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A recently penned strategic alliance will leverage the material handling system design-build expertise of San Antonio-based Robert Ober & Associates and its Plant Architects enterprise with the industrial design and project management capabilities of Energy Architecture, Houston. Notes Robert Ober, the alliance brings an unparalleled industrial design-build team to the marketplace, positioned “to offer clients a complete package for project development, project management and commissioning of material handling systems that no longer requires extensive outside contract consultants for office, shop and facility enclosures.”

Volumetric mixer truck specialist Cemen Tech has signed Elliott Equipment Co. as Midwest dealer, working with city and state government accounts in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas and Colorado. Elliott Equipment has full-service facilities in Davenport and Des Moines, Iowa; Lincoln, Neb.; Grandview, Mo.; and, Commerce City, Colo.

Ahead of their April 11-17 gathering in Munich, bauma 2016 organizers have expanded the event’s digital presence. In addition to the main show website,, the event is the subject of a social media campaign.