December 2013

Final e-Newsletter of Year Launched

December 20, 2013

The final Airfloat/Align e-newsletter for the year has launched. It features articles on the redesigned Airfloat Lift Glide, the new Align sales office in St. Louis, and more. Click here to access the newsletter.

Airfloat Featured in Central Illinois Newspaper

December 16, 2013

Airfloat and parent company Align Production Systems are featured in a cover feature story in the December 16 edition of Decatur’s Herald & Review. The article, written by veteran reporter Tony Reid, explains the role being played by Airfloat in a prestigious multinational fusion energy experiment. Seven 200-ton magnets essential to the experiment will be […]

Airfloat YouTube Channel Nears 100,000 Video Views

December 5, 2013

Airfloat’s YouTube channel (  is expected to top 100,000 video views in the coming weeks. During the month of November alone, the channel received 6,800 video views. This translated into 13,500 minutes (or 225 hours) spent watching Airfloat-related videos. That’s over nine days! In its six-year history, the Airfloat channel has grown to include almost […]

Airfloat Plays Role in Multinational Fusion Energy Project

December 2, 2013

Airfloat will play a small but important role in an historic international nuclear fusion research and engineering project. At a cost of 15 billion euros (approximately 20 billion dollars), the ITER (short for International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) is currently under construction in Southern France. When the reactor goes online in 2020, it will use 50 […]

High Schoolers Visit Airfloat to Learn about Fusion Project

November 20, 2013

A group of  Mt. Zion High School students visited Airfloat/Align mid-November to learn about an international fusion reactor project, including the role Airfloat is playing in its development. The ITER reactor, currently under construction in Southern France, is funded by seven member countries and will produce 500 megawatts of output power when it becomes operational […]

Add Airfloat/Align to Your CONEXPO 2014 Show Planner

November 6, 2013

Airfloat parent company Align Production Systems will be exhibiting at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 (March 4-8, Las Vegas). We will be located in the Gold Building, booth #70304. If you will be attending the show and would like to add Align to your show planner, click this link and follow the instructions. Hope to see you there!

Visiting Airfloat/Align Production Systems

November 4, 2013

Plan to visit Airfloat/Align Production Systems soon? Need driving directions, airport information or a place to stay or eat while in Decatur, IL? We’ve got you covered. Click here to download our Airfloat Visitors Guide.

Pair of Veteran Sales Professionals Join the Align Team

October 15, 2013

New application sales engineers Jim Saller (left) and Tim Hager. We are pleased to announce the addition of two new members to the Align Production Systems team: Tim Hager and Jim Saller. As application sales engineers, Mr. Hager and Mr. Saller will work with customers to create custom material-handling solutions drawing from Align’s selection of […]

Airfloat Equipment to be Featured in Rigging Textbook

October 4, 2013

  Airfloat equipment will be featured in an upcoming textbook published by Illinois-based American Technical Publishers. Entitled Rigging, Hoisting and Signaling Practices, the book is an introduction to safe rigging practices and lifting calculations, and will be included immediately into the national electrical union’s apprenticeship program. The covered topics include cranes, signaling, lift planning, material […]

Airfloat Celebrates Safety Milestone

September 30, 2013

Airfloat recently celebrated its 500th day without a lost-time accident (i.e., an accident that caused someone to miss work). Thanks to everyone involved in this achievement, especially those who fabricate and assemble Airfloat equipment on a daily basis. Last year, the company embarked on a mission to increase safety throughout the entire organization. A long-time […]

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