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FKI Logistex consolidates in Canada

FKI Logistex consolidates in Canada
St. Louis, Missouri, USA: April 16, 2007 - FKI Logistex announces the expansion of its Canadian operations. Company management veteran Steve McElweenie will serve as vice president and general manager of FKI Logistex Canada Ltd.

FKI Logistex Canada brings together three existing FKI Logistex Canadian divisions — Airport, Post & Parcel, Warehouse & Distribution, and Manufacturing Systems — to create a single, go-to-market entity in Canada offering enhanced, integrated service to the company's Canadian customer base.

"Canada is a vital, growing market for material handling solutions," says Steve Ackerman, president, FKI Logistex North America. "With this strengthened organization, FKI Logistex is further committed to supporting Canadian companies and organizations with their material handling automation needs."

FKI Logistex Canada customers include retailer Canadian Tire Corporation and third-party logistics provider ATS, as well as several major Canadian airports. McElweenie, who is a native Canadian, will lead FKI Logistex Canada from the greater Toronto area.

"I look forward to working together with our talented sales, service and engineering staff to better service the Canadian material handling market," says McElweenie. "FKI Logistex's product and service offerings are second to none. We are excited to expand and evolve our operations in Canada."

McElweenie, who leaves his post as vice president, sortation, and general manager of FKI Logistex North America's Frederick, Maryland operation, reports directly to Ackerman. Mark Sibley assumes McElweenie's former responsibilities as interim general manager of the Frederick operation.

In Canada, Geoff Bainton assumes the role of director of operations, and Glen Chambers moves into the position of director of business development. Both report to McElweenie.

McElweenie joined FKI Logistex in 2000. Prior to joining FKI Logistex, he held positions at Motion Systems, Siemens ElectroCom & AEG Sorting Systems, and G.N. Johnston Equipment.

About FKI Logistex
FKI Logistex is a leading global provider of automated material handling solutions, supplying its customers with an integrated set of leading-edge technologies in high-speed sortation, conveyor systems, palletizing, paperless pick products, AS/RS, controls, order fulfillment systems, RFID implementation, EDS integration, baggage handling systems, warehouse control systems, and total material handling automation.

FKI Logistex provides material handling solutions for airports, postal facilities, parcel distribution, manufacturing operations, library automation, and for warehouse and distribution facilities. With projects that include many of the world's largest and most advanced material handling operations, FKI Logistex has manufacturing, engineering and support facilities around the world.
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