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The Drum Runner Material Handling Company Inc. of Columbus, Ohio started in 1992 when Millard Cummins came in contact with a drum mover which was produced by a small machine shop in Marion , Ohio . The machine shop was attempting to add weigh capabilities to the newly designed drum handling equipment with little success. At the time Millard Cummins was president and C.E.O. of Thurman Scale, a major manufacturer of large equipment scales, including load cells and scale indicators. When Mr. Cummins observed the inherent design issues with the marriage between the scale and the drum handling equipment, a relationship was born, as was Drum Runner Material Handling Company.

Over the course of the next couple of years Mr. Cummins grew Drum runner into a driving force in the material handling industry. Mr. Cummins was a great force in this industry and his daily presence has been missed. His innovation, his attention to detail, his business sense are not matched.

Due to health reasons Mr. Cummins began the process to sell the Drum Runner Material Handling Company in 2001. Mission Industrial Group LLC, began negotiations to purchase Drum Runner in September 2002. Mission Industrial Group LLC was created as the legal entity behind the Drum Runner company. Mission Industrial Group LLC began official operation of Drum Runner on December 14, 2002 at 617 West Center Street Suite 126 Marion , Ohio .  While Drum Runner was primarily engaged in the manufacture of Material Handling Equipment, Drum Runner has been involved in designing numerous types of equipment including, material handling devices, racking systems and other specialty machinery for industry. Mark H. Snow President, provides engineering for special applications, equipment and product modifications. Mark Snow has been designing equipment for various industries for over 25 years.

We have recently moved to a new manufacturing and sales location. 3602 Harding Highway East Marion, Ohio 43302