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The Hapman Difference

Welcome to Hapman, where the design and manufacture of the best material handling equipment is driven by your specific application needs and requirements, and supported by our unparalleled design expertise.

While our equipment may not look different from other material handling options, our detailed, collaborative, and technology-focused process of equipment selection and design is unique in the industry. Our commitment to you is that we will ask the right questions to understand your needs, challenges, and goals, and then present the best material handling equipment or system options for your application.


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We are a global manufacturer of standard and custom bulk material handling equipment and complete material handling systems. Our process has been proven over thousands of applications, in all major bulk material processing industries, and spanning 20 different countries. Whether your equipment needs are standard and straightforward or more elaborate and controlled, Hapman’s team of applications experts will assist you with any level of needed support.

We are intensely passionate about our customers and the material handling equipment we engineer and manufacture. Your proof of our unwavering customer support and application expertise is provided in the Hapman Performantee®, a commitment of 100% performance guarantee. Our company culture is driven by new ideas, fresh thinking, and continuous improvement. That’s why Ideas that Move™ is more than a slogan. It’s an integral part of who we are. We seek new knowledge, build on past experience, collaborate with you and other industry experts, and push perceived process limitations while fully embracing disciplined engineering and quality material handling practices.

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I have a more efficient operation, the shop workers are safer, and I have reduced my operating costs. I would definitely rely on Hapman again to help me with any material handling challenge…

Jennifer Bugbee — Plant Manager, Werner G. Smith, Inc.

At Hapman, we are more than a material handling systems provider. We are your business partner. We are dedicated to achieving your highest level of trust and satisfaction, and earning your confidence in our commitment and expertise. We look forward to working with you to solve your biggest bulk material handling challenges.



Our founder’s original “Ideas That Move” gave birth to both our company and the Tubular Drag Conveyor.

Henry Hapman invented the Tubular Drag Conveyor in 1945 in Detroit, Michigan. The concept for the totally enclosed, multi-plane conveyor came from his industrial manufacturing experience as a mechanical engineer. He recognized the need for a conveyor that could effectively move material from point to point when the distance between the two was not a clear path. As World War II was ending, Mr. Hapman knew the focus of industrial manufacturing would shift from government to consumer. He saw Tubular Drag Conveyors as a way to effectively move material the distance of a plant, providing inlet stations and discharge points where needed.

The vision of Henry Hapman forever changed the manner in which dry material is moved in industrial production facilities. Over the years, others have attempted to copy our Tubluar Drag Conveyors, but they have never created a true equal. Our engineering, design, and bulk material handling experience coupled with our unyielding passion for efficient, reliable operation are the elements that make Hapman Tubular Drag Conveyors the premium mechanical conveyor of modern manufacturing.



All of our employees exemplify the culture of our company, which is built on honesty, integrity, fairness, and equality.

Our employees are like family and our vendors, suppliers, and customers are our partners. Our strong sense of corporate stewardship comes from a foundation of action and accountability. We believe the success of our company stems from this helpful, collaborative business approach and we are called to share our blessings with others.

Hapman is dedicated to providing funding to selected organizations that will utilize the funds for the betterment of people’s lives. This past year, we completed a six month nationwide fundraising program with the Alzheimer’s Association, providing funds that will assist families affected by the disease as well as contribute to much needed research. On an annual basis, members of the Hapman team also participate in the Race for the Cure®, in support of breast cancer research.

We understand the importance of giving back and we cherish the opportunity to help bring hope into people’s lives. We will continue to support causes and organizations with a strong commitment to the people they serve, and those with reputations that make us honored to be associated with them.



At Hapman, quality is both ingrained in our material handling equipment manufacturing processes and integrated into our culture. Our engineering, operations, and production system is a balance of three key elements:

1. Philosophy: Our blueprint for success

  • Customers first
  • People are the most valuable resource
  • Kaizen, or “change for the better,” is our way of life
  • Shop floor focus

2. True North: Pointing toward perfection with our products and our people

Customer Satisfaction

  • ZERO defects
  • 100% value-added service

Human Development

  • Physical safety and security
  • Professional challenges and development
  • Mental growth and contribution

3. Technical Tools: The nuts and bolts of the production system we use to build the best bulk material handling equipment in the industry.

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Our workplace and our material handling systems adhere to strict compliance standards.

Hapman conforms to the following standards provided by these recognized associations and organizations: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United States Department of Labor (OSHA), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA), and the National Electric Code (NEC).

  • OSHA Standards 29 CFR 1910.5a-1
  • OSHA 1910.212 (a)(2)
  • OSHA 1926.555
  • ANSI/ASME B20.1
  • ANSI Z535.4-2007
  • Electrical Controls and Wiring Conform to NEC specifications

The welders who work on Hapman conveying systems and other material handling equipment are ANSI and American Welding Society (AWS) certified. Hapman also performs customer-specific certifications and adheres to application-specific weld requirements as well.


Gas Metal Arc Welding

ANSI/AWS D1.1 – Structural Welding Code-Steel

ANSI/AWS D1.6, Structural Welding Code – Stainless Steel

Gas Metal Arc Welding Short Circuit

ANSI/AWS D1.3 – Structural Welding Code – Sheet Metal

ANSI/AWS D1.3 – Structural Welding code – Steel Metal- Stainless Steel

Shielded Metal Arc Welding

ANSI/AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code – Steel

AWS D1.1, Structural Welding Code – Stainless Steel

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

ANSI/AWS D1.1 Structural Sheet Metal Welding Code

AWS D1.1, Structural Welding Code – Stainless Steel

Flux Cored Arc Welding

ANSI/AWS D1.1, Structural Welding Code – Steel

Side view of a welder working on a factory floor