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EQI Norton Shores and Beijing Offices ISO9001: 2015 Compliant

By dredeker | January 30, 2019

EQI is pleased to announce that both the Norton Shores, MI and Beijing offices are now compliant with the ISO9001: 2015 standards.  “This conversion is further testament to our companies drive to be best in class” says Matt Kline, Global Quality Manager.   As EQI continues to evolve and enter new business segments; our core disciplines…

EQI Engineer Zac Dvorak Recognized In Modern Casting Magazine

By dredeker | October 31, 2018

EQI Engineer Zac Dvorak attended the AFS Institute Advanced 3D Manufacturing class hosted at AFS headquarters in September.  The class explored overall design, optimization, and computer aided engineering tools.   “EQI prides itself on the engineering expertise of our employees and continues to educate and promote our workforce to continue to be best in class” says…

EQI Employees Participate In “Adopt a Beach” Program

By dredeker | September 19, 2018

EQI employees volunteered at the North Shore beach in Ferrysburg, MI participating in the local “Adopt a Beach” program.   The EQI team commiteed a full afternoon to picking up all debris at the beach either left by visitors or washed up by Lake Michigan.  “It is a great testament to our companies culture that we…

EQI welcomes Mark Kearis- Quality Engineer

By dredeker | August 9, 2018

EQI is pleased to welcome Mark Kearis to our organization.   Mark will join as a Quality Engineer assisting with customer engagement with a key focus on continued improvement.   Mark comes to EQI with over 20 years of experience in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Supervision.   “Mark’s experience in various industries including automotive, furniture, and his history working…

EQI Title Sponsor- Junior Achievement Fundraiser

By dredeker | July 18, 2018

EQI was the title sponsor of the 2018 Junior Achievement Golf Scramble located at the Spring Lake Country Club.   EQI employees are very committed to the Junior Achievement initiative volunteering within various capacities including teaching economic courses at local public schools, involvement at the Board of Director level, and also participation within various committee memberships.  …

EQI Welcomes Carrie Hewitt- Customer Service and Logistics Coordinator

By dredeker | July 18, 2018

EQI is pleased to communicate that Carrie Hewitt has joined our organization.   Carrie will work as a Customer Service and Logistics Coordinator acting as the interface between some of our key customers and our manufacturing locations.    “Carrie will be instrumental with coordinating customer orders in the forklift segment and also will be assisting with…

EQI Welcomes Linda Douglas- Accounts Payable Accountant

By dredeker | June 18, 2018

EQI is pleased to welcome Linda Douglas to work as a “Accounts Payable Accountant”.   In this position Linda will assist with all facets of the account payable function including both suppliers and customers.   Prior to EQI, Linda worked with Global Technologies Inc., working in various capacities including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Purchasing, and Administrative roles. …

EQI visits Washington D.C. testifying to the International Trade Commission in reference to Section 301

By dredeker | June 1, 2018

On May 16, 2018 Blake Phillips, President and CEO of EQI testified on behalf the counterweight industry in reference to the administrations proposed Section 301 tariffs. Mr. Phillips communicated to the congressional team the economic impact these proposals would have on the suppliers, manufacturers, and consumers within the United States market. He reviewed the dynamics…

EQI Awarded “2018 March Community Partner Challenge Division III Champion”

By dredeker | May 25, 2018

    EQI is proud to be awarded the “Top Banana” award from Kids Food Basket.  This friendly competition involved local companies that were ranked through a point system judging their employees donations of time, food, and communications (educating the community of the importance and scope of our children in the community).  “This award is…

EQI Awarded John Deere 2017 "Partner Supplier" Status- Construction and Forestry

By dredeker | February 6, 2018

John Deere Construction and Forestry division awarded EQI the prestigious “Partner Supplier” status recognizing the companies proven history of exceptional performance.  Through the “Achieving Excellence Program”,  John Deere annually selects limited suppliers that provide the highest levels of Quality, Delivery, and Program Efficiencies.   Receiving the award for EQI in Dubuque, Iowa were Blake Phillips (CEO)…

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