MHEDA CONNECTION http://www.mhedaconnection.org/ Newsletter RSS Feed. en-us Copyright 2014 8/29/2014 7:09:22 PM 20 Can Social Networks Impact You and Your Business? http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279770&issueID=34088 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34088>August 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Linda Anlauf I&rsquo;ve tried my best to learn as much as possible about the variety of social networks available for business such as Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. And I&rsquo;ve been asked many times by customers, coworkers and even friends outside of the Material Handling industry about why I stay connected on these platforms. The answer is easy...to build and maintain business relationships, to share information and to learn.</p> 8/12/2014 9:14:02 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279770&amp;issueID=34088 Sherwin-Williams Does the Asking http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279769&issueID=34088 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34088>August 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />When it comes to paint, nobody knows better than Sherwin-Williams. They are so confident that they can answer your paint questions, their motto is "Ask Sherwin-Williams." However, when it came to actually mixing their famous paint in the safest, most efficient way possible, the Greensboro, North Carolina, Sherwin-Williams plant needed an expert. They turned to Robby Reighley, an outside salesperson at Carolina Material Handling (Greensboro, NC).</p> 8/12/2014 9:11:33 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279769&amp;issueID=34088 LiuGong Welcomes Douglas Lake to Dealer Network http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279768&issueID=34088 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34088>August 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />LiuGong North America is pleased to announce Douglas Lake Equipment as a key member of the LiuGong North America dealer network. Traditionally, up until this point, Douglas Lake Equipment has been a dealer for a single line of products. LiuGong&rsquo;s full line product offering will Douglas Lake will be have more products available to supply a broader section of the market. </p> 8/12/2014 9:07:11 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279768&amp;issueID=34088 SI Systems Announces CFO http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279767&issueID=34088 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34088>August 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />SI Systems, a subsidiary of Paragon Technologies, Inc., is pleased to announce that Deborah Mertz has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Mertz has over thirty years of experience in both publicly and privately held companies and has held various senior accounting positions.</p> 8/12/2014 8:56:26 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279767&amp;issueID=34088 NMHG Adds Two Executives to Leadership Team http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279766&issueID=34088 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34088>August 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (NMHG) the parent company of Hyster Company and Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces the addition of Mike McCormick as vice president of warehouse solutions and Bill Buckhout as director of leasing and remarketing. McCormick and Buckhout have more than 40 years of combined industry experience.</p> 8/12/2014 8:47:04 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279766&amp;issueID=34088 Wolter Power Systems Welcomes Jason Riehl http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279764&issueID=34088 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34088>August 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Wolter Power Systems, a member of Wolter Group LLC, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Riehl as Sales Manager for Standby Generators as well as OEM Engine Sales. Jason is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Education. He has sales management experience in the Aerospace industry which focused on corporate as well as military applications. He has international business travel experience frequenting Brazil as well as other destinations to ensure the satisfaction of his customers.</p> 8/12/2014 8:27:06 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279764&amp;issueID=34088 Clark Raising Hope Sales Program Continues in 2014 http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279763&issueID=34088 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34088>August 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Clark Material Handling Company will offer its dealer network the ability to purchase a special pink "CLARK Raising Hope" CBX cargo box burden carrier to support this year&rsquo;s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event to be held in Lexington, KY on October 4, 2014.</p> 8/12/2014 8:19:08 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279763&amp;issueID=34088 FSIP Partners With S.P.E. Elettronica Industriale http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279762&issueID=34088 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34088>August 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Flight Systems Industrial Products (FSIP) entered into an exclusive remanufacturing agreement and an arrangement to distribute new products with S.P.E. Elettronica Industriale, of Bologna, Italy. S.P.E. specializes in on-board and standalone industrial, electronic battery chargers for lead-acid and lithium batteries. They offer an extensive line of high-frequency, programmable chargers ideal for the forklift, golf cart, scrubber sweeper, electric vehicle and go kart industries. Naming FSIP as the official US remanufacturer solidifies the commitment that S.P.E. has to serving the North American market. </p> 8/12/2014 8:13:51 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279762&amp;issueID=34088 Flow-Rite to Expand Facility, Create New Jobs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279761&issueID=34088 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34088>August 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Flow-Rite Controls was recently awarded a performance-based grant from the State of Michigan to support the expansion of its Byron Center, MI facility by 7,500 sq. ft. The expansion will include an innovative engineering center, upgrades to the existing facility, new high-speed assembly equipment, and new injection molds. The project will result in a capital investment of $6 million and the creation of 64 jobs.</p> 8/12/2014 8:08:24 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279761&amp;issueID=34088 November Sales Professional Training Camp http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1913 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34088>August 15, 2014</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 and a productive sales team presented by Don Buttrey on November 11-13, 2014. Space is limited so sign up soon. </p> 8/8/2014 9:53:33 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1913 2015 Exhibitor Showcase Booths Go on Sale September 16, 2014 http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279202&issueID=34088 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34088>August 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />SAVE the DATE! MHEDA's 2015 Convention will take place at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country in Texas from April 18 to April 22. Booth reservations for the 2015 Exhibitors&rsquo; Showcase will begin on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 10:00 am CST. This is your opportunity to showcase your products and/or services to the industry&rsquo;s top dealers who attend the MHEDA Convention. Questions? Contact the MHEDA office.</p> 8/7/2014 2:20:31 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279202&amp;issueID=34088 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279201&issueID=34088 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34088>August 15, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 8/7/2014 2:20:05 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279201&amp;issueID=34088 Act Now! Save $400 Before August 30 http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279199&issueID=34088 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34088>August 15, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Save $400 when ordering a Full-Page/4-Color Ad before August 30. The benefits of advertising are great. MHEDA members are the "gold standard" of the material handling industry. To help maintain their high standard, members seek out fellow members by turning to the Membership Directory. As an advertiser, you will have the opportunity to promote your company products and services for a full year to MHEDA members worldwide. </p> 8/7/2014 2:20:05 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279199&amp;issueID=34088 Making The Most of Their Space http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277841&issueID=34087 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34087>August 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />Western Storage and Handling (Denver, CO) was working with an international technology company that invents, manufactures and services technologies and parts associated with global macro trends. The customer&rsquo;s Colorado Springs, CO, facility services, maintains and restores equipment for worldwide defense-related government applications, making it critical that its in-house repair services operate without compromise in the most efficient way possible.</p> 7/29/2014 2:40:45 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277841&amp;issueID=34087 3rd Quarter Issue of The MHEDA Journal Online Now http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277840&issueID=34087 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34087>August 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />The 3rd Quarter Issue of The MHEDA Journal is online now. This issue was really interesting work on because we really tried something different. We eschewed our traditional "Member Profile" that appears in every issue in favor of an article called "A Seat at the Table." In this article, we spoke with ten women executives from MHEDA member companies about the strides women have made in our industry in the last 60 years. We&rsquo;ve talked in the magazine and online all year about the changes that our industry has seen since MHEDA was formed in 1954 and the increase in women executives is one of the largest.</p> 7/29/2014 2:37:27 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277840&amp;issueID=34087 Autoquip Recognizes Employees for 40 Years of Service http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277839&issueID=34087 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34087>August 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Autoquip recognized four employees for 40 years of service to the company. Tom Booker, Donnie Crabtree, Jerry Grindle and Gary Barker, all reached a milestone anniversary of 40 years of service with Autoquip. </p> 7/29/2014 2:33:45 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277839&amp;issueID=34087 Associated to Host Loyola's Supply Chain Leadership Conference http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277828&issueID=34087 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34087>August 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Associated has been selected to host Loyola&rsquo;s Supply Chain Leadership Conference on August 6, 2014. This is the first year for this one-of-a-kind event that will bring together supply chain experts and professionals from a wide array of backgrounds and industries to discuss today's hot supply chain topics. With a broad array of educational sessions, product demonstrations, solution applications and peer-to-peer networking opportunities this is an event designed for every supply chain leader.</p> 7/29/2014 1:57:59 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277828&amp;issueID=34087 Storage Solutions Grows West http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277826&issueID=34087 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34087>August 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Storage Solutions, Inc. announced a major expansion into the Western region of the U.S. with a new office in Ontario, Calif. In addition to a new office, Storage Solutions has also opened a regional 50,000 square-foot distribution center in nearby Montebello, Calif.</p> 7/29/2014 1:55:15 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277826&amp;issueID=34087 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277825&issueID=34087 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34087>August 1, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 7/29/2014 1:53:16 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277825&amp;issueID=34087 Save $400 with a Full-Page/4-Color Ad in 2015 Membership Directory http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277824&issueID=34087 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34087>August 1, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Don't miss this opportunity to save $400 when ordering a Full-Page/4-Color Ad before August 30. The benefits of advertising are great. MHEDA members are the "gold standard" of the material handling industry. To help maintain their high standard, members seek out fellow members by turning to the Membership Directory. As an advertiser, you will have the opportunity to promote your company products and services for a full year to MHEDA members worldwide. </p> 7/29/2014 1:53:16 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277824&amp;issueID=34087 UniCarriers Americas Realigns Salesforce and Territories http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277816&issueID=34087 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34087>August 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas Corporation realigned its field salesforce and territories in the U.S. to better support the growing needs of its dealerships. UniCarriers Americas&rsquo; field salesforce consists of five regional sales managers for new equipment for the Nissan Forklift by UniCarriers brand and two regional sales managers for the TCM by UniCarriers brand. Regional aftermarket managers will support both brands. </p> 7/29/2014 1:50:06 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277816&amp;issueID=34087 Clark Recognizes Top Parts and Service Managers http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277798&issueID=34087 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34087>August 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Clark Material Handling Company recognized the top Parts and Service Managers for 2014 from across North America for their outstanding contributions in supporting Clark customers in their geographic regions.</p> 7/29/2014 12:52:24 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277798&amp;issueID=34087 Hyster Named to 2014 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277796&issueID=34087 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34087>August 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Hyster Company has been named to the 2014 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 as a leading solution and service provider. Hyster earned this honor for its work to optimize the lift truck fleet of its customer, Estes Express Lines. The magazine&rsquo;s editorial staff based their decisions on the ambitiousness and scope of the project, the creative application of technologies, solutions or services used and the extent of the business results or impact.</p> 7/29/2014 12:49:04 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277796&amp;issueID=34087 MHEDA Mourns Harvey Levin http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277794&issueID=34087 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34087>August 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />MHEDA extends its condolences to the friends and family of Harvey Levin who passed away on July 13, 2014, after a battle with cancer. After earning his GED in the Navy, Harvey was a self-taught engineer who worked for Material Handling Supply (Brooklawn, NJ) for nearly four decades. </p> 7/29/2014 12:38:22 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277794&amp;issueID=34087 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275754&issueID=36242 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36242>July 16, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 7/15/2014 1:49:03 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275754&amp;issueID=36242 Advertise in MHEDA's Membership Directory at Early Bird Rates http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275753&issueID=36242 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36242>July 16, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Don't miss this opportunity to save money when you advertise in the Membership Directory at the Early Bird rate. The benefits of advertising are simple. MHEDA members are the "gold standard" of the material handling industry. To help maintain their high standard, members seek out fellow members by turning to the Membership Directory. As an advertiser, you will have the opportunity to promote your company products and services for a full year to MHEDA members worldwide. </p> 7/15/2014 1:49:03 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275753&amp;issueID=36242 Tinkering With a Work Platform Solution http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275749&issueID=36242 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36242>July 16, 2014</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />The Production Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base needed to replace their method of repairing jet engines with a newer, safer approach. The squadron works on TF33 jet engines, which require a lift to move workers, parts, tools and equipment up and down the length of the upright engine. They were concerned their existing equipment lacked standard safety devices which could put their workers at risk for injury. </p> 7/15/2014 1:49:03 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275749&amp;issueID=36242 How a MHEDA Regional Networking Summit Can Help You! http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275748&issueID=36242 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36242>July 16, 2014</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Linda Anlauf and Jackie Marchisin, WPRP Wholesale Pallet Rack Products Ever wondered what it&rsquo;s like to attend a MHEDA Regional Summit? Wondered what you might get out of it or how it can help you in your business? We attended the June 2014 Networking Summit held at Liftech in East Syracuse NY, so we can give you a sneak peek into the advantages of attending. </p> 7/15/2014 1:49:03 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275748&amp;issueID=36242 Rental and Used Equipment Management Conference http://www.mhedaconnection.org/pdf/magazine_advertisement.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36242>July 16, 2014</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />SAVE the DATE! October 2, 2014 - Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare - Rosemont, Illinois </p> 7/15/2014 1:49:03 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/pdf/magazine_advertisement.pdf NMHG Donates $6,000 to United Way of Pitt County http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275743&issueID=36242 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36242>July 16, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) donated $6,000 to the United Way of Pitt County based on the number of homeruns hit by the East Carolina University (ECU) baseball team during the 2014 season. A $250 donation was made for each of the 24 homeruns.</p> 7/15/2014 1:49:03 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275743&amp;issueID=36242 Toyota Appoints Alexander as Chief Procurement Officer http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275742&issueID=36242 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36242>July 16, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA) appointed Kevin W. Alexnader as Chief Procurement Officer effective immediately. In this role, Alexander is responsible for developing and implementing a corporate procurement strategy and organizational structure to leverage the combined resources of Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc.(TMHU), Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM) and The Raymond Corporation. </p> 7/15/2014 1:49:03 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275742&amp;issueID=36242 TVH Acquires Equipment Parts Wholesale, LLC http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275741&issueID=36242 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36242>July 16, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Equipment Parts Wholesale, LLC (EPW) and TVH Parts Co. (TVH) are pleased to announce that TVH has acquired the assets of EPW. EPW is a Fresno, California supplier of parts and supplies for aerial lift equipment.</p> 7/15/2014 1:49:03 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275741&amp;issueID=36242 Doug Fowler Joins The Daniel Group http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275740&issueID=36242 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36242>July 16, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />The Daniel Group, a national expert on improving customer service in business-to-business companies, has hired Doug Fowler as Chief Operating Officer. He will manage and guide expansion at the fast-growing firm. </p> 7/15/2014 1:49:03 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275740&amp;issueID=36242 Hawker Announces Dealers of Excellence http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275739&issueID=36242 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36242>July 16, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Hawker announced its Dealer of Excellence Program winners for FY 2014. The Dealer of Excellence Program recognizes those Hawker dealers who have achieved outstanding results in the areas of sales, service and financial stability. Congratulations to the following Hawker Dealers of Excellence.</p> 7/15/2014 1:49:03 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275739&amp;issueID=36242 SI Systems Announces New President and CEO http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275738&issueID=36242 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36242>July 16, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />SI Systems, a subsidiary of Paragon Technologies, Inc., is pleased to announce that John Molloy has joined the company as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Molloy has over twenty years of experience in the material handling industry, including acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations, strategic planning software systems and change management.</p> 7/15/2014 1:49:03 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275738&amp;issueID=36242 Hines Named Executive Vice President and Dealer Principal http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275737&issueID=36242 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36242>July 16, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Effective July 1, Chad Hines was promoted to Executive Vice President and Dealer Principal of Quality Lift Trucks (Chula Vista, CA). Chad has worked in the industry for 15 years, starting his career as a field service technician. His passion for the business was evident and he had a desire to learn the industry and make it his career.</p> 7/15/2014 1:49:03 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275737&amp;issueID=36242 Tinkering With a Work Platform Solution http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275347&issueID=34086 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34086>July 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />The Production Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base needed to replace their method of repairing jet engines with a newer, safer approach. The squadron works on TF33 jet engines, which require a lift to move workers, parts, tools and equipment up and down the length of the upright engine. They were concerned their existing equipment lacked standard safety devices which could put their workers at risk for injury. </p> 7/11/2014 9:31:44 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275347&amp;issueID=34086 How a MHEDA Regional Networking Summit Can Help You! http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275346&issueID=34086 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34086>July 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Linda Anlauf and Jackie Marchisin, WPRP Wholesale Pallet Rack Products Ever wondered what it&rsquo;s like to attend a MHEDA Regional Summit? Wondered what you might get out of it or how it can help you in your business? We attended the June 2014 Networking Summit held at Liftech in East Syracuse NY, so we can give you a sneak peek into the advantages of attending. </p> 7/11/2014 9:29:12 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275346&amp;issueID=34086 TVH Acquires Equipment Parts Wholesale, LLC http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275344&issueID=34086 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34086>July 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Equipment Parts Wholesale, LLC (EPW) and TVH Parts Co. (TVH) are pleased to announce that TVH has acquired the assets of EPW. EPW is a Fresno, California supplier of parts and supplies for aerial lift equipment.</p> 7/11/2014 9:26:37 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275344&amp;issueID=34086 Toyota Appoints Alexander as Chief Procurement Officer http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275342&issueID=34086 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34086>July 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA) appointed Kevin W. Alexnader as Chief Procurement Officer effective immediately. In this role, Alexander is responsible for developing and implementing a corporate procurement strategy and organizational structure to leverage the combined resources of Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc.(TMHU), Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM) and The Raymond Corporation. </p> 7/11/2014 9:24:56 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275342&amp;issueID=34086 Doug Fowler Joins The Daniel Group http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275340&issueID=34086 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34086>July 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />The Daniel Group, a national expert on improving customer service in business-to-business companies, has hired Doug Fowler as Chief Operating Officer. He will manage and guide expansion at the fast-growing firm. </p> 7/11/2014 9:20:26 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275340&amp;issueID=34086 Hawker Announces Dealers of Excellence http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275337&issueID=34086 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34086>July 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Hawker announced its Dealer of Excellence Program winners for FY 2014. The Dealer of Excellence Program recognizes those Hawker dealers who have achieved outstanding results in the areas of sales, service and financial stability. Congratulations to the following Hawker Dealers of Excellence.</p> 7/11/2014 9:17:20 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275337&amp;issueID=34086 SI Systems Announces New President and CEO http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275334&issueID=34086 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34086>July 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />SI Systems, a subsidiary of Paragon Technologies, Inc., is pleased to announce that John Molloy has joined the company as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Molloy has over twenty years of experience in the material handling industry, including acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations, strategic planning software systems and change management.</p> 7/11/2014 9:12:55 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275334&amp;issueID=34086 NMHG Donates $6,000 to United Way of Pitt County http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275331&issueID=34086 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34086>July 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) donated $6,000 to the United Way of Pitt County based on the number of homeruns hit by the East Carolina University (ECU) baseball team during the 2014 season. A $250 donation was made for each of the 24 homeruns.</p> 7/11/2014 9:05:58 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275331&amp;issueID=34086 Hines Named Executive Vice President and Dealer Principal http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275329&issueID=34086 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34086>July 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Effective July 1, Chad Hines was promoted to Executive Vice President and Dealer Principal of Quality Lift Trucks (Chula Vista, CA). Chad has worked in the industry for 15 years, starting his career as a field service technician. His passion for the business was evident and he had a desire to learn the industry and make it his career.</p> 7/11/2014 8:49:10 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=275329&amp;issueID=34086 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=274722&issueID=34086 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34086>July 15, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 7/8/2014 1:58:39 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=274722&amp;issueID=34086 Advertise in MHEDA's Membership Directory at Early Bird Rates http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=274719&issueID=34086 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34086>July 15, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Don't miss this opportunity to save money when you advertise in the Membership Directory at the Early Bird rate. The benefits of advertising are simple. MHEDA members are the "gold standard" of the material handling industry. To help maintain their high standard, members seek out fellow members by turning to the Membership Directory. As an advertiser, you will have the opportunity to promote your company products and services for a full year to MHEDA members worldwide. </p> 7/8/2014 1:58:39 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=274719&amp;issueID=34086 Rental and Used Equipment Management Conference http://www.mhedaconnection.org/pdf/magazine_advertisement.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34086>July 15, 2014</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />SAVE the DATE! October 2, 2014 - Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare - Rosemont, Illinois </p> 7/8/2014 1:58:39 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/pdf/magazine_advertisement.pdf Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273582&issueID=36241 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36241>July 2, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 6/30/2014 12:59:23 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273582&amp;issueID=36241 Advertise in MHEDA's Membership Directory http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273579&issueID=36241 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36241>July 2, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />The benefits of advertising are simple. MHEDA members are the "gold standard" of the material handling industry. To help maintain their high standard, members seek out fellow members by turning to the Membership Directory. As an advertiser, you will have the opportunity to promote your company products and services for a full year to MHEDA members worldwide. </p> 6/30/2014 12:59:23 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273579&amp;issueID=36241 Flow Storage System Accelerates Company&rsquo;s Expansion http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273577&issueID=36241 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36241>July 2, 2014</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />Expanding business in a tough economy isn&rsquo;t easy, but that&rsquo;s how Crider makes it look, having just added a 100,000 sq. ft. warehouse to its Stillmore, Ga. facility to accommodate all the new business it&rsquo;s getting. Before the company could continue expanding in the consumer goods marketplace, it first had to rethink its production and warehouse logistics.</p> 6/30/2014 12:59:23 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273577&amp;issueID=36241 Preventing a Tragedy http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273576&issueID=36241 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36241>July 2, 2014</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Steve Guglielmo Yesterday, we worked on a script about safety in the warehouse, so all this week I&rsquo;ve been researching different articles and tips about warehouse safety. One common theme that started to emerge was that many customers don&rsquo;t start to consider enhancing their warehouse&rsquo;s safety until AFTER a tragedy has occured. </p> 6/30/2014 12:59:23 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273576&amp;issueID=36241 Rental and Used Equipment Management Conference http://www.mhedaconnection.org/pdf/magazine_advertisement.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36241>July 2, 2014</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />SAVE the DATE! October 2, 2014 - Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare - Rosemont, Illinois </p> 6/30/2014 12:59:23 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/pdf/magazine_advertisement.pdf IFR Hosts Employee Scholarship Reception http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273571&issueID=36241 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36241>July 2, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />IFR, Inc., the parent company of SpeedCell Storage Solutions, hosted a reception celebrating this year's Employee Scholarship recipients. This year's recipients are Selena Lundy, daughter of Jodie Lundy, who will be attending Grand Valley State University, and Quang Ho, son of Chang Lam, who is attending Michigan State University. Both Selena and Quang will be receiving a $7,000 scholarship. </p> 6/30/2014 12:59:23 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273571&amp;issueID=36241 Cubic Designs Expands Manufacturing Facility http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273569&issueID=36241 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36241>July 2, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Cubic Designs, Inc., a MiTek / Berkshire Hathaway company, announced that it has broken ground on a new 32,000 sq. ft. plant expansion project in its Waupaca, WI, manufacturing facility, increasing the size of that plant to a total of 106,000 sq. ft. This is the fourth major expansion to Cubic Designs&rsquo; Waupaca facility. Cubic Designs manufactures pre-engineered mezzanine systems and related structures for a wide variety of industrial and warehouse applications. </p> 6/30/2014 12:59:23 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273569&amp;issueID=36241 Clark Receives Salvation Army's Community Partner Award http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273570&issueID=36241 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36241>July 2, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />CLARK Material Handling Company and its employees were recognized with The Salvation Army&rsquo;s Community Partner Award at a luncheon Wednesday May 14th. CLARK has been an annual sponsor of the Christmas Day Dinner, LemonAid Days, Angel Tree and the Red Kettle bell ringing campaign for the past five years. In addition to sponsoring these events, CLARK employees have provided numerous volunteer hours to The Salvation Army for various tasks such as painting, serving, packing and set up for events.</p> 6/30/2014 12:59:23 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273570&amp;issueID=36241 Hy-Tek Expands Cleveland Presence http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273568&issueID=36241 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36241>July 2, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Hy-Tek Material Handling, Inc. expanded its Integrated Systems Division office in Cleveland. To better serve customer demand in northern Ohio, Hy-Tek Integrated Systems/Cleveland has added three engineering and sales professionals to its 13-person material handling team. The Cleveland office expansion was announced by Hy-Tek Integrated Systems Division President Tom Mann.</p> 6/30/2014 12:59:23 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273568&amp;issueID=36241 Doosan Appoints Tony Jones as Vice-President and CEO http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273567&issueID=36241 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36241>July 2, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Doosan Industrial Vehicle America Corp. announces the appointment of Tony Jones as the new Vice-President and CEO. Jones previously served as Doosan Industrial Vehicle America Corp. Director of Parts and Business Development.</p> 6/30/2014 12:59:23 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273567&amp;issueID=36241 Colson Expands Partnership With Conveyer & Caster http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273565&issueID=36241 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36241>July 2, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Colson Group USA announced an expanded partnership with Conveyer & Caster-Equipment for Industry to further their commitment to best service the Ohio caster and wheel marketplace. The expanded partnership now provides Conveyer & Caster with sole Master Level authorization to the Colson brand in Ohio, making them one of the unique distributors in the country with access to all Colson Group USA brands. </p> 6/30/2014 12:59:23 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273565&amp;issueID=36241 MHEDA Remembers Sally Miksiewicz http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273564&issueID=36241 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36241>July 2, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />MHEDA extends its condolences to the friends and family of Sally Miksiewicz, CEO and Vice Chairman of East Penn Manufacturing, who passed away on June 20, 2014, in a tragic running accident. Sally's passion for the company, vibrant energy, and innovative outlook were the source of key initiatives at the company. She was truly respected by all and will be greatly missed.</p> 6/30/2014 12:59:23 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273564&amp;issueID=36241 MHEDA Members Attend Regional Networking Summit in Syracuse http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273563&issueID=36241 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36241>July 2, 2014</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />MHEDA's Regional Networking Summit was held at Liftech Equipment Companies in Syracuse, NY, on Thursday, June 26. In addition to the wonderful networking opportunities that the event afforded attendees, members were also treated to presentations from Brian and Eddie Bluff of Site-Seeker, Inc. about "Online Marketing ROI" and Brad Burton from Partners in Leadership about "Organizational Accountability." Guests were also given a copy of "The Oz Principle" by Roger Connors, Tom Smith and Craig Hickman to help attendees get results through individual and organizational accountability.</p> 6/30/2014 12:59:23 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273563&amp;issueID=36241 Join MHEDA For the Emerging Leaders Conference http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273562&issueID=36241 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36241>July 2, 2014</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />July 31, 2014 Chicago Hilton Garden Inn - Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile Want to give your career a power boost this summer? Join MHEDA and MHI on July 31, 2014, at the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown/Maginficent Mile, for a fast, fun and value-filled one-day conference designed for emerging leaders who want to move up the material handling industry career ladder. We have a great line-up of speakers who are funny, smart and engaging. You will get the professional insight you have been looking for to move your career forward. </p> 6/30/2014 12:59:23 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273562&amp;issueID=36241 MHEDA Members Attend Regional Networking Summit in Syracuse http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273229&issueID=34085 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34085>July 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />MHEDA's Regional Networking Summit was held at Liftech Equipment Companies in Syracuse, NY, on Thursday, June 26. In addition to the wonderful networking opportunities that the event afforded attendees, members were also treated to presentations from Brian and Eddie Bluff of Site-Seeker, Inc. about "Online Marketing ROI" and Brad Burton from Partners in Leadership about "Organizational Accountability." Guests were also given a copy of "The Oz Principle" by Roger Connors, Tom Smith and Craig Hickman to help attendees get results through individual and organizational accountability.</p> 6/27/2014 9:28:47 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=273229&amp;issueID=34085 Advertise in MHEDA's Membership Directory http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=272805&issueID=34085 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34085>July 1, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />The benefits of advertising are simple. MHEDA members are the "gold standard" of the material handling industry. To help maintain their high standard, members seek out fellow members by turning to the Membership Directory. As an advertiser, you will have the opportunity to promote your company products and services for a full year to MHEDA members worldwide. </p> 6/25/2014 11:37:03 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=272805&amp;issueID=34085 Flow Storage System Accelerates Company&rsquo;s Expansion http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=272758&issueID=34085 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34085>July 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />Expanding business in a tough economy isn&rsquo;t easy, but that&rsquo;s how Crider makes it look, having just added a 100,000 sq. ft. warehouse to its Stillmore, Ga. facility to accommodate all the new business it&rsquo;s getting. Before the company could continue expanding in the consumer goods marketplace, it first had to rethink its production and warehouse logistics.</p> 6/25/2014 9:56:33 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=272758&amp;issueID=34085 Preventing a Tragedy http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=272757&issueID=34085 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34085>July 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Steve Guglielmo Yesterday, we worked on a script about safety in the warehouse, so all this week I&rsquo;ve been researching different articles and tips about warehouse safety. One common theme that started to emerge was that many customers don&rsquo;t start to consider enhancing their warehouse&rsquo;s safety until AFTER a tragedy has occured. </p> 6/25/2014 9:54:09 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=272757&amp;issueID=34085 IFR Hosts Employee Scholarship Reception http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=272756&issueID=34085 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34085>July 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />IFR, Inc., the parent company of SpeedCell Storage Solutions, hosted a reception celebrating this year's Employee Scholarship recipients. This year's recipients are Selena Lundy, daughter of Jodie Lundy, who will be attending Grand Valley State University, and Quang Ho, son of Chang Lam, who is attending Michigan State University. Both Selena and Quang will be receiving a $7,000 scholarship. </p> 6/25/2014 9:50:37 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=272756&amp;issueID=34085 Cubic Designs Expands Manufacturing Facility http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=272754&issueID=34085 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34085>July 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Cubic Designs, Inc., a MiTek / Berkshire Hathaway company, announced that it has broken ground on a new 32,000 sq. ft. plant expansion project in its Waupaca, WI, manufacturing facility, increasing the size of that plant to a total of 106,000 sq. ft. This is the fourth major expansion to Cubic Designs&rsquo; Waupaca facility. Cubic Designs manufactures pre-engineered mezzanine systems and related structures for a wide variety of industrial and warehouse applications. </p> 6/25/2014 9:44:17 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=272754&amp;issueID=34085 Doosan Appoints Tony Jones as Vice-President and CEO http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=272753&issueID=34085 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34085>July 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Doosan Industrial Vehicle America Corp. announces the appointment of Tony Jones as the new Vice-President and CEO. Jones previously served as Doosan Industrial Vehicle America Corp. Director of Parts and Business Development.</p> 6/25/2014 9:41:37 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=272753&amp;issueID=34085 Hy-Tek Expands Cleveland Presence http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=272752&issueID=34085 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34085>July 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Hy-Tek Material Handling, Inc. expanded its Integrated Systems Division office in Cleveland. To better serve customer demand in northern Ohio, Hy-Tek Integrated Systems/Cleveland has added three engineering and sales professionals to its 13-person material handling team. The Cleveland office expansion was announced by Hy-Tek Integrated Systems Division President Tom Mann.</p> 6/25/2014 9:36:58 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=272752&amp;issueID=34085 Clark Receives Salvation Army's Community Partner Award http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=272751&issueID=34085 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34085>July 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />CLARK Material Handling Company and its employees were recognized with The Salvation Army&rsquo;s Community Partner Award at a luncheon Wednesday May 14th. CLARK has been an annual sponsor of the Christmas Day Dinner, LemonAid Days, Angel Tree and the Red Kettle bell ringing campaign for the past five years. In addition to sponsoring these events, CLARK employees have provided numerous volunteer hours to The Salvation Army for various tasks such as painting, serving, packing and set up for events.</p> 6/25/2014 9:34:01 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=272751&amp;issueID=34085 Colson Expands Partnership With Conveyer & Caster http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=272749&issueID=34085 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34085>July 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Colson Group USA announced an expanded partnership with Conveyer & Caster-Equipment for Industry to further their commitment to best service the Ohio caster and wheel marketplace. The expanded partnership now provides Conveyer & Caster with sole Master Level authorization to the Colson brand in Ohio, making them one of the unique distributors in the country with access to all Colson Group USA brands. </p> 6/25/2014 9:24:32 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=272749&amp;issueID=34085 MHEDA Remembers Sally Miksiewicz http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=272748&issueID=34085 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34085>July 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />MHEDA extends its condolences to the friends and family of Sally Miksiewicz, CEO and Vice Chairman of East Penn Manufacturing, who passed away on June 20, 2014, in a tragic running accident. Sally's passion for the company, vibrant energy, and innovative outlook were the source of key initiatives at the company. She was truly respected by all and will be greatly missed.</p> 6/25/2014 9:21:45 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=272748&amp;issueID=34085 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=272743&issueID=34085 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34085>July 1, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 6/25/2014 9:13:25 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=272743&amp;issueID=34085 Rental and Used Equipment Management Conference http://www.mhedaconnection.org/pdf/magazine_advertisement.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34085>July 1, 2014</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />SAVE the DATE! October 2, 2014 - Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare - Rosemont, Illinois </p> 6/25/2014 9:13:25 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/pdf/magazine_advertisement.pdf Join MHEDA For the Emerging Leaders Conference http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=272736&issueID=34085 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34085>July 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />July 31, 2014 Chicago Hilton Garden Inn - Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile Want to give your career a power boost this summer? Join MHEDA and MHI on July 31, 2014, at the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown/Maginficent Mile, for a fast, fun and value-filled one-day conference designed for emerging leaders who want to move up the material handling industry career ladder. We have a great line-up of speakers who are funny, smart and engaging. You will get the professional insight you have been looking for to move your career forward. </p> 6/25/2014 9:12:36 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=272736&amp;issueID=34085 Can Social Networks Impact You and Your Business? http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=270777&issueID=34084 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34084>June 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Linda Anlauf I&rsquo;ve tried my best to learn as much as possible about the variety of social networks available for business such as Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. And I&rsquo;ve been asked many times by customers, coworkers and even friends outside of the Material Handling industry about why I stay connected on these platforms. The answer is easy...to build and maintain business relationships, to share information and to learn.</p> 6/11/2014 2:19:38 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=270777&amp;issueID=34084 AWS Expands Online Success http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=270776&issueID=34084 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34084>June 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />In today&rsquo;s day and age having a successful web presence is vitally important for businesses. One company that has taken advantage of the online and social media boom is American Warehouse Systems (Blaine, MN). From search engine marketing to social media, American Warehouse Systems has enjoyed tremendous success connecting with "Staff Sargent Smith", its target persona, online.</p> 6/11/2014 2:17:46 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=270776&amp;issueID=34084 UniCarriers Announces 2013 Service Excellence Awards http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=270762&issueID=34084 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34084>June 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas Corporation announced the winners of its Service Excellence Program (SEP) Awards for the past fiscal year, ending March 31, 2014. The SEP is designed to reward and recognize those dealers who have achieved the highest standards of aftermarket service.</p> 6/11/2014 2:15:10 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=270762&amp;issueID=34084 Toyota Lift Trucks Ranked Safest in Study http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=270761&issueID=34084 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34084>June 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />For the fourth consecutive year Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) ranked number one in safety, fewest safety-related incidents and most affordable to maintain in terms of safety in a study conducted by Peerless Research Group on Lift Truck Safety.</p> 6/11/2014 2:10:12 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=270761&amp;issueID=34084 TVH Announces New Distribution Center http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=270727&issueID=34084 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34084>June 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />TVH announced a new distribution center coming to the Miami area. The company expects to have this facility open for business in September 2014. The 68,000 sq. ft. facility will allow TVH to increase its product offering and keep more inventory on hand to better serve its customers.</p> 6/11/2014 1:26:59 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=270727&amp;issueID=34084 Clark Names Top Sales Managers, Salespersons, Sales Coordinators and Rental Managers http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=270726&issueID=34084 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34084>June 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />CLARK Material Handling Company has announced the recipients of its Sales Manager, Salesperson, Sales Coordinator, and Rental Manager of the Year awards for 2014. These winners achieved excellent growth in CLARK forklift trucks sales and rentals in 2013 throughout North America and are recognized as outstanding contributors to the continued success of CLARK.</p> 6/11/2014 1:23:57 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=270726&amp;issueID=34084 Jim Daw Named Akro-Mils Wadsworth Plant Manager http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=270717&issueID=34084 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34084>June 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Akro-Mils appointed Jim Daw as plant manager for the company's Wadsworth, Ohio, facility. Daw will report to Jeff Gervais, Vice President and General Manager of Akro-Mils and Jamco. Daw previously was Director of Operations for Myers Industries&rsquo; Lawn & Garden Segment, and he has transferred to the Myers Material Handling Segment to assume the Wadsworth Plant Manager position.</p> 6/11/2014 1:19:15 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=270717&amp;issueID=34084 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=270519&issueID=34084 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34084>June 15, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 6/10/2014 3:40:00 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=270519&amp;issueID=34084 MHEDA Gives You Buying Power http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=270518&issueID=34084 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34084>June 15, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Did you know that MHEDA works with several Affinity Partners to save members money?</p> 6/10/2014 3:40:00 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=270518&amp;issueID=34084 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=268767&issueID=34083 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34083>June 1, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 5/28/2014 2:24:17 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=268767&amp;issueID=34083 MHEDA Gives You Buying Power http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=268766&issueID=34083 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34083>June 1, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Did you know that MHEDA works with several Affinity Partners to save members money?</p> 5/28/2014 2:24:17 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=268766&amp;issueID=34083 Join MHEDA For the Emerging Leaders Conference http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=268746&issueID=34083 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34083>June 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br /> July 31, 2014 Chicago Hilton Garden Inn - Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile Want to give your career a power boost this summer? Join MHEDA and MHI on July 31, 2014, at the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown/Maginficent Mile, for a fast, fun and value-filled one-day conference designed for emerging leaders who want to move up the material handling industry career ladder. We have a great line-up of speakers who are funny, smart and engaging. You will get the professional insight you have been looking for to move your career forward. </p> 5/28/2014 1:57:27 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=268746&amp;issueID=34083 Safely Optimizing Pallet Flow and Pushback Rack Storage at a General Mills&rsquo; Plant http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=268743&issueID=34083 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34083>June 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />General Mills&rsquo; Cedar Rapids, Iowa plant had successfully used pallet flow and pushback rack systems, but ongoing growth, product changes, and long use required a storage system update that would safely add capacity to their existing facility. </p> 5/28/2014 1:52:27 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=268743&amp;issueID=34083 Longevity and Quality: A Recipe for Success http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=268741&issueID=34083 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34083>June 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Steve Guglielmo We just finished putting together the editorial for the 3rd Quarter issue of The MHEDA Journal. The 3rd Quarter Issue is always the most interesting of the year to me because it is the issue where we recognize MHEDA members celebrating milestone anniversaries and also distributors named by manufacturers as being the "Best of the Best." One thing that I have noticed over the years is that there is a tremendous amount of overlap between the two lists. MHEDA members routinely make up 80% or more of the dealer recognition lists. That&rsquo;s no accident. MHEDA distributors truly are the best of the best and the dealer recognition lists drive that point home.</p> 5/28/2014 1:47:00 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=268741&amp;issueID=34083 Hannibal Industries' Employees Celebrate Owning Their Own Company http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=268733&issueID=34083 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34083>June 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />As Hannibal Industries celebrates its 6th anniversary as an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) company, it announces more than 75% of its employees are now 100% vested. Since its first full year as an ESOP in 2009, Hannibal Industries&rsquo; sales have increased by 20.4% and the company has also expanded internationally.</p> 5/28/2014 12:54:51 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=268733&amp;issueID=34083 UniCarriers Americas Announces First Master Technician http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=268731&issueID=34083 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34083>June 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas announces Jason Dorsey of Western Carolina Forklift as its first to achieve master technician certification. UniCarriers University, formerly the University of Nissan Forklift, launched in January of 2012, is a state-of-the-art educational platform that enables UniCarriers Americas Corporation&rsquo;s service technicians to rank among the most highly skilled and knowledgeable material handling equipment representatives in the industry.</p> 5/28/2014 12:53:18 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=268731&amp;issueID=34083 Clark To Support and Promote National Forklift Safety Day http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=268730&issueID=34083 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34083>June 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Clark Material Handling Company announced activities to fully support and promote the first National Forklift Safety Day on June 10th. National Forklift Safety Day has been established by the Industrial Truck Association and its member companies.</p> 5/28/2014 12:41:54 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=268730&amp;issueID=34083 NMHG Donates to United Way of Pitt County http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=268721&issueID=34083 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34083>June 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (NMHG) donated $28,900 to the United Way of Pitt County based on the number of three-point baskets scored by the East Carolina University (ECU) basketball team during the 2013-2014 season.</p> 5/28/2014 12:25:59 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=268721&amp;issueID=34083 Hyster End Rider Series Wins Product of the Year http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=268704&issueID=34083 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34083>June 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Hyster Company was named a 2013 Silver Product of the Year award recipient for material handling systems by Plant Engineering for its B60-80ZHD end rider lift trucks. The award was announced during the magazine&rsquo;s "Engineering Awards in Manufacturing" event in Chicago. Plant Engineering determines award recipients based on voting from the magazine&rsquo;s readership.</p> 5/28/2014 12:18:31 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=268704&amp;issueID=34083 Darr Acquires Dealers from Adobe Equipment Houston http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=268703&issueID=34083 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34083>June 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Darr Equipment acquired the dealerships of Adobe Equipment Houston. "We are excited about Darr&rsquo;s expansion into the Houston market," said Darr Equipment President, Robert Engstrom. "We&rsquo;re eager to continue the great legacy established by Adobe in providing best-in-class equipment and quality service to the area&rsquo;s growing businesses in several market segments, including energy, transportation, distribution and construction." </p> 5/28/2014 12:12:51 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=268703&amp;issueID=34083 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=266628&issueID=34082 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34082>May 15, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 5/13/2014 2:20:40 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=266628&amp;issueID=34082 MHEDA Gives You Buying Power http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=266626&issueID=34082 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34082>May 15, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Did you know that MHEDA works with several Affinity Partners to save members money?</p> 5/13/2014 2:20:40 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=266626&amp;issueID=34082 2014 Convention Recap http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=266498&issueID=34082 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34082>May 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />MHEDA's 59th Annual Convention took place May 3-7 at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, FL. The event, which was the highest-attended Convention in more than 20 years, had a theme of "Superhero Leadership."</p> 5/13/2014 8:31:30 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=266498&amp;issueID=34082 MHEDA Members Get the Job Done http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=266323&issueID=34082 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34082>May 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />During a regularly scheduled fleet review with a large automotive parts manufacturer, LiftOne (Charlotte, NC) learned of an expansion project that the manufacturer was undertaking in its aftermarket distribution arena. The customer was taking over an existing warehouse that had been operated by another company in a completely different industry and they were doing so immediately.</p> 5/12/2014 10:03:53 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=266323&amp;issueID=34082 The Social Convention Revisited http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=266321&issueID=34082 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34082>May 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Steve Guglielmo In my 2nd Quarter Editor&rsquo;s Note, I wrote about the "Social Convention" and how we were going to make every effort to make this year&rsquo;s Convention more social than ever. After having attended Convention in Orlando this week, I can say that this was an unabashed success!</p> 5/12/2014 10:01:06 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=266321&amp;issueID=34082 Thompson & Johnson Celebrates 60th Anniversary http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=266320&issueID=34082 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34082>May 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Family-owned Thompson & Johnson Equipment Co., Inc. is celebrating its 60th year of providing forklifts, auxiliary equipment and other material handling services. Lawrence Thompson and George Johnson founded the company in 1954. It now has more than 1,000 customers, 125 employees with an average tenure of 11 years, and operates from four locations in upstate regions of New York. </p> 5/12/2014 9:55:36 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=266320&amp;issueID=34082 Next Level Storage Collaborates With Klimas http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=266315&issueID=34082 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34082>May 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Next Level Storage Solutions entered into a collaborative agreement with Engineer Ken Klimas, an Associate of Hillman & Miley Consulting Engineers, for custom engineering services for pallet rack, wire decking, and additional product lines to be released this year.</p> 5/12/2014 9:51:50 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=266315&amp;issueID=34082 Morse Honored With Business of the Year Award http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=266293&issueID=34082 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34082>May 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity named Morse Manufacturing as "Business of the Year." The award is earned based on quality of products, services, innovation, customer satisfaction and community involvement.</p> 5/12/2014 9:49:31 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=266293&amp;issueID=34082 Plourde Joins Heli Americas http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=266292&issueID=34082 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34082>May 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Paul Plourde joined Heli Americas as a Technical Support Coordinator, reporting to Tom De Ridder, Director of Aftermarket Services. Paul will work closely with Heli America's Authorized Dealers and National Account customers to provide world class Aftermarket technical support for Heli products in the U.S. market. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the material handling and construction equipment industries to the role.</p> 5/12/2014 9:43:24 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=266292&amp;issueID=34082 Rack Builders Breaks Ground on Illinois Plant Expansion http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=266271&issueID=34082 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34082>May 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />With warm weather finally arriving, Rack Builders Inc. broke ground on an expansion of its Quincy, IL, factory in early April. The 20,000 sq. ft. addition will increase the company's capacity, improve its productivity and allow RBI to better serve its customers.</p> 5/12/2014 8:43:25 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=266271&amp;issueID=34082 Wildeck Appoints Key Management Personnel http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=266268&issueID=34082 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34082>May 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />2013 saw record sales growth for Wildeck, Inc. That high demand has resulted in the addition of more than 28 new employee owners in positions such as: marketing, sales, engineering, IT, accounting, and manufacturing, including Senior Guarding Products Specialist, Guarding Products Sales Specialist/Inside Regional Sales Manager, Chairman-of-the-Board of Wildeck subsidiary Ladder Industries, General Manager of Ladder Industries and Ladder Industries' new Inside Sales Rep.</p> 5/12/2014 8:40:46 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=266268&amp;issueID=34082 Tennsco Acquires Direct Line Corporation and SpacePro Manufacturing LLC, T/A KOMPAKT Systems http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=266264&issueID=34082 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34082>May 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Tennsco Corp. expands its footprint in manufacturing steel storage and filing solutions with the January 2014 purchase of Direct Line Corporation and SpacePro Manufacturing LLC, T/A KOMPAKT Systems. These two acquisitions bring two new product lines to Tennsco: SpacePro mobile shelving and Kompakt Systems mobile shelving. All three companies have a long history of successful partnering, making this merger a natural progression. </p> 5/12/2014 8:36:34 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=266264&amp;issueID=34082