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BHS, Inc. Releases Parallel Reel Payout Trailer for Bulk Cable Pulls

BHS, Inc. a leading provider of electrical material handling equipment, now offers a portable, turnkey solution for large-scale cable pulls at construction sites and other high-volume electrical installations. The Parallel Reel Payout Trailer (PRP-TRL) mounts two or three swiveling, high-capacity Parallel Reel Payouts on a 14- to 24-foot trailer, ready for hauling and instant payout. “Material handling takes time away from actual installation,” said Melissa Bowen of BHS marketing. “With the PRP-TRL, we’re cutting down on unnecessary labor to make every cable installation much more efficient.” The PRP-TRL is available in any of three models: The PRP-TRL-14 includes two swiveling Parallel Reel Payouts (PRP) on a 14-foot trailer; The PRP-TRL-22 expands to three PRPs and a 22-foot trailer; and the… Continue Reading


BHS, Inc. Releases Exclusive Mobile App for Dealers and End-Users

July 14, 2019 — St. Louis, MO — BHS, Inc., a leading manufacturer of material handling equipment, battery room solutions, and electrical equipment, has joined the app revolution. The St. Louis-based company’s new mobile app, BHS Optima, launches Jul. 14, and will be available for download from the Apple App Store, the Android Google Play Store, and the BHS website, [https://eu.bhs1global.com/media-library/bhs-optima/]. “BHS Optima is really a one-stop shop for everything BHS,” said Melissa Bowen of BHS Marketing. “Dealers can find all the sales tools they’ll ever need in one place, while end-users can use the app to stay in contact with BHS Technical Support 24/7.” The app features an easy-to-use interface that guides users to resources for sales, service, and… Continue Reading


BHS, Inc. Releases Dyna Reel Platforms to Simplify Storage and Handling of Cable Reels

July 9, 2019 — St. Louis, MO — BHS, Inc., a leading provider of material handling equipment for the electrical industry, is offering a new, low-cost solution for storing, filling, and paying out cable reels. The Dyna Reel Platform (DRP) stores bulk cable reels on a bed of steel rollers, allowing users to smoothly pull product without moving reels. Users who need more mobility can choose the Dyna Reel Platform Attachment (DRPA), a similar product that fits onto lift truck forks or pallet jacks. Both options provide new opportunities for compact storage and quick, ergonomic access in industries that depend on cable reels, including suppliers, construction electricians, and telecommunications providers. “Our customers were looking for a way to store fully… Continue Reading


BHS, Inc. Spool Winding Trolley Upgrades Cut-to-Length Wire Distribution

June 4, 2019 — St. Louis, MO — BHS, Inc., a leading manufacturer of material handling equipment for the electrical industry, recently released a new type of spooling and reeling machine that significantly cuts time and labor costs for cable, wire, and flexible material distribution. The Spool Winding Trolley (SWT) differs from most respooling machines in that it fills distribution reels directly, without removing them from existing jack stands. Adjustable-height roller arms terminate in an overhead rim drive system that spins take-up reels wherever they stand. “Traditionally, respooling a cut-to-length order of cable was a multi-step process,” said Melissa Bowen of BHS Marketing. “You had to take the delivery reel off the jack stand, remove the shaft, somehow get it… Continue Reading


BHS, Inc. Celebrates 40 Years of Service in 2019

Over the past 40 years, BHS, Inc. has grown from a regional Midwestern producer of industrial/traction battery stands to a global material-handling powerhouse. As the company celebrates its 40th anniversary, here’s a look back on how that growth occurred — and how BHS leadership plans to keep it going. The Origins of BHS, Inc. in the Industrial Battery Industry Marty Huber got his start as a dealer with an inventory of industrial batteries and a single employee. His desk was an unmounted door straddling two 55-gallon drums. “It was makeshift,” Marty said. Huber faced challenges in those early days. Interest rates hovered north of 20 percent, for one thing. And Huber was young for the industry, still in his early… Continue Reading


Connect With BHS, Inc. at ProMat 2019

Apr. 8-11, 2019 — Chicago, IL — A team from BHS, Inc., a leading provider of material handling equipment and forklift battery room solutions, will attend the ProMat 2019 trade show, April 8-11, in Chicago. ProMat attendees can schedule a face-to-face meeting with BHS representatives by calling 1.800.BHS.9500. “ProMat is our chance to connect with colleagues, distributors, and clients in the industries we serve,” said Kelly Buatte, Corporate Strategy & Business Development Manager at BHS. “We’re excited to get out there and talk about how we can all run more efficient manufacturing and logistics operations.” The BHS team will be available to discuss their growing lines of productivity-enhancing material handling products. They also hope to learn about the toughest challenges… Continue Reading


Custom-Built Industrial Carts from BHS, Inc. Meet Unique Specifications

Nov. 13, 2018 — St. Louis, MO — BHS, Inc., a leading manufacturer of material-handling equipment, now offers fully customized Order Picking Carts to meet exact customer specifications. Buyers can choose from virtually any combination of sizes, shapes, shelf configurations, caster designs, and more. “We started offering Order Picking Carts primarily for the warehousing industry, and designed them accordingly,” said Melissa Bowen, of BHS Marketing. “But dealers and customers kept asking us for carts designed for more niche applications. The best way to deliver is to work with them to build solutions for specific uses.” Stock Order Picking Carts contain three steel shelves over a steel, powder-coated base. With a custom unit, users can add as many shelves as they… Continue Reading


BHS, Inc. Turns Attention to the Dock with Versatile Ramps

October 29, 2018 — St. Louis, MO — BHS, Inc., a leading provider of material handling solutions, is bringing its experience with forklifts from the battery room to the dock. The Midwestern manufacturer has recently begun offering two ready-to-use ramps, designed for extra dock-to-ground and ground-to-trailer access for lift trucks and personnel alike. “Back in 1979, we started manufacturing battery handling equipment for forklift fleets,” said Melissa Bowen, of BHS Marketing. “We’re using that expertise to make a safer, more adaptable set of ramps designed for warehouse docks.” The BHS collection of dock equipment currently includes a Dock Ramp (DR) and a Yard Ramp (YR), each designed to integrate seamlessly into existing infrastructure. The DR-model ramp creates a shallow slope… Continue Reading


Spool Winding Trolley from BHS, Inc. Fills Reels, Measures Cable Simultaneously

October 15, 2018 — St. Louis, MO — BHS, Inc., a leading provider of cable and wire-management equipment for the electrical industry, has added a motorized spool-winding machine to its existing line of electrical material-handling products. The Spool Winding Trolley (SWT) is a free-rolling unit that fits over BHS Parallel Reel Payouts or other uptake-reel systems. Once in place, the Trolley’s DC-powered motor smoothly transports cable from feed reels to any number of take-up reels. The result is a spool-winder that improves productivity while removing ergonomic hazards as workers load cable. Meanwhile, a triple-wide encoder reel accurately counts each linear foot of cable for exact measurements. “There can be a lot of waste when you fill a cable order,” said… Continue Reading


BHS, Inc. Technical Support Coordinator Ken Schwyhart Celebrates 30 Years

Oct. 5, 2018 — St. Louis, MO — BHS Inc., a leading provider of material handling equipment for a variety of industries, recently celebrated the 30-year employment anniversary of the company’s Technical Support Coordinator, Ken Schwyhart. Schwyhart has worked in virtually every position at the company since 1988, stretching back to his first stint as an office assistant. Schwyhart was a senior in high school when he picked up a part-time job with the manufacturer, which, in those days, largely focused on providing the heavy-duty equipment required to handle forklift batteries. “I started as a part-time office boy, basically,” Schwyhart said. “They eventually ran out of jobs for me to do in the office.” So Schwyhart crossed the yard, from… Continue Reading