The Silent Hoist and Crane Materials Handling Prize is awarded annually for the best one or two papers on the topic of materials handling. The fund to support this competition was provided through a generous grant from the Wunsch Foundation in the name of Silent Hoist and Crane Company.
Papers must address some aspect of materials handling. Topics related to movement, storage, control and protection of everything from raw materials to finished products are acceptable. The paper may be written specifically for this award, or it may be a paper written as part of a course, co-op, research or internship.
Note: The award selection committee reserves the right to determine the number of prizes awarded.