MHEDA CONNECTION http://www.mhedaconnection.org/ Newsletter RSS Feed. en-us Copyright 2014 12/21/2014 11:54:23 AM 20 The Right Opportunity http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=299385&issueID=34096 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34096>December 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />Sunbelt Industrial Trucks (Dallas, TX) had a long-standing relationship with LG Electronics. The technology giant had bought its LP forklifts from Sunbelt since 2002. However, as LG was getting set to move into a massive 1.2 million sq. ft. distribution center, Sunbelt Vice President of Sales Matt Maddock suggested that the company look at Nissan electric forklifts.</p> 12/11/2014 3:09:43 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=299385&amp;issueID=34096 Get More Out of Your Sales Meetings http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=299384&issueID=34096 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34096>December 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Brian C. Neuwirth In material handling, distributors have many options. That is why it is vitally important that you be able to succinctly and effectively differentiate your product and your company from the competitors. To do this, manufacturers must reconsider and re-calibrate how they treat the all important sales meeting.</p> 12/11/2014 3:06:31 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=299384&amp;issueID=34096 Clark Promotes Guckian http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=299382&issueID=34096 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34096>December 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Clark Material Handling Company announced the promotion of Dale Guckian to the position of Product Support Manager, reporting to Chuck Mix, Vice President of Operations. In this new role he will be responsible for overseeing the following departments: service engineering, warranty, product service, training and customer service. </p> 12/11/2014 3:04:02 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=299382&amp;issueID=34096 Hyundai Names Platte Lift Trucks Authorized Dealer http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=299378&issueID=34096 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34096>December 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Hyundai Forklift appointed Platte Lift Trucks as an authorized dealer. Platte Lift Trucks now provides sales, service, parts and rentals of Hyundai equipment from their dealership location in Lincoln, NE.</p> 12/11/2014 2:54:32 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=299378&amp;issueID=34096 NMHG Names DeSutter VP of Fleet, Service and Aftermarket http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=299377&issueID=34096 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34096>December 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG), the parent company of Hyster Company and Yale Materials Handling Corporation, announces the promotion of Pat DeSutter, Director of Fleet Management, to Vice President of Fleet, Service and Aftermarket, effective January 1, 2015.</p> 12/11/2014 2:51:44 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=299377&amp;issueID=34096 Fairchild Equipment Celebrates Ribbon Cutting http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=299371&issueID=34096 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34096>December 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />On Monday, December 1, Fairchild Equipment, in conjunction with the Waukesha County Business Alliance, celebrated the opening of their new Menomonee Falls facility and expansion into southern Wisconsin with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The ceremony took place at the newly refinished facility located at N52 W13821 North Park Drive, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051. </p> 12/11/2014 2:41:51 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=299371&amp;issueID=34096 White to Lead UNEX Southeast Region http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=299369&issueID=34096 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34096>December 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UNEX Manufacturing hired Andrew White of Atlanta, Georgia, to lead the company&rsquo;s sales and marketing efforts in the Southeast Region. As Southeastern Regional Manager, White is responsible for working with distributors who serve customers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.</p> 12/11/2014 2:36:46 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=299369&amp;issueID=34096 Three Distributor Members Awarded 2015 MVP Award http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=299212&issueID=34096 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34096>December 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />MHEDA is pleased to add the following three companies to the list of distributor members who have achieved the 2015 MVP Award! 1) CE-DFW Warehouse Solutions, Grapevine, TX 2) Elite Supply Chain Solutions, Hudson, OH 3) NMC Material Handling, Omaha, NE Click on "Learn More" to see the full list of MVP recipients.</p> 12/11/2014 9:59:31 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=299212&amp;issueID=34096 Find What&rsquo;s Next at ProMat&reg; 2015 http://www.ProMatShow.com <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34096>December 15, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />See and compare solutions for your manufacturing and supply chain operations and network with your peers at ProMat 2015&mdash;March 23-26, 2015 at Chicago&rsquo;s McCormick Place. Discover equipment and systems solutions. Learn about the latest innovations. Explore over 800 exhibits and 100 Education Sessions.</p> 12/10/2014 3:26:26 PM http://www.ProMatShow.com MHEDA Will Host Networking Reception at ProMat 2015 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1974 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34096>December 15, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />You're invited to join fellow MHEDA members for an Informal Networking Reception on Monday, March 23, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Chicago. MHEDA is hosting this reception to give you the perfect opportunity to mingle with other distributors and manufacturers while in Chicago. The reception will be held at McCormick Place South Room 406A. RSVP Now!</p> 12/10/2014 12:56:10 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1974 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=298982&issueID=34096 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34096>December 15, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 12/10/2014 12:56:10 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=298982&amp;issueID=34096 Automation and Labor: Can't They Get Along? http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=297271&issueID=34095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34095>December 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Scott Stone, Cisco-Eagle Many American workers worry that companies' increasing investment in automation means they'll eventually be out of a job. But how can automation and labor work together?</p> 11/25/2014 12:43:40 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=297271&amp;issueID=34095 On Track for Efficient Storage http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=297138&issueID=34095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34095>December 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />Mitsubishi Transportation sorely needed a new facility to increase their production capabilities. The company, which makes components for passenger rail cars, had reached its capacity in its current building. Cranston Material Handling (McKees Rocks, PA) had helped Mitsubishi set up its original storage racks and the customer was confident in their ability to design a new, more efficient facility. </p> 11/24/2014 11:10:45 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=297138&amp;issueID=34095 Caster Concepts Acquires Modern Suspension Systems http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=297136&issueID=34095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34095>December 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Caster Concepts acquired the assets of Modern Suspension Systems of Rockford, IL. The tread tray carts and die cast business, which has been a part of Modern Suspension Systems, will remain under the control of MS Holdings Rockford LLC in Rockford, IL. MS Holdings will also become a distributor of Caster Concepts products as part of the acquisition. Modern Suspension Systems has a long standing distributor relationship with R.T. Laird, Inc. of Plymouth, MI.</p> 11/24/2014 11:06:34 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=297136&amp;issueID=34095 Linde North America Rebrands http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=297135&issueID=34095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34095>December 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Linde Material Handling North America Corporation announced that it will change its corporate name to KION North America Corporation, effective January 1, 2015. The change will allow the company to better align itself with its European parent company, The KION Group and serve as a platform for the company's KION 2020 North American growth strategy.</p> 11/24/2014 11:04:18 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=297135&amp;issueID=34095 Industry Pioneer Laroia To Retire http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=297134&issueID=34095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34095>December 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG), the parent company of Hyster Company and Yale Materials Handling Corporation, announces that its vice president of aftermarket, Paul Laroia, has indicated plans to retire. Laroia will stay with the company through the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition.</p> 11/24/2014 11:01:44 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=297134&amp;issueID=34095 SI Systems Appoints Stavraka http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=297132&issueID=34095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34095>December 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />SI Systems, a subsidiary of Paragon Technologies, Inc., announced that Dean Stavraka joined the management team as Director of Business Development. Dean&rsquo;s career has included positions in the electronics, aerospace, automotive and manufacturing industries for such companies as Westinghouse, Curtiss-Wright, United Capital Corp. and White Systems. He has over 30 years of experience in industrial manufacturing, technical sales administration, and corporate management.</p> 11/24/2014 10:51:01 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=297132&amp;issueID=34095 UNEX Announces Move http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=297131&issueID=34095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34095>December 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UNEX Manufacturing has announced that they will move their offices and production to the Lakewood Industrial Park at 691 New Hampshire Avenue in Lakewood, New Jersey in January 2015. UNEX&rsquo;s new facility will be located in the second largest industrial park in New Jersey, and will be a state-of-the-art 75,000 square foot facility housing offices, manufacturing, and assembly.</p> 11/24/2014 10:47:34 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=297131&amp;issueID=34095 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=297089&issueID=34095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34095>December 1, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 11/24/2014 3:27:23 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=297089&amp;issueID=34095 MHEDA Will Host Networking Reception at ProMat 2015 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1974 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34095>December 1, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />You're invited to join fellow MHEDA members for an Informal Networking Reception on Monday, March 23, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Chicago. MHEDA is hosting this reception to give you the perfect opportunity to mingle with other distributors and manufacturers while in Chicago. The reception will be held at McCormick Place South Room 406A. RSVP Now!</p> 11/24/2014 3:25:16 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1974 2014 Webinars Now 50% Off http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1976 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34095>December 1, 2014</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />We received great feedback on the webinars presented during 2014 and wanted to give you the opportunity to enjoy the programming you may have missed. </p> 11/24/2014 2:29:17 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1976 NEW! 2015 Education Calendar http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1647 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34095>December 1, 2014</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 2015. </p> 11/24/2014 2:20:35 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1647 Safely Optimizing Pallet Flow and Pushback Rack Storage http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=295074&issueID=34094 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34094>November 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />General Mills&rsquo; Cedar Rapids, Iowa plant had successfully used pallet flow and pushback rack systems, but ongoing growth, product changes, and long use required a storage system update that would safely add capacity to their existing facility. As one of the world&rsquo;s largest food companies, with global net sales of $17.8 billion in fiscal year 2013, General Mills values innovation in every aspect of its business, including storage and logistics</p> 11/12/2014 2:23:36 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=295074&amp;issueID=34094 Setting the Pace http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=295067&issueID=34094 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34094>November 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Linda Anlauf Does meeting face to face for business and team building make a difference? It definitely does, and the PaceSetters proved it in Nashville, Tennessee during their Inaugural "Set the Pace" meeting!</p> 11/12/2014 2:19:41 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=295067&amp;issueID=34094 W&H Announces New Division http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=295061&issueID=34094 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34094>November 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />W&H Systems announced the creation of a new Professional Services Group (PSG) division dedicated to bringing superior services and support to clients under the strategic direction of Jim McLafferty as Director. The Professional Services Group brings together existing technical support, parts, maintenance services, allied products, and post-sales support functions under one umbrella to maximize customers&rsquo; long-term satisfaction. As Director, Jim McLafferty will be responsible for expanding relationships with new and existing clients, increasing the group&rsquo;s capabilities and offerings, and identifying opportunities to increase customer satisfaction.</p> 11/12/2014 2:13:23 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=295061&amp;issueID=34094 Case Systems Appoints Kirby http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=295022&issueID=34094 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34094>November 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Case Systems and BOSTONtec appointed Mike Kirby as Director of Corporate Sales and Marketing. In this role, Kirby will be a member of Senior Staff and have responsibility for the leadership, direction and functional management of sales, marketing and new business development for both Case Systems and BOSTONtec.</p> 11/12/2014 1:36:07 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=295022&amp;issueID=34094 EMH Appoints Larouche As Operations Manager http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=295018&issueID=34094 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34094>November 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Engineered Material Handling (EMH), has recently appointed Jean-Francois (Jeff) Larouche to the position of Operations Manager for North America and South America as well as for the company&rsquo;s international operations. Mr. Larouche will oversee and coordinate all Engineering, Manufacturing and Purchasing functions for EMH, as well as work with Sales to forecast work requirements.</p> 11/12/2014 1:30:49 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=295018&amp;issueID=34094 Smith Named Dealer Development Manager http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=294998&issueID=34094 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34094>November 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Clark Material Handling Company promoted Rob Smith to Dealer Development Manager, reporting to Scott Johnson, Vice President of Business Development. In this role, Rob will be calling on both existing and prospective dealers. Rob will be supporting our existing field sales team with the training of dealers on Clark&rsquo;s many systems, programs, services and products. Additionally, he will canvas open territories for potential dealer candidates. </p> 11/12/2014 1:23:58 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=294998&amp;issueID=34094 UNEX Donates to Northern Illinois Food Bank http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=294997&issueID=34094 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34094>November 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />After attending a trade show in Chicago, UNEX had rack that they were looking to donate rather than ship back to New Jersey. After calling a couple of local charities, UNEX representatives were put in contact with the Northern Illinois Food Bank Director of Food Procurement Stephen Ericson. Ericson noted that the Food Bank could definitely find use for the rack but that they wouldn't be able to get downtown to actually pick it up. UNEX was able to deliver the rack directly to the foodbank, just in time for the food bank to start packing its Holiday Meal Boxes.</p> 11/12/2014 1:18:14 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=294997&amp;issueID=34094 Raymond Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Patents http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=294990&issueID=34094 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34094>November 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />On Friday, November 7th, The Raymond Corporation held a celebration to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the patents on the pallet and the hand pallet truck by Bill House and George Raymond, Sr. from the Lyon Iron Works. Steve Raymond, President of Raymond Handling Concepts, spoke at the event and provided some historical and family perspective. To celebrate the event, Steve wrote a personal story that can be read clicking on the Learn More link.</p> 11/12/2014 1:05:21 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=294990&amp;issueID=34094 Five Members Awarded 2015 MVP Award http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=294419&issueID=34094 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34094>November 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />MHEDA is pleased to announce the following five companies have been awarded the 2015 MVP Award! 1) Bode Equipment Co., Londonderry, NH 2) Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc., Maple Shade, NJ 3) Fallsway Equipment Co., Akron, OH 4) Gregory Poole Equipment Co., Raleigh, NC 5) Morrison Industrial Equipment Co., Grand Rapids, MI The MVP Award allows MHEDA distributors another way to brand their exceptional commitment to their customers, employees and suppliers.</p> 11/10/2014 10:09:04 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=294419&amp;issueID=34094 What&rsquo;s Next at ProMat&reg; 2015 http://www.ProMatShow.com <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34094>November 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />See and compare solutions for your manufacturing and supply chain operations and network with your peers at ProMat 2015&mdash;March 23-26, 2015 at Chicago&rsquo;s McCormick Place. Discover equipment and systems solutions. Learn about the latest innovations. Explore over 800 exhibits and 100 Education Sessions. </p> 11/10/2014 10:02:28 AM http://www.ProMatShow.com Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=294414&issueID=34094 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34094>November 15, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 11/10/2014 9:56:31 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=294414&amp;issueID=34094 Mixing Safety and Efficiency http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=292191&issueID=34093 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34093>November 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />IBM Lexmark needed large drums and drum handling equipment to mix the toner chemicals that go into its printer ink cartridges. The company is very safety conscious and was looking for the most efficient and safest solution possible for their mixing needs.</p> 10/29/2014 11:00:01 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=292191&amp;issueID=34093 The Innovations Issue http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=292188&issueID=34093 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34093>November 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Steve Guglielmo We have spent this entire year celebrating MHEDA&rsquo;s 60th Anniversary. In each issue, we have reflected on the evolution of MHEDA and the material handling industry as a whole. We have examined where we have come from, where we are going and how we&rsquo;re going to get there. Though MHEDA&rsquo;s founding fathers might survey the association and industry today and find it completely unrecognizable from the industry they knew when MHEDA was formed in October 1954, they would undoubtedly recognize the innovative spirit of our members.</p> 10/29/2014 10:57:30 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=292188&amp;issueID=34093 Doosan Names Liftec Authorized Dealer http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=292185&issueID=34093 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34093>November 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Liftec Forklifts is an authorized dealer of Doosan lift trucks and material handling equipment in the metropolitan New York/Long Island/and upper New Jersey marketplace. Located in South Plainfield, New Jersey, Liftec Forklifts offers a large inventory of new and used forklifts, an extensive rental fleet, and an experienced forklift service department. "Liftec is extremely excited to partner with Doosan and knows their quality staff and product line will help us continue to grow our business in the New York metropolitan area," notes Tom Sylvester, Dealer Principle/Executive Vice President, Liftec Forklifts.</p> 10/29/2014 10:55:08 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=292185&amp;issueID=34093 Wehner Named Case Systems President and General Manager http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=292180&issueID=34093 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34093>November 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Case Systems, Inc. of Midland, Michigan is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly Wehner as President and General Manager. Kelly has been at Case for 17 years in various roles such as Director of Finance and most recently as Vice President.</p> 10/29/2014 10:49:24 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=292180&amp;issueID=34093 MCFA Donates to Houston Food Bank http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=292178&issueID=34093 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34093>November 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) donated a Jungheinrich EJE 120 electric-powered walkie pallet truck to the Houston Food Bank, the largest food donation foundation in the nation. The Food Bank will use the Jungheinrich 4,500 lb. capacity electric walkie pallet truck to transport the thousands of boxes of food that the food bank delivers each day. </p> 10/29/2014 10:47:29 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=292178&amp;issueID=34093 UniCarriers Appoints Porwit Director of Marketing and Product Management http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=292177&issueID=34093 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34093>November 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Mark Porwit joined UniCarriers Americas Corporation as director of marketing and product management. He is responsible for overall leadership of the marketing department and building and expanding the UniCarriers Americas product management team. He also leads the development and coordination of all sales and product training initiatives, creating a product roadmap for UniCarriers Americas.</p> 10/29/2014 10:45:42 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=292177&amp;issueID=34093 Clark Awarded Kentucky Manufacturer of the Year http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=292173&issueID=34093 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34093>November 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Clark Material Handling Company was named the 2014 Mid-Size Manufacturer of the Year by the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM). The award was announced at the 14th annual Manufacturer & Employee of the Year Awards Luncheon held at the Seelbach Hilton in Louisville, KY. "Having a positive manufacturing presence in Kentucky is something Clark is proud of. To win this award and be acknowledged amongst our peers is an honor," commented Clark&rsquo;s Chief Operations Officer Chuck Moratz.</p> 10/29/2014 10:34:58 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=292173&amp;issueID=34093 New Business Volume Soars According to ELFA Report http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=292165&issueID=34093 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34093>November 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association&rsquo;s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $827 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for September was $9.4 billion, up 21 percent from new business volume in September 2013. Month over month, new business volume was up 31 percent from August. Year to date, cumulative new business volume increased 8 percent compared to 2013. </p> 10/29/2014 10:14:49 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=292165&amp;issueID=34093 November Sales Professional Training Camp http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1913 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34093>November 1, 2014</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Two and a half days of practical skills, tools and fundamental disciplines that are essential for sales professionals and a productive sales team presented by Don Buttrey on November 11-13, 2014. Space is limited so sign up soon. </p> 10/27/2014 12:17:30 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1913 Longevity and Quality: A Recipe for Success http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289463&issueID=34092 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34092>October 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />The 3rd Quarter Issue of The MHEDA Journal is always the most interesting of the year to me because it is the issue where we recognize MHEDA members celebrating milestone anniversaries and also distributors named by manufacturers as being the "Best of the Best." One thing that I have noticed over the years is that there is a tremendous amount of overlap between the two lists. MHEDA members routinely make up 80% or more of the dealer recognition lists. That&rsquo;s no accident. MHEDA distributors truly are the best of the best and the dealer recognition lists drive that point home.</p> 10/13/2014 9:16:33 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289463&amp;issueID=34092 AK Designs A Great Customer Experience http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289459&issueID=34092 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34092>October 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />St. Cloud, Minn.-based Coborn&rsquo;s is a very successful grocery retailer in the Midwest, with 47 locations in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin and North & South Dakota. As such, the company constantly opens new stores and remodels existing locations. To do so requires ample racking to store goods throughout the store. Coborn&rsquo;s relies on fast, timely service and a partner that they can trust to get the job done right. That is why they depend on Jerry Fredrickson and the team at AK Material Handling Systems (Maple Grove, MN).</p> 10/13/2014 9:14:22 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289459&amp;issueID=34092 Record Number of Dealers Support Raising Hope Program http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289453&issueID=34092 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34092>October 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Clark Material Handling Company&rsquo;s 2014 "Raising Hope Champion" program had a record number of 26 dealers participate in support of breast cancer research. Champion Dealers made a qualifying donation and were given an opportunity to order special pink burden carriers to support The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event held in Lexington, KY October 4, 2014.</p> 10/13/2014 9:06:42 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289453&amp;issueID=34092 CEMA Expands Membership to the Americas http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289451&issueID=34092 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34092>October 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) President, Jerry Heathman, announced that CEMA's Directors approved expanding membership to all of the countries in the Americas, noting that the Americas are natural and historical markets for the Membership and generally use CEMA and North American standards.</p> 10/13/2014 9:01:57 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289451&amp;issueID=34092 LiftOne Donates Forklift to ALAN To Fight Ebola http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289450&issueID=34092 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34092>October 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) is fighting to prevent the spread of Ebola in West Africa. To do so, ALAN has sought the aid of material handling and logistics partners for both monetary and equipment donations. MHEDA member LiftOne donated a forklift to the cause and was able to coordinate funding for air transport of the truck to Africa.</p> 10/13/2014 8:58:34 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289450&amp;issueID=34092 UniCarriers Announces Seaman as Director of Product Development http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289449&issueID=34092 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34092>October 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Wayne Seaman joined UniCarriers Americas Corporation as director of product development. In this role, Seaman is responsible for new product development, current product support and engineering special orders as well as engineering testing and administration. </p> 10/13/2014 8:47:42 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289449&amp;issueID=34092 Ogden Named Authorized Hyundai Dealer http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289448&issueID=34092 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34092>October 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Hyundai Forklift expanded its dealer network by naming Ogden Forklifts an authorized Hyundai dealership. Ogden now provides sales, service, parts and rentals of Hyundai equipment from their dealership location in Atlanta, GA.</p> 10/13/2014 8:43:46 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289448&amp;issueID=34092 Yale Named to Executive 100 http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289447&issueID=34092 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34092>October 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Yale Materials Handling was awarded a position in the prestigious 2014 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 for its work with natural foods distributor Nature&rsquo;s Best to improve overall warehouse efficiency.</p> 10/13/2014 8:41:21 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=289447&amp;issueID=34092 November Sales Professional Training Camp http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1913 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34092>October 15, 2014</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Two and a half days of practical skills, tools and fundamental disciplines that are essential for sales professionals and a productive sales team presented by Don Buttrey on November 11-13, 2014. Space is limited so sign up soon. </p> 10/10/2014 9:05:52 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1913 A Working Holiday http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286623&issueID=34091 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34091>October 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />When Doug Hume approached the engineers at Southworth Products (Portland, ME) about a lift table project that R.H. Brown Co. (Seattle, WA) was working on for an aerospace manufacturing company, they told him that it was "the most technically complex lift that they had ever seen." Add to that the fact that the lifts were built off-site and had to be delivered in a one-week window the week before Christmas, and this project was destined to be difficult.</p> 9/24/2014 2:10:15 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286623&amp;issueID=34091 Preparing for 2015 http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286622&issueID=34091 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34091>October 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />The 4th Quarter Issue of The MHEDA Journal is currently deep into its production cycle and will be shipped early next month. The 4th Quarter issue is typically called "The Sales Success Story" issue and this year is no different. The magazine is filled with MHEDA dealers and suppliers joining forces to save the day for end-users. However, though it&rsquo;s not the feature story, the 4th Quarter Issue features arguably the most important information for members of all four issues, MHEDA&rsquo;s 2015 Critical Impact Factors.</p> 9/24/2014 2:08:16 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286622&amp;issueID=34091 Clark Appoints Moratz to Lead Global Engineeering Group http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286621&issueID=34091 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34091>October 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Clark Material Handling Company, in cooperation with Clark Material Handling International, created a worldwide product engineering group. To lead this group, Chuck Moratz has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Global Engineering, reporting to Dennis Lawrence, President & CEO of Clark.</p> 9/24/2014 2:04:55 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286621&amp;issueID=34091 UniCarriers Taps LKH&S for Advertising and Branding http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286619&issueID=34091 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34091>October 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas Corporation has hired LKH&S to send a new message to the materials handling marketplace. The Chicago ad agency brings its successful track record to the newest brand in forklifts. The UniCarriers brand was created last year after the acquisition of Nissan Forklift Corporation, North America and TCM America.</p> 9/24/2014 2:00:52 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286619&amp;issueID=34091 Equipco Celebrates 70 Years as Hyster Dealer http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286616&issueID=34091 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34091>October 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Equipco Division Phillips Corp (Equipco) recently celebrated its 70th anniversary as a Hyster dealer. Equipco is Hyster Company&rsquo;s oldest dealership, tracing its roots back to 1944, when owners Jack and Jim Phillips signed a dealership agreement to become the first independent Hyster dealer in the United States.</p> 9/24/2014 1:39:11 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286616&amp;issueID=34091 Material Handling Expo at Gillette Stadium http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286611&issueID=34091 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34091>October 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Northland Industrial Truck (NITCO) is hosting the 3rd Annual New England Material Handling Expo. The event will be held on Wednesday, October 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the exclusive Putnam Club at Gillette Stadium. The event will discuss integrated warehouse solutions, material handling products, storage solutions and much more. </p> 9/24/2014 1:23:01 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286611&amp;issueID=34091 NMHG Hosts Congressman http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286610&issueID=34091 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34091>October 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (NMHG) hosted Illinois Congressman John Shimkus for a tour of its facility in Danville, Illinois on August 26, 2014. The Danville facility is NMHG&rsquo;s Americas parts distribution center and currently employs 213 local citizens. </p> 9/24/2014 1:15:47 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286610&amp;issueID=34091 OSHA Revises Workplace Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286609&issueID=34091 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34091>October 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />According to a letter from the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, the Federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) announced revisions to its regulations governing workplace injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting. It both updates the list of industries that are exempt from the requirement to routinely keep injury and illness records and expands the list of severe work-related injuries that employers must report to OSHA. The new regulations go into effect on January 1, 2015. </p> 9/24/2014 1:04:36 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286609&amp;issueID=34091 ELFA Survey Shows New Business Up 13 Percent http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286608&issueID=34091 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34091>October 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association&rsquo;s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $827 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for August was $7.2 billion, up 13 percent from new business volume in August 2013. Month over month, new business volume was down 9 percent from July. Year to date, cumulative new business volume increased 6 percent compared to 2013. </p> 9/24/2014 1:01:51 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286608&amp;issueID=34091 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286592&issueID=34091 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34091>October 1, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 9/24/2014 12:34:59 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=286592&amp;issueID=34091 November Sales Professional Training Camp http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1913 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34091>October 1, 2014</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Two and a half days of practical skills, tools and fundamental disciplines that are essential for sales professionals and a productive sales team presented by Don Buttrey on November 11-13, 2014. Space is limited so sign up soon. </p> 9/24/2014 12:34:59 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1913 CSW 14 http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284818&issueID=34090 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34090>September 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />Three years ago, The MHEDA Journal changed its publisher to Naylor, LLC based out of Gainesville, Florida. In the years since, there have been a lot of changes to MHEDA&rsquo;s media platforms. We introduced MHEDA-TV, launched the <a href="https://twitter.com/MHEDA_Journal">@MHEDA_Journal </a>twitter account and MHEDA&rsquo;s Google+ page, unveiled a digital edition of The MHEDA Journal and overhauled The MHEDA Connection and TheMhedaJournal.org. By and large, however, we&rsquo;ve left the content in The MHEDA Journal relatively untouched.</p> 9/12/2014 10:38:47 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284818&amp;issueID=34090 Doing More With Less http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284817&issueID=34090 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34090>September 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />Gottlieb, a scrap aluminum processing and melting facility in Pennsylvania, was faced with a conundrum. Their production demands were growing, as were their employee demands. However, the company had just sold a portion of its building to another company so they were forced to meet those growing demands with less space. Looking for answers, they contacted Cranston Material Handling Equipment Corp (Pittsburgh, PA) to help solve this space dilemma. </p> 9/12/2014 10:36:35 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284817&amp;issueID=34090 MHEDA Staff Visits Automotion http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284810&issueID=34090 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34090>September 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />MHEDA Staff members visited the Automotion Integrator Group at the Wynright facility in Oak Lawn, IL on August 28th for an educational "Field Trip." During the visit, Tom Van Havermaet, Wynright Client Care shared information about Wynright's post sale Client Care program, and the Wynparts.com e-commerce web site. A plant tour was conducted by Erica Butler, Wynright Manufacturing Manager, who led the group through the manufacturing process for the Automotion brand conveyor & sortation equipment.</p> 9/12/2014 10:07:14 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284810&amp;issueID=34090 Advance Storage Products Opens New Plant http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284809&issueID=34090 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34090>September 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Advance Storage Products has opened a new plant in Salt Lake City. The 65,000 sq. ft. facility houses manufacturing for Advance's pushback and structural rack systems. Under the leadership of Plant Manager Tim Schulz, the new plant will employ 40 people by the end of the year. </p> 9/12/2014 10:01:39 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284809&amp;issueID=34090 Schemerhorn Named President of NMHG Big Trucks Team http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284807&issueID=34090 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34090>September 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) has appointed Brett Schemerhorn as President, Big Trucks Americas. The specialized Big Trucks team was developed as part of a recent reorganization to enhance the company&rsquo;s focus on meeting the specialized materials handling needs and challenges of end-users of these products.</p> 9/12/2014 9:59:57 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284807&amp;issueID=34090 Torrance Celebrates 75 Years http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284805&issueID=34090 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34090>September 15, 2014</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />Torrance will celebrate their 75th Anniversary in the fall of 2014. Founded in 1939 in Rock Island, IL, as an electric motor rebuilder and power transmission products distributor, the company expanded their product lines to include a variety of new and used material handling equipment.</p> 9/12/2014 9:57:30 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284805&amp;issueID=34090 Akro-Mils Product Donations Benefits Habitat for Humanity http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284799&issueID=34090 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34090>September 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />A donation of $2,500 in products from Akro-Mils has aided the Atlanta area Habitat for Humanity in providing a new home to a local family in need. Akro-Mils&rsquo; donation to Habitat for Humanity included plastic storage bins and containers, portable organizers, storage cases, plastic and steel storage cabinets, and louvered bench racks. The donated products were delivered from Akro-Mils&rsquo; booth at the 2014 True Value Spring Market Show at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.</p> 9/12/2014 9:51:53 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284799&amp;issueID=34090 Thompson & Johnson employees Dump Water on President http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284795&issueID=34090 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34090>September 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />David Schneckenburger, president of Thompson & Johnson Equipment CO., provided his employees with the opportunity of dumping ice cold water on him for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. David's daughter, Carey (Schneckenburger) Mottet challenged him. The dumping challenge was held at Thompson & Johnson&rsquo;s main branch in East Syracuse, NY on August 28, 2014.</p> 9/12/2014 9:49:23 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284795&amp;issueID=34090 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284730&issueID=34090 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34090>September 15, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 9/12/2014 8:43:08 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=284730&amp;issueID=34090 November Sales Professional Training Camp http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1913 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34090>September 15, 2014</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Two and a half days of practical skills, tools and fundamental disciplines that are essential for sales professionals and a productive sales team presented by Don Buttrey on November 11-13, 2014. Space is limited so sign up soon. </p> 9/12/2014 8:43:08 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1913 ACT NOW! Booth Reservations Start Tomorrow, September 16 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1931 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34090>September 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />Booth reservations for the 2015 Exhibitors&rsquo; Showcase will begin on Tuesday, September 16, at 10:00 am CT. This is your opportunity to showcase your products and/or services to the industry&rsquo;s top dealers who attend MHEDA's Convention. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first serve "Call-In" basis. Call 847-680-3500. IMPORTANT: On average, over 50% of the Showcase booths are sold on the first day of booth sales. For the best availability and options, we strongly encourage you to call early. Reservations will not be taken before 10:00 a.m. CT. Questions? Contact the MHEDA office.</p> 9/12/2014 8:43:08 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1931 Sustainability in the Supply Chain Workshop http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282318&issueID=34089 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34089>September 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />The Supply and Value Chain Center (SVCC) is hosting a Responsible Sourcing Workshop discussing "Sustainability in the Supply Chain." The event will be held Thursday, September 25, 2014, at 1:00 P.M. at the Paul Begich Center (1st Floor), Quinlan School of Business, 1 E Pearson Street, Chicago, IL, 60611. General admission is $70 but Member of the SVCC can get in for $40. </p> 8/28/2014 8:29:13 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282318&amp;issueID=34089 Proposed Amendments to the National Motor Freight Classification http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282309&issueID=34089 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34089>September 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) is a voluntary standard that provides a comparison of products moving via motor carrier in interstate, intrastate and foreign commerce. On Monday, September 8, the Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB) will conduct a public meeting to consider proposals for amending the NMFC as listed in CCSB Docket 2014-3 regarding the reclassification of pallet, storage or warehouse racks or parts or sections thereof. The proposal could increase the delivery cost of many storage rack installations. </p> 8/28/2014 8:01:43 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282309&amp;issueID=34089 SJF Eases Customer&rsquo;s Pain http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282131&issueID=34089 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34089>September 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />One of the most important things to consider when working with an assembly line is ergonomics. If equipment is improperly designed, operators are less efficient and more likely to get hurt. That risk is even higher when operators are manually moving 5,000-pound generators down a conveyor line, as was the case at Cummins Power Generation&rsquo;s Line 15. They knew that they needed a more ergonomically sound solution and so they contacted Jim Sterner, SJF Material Handling&rsquo;s Vice President of Engineering.</p> 8/27/2014 11:17:56 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282131&amp;issueID=34089 MHEDA Members Take The ALS Challenge http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282130&issueID=34089 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34089>September 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Steve Guglielmo By now, everybody has seen the #ALSIceBucketChallenge. As you will read in the 4Q 2014 issue (mailing early October) of The MHEDA Journal, I devoted the lion&rsquo;s share of my editor&rsquo;s note to the phenomenon. I wrote, "This is an outstanding example of a company standing out online. Celebrities, presidents, athletes and even dozens of MHEDA members took part in these viral videos, which served two purposes. The first was to raise awareness about the terrible disease that is ALS. The second was to raise money for ALS charities..."</p> 8/27/2014 11:15:53 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282130&amp;issueID=34089 Yale Named Top Green Provider For Second Consecutive Year http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282128&issueID=34089 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34089>September 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Yale Materials Handling Corporation was recently named as a Top Green Provider by Food Logistics for the second year in a row. The award was received based on Yale&rsquo;s commitment to reduce environmental impact by continuing to manufacture more sustainable materials handling equipment. </p> 8/27/2014 11:12:49 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282128&amp;issueID=34089 ProLift Industrial Equipment Receives Award for Continuous Improvement http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282127&issueID=34089 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34089>September 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) presented ProLift Industrial Equipment with the Aftersales Service Evaluation and Certification (ASEC) award for implementing a global quality program at the dealership. The dealership achieved the award by implementing process and operational standards to deliver quality and overall superior customer service throughout the dealership. </p> 8/27/2014 11:10:51 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282127&amp;issueID=34089 UniCarriers Americas Acquires New England Industrial Truck http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282124&issueID=34089 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34089>September 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas announced its diversification into the material handling retail market with the acquisition of New England Industrial Truck in Woburn, Mass. The acquisition was finalized on August 1, 2014. Terms of the transaction are not disclosed. </p> 8/27/2014 11:05:45 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282124&amp;issueID=34089 Hart Named Executive Vice President of Flow-Rite http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282121&issueID=34089 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34089>September 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Flow-Rite promoted Todd Hart to the position of Executive Vice President. As the Executive Vice President, Hart will direct all operations of Flow-Rite, lead the executive team in formulating and executing the business strategic plan, and organize each department to optimize performance.  He will maintain Flow-Rite&rsquo;s history of consistent growth with emphasis on sales of proprietary products, while continuously improving efficiency.</p> 8/27/2014 11:01:51 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282121&amp;issueID=34089 D.J. Powers Joins Dunn/Powers http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282118&issueID=34089 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34089>September 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Dunn/Powers Caster Corporation hired third-generation family member D.J. Powers in a CSR/Logistics role. D.J. brings several years of sales and logistics experience to the group.</p> 8/27/2014 10:55:15 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=282118&amp;issueID=34089 MVPs Recognized in Industry Press http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=281707&issueID=34089 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34089>September 1, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Each year MHEDA creates a full page advertisement for the industry press recognizing our MVP award winners. This year the ad has run in The MHEDA Journal, DC Velocity, Material Handling Wholesaler, and Material Handling Network with a combined subscription reaching hundreds of thousands of industry professionals. </p> 8/25/2014 1:42:23 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=281707&amp;issueID=34089 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=281688&issueID=34089 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34089>September 1, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 8/25/2014 1:22:44 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=281688&amp;issueID=34089 November Sales Professional Training Camp http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1913 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34089>September 1, 2014</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Two and a half days of practical skills, tools and fundamental disciplines that are essential for sales professionals and a productive sales team presented by Don Buttrey on November 11-13, 2014. Space is limited so sign up soon. </p> 8/25/2014 1:22:44 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1913 2015 Exhibitor Showcase Booths Go on Sale September 16, 2014 http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1931 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34089>September 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />MHEDA's 2015 Convention will take place at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country in Texas from April 18 to April 22. Booth reservations for the 2015 Exhibitors&rsquo; Showcase will begin on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 10:00 am CT. This is your opportunity to showcase your products and/or services to the industry&rsquo;s top dealers who attend the MHEDA Convention. Questions? Contact the MHEDA office.</p> 8/25/2014 1:22:44 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1931 Can Social Networks Impact You and Your Business? http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279770&issueID=34088 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34088>August 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Linda Anlauf I&rsquo;ve tried my best to learn as much as possible about the variety of social networks available for business such as Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. And I&rsquo;ve been asked many times by customers, coworkers and even friends outside of the Material Handling industry about why I stay connected on these platforms. The answer is easy...to build and maintain business relationships, to share information and to learn.</p> 8/12/2014 9:14:02 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279770&amp;issueID=34088 Sherwin-Williams Does the Asking http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279769&issueID=34088 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34088>August 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />When it comes to paint, nobody knows better than Sherwin-Williams. They are so confident that they can answer your paint questions, their motto is "Ask Sherwin-Williams." However, when it came to actually mixing their famous paint in the safest, most efficient way possible, the Greensboro, North Carolina, Sherwin-Williams plant needed an expert. They turned to Robby Reighley, an outside salesperson at Carolina Material Handling (Greensboro, NC).</p> 8/12/2014 9:11:33 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279769&amp;issueID=34088 LiuGong Welcomes Douglas Lake to Dealer Network http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279768&issueID=34088 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34088>August 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />LiuGong North America is pleased to announce Douglas Lake Equipment as a key member of the LiuGong North America dealer network. Traditionally, up until this point, Douglas Lake Equipment has been a dealer for a single line of products. LiuGong&rsquo;s full line product offering will Douglas Lake will be have more products available to supply a broader section of the market. </p> 8/12/2014 9:07:11 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279768&amp;issueID=34088 SI Systems Announces CFO http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279767&issueID=34088 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34088>August 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />SI Systems, a subsidiary of Paragon Technologies, Inc., is pleased to announce that Deborah Mertz has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Mertz has over thirty years of experience in both publicly and privately held companies and has held various senior accounting positions.</p> 8/12/2014 8:56:26 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279767&amp;issueID=34088 NMHG Adds Two Executives to Leadership Team http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279766&issueID=34088 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34088>August 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (NMHG) the parent company of Hyster Company and Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces the addition of Mike McCormick as vice president of warehouse solutions and Bill Buckhout as director of leasing and remarketing. McCormick and Buckhout have more than 40 years of combined industry experience.</p> 8/12/2014 8:47:04 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279766&amp;issueID=34088 Wolter Power Systems Welcomes Jason Riehl http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279764&issueID=34088 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34088>August 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Wolter Power Systems, a member of Wolter Group LLC, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Riehl as Sales Manager for Standby Generators as well as OEM Engine Sales. Jason is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Education. He has sales management experience in the Aerospace industry which focused on corporate as well as military applications. He has international business travel experience frequenting Brazil as well as other destinations to ensure the satisfaction of his customers.</p> 8/12/2014 8:27:06 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279764&amp;issueID=34088 Clark Raising Hope Sales Program Continues in 2014 http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279763&issueID=34088 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34088>August 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Clark Material Handling Company will offer its dealer network the ability to purchase a special pink "CLARK Raising Hope" CBX cargo box burden carrier to support this year&rsquo;s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event to be held in Lexington, KY on October 4, 2014.</p> 8/12/2014 8:19:08 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279763&amp;issueID=34088 FSIP Partners With S.P.E. Elettronica Industriale http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279762&issueID=34088 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34088>August 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Flight Systems Industrial Products (FSIP) entered into an exclusive remanufacturing agreement and an arrangement to distribute new products with S.P.E. Elettronica Industriale, of Bologna, Italy. S.P.E. specializes in on-board and standalone industrial, electronic battery chargers for lead-acid and lithium batteries. They offer an extensive line of high-frequency, programmable chargers ideal for the forklift, golf cart, scrubber sweeper, electric vehicle and go kart industries. Naming FSIP as the official US remanufacturer solidifies the commitment that S.P.E. has to serving the North American market. </p> 8/12/2014 8:13:51 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279762&amp;issueID=34088 Flow-Rite to Expand Facility, Create New Jobs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279761&issueID=34088 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34088>August 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Flow-Rite Controls was recently awarded a performance-based grant from the State of Michigan to support the expansion of its Byron Center, MI facility by 7,500 sq. ft. The expansion will include an innovative engineering center, upgrades to the existing facility, new high-speed assembly equipment, and new injection molds. The project will result in a capital investment of $6 million and the creation of 64 jobs.</p> 8/12/2014 8:08:24 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279761&amp;issueID=34088 November Sales Professional Training Camp http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1913 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34088>August 15, 2014</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />Two and a half days of practical skills, tools and fundamental disciplines that are essential for sales professionals and a productive sales team presented by Don Buttrey on November 11-13, 2014. Space is limited so sign up soon. </p> 8/8/2014 9:53:33 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1913 2015 Exhibitor Showcase Booths Go on Sale September 16, 2014 http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279202&issueID=34088 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34088>August 15, 2014</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />SAVE the DATE! MHEDA's 2015 Convention will take place at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country in Texas from April 18 to April 22. Booth reservations for the 2015 Exhibitors&rsquo; Showcase will begin on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 10:00 am CST. This is your opportunity to showcase your products and/or services to the industry&rsquo;s top dealers who attend the MHEDA Convention. Questions? Contact the MHEDA office.</p> 8/7/2014 2:20:31 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279202&amp;issueID=34088 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279201&issueID=34088 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34088>August 15, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 8/7/2014 2:20:05 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279201&amp;issueID=34088 Act Now! Save $400 Before August 30 http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279199&issueID=34088 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34088>August 15, 2014</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Save $400 when ordering a Full-Page/4-Color Ad before August 30. The benefits of advertising are great. MHEDA members are the "gold standard" of the material handling industry. To help maintain their high standard, members seek out fellow members by turning to the Membership Directory. As an advertiser, you will have the opportunity to promote your company products and services for a full year to MHEDA members worldwide. </p> 8/7/2014 2:20:05 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=279199&amp;issueID=34088 Making The Most of Their Space http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277841&issueID=34087 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34087>August 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />Western Storage and Handling (Denver, CO) was working with an international technology company that invents, manufactures and services technologies and parts associated with global macro trends. The customer&rsquo;s Colorado Springs, CO, facility services, maintains and restores equipment for worldwide defense-related government applications, making it critical that its in-house repair services operate without compromise in the most efficient way possible.</p> 7/29/2014 2:40:45 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277841&amp;issueID=34087 3rd Quarter Issue of The MHEDA Journal Online Now http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277840&issueID=34087 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34087>August 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />The 3rd Quarter Issue of The MHEDA Journal is online now. This issue was really interesting work on because we really tried something different. We eschewed our traditional "Member Profile" that appears in every issue in favor of an article called "A Seat at the Table." In this article, we spoke with ten women executives from MHEDA member companies about the strides women have made in our industry in the last 60 years. We&rsquo;ve talked in the magazine and online all year about the changes that our industry has seen since MHEDA was formed in 1954 and the increase in women executives is one of the largest.</p> 7/29/2014 2:37:27 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277840&amp;issueID=34087 Autoquip Recognizes Employees for 40 Years of Service http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277839&issueID=34087 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34087>August 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Autoquip recognized four employees for 40 years of service to the company. Tom Booker, Donnie Crabtree, Jerry Grindle and Gary Barker, all reached a milestone anniversary of 40 years of service with Autoquip. </p> 7/29/2014 2:33:45 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277839&amp;issueID=34087 Associated to Host Loyola's Supply Chain Leadership Conference http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277828&issueID=34087 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34087>August 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Associated has been selected to host Loyola&rsquo;s Supply Chain Leadership Conference on August 6, 2014. This is the first year for this one-of-a-kind event that will bring together supply chain experts and professionals from a wide array of backgrounds and industries to discuss today's hot supply chain topics. With a broad array of educational sessions, product demonstrations, solution applications and peer-to-peer networking opportunities this is an event designed for every supply chain leader.</p> 7/29/2014 1:57:59 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277828&amp;issueID=34087 Storage Solutions Grows West http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=277826&issueID=34087 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34087>August 1, 2014</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Storage Solutions, Inc. announced a major expansion into the Western region of the U.S. with a new office in Ontario, Calif. 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