March 21, 2017--Hytrol is pleased to announce the addition of Matthew Hendrix as production training coordinator, effective January 3, 2017. As part of his responsibilities, he conducts the new hire orientation process to ensure a smooth onboarding experience for new employees. Hendrix also coordinates the ongoing professional and technical development required by Hytrol's production personnel.

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Curt-NorrisMarch 9, 2017--Hytrol is pleased to announce the addition of Curtis Norris as customer training coordinator, effective February 17, 2017. In his role, Norris coordinates Hytrol's training seminars and works closely with Jon Noell, our customer training specialist to provide training opportunities to our integration partners and customers.

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Jimmy-Brandon-CFOMarch 2, 2017--Hytrol is pleased to announce the addition of Jimmy Brandon as chief financial officer, effective January 16, 2017. Brandon is the third CFO in our company's 70-year history. Brandon is responsible for financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting efforts to ensure systematic sales growth and gross margin improvement. He directs all accounting functions, including accounts receivable and accounts payable as well as accounts with the Integration Partner Network and suppliers.

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Jonesboro, Ark--11-23-16--The global conveyor systems market will reach $7.6 billion by 2022, reported DC Velocity. The forecast would mark a steep rise from the sector's 2015 sales of $5.7 billion, based on carrying heavy and bulk materials in the retail, food & beverage and automotive industries. 

As the market expands, belt conveyor will continue to be the most common type of system, ahead of other options such as roller, pallet, and overhead, the report says. But customers' needs continue to change quickly, so vendors are creating innovative designs such as modular conveyors to allow flexible arrangements, cost-effective systems for customers in emerging markets, and environmentally friendly designs. Hytrol is experiencing its best year ever corroborating the research, with the Jonesboro, Ark employee count topping 1,000. The growing industrialization, need for automation to reduce manufacturing costs and waste, and a rising focus on lean manufacturing techniques are elements driving the growth, according to Allied Market Research.

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Editor's Note: The September/October 2016 issue of Manufacturing Today featured a cover story about Hytrol and our company's status as a world leader in the manufacturing of conveyor systems and solutions. Pictured on the cover is Chris Glenn, vice president of manufacturing and engineering operations. The following is a clip from the article:

By Stephanie Crets, Manufacturing Today

Since 1947, Hytrol has established a reputation for high-quality manufacturing, reliability through customer service and durability of its product line. Through innovative designs and custom solutions, the company can manufacture a single conveyor unit to a comprehensive material-handling system for its customers in the warehousing, distribution, manufacturing, parcel and food and beverage industries. Thanks to these factors, Hytrol is one of the largest manufacturers of conveyors and conveying hardware in the world.

But the company doesn’t do it alone. Hytrol goes to market with more than 70 integration partners strategically located in more than 100 locations throughout the world. They serve as its sales force, helping the company serve its customers much better through a local presence, on-site expertise and instant service.

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(JONESBORO, Ark.) Nov. 15, 2016--Hytrol has announced that the company will be a silver sponsor as well as exhibiting in booth #134 at the RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. from Feb. 12-15, 2017. RILA's Retail Supply Chain Conference plays host to the Top 10 U.S. retailers and many top supply chain executives all under one roof.

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(Jonesboro, Ark.) October 17, 2016--Hytrol is pleased to announce the addition of Roy Fanning as director of manufacturing operations. Fanning was born in Dayton, Ohio at Wright Patterson AFB, but calls Rogers, Ark. home. In his role, he is responsible for the overall direction and success of the manufacturing area. Fanning will provide direction and support for the team as they drive continuous improvement activities for the safety of our employees, the quality of products and the value Hytrol adds for our integration partners and customers.

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(Jonesboro, AR) October 10, 2016--Hytrol is pleased to announce that Cole Prince has accepted the position of Hytrol's Manager of Electrical and Controls. In his new position, Prince will be responsible for overseeing system controls projects from quoting to project planning and implementation. He will evaluate and organize procedures to assure the success of these projects. 

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(Jonesboro, AR) July 14, 2016--Hytrol is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Woodall to the position of Connex™ Product Manager. Beginning on September 1, Chris will transition from Integrator Services and into his new role, where he will lead the efforts of making the Connex™ brand a world-class product offering.

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(Jonesboro, AR) September 9, 2016–Hytrol is pleased to announce that Rachel Simpson has accepted the position of Hytrol's Marketing Specialist. Simpson, a Jonesboro native, accepted the job offer after two years as a website designer for a media company in Paragould, AR.

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