Thank you, Jackie!

Jackie Canny has been CEO of Ultimation Industries since 2011, with a clear mission to grow the company to become “the Ultimate in Automation.” It’s been an impressive 12-year journey from supplying tire and wheel machinery to the automotive industry to becoming the leading direct-to-consumer conveyor manufacturer.

With the recent announcement that Ultimation will join Motion & Control Enterprises (MCE) family of companies and Jackie will retire, she has much to be proud of in her mission to expand into new markets through e-commerce while continuing to innovate for mainstay automotive customers.

Thank you, Jackie!

For example, Ultimation began experimenting with online sales in 2016, launching a range of “quick ship” products for sale online. Today, e-commerce makes up nearly 50% of Ultimation’s business. The company recently opened a new fulfillment center in Sterling Heights, Michigan to handle the growth.

Other significant achievements include:

  • Launching innovative conveyors for sequenced tire and wheel assemblies for automotive customers.
  • Diversifying into indoor vertical farming overhead conveyors and food safe grade systems.
  • Expanding the product line to include Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) or warehouse robots.
  • Using additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, for on-site capability for parts prototyping.

In 2020 and 2022, Ultimation was recognized as one of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing private companies in America. The company was also named a 2022 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.


“It’s incredible to reflect on our journey from a scrappy turnaround to a thriving enterprise,” said Richard Canny, who will transition to president of Ultimation, an MCE company. “Jackie’s unwavering vision and support fueled our progress, transforming our dream into a reality far beyond our expectations. It’s been an unforgettable ride.”


Thank you, Jackie!

Ultimation Industries Joins Motion & Control Enterprises Family of Companies


We’re proud to announce that Ultimation is now part of the Motion & Control Enterprises (MCE) family! MCE is a supplier of technical fluid power, automation, flow control, compressed air products, service, and repair solutions, serving more than 25,000 OEM and end-user customers from 41 facilities located in 13 states.

“The transition to MCE allows Ultimation to continue its mission to be the ultimate in automation by providing customers with greater access to quality material handling solutions,” said Jackie Canny, retiring CEO of Ultimation.

What’s not changing is the Ultimation name, or its commitment to customers.

“We plan to continue to offer our full range of products under the Ultimation brand following the transition, with the same quality products customers expect,” said Richard Canny, who will serve as president of the Ultimation division of MCE.

He added that the company’s service and support teams remain ready to solve productivity challenges for customers and Ultimation’s quick-ship solutions will continue to be offered through the on-line storefronts.

“We are excited to welcome Ultimation’s talented associates to the MCE family,” said Charles Hale, Chairman & CEO of MCE. “Ultimation enhances our engineered solutions capability, provides an enhanced offering for the growing material handling market and allows us to significantly expand our e-commerce capabilities.”

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How We Helped: Three Ways Customers Use Our Light-Duty Gravity Conveyor

Ultimation’s mailbox is filling up with stories from customers about how our products are making work—and play—easier! This latest edition of our “How We Helped” series of customer stories features innovative ways to use Ultimation’s Light-Duty Gravity Conveyors.

Red carpet treatment

A customer with an area rug cleaning business uses Ultimation conveyors to transport carpets to and from the centrifuge that extracts water from a freshly washed rug. The customer used a light-duty gravity conveyor from Ultimation with adjustable support legs as the base. The conveyor was then customized with side rails to hold the rugs in place (and off the ground!) during transport.

Gravity Conveyor Rug Cleaning Centrifuge

Gravity Conveyor Rug Cleaning Application

Ship to shore solution

Ultimation’s gravity conveyors helped this innovative customer easily launch a paddle boat.

“The orange rollers allow a smooth transition in and out of the water,” says the customer. “Plus, one person can operate it using only one rope to get this heavy boat in and out of the pond easily.”

A lime-green pool noodle at the water’s edge protects against scratches.

Gravity Conveyor Paddle Boat Dock


Metal masters

Customers at a shop that fabricates and installs sheet metal products recently shared a photo of an Ultimation gravity conveyor being used as their angle iron. “Love the products!” they wrote.

Gravity Conveyor Angle Iron Application

Inspired? Let’s get started!

Ultimation’s gravity conveyors have steel or aluminum frames and are available in 3-, 5- and 10-foot lengths, with widths ranging from 12 inches to 36 inches or more. They’re best paired with conveyor support legs  in a matching width. They can support weights up to 1,500 pounds per set. Variable height adjustment optimizes ergonomics and helps control product speed. Best of all – they’re available as part of Ultimation’s Quick-Ship product line! Visit our online store for more information.