MHEDA CONNECTION http://www.mhedaconnection.org/ Newsletter RSS Feed. en-us Copyright 2017 7/22/2017 1:33:41 AM 20 MHEDA Mourns Daniel J MacDonald, Sr. http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=451713&issueID=53529 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53529>July 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />MHEDA would like to extend its condolences to the friends and family of Daniel J. MacDonald, Sr. who passed away on July 1, 2017. He was 89. Daniel was the founder and the founder and CEO of M & G Materials Handling Co. located in East Providence, RI. He was a WWII Army veteran serving in the ski troops with the 10th Mountain Div. Daniel served as MHEDA President in 1983.</p> 7/13/2017 10:23:22 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=451713&amp;issueID=53529 Frontier Forklifts Promotes Murry http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=451711&issueID=53529 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53529>July 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Frontier Forklifts and Equipment is excited to announce the promotion of Felicia Murry to the position of Service Manager. At Frontier Forklifts and Equipment, she has held the positions of Service Coordinator, Service Dispatcher and most recently Rental and Transportation Manager.</p> 7/13/2017 10:18:35 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=451711&amp;issueID=53529 ProGMA Launches Educational Video Series About Protective Guarding http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=451712&issueID=53529 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53529>July 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />The Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA), a product group within trade association MHI, has launched the first in a series of educational videos about the importance of protective guarding products in the material handling industry. The short but informative video is titled, "Essential Safety Barriers for Automated / Robotic Workcells".</p> 7/13/2017 10:20:34 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=451712&amp;issueID=53529 Heli Americas hires new Southeast Regional Marketing Manager http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=451714&issueID=53529 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53529>July 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Heli Americas announced that Chuck Langley joined is team in the position of Southeast Regional Marketing Manager, reporting to Bruce Pelynio, President / CEO. Chuck will work closely with both existing and potential Heli America&rsquo;s Authorized Dealers and National Account customers in the Southeast Region to provide world class marketing support for Heli products.</p> 7/13/2017 10:26:03 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=451714&amp;issueID=53529 New ForkliftAction Marketplace Goes Live http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=451715&issueID=53529 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53529>July 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />ForkliftAction Media replaced its Marketplace with a new trading platform for mobile machinery, Machinery-onQ. The new platform builds on the success of Forkliftaction&rsquo;s long and valued role as a trusted voice within the materials handling industry.</p> 7/13/2017 10:28:29 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=451715&amp;issueID=53529 July 27 Webinar - Aftermarket Management Compensation https://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2345 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53529>July 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Aftermarket Management Compensation - Presented by Dave Baiocchi, President, Resonant Dealer Services, LLC. Develop a system of rewards that promotes teamwork between managers.</p> 7/13/2017 10:13:30 PM https://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2345 Self-Study - Learning Management System http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53529>July 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />MHEDA offers an online self-study learning management system (LMS) to provide you with affordable education in one convenient location. MHEDA&rsquo;s LMS includes: Eleven career tracks, archived webinars, conference videos and modules. Also included is general business and soft skills video courses to supplement our industry-specific training. It's affordable training for any budget. Price ranges from $20 to $399.</p> 7/13/2017 10:13:30 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 A Successful Symphony for 70 Years http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=451704&issueID=53529 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53529>July 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br /><i>How Jefferds Corporation has thrived for more than 70 years</i> By Steve Guglielmo For more than 70 years, Jefferds Corporation (St. Albans, West Virginia) has managed to straddle the line between good, old-fashioned business sense and leading edge insight and innovation. The successful combination of the two has propelled the business from a one-man operation to a Corporation with more than 300 employees and 10 branches in two states. </p> 7/13/2017 10:13:30 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=451704&amp;issueID=53529 Upward Expansion, Seismic Design Help Young Living Essential Oils Extend the Life of Their Facility http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=451705&issueID=53529 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53529>July 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />A booming industry, a growing company, and not enough space in their facility. These were the challenges faced by Young Living Essential Oils, the World Leader in Essential Oils.</p> 7/13/2017 10:13:30 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=451705&amp;issueID=53529 My Hindsight Could Be Your Foresight http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=451706&issueID=53529 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53529>July 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br /><i>18 Ways to Enhance Your Life Journey...Now!</i> <b>By Dr. Elaine Dembe</b> 1. Explore life and live it as an adventure. &ndash; Even if you have no one to do it with. Never deny yourself the pleasure of doing something just because you are alone. Do it anyway. Remember the lyrics from the Tragically Hip song "Ahead by a Century ~ "No dress rehearsal, this is our life." Travel as much as possible, whenever you can. If your funds limit your journey, plan a unique "staycation" or small getaway. </p> 7/13/2017 10:13:30 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=451706&amp;issueID=53529 MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53529>July 15, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Want to network with and learn from women who work in the Material Handling Industry? Be part of MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative. Mission: To inspire and draw women to the material handling industry by offering resources and a network that foster professional success while furthering the mission of MHEDA.</p> 7/13/2017 10:13:30 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 MSSC CEO Awarded for Game-changing Careers in Both Manufacturing and Foreign Policy http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=449289&issueID=53528 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53528>July 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />The Manufacturing Leadership Council gave its coveted Lifetime Achievement Award to Leo Reddy at its Gala Awards Dinner in Huntington Beach CA. In introducing Leo, the Council commented, "Throughout his long and distinguished career, Leo Reddy has been an inspiring and continuous source of leadership, founding and growing institutions that continue to benefit the manufacturing industry while also serving his country with distinction."</p> 6/29/2017 8:51:07 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=449289&amp;issueID=53528 Crown Honors Top-Performing North American Branches and Dealers http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=449281&issueID=53528 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53528>July 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Crown Equipment Corporation recently recognized the outstanding performance and commitment to customer service by its best North American company-owned branches and independent dealers.</p> 6/29/2017 8:23:43 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=449281&amp;issueID=53528 KION North America Celebrates Start of Production on New Forklifts http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=449283&issueID=53528 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53528>July 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />KION North America employees celebrated the start of production for two of its newest forklifts. Assembled at the company&rsquo;s South Carolina facility, the Linde Series 1347 and Linde Series 1319 were initially announced at ProMat in April&mdash;the largest expo for manufacturing and supply chain professionals in North America held biannually in Chicago.</p> 6/29/2017 8:25:34 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=449283&amp;issueID=53528 Dematic Appoints Jan Vercammen as Managing Director &ndash; Central Europe http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=449290&issueID=53528 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53528>July 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, today announced the appointment of Jan Vercammen as Dematic Managing Director for Central Europe effective immediately, replacing Barbara Wladarz.</p> 6/29/2017 8:53:56 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=449290&amp;issueID=53528 H&auml;nel Storage Systems Chief Executive Receives Patriotic Employer Award http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=449291&issueID=53528 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53528>July 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />H&auml;nel Storage Systems, a MHEDA member and leader in the manufacture and integration of automated vertical storage units, announced that its Chief Executive, Brian Cohen, has been recognized by the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The Patriotic Employer Award is a means of distinguishing employers who support their National Guard and Reserve employees.</p> 6/29/2017 8:57:01 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=449291&amp;issueID=53528 July 27 Webinar - Aftermarket Management Compensation https://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2345 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53528>July 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Aftermarket Management Compensation - Presented by Dave Baiocchi, President, Resonant Dealer Services, LLC. Develop a system of rewards that promotes teamwork between managers.</p> 6/28/2017 1:32:33 PM https://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2345 September 14, 2017 - Two New Conferences from MHEDA https://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2349 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53528>July 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />1. Parts and Service Management Conference 2. Engineered Systems/Storage & Handling Conference Same Date, Same Location, Two Customized Events Serving Different Industry Segments Join MHEDA on September 14 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O&rsquo;Hare for two new conferences designed for different segments of the material handling industry: Industrial Truck, Engineered Systems, Storage and Handling. If you want to improve your Parts & Service Departments&rsquo; profitability and operations, you are invited to attend the Parts & Service Conference. If you want to improve your selling and project management skills, join us at the Engineered Systems/Storage & Handling Conference. </p> 6/28/2017 1:32:33 PM https://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2349 Self-Study - Learning Management System http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53528>July 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />MHEDA offers an online self-study learning management system (LMS) to provide you with affordable education in one convenient location. MHEDA&rsquo;s LMS includes: Eleven career tracks, archived webinars, conference videos and modules. Also included is general business and soft skills video courses to supplement our industry-specific training. It's affordable training for any budget. Price ranges from $20 to $399.</p> 6/28/2017 1:32:33 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 Do You Believe in Magic? http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=449222&issueID=53528 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53528>July 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />If you attended ProMat this year, you may have had a chance to hear the presentation by Magic Johnson. Since I am not a big sports fan, I wasn&rsquo;t sure what to expect and frankly, I was blown away. Kudos to our friends at MHI for hiring him and what a great job by Mitch MacDonald from Agile Business Media who interviewed Magic during his fireside chat.</p> 6/28/2017 5:43:12 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=449222&amp;issueID=53528 Parachute Rigging Facility Space Issue Solved With Mobile Aisle Storage Systems http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=449223&issueID=53528 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53528>July 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />The United States Army Special Forces Base at Fort Carson, Colorado, was facing an ergonomic and space efficiency problem in its parachute rigging and repair facility. The facility had limited floor space to fold its extremely large parachutes and also required storage capacity for packed parachutes. In addition to the facility&rsquo;s layout concerns, there were ergonomic concerns for the soldiers that inspected and folded the parachutes.</p> 6/28/2017 5:43:12 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=449223&amp;issueID=53528 My Hindsight Could Be Your Foresight http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=449224&issueID=53528 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53528>July 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br /><i>18 Ways to Enhance Your Life Journey...Now!</i> <b>By Dr. Elaine Dembe</b> 1. Explore life and live it as an adventure. &ndash; Even if you have no one to do it with. Never deny yourself the pleasure of doing something just because you are alone. Do it anyway. Remember the lyrics from the Tragically Hip song "Ahead by a Century ~ "No dress rehearsal, this is our life." Travel as much as possible, whenever you can. If your funds limit your journey, plan a unique "staycation" or small getaway. </p> 6/28/2017 5:43:12 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=449224&amp;issueID=53528 Regional Networking Summit in Indiana on August 2 https://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2340 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53528>July 1, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Join MHEDA on August 2, 2017 for a one-day Regional Networking Summit hosted by MHEDA Member, Toyota Material Handling North America. The Summit includes: Breakfast, Business Presentation, Lunch, Guided Facility Tour of Toyota&rsquo;s Factory, Interactive Networking, and Raffle Prizes. Questions? Contact Rebecca Hein at 847.680.3500 or rhein@mheda.org. </p> 6/28/2017 1:32:33 PM https://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2340 MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53528>July 1, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Want to network with and learn from women who work in the Material Handling Industry? Be part of MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative. Mission: To inspire and draw women to the material handling industry by offering resources and a network that foster professional success while furthering the mission of MHEDA.</p> 6/28/2017 1:32:33 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 MHEDA Awards Three Scholarships http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=446727&issueID=53519 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53519>June 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association Honor Scholarship was bestowed upon three students for the 2017/2018 academic year. Jose Anhalzer, Ikia Richardson and Christian Collier were each awarded $5,000 toward their continuing education through the scholarship program.</p> 6/14/2017 7:53:20 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=446727&amp;issueID=53519 Hyster Announces Dealer of Distinction Award Recipients http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=446731&issueID=53519 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53519>June 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Hyster Company is honored to announce the 2016 Dealer of Distinction winners. This annual award recognizes top-performing dealers across the country who drive their organizations to the highest level of sales and service performance. To be named a Hyster Dealer of Distinction, companies must meet defined business practices and overall rigorous performance standards that are updated annually to keep pace with evolving customer expectations and industry dynamics. </p> 6/14/2017 8:11:19 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=446731&amp;issueID=53519 Importance of Operator Training Focus of National Forklift Safety Day 2017 http://www.mmh.com/article/importance_of_operator_training_focus_of_national_forklift_safety_day_2017 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53519>June 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />The critical need for and proven effectiveness of training was today&rsquo;s key message at the fourth annual National Forklift Safety Day, held by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA). After completing forklift operator training, operator performance scores improved by 61%, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Furthering its mission to raise awareness and improve safety, ITA has continued its recent alliance with OSHA to provide Compliance Officer Training Seminars to OSHA inspectors across the country. To date, ITA has presented the seminar approximately 30 times, reaching more than 600 OSHA personnel and covering all of OSHA&rsquo;s 12 regions.</p> 6/14/2017 8:04:07 AM http://www.mmh.com/article/importance_of_operator_training_focus_of_national_forklift_safety_day_2017 Wildeck Announces Promotion of Paul Mihelich as New Vice President, Sales & Marketing http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=446728&issueID=53519 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53519>June 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Wildeck, Inc., has announced the promotion of Paul Mihelich to the position of Vice President, Sales & Marketing, for its Waukesha, Wisconsin and Goodyear, Arizona operations.</p> 6/14/2017 7:55:59 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=446728&amp;issueID=53519 Navitas Systems Announces First UL Recognized StarlifterTM Lithium Batteries for Both the Heavy Duty Class 1 and 2 Lift Truck Market http://www.navitassys.com/2017/06/07/navitas-systems-announces-first-ul-recognized-starliftertm-lithium-batteries-for-both-the-heavy-duty-class-1-and-2-lift-truck-market/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53519>June 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Navitas Systems LLC announced that it has achieved the UL Recognition for its complete line-up of Starlifter 24 Volt, 36 Volt, and 48 Volt lithium forklift batteries for the Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 Lift Truck categories. This marks the first time that UL has concurrently tested and certified heavy duty Class 1 and Class 2 lithium batteries for forklifts.</p> 6/14/2017 8:01:36 AM http://www.navitassys.com/2017/06/07/navitas-systems-announces-first-ul-recognized-starliftertm-lithium-batteries-for-both-the-heavy-duty-class-1-and-2-lift-truck-market/ July 27 Webinar - Aftermarket Management Compensation https://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2345 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53519>June 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Aftermarket Management Compensation - Presented by Dave Baiocchi, President, Resonant Dealer Services, LLC. Develop a system of rewards that promotes teamwork between managers.</p> 6/14/2017 9:46:17 AM https://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2345 The Four Pillars of the Sales Profession Training Camp - August 8-10 https://associationdatabase.com/aws/AEA/pt/sd/calendar/48544/_PARENT/layout_details/false <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53519>June 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Dayton, OH - Seminar includes 2.5 days of training materials, a complete work binder, electronic course tools, all breaks and lunches during the seminar. Space is limited to 50 attendees so register early! </p> 6/14/2017 8:14:52 AM https://associationdatabase.com/aws/AEA/pt/sd/calendar/48544/_PARENT/layout_details/false September 14, 2017 - Two New Conferences from MHEDA in Chicago http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=446754&issueID=53519 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53519>June 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />1. Parts and Service Conference - Best Practices for Your Success 2. Engineered Systems/Storage & Handling Conference: Selling and Project Management Same Date, Same Location, Two Customized Events Serving Different Industry Segments Join MHEDA and your industry peers this Fall at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O&rsquo;Hare for two new conferences designed for different segments of the material handling industry: Industrial Truck, Engineered Systems, Storage and Handling. If you want to improve your Parts & Service Departments&rsquo; profitability and operations, you are invited to attend the Parts & Service Conference. If you want to improve your selling and project management skills, please join us for the Engineered Systems/Storage & Handling Conference. Both conferences include multiple roundtable discussions, MHEDA Members speaker panel and more! Complete details available July 1st. </p> 6/14/2017 9:49:04 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=446754&amp;issueID=53519 Learning Management System http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53519>June 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />UPDATED IN 2017! MHEDA offers an online learning management system (LMS) to provide you with a modern way to access and track business training. Enjoy affordable learning in one convenient location. MHEDA&rsquo;s LMS includes: Eleven career tracks, archived webinars, conference videos and modules. Affordable training for any budget. Price ranges from $20 to $399.</p> 6/14/2017 8:14:52 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 Do You Believe in Magic? http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=446721&issueID=53519 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53519>June 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />If you attended ProMat this year, you may have had a chance to hear the presentation by Magic Johnson. Since I am not a big sports fan, I wasn&rsquo;t sure what to expect and frankly, I was blown away. Kudos to our friends at MHI for hiring him and what a great job by Mitch MacDonald from Agile Business Media who interviewed Magic during his fireside chat.</p> 6/14/2017 7:39:52 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=446721&amp;issueID=53519 Parachute Rigging Facility Space Issue Solved With Mobile Aisle Storage Systems http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=446722&issueID=53519 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53519>June 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />The United States Army Special Forces Base at Fort Carson, Colorado, was facing an ergonomic and space efficiency problem in its parachute rigging and repair facility. The facility had limited floor space to fold its extremely large parachutes and also required storage capacity for packed parachutes. In addition to the facility&rsquo;s layout concerns, there were ergonomic concerns for the soldiers that inspected and folded the parachutes.</p> 6/14/2017 7:39:52 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=446722&amp;issueID=53519 My Hindsight Could Be Your Foresight http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=446723&issueID=53519 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53519>June 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br /><i>18 Ways to Enhance Your Life Journey...Now!</i> <b>By Dr. Elaine Dembe</b> 1. Explore life and live it as an adventure. &ndash; Even if you have no one to do it with. Never deny yourself the pleasure of doing something just because you are alone. Do it anyway. Remember the lyrics from the Tragically Hip song "Ahead by a Century ~ "No dress rehearsal, this is our life." Travel as much as possible, whenever you can. If your funds limit your journey, plan a unique "staycation" or small getaway. </p> 6/14/2017 7:39:52 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=446723&amp;issueID=53519 Regional Networking Summit Coming to Columbus, Indiana - August 2 https://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2340 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53519>June 15, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Join MHEDA on August 2, 2017 for a one-day Regional Networking Summit hosted by MHEDA Member, Toyota Material Handling North America. The Summit includes: Breakfast, Business Presentation, Lunch, Guided Facility Tour of Toyota&rsquo;s Factory, Interactive Networking, and Raffle Prizes. Questions? Contact Rebecca Hein at 847.680.3500 or rhein@mheda.org. </p> 6/14/2017 8:14:52 AM https://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2340 MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53519>June 15, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Want to network with and learn from women who work in the Material Handling Industry? Be part of MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative. Mission: To inspire and draw women to the material handling industry by offering resources and a network that foster professional success while furthering the mission of MHEDA.</p> 6/14/2017 8:14:52 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 Emerging Leaders Conference - July 13 - Early Bird Rate Ends Today! http://www.mhi.org/emerging <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=60919>June 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />MHEDA and MHI/YPN invite you to consider "The Power of Different" on July 13 in downtown Chicago at the 2017 Emerging Leaders Conference. Learn the about the impact of social gravity and real-world techniques on how to connect with others; discover practical tools for "Igniting Brilliance" in your leadership and innovation skills; and enjoy networking and brainstorming with young leaders who also work in the material handling industry.</p> 6/1/2017 8:41:49 AM http://www.mhi.org/emerging Clark Material Handling Exceeds Fundraising Goal to Support Centennial Year Habitat for Humanity Home http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=444720&issueID=60919 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=60919>June 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />CLARK Material Handling Company announced that its fund-raising efforts to support a dedicated Habitat for Humanity house have exceeded target goals. The company which began fund raising for this initiative in November of 2015 has been a traditional participant in Habitat builds. This is the first time the company has solely funded a Habitat home. The build which began on March 29, 2017 is scheduled to be completed June 10th.</p> 6/1/2017 8:41:49 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=444720&amp;issueID=60919 AS/RS Honor Scholarship Awarded to Montana State University Student http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=444721&issueID=60919 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=60919>June 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Katie Kelly from Montana State University-Bozeman has been awarded the Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) Honor Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year.</p> 6/1/2017 8:41:49 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=444721&amp;issueID=60919 WIPOTEC GROUP Sets Course for Further Growth http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=444722&issueID=60919 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=60919>June 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />WIPOTEC GmbH (formerly Wipotec Wiege- und Positioniersysteme GmbH), one of the world&rsquo;s leading companies in weighing and inspection technology, released a new brand architecture and corporate identity, both of which reflect the Group&rsquo;s core values and 30-year history as well as its future strategic direction.</p> 6/1/2017 8:41:49 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=444722&amp;issueID=60919 Custom Built Plastic Pallets Launches New E-Commerce Website With Design-Buy-Ship Option http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=444723&issueID=60919 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=60919>June 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Custom Built Plastic Pallets (Sheboygan Falls, WI), is proud to announce the launch of its newly updated website www.custombuiltpallets.com. The new site features a secure e-commerce system that allows customers to design and order a custom sized pallet or multiple pallets, pay on line and ship direct with lead times of 1 - 3 weeks.</p> 6/1/2017 8:41:49 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=444723&amp;issueID=60919 TVH is a Healthiest Employer in Florida and Ohio http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=444724&issueID=60919 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=60919>June 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />TVH in the Americas (TVH), has been recognized by both the Cincinnati Business Courier and South Florida Business Journal as a Healthiest Employer. The award recognizes TVH for its commitment to the health and wellness of its 1000 employees. </p> 6/1/2017 8:41:49 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=444724&amp;issueID=60919 The Four Pillars of the Sales Profession Training Camp - August 8-10 https://associationdatabase.com/aws/AEA/pt/sd/calendar/48544/_PARENT/layout_details/false <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=60919>June 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Dayton, OH - Seminar includes 2.5 days of training materials, a complete work binder, electronic course tools, all breaks and lunches during the seminar. Space is limited to 50 attendees so register early! </p> 6/1/2017 8:41:49 AM https://associationdatabase.com/aws/AEA/pt/sd/calendar/48544/_PARENT/layout_details/false Learning Management System http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=60919>June 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />UPDATED IN 2017! MHEDA offers an online learning management system (LMS) to provide you with a modern way to access and track business training. Enjoy affordable learning in one convenient location. MHEDA&rsquo;s LMS includes: Eleven career tracks, archived webinars, conference videos and modules. Affordable training for any budget. Price ranges from $20 to $399.</p> 6/1/2017 8:41:49 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 Creating a Legacy That Lasts http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=444727&issueID=60919 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=60919>June 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />As some of you might have noticed, I was unable to attend this year&rsquo;s MHEDA Convention in Salt Lake City. This is the first Convention I have missed since I started working with The MHEDA Journal in 2011. For those of you who haven&rsquo;t heard, the reason I missed this year&rsquo;s Convention is because my wife and I were anxiously awaiting the birth of our first child. And I&rsquo;m happy to report that on May 11, 2017, we welcomed a beautiful, happy and healthy boy into the world!</p> 6/1/2017 8:41:49 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=444727&amp;issueID=60919 Don&rsquo;t Give Up, Don&rsquo;t Ever Give Up http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=444728&issueID=60919 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=60919>June 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />Sure, we all know these famous words uttered by Jim Valvano as he accepted his humanitarian award from ESPN prior to his final battle with cancer. But how many of us truly take those words to heart?</p> 6/1/2017 8:41:49 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=444728&amp;issueID=60919 My Hindsight Could Be Your Foresight http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=444729&issueID=60919 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=60919>June 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br /><i>18 Ways to Enhance Your Life Journey...Now!</i> <b>By Dr. Elaine Dembe</b> 1. Explore life and live it as an adventure. &ndash; Even if you have no one to do it with. Never deny yourself the pleasure of doing something just because you are alone. Do it anyway. Remember the lyrics from the Tragically Hip song "Ahead by a Century ~ "No dress rehearsal, this is our life." Travel as much as possible, whenever you can. If your funds limit your journey, plan a unique "staycation" or small getaway. </p> 6/1/2017 8:41:49 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=444729&amp;issueID=60919 Regional Networking Summit Coming to Columbus, Indiana - August 2 https://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2340 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=60919>June 1, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Join MHEDA on August 2, 2017 for a one-day Regional Networking Summit hosted by MHEDA Member, Toyota Material Handling North America. The Summit includes: Breakfast, Business Presentation, Lunch, Guided Facility Tour of Toyota&rsquo;s Factory, Interactive Networking, and Raffle Prizes. Questions? Contact Rebecca Hein at 847.680.3500 or rhein@mheda.org. </p> 6/1/2017 8:41:49 AM https://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2340 MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=60919>June 1, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Want to network with and learn from women who work in the Material Handling Industry? Be part of MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative. Mission: To inspire and draw women to the material handling industry by offering resources and a network that foster professional success while furthering the mission of MHEDA.</p> 6/1/2017 8:41:49 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 Material Handling Equipment Market to hit $190bn by 2024 https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/04/18/961546/0/en/Material-Handling-Equipment-Market-to-hit-190bn-by-2024-Global-Market-Insights-Inc.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53517>May 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />According to a recent study by Global Market Insights, Inc., the Material Handling Equipment Market size is posed to cross $190 billion by the year 2024. Read the full report by clicking here. </p> 5/14/2017 9:23:22 PM https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/04/18/961546/0/en/Material-Handling-Equipment-Market-to-hit-190bn-by-2024-Global-Market-Insights-Inc.html April ITR Economics Report Now Available to MHEDA Members http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2302 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53517>May 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />MHEDA has partnered with ITR Economics on a new economic report featuring material handling industry specific data and is available only to MHEDA Members. ITR Economics has a 94.7% forecast accuracy that will allow you to plan with confidence, becoming proactive to coming economic forces rather than reactive.</p> 5/14/2017 9:19:21 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2302 KION North America Corporation and Illinois Material Handling Host Product Showcase and Test Drive Experience http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=442160&issueID=53517 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53517>May 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />KION North America and Illinois Material Handling joined together to offer a unique driving experience held at Illinois Material Handling's Bolingbrook location on Apr. 6. The event marked the conclusion of KION NA's product launch at ProMat-the largest material handling tradeshow in North America held bi-annually at Chicago's McCormick Place.</p> 5/14/2017 9:06:54 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=442160&amp;issueID=53517 Pettibone Adds ARDCO Equipment as Louisiana Dealer http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=442161&issueID=53517 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53517>May 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Pettibone/Traverse Lift, LLC announces the addition of ARDCO Equipment to its dealer network for material handling equipment. Located in New Iberia, Louisiana, ARDCO Equipment will represent Pettibone in Louisiana.</p> 5/14/2017 9:07:50 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=442161&amp;issueID=53517 Jungheinrich Receives Product of the Year Award http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=442162&issueID=53517 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53517>May 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Recognized for manufacturing and innovation in product development, Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), the provider of Jungheinrich&reg; lift trucks and narrow aisle products in the United States, Canada and Mexico, announced that the EKX 514/516K/515 man-up turret truck series was named a 2016 Plant Engineering Product of the Year in the material handling systems category. Equipped with 3,000-3,500 lb. lifting capacities, these turret trucks are designed to offer high performance and flexibility in high-rack warehouse applications.</p> 5/14/2017 9:09:15 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=442162&amp;issueID=53517 Yale Honors Outstanding Performers with 2016 Dealer of Excellence Award http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=442163&issueID=53517 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53517>May 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Though popular movie and music awards have come and gone, this awards season is not quite over. Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces the recipients of its 23rd annual Dealer of Excellence Award, recognizing top performing dealers that have exhibited focused leadership and continuous commitment to customers.</p> 5/14/2017 9:10:18 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=442163&amp;issueID=53517 Clark Appoints Miner Material Handling As Authorized Dealer in Tempe, AZ http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=442164&issueID=53517 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53517>May 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Clark Material Handling Company today announced it has appointed Miner Material Handling as an authorized distributor of Clark products in Phoenix, Arizona. Miner Material Handling is a division of Miner Company which has a rich history of providing industry leading service and support to their customers. "The Miner Material Handling team is well established and well known in the Arizona market" comments Dale Guckian, Clark&rsquo;s Director of Dealer Development. "The Miner Company is a strong and growing company in North America and we are confident that their material handling division will bring professional and focused support to the Clark customers in the Arizona market".</p> 5/14/2017 9:11:56 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=442164&amp;issueID=53517 TVH Canada is a National Service Dog Sponsor http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=442165&issueID=53517 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53517>May 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />TVH in the Americas (TVH), is sponsoring two male puppies in training at the National Service Dogs (NSD) organization in Ontario, Canada. This TVHCares initiative takes care of each puppy&rsquo;s veterinary, training and care expenses for the first year. </p> 5/14/2017 9:13:13 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=442165&amp;issueID=53517 May 25 - Webinar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2315 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53517>May 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />The 6 Biggest Trends, Tools and Technologies for Finding and Motivating Millennials Millennials make an enormous part of today&rsquo;s workforce. Learn what technologies and best practices you can use to motivate and retain your team. </p> 5/12/2017 8:23:26 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2315 Emerging Leaders Conference - July 13 http://www.mhi.org/emerging <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53517>May 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />MHEDA and MHI/YPN invite you to consider "The Power of Different" on July 13 in downtown Chicago at the 2017 Emerging Leaders Conference. Learn the about the impact of social gravity and real-world techniques on how to connect with others; discover practical tools for "Igniting Brilliance" in your leadership and innovation skills; and enjoy networking and brainstorming with young leaders who also work in the material handling industry.</p> 5/12/2017 8:23:26 AM http://www.mhi.org/emerging The Four Pillars of the Sales Profession Training Camp - August 8-10 https://associationdatabase.com/aws/AEA/pt/sd/calendar/48544/_PARENT/layout_details/false <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53517>May 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Dayton, OH - Seminar includes 2.5 days of training materials, a complete work binder, electronic course tools, all breaks and lunches during the seminar. Space is limited to 50 attendees so register early! </p> 5/12/2017 8:45:24 AM https://associationdatabase.com/aws/AEA/pt/sd/calendar/48544/_PARENT/layout_details/false Learning Management System http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53517>May 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />UPDATED IN 2017! MHEDA offers an online learning management system (LMS) to provide you with a modern way to access and track business training. Enjoy affordable learning in one convenient location. MHEDA&rsquo;s LMS includes: Eleven career tracks, archived webinars, conference videos and modules. Affordable training for any budget. Price ranges from $20 to $399.</p> 5/12/2017 8:23:26 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 The Seven Tools of Highly Effective Sales Organizations http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=442166&issueID=53517 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53517>May 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br /><b>By Joseph C. Ellers</b> Effective sales organizations deploy a series of tools. When I go into companies that are not as effective as they want to be, normally one or more of these tools is either missing or some of the messages are in direct conflict with each other. </p> 5/14/2017 9:15:11 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=442166&amp;issueID=53517 W.W. Cannon Helps Put Volkswagen&rsquo;s Distribution Center into Drive http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=442167&issueID=53517 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53517>May 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />Volkswagen Group of America was looking to repurpose an existing storage warehouse at its Sacramento, California location into a parts distribution center. The repurposed building required an array of materials including a three-level storage mezzanine, metal shelving and drawers, a material lift to move items for shipping and restocking, and additional lighting and sprinklers.</p> 5/14/2017 9:18:48 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=442167&amp;issueID=53517 Second Quarter Issue of The MHEDA Journal Online Now http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/DISQ/DISQ0217//index.php#/0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53517>May 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />The Second Quarter issue of <i>The MHEDA Journal</i> is online now. This issue features articles from the speakers that presented at this year's Convention! Couldn't make it to Convention? Here's a peek at what these speakers covered!</p> 5/14/2017 9:19:21 PM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/DISQ/DISQ0217//index.php#/0 Regional Networking Summit Coming to Columbus, Indiana - August 2 http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=442058&issueID=53517 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53517>May 15, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Mark your calendars to join MHEDA on August 2, 2017 for a one-day Regional Networking Summit hosted by MHEDA Member, Toyota Material Handling North America. The Summit includes: Breakfast, Business Workshop, Lunch, Guided Facility Tour of Toyota&rsquo;s Factory, Interactive Networking, and Raffle Prizes. More information will be available soon. Questions? Contact Rebecca Hein at 847.680.3500 or rhein@mheda.org. </p> 5/12/2017 8:26:12 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=442058&amp;issueID=53517 MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53517>May 15, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Want to network with and learn from women who work in the Material Handling Industry? Be part of MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative. Mission: To inspire and draw women to the material handling industry by offering resources and a network that foster professional success while furthering the mission of MHEDA.</p> 5/12/2017 8:23:26 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 MHEDA Convention Kicks Off https://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2277 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53516>May 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />The MHEDA Convention officially kicked off last night with the Opening Party at Top Golf. Thank you to all who attended. The educational portion of the Convention kicks off this morning, with the Opening Remarks & Keynote presentation at 8:00 a.m. and the Exhibitor Showcase from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. For a complete schedule of events and locations, be sure to download the MHEDA Convention App!</p> 4/28/2017 11:40:12 AM https://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2277 Distributors: DiSC Survey Data Deadline Extended to TODAY! http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2010 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53516>May 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />The DiSC Report is one of the most valuable tools that distributor members have at their disposal for improving profitability. The numbers are realistic and provide financial and operating guidelines along with personalized reports for your company. Your data will be 100% confidential. The success of this survey depends on you. It's a free member service. Survey results will be provided to all participants. Deadline to participate is today, <b>May 1</b>!</p> 4/23/2017 1:26:14 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2010 April ITR Economics Report Now Available to MHEDA Members http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2302 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53516>May 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />MHEDA has partnered with ITR Economics on a new economic report featuring material handling industry specific data and is available only to MHEDA Members. ITR Economics has a 94.7% forecast accuracy that will allow you to plan with confidence, becoming proactive to coming economic forces rather than reactive.</p> 4/23/2017 1:31:56 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2302 KION Honors Top Dealers http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=439899&issueID=53516 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53516>May 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />KION North America Corporation awarded their top dealers based on 2016 performance at an exclusive, private event held at Harry Caray's in Chicago on Apr. 5. The top honor, the President's Award, was awarded to Ameco Services S. De R. L. De C. V. for achieving the highest total combined sales for lift trucks and parts.</p> 4/28/2017 11:58:36 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=439899&amp;issueID=53516 Tri-Lift Inc. Named Cat Lift Truck, Jungheinrich and Mitsubishi Forklift Truck Dealer for Worcester County, MA http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=439901&issueID=53516 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53516>May 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) announced today that it has appointed Tri-Lift Inc. (Tri-Lift) to represent its Cat lift trucks, Mitsubishi forklift trucks and Jungheinrich forklift and warehouse product lines in the Worcester County, Massachusetts area, effective immediately. With this territory expansion, Tri-lift will add a new facility in the Worcester area in the coming months.</p> 4/28/2017 12:03:48 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=439901&amp;issueID=53516 Jamco Becomes Skyjack Dealer for Central Florida http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=439898&issueID=53516 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53516>May 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Jamco Inc is now the official dealer for Skyjack Aerial Lift Equipment for Central Florida. The partnership was effective April 15. Throughout Central Florida Jamco Inc offers sales, rentals, parts and service for Doosan & Heli Forklifts, JLG & Skyjack Aerial Equipment. For more information about the company's offerings, including Skyjack, visit http://www.jamco1.com/ "We are excited with the Skyjack partnership and we look forward to serving the needs of the Central Florida market."</p> 4/28/2017 11:55:39 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=439898&amp;issueID=53516 Autoquip Celebrates 70th Anniversary http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=439900&issueID=53516 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53516>May 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Joe Robillard, President of Autoquip, sent a message to customers commemorating the occasion. To our Customers, This year Autoquip is celebrating our 70th anniversary &ndash; a significant milestone that few companies achieve. The whole company has a special pride in sustaining our rich legacy, but it is particularly gratifying that we have positioned ourselves for further growth and innovation for the next 70 years.</p> 4/28/2017 12:02:16 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=439900&amp;issueID=53516 Yale Recognized for Innovative Power Solutions with SDCE Green Supply Chain Award http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=439902&issueID=53516 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53516>May 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Yale Materials Handling Corporation takes a leading role helping operations achieve strategic supply chain sustainability goals, as evidenced by its 2016 SDCE Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive. Yale was recognized for its innovative alternative power solutions, capable of meeting strict environmental regulations and helping reduce energy costs. </p> 4/28/2017 12:04:57 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=439902&amp;issueID=53516 May 25 - Webinar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2315 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53516>May 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />The 6 Biggest Trends, Tools and Technologies for Finding and Motivating Millennials Millennials make an enormous part of today&rsquo;s workforce. Learn what technologies and best practices you can use to motivate and retain your team. </p> 4/23/2017 1:26:14 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2315 Emerging Leaders Conference - July 13 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2317 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53516>May 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />MHEDA and MHI/YPN invite you to consider "The Power of Different" on July 13 in downtown Chicago at the 2017 Emerging Leaders Conference. Learn the about the impact of social gravity and real-world techniques on how to connect with others; discover practical tools for "Igniting Brilliance" in your leadership and innovation skills; and enjoy networking and brainstorming with young leaders who also work in the material handling industry.</p> 4/23/2017 1:26:14 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2317 Learning Management System http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53516>May 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />UPDATED IN 2017! MHEDA offers an online learning management system (LMS) to provide you with a modern way to access and track business training. Enjoy affordable learning in one convenient location. MHEDA&rsquo;s LMS includes: Eleven career tracks, archived webinars, conference videos and modules. Affordable training for any budget. Price ranges from $20 to $399.</p> 4/23/2017 1:26:14 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 Powerful Portraits http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=437863&issueID=53516 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53516>May 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br /><i>An intimate look at humanity and leadership</i> <b>By Steve Guglielmo and Platon</b> This year&rsquo;s MHEDA Convention Keynote Speaker, Platon, is perhaps the most experienced story-teller in the world. He has worked with every living American President and has had more personal sittings with world leaders than anybody in history. He has shot portraits for a range of international publications including Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire and GQ. He has produced more than 25 covers for Time including the 2007 "Person of the Year" picture of Vladimir Putin. In addition to his work with world leaders, Platon has also been intimately involved with human rights defenders around the world. </p> 4/21/2017 10:58:23 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=437863&amp;issueID=53516 AEC Helps Family Farm Grow Into Major Beverage Distributor http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=437864&issueID=53516 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53516>May 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />Arden, North Carolina-based Arcadia Dairy Farms began as a small dairy business in 1939 with 30 cows and 70 acres. Through the years, Arcadia has grown substantially and even branched beyond the dairy business into the juice and non-carbonated beverage industry. As the business has grown, its packaging and shipping requirements have grown along with it. In 2004, Arcadia began working with Scott Hovis and his team at Advanced Equipment Company to help automate processes in the now 200,000 sq. ft. facility. The aim of this initial project was to transition away from the use of forklifts to transport cartons more efficiently.</p> 4/21/2017 10:58:23 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=437864&amp;issueID=53516 Convention Issue of The MHEDA Journal Online Now http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/DISQ/DISQ0217//index.php#/0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53516>May 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />The Second Quarter issue of <i>The MHEDA Journal</i> is online now. This issue features articles from the speakers that will be presenting at this year's Convention! Get a preview of what they will be discussing by reading this issue of <i>The MHEDA Journal</i></p> 4/21/2017 10:58:23 AM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/DISQ/DISQ0217//index.php#/0 MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=53516>May 1, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Want to network with and learn from women who work in the Material Handling Industry? Be part of MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative. Mission: To inspire and draw women to the material handling industry by offering resources and a network that foster professional success while furthering the mission of MHEDA.</p> 4/23/2017 1:26:14 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 Attention MHEDA Distributors - DiSC Survey Financial Data Due TODAY http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2010 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />The DiSC Report is one of the most valuable tools that distributor members have at their disposal for improving profitability. The numbers are realistic and provide financial and operating guidelines along with personalized reports for your company. Your data will be 100% confidential. The success of this survey depends on you. It's a free member service. Survey results will be provided to all participants. Deadline to participate is today, <b>April 15</b>!</p> 4/13/2017 11:56:25 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2010 Dematic Announces Egemin Automation Integration http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436672&issueID=59031 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Following the acquisition by the KION Group, Dematic announced the plans for integrating Egemin Automation into its organization. The integration, which is targeted for completion by the end of calendar year 2017, will result in the world's largest Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) supplier while enhancing Dematic's system integration capability in Europe.</p> 4/14/2017 12:00:09 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436672&amp;issueID=59031 Cat Awards Educational Scholarship http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436673&issueID=59031 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Cat Lift Trucks awarded its 13th annual educational scholarship to Sydney Lopez, a high school senior from Northbrook High School in the Spring Branch Independent School District. Lopez will use the $5,000 to pursue a degree in education (with an emphasis on mathematics) from Texas State University. The scholarship awards a deserving student based on his or her financial need, leadership, community involvement, extracurricular activities and academic performance. </p> 4/14/2017 12:02:45 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436673&amp;issueID=59031 Frontier Forklifts Appoints Brooks http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436674&issueID=59031 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Frontier Forklifts is pleased to announce the hiring of Jim Brooks! Jim has been in the forklift business in the greater Houston area for approximately 8 years. He understands the needs of our clients and will offer prompt and professional solutions for any forklift or material handling needs that you may have. Jim's duties will include CSS (parts, service, rentals and allied sales) and new and used equipment sales and leasing. Please join us in welcoming Jim to Frontier Forklifts!</p> 4/14/2017 12:04:08 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436674&amp;issueID=59031 Equipment Depot Restructures for Growth http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436675&issueID=59031 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Equipment Depot announced that, David O. Turner, is resigning as a Member of the Executive Board of Pon Holdings to take an ownership and shareholder position in Equipment Depot. Turner will also continue to serve as President and CEO, while Pon Holdings will maintain a majority stake.</p> 4/14/2017 12:07:29 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436675&amp;issueID=59031 Sunbelt Sells Houston Branch to Miner Material Handling http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436676&issueID=59031 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Sunbelt Industrial Trucks of Dallas, TX announces the sale of its Houston operations to Miner Material Handling. The sale was closed on the 23rd of March.</p> 4/14/2017 12:10:19 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436676&amp;issueID=59031 2017 Convention & Exhibitor Showcase http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2277 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />The Engagement Experience is the theme for this year's Convention. It&rsquo;s time to re-engage with our business, so we can better serve our most important stake holders: our customers, our employees and our families. MHEDA's 2017 Convention will give you the tools and inspiration to live in the present, with an eye on the future. Register now to join us in Utah, April 29-May 3 at The Grand America Hotel.</p> 4/13/2017 11:56:25 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2277 May 25 - Webinar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2315 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />The 6 Biggest Trends, Tools and Technologies for Finding and Motivating Millennials Millennials make an enormous part of today&rsquo;s workforce. Learn what technologies and best practices you can use to motivate and retain your team. </p> 4/13/2017 11:56:25 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2315 Emerging Leaders Conference - July 13 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2317 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />MHEDA and MHI/YPN invite you to consider "The Power of Different" on July 13 in downtown Chicago at the 2017 Emerging Leaders Conference. Learn the about the impact of social gravity and real-world techniques on how to connect with others; discover practical tools for "Igniting Brilliance" in your leadership and innovation skills; and enjoy networking and brainstorming with young leaders who also work in the material handling industry.</p> 4/13/2017 11:56:25 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2317 Learning Management System http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />UPDATED IN 2017! MHEDA offers an online learning management system (LMS) to provide you with a modern way to access and track business training. Enjoy affordable learning in one convenient location. MHEDA&rsquo;s LMS includes: Eleven career tracks, archived webinars, conference videos and modules. Affordable training for any budget. Price ranges from $20 to $399.</p> 4/13/2017 11:56:25 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 A Tradition Unlike Any Other http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436667&issueID=59031 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br /><b>By Buddy Smith</b> Jim Nantz is one of the best national sportscasters in the business. He has called play-by-play for the Super Bowl and college basketball&rsquo;s final four tournament among others. His favorite event? &ndash; The Masters Golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. When watching The Masters, one cannot escape hearing Nantz&rsquo;s brilliant description of this exceptional tournament especially his signature catchphrase when describing The Masters as, "A Tradition Unlike Any Other."</p> 4/13/2017 11:56:25 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436667&amp;issueID=59031 Can&rsquo;t Rain on a Successful Collaboration http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436668&issueID=59031 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />Located near Duluth-Superior Harbor in the far west corner of Lake Superior, the Miner&rsquo;s Inc. warehouse complex is the second largest of its kind in the Twin Ports area of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin. With a total area now measuring over 160,000 square feet, the Miner&rsquo;s Inc. warehouse serves as the distribution hub for a fleet of 33 grocery stores, including Super One Foods, U-Save Foods and Woodland Marketplace Foods stores that comprise one of the largest independently-owned grocery chains in the Midwest. When Miner&rsquo;s Inc. first contacted AK Material Handling Systems in June of 2014, it was apparent that the job wouldn&rsquo;t be a run-of-the-mill project.</p> 4/13/2017 11:56:25 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436668&amp;issueID=59031 2nd Quarter Issue Online Now http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/DISQ/DISQ0217//index.php#/0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />The Second Quarter issue of <i>The MHEDA Journal</i> is online now. Each year, the second quarter issue is the "Convention" issue, featuring articles from Convention speakers, Exhibitor Showcase information, Convention Schedule and much more. Read all of this and more in this issue of <i>The MHEDA Journal</i></p> 4/13/2017 11:56:25 PM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/DISQ/DISQ0217//index.php#/0 MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Want to network with and learn from women who work in the Material Handling Industry? Be part of MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative. Mission: To inspire and draw women to the material handling industry by offering resources and a network that foster professional success while furthering the mission of MHEDA.</p> 4/13/2017 11:56:25 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 Attention MHEDA Distributors - DiSC Survey Financial Data Due April 15 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2010 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />The DiSC Report is one of the most valuable tools that distributor members have at their disposal for improving profitability. The numbers are realistic and provide financial and operating guidelines along with personalized reports for your company. Your data will be 100% confidential. The success of this survey depends on you. It's a free member service. Survey results will be provided to all participants. Deadline to participate is April 15!</p> 3/29/2017 1:16:44 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2010 Forklift Tech Shortages - MHEDA Needs Your Feedback! http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434043&issueID=59030 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />Dear MHEDA Member, We know that many of our members are challenged with the recruitment and retention of forklift technicians and we are working on an initiative to help alleviate this problem. Work is underway to put a program in place that will increase awareness about technician opportunities and generate more entry-level applicants for you to hire. To bring this program to fruition, MHEDA needs your help by supplying us with your feedback as noted below. If you are not the right person to provide us with this information, please forward this information to the appropriate individual(s). It is imperative that we hear from you in order to move this initiative forward. </p> 3/30/2017 10:56:56 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434043&amp;issueID=59030 UniCarriers Americas Announces New Local Supplier http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434032&issueID=59030 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) announced that one of its suppliers has invested in the UCA relationship by opening operations at the UCA Marengo headquarters. DAVCO Fastener Company supplies hardware and aftermarket parts. They are the third supplier to open local operations specific to UCA, which illustrates that suppliers value their business partnership with UCA. </p> 3/30/2017 10:16:45 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434032&amp;issueID=59030 Dematic Announces Organizational Enhancements with Integration of Retrotech http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434033&issueID=59030 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Following the acquisition by the KION Group on 1 November 2016, Dematic announced the plans for integrating Retrotech, Inc. into its organization. Retrotech, with a 30-year legacy of providing expert modernizations and new automated systems in North America, will become a division of the Dematic North America Customer Service organization. Retrotech had been acquired by the KION Group in March, 2016.</p> 3/30/2017 10:17:58 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434033&amp;issueID=59030 Arrow Acquisition Adds New Leadership http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434034&issueID=59030 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Long time Kansas City material handling manufacturer, Arrow Acquisition LLC, has added two executive positions. Liz Benditt fills the role of Vice President of Marketing and Communications, while Scott Clevenger is the new Vice President of Sales. When asked about the new team members Terry Melvin, Chief Executive Officer of Arrow Acquisition, stated, "We&rsquo;re very excited to be expanding our leadership team. Scott and Liz are both proven leaders with years of experience and strong performance. With their expertise, the business is sure to have continued growth moving forward."</p> 3/30/2017 10:19:22 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434034&amp;issueID=59030 Intelligrated&rsquo;s Matt Wicks elected to Robotic Industries Association Board of Directors http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434037&issueID=59030 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Intelligrated announced the election of Matt Wicks, vice president, product development, manufacturing systems, to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) board of directors. Wicks&rsquo; two-year term began following the board's January meeting. </p> 3/30/2017 10:20:50 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434037&amp;issueID=59030 H&auml;nel Donates Automated Storage Unit for Education of High School Students http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434038&issueID=59030 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />H&auml;nel Storage Systems has donated an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) to Western Guilford High School in Greensboro, NC. The Rotomat&#61650; vertical carousel will be used to store school materials and provide live demonstrations for the school&rsquo;s Logistics Education Department.</p> 3/30/2017 10:25:30 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434038&amp;issueID=59030 RMH Systems Acquires Skarnes http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434039&issueID=59030 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />RMH Systems is pleased to announce that is has acquired Skarnes, Inc., which is headquartered in Plymouth, MN (a Minneapolis suburb). Skarnes has been a dominant material handling house in the Twin Cities and Minnesota market since 1923. They are a premier distributor for Hytrol, Steel King, Gorbel, Cubic Design, and Demag lines. The Skarnes business structure and vendor relationships are very similar to that of RMH Systems, which makes for a great fit. </p> 3/30/2017 10:26:56 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434039&amp;issueID=59030 Women in the Supply Chain Industry Forum at ProMat http://www.mheda.org/files/public/womeninSupplyChainFlyerFINALHQ.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />If you're planning on attending ProMat, here's an opportunity to network with women who work in the Supply Chain Industry! Gain insight from a panel of women leaders, attend a leadership presentation, and enjoy networking with your peers. Co-Sponsored by MHEDA, MHI and AWESOME. Only $99 per person. </p> 3/29/2017 1:09:19 PM http://www.mheda.org/files/public/womeninSupplyChainFlyerFINALHQ.pdf 2017 Convention & Exhibitor Showcase http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2277 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />The Engagement Experience is the theme for this year's Convention. It&rsquo;s time to re-engage with our business, so we can better serve our most important stake holders: our customers, our employees and our families. MHEDA's 2017 Convention will give you the tools and inspiration to live in the present, with an eye on the future. Register now to join us in Utah, April 29-May 3 at The Grand America Hotel.</p> 3/29/2017 1:09:19 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2277 May 25 - Webinar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2315 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />The 6 Biggest Trends, Tools and Technologies for Finding and Motivating Millennials Millennials make an enormous part of today&rsquo;s workforce. Learn what technologies and best practices you can use to motivate and retain your team. </p> 3/29/2017 1:09:19 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2315 Emerging Leaders Conference - July 13 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2317 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />MHEDA and MHI/YPN invite you to consider "The Power of Different" on July 13 in downtown Chicago at the 2017 Emerging Leaders Conference. Learn the about the impact of social gravity and real-world techniques on how to connect with others; discover practical tools for "Igniting Brilliance" in your leadership and innovation skills; and enjoy networking and brainstorming with young leaders who also work in the material handling industry.</p> 3/29/2017 3:28:12 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2317 Learning Management System http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />UPDATED IN 2017! MHEDA offers an online learning management system (LMS) to provide you with a modern way to access and track business training. Enjoy affordable learning in one convenient location. MHEDA&rsquo;s LMS includes: Eleven career tracks, archived webinars, conference videos and modules. Affordable training for any budget. Price ranges from $20 to $399.</p> 3/29/2017 1:09:19 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 Passion in the Workplace &ndash; Part II http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434022&issueID=59030 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />One year ago in this column, I wrote about a young man who worked at our local grocery story as a checker. He struck a chord in me because of his jubilant attitude and the way he approached his job as a store clerk. What specifically caught my attention was how much fun he was having at work while serving his customers with a smile. If you don&rsquo;t recall the story (and frankly, why would you?!), here it is. During a typically mundane visit to the supermarket, I overheard him several times asking for assistance on the PA system and he was so animated and comical it made me laugh out loud. When I was ready to check out with my groceries, I made it a point to go to his line so I could meet him and ask what made him so enthusiastic. He just smiled and told me it makes people happy and that makes his day go better.</p> 3/30/2017 10:07:23 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434022&amp;issueID=59030 Can&rsquo;t Rain on a Successful Collaboration http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434023&issueID=59030 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />Located near Duluth-Superior Harbor in the far west corner of Lake Superior, the Miner&rsquo;s Inc. warehouse complex is the second largest of its kind in the Twin Ports area of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin. With a total area now measuring over 160,000 square feet, the Miner&rsquo;s Inc. warehouse serves as the distribution hub for a fleet of 33 grocery stores, including Super One Foods, U-Save Foods and Woodland Marketplace Foods stores that comprise one of the largest independently-owned grocery chains in the Midwest. When Miner&rsquo;s Inc. first contacted AK Material Handling Systems in June of 2014, it was apparent that the job wouldn&rsquo;t be a run-of-the-mill project.</p> 3/30/2017 10:07:23 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434023&amp;issueID=59030 2nd Quarter Issue Online Now http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/DISQ/DISQ0217//index.php#/0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />The Second Quarter issue of <i>The MHEDA Journal</i> is online now. Each year, the second quarter issue is the "Convention" issue, featuring articles from Convention speakers, Exhibitor Showcase information, Convention Schedule and much more. Read all of this and more in this issue of <i>The MHEDA Journal</i></p> 3/30/2017 10:07:23 AM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/DISQ/DISQ0217//index.php#/0 MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Want to network with and learn from women who work in the Material Handling Industry? Be part of MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative. Mission: To inspire and draw women to the material handling industry by offering resources and a network that foster professional success while furthering the mission of MHEDA.</p> 3/29/2017 1:09:19 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 MHEDA Partners with ITR Economics to Offer New Member Service http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2302 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />MHEDA has partnered with ITR Economics on a new economic report featuring material handling industry specific data and is available only to MHEDA Members. ITR Economics has a 94.7% forecast accuracy that will allow you to plan with confidence, becoming proactive to coming economic forces rather than reactive.</p> 3/13/2017 2:46:44 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2302 Tim Combs Announced as CEO & President of Associated To Support Continued Growth http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431056&issueID=44610 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Tim Combs has been appointed as president and CEO of Associated. This appointment is a welcome return for Combs, as he served as the Company&rsquo;s General Manager from 2009 to 2010. Combs brings 35 years of leadership and sales experience to Associated, having most recently served as President of Sales and Marketing at The Raymond Corporation.</p> 3/14/2017 7:57:39 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431056&amp;issueID=44610 TVH Welcomes Brian Purdy as New Regional Business Development Manager http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431055&issueID=44610 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />TVH in the America&rsquo;s (TVH) industry is proud to welcome Brian Purdy as the new Regional Business Development Manager for the Western Region. Brian will be responsible for maintaining and growing sales by strengthening relationships with existing customers as well as developing new relationships with customers within his region.</p> 3/14/2017 7:55:22 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431055&amp;issueID=44610 Cat Lift Trucks Celebrates 13 Years As Official Lift Truck Provider for Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431057&issueID=44610 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />More than two million people and 30,000 animals are expected at this year&rsquo;s Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (Show), and behind the scenes Cat Lift Trucks will provide the equipment and expertise, including more than 100 forklifts, to keep the Show running for three-weeks straight. </p> 3/14/2017 7:59:35 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431057&amp;issueID=44610 UniCarriers Americas Adds Rapidparts to Strengthen DURA-LIFT All Makes Offerings for Dealers http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431054&issueID=44610 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) strengthened the DURA-LIFT all makes offerings provided to its dealer network by adding Rapidparts as a parts supplier.</p> 3/14/2017 7:54:16 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431054&amp;issueID=44610 Advance Storage Products Welcomes Darby http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431060&issueID=44610 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Advance Storage Products is proud to announce and welcome Kevin Darby as its new Automated Systems Solutions Manager. Kevin brings with him 17 years of experience in the materials handling industry, most recently with Bastian Solutions, and will be responsible for sales of the Rover system, Advance's new automated pallet storage solution. Kevin holds a BA from Kalamazoo College. He can be reached at kdarby@asprack.com or 714-657-1608.</p> 3/14/2017 8:04:14 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431060&amp;issueID=44610 Mike Barton &ndash; Managing Director at B&B Attachments wins FLTA&rsquo;s Services to the Forklift Truck Industry Award http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431058&issueID=44610 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) awarded the Services to the Forklift Truck Industry Award to Mike R. Barton, Managing Director of B&B Attachments. The award was presented during the association&rsquo;s 23rd anniversary for the Awards for Excellence and gala dinner ceremony, on Saturday 4 March 2017, at the International Centre, Telford.</p> 3/14/2017 8:02:52 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431058&amp;issueID=44610 Last Chance to Register for Economic Outlook Webinar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2295 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />The March 16 - Economic Outlook Webinar, presented by Alex Chausovsky, will give attendees a timely snapshot of the economy today, where it is headed over the next three years and what it means to your business.</p> 3/13/2017 2:46:44 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2295 April 4 - Women in the Supply Chain Industry Forum http://www.mheda.org/files/public/womeninSupplyChainFlyerFINALHQ.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />If you're planning on attending ProMat, here's an opportunity to network with women who work in the Supply Chain Industry! Gain insight from a panel of women leaders, attend a leadership presentation, and enjoy networking with your peers. Co-Sponsored by MHEDA, MHI and AWESOME. Only $99 per person. </p> 3/13/2017 3:03:50 PM http://www.mheda.org/files/public/womeninSupplyChainFlyerFINALHQ.pdf 2017 Convention & Exhibitor Showcase http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2277 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />The Engagement Experience is the theme for this year's Convention. It&rsquo;s time to re-engage with our business, so we can better serve our most important stake holders: our customers, our employees and our families. MHEDA's 2017 Convention will give you the tools and inspiration to live in the present, with an eye on the future. Register now to join us in Utah, April 29-May 3 at The Grand America Hotel.</p> 3/13/2017 4:23:49 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2277 May 25 - Webinar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2315 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />The 6 Biggest Trends, Tools and Technologies for Finding and Motivating Millennials Millennials make an enormous part of today&rsquo;s workforce. Learn what technologies and best practices you can use to motivate and retain your team. </p> 3/13/2017 4:30:56 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2315 Learning Management System http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Education for your employees and track their learning progress. Career Tracks are a compilation of hundreds of videos that will help you improve your business skills in designated areas. Eleven career tracks, archived webinars, conference videos and individual modules are available. Training system is affordable for any budget. Price ranges from $20 to $399.</p> 3/13/2017 2:46:44 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 You Can&rsquo;t Fake Engagement http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431050&issueID=44610 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />This year&rsquo;s Convention Theme, "The Engagement Experience" is a topic that really hits home for me. I have been working for Naylor Association Solutions for about four years now and even though my job is the same as it was at my previous company, it feels completely different. And that&rsquo;s a good thing. I think engagement, like culture, is something that can&rsquo;t be faked. Companies can talk all they want about how great their culture is and how engaged their employees are but it doesn&rsquo;t take long for customers and employees to see if the reality matches the hype.</p> 3/14/2017 7:44:46 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431050&amp;issueID=44610 Fixing Mistakes and Earning The Customer&rsquo;s Business http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431051&issueID=44610 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />Sunbelt Industrial Trucks had a long-standing warehouse equipment manufacturing customer that they provided fleet management and maintenance for. Every three years, this customer did a complete fleet turnaround and Sunbelt had worked with this customer for more than a decade. Last year, Sunbelt had some personnel changes in its service department and in the transition, some mistakes were made on this client&rsquo;s service. </p> 3/14/2017 7:44:46 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431051&amp;issueID=44610 Read the 2017 Industry Forecast Here http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/DISQ/DISQ0117/index.php <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />The First Quarter issue of <i>The MHEDA Journal</i> is online now. Each year, the first quarter issue is the "Economic Forecast" issue, featuring forecasts from MHEDA distributors, MHEDA Suppliers, MHI, CEMA and ITA. This year also features commentary from MHEDA Convention speaker and noted economist Alan Beaulieu. All of this and much more in this issue of <i>The MHEDA Journal</i></p> 3/14/2017 7:44:46 AM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/DISQ/DISQ0117/index.php Connect With MHEDA at ProMat 2017 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2299 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA is exhibiting at ProMat 2017, April 3 &ndash; 6 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Visit the MHEDA Booth #1694, and pick up a MHEDA Member ribbon, visit with Board Members and MHEDA Staff and learn about what's planned for 2017. You're also invited to join fellow MHEDA members for an Informal Networking Reception on Tuesday, April 4 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. This reception is the perfect opportunity to mingle with other distributors and manufacturers while in Chicago. The reception will be held at McCormick Place South room S 105ABC. </p> 3/13/2017 2:46:44 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2299 Submit Your Completed 2017 DiSC Survey Questionnaire By April 15 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2010 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Completed DiSC Questionnaires will be accepted from February 15 through April 15. This report is one of the most valuable tools that distributor members have at their disposal for improving profitability. The numbers are realistic and provide financial and operating guidelines along with personalized reports for your company. The Survey will be conducted by Profit Planning Group, Boulder, Colorado who guarantees your data will be 100% confidential. The success of this survey depends on you. It's a free member service. Survey results will be provided to all participants. Questions? Contact MHEDA at 847-680-3500.</p> 3/13/2017 2:46:44 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2010 MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Want to network with and learn from women who work in the Material Handling Industry? Be part of MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative. Mission: To inspire and draw women to the material handling industry by offering resources and a network that foster professional success while furthering the mission of MHEDA.</p> 3/13/2017 2:46:45 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 Material Handling Equipment Market to Reach $41 Billion by 2025 http://finance.yahoo.com/news/material-handling-equipment-market-reach-142200917.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />The global material handling equipment market is expected to reach USD 41.1 billion by 2025. The rise in manufacturing activities in the automotive, pharmaceutical, chemical, and food & beverage industries is projected to spur demand. The growing concerns for workplace safety are expected to remain a key driver.</p> 2/27/2017 10:05:19 PM http://finance.yahoo.com/news/material-handling-equipment-market-reach-142200917.html Exclusive NEW FREE Member Service http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2302 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />MHEDA has partnered with ITR Economics on a new economic report featuring material handling industry specific data and is available only to MHEDA Members. Our goal is to provide you a usable tool to assist in your business planning. ITR Economics has a 94.7% forecast accuracy that will allow you to plan with confidence, becoming proactive to coming economic forces rather than reactive.</p> 2/28/2017 9:21:03 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2302 Toyota Industries to Acquire Bastian Solutions LLC to Bolster Materials Handling Solutions Business in North America https://www.toyota-industries.com/news/release/2017/02/03/001711/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Toyota Industries Corporation announces that it has concluded an agreement with major North American materials handling systems integrator Bastian Solutions LLC to acquire the company. The acquisition of Bastian signifies Toyota Industries&rsquo;s full-scale entry into the North American materials handling solutions industry amid the e-commerce boom.</p> 2/27/2017 10:08:33 PM https://www.toyota-industries.com/news/release/2017/02/03/001711/ Associated Recognized as Ferrara Candy Company&rsquo;s 2016 Supply Chain Segment Leader http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=427454&issueID=44609 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Ferrara Candy Company has named Associated the 2016 Supply Chain Segment Leader at their Supplier Innovation Summit.</p> 2/27/2017 9:56:43 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=427454&amp;issueID=44609 TVH Welcomes Steve Wilson as New Regional Business Development Manager http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=427455&issueID=44609 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />TVH in the America&rsquo;s (TVH) is proud to welcome Steve Wilson as the new Regional Business Development Manager for the Northeast Region.</p> 2/27/2017 9:58:08 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=427455&amp;issueID=44609 FMH Conveyors Announces Opening Of New Facility In Jonesboro http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=427456&issueID=44609 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />FMH Conveyors announced the completion of their new 195,000 square foot building located at 9701 E. Highland Drive, Jonesboro, AR. The facility is officially open for business and a grand opening ceremony was held on Friday, February 17, 2017.</p> 2/27/2017 10:00:58 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=427456&amp;issueID=44609 UniCarriers Americas Supports Make-A-Wish Illinois http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=427457&issueID=44609 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) and its employees will help grant wishes for local children with life-threatening medical conditions.</p> 2/27/2017 10:02:46 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=427457&amp;issueID=44609 March 16 - Economic Outlook Webinar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2295 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />2017 Economic Outlook - Presented by Alex Chausovsky, Senior Analyst at ITR Economics - Gain a timely snapshot of the economy today, where it is headed over the next three years and what it means to your business.</p> 2/27/2017 11:33:15 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2295 MHEDA's Learning Management System http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Education for your employees and track their learning progress. Career Tracks are a compilation of hundreds of videos that will help you improve your business skills in designated areas. Eleven career tracks, archived webinars, conference videos and individual modules are available. Training system is affordable for any budget. Price ranges from $20 to $399.</p> 2/27/2017 11:33:15 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 Blocking and Tackling: Obsolete Concepts? http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=427450&issueID=44609 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Dr. Albert D. Bates, Director of Research, Profit Planning Group Over the course of the last few years the emphasis in distribution has moved away from improving operations to completely re-thinking the nature of the business. New ideas have included dramatically reducing the number of customers served, utilizing "big data" to gain a marketing advantage, structuring separate web-based entities and utilizing mobile technology to preempt competitors. Countless other strategic initiatives could also be listed.</p> 2/27/2017 9:49:00 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=427450&amp;issueID=44609 A Project Driven by Safety http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=427451&issueID=44609 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />A mattress manufacturer in South Carolina was moving into a new warehouse and needed help with the planning and design of the storage inside the new facility. The company called CMH Services Territory Sales Manager Chad Bouknight who they had worked with for years. Chad began working with Bill Elliott, Engineered Systems Manager for CMH Services, to begin putting together a design. </p> 2/27/2017 9:49:00 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=427451&amp;issueID=44609 1st Quarter Issue Online Now http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/DISQ/DISQ0117/index.php <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />The First Quarter issue of <i>The MHEDA Journal</i> is online now. Each year, the first quarter issue is the "Economic Forecast" issue, featuring forecasts from MHEDA distributors, MHEDA Suppliers, MHI, CEMA and ITA. This year also features commentary from MHEDA Convention speaker and noted economist Alan Beaulieu. All of this and much more in this issue of <i>The MHEDA Journal</i></p> 2/27/2017 9:49:00 PM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/DISQ/DISQ0117/index.php Connect With MHEDA at ProMat 2017 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2299 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA is exhibiting at ProMat 2017, April 3 &ndash; 6 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Visit the MHEDA Booth #1694, and pick up a MHEDA Member ribbon, visit with Board Members and MHEDA Staff and learn about what's planned for 2017. You're also invited to join fellow MHEDA members for an Informal Networking Reception on Tuesday, April 4 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. This reception is the perfect opportunity to mingle with other distributors and manufacturers while in Chicago. The reception will be held at McCormick Place South room S 105ABC. </p> 2/27/2017 11:33:15 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2299 2017 DiSC Survey http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2010 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />The DiSC Survey will be conducted by Profit Planning Group, Boulder, Colorado and guarantees your data will be 100% confidential. The survey runs from February 15 through April 15. This report is one of the most valuable tools that distributor members have at their disposal for improving profitability. The numbers are realistic and provide financial and operating guidelines along with personalized reports for your company. The success of this survey depends on you. It's a free member service. Survey results will be provided to all participants. Questions? Contact MHEDA at 847-680-3500.</p> 2/27/2017 11:33:15 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2010 MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Want to network with and learn from women who work in the Material Handling Industry? Be part of MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative. Mission: To inspire and draw women to the material handling industry by offering resources and a network that foster professional success while furthering the mission of MHEDA.</p> 2/27/2017 11:33:15 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 Conveyor Orders Increase By 49.8% Month Over Month http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=425527&issueID=44608 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44608>February 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its December 2016 Booked Orders increased 10.2% when compared to December 2015 orders. December 2016 booked orders when compared to November 2016 booked orders were up 49.8%.</p> 2/14/2017 9:44:36 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=425527&amp;issueID=44608 H&auml;nel Storage Systems Donates Vertical Storage Carousel to Vincennes University http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=425516&issueID=44608 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44608>February 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />H&auml;nel Storage Systems announced the donation of an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) to the Vincennes University Logistics Training & Education Center in Plainfield, IN. The Rotomat vertical carousel will be used to help train students in the curriculum of Supply Chain Logistics Management, which is the process of obtaining, storing and moving resources to locations where they are needed.</p> 2/14/2017 9:30:17 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=425516&amp;issueID=44608 UniCarriers Americas Sponsors Local High School Event to Promote Interest in STEM Careers http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=425518&issueID=44608 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44608>February 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) sponsored Huntley High School&rsquo;s inaugural GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) Workshop on Saturday, January 21, 2017 in Huntley, Ill.</p> 2/14/2017 9:33:41 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=425518&amp;issueID=44608 Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) Creates New Advanced Logistics Solutions Division, Announces Acquisition of Bastian Solutions http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=425520&issueID=44608 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44608>February 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Toyota Industries Corporation ("TICO") recognizes the changing dynamics in the North American material handling market related to e-commerce, labor cost and productivity requirements, which have created a permanent demand for new forms of logistics solutions, beyond forklifts.</p> 2/14/2017 9:37:31 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=425520&amp;issueID=44608