Who We Are

With more than 6 decades of experience in making facilities more productive and cost effective, our solution specialists know how to maximize your throughput and storage space capacity.  They do this while minimizing safety hazards and energy consumption.

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Our History

In the first 6 years since returning from World War II, Robert Bacon and his new bride had five children and started Applied Handling, Inc. in 1952. The one-man manufacturer’s representative used a secretarial service on East Jefferson as his first base of operations.

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Latest Blog Posts

forklift barrier system
September 23, 2016

Dockshield Forklift Barrier System

Applied Handling is pleased to partner with Leum Engineering to offer the Dockshield® Forklift Barrier System. This heavy duty safety railing is an innovative barrier solution for safety concerns at railcar loading docks,... read more

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August 29, 2016

Learn about Vehicle Restraints with Rite-Hite’s Dok-Lok Demo Van

Rite-Hite, innovator of the rotating hook design, has taken the vehicle restraint on the road with their Dok-Lok Demo van, a compact traveling showroom driven directly to your warehouse by knowledgeable Rite-Hite &... read more

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Joanne Bacon
August 24, 2016

Celebrating 93 years today!

On this day August 24th, 1923, Joanne Bacon came into the world. All of us at Applied Handling Inc. wanted to recognize this day in honor of Joanne who celebrates turning  93 today! Joanne was just 28 years old with... read more

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