

A year ago, we reported on a unique project we were working on for a homeowner in Florida who wanted a solution for lifting a room to get a better view of the sunset. The latest project video release from the homeowner, shows the progression of the house and our "room lift" installed providing a spectacular view of the ocean. Read on to learn more about the project and see the video.

Visit Autoquip at MHEDA Exhibitor Showcase #226

Visit Autoquip at MHEDA’s Exhibitors’ Showcase: April 20th, 2015, Booth #226

April 7, 2015

Go Beyond Standards. Give your customers the ability to do what they really want to do with Autoquip's Custom Lifting Solutions. Visit Autoquip at MHEDA’s Exhibitors’ Showcase: April 20th, 2015 - Booth #226. Come by Autoquip's tabletop showcase to talk about projects this year that brought large returns to Autoquip resellers.

Joe Robillard President of Autoquip

A Special(s) Year

March 31, 2015

Building on the momentum we carried from last year – our 2014/2015 fiscal has turned out to be another special year. Or we might even say, a specials year thanks to our dealers who brought us unique projects requiring a specialized lifting solution. “Never been done before” projects that have really pushed us as a company to explore our creativity, innovation, and manufacturing capabilities. Significant opportunities have allowed us to design one-of-a kind lift equipment that will become a game-changer for the way these manufactures do business.

Remote Access Programming Device

Autoquip Connects Remotely

February 6, 2015

Autoquip offers remote access connectivity through a gateway module that is connected or plugs into a PLC or HMI control which enables our engineers to access the equipment remotely to make changes quickly and efficiently.

Lifting Solutions by Industry or Application

Announcing Our Newly Designed Industry & Application Section

January 27, 2015

We are proud to announce the release of our newly redesign industry and application section of our website. It has been crafted to reflect our project experience and our capabilities of designing and manufacturing lifting solutions for a wide variety of industries and applications.

ESS Group Honors Autoquip

ESS Group honors Autoquip as its 2014 Supplier of the Year

January 27, 2015

ESS Group recognized Autoquip as its 2014 Supplier of the Year, spotlighting our achievements in sales goal, outside sales support, on-time delivery, product warranty & quality, and lead generation.

Season's Greetings From Autoquip

Season's Greetings from Autoquip

December 9, 2014

Warmest Thoughts and Best Wishes for a wonderful Holiday Season and a Very Happy New Year. Autoquip will be closed Dec. 24th and will reopen on Jan. 2.

New Custom Lifts Section

Introducing our New Custom Section to our Website!

October 28, 2014

We are pleased to announce the release of our new custom section to our website. Aside from an updated look, the new custom section features a powerful new way to sift through Autoquip’s portfolio of custom projects, making it easier for customers to better understand their wide range of design solutions. Customers can sift by custom product and dig deeper into design options such as controls, platform configurations, mobility, conveyors, tilt/turn, and more.

Autoquip Employee Celebration

Employee Marks 25th Work Anniversary at Autoquip

September 26, 2014

Autoquip is proud to recognize Ken Wilkinson for his 25 years of service. This is a great accomplishment completing 25 years and indeed a great achievement.

Welcome New Hire To Autoquip

Welcoming Our New Mechanical Engineer

August 13, 2014

Autoquip is proud to announce and welcome Hasan Rouf as Mechanical Engineer. Rouf will be working in our specialties group and will be responsible for developing designs of our custom lifting solutions.

Autoquip Employee Celebration

Autoquip Recognizes Employees for 40 Years of Service

July 18, 2014

At Autoquip, we take great pride in our employees for their dedication and commitment to the company and to our customers. And it is a special honor to recognize four employees for their commitment and longevity: Tom Booker, Donnie Crabtree, Jerry Grindle and Gary Barker, all whom have reached a milestone anniversary of 40 years of service with Autoquip.

OSHA SHARP Certified

Autoquip is a SHARP Company

May 22, 2014

Autoquip is proud to announce that it has earned The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) Award recognized by OSHA for being SHARP certified for the 5th consecutive time.

Autoquip Great Lakes Regional Sales Manager

Autoquip’s Great Lakes Regional Manager Speaks at Local SME Chapter

May 13, 2014

Autoquip’s Regional Sales Manager, Dave Lamon who covers the Great Lakes region was recently invited to speak at The Society of Manufacturing Engineers – local Lexington, Kentucky chapter. Dave who has over 35 years of material handling industry experience and who has worked at Autoquip for the past 14 years, presented to the group a company overview and demonstration of Autoquip’s capabilities and industries served.

Material Handling Equipment Dealers Association

Autoquip Attends MHEDA 2014 Conference in Orlando, Florida

May 12, 2014

Joe Robillard and Louis Coleman recently returned from the annual MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Dealers Association) meeting where they gained new insight and knowledge to the dealer’s perspective on matters of importance to their growing business and industry.

Autoquip Attending CeMat

Autoquip to attend CeMat Material Handling Show in Hannover Germany

April 18, 2014

Autoquip Corporation, manufacturer of custom Scissor Lifts and Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors will be attending CeMat May 19th – 23rd, 2014 and will have a booth in the MHI Pavilion, Hall 27, Stand H12. Joe Robillard, President and Louis Coleman, Director of Sales and Marketing will attend this show.

Mechanical Freight Lift for Room Lift

A Room with a Perfect View

April 4, 2014

Autoquip's latest project includes two lifts to elevate two rooms to an upper level for a new home construction in Florida for the homeowner to get a better view of the sunset.

Safety Celebration

Autoquip Celebrates Safety Accomplishment

November 1, 2013

Recently, Autoquip celebrated safety accomplishments by having met or exceeded safety goals in the shipping and paint department in our random bi-monthly audits.

Scissor Lift Tables by Autoquip

Choosing Scissor Lift Equipment

November 1, 2013

Autoquip publishes new information on “choosing a scissor lift” to provide our customers with more knowledge and facts about the core functionality and design elements of a scissor lift.

Vertical Lifts by Autoquip

No Operator Interface for Custom Built High Cycle Freight Lift

September 5, 2013

Autoquip releases latest video showcasing High Cycle Fully Automated FLM Freight Lift that requires no operator.

MHI Membership

MHI Recognizes Autoquip for Membership Commitment

April 1, 2013

Autoquip is presented a 2013 Membership plaque from MHI for recognition of our participation in membership and many of the membership initiatives.

Custom scissors lifts in the Daily Oklahoman.

President Joe Robillard Talks about Autoquip Commercial Lifts

February 14, 2013

Read an article from the Daily Oklahoman. President, Joe Robillard discussed his 14 year career at Autoquip and the many lift products and services that are available.

Custom mezzanine lifts from Autoquip.

Autoquip Introduces Mobile Mezzanine Lift

January 9, 2013

Autoquip completes a custom design project for aerospace manufacturer by combining and modifying two existing designs which are typically used in other applications to provide the mobile mezzanine lift.

Autoquip is a proud LMPS member.

MHI Announces New Safety Standard Which IBC Recognizes

January 8, 2013

The Lift Manufacturers Product Section (LMPS) within the Material Handling Industry (MHI) has released an updated version of ANSI Standard for Safety Requirements for Industrial Scissors Lifts, ANSI MH29.1:2012. The changes bring the industry in conformance with the International Codes Committee (ICC), and are recognized by the International Building Code (IBC) which has been adopted by regulatory agencies in almost all 50 states in the U.S.

Available lift options.

Autoquip Has The Largest Selection Of Options To Match The Largest Selection Of Lifts

November 19, 2012

Autoquip announces new Option pages to their website. Lift parts and accessories to complete your lift design.

Wanted - High capacity work platforms.

BIG, BAD AND POWERFUL

August 10, 2012

Autoquip lifts are wanted for being big, bad and powerful. We have the largest line of heavy lifting, high travel lifts in the industry. We can take from any one of our standard heavy duty lifts and AMPLIFY IT!

Custom work platform and scissor lift circuit board.

Autoquip Corporation Announces New Product Release AQLogic Control Panel

May 11, 2012

Autoquip Corporation, located in Guthrie, Oklahoma, manufacturer of material handling lift equipment, released today their new AQLogic control system for their Freightlift line of Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors (VRC’s). AQLogic Control Panel utilizes PLR technology (Programmable Logic Relays), providing simplified yet powerful programming flexibility – allowing one controller to be configured to service a wide variety of applications involving multiple input and output signals.

Recommended Car Lift for Romney is Designed by Autoquip

March 29, 2012

In a recent article posted by Ray Gustini of The Atlantic Wire, he provided a few elaborate car elevator options for Mitt Romney and his renovation plans for his beachfront home in La Jolla, CA. The car elevator suggestions included very fancy considerations and extremely high tech ones. But, the best car elevator system suited for Romney’s beach house residence according to the article is, “The Phantom Park”. Phantom Park is distributed by American Custom Lifts. Visit www.aclifts.com for more information.

Autoquip scissor lift manufacturing plant in Guthrie, OK.

Guthrie company's specialty is offering customers a lift

July 6, 2011

Imagine having drinks in a friend's underground man cave. While sitting at the bar, imagine seeing that same friend lowering his brand new Maserati sports car into a bullet proof area behind the bar. That's what Louis Coleman, marketing and sales director, said Autoquip makes possible every day.

Autoquip Corporation is proud of its SHARPness

January 15, 2011

The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) recognizes small employers who operate an exemplary safety and health organization. Acceptance into SHARP by OSHA is an achievement of status that singles you out among business peers for site safety and health. Autoquip Corporation has received SHARP certification for the past four consecutive years and proudly displays the Oklahoma Department of Labor's Safety flag.

Autoquip Corporation Announces Slack Chain Sensors Notification Program for FLM VRC's

January 15, 2011

The purpose of the Slack Chain Sensors Notification Program SAFETY NOTICE is to encourage owners of Autoquip’s Freight Lift Mechanical (FLM) series of vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRC) to check the Slack Chain Sensors on their FLM’s to see if it is currently set correctly and if not to adjust the device so it functions properly. The program only involves the FLM series of mechanical VRC’s and not any hydraulic or cable driven VRC.

Aerospace lifts and material handling equipment.

Customization Is More Fun

January 15, 2011

Autoquip Corporation carves out a niche by providing specially designed lifts. Shortly after its establishment in the automobile lifting business in 1947, Autoquip Corporation saw another burgeoning market where its products would have a purpose—the material handling industry. There weren't a lot of players in this new market, and Autoquip's management astutely recognized the ability to grow in an emerging industry.

American lifts is now Autoquip.

Autoquip Acquires American Lifts

January 15, 2009

The Autoquip Corporation has completed the acquisition of American Lifts from the Columbus McKinnon Corporation. “We’re pleased to announce that we have purchased the American Lifts brand. It’s a great fit, with tremendous synergy throughout the product lines and markets, and will benefit our customers” according to Joe Robillard, President of Autoquip Corporation.

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