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MHEFI Exceptional Contribution Award Presented to Arlin Keck

Posted on Nov 1, 2021

Steel King Industries®, a leading manufacturer of storage rack and material handling products, is a proud to announce Arlin Keck P.E., Steel King, Corporate R&D Engineer, 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.

Arlin 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 this prestigious award for his extraordinary contributions for engineering standards for not only SMA, but for storage materials throughout the industry.

“We are privileged to have Arlin Keck as a key member of the Steel King engineering team for over sixteen years. 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,” stated Jay Anderson, President at Steel King Industries.

Anderson continued, “Now in his fifth decade of engineering within the material handling industry, Arlin is a practical yet very creative engineer. 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. Well done, Arlin!”

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.

Take a moment to watch the video in which industry experts attest to the enormous, lasting contributions that Keck made to both the industrial storage equipment industry and the material handling industry as a whole.

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