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BHS Inc. Offers Trench Lid Lifter for Safer Access to Utility Trenches

BHS, Inc., a leading manufacturer of material handling equipment, now offers a Trench Lid Lifter (TLL-300) designed to access trenches with covers featuring pick holes or grates. Utility trench access has long been associated with risk of injury; lifting concrete and metal lids can lead to musculoskeletal disorders, while a dropped lid can break fingers, toes, and worse. The BHS TLL-300 significantly reduces these risks while making access easier and more efficient. Ergonomic features include comfortable grips, an adjustable handle, and low-force lifting capability. “A lot of the lid lifters you see on the market grasp lids at the lip, requiring clearance at the edge,” said Melissa Bowen of BHS marketing. “Or, worse, they’re just hooks that place all the… Continue Reading


BHS, Inc. Releases Parallel Reel Payout Trailer for Bulk Cable Pulls

BHS, Inc. a leading provider of electrical material handling equipment, now offers a portable, turnkey solution for large-scale cable pulls at construction sites and other high-volume electrical installations. The Parallel Reel Payout Trailer (PRP-TRL) mounts two or three swiveling, high-capacity Parallel Reel Payouts on a 14- to 24-foot trailer, ready for hauling and instant payout. “Material handling takes time away from actual installation,” said Melissa Bowen of BHS marketing. “With the PRP-TRL, we’re cutting down on unnecessary labor to make every cable installation much more efficient.” The PRP-TRL is available in any of three models: The PRP-TRL-14 includes two swiveling Parallel Reel Payouts (PRP) on a 14-foot trailer; The PRP-TRL-22 expands to three PRPs and a 22-foot trailer; and the… Continue Reading


Why Retailers May Need to Prepare for an Early Holiday Shopping Season (And Some Ideas for How to Do It)

The 2019 peak retail season may begin earlier than usual — and that’s important news for retailers, logistics operators, and shippers across the United States. Two unusual market conditions are colliding to create this unique situation: retailers’ perceptions of overly high inventories (leading to less replenishment) and consumer reaction to news of increasing tariffs. If consumers rush to beat price increases, they could end up depleting inventories much faster than usual, and at an earlier date. That, in turn, could lead to low inventories right during the heart of the typical peak shopping season. Admittedly, this is a guess — but business owners in the consumer goods supply chain will be better off preparing for an earlier peak than being… Continue Reading


BHS, Inc. Releases Lead Roller Replacement Kit for MTC* Adjust-A-Rack systems

BHS, Inc., a leading name in battery handling equipment designed for the electric forklift market, now offers a solution for a common industry challenge: broken lead rollers in battery storage stands. The BHS Lead Roller Replacement Kit is a bolt-in assembly including a solid poly roller on a ¾” solid steel shaft. The replacement kit is a simple, durable, and long-term solution to broken lead rollers on competitors’ stands. “Due to the additional force required to move batteries across the broken lead rollers the changeout process slows down and can result in damage to the batteries and equipment,” said Ken Schwyhart of BHS Technical Support. “The Lead Roller Replacement Kit offers not only a repair for the broken roller, but… Continue Reading


On Tour: The BHS Material Handling Equipment Mobile Showroom

Aug. 01, 2019 — St. Louis, MO — BHS, Inc. has created a solution for dealers and end-users who would like to experience the manufacturer’s products in person, but can’t travel to the company’s St. Louis headquarters. The Material Handling Equipment Mobile Showroom embarks on its first trip around the country on Aug. 5, returning on Aug. 17. But that’s only the beginning; the Material Handling Mobile Showroom will travel heavily around the contiguous United States for the rest of the year. This 53-foot trailer is packed to the brim with productivity-enhancing, ergonomic industrial equipment from BHS. Visitors to the Mobile Showroom can learn about BHS Lift Tables, Industrial Shelving, Bin Dumpers, Jib Booms, and much, much more. Even better,… Continue Reading


BHS, Inc. Releases Exclusive Mobile App for Dealers and End-Users

July 14, 2019 — St. Louis, MO — BHS, Inc., a leading manufacturer of material handling equipment, battery room solutions, and electrical equipment, has joined the app revolution. The St. Louis-based company’s new mobile app, BHS Optima, launches Jul. 14, and will be available for download from the Apple App Store, the Android Google Play Store, and the BHS website, [https://na.bhs1.com/media-library/bhs-optima/]. “BHS Optima is really a one-stop shop for everything BHS,” said Melissa Bowen of BHS Marketing. “Dealers can find all the sales tools they’ll ever need in one place, while end-users can use the app to stay in contact with BHS Technical Support 24/7.” The app features an easy-to-use interface that guides users to resources for sales, service, and… Continue Reading


BHS, Inc. Releases Dyna Reel Platforms to Simplify Storage and Handling of Cable Reels

July 9, 2019 — St. Louis, MO — BHS, Inc., a leading provider of material handling equipment for the electrical industry, is offering a new, low-cost solution for storing, filling, and paying out cable reels. The Dyna Reel Platform (DRP) stores bulk cable reels on a bed of steel rollers, allowing users to smoothly pull product without moving reels. Users who need more mobility can choose the Dyna Reel Platform Attachment (DRPA), a similar product that has models that fit onto lift truck forks (DRPA-FP) or pallet jacks (DRPA-PJ). Both options provide new opportunities for compact storage and quick, ergonomic access in industries that depend on cable reels, including suppliers, construction electricians, and telecommunications providers. “Our customers were looking for… Continue Reading


BHS, Inc. Promotes Ken Cooley to Dealer Development Manager Position

June 17, 2019 — St. Louis, MO — BHS, Inc., a leading provider of material handling equipment, recently promoted internal employee Ken Cooley to the role of Dealer Development Manager. Cooley ascends to the leadership position with two years of Inside Sales experience within BHS, Inc. He joined the company as an Inside Sales Account Manager in 2017. Cooley first represented the Eastern region of the U.S., supporting dealers and providing resources on every aspect of the BHS dealer-support system, including product inquiries, quotes, application information, and right-sizing assistance on all BHS equipment. Cooley shifted from the Eastern region to the Western during his tenure, developing valuable relationships on both coasts. “As Dealer Development Manager, Ken will travel regularly, meeting… Continue Reading


BHS, Inc. Spool Winding Trolley Upgrades Cut-to-Length Wire Distribution

June 4, 2019 — St. Louis, MO — BHS, Inc., a leading manufacturer of material handling equipment for the electrical industry, recently released a new type of spooling and reeling machine that significantly cuts time and labor costs for cable, wire, and flexible material distribution. The Spool Winding Trolley (SWT) differs from most respooling machines in that it fills distribution reels directly, without removing them from existing jack stands. Adjustable-height roller arms terminate in an overhead rim drive system that spins take-up reels wherever they stand. “Traditionally, respooling a cut-to-length order of cable was a multi-step process,” said Melissa Bowen of BHS Marketing. “You had to take the delivery reel off the jack stand, remove the shaft, somehow get it… Continue Reading


BHS, Inc. Celebrates 40 Years of Service in 2019

Over the past 40 years, BHS, Inc. has grown from a regional Midwestern producer of industrial/traction battery stands to a global material-handling powerhouse. As the company celebrates its 40th anniversary, here’s a look back on how that growth occurred — and how BHS leadership plans to keep it going. The Origins of BHS, Inc. in the Industrial Battery Industry Marty Huber got his start as a dealer with an inventory of industrial batteries and a single employee. His desk was an unmounted door straddling two 55-gallon drums. “It was makeshift,” Marty said. Huber faced challenges in those early days. Interest rates hovered north of 20 percent, for one thing. And Huber was young for the industry, still in his early… Continue Reading