Home » About BHS » News

News

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


Connect With BHS, Inc. at ProMat 2019

Apr. 8-11, 2019 — Chicago, IL — A team from BHS, Inc., a leading provider of material handling equipment and forklift battery room solutions, will attend the ProMat 2019 trade show, April 8-11, in Chicago. ProMat attendees can schedule a face-to-face meeting with BHS representatives by calling 1.800.BHS.9500. “ProMat is our chance to connect with colleagues, distributors, and clients in the industries we serve,” said Kelly Buatte, Corporate Strategy & Business Development Manager at BHS. “We’re excited to get out there and talk about how we can all run more efficient manufacturing and logistics operations.” The BHS team will be available to discuss their growing lines of productivity-enhancing material handling products. They also hope to learn about the toughest challenges… Continue Reading


TT-978: Battery Room Safety – Signage & Posting

Clear, concise warning signs prevent accidents, alert staff of potential dangers, and contribute to a safe and well-run warehouse. According to several safety agencies signage is also a requirement to comply with federal regulations. BHS provides Signage and Posting that can be purchased as a kit or individually to ensure compliance. Description: The Occupational Health and Safety Administration states: “Caution signs shall be used only to warn against potential hazards or to caution against unsafe practices. All employees shall be instructed that caution signs indicate a possible hazard against which proper precaution should be taken. Safety instruction signs shall be used where there is a need for general instructions and suggestions relative to safety measures.” (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.145(c)(2-3)) The… Continue Reading


Eliminate Supply Chain Bottlenecks at Distribution Centers

Supply chain bottlenecks can slam the brakes on a booming economy, say economic analysts. Currently, market capacity is limited by a shortage in labor; there simply aren’t enough truck drivers on the road to move goods in sufficient quantity. However, the shipping industry is responding. Trucking firms are offering pay hikes and hiring bonuses in an effort to attract new drivers. These efforts could pay off sometime in 2019, say some experts. If they do, distribution centers need to be ready to operate as efficiently as possible to avoid becoming the next big supply chain bottleneck. Here are some changes every distribution center can make to ensure the quick flow of goods and materials throughout the supply chain. Start by… Continue Reading


BHS, Inc. Turns Attention to the Dock with Versatile Ramps

October 29, 2018 — St. Louis, MO — BHS, Inc., a leading provider of material handling solutions, is bringing its experience with forklifts from the battery room to the dock. The Midwestern manufacturer has recently begun offering two ready-to-use ramps, designed for extra dock-to-ground and ground-to-trailer access for lift trucks and personnel alike. “Back in 1979, we started manufacturing battery handling equipment for forklift fleets,” said Melissa Bowen, of BHS Marketing. “We’re using that expertise to make a safer, more adaptable set of ramps designed for warehouse docks.” The BHS collection of dock equipment currently includes a Dock Ramp (DR) and a Yard Ramp (YR), each designed to integrate seamlessly into existing infrastructure. The DR-model ramp creates a shallow slope… Continue Reading


Spool Winding Trolley from BHS, Inc. Fills Reels, Measures Cable Simultaneously

October 15, 2018 — St. Louis, MO — BHS, Inc., a leading provider of cable and wire-management equipment for the electrical industry, has added a motorized spool-winding machine to its existing line of electrical material-handling products. The Spool Winding Trolley (SWT) is a free-rolling unit that fits over BHS Parallel Reel Payouts or other uptake-reel systems. Once in place, the Trolley’s DC-powered motor smoothly transports cable from feed reels to any number of take-up reels. The result is a spool-winder that improves productivity while removing ergonomic hazards as workers load cable. Meanwhile, a triple-wide encoder reel accurately counts each linear foot of cable for exact measurements. “There can be a lot of waste when you fill a cable order,” said… Continue Reading


BHS, Inc. to Introduce Cable-Management Solutions, Electrical Equipment Carts at NECA 2018

Sept. 20, 2018 — Philadelphia, PA — BHS, Inc., a leading manufacturer of material handling equipment, will introduce labor-saving products for the electrical industry at the National Electrical Contractors Association 2018 Trade Show and Convention (NECA 2018) this September. The event marks BHS’ entrance into the electrical material handling equipment market, which the company joins after nearly 40 years supplying ergonomic solutions to warehousing, construction, and manufacturing operations. “We’ve always built tough, dependable equipment that makes the job safer and more efficient,” said Melissa Bowen of BHS Marketing. “We’re excited to bring our strengths to the electrical industry, and NECA is the perfect place to make our debut.” The BHS line of electrical equipment includes a comprehensive range of wire-… Continue Reading


BHS, Inc. Expands Product Line of Gas Cylinder-Handling Equipment

September 3, 2018 — St. Louis, MO — BHS, Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial equipment, is growing a popular line of products designed to store and transport compressed gas cylinders. These products meet stringent rules from OSHA and the Compressed Gas Association, while providing users with convenient solutions to the challenges of handling pressurized contents. “Compressed gas cylinders are special materials, and they need special material handling equipment to keep risks to a minimum,” said Melissa Bowen of BHS Marketing. “We’ll keep coming up with new cylinder-handling products as long as our customers keep asking for them.” “ BHS, Inc. manufactures a range of cylinder storage options, built to alleviate the hazards of working with compressed gas. The newest… Continue Reading


BHS, Inc. Introduces Mobile System for Cleaning Forklift Batteries

August 31, 2018 — St. Louis, MO — BHS, Inc, a leading provider of forklift battery handling equipment and warehouse solutions, now offers a mobile cleaning system for forklift batteries. The BHS Battery Wash Cabinet Kit (BWC-1-M-KIT) enables on-site battery washes, eliminating the time and expense required for transporting batteries to and from separate maintenance facilities. “Many electric forklift users rely on dealers or maintenance services to wash their batteries,” said Melissa Bowen, of BHS Marketing. “Traditionally, that required costly pickup and delivery programs. The BWC Kit removes the whole logistical problem from the equation.” The BWC-1-M-Kit consists of three units: One clean-water tank, which includes a wash pump and an auxiliary hand-spray wand; one 330-gallon mobile tank for dirty… Continue Reading


BHS, Inc. Upgrades Key Component of Forklift Battery Lifting Beams

June 29, 2018 — St. Louis, MO — BHS, Inc., a leading provider of forklift battery handling solutions and warehouse equipment, is improving a crucial component in their established line of forklift Battery Lifting Beams. The swing gate hook assembly, which secures batteries to the beam for safe lifting, will be replaced by lock latch hooks beginning July 1. “The lock latch works better and is easier to use than the old style,” said Melissa Bowen of BHS Marketing. “Our engineers are always looking for ways to improve existing products, so when they found a better hook, they moved quickly to make the change.” Battery Lifting Beams attach to Gantry Cranes to create a safer, more stable grip on forklift… Continue Reading