MHEDA CONNECTION http://www.mhedaconnection.org/ Newsletter RSS Feed. en-us Copyright 2015 8/4/2015 12:21:41 AM 20 MHEDA and MHI Host Emerging Leaders Conference http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=332106&issueID=34111 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34111>August 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />MHEDA and MHI Hosted the Emerging Leaders Conference in downtown Chicago on Thursday, July 30, 2015. The theme of conference, which was attended by more than 100 people, was Collaboration. With three keynote speakers as well as roundtable discussions and a rooftoop networking reception after the conference, there was something for everybody who attended. </p> 7/30/2015 9:05:51 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=332106&amp;issueID=34111 Hyster Announces Dealers of Distinction http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=332108&issueID=34111 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34111>August 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Hyster Company announced its 2014 Dealer of Distinction Award recipients. This annual award recognizes the company&rsquo;s most elite, top-performing dealers who have achieved the highest level of customer support and business performance.</p> 7/30/2015 9:20:30 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=332108&amp;issueID=34111 Shoppas Appoints Sanders http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=332107&issueID=34111 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34111>August 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Shoppa&rsquo;s Material Handling, the Toyota Industrial Equipment distributor throughout Dallas-Fort Worth, North Texas and Kansas City, Missouri, announced that Larry Sanders has joined the company as Major Accounts Manager to further develop and grow their regional and national customer base.</p> 7/30/2015 9:12:39 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=332107&amp;issueID=34111 Hyundai Forklift and National Lift Truck Enter Dealer Agreement http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=332116&issueID=34111 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34111>August 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Hyundai Forklift announced the appointment of National Lift Truck Service, Inc. as its newest authorized dealer. National has four full-service locations in Florida: Pompano Beach, Miami, West Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie. With 40 years in business in South Florida, National is proud to add Hyundai Forklift to its material handling business line. </p> 7/30/2015 9:27:02 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=332116&amp;issueID=34111 Associated Recognized for Enhancing and Maintaining an Ethical Workplace http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=332117&issueID=34111 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34111>August 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Associated has been recognized by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with a special membership recognition award for 20 years of consecutive BBB accreditation.</p> 7/30/2015 9:37:16 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=332117&amp;issueID=34111 Intelligrated Rebrands Aftermarket Service Group http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=332119&issueID=34111 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34111>August 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Intelligrated announces the realignment of its aftermarket services group to better reflect its focus on maximizing uptime and return on automated system investments. As a result of the realignment, the company has renamed Customer Service and Support as Lifecycle Support Services.</p> 7/30/2015 9:41:04 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=332119&amp;issueID=34111 Registration Now Open for October Parts & Service Conference in Rosemont http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2078 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34111>August 1, 2015</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />MHEDA University presents a new one-day conference on October 8 in Chicago that will give you advice and inspiration on connecting with and serving your Parts and Service customers better than you ever have before. This conference is designed to help you improve your relationship with your customers, bring out the best in your employees and tap into the resources available through technology. </p> 7/29/2015 1:14:40 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2078 Recognizing and Celebrating Milestones and Achievements http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=332120&issueID=34111 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34111>August 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Mark Milovich, 2015 MHEDA President As is tradition, the 3rd Quarter issue of The MHEDA Journal focuses on celebrating the milestones and achievements our members have reached. Some of our members are recognizing their 1st anniversary with MHEDA, while others of us are celebrating many years, if not decades, with the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association. Some members are relatively new companies, while others of us have been around for awhile. And there are members who are being recognized by their OEMs for exceptional performances in sales and service.</p> 7/30/2015 9:43:33 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=332120&amp;issueID=34111 Looking Down from On High http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=332121&issueID=34111 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34111>August 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />Fall Machine, a large scale precision CNC machining company in Somersworth, New Hampshire, was looking to build a supervisor&rsquo;s office in its warehouse that could overlook the operation. However, there was an issue. Space on the warehouse floor was very limited and the company needed all of it to be devoted to equipment and machinery. At a loss, Fall Machine contacted Bode Equipment Company (Londonderry, NH) to address this crisis.</p> 7/30/2015 9:47:35 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=332121&amp;issueID=34111 Hack-Proof Your Company's Social Media http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=332122&issueID=34111 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34111>August 1, 2015</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />Protect your social media sites from hackers By Ryan Holmes Earlier this year, Burger King woke up to one whopper of a social media problem. The company&rsquo;s Twitter account had been hacked&mdash;its name changed to McDonalds and its background replaced with an image of Fish McBites. In the hour it took for officials to regain control, hackers proceeded to send 53 tweets to the burger chain&rsquo;s more than 80,000 followers, ranging from the mildly funny ("if I catch you at a Wendys, we&rsquo;re fightin!") to the patently offensive ("We caught one of our employees in the bathroom doing this...," with an image of a drug user shooting up).</p> 7/30/2015 9:50:06 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=332122&amp;issueID=34111 2016 Convention & Exhibitors' Showcase Dates http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2070 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34111>August 1, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />April 30 - May 4, 2016 Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center National Harbor, MD (Washington DC area) Mark your calendars so you don&rsquo;t miss MHEDA's premier event and the countless education and networking opportunities.</p> 7/29/2015 1:14:40 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2070 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=331994&issueID=34111 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34111>August 1, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 7/29/2015 1:14:40 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=331994&amp;issueID=34111 MCFA Announces 2015 "Dealers of Excellence" http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=330011&issueID=46564 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=46564>July 16, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) announced the 2015 "Dealers of Excellence" award recipients. Each chosen dealer is an industry leader, providing the highest levels of customer service and satisfaction in sales and support operations. </p> 7/14/2015 11:40:57 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=330011&amp;issueID=46564 Associated Announces Organizational Changes http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=330012&issueID=46564 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=46564>July 16, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />To support continued growth that has been driven by increased customer demand Associated has created a new position, Corporate Director of Operations. This new position will have responsibility to improve the consistency and effectiveness of the forklift segment of their business across all markets they serve. Associated is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2015 Kevin Mason has been selected for this position. </p> 7/14/2015 11:40:57 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=330012&amp;issueID=46564 Hyster Earns 2014 Silver Product of the Year Award http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=330013&issueID=46564 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=46564>July 16, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Hyster Company announced its Fortis S80-120FT lift truck series has won a 2014 Silver Product of the Year award from Plant Engineering in the material handling systems category. The series was selected for its ability to boost performance and reduce downtime in heavy duty applications. While Plant Engineering&rsquo;s editorial staff oversees the nomination process, the final award recipients are determined based on voting from the magazine&rsquo;s readers. </p> 7/14/2015 11:40:57 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=330013&amp;issueID=46564 Ohio Gratings Principals Honored http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=330014&issueID=46564 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=46564>July 16, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />David Bartley II and John Bartley, principals of Ohio Gratings Inc. were among those receiving the 2015 Northeast Ohio Smart 50 Award. The awards are presented by Corporate College, a division of Cuyahoga Community College through a partnership with Smart Business Magazine. The annual awards are presented to the top 50 executives and their organizations based on their positive impact on employment, business sustainability and ability to generate new ideas and innovation. </p> 7/14/2015 11:40:57 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=330014&amp;issueID=46564 National Lift Truck Service Named Clark Authorized Dealer in S. Florida http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=330015&issueID=46564 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=46564>July 16, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Clark Material Handling appointed National Lift Truck Service as an authorized distributor of CLARK products in South Florida including the metropolitan areas of Miami-Dade, Fort Lauderdale/Pompano, West Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie.</p> 7/14/2015 11:40:57 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=330015&amp;issueID=46564 TVH Named a Top 100 Privately Held Company in Kansas City http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=330016&issueID=46564 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=46564>July 16, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />TVH in the Americas (TVH) has been named to the Top 100 Privately Held Companies list by Ingram&rsquo;s Magazine. The Top 100 Privately Held Companies list is based on 2014 revenue and is made up of companies that are privately held and headquartered in the Kansas City area. TVH in the Americas established its presence in Olathe in 2003 and now has over 800 employees operating out of locations throughout the US, Canada and Mexico.</p> 7/14/2015 11:40:57 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=330016&amp;issueID=46564 Hyundai Forklift Adds Rogers as Marketing Manager http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=330017&issueID=46564 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=46564>July 16, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Hyundai Forklift announced that Corey Rogers has rejoined the company as Marketing Manager. In this role, Rogers will lead all brand and product marketing and communications for Hyundai&rsquo;s forklift and construction equipment product lines. He is based at the company&rsquo;s North American headquarters in Norcross. </p> 7/14/2015 11:40:57 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=330017&amp;issueID=46564 Registration Now Open for Parts & Service Conference http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2078 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=46564>July 16, 2015</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />MHEDA University presents a new one-day conference on October 8 in Chicago that will give you advice and inspiration on connecting with and serving your Parts and Service customers better than you ever have before. This conference is designed to help you improve your relationship with your customers, bring out the best in your employees and tap into the resources available through technology. </p> 7/14/2015 11:40:57 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2078 Help Us Help You http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=330022&issueID=46564 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=46564>July 16, 2015</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />With every issue of The MHEDA Journal we strive to be a little bit better. It&rsquo;s no accident that the articles that are the most read, most shared and most well-received are the articles written by members or written with the input of members. That&rsquo;s because our members are the ones who are in the trenches every day, dealing with the same issues that you are. And, as evidenced by all of the MHEDA members listed in the Dealer Recognition lists on page 34, our members are very successful at dealing with those problems. </p> 7/14/2015 11:40:57 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=330022&amp;issueID=46564 Complete Storage Facelift http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=330023&issueID=46564 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=46564>July 16, 2015</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />Performance Food Group (PFG) is one of the leading food service distributors in the US, delivering food and food related products to over 130,000 independent and national chain restaurants, schools and institutions. Their growing and extremely busy Little Rock, AR, facility faced major capacity and material handling challenges with no immediate plans for expansion.</p> 7/14/2015 11:40:57 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=330023&amp;issueID=46564 MHEDA's 2015 Critical Impact Factors http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=330024&issueID=46564 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=46564>July 16, 2015</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />MHEDA's Board of Directors determines the most pressing trends and challenges facing our industry for 2015 and beyond. Read the top 13 Critical Impact Factors for MHEDA members and share how your company is dealing with these challenges by tweeting us @MHEDA_Journal. </p> 7/14/2015 11:40:57 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=330024&amp;issueID=46564 Brand NEW 2015 Financial Benchmarking Reports http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1566 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=46564>July 16, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />The NEW 2015 Distributor Statistical Comparison (DiSC) Report is available now. This Report is a summary of dealer member financial data presented in tables and graphs designed to provide a comprehensive guide for analyzing profitability (individual responses are kept strictly confidential). The report, available for Industrial Truck and Storage & Handling/Engineered Systems, provides clear evidence as to how small differences in a few areas translate directly into higher levels of profitability.</p> 7/14/2015 11:40:57 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1566 2016 Convention & Exhibitors' Showcase Dates http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2070 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=46564>July 16, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />April 30 - May 4, 2016 Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center National Harbor, MD (Washington DC area) Mark your calendars so you don&rsquo;t miss MHEDA's premier event and the countless education and networking opportunities.</p> 7/14/2015 11:40:57 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2070 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=330029&issueID=46564 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=46564>July 16, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 7/14/2015 11:40:57 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=330029&amp;issueID=46564 MCFA Announces 2015 "Dealers of Excellence" http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=329773&issueID=34110 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34110>July 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) announced the 2015 "Dealers of Excellence" award recipients. Each chosen dealer is an industry leader, providing the highest levels of customer service and satisfaction in sales and support operations. </p> 7/13/2015 11:02:29 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=329773&amp;issueID=34110 Associated Announces Organizational Changes http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=329795&issueID=34110 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34110>July 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />To support continued growth that has been driven by increased customer demand Associated has created a new position, Corporate Director of Operations. This new position will have responsibility to improve the consistency and effectiveness of the forklift segment of their business across all markets they serve. Associated is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2015 Kevin Mason has been selected for this position. </p> 7/13/2015 12:17:53 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=329795&amp;issueID=34110 Hyster Earns 2014 Silver Product of the Year Award http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=329780&issueID=34110 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34110>July 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Hyster Company announced its Fortis S80-120FT lift truck series has won a 2014 Silver Product of the Year award from Plant Engineering in the material handling systems category. The series was selected for its ability to boost performance and reduce downtime in heavy duty applications. While Plant Engineering&rsquo;s editorial staff oversees the nomination process, the final award recipients are determined based on voting from the magazine&rsquo;s readers. </p> 7/13/2015 11:20:45 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=329780&amp;issueID=34110 Ohio Gratings Principals Honored http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=329792&issueID=34110 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34110>July 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />David Bartley II and John Bartley, principals of Ohio Gratings Inc. were among those receiving the 2015 Northeast Ohio Smart 50 Award. The awards are presented by Corporate College, a division of Cuyahoga Community College through a partnership with Smart Business Magazine. The annual awards are presented to the top 50 executives and their organizations based on their positive impact on employment, business sustainability and ability to generate new ideas and innovation. </p> 7/13/2015 11:40:14 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=329792&amp;issueID=34110 National Lift Truck Service Named Clark Authorized Dealer in S. Florida http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=329793&issueID=34110 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34110>July 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Clark Material Handling appointed National Lift Truck Service as an authorized distributor of CLARK products in South Florida including the metropolitan areas of Miami-Dade, Fort Lauderdale/Pompano, West Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie.</p> 7/13/2015 11:46:43 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=329793&amp;issueID=34110 TVH Named a Top 100 Privately Held Company in Kansas City http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=329794&issueID=34110 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34110>July 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />TVH in the Americas (TVH) has been named to the Top 100 Privately Held Companies list by Ingram&rsquo;s Magazine. The Top 100 Privately Held Companies list is based on 2014 revenue and is made up of companies that are privately held and headquartered in the Kansas City area. TVH in the Americas established its presence in Olathe in 2003 and now has over 800 employees operating out of locations throughout the US, Canada and Mexico.</p> 7/13/2015 12:04:14 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=329794&amp;issueID=34110 Hyundai Forklift Adds Rogers as Marketing Manager http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=329787&issueID=34110 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34110>July 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Hyundai Forklift announced that Corey Rogers has rejoined the company as Marketing Manager. In this role, Rogers will lead all brand and product marketing and communications for Hyundai&rsquo;s forklift and construction equipment product lines. He is based at the company&rsquo;s North American headquarters in Norcross. </p> 7/13/2015 11:34:16 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=329787&amp;issueID=34110 Registration Now Open for Parts & Service Conference http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2078 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34110>July 15, 2015</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />MHEDA University presents a new one-day conference on October 8 in Chicago that will give you advice and inspiration on connecting with and serving your Parts and Service customers better than you ever have before. This conference is designed to help you improve your relationship with your customers, bring out the best in your employees and tap into the resources available through technology. </p> 7/13/2015 10:07:21 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2078 Help Us Help You http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=329811&issueID=34110 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34110>July 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />With every issue of The MHEDA Journal we strive to be a little bit better. It&rsquo;s no accident that the articles that are the most read, most shared and most well-received are the articles written by members or written with the input of members. That&rsquo;s because our members are the ones who are in the trenches every day, dealing with the same issues that you are. And, as evidenced by all of the MHEDA members listed in the Dealer Recognition lists on page 34, our members are very successful at dealing with those problems. </p> 7/13/2015 12:31:49 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=329811&amp;issueID=34110 Complete Storage Facelift http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=329812&issueID=34110 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34110>July 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />Performance Food Group (PFG) is one of the leading food service distributors in the US, delivering food and food related products to over 130,000 independent and national chain restaurants, schools and institutions. Their growing and extremely busy Little Rock, AR, facility faced major capacity and material handling challenges with no immediate plans for expansion.</p> 7/13/2015 12:34:54 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=329812&amp;issueID=34110 MHEDA's 2015 Critical Impact Factors http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=329813&issueID=34110 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34110>July 15, 2015</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />MHEDA's Board of Directors determines the most pressing trends and challenges facing our industry for 2015 and beyond. Read the top 13 Critical Impact Factors for MHEDA members and share how your company is dealing with these challenges by tweeting us @MHEDA_Journal. </p> 7/13/2015 12:37:59 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=329813&amp;issueID=34110 Brand NEW 2015 Financial Benchmarking Reports http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1566 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34110>July 15, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />The NEW 2015 Distributor Statistical Comparison (DiSC) Report is available now. This Report is a summary of dealer member financial data presented in tables and graphs designed to provide a comprehensive guide for analyzing profitability (individual responses are kept strictly confidential). The report, available for Industrial Truck and Storage & Handling/Engineered Systems, provides clear evidence as to how small differences in a few areas translate directly into higher levels of profitability.</p> 7/13/2015 10:13:03 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1566 2016 Convention & Exhibitors' Showcase Dates http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2070 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34110>July 15, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />April 30 - May 4, 2016 Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center National Harbor, MD (Washington DC area) Mark your calendars so you don&rsquo;t miss MHEDA's premier event and the countless education and networking opportunities.</p> 7/13/2015 10:07:21 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2070 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=329744&issueID=34110 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34110>July 15, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 7/13/2015 10:07:21 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=329744&amp;issueID=34110 The McDonald Group Publishes New Dealer Management Text http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=327679&issueID=34109 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34109>July 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />The McDonald Group, Inc. published a new dealer management text entitled "Achieving Excellence in Dealer/Distributor Performance" by Walter McDonald. The 375-page management guide examines the Critical Profit Variables essential to financial success. Based on his 40 years&rsquo; experience in over 2,650 equipment dealer management workshop presentations worldwide, McDonald clearly defines and expands each revenue center performance metric. </p> 6/29/2015 11:03:09 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=327679&amp;issueID=34109 NMHG Announces Conversion of Competitor Dealer and Expansion of Dual Brand Distribution http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=327680&issueID=34109 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34109>July 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. announced that pending the completion of the proposed transactions between Gregory Poole Equipment Company, Dougherty Equipment Company, Inc., LiftOne LLC, VBS Inc. Material Handling Equipment, and Briggs Equipment, Inc. and execution of dealer agreements, the Company will have successfully completed a major restructuring of the dealer networks for its Hyster and Yale brands across six states.</p> 6/29/2015 11:06:50 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=327680&amp;issueID=34109 Associated Honored by Department of Defense http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=327685&issueID=34109 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34109>July 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, recently presented Associated with two awards for their continued support of this organization. The first in ESGR's series of awards is the Patriot Award. The Patriot Award is given to an individual within a company that reflects the efforts made to support Citizen Warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed.</p> 6/29/2015 11:31:51 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=327685&amp;issueID=34109 KION North America Helps Break World Record http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=327683&issueID=34109 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34109>July 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />In celebration of National Tea Day on June 10, KION North America Corporation helped the Town of Summerville set the Guinness World Record for the largest ice tea. Thousands gathered around town hall to watch as the tea was brewed, chilled and poured and to enjoy the celebration after the attempt was made official. Summerville now holds the record for the Largest Iced Tea, measuring at 1,425 gallons or more than 23,000 cups.</p> 6/29/2015 11:18:15 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=327683&amp;issueID=34109 Agility Recovery Offers FREE Informational Webinars to MHEDA Members http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=327289&issueID=34109 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34109>July 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />July 15th at 2PM ET Disaster Preparedness & Your Supply Chain - Disaster recovery experts will discuss strategies and best practices for enhancing your own organization's preparedness, by engaging you suppliers, vendors and partners. July 16th at 2PM ET The Agility Story - Discuss how to minimize potential business interruption losses and how to implement an effective disaster recovery plan through the use of Agility's unique ReadySuite solution.</p> 6/25/2015 10:59:23 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=327289&amp;issueID=34109 SpaceGuard Products Celebrates 25 Years http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=327687&issueID=34109 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34109>July 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />SpaceGuard Products is celebrating its 25th Anniversary during the month of July. Going "Beyond the Products," SpaceGuard is a growing second-generation family business located in southern Indiana. To celebrate this milestone, a new logo and website (www.fordlogan.com) was created for their flagship product line, FordLogan woven wire. In commemoration, SpaceGuard also unveiled a new Mission Statement</p> 6/29/2015 11:34:32 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=327687&amp;issueID=34109 Intelligrated Promotes Sudler http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=327681&issueID=34109 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34109>July 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Intelligrated promoted Bruce Sudler to the position of sales manager for its Midwest regional sales and operations based in Woodridge, IL. In his new role, Sudler leads sales efforts throughout the Midwest, focusing on business development and long-term customer engagement. He provides strategic counsel to a team of sales engineers located in Chicago, St. Louis and New Brighton, Minn.</p> 6/29/2015 11:11:21 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=327681&amp;issueID=34109 Save the Date! October Parts & Service Conference in Chicago http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=326838&issueID=34109 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34109>July 1, 2015</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />MHEDA University presents a new one-day conference on October 8 in Chicago that will give you advice and inspiration on connecting with and serving your Parts and Service customers better than you ever have before. This conference is designed to help you improve your relationship with your customers, bring out the best in your employees and tap into the resources available through technology. </p> 6/23/2015 1:17:44 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=326838&amp;issueID=34109 Growth As Strategy http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=327688&issueID=34109 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34109>July 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Jerry Weidmann Successful, profitable growth at a rate greater than the economy grows requires strategic planning. Strategic planning is a critical component of running a successful business. It is one of our core tenets at Wisconsin Lift Truck and it is one of the pillars that MHEDA is built on. Our management team recently updated our 2020 strategic plan. A cornerstone of our strategic plan is growth. It is our view, that increasing our operations by 50% by the end of the decade will position us for continued long term success.</p> 6/29/2015 11:37:50 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=327688&amp;issueID=34109 Ahead of Time, Below Budget http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=327689&issueID=34109 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34109>July 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />Briggs & Stratton Corporation is the world&rsquo;s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiary Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group LLC is North America&rsquo;s number one manufacturer of portable generators and pressure washers. The company is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of standby generators, along with lawn, garden and turf care through its Simplicity, Snapper, Ferris and Murray brands. Its products are available in over 100 countries on six continents. To efficiently support Briggs & Stratton products with service parts, it is imperative that its worldwide distribution center efficiently operate and expedite order fulfillment throughout the 450,000 sq. ft. facility.</p> 6/29/2015 11:39:56 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=327689&amp;issueID=34109 The Search Engine and Social Media Relationship http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=327691&issueID=34109 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34109>July 1, 2015</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />By Brian Bluff It&rsquo;s a comfort for the modern business &ndash; and an occasional annoyance &ndash; that anyone and everyone can find you online. Search is the biggest part of online discovery, but more and more often people find information and content through social channels: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and so on. Whereas search results offer static information like research and prices, social media can spread timely news and viral articles. The two channels are obviously related, but are they connected? </p> 6/29/2015 11:43:23 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=327691&amp;issueID=34109 Regional Event Hosted in Omaha, Nebraska http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=327243&issueID=34109 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34109>July 1, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA hosted a Regional Networking Summit at Riekes Equipment Company in Omaha, Nebraska on July 9. Members spent the day networking with members from Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa. It was also a good opportunity to meet new people and reconnecting with old friends. </p> 6/25/2015 9:14:51 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=327243&amp;issueID=34109 2016 Convention & Exhibitors' Showcase Dates http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2070 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34109>July 1, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />April 30 - May 4, 2016 Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center National Harbor, MD (Washington DC area) Mark your calendars so you don&rsquo;t miss MHEDA's premier event and the countless education and networking opportunities.</p> 6/23/2015 1:17:44 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2070 Booth Sales Start - September 15, 2015 http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=326841&issueID=34109 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34109>July 1, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />The booth selection process for the 2016 Exhibitors' Showcase will begin on: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Mark your calendars now! Questions? Contact the MHEDA office. </p> 6/23/2015 1:17:44 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=326841&amp;issueID=34109 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=326842&issueID=34109 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34109>July 1, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 6/23/2015 1:17:44 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=326842&amp;issueID=34109 Harry Fairhurst Celebrates Two Major Milestones http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=325485&issueID=34108 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34108>June 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Over the Memorial Day weekend, an outstanding achievement in our industry was celebrated, honoring Harry Fairhurst, Chairman & CEO of Fallsway Equipment, Akron, Ohio. In a surprise party setting at the Firestone Country Club in Akron, Harry was recognized for reaching two significant milestones. This year marks Harry&rsquo;s 55th in the material handling business and his 50th as a dealer for MCFA.</p> 6/12/2015 9:48:09 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=325485&amp;issueID=34108 Yale Donates Lift Trucks to American Red Cross http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=325489&issueID=34108 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34108>June 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Yale Materials Handling Corporation donated three GC050VX Veracitor&reg; lift trucks to the American Red Cross, each providing 5,000 pounds of lifting capacity to move critical supplies in support of disaster relief efforts. The American Red Cross Disaster Field Supply Centers (DFSC) in Dallas, Texas, Atlanta, Ga. and Carlisle, Pa., will each receive a truck.</p> 6/12/2015 9:56:45 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=325489&amp;issueID=34108 UniCarriers Announces Denny Palmer as Dealership Hero http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=325479&issueID=34108 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34108>June 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas announced Denny Palmer as its 2015 Dealership Hero. UCA recently launched a new campaign, 2015 Dealership Hero, to pay tribute to dealership employees who go the extra mile to exceed expectations, accomplish what others can&rsquo;t, accept all challenges and be a living example for the company&rsquo;s recent Never Quit branding campaign, promoting excellence in engineering, manufacturing and product support. After narrowing it down to five finalists, Denny Palmer, parts analyst and expert for North Coast Lift Truck in Mentor, Ohio, was chosen as the winner.</p> 6/12/2015 9:41:51 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=325479&amp;issueID=34108 QuickCable Unveils New Logo and Brand Identity http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=325474&issueID=34108 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34108>June 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />QuickCable Corporation launched its new brand identity, including an updated corporate logo, evolved messaging to maintain consistency at the distributor/reseller level, and a vibrant layout to corporate communications. The updated brand identity represents a significant shift in QuickCable's overall vision, look and position.</p> 6/12/2015 9:15:52 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=325474&amp;issueID=34108 Flow-Rite Hires New Southern and Central Regional Managers http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=325486&issueID=34108 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34108>June 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Flow-Rite hired Rob McKnight to the position of Southern Regional Manager and Kim Parkinson to the position of Central Regional Manager. Rob's sales territory covers Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Kim's covers Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Manitoba, Canada. </p> 6/12/2015 9:51:08 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=325486&amp;issueID=34108 Intelligrated Appoints Mellott as VP of Software Sales http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=325481&issueID=34108 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34108>June 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Intelligrated announced the appointment of Russ Mellott to the position of vice president, software sales. He is responsible for directing software sales, sales support, strategy and operational teams to increase market share for the Intelligrated software portfolio.</p> 6/12/2015 9:44:33 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=325481&amp;issueID=34108 Jamco Inc. Named JLG Dealer for Central and North Florida http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=325487&issueID=34108 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34108>June 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Jamco, Inc., has recently been appointed to be an authorized dealer for JLG Industries, Inc. (JLG), an Oshkosh Corporation Company for Central and North Florida. JLG manufactures aerial lifts and access equipment since 1969 and is the leading designer and manufacturer of access equipment found throughout the World.</p> 6/12/2015 9:55:13 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=325487&amp;issueID=34108 Save the Date! October Parts & Service Conference in Chicago http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=324940&issueID=34108 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34108>June 15, 2015</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />MHEDA University presents a new one-day conference on October 8 in Chicago that will give you advice and inspiration on connecting with and serving your Parts and Service customers better than you ever have before. This conference is designed to help you improve your relationship with your customers, bring out the best in your employees and tap into the resources available through technology. </p> 6/10/2015 8:43:00 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=324940&amp;issueID=34108 MHEDA-NET CFOs Group Discusses the Challenges of Integrating Multiple Systems http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=325501&issueID=34108 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34108>June 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />On June 9th, the MHEDA-NET CFOs Group met to discuss how integrating multiple systems can add complexity and dilute anticipating benefits if not done properly. The group discussed the critical elements to consider to accomplish efficient and productive integration.</p> 6/12/2015 10:03:00 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=325501&amp;issueID=34108 Made in America http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=325504&issueID=34108 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34108>June 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />A large defense contractor was consolidating two buildings into one and was looking for pallet rack and cantilever to hold its stock. The contractor had previously done work with W.W. Cannon and knew that the storage dealer could help them realize the vision they had for the building. </p> 6/12/2015 10:04:48 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=325504&amp;issueID=34108 A Powerful Marketing Advantage: Your Company's Anniversary http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=325505&issueID=34108 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34108>June 15, 2015</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />By Brian Bluff Successful companies have long realized the value of advertising their anniversary. Every year, firms around the world celebrate their nth anniversary, yet few use it for a marketing advantage. This is a huge mistake. It doesn&rsquo;t matter if your company is celebrating its 5th or 50th year in business: big round numbers may look nicer, but you need to take advantage of every anniversary.</p> 6/12/2015 10:09:50 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=325505&amp;issueID=34108 2016 Convention & Exhibitors' Showcase Dates http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2070 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34108>June 15, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />April 30 - May 4, 2016 Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center National Harbor, MD (Washington DC area) Mark your calendars so you don&rsquo;t miss MHEDA's premier event and the countless education and networking opportunities.</p> 6/10/2015 8:43:00 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2070 Booth Sales Start - September 15, 2015 http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=324943&issueID=34108 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34108>June 15, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />The booth selection process for the 2016 Exhibitors' Showcase will begin on: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Mark your calendars now! Questions? Contact the MHEDA office. </p> 6/10/2015 8:43:00 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=324943&amp;issueID=34108 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=324944&issueID=34108 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34108>June 15, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 6/10/2015 8:43:00 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=324944&amp;issueID=34108 Announcing a Video Series to Educate Your Customers and Create Leads for Your Business http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=323931&issueID=34108 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34108>June 15, 2015</a> -- <em>MHEDA TV</em></strong><br />MHEDA is pleased to announce a new video series specifically created for our Engineered Systems and Storage & Handling Distributor Members! The four part series is designed to educate the viewer and grow leads for your company. Content was developed by fellow members who focused on educating prospects and customers, while branding your company as a trusted resource.</p> 6/3/2015 11:35:30 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=323931&amp;issueID=34108 Attend MHEDA's Networking Summit, June 18 at Riekes Equipment Co. http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2060 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34107>June 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Join MHEDA on June 18, 2015 for a one-day Regional Networking Summit at MHEDA member, Riekes Equipment Company in Omaha, Nebraska. Regional Networking Summit includes: Continental Breakfast, Business Workshops, Panel Discussion, Lunch, Guided Facility Tour, Interactive Networking, and Raffle Prizes. "Provided a great opportunity to network and learn-like a mini convention." past attendee.</p> 5/28/2015 2:12:20 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2060 Romano Recognized With MHI Young Professional Network Mentor Award http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=323184&issueID=34107 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34107>June 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />MHI announced the 2015 Innovation and Young Professional Award winners at their 70th Anniversary Celebration during ProMat 2015. Michael Romano, President and CEO of Associated, was recognized with the MHI 2015 Young Professional Network Mentor Award. This award is given to an MHI member who offers professional guidance, instills and nurtures talent, advocates for employees and their professional development, possesses a commitment to the company and its people, and serves as a positive and inspiring role model. </p> 5/28/2015 1:51:38 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=323184&amp;issueID=34107 Clark Announces Endowment Fund for UK Gatton College of Business http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=323178&issueID=34107 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34107>June 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Clark Material Handling Company and the University of Kentucky announced the reestablishment of a $250,000 endowment fund to be called the "Clark Material Handling Company Endowment for Faculty Excellence." The endowment will provide financial support for faculty at the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky. Awards will be made by the Dean of the Gatton College for a professorship or faculty fellowships, with preference given to individuals historically underrepresented in international business, quality management systems and material management. </p> 5/28/2015 1:32:39 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=323178&amp;issueID=34107 Mustico Honored with Pinnacle Sales Award http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=323180&issueID=34107 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34107>June 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) announced Richard Mustico of CFE Equipment as the winner of its prestigious Pinnacle Award for sales achievement in 2014. Mustico, who is a sales representative at CFE Equipment in Norfolk, Va., was nominated for the award by Tony Sessa, dealer principal of CFE. During Mustico&rsquo;s 11-year tenure in the material handling equipment industry, his substantial equipment sales have earned him recognition as one of the leading sales professionals at his dealership for the past eight years.</p> 5/28/2015 1:41:19 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=323180&amp;issueID=34107 Selman Named VP of Operations http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=323181&issueID=34107 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34107>June 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />National Lift, LLC and National Lift of Arkansas, Inc., both owned by the DuBose Family have appointed Baron D. Selman as Vice President of Operations for each company. The immediate position will call for the direct management of all business and employees of the dealerships with direct reporting to the principal owners, Jeff Paul and Perry DuBose. He will join the executive management team of Jim Dietz, John Shahinian, & Tom Smith.</p> 5/28/2015 1:43:54 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=323181&amp;issueID=34107 Cubic Designs Receives Warehousing Innovation Award http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=323183&issueID=34107 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34107>June 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Cubic Designs received Beverage World&rsquo;s 2015 Warehousing Innovation Award. This award recognizes companies that are revolutionizing the warehousing industry. Cubic Design&rsquo;s mezzanine systems are helping customers to maximize the existing space in their warehouse. </p> 5/28/2015 1:47:35 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=323183&amp;issueID=34107 Agility Recovery Offers Members Easy-to-Implement Disaster Solutions http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=323221&issueID=34107 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34107>June 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Hurricanes grab headlines. But other disasters can present a significant threat as well. Learn how to prepare, take the most critical steps towards resilience, and do so before it is too late. Your clients depend on you to maintain operations during their most difficult of times. Protect that promise through preparedness.</p> 5/28/2015 2:53:38 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=323221&amp;issueID=34107 KION North America Wins Safety Championship http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=323186&issueID=34107 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34107>June 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />KION North America won first place in the KION Group's 2014 cross-brand, interregional safety competition. The first corporate competition of its kind, more than 40 groups from around the world took part. The purpose of the KION Group Safety Championship was to raise awareness, improve the management and employee safety culture and to reduce the unacceptably high accident rates.</p> 5/28/2015 2:01:21 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=323186&amp;issueID=34107 LinkedIn - A Material Handling Gold Mine http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=323187&issueID=34107 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34107>June 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Jason Kasanezky If you do one thing to promote yourself or your business this year, make sure you get yourself a LinkedIn profile and step your game up. LinkedIn is one social media site that can both improve your personal online presence, as well as your online business profile. In this article I will offer my insight on how and why you need to invest your time into LinkedIn and get your game face on. </p> 5/28/2015 2:05:21 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=323187&amp;issueID=34107 Reconnecting With an Old Friend http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=323190&issueID=34107 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34107>June 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />Advanced Equipment Company (Charlotte, NC) had a relationship with GE Gas Turbine in Greenville, SC, dating back 40 years. However, in recent years, AEC hadn&rsquo;t done much work for the gas turbine manufacturer. So Material Handling Systems Specialist Scott Abernathy set out to reconnect with the long-time client.</p> 5/28/2015 2:11:23 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=323190&amp;issueID=34107 2016 Convention & Exhibitors' Showcase Dates http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2070 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34107>June 1, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />April 30 - May 4, 2016 Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center National Harbor, MD (Washington DC area) Mark your calendars so you don&rsquo;t miss MHEDA's premier event and the countless education and networking opportunities.</p> 5/18/2015 2:11:00 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2070 Booth Sales Start - September 15, 2015 http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=322562&issueID=34107 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34107>June 1, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />The booth selection process for the 2016 Exhibitors' Showcase will begin on: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Mark your calendars now! Questions? Contact the MHEDA office. </p> 5/26/2015 9:33:26 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=322562&amp;issueID=34107 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=321569&issueID=34107 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34107>June 1, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 5/18/2015 1:15:46 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=321569&amp;issueID=34107 National Forklift Safety Day to be Held June 9 http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=320969&issueID=34106 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34106>May 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />Forklift manufacturers from around the United States will be celebrating National Forklift Safety Day on June 9, 2015. National Forklift Safety Day, sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), is designated to be a day of discussion and awareness about forklift safety best practices. "Forklift safety is important to our industry and everywhere forklifts are used," said ITA President Brian Feehan. "National Forklift Safety Day gives us an opportunity to continue our commitment to safety and operator training." </p> 5/13/2015 3:29:23 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=320969&amp;issueID=34106 Western Storage and Handling Moves To Larger Facility http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=320945&issueID=34106 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34106>May 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />On March 31, 2015, Western Storage and Handling officially moved into its new location at 1630 West Evans Avenue Unit L, Denver, CO, 80110. The new facility, about five blocks from the company&rsquo;s previous Englewood, CO, location, is more than double the space of Western&rsquo;s old building. </p> 5/13/2015 3:04:28 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=320945&amp;issueID=34106 Raymond Handling Concepts Opens Boise Facility http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=320946&issueID=34106 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34106>May 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Raymond Handling Concepts celebrated its Idaho expansion with a special ribbon cutting ceremony and lift truck driving demonstration. Strategically located in the most populous city of Idaho, the 9,000 square foot facility will provide the company&rsquo;s world-class products and services to a broader customer base. The Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation&rsquo;s newest location is at 743 W McGregor Ct., Suite 100 in Boise, Idaho.</p> 5/13/2015 3:06:46 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=320946&amp;issueID=34106 W&H Named Best Company to Work For in New Jersey http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=320968&issueID=34106 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34106>May 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />W&H Systems was named one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in New Jersey. This is the second consecutive year that W&H Systems has won this prestigious award. The Best Places to Work in New Jersey awards program recognizes and honors the state&rsquo;s top employers who show a dedication to their employees&rsquo; growth and quality of life. </p> 5/13/2015 3:28:58 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=320968&amp;issueID=34106 UniCarriers Awards Top Dealer Sales Professionals http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=320952&issueID=34106 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34106>May 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) awarded its top sales professionals for both new forklifts and aftermarket parts with a trip to Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf and Spa Resort in Mexico. More than 40 qualified sales and aftermarket parts professionals from dealerships across the U.S. and Latin America and their guests joined UCA personnel at the resort as a reward for continued success in growing the UniCarriers brand. </p> 5/13/2015 3:12:41 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=320952&amp;issueID=34106 Provincial Partitions Appoints Stillie http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=320967&issueID=34106 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34106>May 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Provincial Partitions announced the appointment of Jay Stillie, as Territory Manager to service all clients needs in the United States. Mr. Stillie started with Provincial Partitions as an installer in the early eighties where he gained valuable insight into the modular construction process and product offering at Provincial Partitions.</p> 5/13/2015 3:26:20 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=320967&amp;issueID=34106 Sovex Launches US Operation http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=321105&issueID=34106 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34106>May 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Sovex is launching a new operation in the United States to target its booming multi-billion dollar e-commerce and parcel handling markets. The firm has appointed Lonnie Watkins to lead the new US operation from Denver, Colorado. Mr. Watkins will head Sovex Incorporated, targeting North America and Canada.</p> 5/14/2015 9:49:24 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=321105&amp;issueID=34106 Why the Material Handling Industry? http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=320970&issueID=34106 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34106>May 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Curtis Clark The material handling industry most likely won&rsquo;t have a movie made about it. I don&rsquo;t expect to see Leonardo DiCaprio playing an over-the-top dealer principal or manufacturing exec in our industry. That doesn&rsquo;t mean that our industry is any less exciting or rewarding than any other. The material handling industry offers a number of different challenges and rewards. It also is still very much a people-oriented business and in the sales process it&rsquo;s very hands on. With recruitment as such a high priority in the industry, let&rsquo;s take some time to examine some of the unique qualities of the industry.</p> 5/13/2015 3:32:21 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=320970&amp;issueID=34106 The Right Opportunity http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=320971&issueID=34106 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34106>May 15, 2015</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> 5/13/2015 3:34:27 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=320971&amp;issueID=34106 Rock Stars Create Unique Experiences http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=320972&issueID=34106 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34106>May 15, 2015</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />Enhancing your value proposition By Jim Knight I&rsquo;ve never been a big fan of mediocrity. Not in society and certainly not in any portion of my life. Yet, I see it everywhere. No matter where I go&mdash;in retail, auto repair, healthcare and even hospitality&mdash;I constantly experience blah interactions with businesses. So many companies are just delivering what I believe is boring, middle-of-the-road customer service. So much so, that it actually shocks me when I experience a memory-searing, positive moment with a brand.</p> 5/13/2015 3:37:12 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=320972&amp;issueID=34106 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=320840&issueID=34106 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34106>May 15, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 5/13/2015 9:16:50 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=320840&amp;issueID=34106 2015 Convention Recap http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=318888&issueID=34105 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34105>May 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />MHEDA celebrated its 60th Annual Convention from April 18-22, 2015, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country in San Antonio, TX. The event, which had more than 650 attendees, had a theme of "Culture That Rocks," and featured educational opportunities designed to take your company's culture from elevator music to a platinum record. With four general sessions, workshops, roundtable discussions, the Exhibitors' Showcase and, for the first time this year, the Women in Material Handling Breakfast, this Convention left attendees with countless ideas to improve in 2015.</p> 4/29/2015 11:08:19 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=318888&amp;issueID=34105 Associated Announces Organizational Changes http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=318901&issueID=34105 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34105>May 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />To ensure a seamless transition after the retirement of Dave LeMaster, Vice President of Associated, the company announced two new positions. Troy Donnelly was named director of engineering and design and Shari Altergott was named director of marketing and business development. </p> 4/29/2015 11:20:53 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=318901&amp;issueID=34105 Shoppa's Introduces Production Control Manager http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=318904&issueID=34105 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34105>May 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Shoppa's Material Handling hired Mary Goodrich to take on the role of production control manager, helping provide quality assurance in Service, Dispatch, Parts and Rental departments.</p> 4/29/2015 11:24:54 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=318904&amp;issueID=34105 Wildeck Achieves Certification as Approved Fabricator for Clark County http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=318907&issueID=34105 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34105>May 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />One of the most stringent litmus tests for a manufacturer of structural steel equipment &ndash; such as mezzanine platforms, vertical lifts, and safety guard rail products &ndash; is certification by independent quality testing authorities. Wildeck has been certified to fabricate structural steel products for use in Clark County, Nevada, and other jurisdictions accepting the comprehensive TG-1 quality systems requirements.</p> 4/29/2015 11:33:46 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=318907&amp;issueID=34105 Southern States Toyotalift Appoints Lee http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=318911&issueID=34105 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34105>May 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />David Allen Lee joined Southern States Toyotalift as territory manager for the greater Macon, GA, area. He will be leading the Toyota Industrial Equipment and Southern States Toyotalift sales teams as they connect customers with their wide range of products and services. </p> 4/29/2015 11:56:50 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=318911&amp;issueID=34105 Lilly Acquires TMH of Alabama http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=318913&issueID=34105 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34105>May 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />The Lilly Company has purchased and taken over all operations of Toyota Materials Handling of Alabama (TMH). TMH, headquartered in Irondale (Birmingham area) AL, was the servicing dealership for the Toyota brand of forklifts and material handling equipment (Toyota Industrial Equipment).</p> 4/29/2015 12:00:16 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=318913&amp;issueID=34105 MHEDA Staff Accepts Charitable Bet http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=319216&issueID=34105 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34105>May 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Steve Guglielmo Many readers of this blog know that I originally went to school for sports journalism. It was a happy accident that I fell into the world of material handling. So while I have moved on from wanting to write about sports professionally, I still really love being a fan. So when Jason Kasanezky from AK Material Handling emailed Susan Freibrun and me about a potential charitable bet on the upcoming Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks playoff series, I was intrigued to say the least.</p> 4/30/2015 11:26:47 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=319216&amp;issueID=34105 On Track for Efficient Storage http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=318917&issueID=34105 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34105>May 1, 2015</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> 4/29/2015 12:06:42 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=318917&amp;issueID=34105 Regional Networking Summit Going to Omaha, Nebraska in June http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2058 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34105>May 1, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Mark your calendars to join MHEDA on June 18, 2015 for a one-day Regional Networking Summit at Riekes Equipment Company in Omaha, Nebraska. Summit includes: Breakfast, Business Workshops, Lunch, Guided Facility Tour, Interactive Networking, and Raffle Prizes. </p> 4/27/2015 2:44:20 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2058 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=318612&issueID=34105 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34105>May 1, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 4/27/2015 2:44:20 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=318612&amp;issueID=34105 SAVE the DATE: Emerging Leaders Conference: Collaboration http://www.mheda.org/files/public/EmergingLeaders2015.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34105>May 1, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />July 30, 2015 Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront Join us this summer in the heart of downtown Chicago for a dynamic one-day conference designed to bring together young material handling professionals who want to improve their leadership skills. Gain insights on how to effectively interact with a variety of ages and personalities. You will also have the opportunity to learn about mobile marketing and polish your public speaking skills and ed the conference with a casual rooftop reception. </p> 4/27/2015 2:44:20 PM http://www.mheda.org/files/public/EmergingLeaders2015.pdf Industry Veteran Retires After 38 Years of Service http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=316506&issueID=34104 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34104>April 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Effective March 31, 2015 Dave LeMaster, Vice President of Associated, announced his retirement after 38 years of service to the material handling and supply chain industries. </p> 4/13/2015 12:37:16 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=316506&amp;issueID=34104 Brett Schemerhorn Named Pro to Know http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=316501&issueID=34104 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34104>April 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Hyster Company announced that Brett Schemerhorn, president of Big Trucks, Americas, was named to the 2015 list of Pros to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive. These awards recognize supply chain executives, and manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises, that are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies&rsquo; supply chains for the significant challenges of today&rsquo;s business climate.</p> 4/13/2015 12:22:12 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=316501&amp;issueID=34104 UniCarriers Acquires Nissan Industrial Engine Manufacturing http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=316502&issueID=34104 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34104>April 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas Corporation announced the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Nissan Industrial Engine Manufacturing, Inc. (NIEM). NIEM was originally jointly owned by Nissan Kohki Co. and Nissan Forklift Corporation North America, now UniCarriers Americas Corporation. On April 1, 2015, NIEM is renamed Global Components Technologies Americas, Inc. (GCTA) and becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of UniCarriers Americas (UCA). </p> 4/13/2015 12:23:38 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=316502&amp;issueID=34104 Shoppa's Appoints Corporate HR Director http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=316500&issueID=34104 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34104>April 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Shoppa's Material Handling announced that Joe Estill joined the company to further advance the human resources department of the dealership. He brings 20 years of advanced leadership experience to the role and will oversee human resources at eight Shoppa&rsquo;s locations. </p> 4/13/2015 12:18:24 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=316500&amp;issueID=34104 SJF Named One of Minnesota's 100 Best http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=316505&issueID=34104 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34104>April 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />SJF Material Handling was named to Minnestoa Business Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for 2015. This marks the 3rd consecutive year SJF has been named to the list.</p> 4/13/2015 12:31:24 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=316505&amp;issueID=34104 KION North America Appoints VP of Dealer Sales http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=316503&issueID=34104 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34104>April 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />KION North America announced Mike Gore as their new Vice President, Dealer Sales, effective April 1. Gore spent his first six months with KION North America as the sales manager for the STILL Liftrunner. He will continue to fulfill that role until a replacement is named.</p> 4/13/2015 12:27:41 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=316503&amp;issueID=34104 Cubic Designs Wins ARCO Murray's Vendor of the Year Award http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=316504&issueID=34104 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34104>April 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />ARCO Murray National Construction Company recognized Cubic Designs as a 2014 Vendor of the Year. This annual award acknowledges 10-12 outstanding vendors with whom ARCO Murray has worked over the course of the year. In 2014 the teams at ARCO Murray and Cubic Designs worked on 4 projects together which included both mezzanines and safety products. </p> 4/13/2015 12:29:20 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=316504&amp;issueID=34104 Recognizing Your Rock Stars http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=316507&issueID=34104 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34104>April 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Steve Guglielmo Do you remember those Intel &ndash; Sponsors of Tomorrow commercials from 2009? The ones featuring Ajay Bhatt, the co-inventor of the USB? If you don&rsquo;t remember, do yourself a favor and visit this link (http://bit.ly/1EHJquw) for a refresher.</p> 4/13/2015 12:40:45 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=316507&amp;issueID=34104 Revitalizing Festival Bay http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=316510&issueID=34104 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34104>April 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />The iconic I-Drive corridor, east of Sand Lake road in Orlando, FL, had fallen into disrepair while the west side began to thrive with newer, more updated attractions and restaurants. In an effort to revitalize the "East Side," one of the most exciting development firms, Paragon Outlet Partners, teamed up with a well renowned New York design company, Markzeff, in order to breathe new life into this all-but-forgotten area of I-Drive.</p> 4/13/2015 12:44:51 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=316510&amp;issueID=34104 Regional Networking Summit Going to Omaha, Nebraska in June http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2058 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34104>April 15, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Mark your calendars to join MHEDA on June 18, 2015 for a one-day Regional Networking Summit at Riekes Equipment Company in Omaha, Nebraska. Summit includes: Breakfast, Business Workshops, Lunch, Guided Facility Tour, Interactive Networking, and Raffle Prizes. </p> 4/13/2015 12:03:12 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2058 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=316232&issueID=34104 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34104>April 15, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 4/9/2015 10:51:12 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=316232&amp;issueID=34104 SAVE the DATE: Emerging Leaders Conference: Collaboration http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=316520&issueID=34104 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34104>April 15, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Emerging Leaders Conference: Collaboration July 30, 2015 Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront Ready to look at collaboration in a memorable and entertaining way? We invite you to join us this summer in the heart of downtown Chicago for a dynamic one-day conference designed to bring together young material handling professionals who want to improve their leadership skills. Gain insights on how to effectively interact with a variety of ages and personalities. You will also have the opportunity to learn about mobile marketing and polish your public speaking skills. We&rsquo;ll end the conference with a casual rooftop reception overlooking Chicago&rsquo;s sleek skyline. Details and online registration available soon! </p> 4/13/2015 1:20:56 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=316520&amp;issueID=34104