MHEDA CONNECTION http://www.mhedaconnection.org/ Newsletter RSS Feed. en-us Copyright 2016 6/24/2016 6:53:20 PM 20 Employee Compensation Survey Results http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2228 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44592>June 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />MHEDA's 2016 Employee Compensation Report has been updated and survey results are available to members. This report covers salaries, bonuses, commissions, perks, retirement programs, fringes, vacation policies, etc. for several job categories, including those that are specific only to MHEDA distributor members. </p> 6/12/2016 2:46:37 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2228 Early Bird Rate for Emerging Leaders Conference Ends Today, June 15 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2184 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44592>June 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />Today is the last day for members to receive the Early Bird Rate when you register for the 2016 Emerging Leaders Conference. Join us on July 28th at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel for this dynamic one-day conference designed to bring together young material handling professionals and Unlock Secrets for Professional & Personal Success. Discover how to use hidden websites as sales intelligence agents, protect your personal brand and use tech tools to improve your business.</p> 6/13/2016 12:52:17 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2184 RMH Systems Acquires Electronic Scale Systems, Inc. http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=383505&issueID=44592 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44592>June 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />RMH Systems (RMH) has completed its acquisition of Electronic Scale Systems, Inc. (ESSI) located in Kansas City, KS, effective immediately.</p> 6/14/2016 7:51:30 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=383505&amp;issueID=44592 UniCarriers Hires Soni as Director of Compliance http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=383495&issueID=44592 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44592>June 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) expands its management team by hiring Rohit Soni as its director of compliance. In this position, Soni is responsible for guiding UCA through the process of becoming and staying J-SOX compliant by assisting in the implementation and testing of the J-SOX framework and controls. </p> 6/14/2016 7:42:26 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=383495&amp;issueID=44592 Hyundai Forklift Expands Dealer Network http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=383496&issueID=44592 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44592>June 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Hyundai Forklift expanded its geographic footprint and dealer base with the addition of Big Lift Material Handling, Hodge Material Handling, HOJ Engineering & Sales Co., Inc., and Idaho Material Handling, Inc., as its newest authorized forklift dealers.</p> 6/14/2016 7:44:33 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=383496&amp;issueID=44592 Autoquip Announces Acquisition of OSCO, Inc. http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=383504&issueID=44592 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44592>June 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Autoquip announced that it will be acquiring OSCO, Inc. (Oklahoma Systems Company, Inc.), an industrial control panel manufacturer based in Oklahoma City, Okla. specializing in the design of UL508A listed enclosed industrial control panels. OSCO, Inc. will conduct business as OSCO Controls, a division of Autoquip Corporation.</p> 6/14/2016 7:49:39 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=383504&amp;issueID=44592 Trelleborg Finalizes Acquisition of CGS Holding http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=383503&issueID=44592 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44592>June 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Trelleborg has finalized the acquisition of CGS Holding a.s. &ndash; a privately-owned company with leading positions in agricultural, industrial and specialty tires as well as engineered polymer solutions. The total cash consideration amounted to approximately SEK 10.9 billion on a cash and debt-free basis.</p> 6/14/2016 7:47:53 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=383503&amp;issueID=44592 July 14 - Bringing Women into the Industry, Changing the Game Webinar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2183 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44592>June 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Understanding how to sell to, buy from, work with and recruit women are important topics for anyone in business. Presented by Judy Hoberman, Selling In A Skirt</p> 6/12/2016 2:45:18 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2183 MHEDA's LMS 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=44592>June 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />MHEDA's Learning Management System provides you with a modern way to train your employees and track their learning progress. Career Track Videos are a compilation of hundreds of videos that will help you improve your business skills in designated areas. Eleven career tracks are available.</p> 6/12/2016 2:45:18 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 2016 Education Calendar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44592>June 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />A complete list of educational Webinars and Conferences is available online. </p> 6/12/2016 2:45:18 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 Infusing Young Talent into the Industry http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=383507&issueID=44592 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44592>June 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Liz Richards I am guilty of eavesdropping. The other day, while I was at the hair salon, I overheard a conversation between one of the stylists and her client. The conversation really bothered me and it went something like this. "The younger generation has no manners or sense of responsibility."</p> 6/14/2016 8:03:47 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=383507&amp;issueID=44592 Narrow Aisles, Big Results http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=383508&issueID=44592 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44592>June 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />Gaco Western, located in Waukesha, WI, is a manufacturer of spray foam insulation, silicone roof coating systems and a variety of waterproofing coatings for pedestrian and traffic decking. Gaco products cover millions of square feet of commercial, industrial and residential buildings. Over the past five years, business has really been booming for Gaco, as the company has seen 20 to 25-percent growth year-over-year. While that robust growth has been great for the company, it did provide some logistical challenges for the company&rsquo;s warehousing and storage.</p> 6/14/2016 8:06:24 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=383508&amp;issueID=44592 A Look at Ergonomics in the Distribution Center http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=383509&issueID=44592 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44592>June 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />By Scott Stone, Cisco-Eagle, Inc. Think for a moment about your personal definition of productivity. Words like "effectiveness" and "output" and "production" likely come to mind. But what we often forget in material handling is that productivity doesn&rsquo;t have to mean harder work. In fact, in manufacturing operations and distribution facilities, higher productivity often means less demanding physical work, employee touches, and interactions between product and personnel.</p> 6/14/2016 8:09:34 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=383509&amp;issueID=44592 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=383067&issueID=44592 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44592>June 15, 2016</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 6/12/2016 2:45:18 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=383067&amp;issueID=44592 MHEDA's NEW 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=44592>June 15, 2016</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 NEW 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> 6/12/2016 2:45:18 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 McClintock Wins $100 from MHEDA http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=383070&issueID=44592 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44592>June 15, 2016</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Congratulations to Steve McClintock, Sales Manager of Modern Equipment Company, Omaha, Nebraska who won the $100 drawing for participating in MHEDA&rsquo;s 2016 Convention Survey. Thank you to all of the survey participants. We appreciate your feedback! See you next year in Utah, April 29 - May 3 for MHEDA's 62nd Annual Convention & Exhibitors' Showcase at The Grand American Hotel in Salt Lake City.</p> 6/12/2016 2:52:14 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=383070&amp;issueID=44592 Objective Based Selling Book Now Available http://www.mheda.org/i4a/store/category.cfm?category_id=10 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44592>June 15, 2016</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Objective Based Selling: How to Sell More Material Handling Equipment (By Focusing on the Customer Instead of the Stuff). Original print run sold out....now new edition available with same great selling program inside for only $44.95! Give your sales team the tool they need: the ONLY book in the marketplace that offers readers a sales process model created specifically for the material handling industry, written by Gary T. Moore, a material handling veteran with over 45 years experience in the industry. In Objective Based Selling (the book) you'll learn things like: Questioning techniques to to get the customer to tell you how to sell them; How to create customer focused proposals...instead of quotes; How to create and conduct "scrum" meetings with multiple decision influencers; And much more! </p> 6/13/2016 12:56:58 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/store/category.cfm?category_id=10 Convention Photos Now Available Online http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2077 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44592>June 15, 2016</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Checkout the photos from the 2016 Convention in Maryland! Lots of great pics...from golf, to Exhibitors' Showcase, Opening Party and more! </p> 6/13/2016 12:57:41 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2077 Midwest Regional Networking Summit June 15 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2222 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44591>June 1, 2016</a> -- <em>FEATURED ARTICLES</em></strong><br />MHEDA&rsquo;s going to Minnesota for a Summer Regional Networking Summit in Maple Grove, (suburb of Minneapolis), Minnesota. Join us on June 15 for a one-day Regional Networking Summit hosted by AK Material Handling Systems. Summit includes: Breakfast, Business Workshops, Lunch, Guided Facility Tour of AK Material Handling Systems, Interactive Networking, and Raffle Prizes. In addition, MHEDA and AK Material Handling Systems will hold a Give Back Event & Networking Reception the evening before the Summit. </p> 5/27/2016 10:26:46 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2222 Employee Compensation Survey Results http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2228 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44591>June 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />MHEDA's 2016 Employee Compensation Report has been updated and survey results are available to members. This report covers salaries, bonuses, commissions, perks, retirement programs, fringes, vacation policies, etc. for several job categories, including those that are specific only to MHEDA distributor members. </p> 5/30/2016 6:20:21 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2228 June 15 Regional Networking Summit in Minnesota http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2222 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44591>June 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />Time is running out to join us on June 15 for a one-day Regional Networking Summit hosted by AK Material Handling Systems. Summit includes: Breakfast, Business Workshops, Lunch, Guided Facility Tour of AK Material Handling Systems, Interactive Networking, and Raffle Prizes. In addition, MHEDA and AK Material Handling Systems will hold a Give Back Event & Networking Reception the evening before the Summit. Register Now!</p> 5/30/2016 6:28:41 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2222 Intella Liftparts Supports Folds of Honor Foundation http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=380972&issueID=44591 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44591>June 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Intella Liftparts recently undertook a unique fund raising promotion supporting the Folds of Honor foundation. The Folds of Honor foundation,founded by Major Dan Rooney, provides scholarships to the spouses and children of soldiers killed or disabled in service to America. Intella Liftparts will donate $5 for every forklift seat and $20 for every pair of forklift forks sold in the two weeks prior to Memorial Day, 2016.</p> 5/30/2016 11:30:55 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=380972&amp;issueID=44591 Wolter Group Appoints New Corporate Sales Manager http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=380973&issueID=44591 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44591>June 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Wolter Group LLC, announced the appointment of Erika Lau as Corporate Sales Manager of the Material Handling Systems Group for its Wisconsin Lift Truck and Illinois Material Handling facilities.</p> 5/30/2016 11:34:24 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=380973&amp;issueID=44591 Bluff Manufacturing Acquired by Wincove Private Holdings http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=380974&issueID=44591 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44591>June 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Bluff Manufacturing announced that the company has been acquired by Wincove Private Holdings, LP, a holding company with a permanent equity capitalization and management. Wincove creates long-term capital appreciation for its shareholders by partnering with business owners, entrepreneurs and management teams to build market-leading companies</p> 5/30/2016 11:35:55 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=380974&amp;issueID=44591 UniCarriers Hires Willis http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=380975&issueID=44591 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44591>June 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) expands its management team by hiring Christy Willis as its director of human resources. In this position, Willis is responsible for directing all human resource functions for UCA. With her new role, Willis plans to gain a deep understanding of UCA and its employees and implement the human resources&rsquo; customer service practices to strengthen UCA as a whole.</p> 5/30/2016 11:38:02 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=380975&amp;issueID=44591 Clark Appoints Johnson as VP of Dealer Services http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=380976&issueID=44591 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44591>June 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Clark Material Handling Company today announced the appointment of Scott Johnson as Vice President, Dealer Services. In his expanded new role, Scott will retain responsibility for developing and maintaining CLARK&rsquo;s dealer network, and in addition will assume responsibility for all dealer training and support services in North America.</p> 5/30/2016 11:39:50 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=380976&amp;issueID=44591 Toyota Material Handling Announces Additions to its Leadership Team http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=380977&issueID=44591 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44591>June 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) recently announced Bret Bruin was promoted to Director of Aftermarket Operations and Tracy Stachniak was promoted to Director of Human Resources and Training and Development.</p> 5/30/2016 11:41:35 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=380977&amp;issueID=44591 TVH Receives Champion of Business Award http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=380978&issueID=44591 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44591>June 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />TVH in the Americas (TVH) was recently given the Champion of Business Award by the Kansas City Business Journal. This award is given to companies that set the gold standard for financial performance, innovation and community involvement.</p> 5/30/2016 11:42:45 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=380978&amp;issueID=44591 July 14 - Bringing Women into the Industry, Changing the Game Webinar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2183 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44591>June 1, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Understanding how to sell to, buy from, work with and recruit women are important topics for anyone in business. Presented by Judy Hoberman, Selling In A Skirt</p> 5/27/2016 10:26:46 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2183 July 28 Emerging Leaders Conference ~ Chicago ~ Co-presented with MHI http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2184 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44591>June 1, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Join us on July 28th at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel for a dynamic one-day conference designed to bring together young material handling professionals and Unlock Secrets for Professional & Personal Success. </p> 5/27/2016 10:26:46 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2184 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=44591>June 1, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />MHEDA's Learning Management System provides you with a modern way to train your employees and track their learning progress. Career Track Videos are a compilation of hundreds of videos that will help you improve your business skills in designated areas. Eleven career tracks are available.</p> 5/27/2016 10:26:46 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 2016 Education Calendar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44591>June 1, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />A complete list of educational Webinars and Conferences is available online. </p> 5/27/2016 10:26:46 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 The Largest Generation http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=380979&issueID=44591 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44591>June 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Steve Guglielmo I&rsquo;ve written in this space before that the 3rd Quarter Issue of The MHEDA Journal is among the most challenging but also most rewarding issues to put together. While the 1st Quarter Issue is dominated by forecast information for the upcoming year, the 2nd Quarter is devoted to Convention and the 4th Quarter is made up of mostly Sales Success Stories, the 3rd Quarter issue has a lot more space and freedom to tackle multiple different areas of the industry at the same time. </p> 5/30/2016 11:46:08 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=380979&amp;issueID=44591 Increased Locations, Decreased Foot Traffic http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=380980&issueID=44591 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44591>June 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />Overton&rsquo;s/Gander Direct, Gander Mountain is the nation&rsquo;s largest retail network of outdoor specialty stores for shooting sports, hunting, fishing, camping, marine, apparel, footwear and outdoor lifestyle. Overton&rsquo;s faced multiple issues with their current storage solutions among their biggest challenges was poor cube utilization, wear and tear on their existing bin boxes, and ergonomic concerns for their employees.</p> 5/30/2016 11:48:28 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=380980&amp;issueID=44591 What to Look Forward to in 2016 http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=380981&issueID=44591 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44591>June 1, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />By Gene Marks and Steve Guglielmo Early 2016 has not only been a microcosm of the last several years but it's also a pretty good indicator of what we can expect throughout the rest of this year. There has been volatility, as illustrated in the roller coaster-like swings in the stock market. But even as we brace for continuing uncertainty on Wall Street this year, there is some reassuring stability that will allow businesses who plan ahead to achieve success in 2016. For good or bad, businesses have some legislative clarity that hasn't been available in the last several years. </p> 5/30/2016 11:49:59 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=380981&amp;issueID=44591 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=380842&issueID=44591 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44591>June 1, 2016</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 5/27/2016 10:26:46 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=380842&amp;issueID=44591 MHEDA's NEW 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=44591>June 1, 2016</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 NEW 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> 5/27/2016 10:26:46 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 2016 Convention Recap http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=378438&issueID=44590 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44590>May 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />MHEDA celebrated its 61st Annual Convention from April 30- May 4, 2016, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The event, which had more than 700 attendees, had a theme of "Passion With Purpose," and featured educational opportunities designed to give you and your company the tools necessary to unleash your passion for personal and professional excellence. </p> 5/12/2016 10:23:57 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=378438&amp;issueID=44590 Conveyor Orders Decrease http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=378439&issueID=44590 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44590>May 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its March 2016 Booked Orders decreased 9.5% when compared to March 2015 orders. March 2016 booked orders when compared to February 2016 booked orders were down 14.1%. </p> 5/12/2016 10:37:27 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=378439&amp;issueID=44590 Kalmar Recognizes Top Dealers http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=378446&issueID=44590 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44590>May 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Every year Kalmar recognizes top achieving dealers with a Premier Partner award and Presidents Awards. For the Premier Partner Awards, the dealer body is graded on metrics required to be a successful such as Sales, Parts, and Service organization. The Premier Partner status is very difficult to attain. In fact, some years only a single dealer has achieved Premier Partner status.</p> 5/12/2016 10:42:28 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=378446&amp;issueID=44590 Hyundai Adds Gary Blodgett http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=378447&issueID=44590 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44590>May 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Hyundai Forklift announced the addition of Gary Blodgett as a forklift technical service representative for the West Coast region. Blodgett will be responsible for dealer support for the company&rsquo;s service and warranty departments. He will be based in California, reporting directly to Ernesto Lopez, service manager at Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas.</p> 5/12/2016 10:47:13 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=378447&amp;issueID=44590 Fairchild Expands in Menomonee Falls, WI http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=378449&issueID=44590 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44590>May 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Fairchild Equipment announced that it has acquired the assets of Lift Truck Specialists in Menomonee Falls, WI. The expansion will allow Fairchild Equipment to provide additional convenience to local customers and house optimal building space to support its versatile products and service range. </p> 5/12/2016 10:48:48 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=378449&amp;issueID=44590 KION Honors Top Dealers http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=378450&issueID=44590 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44590>May 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />KION North America Corporation awarded their top 2015 dealers at an exclusive, private event held at Turner Field's 755 Club in Atlanta on Apr. 6. 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> 5/12/2016 10:50:53 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=378450&amp;issueID=44590 DuraServ Canada Acquires BestDoor Company http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=378451&issueID=44590 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44590>May 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />DuraServ Canada ULC, an entity of Southern Acquisitions in Dallas, TX, has acquired BestDoor Company Ltd in a share purchase transaction.</p> 5/12/2016 10:55:32 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=378451&amp;issueID=44590 May 19 Customer Care Experience Webinar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2182 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44590>May 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Learn the fundamentals of creating a culture built on service, consumer behavior, and continuous improvement. Presented by MHEDA Member Tony Sartin, Hytrol Conveyor Co., Inc.</p> 5/12/2016 10:37:59 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2182 May 24-26 Sales Professional Training Camp in Dayton, Ohio http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2167 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44590>May 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Two and a half days of practical skills, tools and fundamental disciplines that are essential for sales professionals. Presented by Don Buttrey, President of Sales Professional Training, Inc. </p> 5/12/2016 10:37:59 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2167 July 14 - Bringing Women into the Industry, Changing the Game Webinar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2183 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44590>May 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Understanding how to sell to, buy from, work with and recruit women are important topics for anyone in business. Presented by Judy Hoberman, Selling In A Skirt</p> 5/12/2016 10:37:59 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2183 July 28 Emerging Leaders Conference ~ Chicago ~ Co-presented with MHI http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2184 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44590>May 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Join us on July 28th at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel for a dynamic one-day conference designed to bring together young material handling professionals and Unlock Secrets for Professional & Personal Success. </p> 5/12/2016 10:37:59 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2184 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=44590>May 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />MHEDA's Learning Management System provides you with a modern way to train your employees and track their learning progress. Career Track Videos are a compilation of hundreds of videos that will help you improve your business skills in designated areas. Eleven career tracks are available.</p> 5/12/2016 10:37:59 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 2016 Education Calendar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44590>May 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />A complete list of educational Webinars and Conferences is available online. </p> 5/12/2016 10:37:59 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 Global Citizenship http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=378452&issueID=44590 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44590>May 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />A guide to unleashing your potential and contributing to humanity BY CHRIS BASHINELLI AND STEVE GUGLIELMO When Chris Bashinelli was 20 years old, he had the opportunity to go to Tanzania as part of a study abroad program. During his time in Tanzania, he worked at a community center in the town of Magi Ya Chai. While there, Chris visited an orphanage where he noticed two small children chasing a dog. Concerned that the children would get lost, Chris followed them but eventually lost track of them. Not being fluent in Swahili, Chris returned to his group and told his Kenyan teacher, Mwagi, about his concerns for the children. The teacher told Chris not to worry, that in Tanzania people had a community mindset and looked out for one another. A few minutes later, the children reappeared with the dog. </p> 5/12/2016 11:03:10 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=378452&amp;issueID=44590 Bode and Wildeck Help Baker Distributing Better Serve Its Customers http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=378453&issueID=44590 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44590>May 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />It&rsquo;s a question that thousands of companies face every year: what&rsquo;s the most cost-effective way to expand my facility? Evaluating goals, objectives and long-term needs often leads executives to either streamline their existing facilities to find space, or build outward by adding on to their building as a way to accommodate growth. But rather than looking out, one solution that&rsquo;s fast becoming a popular option can be found by looking up ... and that&rsquo;s exactly what Baker Distributing did.</p> 5/12/2016 11:06:36 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=378453&amp;issueID=44590 Women Mean Business http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=378454&issueID=44590 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44590>May 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />BY JUDY HOBERMAN When I think about the world of business today, it&rsquo;s hard to have a conversation that isn&rsquo;t focused to some extent about women. Is it that women are the "hot" topic of the day? Is it that women are once again in the "bra-burning" phase? Or is there something more concrete we should be paying attention to? </p> 5/12/2016 11:08:47 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=378454&amp;issueID=44590 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=378455&issueID=44590 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44590>May 15, 2016</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 5/12/2016 11:28:37 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=378455&amp;issueID=44590 Midwest Regional Networking Summit June 15 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2222 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44590>May 15, 2016</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA&rsquo;s going to Minnesota for a Summer Regional Networking Summit in Maple Grove, (suburb of Minneapolis), Minnesota. Join us on June 15 for a one-day Regional Networking Summit hosted by AK Material Handling Systems. Summit includes: Breakfast, Business Workshops, Lunch, Guided Facility Tour of AK Material Handling Systems, Interactive Networking, and Raffle Prizes. In addition, MHEDA and AK Material Handling Systems will hold a Give Back Event & Networking Reception the evening before the Summit. </p> 5/12/2016 10:47:39 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2222 MHEDA's NEW 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=44590>May 15, 2016</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 NEW 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> 5/12/2016 11:47:17 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 DiSC Survey Extended to May 6 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2170 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44589>May 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />There's still time to participate in MHEDA's DiSC (Distributor Statistical Comparisons) Survey. When you do, you'll receive financial information specific to your line of business that can be used as a guide in your future financial planning. The results profiled in this report are based operating data provided by MHEDA members across the country. There is no cost for any distributor member to participate and the results are always complimentary.</p> 4/24/2016 2:11:17 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2170 EnerSys Earns MVS Award http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2105 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44589>May 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Congratulations to MHEDA member, EnerSys who earned the 2016 MVS Award.The Award was created to help recognize our most active and supportive Supplier members for their efforts in the areas of distributor advocacy, industry advocacy, business networking, employee education and overall safety and best practices. </p> 4/24/2016 4:53:10 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2105 Clark Honors Top Dealers http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=375509&issueID=44589 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44589>May 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Clark Material Handling announced the 2016 recipients of its prestigious "Dealer of Excellence" awards. Each year, CLARK selects its top dealers who excel in new equipment and aftermarket parts sales, service achievement, general customer satisfaction and overall dealership operations, and awards them with CLARK&rsquo;s highest honors. The awardees were hosted at a special event held at CLARK&rsquo;s North American headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky on February 10-12, 2016.</p> 4/26/2016 12:06:25 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=375509&amp;issueID=44589 Bluff Manufacturing Donates To Ladder Alliance http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=375497&issueID=44589 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44589>May 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Bluff Manufacturing donated technology equipment to The Ladder Alliance, a non-profit organization in Fort Worth that helps female victims of domestic violence and low-income women to lead independent and successful lives. By providing quality training in small group environments and fostering a culture for students to develop professional skills and image, The Ladder Alliance provides women a safe environment to claim independence. </p> 4/26/2016 11:08:01 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=375497&amp;issueID=44589 Cat Lift Truck Awards Scholarship http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=375501&issueID=44589 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44589>May 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Cat Lift Trucks awarded an exceptional Spring Branch Independent School District (ISD) high school senior, Fredy Corrales, with a $5,000 scholarship to pursue a chemical engineering degree from Texas A&M University. This is the 12th year that Cat Lift Trucks has offered the annual scholarship, which awards a deserving student based on his or her academic performance, financial need, leadership, extracurricular activities and community involvement. </p> 4/26/2016 11:18:59 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=375501&amp;issueID=44589 Shoppa's Appoints Operations Manager http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=375513&issueID=44589 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44589>May 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Shoppa&rsquo;s Material Handling announced that David Gaona has joined the company to further enhance customer support services for the Fort Worth area and manage operations of the newly expanded full-service Saginaw location. David Gaona comes with a wealth of material handling and business experience, having spent the last 11 years as owner of One Specialty Concrete, Landscaping & Pools. </p> 4/26/2016 12:12:07 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=375513&amp;issueID=44589 UniCarriers Expands Mid-Atlantic Sales Team http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=375512&issueID=44589 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44589>May 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) grows its sales team in the Mid-Atlantic region by hiring Robert Smith as its newest regional sales manager. As regional sales manager, Smith's responsibilities include overseeing, motivating and assisting dealers as they promote UCA's products in the Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and Washington, D.C. areas</p> 4/26/2016 12:07:46 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=375512&amp;issueID=44589 Hyster-Yale Acquires Speedshield's Installation and Distribution in the US and UK http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=375514&issueID=44589 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44589>May 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. today announced that it acquired Speedshield Technology, Pty Ltd&rsquo;s telematics installation and distribution businesses in the United States and the United Kingdom. This acquisition provides Hyster-Yale with the exclusive distribution rights of these businesses&rsquo; products in all areas outside of Australia.</p> 4/26/2016 12:14:30 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=375514&amp;issueID=44589 May 19 Customer Care Experience Webinar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2182 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44589>May 1, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Learn the fundamentals of creating a culture built on service, consumer behavior, and continuous improvement. Presented by MHEDA Member Tony Sartin, Hytrol Conveyor Co., Inc.</p> 4/24/2016 2:11:17 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2182 May 24-26 Sales Professional Training Camp in Dayton, Ohio http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2167 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44589>May 1, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Two and a half days of practical skills, tools and fundamental disciplines that are essential for sales professionals. Presented by Don Buttrey, President of Sales Professional Training, Inc. </p> 4/24/2016 2:11:17 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2167 July 14 - Bringing Women into the Industry, Changing the Game Webinar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2183 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44589>May 1, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Understanding how to sell to, buy from, work with and recruit women are important topics for anyone in business. Presented by Judy Hoberman, Selling In A Skirt</p> 4/24/2016 2:11:17 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2183 July 28 Emerging Leaders Conference ~ Chicago ~ Co-presented with MHI http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2184 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44589>May 1, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Join us on July 28th at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel for a dynamic one-day conference designed to bring together young material handling professionals and Unlock Secrets for Professional & Personal Success. </p> 4/24/2016 2:11:17 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2184 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=44589>May 1, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />MHEDA's Learning Management System provides you with a modern way to train your employees and track their learning progress. Career Track Videos are a compilation of hundreds of videos that will help you improve your business skills in designated areas. Eleven career tracks are available.</p> 4/24/2016 2:11:17 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 2016 Education Calendar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44589>May 1, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />A complete list of educational Webinars and Conferences is available online. </p> 4/24/2016 2:11:17 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 The Personal Side of Business http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=375516&issueID=44589 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44589>May 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Steve Guglielmo When I was in high school and college, I worked part-time at a popular grocery store in the Northeast called Wegmans. Those of you who are from the Northeast, or who have visited, will be very familiar with Wegmans. It has been named one of the 100 Best Companies to work for by Fortune magazine every single year since the first list in 1998. This year, a Nielsen poll ranked Wegmans the firm with the best corporate reputation, unseating Amazon.</p> 4/26/2016 12:22:38 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=375516&amp;issueID=44589 Solving a Storage Crisis http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=375543&issueID=44589 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44589>May 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />Gene Messer Toyota was facing a storage crisis. The Lubbock, Texas-based dealership had redesigned its parts department and was looking to increase its part storage in the counter area. The problem was, the parts department didn&rsquo;t have the storage it needed to handle the increased quantity. Out of ideas, Parts Manager Mark Schroeder contacted Western Storage and Handling President Harry Neumann for help.</p> 4/26/2016 12:35:20 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=375543&amp;issueID=44589 What To Look Forward to in 2016 http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=375546&issueID=44589 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44589>May 1, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />Tools, trends and topics that will affect your business this year By Steve Guglielmo and Gene Marks Early 2016 has not only been a microcosm of the last several years but it's also a pretty good indicator of what we can expect throughout the rest of this year. There has been volatility, as illustrated in the roller coaster-like swings in the stock market. But even as we brace for continuing uncertainty on Wall Street this year, there is some reassuring stability that will allow businesses who plan ahead to achieve success in 2016. For good or bad, businesses have some legislative clarity that hasn't been available in the last several years. </p> 4/26/2016 12:39:37 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=375546&amp;issueID=44589 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=375148&issueID=44589 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44589>May 1, 2016</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 4/24/2016 2:11:17 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=375148&amp;issueID=44589 DiSC Survey Extended to May 6 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2170 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44588>April 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />There's still time to participate in MHEDA's DiSC (Distributor Statistical Comparisons) Survey. When you do, you'll receive financial information specific to your line of business that can be used as a guide in your future financial planning. The results profiled in this report are based operating data provided by MHEDA members across the country. There is no cost for any distributor member to participate and the results are always complimentary.</p> 4/14/2016 8:58:27 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2170 Jeff Woroniecki named President of Seizmic, Inc. http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=372288&issueID=44588 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44588>April 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Seizmic, Inc. announces the appointment of Jeff Woroniecki as President. In his new role, Mr. Woroniecki will oversee the overall operations of the Covina, CA-based material handling engineering firm. </p> 4/13/2016 10:51:40 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=372288&amp;issueID=44588 MCFA Announces Dealers of Excellence http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=372283&issueID=44588 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44588>April 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) announced the recipients of its 2016 "Dealers of Excellence" award. Dealers receiving this honor are recognized for providing industry-leading customer service and satisfaction throughout their sales and support operations. </p> 4/13/2016 10:28:30 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=372283&amp;issueID=44588 Peach State Names Boudreau Global Director Retail & Consumer Products http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=372284&issueID=44588 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44588>April 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Peach State Integrated Technologies Inc. has named Jeff Boudreau to a new position of Global Director Retail & Consumer Products. Mr. Boudreau will lead the firm&rsquo;s efforts in expanding consulting, design and integrated solutions for consumer-driven companies facing a rapidly changing retail landscape. </p> 4/13/2016 10:32:18 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=372284&amp;issueID=44588 Illinois Material Handling Appoints New VP/GM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=372287&issueID=44588 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44588>April 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Illinois Material Handling, a member of Wolter Group LLC announced the appointment of Pat Ryan as Vice President &ndash; General Manager of its Bolingbrook, IL facility. "Ryan has a proven track record of facilitating long-term business relationships and the ability to drive growth in an organization. He brings a wealth of experience dealing with a diverse customer base and is an important addition to ensure the success within our Illinois market," says President Jerry Weidmann. </p> 4/13/2016 10:47:48 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=372287&amp;issueID=44588 Carolina Industrial Products Receives WBENC Certification http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=372285&issueID=44588 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44588>April 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Carolina Industrial Products received national certification as a Women's Owned Business Enterprise by the Greater Women's Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).</p> 4/13/2016 10:39:09 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=372285&amp;issueID=44588 Lift Truck Center Breaks Ground on New Location http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=372406&issueID=44588 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44588>April 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Lift Truck Center, Inc. announced the recent groundbreaking for their new Springfield, Missouri location. The new location is a state of the art 32,000 ft. facility that will be located on the northeast side of Springfield.</p> 4/14/2016 12:59:37 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=372406&amp;issueID=44588 May 19 Customer Care Experience Webinar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2182 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44588>April 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Learn the fundamentals of creating a culture built on service, consumer behavior, and continuous improvement. Presented by MHEDA Member Tony Sartin, Hytrol Conveyor Co., Inc.</p> 4/14/2016 8:52:01 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2182 May 24-26 Sales Professional Training Camp in Dayton, Ohio http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2167 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44588>April 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Two and a half days of practical skills, tools and fundamental disciplines that are essential for sales professionals. Presented by Don Buttrey, President of Sales Professional Training, Inc. </p> 4/14/2016 8:52:01 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2167 July 14 - Bringing Women into the Industry, Changing the Game Webinar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2183 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44588>April 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Understanding how to sell to, buy from, work with and recruit women are important topics for anyone in business. Presented by Judy Hoberman, Selling In A Skirt</p> 4/14/2016 10:04:34 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2183 July 28 Emerging Leaders Conference ~ Chicago ~ Co-presented with MHI http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=372307&issueID=44588 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44588>April 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Join us on July 28th at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel for a dynamic one-day conference designed to bring together young material handling professionals and Unlock Secrets for Professional & Personal Success. Mark your calendar now to attend. More details available soon. </p> 4/14/2016 8:52:01 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=372307&amp;issueID=44588 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=44588>April 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />MHEDA's Learning Management System provides you with a modern way to train your employees and track their learning progress. Career Track Videos are a compilation of hundreds of videos that will help you improve your business skills in designated areas. Eleven career tracks are available.</p> 4/14/2016 8:52:01 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 2016 Education Calendar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44588>April 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />A complete list of educational Webinars and Conferences is available online. </p> 4/14/2016 8:52:01 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 Instilling Passion in the Workplace http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=372289&issueID=44588 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44588>April 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Liz Richards I am going to let you in on a little secret. I didn&rsquo;t set out to snag a position at MHEDA because it was my "passion." In fact, I had no idea MHEDA or even "the material handling industry" existed when I was first approached about working here at the association. It just wasn&rsquo;t on my radar. But I am extremely passionate about my job and the service I provide to others, including our members, other colleagues and most importantly, the people with whom I work beside day after day. </p> 4/13/2016 10:55:21 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=372289&amp;issueID=44588 Police Department Adds Vital Space for Busy Radio Shop http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=372290&issueID=44588 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44588>April 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />In the City of Milwaukee, the Police Department Radio Shop focuses completely on maintaining the central radio communication needs of the city&rsquo;s response vehicles. The vehicles include all police, fire, rescue, water, and all department-wide trucks and vehicles. </p> 4/13/2016 10:57:39 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=372290&amp;issueID=44588 Global Citizenship http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=372291&issueID=44588 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44588>April 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />A guide to unleashing your potential and contributing to humanity By Chris Bashinelli and Steve Guglielmo When Chris Bashinelli was 20 years old, he had the opportunity to go to Tanzania as part of a study abroad program. During his time in Tanzania, he worked at a community center in the town of Magi Ya Chai. While there, Chris visited an orphanage where he noticed two small children chasing a dog. Concerned that the children would get lost, Chris followed them but eventually lost track of them. Not being fluent in Swahili, Chris returned to his group and told his Kenyan teacher, Mwagi, about his concerns for the children. The teacher told Chris not to worry, that in Tanzania people had a community mindset and looked out for one another. A few minutes later, the children reappeared with the dog. </p> 4/13/2016 10:59:39 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=372291&amp;issueID=44588 MHEDA's 2016 Annual Convention http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2115 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44588>April 15, 2016</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA's 2016 Convention and Exhibitors' Showcase details are available online. Join us April 30 to May 4, 2016 at the Gaylord National Resort in Maryland. This year's theme, "Passion with Purpose" will give you and your team the tools and inspiration you need to unleash your passion for personal and professional excellence! </p> 4/14/2016 8:52:01 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2115 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=372310&issueID=44588 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44588>April 15, 2016</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 4/14/2016 8:52:01 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=372310&amp;issueID=44588 Last Chance to Register! MHEDA's Connections Summit - April 5 - Atlanta - Only $49 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2174 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44587>April 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />Are you planning to attend MODEX 2016? Then join MHEDA for the Connections Summit on Tuesday, April 5 from 2:00-4:30 pm at the Georgia World congress Center in Atlanta. This is an interactive event designed to help you connect with your peers and learn about the latest trends and material handling.</p> 3/29/2016 9:17:03 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2174 MHEDA&rsquo;s Free Networking Reception on Tuesday, April 5 at MODEX https://www.mheda.org/i4a/forms/index.cfm?id=508&widgetPreview=0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44587>April 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />You&rsquo;re cordially invited to attend a Free Happy Hour Networking Reception on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 4:30 pm &ndash; 6:00 pm at the Georgia World Congress Center, Room B206. This networking event is an informal gathering of MHEDA Members and prospective members. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow members and meet other industry professionals. Complimentary Beer, Wine and Soda will be served. Let us know if you're coming. </p> 3/30/2016 9:11:17 AM https://www.mheda.org/i4a/forms/index.cfm?id=508&amp;widgetPreview=0 NEW MHEDA Endorsed Service from EXTO http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369566&issueID=44587 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44587>April 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />MHEDA is pleased to announce a partnership with GrowthCorp Alliance that will save you time and money on all your back-office tasks, as well as provide valuable perks and benefits to keep your employees happy. GrowthCorp Alliance developed a web-based HR software tool called EXTO which contains virtually every HR tool a small business owner needs to run their business efficiently including payroll processing and tax filing, plus a nationwide loyalty and perks program. </p> 3/29/2016 11:06:00 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369566&amp;issueID=44587 Hy-Tek Acquires Two Companies http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369558&issueID=44587 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44587>April 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Hy-Tek Material Handling, Inc. announces the acquisition of Gems Conveyor Installation, Inc. (GEMS) and Applied Handling Equipment Co. (AHECO). The acquisitions are expected to boost Hy-Tek&rsquo;s 2016 sales to approximately $125 million. The acquisitions were announced by Hy-Tek CEO Sam Grooms.</p> 3/29/2016 10:10:36 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369558&amp;issueID=44587 Brian Bluff Wins VOBA Award http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369557&issueID=44587 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44587>April 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Brian Bluff, co-founder and CEO of Site-Seeker was awarded the 2016 Veteran-Owned Business Achievement (VOBA) Award this month. The United States Small Business Administration grants the VOBA Award to veterans who are business owners and demonstrate entrepreneurial success. </p> 3/29/2016 10:07:07 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369557&amp;issueID=44587 Associated Appoints Vittori http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369556&issueID=44587 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44587>April 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />To support continued growth that has been driven by increased customer demand Associated has created a new position, Corporate Director of Finance. This new role has been established to maximize opportunities that will develop and enhance our Finance and Accounting team and capabilities. Associated is pleased to announce that effective immediately, Joe Vittori has been selected for this position. </p> 3/29/2016 10:05:05 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369556&amp;issueID=44587 Clark Supplies Equipment to Generate "STEAM" at Woodford County High School http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369555&issueID=44587 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44587>April 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />At a presentation held at Woodford County High School (WCHS), CLARK Material Handling Company announced an initiative in partnership with WCHS designed to better prepare students to be career-ready in Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Mathematics or "STEAM". CLARK has pledged to support WCHS&rsquo;s excellent teaching and administrative teams with real-life industry expertise, training and internship opportunities. At the event, attended by members of CLARK&rsquo;s senior management team as well as WCHS students, faculty and administrators, CLARK presented a variety of equipment and material in support of the laboratory component of the STEAM program.</p> 3/29/2016 10:00:05 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369555&amp;issueID=44587 Doosan Adds Jamco to Dealer Network http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369553&issueID=44587 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44587>April 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Doosan Industrial Vehicle America Corp. announces Jamco, Inc. as a new authorized dealer of Doosan forklifts and material handling equipment. Located in the metro Orlando suburb of Sanford, FL, Jamco, Inc. is a full-service forklift dealer, offering sales, service, parts and rentals across central Florida.</p> 3/29/2016 9:52:51 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369553&amp;issueID=44587 Watts Donates to Patterson High School http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369554&issueID=44587 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44587>April 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />MHEDA distributor Watts Equipment Company (Manteca, CA) donated a pallet jack to the Patterson High School Supply Chain & Logistics Training Program. The pallet jack, which features automatic braking to prevent rolling backwards, is a much safer alternative to the program's previous pallet jack</p> 3/29/2016 9:57:56 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369554&amp;issueID=44587 Modern Group Becomes Carer Electric Forklift Trucks Dealer http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369560&issueID=44587 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44587>April 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Modern Group, Ltd and Carer Electric Forklift Solutions have announced a dealer agreement which grants Modern exclusive distribution of Carer Electric Forklift Trucks in its Mid-Atlantic sales territory. </p> 3/29/2016 10:18:31 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369560&amp;issueID=44587 Teilhaber Names Elite Supply Chain Solutions Top Distributor http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369559&issueID=44587 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44587>April 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Elite Supply Chain Solutions (Hudson, OH) was recognized by Teilhaber Manufacturing Corporation as the Top Distributor for 2015. Company President Scott Hennie was presented with a statue commemorating the honor on February 10 by Western Regional Manager Chris Rutkowski. </p> 3/29/2016 10:16:59 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369559&amp;issueID=44587 2016 Education Calendar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44587>April 1, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />A complete list of educational Webinars and Conferences is available online. </p> 3/28/2016 12:38:05 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 May 19 Customer Care Experience Webinar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2182 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44587>April 1, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Learn the fundamentals of creating a culture built on service, consumer behavior, and continuous improvement. Presented by MHEDA Member Tony Sartin, Hytrol Conveyor Co., Inc.</p> 3/29/2016 11:29:40 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2182 Sales Professional Training Camp in Dayton, Ohio http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2167 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44587>April 1, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Two and a half days of practical skills, tools and fundamental disciplines that are essential for sales professionals. Presented by Don Buttrey, President of Sales Professional Training, Inc. May 24-26.</p> 3/29/2016 11:32:14 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2167 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=44587>April 1, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />MHEDA's Learning Management System provides you with a modern way to train your employees and track their learning progress. Career Track Videos are a compilation of hundreds of videos that will help you improve your business skills in designated areas. Eleven career tracks are available. </p> 3/28/2016 12:38:05 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 SAVE THE DATE: Emerging Leaders Conference ~July 28, 2016 ~ Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel ~ Co-presented with MHI http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369624&issueID=44587 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44587>April 1, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Join us this summer for a dynamic one-day conference designed to bring together young material handling professionals and Unlock Secrets for Professional & Personal Success. Mark your calendar now to attend. More details available soon. </p> 3/30/2016 9:39:47 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369624&amp;issueID=44587 Working On Your Business, Not In It http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369562&issueID=44587 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44587>April 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Scott Lee, 2016 MHEDA Chairman of the Board By the time you sit down to read the second quarter MHEDA Journal, the holidays will be a distant memory. Most of us are welcoming the promise of longer days and warmer weather. I know the official start of the New Year was January 1st. However, I like to think of the first days of spring as my kick off to the New Year. This is especially noticeable the further north you live. There&rsquo;s a buzz in the air and people are excited about coming out of hibernation. We are reminded the big orange thing in the sky can also provide warmth, not just light!</p> 3/29/2016 10:23:11 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369562&amp;issueID=44587 Doing Business Across the Pond http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369563&issueID=44587 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44587>April 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />As they saying goes, there is no substitute for quality. When J Barnsley Cranes, LTD needed drum trucks to use in their warehouse building explosion-proof cranes and hoists, they took to the Internet to find the top-of-the-line stainless steel products. Their search brought them to Carolina Material Handling&rsquo;s Robby Reighley&rsquo;s website featuring Morse Manufacturing&rsquo;s stainless steel drum trucks.</p> 3/29/2016 10:25:29 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369563&amp;issueID=44587 Teamwork and Personal Accountability http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369564&issueID=44587 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44587>April 1, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />Major Dan Rooney discusses how a guiding philosophy founded on trust and personal accountability can lead to success in all aspects of life By Major Dan Rooney, USAF and Steve Guglielmo Major Dan Rooney of the United States Air Force is the founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation, a Fighter Pilot with three combat tours in Iraq, the founder of the Patriot Golf Club, a PGA Professional, and author of A Patriot&rsquo;s Calling &mdash;Living Life between Fear and Faith. Major Rooney will be giving this year&rsquo;s Keynote Presentation at the MHEDA Convention on Monday, May 2nd at 8:00 a.m. at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Maryland. Major Rooney was kind enough to speak with The MHEDA Journal about his presentation, "A Patriot&rsquo;s Calling: Leadership, Teamwork and Sacrifice." </p> 3/29/2016 10:28:35 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369564&amp;issueID=44587 MHEDA's 2016 Annual Convention http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2115 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44587>April 1, 2016</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA's 2016 Convention and Exhibitors' Showcase details are available online. Join us April 30 to May 4, 2016 at the Gaylord National Resort in Maryland. This year's theme, "Passion with Purpose" will give you and your team the tools and inspiration you need to unleash your passion for personal and professional excellence! </p> 3/28/2016 12:38:05 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2115 2016 DiSC Survey Data Due April 15 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2170 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44587>April 1, 2016</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />DiSC (Distributor Statistical Comparisons) Survey - Scheduled: February 1 &ndash; April 15. Receive financial information specific to your line of business that can be used as a guide in your future financial planning. Results profiled in this report are based operating data provided by MHEDA members across the country. There is no cost for any distributor member to participate and the results are always complimentary. </p> 3/28/2016 12:38:05 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2170 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369174&issueID=44587 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44587>April 1, 2016</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 3/28/2016 12:38:05 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=369174&amp;issueID=44587 Conveyor Orders Tumble http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=366928&issueID=44586 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44586>March 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its January 2016 Booked Orders decreased 17.4% when compared to January 2015 orders. January 2016 booked orders when compared to December 2015 booked orders were down 40.0%. January Booked Orders were down 3.3% for Bulk Handling Equipment and down 24.7% for Unit Handling Equipment when compared to December. </p> 3/13/2016 10:26:14 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=366928&amp;issueID=44586 Wynright Names Top Partners http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=366930&issueID=44586 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44586>March 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Wynright Corporation announced the top performing integrator-distributors for its Automotion Conveyor Solutions line of warehouse conveying and sortation equipment. The list includes the 10 companies that have incorporated the highest dollar volume of Automotion brand equipment into the material handling systems they have designed for customers in 2015.</p> 3/13/2016 10:30:17 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=366930&amp;issueID=44586 Fairchild Equipment Appoints New President http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=366936&issueID=44586 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44586>March 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Fairchild Equipment announces it has appointed Isaac Yates, President in the Western Division for Minnesota on February 1, 2016. Yates&rsquo;s primary objectives will include strategic planning, growth within the community, and business development in the metropolitan cities and overall state of Minnesota. </p> 3/13/2016 10:40:53 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=366936&amp;issueID=44586 Peach State Names Boudreau Global Director Retail & Consumer Products http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=366935&issueID=44586 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44586>March 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Peach State Integrated Technologies has named Jeff Boudreau to a new position of Global Director Retail & Consumer Products. Mr. Boudreau will lead the firm&rsquo;s efforts in expanding consulting, design and integrated solutions for consumer-driven companies facing a rapidly changing retail landscape. </p> 3/13/2016 10:39:29 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=366935&amp;issueID=44586 UniCarriers Expands National Accounts Team http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=366932&issueID=44586 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44586>March 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) expands its national accounts team by hiring Tim Karnitz as senior manager of national accounts, David Brady as national accounts manager and Sean Beaulieu as national accounts technical specialist.</p> 3/13/2016 10:35:16 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=366932&amp;issueID=44586 Worldwide Launces Mobile-Friendly Website http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=366931&issueID=44586 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44586>March 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Worldwide Material Handling launched a newly redesigned website: www.wwmh.net. The purpose of the new design was to build a mobile-friendly website that creates a better user experience, increases website traffic, and generates qualified leads. The new website content provides dealers with product specific information and printable pdf&rsquo;s to help further enhance their knowledge on Worldwide Material Handling&rsquo;s capabilities.</p> 3/13/2016 10:34:05 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=366931&amp;issueID=44586 Bodnar Joins Bluff Manufacturing http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=366934&issueID=44586 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44586>March 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Bluff Manufacturing announced Jay Bodnar as its new Northeast Regional Sales Manager. With more than 20 years of experience in sales management for manufacturing companies throughout the U.S., Bodnar will oversee sales efforts in Bluff Manufacturing's Northeast region, which includes: Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maine, Delaware and Virginia.</p> 3/13/2016 10:36:57 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=366934&amp;issueID=44586 2016 Education Calendar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44586>March 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />A complete list of educational Webinars and Conferences is available online. </p> 3/11/2016 2:07:32 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 Register Today! MHEDA's Connections Summit - April 5 - Atlanta - Only $49 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2174 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44586>March 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Are you planning to attend MODEX 2016? Then join MHEDA for the Connections Summit on Tuesday, April 5 from 2:00-4:30 pm at the Georgia World congress Center in Atlanta. This is an interactive event designed to help you connect with your peers and learn about the latest trends and material handling. </p> 3/14/2016 8:55:01 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2174 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=44586>March 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />MHEDA's Learning Management System provides you with a modern way to train your employees and track their learning progress. Career Track Videos are a compilation of hundreds of videos that will help you improve your business skills in designated areas. Eleven career tracks are available. </p> 3/11/2016 2:07:32 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 The Personal Side of Business http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=366939&issueID=44586 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44586>March 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Steve Guglielmo When I was in high school and college, I worked part-time at a popular grocery store in the Northeast called Wegmans. Those of you who are from the Northeast, or who have visited, will be very familiar with Wegmans. It has been named one of the 100 Best Companies to work for by Fortune magazine every single year since the first list in 1998. This year, a Nielsen poll ranked Wegmans the firm with the best corporate reputation, unseating Amazon.</p> 3/13/2016 10:48:14 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=366939&amp;issueID=44586 Function Meets Aesthetics http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=366941&issueID=44586 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44586>March 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />When Allegheny Performance Plastics needed additional office space and a Quality Assurance area in a controlled environment, they had a very specific vision for the project. "Not only did they need additional space, but they were looking for something that really popped when customers and vendors walked into their manufacturing facility," says Cranston Material Handling Senior Account Manager Greg Engelmeyer. "They weren&rsquo;t going to compromise on aesthetics, rather they wanted a look that would stand out and catch their customer&rsquo;s eye, as they walked through the plant." </p> 3/13/2016 10:50:45 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=366941&amp;issueID=44586 Building Relationships One Solution at a Time http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=366942&issueID=44586 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44586>March 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />In 2016, Conveyor Solutions, Inc. (Schaumburg, IL) will celebrate its 20th Anniversary. The company has grown considerably since its founding. For 20 years, its core principles remain the same and have not only carried Conveyor Solutions through its first 20 years, but have it primed to grow even larger going forward.</p> 3/13/2016 10:54:59 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=366942&amp;issueID=44586 MHEDA's 2016 Annual Convention http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2115 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44586>March 15, 2016</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA's 2016 Convention and Exhibitors' Showcase details are available online. Join us April 30 to May 4, 2016 at the Gaylord National Resort in Maryland. This year's theme, "Passion with Purpose" will give you and your team the tools and inspiration you need to unleash your passion for personal and professional excellence! </p> 3/11/2016 2:07:32 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2115 2016 DiSC Survey Underway http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2170 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44586>March 15, 2016</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />DiSC (Distributor Statistical Comparisons) Survey - Scheduled: February 1 &ndash; April 15. Receive financial information specific to your line of business that can be used as a guide in your future financial planning. Results profiled in this report are based operating data provided by MHEDA members across the country. There is no cost for any distributor member to participate and the results are always complimentary. </p> 3/14/2016 9:09:17 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2170 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=366878&issueID=44586 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44586>March 15, 2016</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 3/11/2016 2:07:32 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=366878&amp;issueID=44586 Toyota Invests in Fitness Facility for Associates and Families http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=364216&issueID=44585 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44585>March 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Toyota Industrial Equipment (TIE) , recently announced a construction project to add a new building to its North American corporate headquarters in Columbus, Indiana. The two-story facility, temporarily named the Toyota Active Life Center, will provide an easily accessible physical fitness center for Toyota Associates and their families to enjoy at no cost. Toyota is holding an internal contest to permanently name the building. </p> 2/25/2016 11:36:17 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=364216&amp;issueID=44585 Interroll Appoints Teichmann http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=364218&issueID=44585 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44585>March 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Interroll Group will further expand its worldwide external and internal communications and link them more closely. To accomplish this goal, the company has created a new Global Head of Communications and Investor Relations position, which has been assumed by Erwin Teichmann beginning February 1, 2016. </p> 2/25/2016 11:50:35 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=364218&amp;issueID=44585 Doosan Announces Powell as National Sales Director http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=364220&issueID=44585 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44585>March 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Doosan Industrial Vehicle America Corp. is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Powell as National Sales Director. He will oversee and support Doosan&rsquo;s sales activities at both the National Account and dealer level.</p> 2/25/2016 11:58:08 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=364220&amp;issueID=44585 KION Adds Reliable Forklift Sales to Dealer Network http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=364222&issueID=44585 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44585>March 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />KION North America Corporation announces the appointment of Reliable Forklift Sales to its dealer network effective Feb. 18. Locally-owned and operated, Reliable Forklift Sales is based in Phoenix, AZ. Founded in 2005 by Don and Mary Carlson, is a full-service equipment dealer offering new and used sales along with rental equipment and allied products. </p> 2/25/2016 11:59:31 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=364222&amp;issueID=44585 2016 Education Calendar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44585>March 1, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />A complete list of educational Webinars and Conferences is available online. </p> 2/24/2016 11:29:40 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 2016 University of Innovative Distribution Program http://www.univid.org/aws/AEA/pt/sp/uid_home <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44585>March 1, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />March 6-9 - Indianapolis, IN - The University of Innovative Distribution is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry. </p> 2/24/2016 11:29:40 AM http://www.univid.org/aws/AEA/pt/sp/uid_home Permitting: Challenges and Opportunities for Value Added Services (Webinar) http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2163 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44585>March 1, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />March 10 - Learn how to help your customer through the process and protect your business at the same time. Presented by MHEDA Member Scott Hennie, Elite Supply Chain Solutions </p> 2/24/2016 11:29:40 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2163 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=44585>March 1, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />MHEDA's Learning Management System provides you with a modern way to train your employees and track their learning progress. Career Track Videos are a compilation of hundreds of videos that will help you improve your business skills in designated areas. Eleven career tracks are available. </p> 2/24/2016 11:29:40 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 A Positive 2016 in Store for Material Handling http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=364224&issueID=44585 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44585>March 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Steve Guglielmo and Brian Beaulieu ITR Economics CEO Brian Beaulieu will be presenting at the MHEDA Convention on Monday, May 2nd, 2016, from 1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The MHEDA Journal had an opportunity to speak with Brian about his presentation, "Prosperity in the Age of Decline" and about what 2016 has in store for the economy and the material handling industry.</p> 2/26/2016 12:04:47 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=364224&amp;issueID=44585 A Solution for the BOSS http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=364225&issueID=44585 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44585>March 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />HUGO BOSS is one of the market leaders in the premium and luxury segment of the global apparel market, focusing on premium fashion and accessories for men and women. Headquartered in Metzingen, Germany, HUGO has almost 13,000 employees and net sales of EUR 2.6 billion in 2014 fiscal year. The fascinating brand world of HUGO BOSS comprises the collections of BOSS, BOSS Orange, BOSS Green and HUGO.</p> 2/26/2016 12:07:12 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=364225&amp;issueID=44585 Register Today! MHEDA's Connections Summit - April 5 - Atlanta - Only $49 http://www.mheda.org/connections2016 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44585>March 1, 2016</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Going to MODEX? Then join MHEDA for the Connections Summit on Tuesday, April 5 from 2:00-4:30 pm at the Georgia World congress Center in Atlanta. This is an interactive event designed to help you connect with your peers and learn about the latest trends and material handling. More Info www.mheda.org/connections </p> 2/24/2016 11:29:40 AM http://www.mheda.org/connections2016 MHEDA's 2016 Annual Convention http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2115 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44585>March 1, 2016</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA's 2016 Convention and Exhibitors' Showcase details are available online. Join us April 30 to May 4, 2016 at the Gaylord National Resort in Maryland. This year's theme, "Passion with Purpose" will give you and your team the tools and inspiration you need to unleash your passion for personal and professional excellence! </p> 2/24/2016 11:29:40 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2115 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=363842&issueID=44585 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44585>March 1, 2016</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 2/24/2016 11:29:40 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=363842&amp;issueID=44585 Wolter Group Acquires Ellis Systems http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=361705&issueID=44584 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44584>February 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Wolter Group LLC announced the acquisiton of Ellis Systems, a storage and shelving distributor based out of Lake Forest, IL. Ellis Systems will operate as a member of the automated material handling & storage sector of Wolter Group LLC.</p> 2/11/2016 9:44:18 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=361705&amp;issueID=44584 UniCarriers Americas Announces Board and Senior Vice President Appointments http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=361708&issueID=44584 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44584>February 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />James J. Radous III, appointed president of UniCarriers Americas on January 22, 2016, has also been appointed as a UniCarriers Corporate Officer of global UniCarriers Corporation in Tokyo, Japan. During his first week of office, Radous appointed Tom Prusinski as senior vice president & CFO and Eric Victor as senior vice president of strategic management and business operations.</p> 2/11/2016 9:53:35 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=361708&amp;issueID=44584 TVH Promotes Beasley to Sales & Business Development Manager, IPA http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=361706&issueID=44584 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44584>February 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />TVH in the Americas (TVH) promoted Chris Beasley to Sales and Business Development Manager, IPA. In his new role Beasley will lead TVH&rsquo;s Industrial Parts and Accessories sales division to continue the growth of sales and customer experience.</p> 2/11/2016 9:49:42 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=361706&amp;issueID=44584 SSI Schaefer Hires Terry Shaw As Manager of Integrator Partners http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=361707&issueID=44584 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44584>February 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />SSI Schaefer is pleased to announce Terry Shaw has joined the company as Manager of Integrator Partners &ndash; Automated Systems Division (ASD) in North America. Terry has over 25 years of material handling experience specifically with conveyor, cranes and hybrid automation solutions.</p> 2/11/2016 9:51:13 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=361707&amp;issueID=44584 TMHU Named Supplier of the Year by United Rentals http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=361709&issueID=44584 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44584>February 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) , was named Supplier of the Year for 2015 by United Rentals, Inc., the largest equipment company in the world. The award was announced and presented at the opening event at United Rentals&rsquo; annual convention held last month in Indianapolis. </p> 2/11/2016 9:55:40 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=361709&amp;issueID=44584 Continental Selects Site in Mississippi for New Plant http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=361710&issueID=44584 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44584>February 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Continental has selected a site in Mississippi for a new plant to drive the future growth of its tire business in the North American market. Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA) has reached an agreement with the state of Mississippi to purchase a site for the construction of a commercial vehicle tire plant. Continental has committed for a long term investment totaling approximately $1.4 billion and employing 2,500 people when the plant reaches full capacity in the next decade. The new manufacturing facility will be located at a greenfield site in Hinds County off of Interstate 20, two miles from Clinton and 20 miles from Jackson. </p> 2/11/2016 9:58:13 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=361710&amp;issueID=44584 2016 Education Calendar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44584>February 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />A complete list of educational Webinars and Conferences is available online. </p> 2/9/2016 3:41:29 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 Sales Professional Training Camp in Dayton http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2167 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44584>February 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />March 1-3 - Two and a half days of practical skills, tools and fundamental disciplines that are essential for sales professionals. Presented by Don Buttrey, President of Sales Professional Training, Inc. </p> 2/9/2016 3:41:29 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2167 2016 University of Innovative Distribution Program http://www.univid.org/aws/AEA/pt/sp/uid_home <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44584>February 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />March 6-9 - Indianapolis, IN - The University of Innovative Distribution is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry. </p> 2/9/2016 3:41:29 PM http://www.univid.org/aws/AEA/pt/sp/uid_home Permitting: Challenges and Opportunities for Value Added Services (Webinar) http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2163 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44584>February 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />March 10 - Learn how to help your customer through the process and protect your business at the same time. Presented by MHEDA Member Scott Hennie, Elite Supply Chain Solutions </p> 2/9/2016 3:41:29 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2163 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=44584>February 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />MHEDA's Learning Management System provides you with a modern way to train your employees and track their learning progress. Career Track Videos are a compilation of hundreds of videos that will help you improve your business skills in designated areas. Eleven career tracks are available. </p> 2/9/2016 3:41:29 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 A Matter of Perspective http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=361712&issueID=44584 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44584>February 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Steve Guglielmo The First Quarter Issue is always really interesting to put together and read. I first started writing for The MHEDA Journal in the First Quarter 2010 when the industry was still neck-deep in the recession. Then, 6 or 7 percent growth would have warranted a parade. But this year, in speaking with MHEDA dealers, it seems like 6 to 7 percent represents something of a disappointment. But to me, that isn&rsquo;t the most interesting thing about the 2015 forecast. After all, economies are cyclical and numbers during a recession aren&rsquo;t necessarily comparable to those during an upswing.</p> 2/11/2016 10:06:59 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=361712&amp;issueID=44584 Pan American Berry Growers Saves Time and Money http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=361713&issueID=44584 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44584>February 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />With a rapidly expanding blueberry farm and packing operation in Salem, Oregon, Steve Erickson, CEO of Pan American Berry Growers was researching options to provide additional safety and protection for the facility. </p> 2/11/2016 10:08:58 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=361713&amp;issueID=44584 MAPI Economic Forecast http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=361714&issueID=44584 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44584>February 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />Growth but No "Break Out" Boom By The MAPI Foundation, Reprinted with permission from MAPI A number of factors have challenged economic growth in 2015, among them a second straight severe winter, the West Coast port strike, a strong dollar and collapse of oil prices, but assuming the first two were anomalies, there should be marginal improvement for 2016 according to a new forecast.</p> 2/11/2016 10:11:55 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=361714&amp;issueID=44584 Register Today! MHEDA's 2016 Annual Convention http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2115 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44584>February 15, 2016</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA's 2016 Convention and Exhibitors' Showcase details are available online. Join us April 30 to May 4, 2016 at the Gaylord National Resort in Maryland. This year's theme, "Passion with Purpose" will give you and your team the tools and inspiration you need to unleash your passion for personal and professional excellence! </p> 2/9/2016 3:42:06 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2115 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=361080&issueID=44584 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44584>February 15, 2016</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 2/9/2016 3:41:29 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=361080&amp;issueID=44584 MHEDA's Connections Summit - April 5 - Atlanta http://www.mheda.org/connections2016 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44584>February 15, 2016</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Going to MODEX? Then join MHEDA for the Connections Summit on Tuesday, April 5 from 2:00-4:30 pm at the Georgia World congress Center in Atlanta. This is an interactive event designed to help you connect with your peers and learn about the latest trends and material handling. More Info www.mheda.org/connections </p> 2/12/2016 10:24:51 AM http://www.mheda.org/connections2016 Early Bird Convention Registration Ends TODAY - February 1st http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2115 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=44583>February 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />Join MHEDA from April 30 to May 4, 2016, at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Maryland, for the 61st annual MHEDA Convention. This year's Convention theme is "Passion with Purpose" and will give you and your team the tools and inspiration you need to unleash your passion for personal and professional excellence! When you attend a MHEDA Convention, you get the latest information on industry trends and best practices to help improve operations and impact your bottom line. </p> 1/20/2016 3:15:00 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2115