MHEDA CONNECTION http://www.mhedaconnection.org/ Newsletter RSS Feed. en-us Copyright 2017 4/24/2017 12:23:06 AM 20 Attention MHEDA Distributors - DiSC Survey Financial Data Due TODAY http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2010 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />The DiSC Report is one of the most valuable tools that distributor members have at their disposal for improving profitability. The numbers are realistic and provide financial and operating guidelines along with personalized reports for your company. Your data will be 100% confidential. The success of this survey depends on you. It's a free member service. Survey results will be provided to all participants. Deadline to participate is today, <b>April 15</b>!</p> 4/13/2017 11:56:25 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2010 Dematic Announces Egemin Automation Integration http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436672&issueID=59031 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Following the acquisition by the KION Group, Dematic announced the plans for integrating Egemin Automation into its organization. The integration, which is targeted for completion by the end of calendar year 2017, will result in the world's largest Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) supplier while enhancing Dematic's system integration capability in Europe.</p> 4/14/2017 12:00:09 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436672&amp;issueID=59031 Cat Awards Educational Scholarship http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436673&issueID=59031 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Cat Lift Trucks awarded its 13th annual educational scholarship to Sydney Lopez, a high school senior from Northbrook High School in the Spring Branch Independent School District. Lopez will use the $5,000 to pursue a degree in education (with an emphasis on mathematics) from Texas State University. The scholarship awards a deserving student based on his or her financial need, leadership, community involvement, extracurricular activities and academic performance. </p> 4/14/2017 12:02:45 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436673&amp;issueID=59031 Frontier Forklifts Appoints Brooks http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436674&issueID=59031 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Frontier Forklifts is pleased to announce the hiring of Jim Brooks! Jim has been in the forklift business in the greater Houston area for approximately 8 years. He understands the needs of our clients and will offer prompt and professional solutions for any forklift or material handling needs that you may have. Jim's duties will include CSS (parts, service, rentals and allied sales) and new and used equipment sales and leasing. Please join us in welcoming Jim to Frontier Forklifts!</p> 4/14/2017 12:04:08 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436674&amp;issueID=59031 Equipment Depot Restructures for Growth http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436675&issueID=59031 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Equipment Depot announced that, David O. Turner, is resigning as a Member of the Executive Board of Pon Holdings to take an ownership and shareholder position in Equipment Depot. Turner will also continue to serve as President and CEO, while Pon Holdings will maintain a majority stake.</p> 4/14/2017 12:07:29 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436675&amp;issueID=59031 Sunbelt Sells Houston Branch to Miner Material Handling http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436676&issueID=59031 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Sunbelt Industrial Trucks of Dallas, TX announces the sale of its Houston operations to Miner Material Handling. The sale was closed on the 23rd of March.</p> 4/14/2017 12:10:19 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436676&amp;issueID=59031 2017 Convention & Exhibitor Showcase http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2277 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />The Engagement Experience is the theme for this year's Convention. It&rsquo;s time to re-engage with our business, so we can better serve our most important stake holders: our customers, our employees and our families. MHEDA's 2017 Convention will give you the tools and inspiration to live in the present, with an eye on the future. Register now to join us in Utah, April 29-May 3 at The Grand America Hotel.</p> 4/13/2017 11:56:25 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2277 May 25 - Webinar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2315 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />The 6 Biggest Trends, Tools and Technologies for Finding and Motivating Millennials Millennials make an enormous part of today&rsquo;s workforce. Learn what technologies and best practices you can use to motivate and retain your team. </p> 4/13/2017 11:56:25 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2315 Emerging Leaders Conference - July 13 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2317 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />MHEDA and MHI/YPN invite you to consider "The Power of Different" on July 13 in downtown Chicago at the 2017 Emerging Leaders Conference. Learn the about the impact of social gravity and real-world techniques on how to connect with others; discover practical tools for "Igniting Brilliance" in your leadership and innovation skills; and enjoy networking and brainstorming with young leaders who also work in the material handling industry.</p> 4/13/2017 11:56:25 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2317 Learning Management System http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />UPDATED IN 2017! MHEDA offers an online learning management system (LMS) to provide you with a modern way to access and track business training. Enjoy affordable learning in one convenient location. MHEDA&rsquo;s LMS includes: Eleven career tracks, archived webinars, conference videos and modules. Affordable training for any budget. Price ranges from $20 to $399.</p> 4/13/2017 11:56:25 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 A Tradition Unlike Any Other http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436667&issueID=59031 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br /><b>By Buddy Smith</b> Jim Nantz is one of the best national sportscasters in the business. He has called play-by-play for the Super Bowl and college basketball&rsquo;s final four tournament among others. His favorite event? &ndash; The Masters Golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. When watching The Masters, one cannot escape hearing Nantz&rsquo;s brilliant description of this exceptional tournament especially his signature catchphrase when describing The Masters as, "A Tradition Unlike Any Other."</p> 4/13/2017 11:56:25 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436667&amp;issueID=59031 Can&rsquo;t Rain on a Successful Collaboration http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436668&issueID=59031 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />Located near Duluth-Superior Harbor in the far west corner of Lake Superior, the Miner&rsquo;s Inc. warehouse complex is the second largest of its kind in the Twin Ports area of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin. With a total area now measuring over 160,000 square feet, the Miner&rsquo;s Inc. warehouse serves as the distribution hub for a fleet of 33 grocery stores, including Super One Foods, U-Save Foods and Woodland Marketplace Foods stores that comprise one of the largest independently-owned grocery chains in the Midwest. When Miner&rsquo;s Inc. first contacted AK Material Handling Systems in June of 2014, it was apparent that the job wouldn&rsquo;t be a run-of-the-mill project.</p> 4/13/2017 11:56:25 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=436668&amp;issueID=59031 2nd Quarter Issue Online Now http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/DISQ/DISQ0217//index.php#/0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />The Second Quarter issue of <i>The MHEDA Journal</i> is online now. Each year, the second quarter issue is the "Convention" issue, featuring articles from Convention speakers, Exhibitor Showcase information, Convention Schedule and much more. Read all of this and more in this issue of <i>The MHEDA Journal</i></p> 4/13/2017 11:56:25 PM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/DISQ/DISQ0217//index.php#/0 MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59031>April 15, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Want to network with and learn from women who work in the Material Handling Industry? Be part of MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative. Mission: To inspire and draw women to the material handling industry by offering resources and a network that foster professional success while furthering the mission of MHEDA.</p> 4/13/2017 11:56:25 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 Attention MHEDA Distributors - DiSC Survey Financial Data Due April 15 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2010 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />The DiSC Report is one of the most valuable tools that distributor members have at their disposal for improving profitability. The numbers are realistic and provide financial and operating guidelines along with personalized reports for your company. Your data will be 100% confidential. The success of this survey depends on you. It's a free member service. Survey results will be provided to all participants. Deadline to participate is April 15!</p> 3/29/2017 1:16:44 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2010 Forklift Tech Shortages - MHEDA Needs Your Feedback! http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434043&issueID=59030 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />Dear MHEDA Member, We know that many of our members are challenged with the recruitment and retention of forklift technicians and we are working on an initiative to help alleviate this problem. Work is underway to put a program in place that will increase awareness about technician opportunities and generate more entry-level applicants for you to hire. To bring this program to fruition, MHEDA needs your help by supplying us with your feedback as noted below. If you are not the right person to provide us with this information, please forward this information to the appropriate individual(s). It is imperative that we hear from you in order to move this initiative forward. </p> 3/30/2017 10:56:56 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434043&amp;issueID=59030 UniCarriers Americas Announces New Local Supplier http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434032&issueID=59030 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) announced that one of its suppliers has invested in the UCA relationship by opening operations at the UCA Marengo headquarters. DAVCO Fastener Company supplies hardware and aftermarket parts. They are the third supplier to open local operations specific to UCA, which illustrates that suppliers value their business partnership with UCA. </p> 3/30/2017 10:16:45 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434032&amp;issueID=59030 Dematic Announces Organizational Enhancements with Integration of Retrotech http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434033&issueID=59030 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Following the acquisition by the KION Group on 1 November 2016, Dematic announced the plans for integrating Retrotech, Inc. into its organization. Retrotech, with a 30-year legacy of providing expert modernizations and new automated systems in North America, will become a division of the Dematic North America Customer Service organization. Retrotech had been acquired by the KION Group in March, 2016.</p> 3/30/2017 10:17:58 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434033&amp;issueID=59030 Arrow Acquisition Adds New Leadership http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434034&issueID=59030 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Long time Kansas City material handling manufacturer, Arrow Acquisition LLC, has added two executive positions. Liz Benditt fills the role of Vice President of Marketing and Communications, while Scott Clevenger is the new Vice President of Sales. When asked about the new team members Terry Melvin, Chief Executive Officer of Arrow Acquisition, stated, "We&rsquo;re very excited to be expanding our leadership team. Scott and Liz are both proven leaders with years of experience and strong performance. With their expertise, the business is sure to have continued growth moving forward."</p> 3/30/2017 10:19:22 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434034&amp;issueID=59030 Intelligrated&rsquo;s Matt Wicks elected to Robotic Industries Association Board of Directors http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434037&issueID=59030 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Intelligrated announced the election of Matt Wicks, vice president, product development, manufacturing systems, to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) board of directors. Wicks&rsquo; two-year term began following the board's January meeting. </p> 3/30/2017 10:20:50 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434037&amp;issueID=59030 H&auml;nel Donates Automated Storage Unit for Education of High School Students http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434038&issueID=59030 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />H&auml;nel Storage Systems has donated an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) to Western Guilford High School in Greensboro, NC. The Rotomat&#61650; vertical carousel will be used to store school materials and provide live demonstrations for the school&rsquo;s Logistics Education Department.</p> 3/30/2017 10:25:30 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434038&amp;issueID=59030 RMH Systems Acquires Skarnes http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434039&issueID=59030 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />RMH Systems is pleased to announce that is has acquired Skarnes, Inc., which is headquartered in Plymouth, MN (a Minneapolis suburb). Skarnes has been a dominant material handling house in the Twin Cities and Minnesota market since 1923. They are a premier distributor for Hytrol, Steel King, Gorbel, Cubic Design, and Demag lines. The Skarnes business structure and vendor relationships are very similar to that of RMH Systems, which makes for a great fit. </p> 3/30/2017 10:26:56 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434039&amp;issueID=59030 Women in the Supply Chain Industry Forum at ProMat http://www.mheda.org/files/public/womeninSupplyChainFlyerFINALHQ.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />If you're planning on attending ProMat, here's an opportunity to network with women who work in the Supply Chain Industry! Gain insight from a panel of women leaders, attend a leadership presentation, and enjoy networking with your peers. Co-Sponsored by MHEDA, MHI and AWESOME. Only $99 per person. </p> 3/29/2017 1:09:19 PM http://www.mheda.org/files/public/womeninSupplyChainFlyerFINALHQ.pdf 2017 Convention & Exhibitor Showcase http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2277 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />The Engagement Experience is the theme for this year's Convention. It&rsquo;s time to re-engage with our business, so we can better serve our most important stake holders: our customers, our employees and our families. MHEDA's 2017 Convention will give you the tools and inspiration to live in the present, with an eye on the future. Register now to join us in Utah, April 29-May 3 at The Grand America Hotel.</p> 3/29/2017 1:09:19 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2277 May 25 - Webinar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2315 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />The 6 Biggest Trends, Tools and Technologies for Finding and Motivating Millennials Millennials make an enormous part of today&rsquo;s workforce. Learn what technologies and best practices you can use to motivate and retain your team. </p> 3/29/2017 1:09:19 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2315 Emerging Leaders Conference - July 13 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2317 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />MHEDA and MHI/YPN invite you to consider "The Power of Different" on July 13 in downtown Chicago at the 2017 Emerging Leaders Conference. Learn the about the impact of social gravity and real-world techniques on how to connect with others; discover practical tools for "Igniting Brilliance" in your leadership and innovation skills; and enjoy networking and brainstorming with young leaders who also work in the material handling industry.</p> 3/29/2017 3:28:12 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2317 Learning Management System http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />UPDATED IN 2017! MHEDA offers an online learning management system (LMS) to provide you with a modern way to access and track business training. Enjoy affordable learning in one convenient location. MHEDA&rsquo;s LMS includes: Eleven career tracks, archived webinars, conference videos and modules. Affordable training for any budget. Price ranges from $20 to $399.</p> 3/29/2017 1:09:19 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 Passion in the Workplace &ndash; Part II http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434022&issueID=59030 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />One year ago in this column, I wrote about a young man who worked at our local grocery story as a checker. He struck a chord in me because of his jubilant attitude and the way he approached his job as a store clerk. What specifically caught my attention was how much fun he was having at work while serving his customers with a smile. If you don&rsquo;t recall the story (and frankly, why would you?!), here it is. During a typically mundane visit to the supermarket, I overheard him several times asking for assistance on the PA system and he was so animated and comical it made me laugh out loud. When I was ready to check out with my groceries, I made it a point to go to his line so I could meet him and ask what made him so enthusiastic. He just smiled and told me it makes people happy and that makes his day go better.</p> 3/30/2017 10:07:23 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434022&amp;issueID=59030 Can&rsquo;t Rain on a Successful Collaboration http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434023&issueID=59030 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />Located near Duluth-Superior Harbor in the far west corner of Lake Superior, the Miner&rsquo;s Inc. warehouse complex is the second largest of its kind in the Twin Ports area of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin. With a total area now measuring over 160,000 square feet, the Miner&rsquo;s Inc. warehouse serves as the distribution hub for a fleet of 33 grocery stores, including Super One Foods, U-Save Foods and Woodland Marketplace Foods stores that comprise one of the largest independently-owned grocery chains in the Midwest. When Miner&rsquo;s Inc. first contacted AK Material Handling Systems in June of 2014, it was apparent that the job wouldn&rsquo;t be a run-of-the-mill project.</p> 3/30/2017 10:07:23 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=434023&amp;issueID=59030 2nd Quarter Issue Online Now http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/DISQ/DISQ0217//index.php#/0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />The Second Quarter issue of <i>The MHEDA Journal</i> is online now. Each year, the second quarter issue is the "Convention" issue, featuring articles from Convention speakers, Exhibitor Showcase information, Convention Schedule and much more. Read all of this and more in this issue of <i>The MHEDA Journal</i></p> 3/30/2017 10:07:23 AM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/DISQ/DISQ0217//index.php#/0 MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=59030>April 1, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Want to network with and learn from women who work in the Material Handling Industry? Be part of MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative. Mission: To inspire and draw women to the material handling industry by offering resources and a network that foster professional success while furthering the mission of MHEDA.</p> 3/29/2017 1:09:19 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 MHEDA Partners with ITR Economics to Offer New Member Service http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2302 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />MHEDA has partnered with ITR Economics on a new economic report featuring material handling industry specific data and is available only to MHEDA Members. ITR Economics has a 94.7% forecast accuracy that will allow you to plan with confidence, becoming proactive to coming economic forces rather than reactive.</p> 3/13/2017 2:46:44 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2302 Tim Combs Announced as CEO & President of Associated To Support Continued Growth http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431056&issueID=44610 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Tim Combs has been appointed as president and CEO of Associated. This appointment is a welcome return for Combs, as he served as the Company&rsquo;s General Manager from 2009 to 2010. Combs brings 35 years of leadership and sales experience to Associated, having most recently served as President of Sales and Marketing at The Raymond Corporation.</p> 3/14/2017 7:57:39 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431056&amp;issueID=44610 TVH Welcomes Brian Purdy as New Regional Business Development Manager http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431055&issueID=44610 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />TVH in the America&rsquo;s (TVH) industry is proud to welcome Brian Purdy as the new Regional Business Development Manager for the Western Region. Brian will be responsible for maintaining and growing sales by strengthening relationships with existing customers as well as developing new relationships with customers within his region.</p> 3/14/2017 7:55:22 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431055&amp;issueID=44610 Cat Lift Trucks Celebrates 13 Years As Official Lift Truck Provider for Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431057&issueID=44610 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />More than two million people and 30,000 animals are expected at this year&rsquo;s Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (Show), and behind the scenes Cat Lift Trucks will provide the equipment and expertise, including more than 100 forklifts, to keep the Show running for three-weeks straight. </p> 3/14/2017 7:59:35 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431057&amp;issueID=44610 UniCarriers Americas Adds Rapidparts to Strengthen DURA-LIFT All Makes Offerings for Dealers http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431054&issueID=44610 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) strengthened the DURA-LIFT all makes offerings provided to its dealer network by adding Rapidparts as a parts supplier.</p> 3/14/2017 7:54:16 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431054&amp;issueID=44610 Advance Storage Products Welcomes Darby http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431060&issueID=44610 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Advance Storage Products is proud to announce and welcome Kevin Darby as its new Automated Systems Solutions Manager. Kevin brings with him 17 years of experience in the materials handling industry, most recently with Bastian Solutions, and will be responsible for sales of the Rover system, Advance's new automated pallet storage solution. Kevin holds a BA from Kalamazoo College. He can be reached at kdarby@asprack.com or 714-657-1608.</p> 3/14/2017 8:04:14 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431060&amp;issueID=44610 Mike Barton &ndash; Managing Director at B&B Attachments wins FLTA&rsquo;s Services to the Forklift Truck Industry Award http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431058&issueID=44610 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) awarded the Services to the Forklift Truck Industry Award to Mike R. Barton, Managing Director of B&B Attachments. The award was presented during the association&rsquo;s 23rd anniversary for the Awards for Excellence and gala dinner ceremony, on Saturday 4 March 2017, at the International Centre, Telford.</p> 3/14/2017 8:02:52 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431058&amp;issueID=44610 Last Chance to Register for Economic Outlook Webinar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2295 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />The March 16 - Economic Outlook Webinar, presented by Alex Chausovsky, will give attendees a timely snapshot of the economy today, where it is headed over the next three years and what it means to your business.</p> 3/13/2017 2:46:44 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2295 April 4 - Women in the Supply Chain Industry Forum http://www.mheda.org/files/public/womeninSupplyChainFlyerFINALHQ.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />If you're planning on attending ProMat, here's an opportunity to network with women who work in the Supply Chain Industry! Gain insight from a panel of women leaders, attend a leadership presentation, and enjoy networking with your peers. Co-Sponsored by MHEDA, MHI and AWESOME. Only $99 per person. </p> 3/13/2017 3:03:50 PM http://www.mheda.org/files/public/womeninSupplyChainFlyerFINALHQ.pdf 2017 Convention & Exhibitor Showcase http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2277 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />The Engagement Experience is the theme for this year's Convention. It&rsquo;s time to re-engage with our business, so we can better serve our most important stake holders: our customers, our employees and our families. MHEDA's 2017 Convention will give you the tools and inspiration to live in the present, with an eye on the future. Register now to join us in Utah, April 29-May 3 at The Grand America Hotel.</p> 3/13/2017 4:23:49 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2277 May 25 - Webinar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2315 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />The 6 Biggest Trends, Tools and Technologies for Finding and Motivating Millennials Millennials make an enormous part of today&rsquo;s workforce. Learn what technologies and best practices you can use to motivate and retain your team. </p> 3/13/2017 4:30:56 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2315 Learning Management System http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Education for your employees and track their learning progress. Career Tracks are a compilation of hundreds of videos that will help you improve your business skills in designated areas. Eleven career tracks, archived webinars, conference videos and individual modules are available. Training system is affordable for any budget. Price ranges from $20 to $399.</p> 3/13/2017 2:46:44 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 You Can&rsquo;t Fake Engagement http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431050&issueID=44610 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />This year&rsquo;s Convention Theme, "The Engagement Experience" is a topic that really hits home for me. I have been working for Naylor Association Solutions for about four years now and even though my job is the same as it was at my previous company, it feels completely different. And that&rsquo;s a good thing. I think engagement, like culture, is something that can&rsquo;t be faked. Companies can talk all they want about how great their culture is and how engaged their employees are but it doesn&rsquo;t take long for customers and employees to see if the reality matches the hype.</p> 3/14/2017 7:44:46 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431050&amp;issueID=44610 Fixing Mistakes and Earning The Customer&rsquo;s Business http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431051&issueID=44610 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />Sunbelt Industrial Trucks had a long-standing warehouse equipment manufacturing customer that they provided fleet management and maintenance for. Every three years, this customer did a complete fleet turnaround and Sunbelt had worked with this customer for more than a decade. Last year, Sunbelt had some personnel changes in its service department and in the transition, some mistakes were made on this client&rsquo;s service. </p> 3/14/2017 7:44:46 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=431051&amp;issueID=44610 Read the 2017 Industry Forecast Here http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/DISQ/DISQ0117/index.php <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />The First Quarter issue of <i>The MHEDA Journal</i> is online now. Each year, the first quarter issue is the "Economic Forecast" issue, featuring forecasts from MHEDA distributors, MHEDA Suppliers, MHI, CEMA and ITA. This year also features commentary from MHEDA Convention speaker and noted economist Alan Beaulieu. All of this and much more in this issue of <i>The MHEDA Journal</i></p> 3/14/2017 7:44:46 AM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/DISQ/DISQ0117/index.php Connect With MHEDA at ProMat 2017 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2299 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA is exhibiting at ProMat 2017, April 3 &ndash; 6 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Visit the MHEDA Booth #1694, and pick up a MHEDA Member ribbon, visit with Board Members and MHEDA Staff and learn about what's planned for 2017. You're also invited to join fellow MHEDA members for an Informal Networking Reception on Tuesday, April 4 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. This reception is the perfect opportunity to mingle with other distributors and manufacturers while in Chicago. The reception will be held at McCormick Place South room S 105ABC. </p> 3/13/2017 2:46:44 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2299 Submit Your Completed 2017 DiSC Survey Questionnaire By April 15 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2010 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Completed DiSC Questionnaires will be accepted from February 15 through April 15. This report is one of the most valuable tools that distributor members have at their disposal for improving profitability. The numbers are realistic and provide financial and operating guidelines along with personalized reports for your company. The Survey will be conducted by Profit Planning Group, Boulder, Colorado who guarantees your data will be 100% confidential. The success of this survey depends on you. It's a free member service. Survey results will be provided to all participants. Questions? Contact MHEDA at 847-680-3500.</p> 3/13/2017 2:46:44 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2010 MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44610>March 15, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Want to network with and learn from women who work in the Material Handling Industry? Be part of MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative. Mission: To inspire and draw women to the material handling industry by offering resources and a network that foster professional success while furthering the mission of MHEDA.</p> 3/13/2017 2:46:45 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 Material Handling Equipment Market to Reach $41 Billion by 2025 http://finance.yahoo.com/news/material-handling-equipment-market-reach-142200917.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />The global material handling equipment market is expected to reach USD 41.1 billion by 2025. The rise in manufacturing activities in the automotive, pharmaceutical, chemical, and food & beverage industries is projected to spur demand. The growing concerns for workplace safety are expected to remain a key driver.</p> 2/27/2017 10:05:19 PM http://finance.yahoo.com/news/material-handling-equipment-market-reach-142200917.html Exclusive NEW FREE Member Service http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2302 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />MHEDA has partnered with ITR Economics on a new economic report featuring material handling industry specific data and is available only to MHEDA Members. Our goal is to provide you a usable tool to assist in your business planning. ITR Economics has a 94.7% forecast accuracy that will allow you to plan with confidence, becoming proactive to coming economic forces rather than reactive.</p> 2/28/2017 9:21:03 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2302 Toyota Industries to Acquire Bastian Solutions LLC to Bolster Materials Handling Solutions Business in North America https://www.toyota-industries.com/news/release/2017/02/03/001711/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Toyota Industries Corporation announces that it has concluded an agreement with major North American materials handling systems integrator Bastian Solutions LLC to acquire the company. The acquisition of Bastian signifies Toyota Industries&rsquo;s full-scale entry into the North American materials handling solutions industry amid the e-commerce boom.</p> 2/27/2017 10:08:33 PM https://www.toyota-industries.com/news/release/2017/02/03/001711/ Associated Recognized as Ferrara Candy Company&rsquo;s 2016 Supply Chain Segment Leader http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=427454&issueID=44609 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Ferrara Candy Company has named Associated the 2016 Supply Chain Segment Leader at their Supplier Innovation Summit.</p> 2/27/2017 9:56:43 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=427454&amp;issueID=44609 TVH Welcomes Steve Wilson as New Regional Business Development Manager http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=427455&issueID=44609 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />TVH in the America&rsquo;s (TVH) is proud to welcome Steve Wilson as the new Regional Business Development Manager for the Northeast Region.</p> 2/27/2017 9:58:08 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=427455&amp;issueID=44609 FMH Conveyors Announces Opening Of New Facility In Jonesboro http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=427456&issueID=44609 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />FMH Conveyors announced the completion of their new 195,000 square foot building located at 9701 E. Highland Drive, Jonesboro, AR. The facility is officially open for business and a grand opening ceremony was held on Friday, February 17, 2017.</p> 2/27/2017 10:00:58 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=427456&amp;issueID=44609 UniCarriers Americas Supports Make-A-Wish Illinois http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=427457&issueID=44609 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) and its employees will help grant wishes for local children with life-threatening medical conditions.</p> 2/27/2017 10:02:46 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=427457&amp;issueID=44609 March 16 - Economic Outlook Webinar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2295 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />2017 Economic Outlook - Presented by Alex Chausovsky, Senior Analyst at ITR Economics - Gain a timely snapshot of the economy today, where it is headed over the next three years and what it means to your business.</p> 2/27/2017 11:33:15 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2295 MHEDA's Learning Management System http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Education for your employees and track their learning progress. Career Tracks are a compilation of hundreds of videos that will help you improve your business skills in designated areas. Eleven career tracks, archived webinars, conference videos and individual modules are available. Training system is affordable for any budget. Price ranges from $20 to $399.</p> 2/27/2017 11:33:15 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 Blocking and Tackling: Obsolete Concepts? http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=427450&issueID=44609 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Dr. Albert D. Bates, Director of Research, Profit Planning Group Over the course of the last few years the emphasis in distribution has moved away from improving operations to completely re-thinking the nature of the business. New ideas have included dramatically reducing the number of customers served, utilizing "big data" to gain a marketing advantage, structuring separate web-based entities and utilizing mobile technology to preempt competitors. Countless other strategic initiatives could also be listed.</p> 2/27/2017 9:49:00 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=427450&amp;issueID=44609 A Project Driven by Safety http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=427451&issueID=44609 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />A mattress manufacturer in South Carolina was moving into a new warehouse and needed help with the planning and design of the storage inside the new facility. The company called CMH Services Territory Sales Manager Chad Bouknight who they had worked with for years. Chad began working with Bill Elliott, Engineered Systems Manager for CMH Services, to begin putting together a design. </p> 2/27/2017 9:49:00 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=427451&amp;issueID=44609 1st Quarter Issue Online Now http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/DISQ/DISQ0117/index.php <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />The First Quarter issue of <i>The MHEDA Journal</i> is online now. Each year, the first quarter issue is the "Economic Forecast" issue, featuring forecasts from MHEDA distributors, MHEDA Suppliers, MHI, CEMA and ITA. This year also features commentary from MHEDA Convention speaker and noted economist Alan Beaulieu. All of this and much more in this issue of <i>The MHEDA Journal</i></p> 2/27/2017 9:49:00 PM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/DISQ/DISQ0117/index.php Connect With MHEDA at ProMat 2017 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2299 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA is exhibiting at ProMat 2017, April 3 &ndash; 6 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Visit the MHEDA Booth #1694, and pick up a MHEDA Member ribbon, visit with Board Members and MHEDA Staff and learn about what's planned for 2017. You're also invited to join fellow MHEDA members for an Informal Networking Reception on Tuesday, April 4 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. This reception is the perfect opportunity to mingle with other distributors and manufacturers while in Chicago. The reception will be held at McCormick Place South room S 105ABC. </p> 2/27/2017 11:33:15 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2299 2017 DiSC Survey http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2010 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />The DiSC Survey will be conducted by Profit Planning Group, Boulder, Colorado and guarantees your data will be 100% confidential. The survey runs from February 15 through April 15. This report is one of the most valuable tools that distributor members have at their disposal for improving profitability. The numbers are realistic and provide financial and operating guidelines along with personalized reports for your company. The success of this survey depends on you. It's a free member service. Survey results will be provided to all participants. Questions? Contact MHEDA at 847-680-3500.</p> 2/27/2017 11:33:15 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2010 MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44609>March 1, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Want to network with and learn from women who work in the Material Handling Industry? Be part of MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative. Mission: To inspire and draw women to the material handling industry by offering resources and a network that foster professional success while furthering the mission of MHEDA.</p> 2/27/2017 11:33:15 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 Conveyor Orders Increase By 49.8% Month Over Month http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=425527&issueID=44608 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44608>February 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its December 2016 Booked Orders increased 10.2% when compared to December 2015 orders. December 2016 booked orders when compared to November 2016 booked orders were up 49.8%.</p> 2/14/2017 9:44:36 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=425527&amp;issueID=44608 H&auml;nel Storage Systems Donates Vertical Storage Carousel to Vincennes University http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=425516&issueID=44608 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44608>February 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />H&auml;nel Storage Systems announced the donation of an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) to the Vincennes University Logistics Training & Education Center in Plainfield, IN. The Rotomat vertical carousel will be used to help train students in the curriculum of Supply Chain Logistics Management, which is the process of obtaining, storing and moving resources to locations where they are needed.</p> 2/14/2017 9:30:17 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=425516&amp;issueID=44608 UniCarriers Americas Sponsors Local High School Event to Promote Interest in STEM Careers http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=425518&issueID=44608 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44608>February 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) sponsored Huntley High School&rsquo;s inaugural GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) Workshop on Saturday, January 21, 2017 in Huntley, Ill.</p> 2/14/2017 9:33:41 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=425518&amp;issueID=44608 Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) Creates New Advanced Logistics Solutions Division, Announces Acquisition of Bastian Solutions http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=425520&issueID=44608 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44608>February 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Toyota Industries Corporation ("TICO") recognizes the changing dynamics in the North American material handling market related to e-commerce, labor cost and productivity requirements, which have created a permanent demand for new forms of logistics solutions, beyond forklifts.</p> 2/14/2017 9:37:31 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=425520&amp;issueID=44608 Clark Promotes Johnson, Guckian and Dahlke http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=425521&issueID=44608 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44608>February 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Clark Material Handling Company recently bolstered its executive team with the promotions of Scott Johnson, Dale Guckian and Rick Dahlke.</p> 2/14/2017 9:40:05 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=425521&amp;issueID=44608 MCFA Announces 2017 Dealers of Excellence http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=425524&issueID=44608 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44608>February 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) announced its 2017 Dealers of Excellence. MCFA recognizes these dealers for providing industry-leading customer service and strategic material handling solutions to the customer ownership experience. </p> 2/14/2017 9:41:22 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=425524&amp;issueID=44608 TVH To Install a New Warehouse Automation System http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=425525&issueID=44608 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44608>February 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />TVH in the Americas (TVH) is building a new Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS) in their Olathe warehouse. It is designed to bring the product to the person rather than the person to the product. This automated system will not only benefit the company by maximizing their storage space but also benefit customers since it will speed up the order picking process and allow more orders to be filled in the same amount of time.</p> 2/14/2017 9:42:43 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=425525&amp;issueID=44608 New 2017 Education Offerings http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44608>February 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Look to MHEDA for custom business training to meet your material handling business needs. Now available is a complete list of educational Webinars and Conferences planned for you in 2017. </p> 2/14/2017 11:08:51 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 March 16 - Economic Outlook Webinar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2295 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44608>February 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />2017 Economic Outlook - Presented by Alex Chausovsky, Senior Analyst at ITR Economics - Gain a timely snapshot of the economy today, where it is headed over the next three years and what it means to your business.</p> 2/14/2017 11:08:51 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2295 MHEDA's Learning Management System http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44608>February 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Education for your employees and track their learning progress. Career Tracks are a compilation of hundreds of videos that will help you improve your business skills in designated areas. Eleven career tracks, archived webinars, conference videos and individual modules are available. Training system is affordable for any budget. Price ranges from $20 to $399.</p> 2/14/2017 11:08:51 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 Blocking and Tackling: Obsolete Concepts? http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=425511&issueID=44608 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44608>February 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Dr. Albert D. Bates, Director of Research, Profit Planning Group Over the course of the last few years the emphasis in distribution has moved away from improving operations to completely re-thinking the nature of the business. New ideas have included dramatically reducing the number of customers served, utilizing "big data" to gain a marketing advantage, structuring separate web-based entities and utilizing mobile technology to preempt competitors. Countless other strategic initiatives could also be listed.</p> 2/14/2017 9:25:49 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=425511&amp;issueID=44608 A Project Driven by Safety http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=425512&issueID=44608 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44608>February 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />A mattress manufacturer in South Carolina was moving into a new warehouse and needed help with the planning and design of the storage inside the new facility. The company called CMH Services Territory Sales Manager Chad Bouknight who they had worked with for years. Chad began working with Bill Elliott, Engineered Systems Manager for CMH Services, to begin putting together a design. </p> 2/14/2017 9:25:49 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=425512&amp;issueID=44608 1st Quarter Issue Online Now http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/DISQ/DISQ0117/index.php <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44608>February 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />The First Quarter issue of <i>The MHEDA Journal</i> is online now. Each year, the first quarter issue is the "Economic Forecast" issue, featuring forecasts from MHEDA distributors, MHEDA Suppliers, MHI, CEMA and ITA. This year also features commentary from MHEDA Convention speaker and noted economist Alan Beaulieu. All of this and much more in this issue of <i>The MHEDA Journal</i></p> 2/14/2017 9:25:49 AM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/DISQ/DISQ0117/index.php Connect With MHEDA at ProMat 2017 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2299 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44608>February 15, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA is exhibiting at ProMat 2017, April 3 &ndash; 6 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Visit the MHEDA Booth #1694, and pick up a MHEDA Member ribbon, visit with Board Members and MHEDA Staff and learn about what's planned for 2017. You're also invited to join fellow MHEDA members for an Informal Networking Reception on Tuesday, April 4 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. This reception is the perfect opportunity to mingle with other distributors and manufacturers while in Chicago. The reception will be held at McCormick Place South room S 105ABC. </p> 2/14/2017 11:08:51 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2299 MHEDA's 2017 DiSC Survey Starts Today! http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2010 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44608>February 15, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />The 2017 DiSC Survey will be conducted by Profit Planning Group, Boulder, Colorado and guarantees your data will be 100% confidential. The survey runs from February 15 through April 15. This report is one of the most valuable tools that distributor members have at their disposal for improving profitability. The numbers are realistic and provide financial and operating guidelines along with personalized reports for your company. The success of this survey depends on you. It's a free member service. Survey results will be provided to all participants. Questions? Contact MHEDA at 847-680-3500.</p> 2/14/2017 11:17:04 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2010 MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44608>February 15, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Want to network with and learn from women who work in the Material Handling Industry? Be part of MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative. Mission: To inspire and draw women to the material handling industry by offering resources and a network that foster professional success while furthering the mission of MHEDA.</p> 2/14/2017 11:08:51 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 Conveyor Orders Soar http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=423047&issueID=44607 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44607>February 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its November 2016 Booked Orders increased 32.8% when compared to November 2015 orders. November 2016 booked orders when compared to October 2016 booked orders were up 18.9%. </p> 1/31/2017 8:55:28 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=423047&amp;issueID=44607 2 Supplier Members Receive MVS Award http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2105 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44607>February 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />MHEDA is proud to announce that two companies have received the 2017 MVS Award. The MVS award is an annual recognition program exclusively for MHEDA&rsquo;s Supplier member companies. They are: EnerSys, Reading, PA (2nd Year) and Site-Seeker, Inc., New Hartford, NY (1st Year) </p> 1/23/2017 9:42:18 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2105 The Miner Corporation Expands Industrial Storage Offerings with new Miner Warehouse Products Division http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=423033&issueID=44607 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44607>February 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />The Miner Corporation is expanding their services in material handling and industrial storage solutions with the formation of the Miner Warehouse Products division. In April 2016, Miner acquired ESS Group Material Handling Co. The ESS Group team has years of experience in warehouse equipment including automated storage and retrieval systems, racking systems, mezzanine structures, modular building systems, conveyors, crane systems, hoists and stretch wrappers. This acquisition continues Miner&rsquo;s growth in Texas and presents the opportunity to expand available services. The new Miner Warehouse Products division will continue to provide engineering and technical support, delivering a complete solution for customers. </p> 1/31/2017 8:51:40 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=423033&amp;issueID=44607 EnerSys District Manager George Porter earns 2016 President&rsquo;s Award http://www.mhwmag.com/article.cfm?id=128777 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44607>February 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />EnerSys is proud to announce that George Porter, the company&rsquo;s Chicago-area district manager, has received the 2016 President&rsquo;s Award from the Chicagoland Chapter of the Materials Handling & Management Society (MHMS).</p> 1/31/2017 8:53:12 AM http://www.mhwmag.com/article.cfm?id=128777 UniCarriers Americas Hosts 2016 National Dealer Meeting http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=423048&issueID=44607 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44607>February 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) held a National Dealer Meeting at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in November, hosting dealer principals and general managers from 14 different countries. "This year&rsquo;s meeting provided information on our state of business, new product refreshes and launches, increased parts support, intuitive marketing and sales tools, smart lead generation and a refreshed philosophy on sales training," said James J. Radous III, president of UniCarriers Americas. </p> 1/31/2017 8:56:40 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=423048&amp;issueID=44607 Advance Hires Josh Rouse As Western Region Sales Manager http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=423049&issueID=44607 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44607>February 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Advance Storage Products is proud to announce and welcome Josh Rouse as its new Western Region Sales Manager. Josh will be serving distributors west of the Mississippi. Josh comes to Advance with several years experience in the material handling industry. Josh is a graduate of Michigan State University. He can be reached at jrouse@asprack.com or 714-902-2013.</p> 1/31/2017 8:57:43 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=423049&amp;issueID=44607 Jamco Gives Back http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=423053&issueID=44607 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44607>February 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />For the past several years, Carol Fontanez, rental manager at Jamco Inc in North Orlando, Fla., and her team have been finding ways to benefit their community. They have used the traditional methods &mdash; offering extensive discounts for forklift rentals to nonprofit organizations &mdash; and have taken a more unique approach &mdash; "adopting" a road in Sanford and making sure it stays clean and free of litter. This year, the team wanted to do something even bigger. We knew we could do something more," Fontanez says. </p> 1/31/2017 8:59:05 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=423053&amp;issueID=44607 KION North America Restructures Regional and Key Account Sales Teams http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=423055&issueID=44607 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44607>February 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />South Carolina-based material handling equipment manufacturer KION North America has restructured its regional sales and key account sales teams. Ben Lee has been named director of key accounts. Lee has spent the past year in a similar role as sales development manager. He will continue to manage large corporate accounts and assumes responsibility for managing the key account managers and their daily activities. Lee earned a bachelor&rsquo;s degree in business management from Oxford Brookes University Business School.</p> 1/31/2017 9:00:16 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=423055&amp;issueID=44607 New 2017 Education Offerings http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44607>February 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Look to MHEDA for custom business training to meet your material handling business needs. Now available is a complete list of educational Webinars and Conferences planned for you in 2017. </p> 1/30/2017 2:29:12 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 The Four Pillars of the Sales Profession Training Camp https://associationdatabase.com/aws/AEA/pt/sd/calendar/48544/_PARENT/layout_details/false <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44607>February 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />February 28 - March 2, 2017 Dayton, OH - Seminar includes 2.5 days of training materials, a complete work binder, electronic course tools, all breaks and lunches during the seminar. Space is limited to 50 attendees so register early! </p> 1/31/2017 9:14:10 AM https://associationdatabase.com/aws/AEA/pt/sd/calendar/48544/_PARENT/layout_details/false March 16 - Economic Outlook Webinar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2295 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44607>February 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />2017 Economic Outlook - Presented by Alex Chausovsky, Senior Analyst at ITR Economics - Gain a timely snapshot of the economy today, where it is headed over the next three years and what it means to your business.</p> 1/31/2017 8:45:51 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2295 MHEDA's Learning Management System http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44607>February 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Education for your employees and track their learning progress. Career Tracks are a compilation of hundreds of videos that will help you improve your business skills in designated areas. Eleven career tracks, archived webinars, conference videos and individual modules are available. Training system is affordable for any budget. Price ranges from $20 to $399.</p> 1/30/2017 2:29:12 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 Growth In Store for Material Handling in 2017 http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=423059&issueID=44607 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44607>February 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br /><i>MHEDA Convention Speaker Alan Beaulieu predicts growth in 2017</i> ITR Economics President Alan Beaulieu will be presenting at the MHEDA Convention on Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. Alan, and his company ITR Economics, have been mainstays at MHEDA Conventions for years and the economic advice that he has given in these presentations has been indispensable. This year, MHEDA and ITR Economics have partnered on a new and exciting program designed to bring you timely economic forecasting information. The goal is to provide MHEDA members with a usable tool to assist in business planning. The MHEDA Forecast Advisory will be sent to all member companies each quarter beginning in January 2017. Alan was gracious enough to discuss his upcoming presentation with The MHEDA Journal for this issue of the magazine.</p> 1/31/2017 9:02:27 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=423059&amp;issueID=44607 Optimizing Frozen Storage Warehousing in an Irregular Landscape http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=423026&issueID=44607 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44607>February 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />The nation&rsquo;s network of frozen and refrigerated distribution centers forms a logistical supply chain that is vital to our food safety. Yet because of the high operational costs of freezing or cooling pallets of product within confined areas, every square inch of storage and every movement of product must be efficient. A challenge occurs, however, when frozen storage must be expanded across an irregular landscape that makes traditional, space-efficient, rectangular warehousing impossible.</p> 1/31/2017 8:40:08 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=423026&amp;issueID=44607 1st Quarter Issue Online Now http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/DISQ/DISQ0117/index.php <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44607>February 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />The First Quarter issue of <i>The MHEDA Journal</i> is online now. Each year, the first quarter issue is the "Economic Forecast" issue, featuring forecasts from MHEDA distributors, MHEDA Suppliers, MHI, CEMA and ITA. This year also features commentary from MHEDA Convention speaker and noted economist Alan Beaulieu. All of this and much more in this issue of <i>The MHEDA Journal</i></p> 1/31/2017 8:40:08 AM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/DISQ/DISQ0117/index.php Connect With MHEDA at ProMat 2017 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2299 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44607>February 1, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA is exhibiting at ProMat 2017, April 3 &ndash; 6 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Visit the MHEDA Booth #1694, and pick up a MHEDA Member ribbon, visit with Board Members and MHEDA Staff and learn about what's planned for 2017. You're also invited to join fellow MHEDA members for an Informal Networking Reception on Tuesday, April 4 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. This reception is the perfect opportunity to mingle with other distributors and manufacturers while in Chicago. The reception will be held at McCormick Place South room S 105ABC. </p> 1/30/2017 2:29:12 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2299 MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44607>February 1, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Want to network with and learn from women who work in the Material Handling Industry? Be part of MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative. Mission: To inspire and draw women to the material handling industry by offering resources and a network that foster professional success while furthering the mission of MHEDA.</p> 1/30/2017 2:29:12 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 Regional Networking Summit - February 2 in Jacksonville, Florida http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2291 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44606>January 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />Join MHEDA on February 2, 2017 for a one-day Regional Networking Summit hosted by MHEDA Member, Lift Power, Inc. in Jacksonville, Florida. Summit includes: Breakfast, Business Workshops, Lunch, Guided Facility Tour of Lift Power, Inc., Interactive Networking, and Raffle Prizes. Questions? Contact Rebecca Hein at 847.680.3500 or rhein@mheda.org. </p> 1/10/2017 1:33:36 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2291 2017 Convention - Early Bird Registration Ends February 15th http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2277 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44606>January 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />Join us in Salt Lake City at The Grand America Hotel, April 29 through May 3 at MHEDA's 62nd Annual Convention. This year's Convention theme is "The Engagement Experience" and will give you the tools and inspiration to live in the present, with an eye on the future. If you are curious about economic fluctuation, want to better understand the next generation, seek new technologies information and want to enjoy a number of local celebrations, then it&rsquo;s time to submit your registration! We promise you the experience of a lifetime.</p> 1/10/2017 1:01:55 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2277 OSHA Publishes "Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems)" Regulation http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=420476&issueID=44606 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44606>January 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />In the Federal Register for November 18, 2016, OSHA published a long-delayed, extensive new regulation entitled "Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems)." One provision of the regulation that may have escaped the notice of those who have not been following this regulatory process states: "Body belts are prohibited as part of a personal fall arrest system." As applied to powered industrial trucks with elevated personnel, including high-lift order pickers, this means that employers who have been using body belts as a way to arrest a potential fall must replace those body belts with full body harnesses (or comply in some other manner, such as guardrails). </p> 1/13/2017 9:52:47 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=420476&amp;issueID=44606 MHEDA Remembers Carl Swanson http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=420479&issueID=44606 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44606>January 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />MHEDA extends its condolences to the friends and family of Carl Swanson, who passed away on December 24. Carl was the owner of Equipco and was was an iconic figure, respected and loved by his friends at Hyster Company and across the Hyster Dealer Network. His kindness, honesty and passion are all parts of the legacy he leaves behind for customers, associates, friends and family. As Equipco progresses through this difficult time, please offer your assistance as needed. Information regarding services is attached below. Thank you. </p> 1/13/2017 9:55:22 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=420479&amp;issueID=44606 4 Distributor Members Achieve MVP Award http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1378 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44606>January 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />MHEDA is proud to announce four companies have been awarded the MVP Award for 2017. Each have documented their commitment to their customers, suppliers and employees. They are: AK Material Handling Systems, Maple Grove, MN (6th year); Cardinal Carryor, Inc., Louisville, KY (6th year); Liftech Equipment Co., East Syracuse, NY (4th year); Thompson & Johnson Equipment Co., East Syracuse, NY (1st year); </p> 1/10/2017 12:38:37 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1378 3 Supplier Companies Receive MVS Award http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2105 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44606>January 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />MHEDA is proud to announce that three companies have received the 2017 MVS Award. The MVS award is an annual recognition program exclusively for MHEDA&rsquo;s Supplier member companies. They are: Autoquip Corporation, Guthrie, OK (2nd Year); Ridg-U-Rak, Inc., North East, PA (1st Year); Teilhaber Manufacturing Corporation, Broonfield, CO (1st Year) </p> 1/10/2017 12:38:37 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2105 TVH Parts Certified as a Healthy Organization http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=420473&issueID=44606 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44606>January 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />TVH in the Americas (TVH) was recently named a Certified Healthy KC Organization by the KC Chamber of Commerce. Healthy KC is an initiative of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, that recognizes organizations focusing on health and wellness in the workplace. </p> 1/13/2017 9:49:08 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=420473&amp;issueID=44606 KION North America Announces Agreement with Volvo Car US Operations Inc. http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=420483&issueID=44606 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44606>January 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />KION North America announced an agreement with Volvo Car US Operations Inc. The company will now provide material handling equipment for the automotive manufacturer&rsquo;s first American factory located in Berkeley County, South Carolina. With this agreement, Volvo Car US Operations Inc. will be the first automotive manufacturer to use a fleet made up largely of Lithium-ion battery powered equipment&mdash;a rechargeable solution ideal for multi-shift operations. The fleet will include forklifts, reach trucks and very narrow aisle (VNA) trucks, all provided and serviced by KION North America.</p> 1/13/2017 10:00:33 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=420483&amp;issueID=44606 New 2017 Education Offerings http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44606>January 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Look to MHEDA for custom business training to meet your material handling business needs. Now available is a complete list of educational Webinars and Conferences planned for you in 2017. </p> 1/10/2017 12:38:37 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 January 19 Webinar - Inside Sales 101 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2289 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44606>January 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />The target audience for this webinar is inside sales and service professionals (counter salespeople, customer service, technical support, field service professionals, etc.) and their managers. This webinar will give participants practical tools to be more proactive and sell more effectively. Presented by Paul Reilly, Reilly Sales Training</p> 1/10/2017 12:38:37 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2289 Registration Now Open for 2017 Convention & Exhibitor Showcase http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2277 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44606>January 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />April 29 - May 3, 2017 The Grand America Hotel - Salt Lake City, Utah MHEDA's 2017 Convention and Exhibitor Showcase details are now available online.The Engagement Experience is the theme for next year's Convention. It&rsquo;s time to re-engage with our business, so we can better serve our most important stake holders: our customers, our employees and our families. MHEDA's 2017 Convention will give you the tools and inspiration to live in the present, with an eye on the future.</p> 1/10/2017 12:38:37 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2277 MHEDA's Learning Management System http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44606>January 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Education for your employees and track their learning progress. Career Tracks are a compilation of hundreds of videos that will help you improve your business skills in designated areas. Eleven career tracks, archived webinars, conference videos and individual modules are available. Training system is affordable for any budget. Price ranges from $20 to $399.</p> 1/10/2017 12:38:37 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 MHI Predicts a Contraction Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing in 2017 http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=420469&issueID=44606 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44606>January 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br /><i>With growth returning in 2018 and 2019</i> By George Prest, CEO, MHI Despite a record level of material handling new orders in 2016, MHI it predicting that a contraction overall in Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing (MHEM) is likely in 2017</p> 1/13/2017 9:42:27 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=420469&amp;issueID=44606 Upward Expansion, Seismic Design Help Young Living Essential Oils Extend the Life of Their Facility http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=420467&issueID=44606 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44606>January 15, 2017</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />A booming industry, a growing company, and not enough space in their facility. These were the challenges faced by Young Living Essential Oils, the World Leader in Essential Oils.</p> 1/13/2017 9:37:15 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=420467&amp;issueID=44606 1st Quarter Issue Online Now http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/DISQ/DISQ0117/index.php <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44606>January 15, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />The First Quarter issue of <i>The MHEDA Journal</i> is online now. Each year, the first quarter issue is the "Economic Forecast" issue, featuring forecasts from MHEDA distributors, MHEDA Suppliers, MHI, CEMA and ITA. This year also features commentary from MHEDA Convention speaker and noted economist Alan Beaulieu. All of this and much more in this issue of <i>The MHEDA Journal</i></p> 1/13/2017 9:45:09 AM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/DISQ/DISQ0117/index.php MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44606>January 15, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Want to network with and learn from women who work in the Material Handling Industry? Be part of MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative. Mission: To inspire and draw women to the material handling industry by offering resources and a network that foster professional success while furthering the mission of MHEDA.</p> 1/10/2017 12:38:37 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 Connect With MHEDA at ProMat 2017 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2299 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44606>January 15, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA is exhibiting at ProMat 2017, April 3 &ndash; 6 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Visit the MHEDA Booth #1694, and pick up a MHEDA Member ribbon, visit with Board Members and MHEDA Staff and learn about what's planned for 2017. You're also invited to join fellow MHEDA members for an Informal Networking Reception on Tuesday, April 4 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. This reception is the perfect opportunity to mingle with other distributors and manufacturers while in Chicago. The reception will be held at McCormick Place South room S 105ABC. </p> 1/13/2017 11:02:34 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2299 4 Distributor Members Achieve MVP Award http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1378 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44605>January 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />MHEDA is proud to announce four companies have been awarded the MVP Award for 2017. Each have documented their commitment to their customers, suppliers and employees. They are: Bublitz Material Handling, North Kansas City, MO (3 Years MVP), CE-DFW Warehouse Solutions, Grapevine, TX (4 years MVP), Riekes Equipment Co., Omaha, NE (6 years MVP), WW Cannon, Dallas, TX (3 Years MVP). </p> 12/29/2016 12:17:40 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1378 Donnelly To Retire from Gregory Poole http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=418146&issueID=44605 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44605>January 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Please join MHEDA in extending best wishes to Richard Donnelly, who is retiring from Gregory Poole Equipment Company on January 31, 2017. Richard has been an outstanding part of Gregory Poole&rsquo;s success and a true inspiration for all of us. He has been a dedicated and loyal associate who has worked tirelessly and selflessly throughout his career. </p> 12/29/2016 12:46:17 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=418146&amp;issueID=44605 UniCarriers Americas Announces Vegusa Maquinaria as its President&rsquo;s Award Winner http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=418105&issueID=44605 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44605>January 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) announces Vegusa Maquinaria, located in Aguascalientes, Mexico, as its President&rsquo;s Award winner.</p> 12/29/2016 12:17:40 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=418105&amp;issueID=44605 Tom Fallon Joins the Thombert Team http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=418108&issueID=44605 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44605>January 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Tom Fallon has joined Thombert as Sales Consultant &ndash; Western Region, which is a new position that further expands availability and responsiveness for Thombert customers. Tom has many years in the material handling industry, working for lift truck manufacturers in various capacities ranging from Corporate Parts Manager, Customer Care Manager, OEM Sales Manager, National Accounts, Aftermarket Products Support Group Manager, and as a Western Regional Manager. </p> 12/29/2016 12:17:41 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=418108&amp;issueID=44605 KION North America Hosts Food Drive for Lowcountry Food Bank http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=418107&issueID=44605 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44605>January 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />From Oct. 1 through Nov. 11, KION North America hosted a fall food drive to benefit Lowcountry Food Bank. The company donated more than 1,200 pounds of non-perishable food items in time for the upcoming holiday season. </p> 12/29/2016 12:17:41 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=418107&amp;issueID=44605 George Schmid joins AmTrust Specialty Equipment http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=418104&issueID=44605 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44605>January 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />After years of successfully serving the construction and agriculture equipment markets, AmTrust Specialty Equipment now offers extended service contracts to businesses in the material handling industry. George Schmid, a long-time Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) member, has joined AmTrust to assist with the expansion into this market.</p> 12/29/2016 12:17:40 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=418104&amp;issueID=44605 New 2017 Education Offerings http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44605>January 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Look to MHEDA for custom business training to meet your material handling business needs. Now available is a complete list of educational Webinars and Conferences planned for you in 2017. </p> 12/29/2016 12:17:41 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 January 19 Webinar - Inside Sales 101 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2289 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44605>January 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />The target audience for this webinar is inside sales and service professionals (counter salespeople, customer service, technical support, field service professionals, etc.) and their managers. This webinar will give participants practical tools to be more proactive and sell more effectively. Presented by Paul Reilly, Reilly Sales Training</p> 12/29/2016 12:51:09 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2289 Registration Now Open for 2017 Convention & Exhibitor Showcase http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2277 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44605>January 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />April 29 - May 3, 2017 The Grand America Hotel - Salt Lake City, Utah MHEDA's 2017 Convention and Exhibitor Showcase details are now available online.The Engagement Experience is the theme for next year's Convention. It&rsquo;s time to re-engage with our business, so we can better serve our most important stake holders: our customers, our employees and our families. MHEDA's 2017 Convention will give you the tools and inspiration to live in the present, with an eye on the future.</p> 12/29/2016 12:17:41 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2277 MHEDA's Learning Management System http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44605>January 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Education for your employees and track their learning progress. Career Track Videos are a compilation of hundreds of videos that will help you improve your business skills in designated areas. Eleven career tracks, on-demand webinars, conference videos and individual modules are available. Training system is affordable for any budget. Price ranges from $10 to $399.</p> 12/29/2016 12:17:41 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 2016: Everything I Thought I Knew Was Wrong http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=418113&issueID=44605 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44605>January 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Steve Guglielmo The very first issue of The MHEDA Journal that I ever got to work on was the 1st Quarter 2010 issue. I was hired in September 2010 and my boss at the time (coincidentally, Chris Powers who has moved on from the magazine but still helps each year write the Supplier Forecast) felt that the best way for me to learn the industry was by making as many forecast calls as possible and just talking to members. </p> 12/29/2016 12:17:41 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=418113&amp;issueID=44605 Parachute Rigging Facility Space Issue Solved With Mobile Aisle Storage Systems http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=418114&issueID=44605 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44605>January 1, 2017</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />The United States Army Special Forces Base at Fort Carson, Colorado, was facing an ergonomic and space efficiency problem in its parachute rigging and repair facility. The facility had limited floor space to fold its extremely large parachutes and also required storage capacity for packed parachutes. In addition to the facility&rsquo;s layout concerns, there were ergonomic concerns for the soldiers that inspected and folded the parachutes.</p> 12/29/2016 12:17:41 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=418114&amp;issueID=44605 Mobile &ndash; A Necessity For B2B Marketing http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=418115&issueID=44605 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44605>January 1, 2017</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br /><i>MHEDA 2016 Critical Impact Factor Number 3 States That Mobile technology is becoming a prominent means for doing business and interacting with customers. Members must embrace this trend.</i> By Brian Bluff We often think of Google search as an almost perfectly working, black box-type system. You put in a search query, and more often than not Google spits out what you&rsquo;re looking for as the top result. We also tend to think of Google search working the same everywhere: on an Android phone, a laptop, and even iPhone. However, those in the online industry know that Google search is a constantly evolving process and it functions differently in different contexts.</p> 12/29/2016 12:17:41 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=418115&amp;issueID=44605 Regional Networking Summit Coming to Jacksonville, Florida - February 2 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1820 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44605>January 1, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Mark your calendars to join MHEDA on February 2, 2017 for a one-day Regional Networking Summit Hosted by MHEDA Member, Lift Power, Inc. in Jacksonville, Florida. Summit includes: Breakfast, Business Workshops, Lunch, Guided Facility Tour of Lift Power, Inc., Interactive Networking, and Raffle Prizes. More information will be available soon. Questions? Contact Rebecca Hein at 847.680.3500 or rhein@mheda.org. </p> 12/29/2016 12:17:41 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1820 MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44605>January 1, 2017</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Want to network with and learn from women who work in the Material Handling Industry? Be part of MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative. Mission: To inspire and draw women to the material handling industry by offering resources and a network that foster professional success while furthering the mission of MHEDA.</p> 12/29/2016 12:17:41 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 MHEDA Mourns The Passing of Alvin Richer http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=416055&issueID=44604 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44604>December 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />MHEDA extends its condolences to the friends and family of Alvin Richer, who passed away on November 24, 2016. He was a man of enormous integrity, discipline, and empathy. His legacy will endure in the lives of those he mentored. We honor his achievements and great success. We will miss him.</p> 12/14/2016 8:57:31 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=416055&amp;issueID=44604 16 Distributor Members Achieve MVP Award http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1378 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44604>December 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />MHEDA is proud to announce sixteen companies have been awarded the MVP Award for 2017. Each have documented their commitment to their customers, suppliers and employees. They are: AHS LLC, Cincinnati, OH (6th year); Atlas Toyota Material Handling, Elk Grove Village, IL (2nd year); CMH Services, Columbia, SC (6th year); Conveyor Solutions, Inc., Schaumburg, IL (5th year); CSI Materials Handling , Westmont, IL (2nd year); DuraServ (formerly Southern Acquisition, Farmers Branch, TX (4th year); Elite Supply Chain Solutions, Hudson, OH (4th year); Fairchild Equipment, Green Bay, WI (3rd year); FloStor Engineering, Inc., Hayward, CA (3rd year); FMH Material Hdlg Solutions, Denver, CO (5th year); Hodge Material Handling, Dubuque, IA (3rd year); MH Equipment Company, Mossville, IL (1st year); Morrison Industrial Equipment Co., Grand Rapids, MI (6th year); Nelson Equipment Co., Shreveport, LA (2nd year); Quality Material Handling Inc., Azusa, CA (1st year); and Sunbelt Industrial Trucks, Dallas, TX (6th year).</p> 12/13/2016 9:37:37 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1378 Romano Recognized With 2016 Supply Chain Leadership Award http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=416050&issueID=44604 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44604>December 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />The Supply and Value Chain Center at Loyola University Chicago&rsquo;s Quinlan School of Business announced the winners of its annual Supply and Value Chain Center Awards. The awards recognize outstanding performance of individuals and teams in categories including Leadership, Supply Chain Excellence, Innovation, and Sustainability. Michael B. Romano, President and CEO of Associated was recognized with the 2016 Supply Chain Leadership Award. </p> 12/14/2016 8:50:01 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=416050&amp;issueID=44604 Frankie Forklift Introduces Two New Items http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=416042&issueID=44604 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44604>December 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Frankie Forklift and Friends would like to introduce two new items just in time for the holidays - a 26 page coloring book and a soft lovable Frankie Forklift toy. The coloring book introduces 18 new characters inspired by material handling equipment including Dudley Dump Hopper and Clarence Clamp Truck. The plush Frankie Forklift toy can join your kids when they read about Frankie's new adventures or just hang out with them for a nap. </p> 12/14/2016 8:41:38 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=416042&amp;issueID=44604 Toyota Industrial Equipment Recognizes Shoppa's Material Handling for 30-Year Milestone http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=416057&issueID=44604 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44604>December 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Shoppa&rsquo;s Material Handling is pleased to announce the celebration of their 30-year milestone as a Toyota Industrial Equipment dealer. The forklift dealership has been bringing innovative material handling, distribution and warehousing products to the North Texas marketplace for over three decades.</p> 12/14/2016 9:00:07 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=416057&amp;issueID=44604 New 2017 Education Offerings http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44604>December 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Look to MHEDA for custom business training to meet your material handling business needs. Now available is a complete list of educational Webinars and Conferences planned for you in 2017. </p> 12/13/2016 9:37:37 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1647 Registration Now Open for 2017 Convention & Exhibitor Showcase http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2277 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44604>December 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />April 29 - May 3, 2017 The Grand America Hotel - Salt Lake City, Utah MHEDA's 2017 Convention and Exhibitor Showcase details are now available online.The Engagement Experience is the theme for next year's Convention. It&rsquo;s time to re-engage with our business, so we can better serve our most important stake holders: our customers, our employees and our families. MHEDA's 2017 Convention will give you the tools and inspiration to live in the present, with an eye on the future.</p> 12/14/2016 10:40:12 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2277 MHEDA's Learning Management System http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44604>December 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Education for your employees and track their learning progress. Career Track Videos are a compilation of hundreds of videos that will help you improve your business skills in designated areas. Eleven career tracks, on-demand webinars, conference videos and individual modules are available. Training system is affordable for any budget. Price ranges from $10 to $399.</p> 12/13/2016 9:37:37 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 2016: Everything I Thought I Knew Was Wrong http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=416060&issueID=44604 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44604>December 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Steve Guglielmo The very first issue of The MHEDA Journal that I ever got to work on was the 1st Quarter 2010 issue. I was hired in September 2010 and my boss at the time (coincidentally, Chris Powers who has moved on from the magazine but still helps each year write the Supplier Forecast) felt that the best way for me to learn the industry was by making as many forecast calls as possible and just talking to members. </p> 12/14/2016 9:02:11 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=416060&amp;issueID=44604 Parachute Rigging Facility Space Issue Solved With Mobile Aisle Storage Systems http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=416061&issueID=44604 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44604>December 15, 2016</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />The United States Army Special Forces Base at Fort Carson, Colorado, was facing an ergonomic and space efficiency problem in its parachute rigging and repair facility. The facility had limited floor space to fold its extremely large parachutes and also required storage capacity for packed parachutes. In addition to the facility&rsquo;s layout concerns, there were ergonomic concerns for the soldiers that inspected and folded the parachutes.</p> 12/14/2016 9:02:11 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=416061&amp;issueID=44604 Mobile &ndash; A Necessity For B2B Marketing http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=416062&issueID=44604 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44604>December 15, 2016</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br /><i>MHEDA 2016 Critical Impact Factor Number 3 States That Mobile technology is becoming a prominent means for doing business and interacting with customers. Members must embrace this trend.</i> By Brian Bluff We often think of Google search as an almost perfectly working, black box-type system. You put in a search query, and more often than not Google spits out what you&rsquo;re looking for as the top result. We also tend to think of Google search working the same everywhere: on an Android phone, a laptop, and even iPhone. However, those in the online industry know that Google search is a constantly evolving process and it functions differently in different contexts.</p> 12/14/2016 9:02:11 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=416062&amp;issueID=44604 Regional Networking Summit Coming to Jacksonville, Florida - February 2 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1820 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44604>December 15, 2016</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Mark your calendars to join MHEDA on February 2, 2017 for a one-day Regional Networking Summit Hosted by MHEDA Member, Lift Power, Inc. in Jacksonville, Florida. Summit includes: Breakfast, Business Workshops, Lunch, Guided Facility Tour of Lift Power, Inc., Interactive Networking, and Raffle Prizes. More information will be available soon. Questions? Contact Rebecca Hein at 847.680.3500 or rhein@mheda.org. </p> 12/14/2016 10:04:28 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1820 MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44604>December 15, 2016</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Want to network with and learn from women who work in the Material Handling Industry? Be part of MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative. Mission: To inspire and draw women to the material handling industry by offering resources and a network that foster professional success while furthering the mission of MHEDA.</p> 12/13/2016 9:37:37 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 Overtime Rule Blocked http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=413394&issueID=44603 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44603>December 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />On November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas has entered into an injunction, keeping the US Department of Labor from implementing the new overtime rules effective Dec. 1, 2016. What does this mean to you?</p> 11/29/2016 9:37:43 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=413394&amp;issueID=44603 8 Distributor Members Achieve MVP Status http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1378 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44603>December 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />MHEDA is proud to announce five companies who have been awarded the MVP Award for 2017. Each have documented their commitment to their customers, suppliers and employees. Bode Equipment Co., Londonderry, NH - 6th Year Frontier Forklifts and Service, Pearland, TX - 2nd Year Mathand, Inc., Woodstock, GA - 3rd Year Modern Group, Ltd., Bristol, PA - 3rd Year RMH Systems, Waukee, IA - 2nd Year Springer Equipment Co., Birmingham, AL - 5th year Valley Industrial Trucks, Youngstown, OH - 1st Year Warehouse1, Kansas City, MO - 5th Year</p> 11/23/2016 11:44:31 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1378 Frankie Forklift Introduces Two New Items http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=413445&issueID=44603 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44603>December 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Frankie Forklift and Friends would like to introduce two new items just in time for the holidays - a 26 page coloring book and a soft lovable Frankie Forklift toy. The coloring book introduces 18 new characters inspired by material handling equipment including Dudley Dump Hopper and Clarence Clamp Truck. The plush Frankie Forklift toy can join your kids when they read about Frankie's new adventures or just hang out with them for a nap. </p> 11/30/2016 8:53:24 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=413445&amp;issueID=44603 UniCarriers Americas Expands Regional Sales Team http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=413423&issueID=44603 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44603>December 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) expands its regional sales team by hiring Aaron C. Boemmel, Michael Paul, Terre Robert Haff and Paul G. West.</p> 11/30/2016 8:42:14 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=413423&amp;issueID=44603 TVH Sponsors KC's Got Talent to Raise Money for WEN http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=413437&issueID=44603 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v3.asp?issueID=44603>December 1, 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />TVH in the Americas (TVH) sponsored the the 6th Annual KCs Got Talent fundraiser at Boulevard Brewing Company on November 10th. All proceeds from the event will go to the Women&rsquo;s Employment Network (WEN), an organization that helps women build their careers and encourage happy financial futures. </p> 11/30/2016 8:43:53 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=413437&amp;issueID=44603