Before we flip the calendar into 2014 here at AK, we always like to take a moment and reflect back on the year that was 2013.

January 1, 2013

AK obtained MVP status in the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association for the second year in a row.

January 7, 2013

Jerry Fredrickson was spotlighted in the MHEDA Journal First Quarter Issue.

January 22, 2013

Jake Koski and Jason Kasanezky visit the Promat 2013 Material Handling Show for the first time.


February 2, 2013

Project Coordinator Shawn Jones & his wife Jackie welcomed their second child Cade into this world.

February 15, 2013

AK recruits and hires Shipping Specialist Eric Dutcher to the team.

February 20, 2013

AK Does the “Harlem Shake” for Charity. The video and fundraising helped donate 639 meals to Feed My Starving Children.

March 16, 2013

GBC runs in the Team Ortho St. Patricks Day 7K.

March 29, 2013

Minnesota Business Magazine Article Published: Why the forklifts sport iPads at AK Material Handling Systems

May 3, 2013

AK was named to the Minnesota Business magazine Top 100 Best Companies to Work For 2013 for the second year in a row.

May 19, 2013

Linda Anlauf of our Wholesale Division WPRP located in Pennsylvania, participated in the Pocono Mountain 5K Run. It was held on Sunday, May 19 in the heart of the Pocono Mountains Pennsylvania. The run supports the American Red Cross of the Poconos, one of 13 chapters that serve over 200,000 residents providing food and shelter in emergency and disaster-related situations, assists members of our armed forces and their families, teach lifesaving skills and so much more…

June 4, 2013

AK sponsored a foursome at the St. Jude’s Classic Charity Golf Tournament.

June 29, 2013 

AK joins forces with St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and hosts a team building event at the Warrior Dash.

July 29, 2013

AK was named 2013 Best Places to Work by the Minneapolis/St.Paul Business Journal

August 22, 2013

Senior Design Specialist Brian Koski completes a 9000+ pallet storage system in Eagan, MN.

September 15, 2013

AK recruits and hires Shipping Specialist Matt Johnson to the team.

October 31, 2013

AK Costume Contest on Facebook. View the Entries here.

November 1, 2013 

UNEX Manufacturing Challenges AK to a Battle of the Stache Contest. This Movember contest put AK vs UNEX to help promote Men’s health nationwide. The companies together raised over $2,000 for the cause.

December 20, 2013 

Ugly Sweater Party

December 24, 2013 

Holiday Party & 12 Days of Christmas Video

In summary 2013 was a fantastic year for AK Material Handling Systems. We are very grateful for our clients and the business relationships that have kept us growing through these last couple of years. We wish everyone a prosperous 2014!

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