Push (and Pull) in the Right Direction

Sometimes with material handling, all you need is a little push in the right direction. The Power Tug does just that for carts holding up to 3 tons. Nu-Star’s vice president of material handling spoke with us about how the company handles the design process as smoothly as the Power Tug moves its loads.


John Hitch | Mar 20, 2017 | New Equipment Digest

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Material Handling in the Danger Zone

Completely re-engineered from the wheels up, Nu-Star’s Class 1, Division 1 certified Hazardous Duty Power Pusher brings heavyweight material handling to the most explosive industrial environments.

Travis Hessman | Aug 15, 2016 | New Equipment Digest

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Putting R&D at the Forefront of Safety

By custom engineering every delivery, NuStar Inc. helps move the unmovable while keeping workers safe and productive.

Travis Hessman | Jun 09, 2016; New Equipment Digest NED

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Pushing for Safer Material Handling

Successful material handling operations must always find new ways to maintain the delicate balance between productivity and safety.  For 45 years, Nu-Star Inc. has carried the brunt of both of those burdens with the Power Pusher, which has a design that has stayed the same, yet is always changing.

John Hitch l January 14, 2016 l New Equipment Digest

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Where’s the beef? Aurora Packing shows us, but keeps safety beefs at bay.

Shakopee, MN – May 24, 2010 – Aurora Packing bought their first Power Pusher in December 2009. The staff liked it so much they bought another one and took delivery of it in March of this year. While it’s too soon to document any of the financial or safety ramifications, Aurora Packing is so convinced, they will be ordering two to three more Power Pushers later this year. The one statistic that was immediately obvious was the instant approval of the employees.

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Smurfit-Stone Preprint Facility Solves Material Handling Challenge with Safe, Reliable Power Pusher®

Shakopee, MN—September 7, 2007—At Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation’s Preprint facility in Jacksonville, FL, Production Supervisor Craig Schuster has seen many changes on the plant floor during his 11 years with the company. One major change involves a material handling solution that now, more than two years after its implementation, has saved the company time and money while protecting employees from on-the-job injuries.

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