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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)…

EQI DONATES PRESENTS TO TOYS FOR TOTS

By dredeker | December 21, 2017

EQI Employees attended their holiday party on Wednesday, December 20 with the intent of celebrating the spirit of the holidays while supporting the “Toys for Tots” program.     During the event, each employee donated a toy to the “Toys for Tots” organization providing a brief overview of who within the company the toy reminded them of…

EQI facilitates APQP "Best Practices" Seminar

By dredeker | July 26, 2017

On Tuesday, July 18th, EQI hosted an APQP best practices session with three of West Michigan’s finest organizations (Cascade Engineering, Pliant Plastics, and Grand Haven Stamped Products (GHSP)).   The event focused on how each company’s respective APQP processes function — promoting shared learning of APQP methods, communication strategies, metrics, and IT tools.  “The event…

EQI AWARDED HYSTER-YALE MATERIAL HANDLING “2016 NORTH AMERICAN SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR”

By dredeker | July 6, 2017

EQI was recently awarded the Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (“Hyster-Yale”) North American Supplier of the Year award.  Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (“Hyster-Yale”), is an independent public company which, operating through its subsidiary, Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, manufactures, sells, and services a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally…

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