MHEDA CONNECTION http://www.mhedaconnection.org/ Newsletter RSS Feed. en-us Copyright 2014 10/21/2014 1:20:19 PM 20 AK Designs A Great Customer Experience http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289955&issueID=36244 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36244>October 16, 2014</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />St. Cloud, Minn.-based Coborn&rsquo;s is a very successful grocery retailer in the Midwest, with 47 locations in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin and North & South Dakota. As such, the company constantly opens new stores and remodels existing locations. To do so requires ample racking to store goods throughout the store. Coborn&rsquo;s relies on fast, timely service and a partner that they can trust to get the job done right. That is why they depend on Jerry Fredrickson and the team at AK Material Handling Systems (Maple Grove, MN).</p> 10/15/2014 8:04:29 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289955&amp;issueID=36244 Longevity and Quality: A Recipe for Success http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289954&issueID=36244 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36244>October 16, 2014</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />The 3rd Quarter Issue of The MHEDA Journal 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> 10/15/2014 8:04:29 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289954&amp;issueID=36244 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=36244>October 16, 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> 10/15/2014 8:04:29 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1913 CEMA Expands Membership to the Americas http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289950&issueID=36244 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36244>October 16, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) President, Jerry Heathman, announced that CEMA's Directors approved expanding membership to all of the countries in the Americas, noting that the Americas are natural and historical markets for the Membership and generally use CEMA and North American standards.</p> 10/15/2014 8:04:29 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289950&amp;issueID=36244 UniCarriers Announces Seaman as Director of Product Development http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289948&issueID=36244 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36244>October 16, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Wayne Seaman joined UniCarriers Americas Corporation as director of product development. In this role, Seaman is responsible for new product development, current product support and engineering special orders as well as engineering testing and administration. </p> 10/15/2014 8:04:29 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289948&amp;issueID=36244 Yale Named to Executive 100 http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289949&issueID=36244 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36244>October 16, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Yale Materials Handling was awarded a position in the prestigious 2014 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 for its work with natural foods distributor Nature&rsquo;s Best to improve overall warehouse efficiency.</p> 10/15/2014 8:04:29 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289949&amp;issueID=36244 Ogden Named Authorized Hyundai Dealer http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289947&issueID=36244 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36244>October 16, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Hyundai Forklift expanded its dealer network by naming Ogden Forklifts an authorized Hyundai dealership. Ogden now provides sales, service, parts and rentals of Hyundai equipment from their dealership location in Atlanta, GA.</p> 10/15/2014 8:04:29 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289947&amp;issueID=36244 Record Number of Dealers Support Raising Hope Program http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289946&issueID=36244 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36244>October 16, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Clark Material Handling Company&rsquo;s 2014 "Raising Hope Champion" program had a record number of 26 dealers participate in support of breast cancer research. Champion Dealers made a qualifying donation and were given an opportunity to order special pink burden carriers to support The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event held in Lexington, KY October 4, 2014.</p> 10/15/2014 8:04:29 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289946&amp;issueID=36244 LiftOne Donates Forklift to ALAN To Fight Ebola http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289945&issueID=36244 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36244>October 16, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) is fighting to prevent the spread of Ebola in West Africa. To do so, ALAN has sought the aid of material handling and logistics partners for both monetary and equipment donations. MHEDA member LiftOne donated a forklift to the cause and was able to coordinate funding for air transport of the truck to Africa.</p> 10/15/2014 8:04:29 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289945&amp;issueID=36244 Longevity and Quality: A Recipe for Success http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289463&issueID=34092 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34092>October 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />The 3rd Quarter Issue of The MHEDA Journal 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> 10/13/2014 9:16:33 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289463&amp;issueID=34092 AK Designs A Great Customer Experience http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289459&issueID=34092 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34092>October 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />St. Cloud, Minn.-based Coborn&rsquo;s is a very successful grocery retailer in the Midwest, with 47 locations in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin and North & South Dakota. As such, the company constantly opens new stores and remodels existing locations. To do so requires ample racking to store goods throughout the store. Coborn&rsquo;s relies on fast, timely service and a partner that they can trust to get the job done right. That is why they depend on Jerry Fredrickson and the team at AK Material Handling Systems (Maple Grove, MN).</p> 10/13/2014 9:14:22 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289459&amp;issueID=34092 Record Number of Dealers Support Raising Hope Program http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289453&issueID=34092 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34092>October 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Clark Material Handling Company&rsquo;s 2014 "Raising Hope Champion" program had a record number of 26 dealers participate in support of breast cancer research. Champion Dealers made a qualifying donation and were given an opportunity to order special pink burden carriers to support The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event held in Lexington, KY October 4, 2014.</p> 10/13/2014 9:06:42 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289453&amp;issueID=34092 CEMA Expands Membership to the Americas http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289451&issueID=34092 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34092>October 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) President, Jerry Heathman, announced that CEMA's Directors approved expanding membership to all of the countries in the Americas, noting that the Americas are natural and historical markets for the Membership and generally use CEMA and North American standards.</p> 10/13/2014 9:01:57 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289451&amp;issueID=34092 LiftOne Donates Forklift to ALAN To Fight Ebola http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289450&issueID=34092 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34092>October 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) is fighting to prevent the spread of Ebola in West Africa. To do so, ALAN has sought the aid of material handling and logistics partners for both monetary and equipment donations. MHEDA member LiftOne donated a forklift to the cause and was able to coordinate funding for air transport of the truck to Africa.</p> 10/13/2014 8:58:34 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289450&amp;issueID=34092 UniCarriers Announces Seaman as Director of Product Development http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289449&issueID=34092 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34092>October 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Wayne Seaman joined UniCarriers Americas Corporation as director of product development. In this role, Seaman is responsible for new product development, current product support and engineering special orders as well as engineering testing and administration. </p> 10/13/2014 8:47:42 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289449&amp;issueID=34092 Ogden Named Authorized Hyundai Dealer http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289448&issueID=34092 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34092>October 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Hyundai Forklift expanded its dealer network by naming Ogden Forklifts an authorized Hyundai dealership. Ogden now provides sales, service, parts and rentals of Hyundai equipment from their dealership location in Atlanta, GA.</p> 10/13/2014 8:43:46 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289448&amp;issueID=34092 Yale Named to Executive 100 http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289447&issueID=34092 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34092>October 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Yale Materials Handling was awarded a position in the prestigious 2014 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 for its work with natural foods distributor Nature&rsquo;s Best to improve overall warehouse efficiency.</p> 10/13/2014 8:41:21 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289447&amp;issueID=34092 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=34092>October 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> 10/10/2014 9:05:52 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1913 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=287455&issueID=36243 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36243>October 2, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 9/30/2014 8:25:59 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=287455&amp;issueID=36243 A Working Holiday http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=287451&issueID=36243 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36243>October 2, 2014</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />When Doug Hume approached the engineers at Southworth Products (Portland, ME) about a lift table project that R.H. Brown Co. (Seattle, WA) was working on for an aerospace manufacturing company, they told him that it was "the most technically complex lift that they had ever seen." Add to that the fact that the lifts were built off-site and had to be delivered in a one-week window the week before Christmas, and this project was destined to be difficult.</p> 9/30/2014 8:25:59 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=287451&amp;issueID=36243 Preparing for 2015 http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=287450&issueID=36243 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36243>October 2, 2014</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />The 4th Quarter Issue of The MHEDA Journal is currently deep into its production cycle and will be shipped early next month. The 4th Quarter issue is typically called "The Sales Success Story" issue and this year is no different. The magazine is filled with MHEDA dealers and suppliers joining forces to save the day for end-users. However, though it&rsquo;s not the feature story, the 4th Quarter Issue features arguably the most important information for members of all four issues, MHEDA&rsquo;s 2015 Critical Impact Factors.</p> 9/30/2014 8:25:59 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=287450&amp;issueID=36243 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=36243>October 2, 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> 9/30/2014 8:25:59 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1913 Equipco Celebrates 70 Years as Hyster Dealer http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=287445&issueID=36243 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36243>October 2, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Equipco Division Phillips Corp (Equipco) recently celebrated its 70th anniversary as a Hyster dealer. Equipco is Hyster Company&rsquo;s oldest dealership, tracing its roots back to 1944, when owners Jack and Jim Phillips signed a dealership agreement to become the first independent Hyster dealer in the United States.</p> 9/30/2014 8:25:59 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=287445&amp;issueID=36243 UniCarriers Taps LKH&S for Advertising and Branding http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=287444&issueID=36243 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36243>October 2, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas Corporation has hired LKH&S to send a new message to the materials handling marketplace. The Chicago ad agency brings its successful track record to the newest brand in forklifts. The UniCarriers brand was created last year after the acquisition of Nissan Forklift Corporation, North America and TCM America.</p> 9/30/2014 8:25:59 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=287444&amp;issueID=36243 NMHG Hosts Congressman http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=287443&issueID=36243 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36243>October 2, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (NMHG) hosted Illinois Congressman John Shimkus for a tour of its facility in Danville, Illinois on August 26, 2014. The Danville facility is NMHG&rsquo;s Americas parts distribution center and currently employs 213 local citizens. </p> 9/30/2014 8:25:59 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=287443&amp;issueID=36243 Material Handling Expo at Gillette Stadium http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=287442&issueID=36243 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36243>October 2, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Northland Industrial Truck (NITCO) is hosting the 3rd Annual New England Material Handling Expo. The event will be held on Wednesday, October 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the exclusive Putnam Club at Gillette Stadium. The event will discuss integrated warehouse solutions, material handling products, storage solutions and much more. </p> 9/30/2014 8:25:59 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=287442&amp;issueID=36243 Clark Appoints Moratz to Lead Global Engineeering Group http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=287441&issueID=36243 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36243>October 2, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Clark Material Handling Company, in cooperation with Clark Material Handling International, created a worldwide product engineering group. To lead this group, Chuck Moratz has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Global Engineering, reporting to Dennis Lawrence, President & CEO of Clark.</p> 9/30/2014 8:25:59 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=287441&amp;issueID=36243 OSHA Revises Workplace Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=287440&issueID=36243 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36243>October 2, 2014</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />According to a letter from the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, the Federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) announced revisions to its regulations governing workplace injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting. It both updates the list of industries that are exempt from the requirement to routinely keep injury and illness records and expands the list of severe work-related injuries that employers must report to OSHA. The new regulations go into effect on January 1, 2015. </p> 9/30/2014 8:25:59 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=287440&amp;issueID=36243 ELFA Survey Shows New Business Up 13 Percent http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=287439&issueID=36243 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=36243>October 2, 2014</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association&rsquo;s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $827 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for August was $7.2 billion, up 13 percent from new business volume in August 2013. Month over month, new business volume was down 9 percent from July. Year to date, cumulative new business volume increased 6 percent compared to 2013. </p> 9/30/2014 8:25:59 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=287439&amp;issueID=36243 A Working Holiday http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286623&issueID=34091 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34091>October 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />When Doug Hume approached the engineers at Southworth Products (Portland, ME) about a lift table project that R.H. Brown Co. (Seattle, WA) was working on for an aerospace manufacturing company, they told him that it was "the most technically complex lift that they had ever seen." Add to that the fact that the lifts were built off-site and had to be delivered in a one-week window the week before Christmas, and this project was destined to be difficult.</p> 9/24/2014 2:10:15 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286623&amp;issueID=34091 Preparing for 2015 http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286622&issueID=34091 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34091>October 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />The 4th Quarter Issue of The MHEDA Journal is currently deep into its production cycle and will be shipped early next month. The 4th Quarter issue is typically called "The Sales Success Story" issue and this year is no different. The magazine is filled with MHEDA dealers and suppliers joining forces to save the day for end-users. However, though it&rsquo;s not the feature story, the 4th Quarter Issue features arguably the most important information for members of all four issues, MHEDA&rsquo;s 2015 Critical Impact Factors.</p> 9/24/2014 2:08:16 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286622&amp;issueID=34091 Clark Appoints Moratz to Lead Global Engineeering Group http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286621&issueID=34091 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34091>October 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Clark Material Handling Company, in cooperation with Clark Material Handling International, created a worldwide product engineering group. To lead this group, Chuck Moratz has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Global Engineering, reporting to Dennis Lawrence, President & CEO of Clark.</p> 9/24/2014 2:04:55 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286621&amp;issueID=34091 UniCarriers Taps LKH&S for Advertising and Branding http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286619&issueID=34091 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34091>October 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas Corporation has hired LKH&S to send a new message to the materials handling marketplace. The Chicago ad agency brings its successful track record to the newest brand in forklifts. The UniCarriers brand was created last year after the acquisition of Nissan Forklift Corporation, North America and TCM America.</p> 9/24/2014 2:00:52 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286619&amp;issueID=34091 Equipco Celebrates 70 Years as Hyster Dealer http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286616&issueID=34091 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34091>October 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Equipco Division Phillips Corp (Equipco) recently celebrated its 70th anniversary as a Hyster dealer. Equipco is Hyster Company&rsquo;s oldest dealership, tracing its roots back to 1944, when owners Jack and Jim Phillips signed a dealership agreement to become the first independent Hyster dealer in the United States.</p> 9/24/2014 1:39:11 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286616&amp;issueID=34091 Material Handling Expo at Gillette Stadium http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286611&issueID=34091 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34091>October 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Northland Industrial Truck (NITCO) is hosting the 3rd Annual New England Material Handling Expo. The event will be held on Wednesday, October 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the exclusive Putnam Club at Gillette Stadium. The event will discuss integrated warehouse solutions, material handling products, storage solutions and much more. </p> 9/24/2014 1:23:01 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286611&amp;issueID=34091 NMHG Hosts Congressman http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286610&issueID=34091 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34091>October 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (NMHG) hosted Illinois Congressman John Shimkus for a tour of its facility in Danville, Illinois on August 26, 2014. The Danville facility is NMHG&rsquo;s Americas parts distribution center and currently employs 213 local citizens. </p> 9/24/2014 1:15:47 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286610&amp;issueID=34091 OSHA Revises Workplace Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286609&issueID=34091 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34091>October 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />According to a letter from the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, the Federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) announced revisions to its regulations governing workplace injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting. It both updates the list of industries that are exempt from the requirement to routinely keep injury and illness records and expands the list of severe work-related injuries that employers must report to OSHA. The new regulations go into effect on January 1, 2015. </p> 9/24/2014 1:04:36 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286609&amp;issueID=34091 ELFA Survey Shows New Business Up 13 Percent http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286608&issueID=34091 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34091>October 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association&rsquo;s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $827 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for August was $7.2 billion, up 13 percent from new business volume in August 2013. Month over month, new business volume was down 9 percent from July. Year to date, cumulative new business volume increased 6 percent compared to 2013. </p> 9/24/2014 1:01:51 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286608&amp;issueID=34091 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286592&issueID=34091 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34091>October 1, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 9/24/2014 12:34:59 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286592&amp;issueID=34091 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=34091>October 1, 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> 9/24/2014 12:34:59 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1913 CSW 14 http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284818&issueID=34090 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34090>September 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />Three years ago, The MHEDA Journal changed its publisher to Naylor, LLC based out of Gainesville, Florida. In the years since, there have been a lot of changes to MHEDA&rsquo;s media platforms. We introduced MHEDA-TV, launched the <a href="https://twitter.com/MHEDA_Journal">@MHEDA_Journal </a>twitter account and MHEDA&rsquo;s Google+ page, unveiled a digital edition of The MHEDA Journal and overhauled The MHEDA Connection and TheMhedaJournal.org. By and large, however, we&rsquo;ve left the content in The MHEDA Journal relatively untouched.</p> 9/12/2014 10:38:47 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284818&amp;issueID=34090 Doing More With Less http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284817&issueID=34090 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34090>September 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />Gottlieb, a scrap aluminum processing and melting facility in Pennsylvania, was faced with a conundrum. Their production demands were growing, as were their employee demands. However, the company had just sold a portion of its building to another company so they were forced to meet those growing demands with less space. Looking for answers, they contacted Cranston Material Handling Equipment Corp (Pittsburgh, PA) to help solve this space dilemma. </p> 9/12/2014 10:36:35 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284817&amp;issueID=34090 MHEDA Staff Visits Automotion http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284810&issueID=34090 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34090>September 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />MHEDA Staff members visited the Automotion Integrator Group at the Wynright facility in Oak Lawn, IL on August 28th for an educational "Field Trip." During the visit, Tom Van Havermaet, Wynright Client Care shared information about Wynright's post sale Client Care program, and the Wynparts.com e-commerce web site. A plant tour was conducted by Erica Butler, Wynright Manufacturing Manager, who led the group through the manufacturing process for the Automotion brand conveyor & sortation equipment.</p> 9/12/2014 10:07:14 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284810&amp;issueID=34090 Advance Storage Products Opens New Plant http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284809&issueID=34090 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34090>September 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Advance Storage Products has opened a new plant in Salt Lake City. The 65,000 sq. ft. facility houses manufacturing for Advance's pushback and structural rack systems. Under the leadership of Plant Manager Tim Schulz, the new plant will employ 40 people by the end of the year. </p> 9/12/2014 10:01:39 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284809&amp;issueID=34090 Schemerhorn Named President of NMHG Big Trucks Team http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284807&issueID=34090 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34090>September 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) has appointed Brett Schemerhorn as President, Big Trucks Americas. The specialized Big Trucks team was developed as part of a recent reorganization to enhance the company&rsquo;s focus on meeting the specialized materials handling needs and challenges of end-users of these products.</p> 9/12/2014 9:59:57 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284807&amp;issueID=34090 Torrance Celebrates 75 Years http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284805&issueID=34090 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34090>September 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Company Snapshot</em></strong><br />Torrance will celebrate their 75th Anniversary in the fall of 2014. Founded in 1939 in Rock Island, IL, as an electric motor rebuilder and power transmission products distributor, the company expanded their product lines to include a variety of new and used material handling equipment.</p> 9/12/2014 9:57:30 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284805&amp;issueID=34090 Akro-Mils Product Donations Benefits Habitat for Humanity http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284799&issueID=34090 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34090>September 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />A donation of $2,500 in products from Akro-Mils has aided the Atlanta area Habitat for Humanity in providing a new home to a local family in need. Akro-Mils&rsquo; donation to Habitat for Humanity included plastic storage bins and containers, portable organizers, storage cases, plastic and steel storage cabinets, and louvered bench racks. The donated products were delivered from Akro-Mils&rsquo; booth at the 2014 True Value Spring Market Show at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.</p> 9/12/2014 9:51:53 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284799&amp;issueID=34090 Thompson & Johnson employees Dump Water on President http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284795&issueID=34090 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34090>September 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />David Schneckenburger, president of Thompson & Johnson Equipment CO., provided his employees with the opportunity of dumping ice cold water on him for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. David's daughter, Carey (Schneckenburger) Mottet challenged him. The dumping challenge was held at Thompson & Johnson&rsquo;s main branch in East Syracuse, NY on August 28, 2014.</p> 9/12/2014 9:49:23 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284795&amp;issueID=34090 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284730&issueID=34090 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34090>September 15, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 9/12/2014 8:43:08 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284730&amp;issueID=34090 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=34090>September 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> 9/12/2014 8:43:08 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1913 ACT NOW! Booth Reservations Start Tomorrow, September 16 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1931 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34090>September 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />Booth reservations for the 2015 Exhibitors&rsquo; Showcase will begin on Tuesday, September 16, at 10:00 am CT. This is your opportunity to showcase your products and/or services to the industry&rsquo;s top dealers who attend MHEDA's Convention. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first serve "Call-In" basis. Call 847-680-3500. IMPORTANT: On average, over 50% of the Showcase booths are sold on the first day of booth sales. For the best availability and options, we strongly encourage you to call early. Reservations will not be taken before 10:00 a.m. CT. Questions? Contact the MHEDA office.</p> 9/12/2014 8:43:08 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1931 Sustainability in the Supply Chain Workshop http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282318&issueID=34089 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34089>September 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />The Supply and Value Chain Center (SVCC) is hosting a Responsible Sourcing Workshop discussing "Sustainability in the Supply Chain." The event will be held Thursday, September 25, 2014, at 1:00 P.M. at the Paul Begich Center (1st Floor), Quinlan School of Business, 1 E Pearson Street, Chicago, IL, 60611. General admission is $70 but Member of the SVCC can get in for $40. </p> 8/28/2014 8:29:13 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282318&amp;issueID=34089 Proposed Amendments to the National Motor Freight Classification http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282309&issueID=34089 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34089>September 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) is a voluntary standard that provides a comparison of products moving via motor carrier in interstate, intrastate and foreign commerce. On Monday, September 8, the Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB) will conduct a public meeting to consider proposals for amending the NMFC as listed in CCSB Docket 2014-3 regarding the reclassification of pallet, storage or warehouse racks or parts or sections thereof. The proposal could increase the delivery cost of many storage rack installations. </p> 8/28/2014 8:01:43 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282309&amp;issueID=34089 SJF Eases Customer&rsquo;s Pain http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282131&issueID=34089 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34089>September 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />One of the most important things to consider when working with an assembly line is ergonomics. If equipment is improperly designed, operators are less efficient and more likely to get hurt. That risk is even higher when operators are manually moving 5,000-pound generators down a conveyor line, as was the case at Cummins Power Generation&rsquo;s Line 15. They knew that they needed a more ergonomically sound solution and so they contacted Jim Sterner, SJF Material Handling&rsquo;s Vice President of Engineering.</p> 8/27/2014 11:17:56 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282131&amp;issueID=34089 MHEDA Members Take The ALS Challenge http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282130&issueID=34089 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34089>September 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Steve Guglielmo By now, everybody has seen the #ALSIceBucketChallenge. As you will read in the 4Q 2014 issue (mailing early October) of The MHEDA Journal, I devoted the lion&rsquo;s share of my editor&rsquo;s note to the phenomenon. I wrote, "This is an outstanding example of a company standing out online. Celebrities, presidents, athletes and even dozens of MHEDA members took part in these viral videos, which served two purposes. The first was to raise awareness about the terrible disease that is ALS. The second was to raise money for ALS charities..."</p> 8/27/2014 11:15:53 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282130&amp;issueID=34089 Yale Named Top Green Provider For Second Consecutive Year http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282128&issueID=34089 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34089>September 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Yale Materials Handling Corporation was recently named as a Top Green Provider by Food Logistics for the second year in a row. The award was received based on Yale&rsquo;s commitment to reduce environmental impact by continuing to manufacture more sustainable materials handling equipment. </p> 8/27/2014 11:12:49 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282128&amp;issueID=34089 ProLift Industrial Equipment Receives Award for Continuous Improvement http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282127&issueID=34089 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34089>September 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) presented ProLift Industrial Equipment with the Aftersales Service Evaluation and Certification (ASEC) award for implementing a global quality program at the dealership. The dealership achieved the award by implementing process and operational standards to deliver quality and overall superior customer service throughout the dealership. </p> 8/27/2014 11:10:51 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282127&amp;issueID=34089 UniCarriers Americas Acquires New England Industrial Truck http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282124&issueID=34089 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34089>September 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas announced its diversification into the material handling retail market with the acquisition of New England Industrial Truck in Woburn, Mass. The acquisition was finalized on August 1, 2014. Terms of the transaction are not disclosed. </p> 8/27/2014 11:05:45 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282124&amp;issueID=34089 Hart Named Executive Vice President of Flow-Rite http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282121&issueID=34089 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34089>September 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Flow-Rite promoted Todd Hart to the position of Executive Vice President. As the Executive Vice President, Hart will direct all operations of Flow-Rite, lead the executive team in formulating and executing the business strategic plan, and organize each department to optimize performance.  He will maintain Flow-Rite&rsquo;s history of consistent growth with emphasis on sales of proprietary products, while continuously improving efficiency.</p> 8/27/2014 11:01:51 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282121&amp;issueID=34089 D.J. Powers Joins Dunn/Powers http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282118&issueID=34089 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34089>September 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Dunn/Powers Caster Corporation hired third-generation family member D.J. Powers in a CSR/Logistics role. D.J. brings several years of sales and logistics experience to the group.</p> 8/27/2014 10:55:15 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282118&amp;issueID=34089 MVPs Recognized in Industry Press http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=281707&issueID=34089 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34089>September 1, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Each year MHEDA creates a full page advertisement for the industry press recognizing our MVP award winners. This year the ad has run in The MHEDA Journal, DC Velocity, Material Handling Wholesaler, and Material Handling Network with a combined subscription reaching hundreds of thousands of industry professionals. </p> 8/25/2014 1:42:23 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=281707&amp;issueID=34089 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=281688&issueID=34089 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34089>September 1, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 8/25/2014 1:22:44 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=281688&amp;issueID=34089 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=34089>September 1, 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> 8/25/2014 1:22:44 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1913 2015 Exhibitor Showcase Booths Go on Sale September 16, 2014 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1931 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34089>September 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />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 CT. 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> 8/25/2014 1:22:44 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1931 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