MHI member Cherry’s Industrial Equipment, an engineering and manufacturing company dedicated to solving workflow and safety issues in the workplace, celebrated its 40th year in business in October 2023.
In 1983, Cherry’s Industrial Equipment company founder/entrepreneur Ron Cherry introduced a stand-alone 180° Pallet Inverter to the U.S. market. With that, Cherry’s Industrial Equipment began the journey that would lead it to where it is today, 40 years later—a leading provider of warehousing solutions across a wide range of industries and serving customers across the globe engineering highly manufactured pallet handling and ergonomic equipment to assist the warehouse, dock, or line worker. In 1985, Cherry’s Industrial Equipment became a select distributor of molded plastic pallets, introducing the concept of replacing wood pallets with plastic pallets in production areas for food companies. Four years later, the company designed and introduced the Load Inverter, built to reduce injuries among workers in printing operations. This product was followed by the development of Freezer Space Removal Equipment.
In 1994, working with the Grocery Manufacturers Association, Cherry’s Industrial developed a machine to complete a damage-free transfer of finished goods from a standard-grade pallet to a rental pallet for use in the facility. Other innovative designs included developing Inline Systems for food manufacturing and warehouse operations and pallet and container dispensers.
In keeping with its mission of worker safety and efficiency, Cherry’s Industrial product line has expanded to include pallet retrievers, tippers and dispensers.