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Merger creates new materials handling equipment supplier

New company, DMW&H, will deliver material handling innovation to multiple industries


December 2, 2015
by MM&D Online Staff

Carlstadt, NJ—W&H Systems, Inc, a material handling systems integrator, has been acquired by Dearborn Mid-West Company. W&H will be integrated into Dearborn Mid-West’s Material Handling Systems Division and will collectively be rebranded DMW&H.

The combined organizations will continue to deliver the design, integration, installation and support of material handling systems with focus on the wine & spirits, e-commerce, retail, industrial, and food/beverage industries.

Joe Colletti, the new president of DMW&H, brings 30 years of experience in executive management, sales, engineering, manufacturing, service and business development. Previously he was president of the Material Handling Systems Division of Dearborn Mid-West Company.

Ken Knapp will remain as COO of the new corporation, responsible for developing vertical services to customers. He has filled positions from field administrator to vice-president of operations.

“As a result of this acquisition, DMW&H will invest in the infrastructure, insuring the satisfaction of the material handling needs of our clients,” said Don Betman, president of W&H Systems, who retired from the business on December 1, 2015.