STEVENS POINT, Wis.—Steel King Industries, a prominent manufacturer of storage rack and material handling products, recently announced that Steel King Corporate R&D Engineer Arlin Keck P.E., has received the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) Exceptional Contribution Award. The award is presented to individuals, organizations, or corporations who contribute to the material handling industry in extraordinary ways, the company said in a release.

Keck has worked in the material handling industry since 1973 and has been with Steel King since 2005. As an engineering leader and active member of the Storage Manufacturers Associations (SMA), Keck was chosen to receive the award “for his extraordinary contributions for engineering standards for not only SMA, but for storage materials throughout the industry,” the company said.

“We are privileged to have Arlin Keck as a key member of the Steel King engineering team for over sixteen years,” stated Jay Anderson, president at Steel King Industries, in the release. “In his service to Steel King, Arlin has facilitated growth of Steel King’s capabilities beyond prior constraints and target market sectors. He has contributed greatly to our rapid growth.

“Now in his fifth decade of engineering within the material handling industry, Arlin is a practical yet very creative engineer,” Anderson continued. “In his many years as Engineering Committee Chairman for SMA, Arlin has led that group in raising the standards of design integrity and user safety for the entire universe of manufacturers and the larger user community. As Arlin transitions from a leadership role within SMA, on behalf of all Steel King team members, dealers, and end users, I thank and salute him for his service to our industry.”

During his time as the SMA engineering committee chair, Keck led the group in raising design standards and user safety code excellence for the entire group of member companies and the larger user community. “Arlin’s positive energy drove the engineering committee to get things done. He always was willing to help, and his positive attitude made it easier to get through some dry information faster,” stated Kevin P. O’Neill, president, Steele Solutions, and SMA Industry Group Chair, in the release.

In this video, industry experts attest to the enormous, lasting contributions that Keck made to the industrial storage equipment industry and the material handling industry as a whole.

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