AS/RS Honor Scholarship Awarded to Montana State University Student


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Pittsburgh, PA – May 17, 2017 – Katie Kelly from Montana State University-Bozeman has been awarded the Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) Honor Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year.
 
Kelly is a PhD student studying Industrial Engineering with a cumulative GPA of 4.0, and earned her bachelor’s degree in industrial and management systems engineering from Montana State University-Bozeman in 2016.  She has worked as a transportation intern for BNSF Railway in Belen, NM, and as a quality assurance intern for CH2M HILL at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Nuclear Site through ANR Group, Inc.  She is a member of the Society of Women Engineers, Institute of Industrial Engineers and American Society for Engineering Management.
 
The scholarship is implemented every year through the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI), an independent charitable organization.  Since its founding in 1976, it has awarded more than $2.5 million in scholarships.  Any graduate or undergraduate student who meets the eligibility requirements and attends a qualified institution is encouraged to apply for the scholarship.  MHEFI is affiliated with the Material Handling Institute (MHI), the largest association in the United States dedicated to the promotion and education of the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry.
 
Brian Cohen, Chief Executive of Hänel Storage Systems, was one of the judges for the scholarship competition.  Hänel is a leader in the manufacture and integration of automated vertical storage units, and Cohen currently serves on the MHI Board of Governors and is an active member of its AS/RS Industry Group.  AS/RS members are the material handling industry’s leading suppliers of automated storage and retrieval systems.  They supply systems worldwide in virtually every major manufacturing, industrial and distribution sector. 
 
The AS/RS Honor Scholarship was announced on November 1, 2016, and applications were collected through February 28, 2017 and judged through March.  The scholarship carries an amount of $2500.
 
About Hänel Storage Systems
Founded in Germany in 1953, Hänel’s North American headquarters has been located in Pittsburgh, PA since it was established in 1984.  Hänel Storage Systems specializes in the design and engineering of Rotomat® vertical storage carousels and Lean-Lift® Vertical Lift Modules for a wide range of industries and applications.  Hänel provides sales, service and technical support to North and South America through a network of factory-trained channel partners and service providers.
 
Introduced in 1957, the Rotomat® Vertical Carousel is based on the Ferris Wheel principal.  Inventory is stored in a series of carriers that rotate within an enclosed unit and are accessed at a single opening.  This vertical “goods to the user” concept improves productivity, lowers costs, increases security and saves valuable floor space.
 
Introduced in 1994, the Lean-Lift® Vertical Lift Module stores inventory on trays that are automatically measured for height each time they enter the unit. A vertical extractor places each tray within the unit in a location that maximizes available storage space.  Trays can be equipped with dividers, totes, bins and specialized holders to store any type of inventory.
 
For more information about Hänel products, visit www.hanel.us
 
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