STERLING HEIGHTS (WWJ) — A French builder of high-tech material handling systems is moving its Sterling Heights plant to larger and greener quarters.
Serapid Inc. said the new 24,000-square-foot location at 34100 Mound Road provides 18,000 square feet more space than the current one at 5400 18 Mile Road, allowing the company to add a sales showroom and a research and development lab.
Serapid products handle the vertical and horizontal movement of loads. At the core of the company’s technology is something it calls the rigid chain — a chain that can push. It consists of interlocking links that behave like a chain, and are also able to lock into a rigid bar, providing a safe, reliable and compact telescoping mechanism. The product is environmentally friendly and works in harsh environments.
The company’s products are used in everything from handling materials in the nuclear, medical device and defense industries, to…
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