MHEDA CONNECTION http://www.mhedaconnection.org/ Newsletter RSS Feed. en-us Copyright 2015 3/27/2015 10:37:45 AM 20 What In The World Is Going On? http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=312133&issueID=34102 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34102>March 15, 2015</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />The emergence of the global middle class By Steve Guglielmo and Herb Meyer In order to manage effectively, you must know what trends are happening, how they will impact the economy and what opportunities they may generate. Presenter Herb Meyer, former Special Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence and Vice Chairman of the CIA&rsquo;s National Intelligence Council, will discuss key trends in politics, economics and culture on Monday, April 20th from 1:45 p.m. &ndash; 3:00 p.m. at MHEDA&rsquo;s 2015 Annual Convention at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas. The MHEDA Journal had the opportunity to sit down with Herb and discuss his upcoming presentation.</p> 3/12/2015 9:48:50 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=312133&amp;issueID=34102 Southern Dock Products Rescues The Brixton http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=312131&issueID=34102 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34102>March 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Sales Success Story</em></strong><br />Loyal viewers of Spike TV&rsquo;s show "Bar Rescue" will already be familiar with Southern Dock Products&rsquo; role in turning the Austin, TX, bar "The Brixton" from dive bar to money maker. The bar was one of hundreds of bars across the country on the brink of total collapse. As a last ditch effort to make The Brixton profitable, the owner called in food and beverage industry consultant Jon Taffer to "rescue" the bar.</p> 3/12/2015 9:45:46 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=312131&amp;issueID=34102 Recognizing Your Rock Stars http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=312129&issueID=34102 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34102>March 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> 3/12/2015 9:43:10 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=312129&amp;issueID=34102 Yank Named Inside Sales Manager http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=312123&issueID=34102 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34102>March 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Battery Handling Systems, Inc. announced the addition of a new Inside Sales Manager to meet the needs of the company's growing client network. BHS appointed Missouri State University alum Julia Yank to the position in the start of January, citing Yank's background in industrial sales, marketing and business development.</p> 3/12/2015 9:35:52 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=312123&amp;issueID=34102 Cat Lift Trucks Partners With Houston Livestock Show http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=312120&issueID=34102 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34102>March 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Each year, more than 2 million people and 30,000 animals fill Houston&rsquo;s NRG Park during February and March to enjoy the world&rsquo;s largest livestock show and rodeo. This year, Cat&reg; Lift Trucks will continue in its partnership with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) by providing more than 100 lift trucks for the three-week long event. </p> 3/12/2015 9:33:17 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=312120&amp;issueID=34102 Unarco Purchases Assets of Creative Storage Systems http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=312116&issueID=34102 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34102>March 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Unarco Material Handling, Inc. is excited to announce the recent purchase of the assets and intellectual property of Creative Storage Systems (CSS) which manufactures and engineers gravity flow systems for the material handling industry. UNARCO will launch a new division, Concentric Storage Systems, which will feature these engineered designs for carton flow and pallet flow storage options. </p> 3/12/2015 9:30:35 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=312116&amp;issueID=34102 Hyster Receives GOOD DESIGN Award http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=312109&issueID=34102 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34102>March 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Hyster Company received a 2014 GOOD DESIGN&trade; award for its W45ZHD walkie pallet truck. Presented by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, GOOD DESIGN honors yearly achievements of the best industrial designers, graphic designers and world manufacturers for extraordinary design excellence.</p> 3/12/2015 9:28:21 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=312109&amp;issueID=34102 Clark Recognizes 2015 Dealers of Excellence http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=312100&issueID=34102 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34102>March 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />CLARK Material Handling Company hosted a special recognition event at the company&rsquo;s North American headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky on February 25th and 26th. The CLARK Dealer of Excellence program annually recognizes and appreciates top performing Dealers in the areas of new equipment sales, aftermarket parts sales, service achievement, general customer satisfaction and overall Dealer operations. CLARK employees select the Dealer of the Year each year from a North American network of 79 dealers and 200 locations. These annual awards honor the "Best of the Best" of CLARK&rsquo;s North American material handling partners, based on new equipment and aftermarket parts sales.</p> 3/12/2015 9:26:04 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=312100&amp;issueID=34102 Toyota Honors Top Dealers With President's Award http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=312077&issueID=34102 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34102>March 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) recently announced the 2014 winners of its prestigious President&rsquo;s Award. Every year, Toyota selects its top forklift dealers who excel in parts, service and equipment sales, customer satisfaction and overall dealership operations, and awards them with TIE&rsquo;s highest honor.</p> 3/12/2015 9:03:53 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=312077&amp;issueID=34102 Free Member Reception During ProMat 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=34102>March 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />ProMat 2015&mdash;March 23-26 at Chicago&rsquo;s McCormick Place. Members are encouraged to stop by and pick up a Member ribbon to affix to their show badge. Each exhibiting member will be provided a "Proud to be a MHEDA Member" sign to display in their booth. MHEDA is also hosting an Informal Networking reception on Monday, March 23, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. and hope you will join us. This reception is the perfect opportunity for you to mingle with other distributors and manufacturers while in Chicago. RSVP Now! </p> 3/11/2015 2:21:06 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1974 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=34102>March 15, 2015</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> 3/4/2015 2:29:08 PM http://www.ProMatShow.com Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=310842&issueID=34102 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34102>March 15, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 3/4/2015 2:29:08 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=310842&amp;issueID=34102 VBS and PeakLogix Host Regional Networking Summit http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=309902&issueID=34101 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34101>March 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Bill Ryan, President of LiftOne from Charlotte, North Carolina and MHEDA Board Member stated that "this was one of the best sessions we have had to date and you and your "kids" were a big part of that." </p> 2/26/2015 10:57:59 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=309902&amp;issueID=34101 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=34101>March 1, 2015</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> 2/26/2015 10:52:49 AM http://www.ProMatShow.com A Foundation Built on Loyalty http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=309823&issueID=34101 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34101>March 1, 2015</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />Lift Atlanta&rsquo;s "old school" philosophies continue to endure. By Steve Guglielmo Lift Atlanta, Inc. (Decatur, GA) is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015. And while the products, the people and the industry have all changed drastically since 1975, the same principles that the company was founded on have carried it through to today. One of those core tenets is loyalty. It has been a defining characteristic of Lift Atlanta since Founder and CEO Mitchell Milovich opened the doors in September of 1975. Mitchell, who served as president of MHEDA in 1985, understood the importance of loyalty in all facets of the business and he made it a mission to impart that value to all of his employees.</p> 2/26/2015 9:50:51 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=309823&amp;issueID=34101 Why the Material Handling Industry? http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=309819&issueID=34101 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34101>March 1, 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> 2/26/2015 9:45:13 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=309819&amp;issueID=34101 Looking Down From On High http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=309809&issueID=34101 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34101>March 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> 2/26/2015 9:43:28 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=309809&amp;issueID=34101 Conveyor Orders Surge http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=309807&issueID=34101 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34101>March 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its December 2014 Booked Orders increased 20.5% when compared to December 2013 orders. December 2014 booked orders when compared to November 2014 booked orders were up 13.7%.</p> 2/26/2015 9:36:26 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=309807&amp;issueID=34101 Wohlrab Elected to Robotic Industries Association Board http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=309805&issueID=34101 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34101>March 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Intelligrated's Earl Wohlrab, robotic and palletizing systems product manager, has been elected to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) board of directors. Wohlrab began his two-year term following the board&rsquo;s January meeting. </p> 2/26/2015 9:34:12 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=309805&amp;issueID=34101 Tri-Lift NC Appointed Additional Territory Responsibility http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=309803&issueID=34101 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34101>March 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />KION North America Corporation announces the appointment of additional territory to existing full-line Linde authorized dealer, Tri-Lift NC, Inc. Tri-Lift NC, Inc. is a third generation family business that has been serving the material handling industry since 1968. Headquartered in Greensboro, NC, all of Tri-Lift's facilities offer full service, parts, rental, sales and safety training for material handling products. </p> 2/26/2015 9:31:36 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=309803&amp;issueID=34101 MCFA Announces 2015 "Dealers of Excellence" http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=309796&issueID=34101 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34101>March 1, 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> 2/26/2015 9:28:32 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=309796&amp;issueID=34101 Raymond Honored By IndustryWeek http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=309793&issueID=34101 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34101>March 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />The Raymond Corporation has been recognized with an IndustryWeek 2014 Best Plant Award for the Greene, New York, plant and headquarters. Celebrating its 25th year of the Best Plants Award, IndustryWeek looks to recognize outstanding companies across North America that deliver manufacturing excellence through leading-edge efforts to increase competitiveness, enhance customer satisfaction and create stimulating and rewarding work environments.</p> 2/26/2015 9:27:10 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=309793&amp;issueID=34101 Harmon Named Director of Purchasing http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=309784&issueID=34101 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34101>March 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Clark Material Handing Company is pleased to announce the promotion of Susan Harmon to the position of Director of Purchasing, reporting to Chuck Mix, Vice President of Operations. Susan has performed admirably in her role of Purchasing Manager since rejoining Clark in September 2012. In her new role, Susan will oversee the following functions at Clark: Purchasing, Materials Planning for Aftermarket Parts, Parts Price Analysis, and Totalift.</p> 2/26/2015 9:23:46 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=309784&amp;issueID=34101 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=34101>March 1, 2015</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> 2/26/2015 9:11:11 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1974 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=309774&issueID=34101 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34101>March 1, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 2/26/2015 9:11:11 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=309774&amp;issueID=34101 Complete Storage Facelift http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=307451&issueID=34100 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34100>February 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> 2/11/2015 11:21:52 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=307451&amp;issueID=34100 Record Sales Expected in 2015 http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=307450&issueID=34100 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34100>February 15, 2015</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />By Steve Guglielmo Each year, the winter issue of The MHEDA Journal spends the bulk of its space wading through data to layout the economic outlook for the year ahead. In addition to the predictions from many of our partner associations based on booked orders and economic indicators they have seen, we also spoke to dozens of MHEDA members from all segments of the material handling industry across North America to get a sense of what they expect to see in 2015. Though many members are still leery about issues like healthcare and EPA regulations, the consensus across all industry segments is that 2015 will be a year of robust growth across the industry.</p> 2/11/2015 11:19:39 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=307450&amp;issueID=34100 Keeping Forecasts Up to Date http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=307449&issueID=34100 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34100>February 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Steve Guglielmo In the 2nd Quarter 2014 issue of The MHEDA Journal, we interviewed Alan Beaulieu ahead of his presentation at the MHEDA Convention in Orlando. In his article, "Get Aggressive and Start Thinking Big," Beaulieu said, "While we expect a bit of a soft spot in the second half of this year, there is no reason to believe that the positive trend won&rsquo;t continue in 2015. Given the proper precautions, this soft spot could be seen as nearly a non-event for MHEDA Members."</p> 2/11/2015 11:14:07 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=307449&amp;issueID=34100 ITA Announces New Chairman of the Board of Directors http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=307445&issueID=34100 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34100>February 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />The Industrial Truck Association (ITA) announced Mr. Brett Wood, President & CEO of Toyota Material Handling North America, is the new ITA Chairman of the Board of Directors effective January 22, 2015.</p> 2/11/2015 11:09:05 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=307445&amp;issueID=34100 Bridgewater Joins Steele Solutions http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=307442&issueID=34100 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34100>February 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Steele Solutions Inc. has hired Garland Bridgewater as vice president of sales and marketing. Bridgewater brings more than 25 years of sales and marketing management experience to Steele Solutions. He will lead Steele Solutions&rsquo; sales and marketing team.</p> 2/11/2015 11:06:57 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=307442&amp;issueID=34100 AMETEK Prestolite Power Promotes Lichtenberg http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=307438&issueID=34100 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34100>February 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />James Lichtenberg has been promoted to Business Manager of AMETEK Prestolite Power. In his new role, Lichtenberg is responsible for overseeing the business unit's growth in revenue and productivity globally.</p> 2/11/2015 11:02:31 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=307438&amp;issueID=34100 Prolift Named Mitsubishi Forklift Truck Dealer http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=307434&issueID=34100 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34100>February 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks announced Prolift as a new authorized Mitsubishi forklift truck dealer in upstate New York. "We are pleased to announce Prolift as an authorized Mitsubishi forklift truck dealer for customers in Buffalo and Rochester, New York," said Kent Eudy, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks.</p> 2/11/2015 10:58:34 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=307434&amp;issueID=34100 Alba Launches Multi-Phase Project to Support Partners http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=307432&issueID=34100 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34100>February 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Due to increased growth and product demand, Alba Manufacturing launches phase one of four to support and better communicate with its Partner Network. The Alba Partner Network consists of System Integrators (SIs), Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Distributors. </p> 2/11/2015 10:57:09 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=307432&amp;issueID=34100 Magline Promotes Andrea Horner http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=307423&issueID=34100 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34100>February 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Magline, Inc. promoted Andrea Horner to Vice President of Marketing. Horner is responsible for driving the company&rsquo;s brand strategy and revenue growth through new products and the use of innovative marketing platforms to expand the company&rsquo;s diverse customer base.</p> 2/11/2015 10:49:46 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=307423&amp;issueID=34100 NMHG Positions Americas Team for Success http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=307422&issueID=34100 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34100>February 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) announces the promotion and shifted responsibilities of several company leaders. These changes follow the recently announced promotion of Chuck Pascarelli to President, Americas. All changes, including Pascarelli&rsquo;s, are effective January 1, 2015, and serve to support efforts to grow the Americas business. </p> 2/11/2015 10:48:18 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=307422&amp;issueID=34100 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=34100>February 15, 2015</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> 2/10/2015 2:04:43 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1974 New in 2015 &ndash; Connections Conference http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1990 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34100>February 15, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />A New Conference designed to help you connect with your customers, your team and your peers! Join MHEDA for an interactive learning and sharing afternoon on Monday, March 23, 2015 from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. during ProMat. Includes presentations, panel discussion, roundtables and lunch.</p> 2/10/2015 2:04:43 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1990 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=307332&issueID=34100 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34100>February 15, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 2/10/2015 2:04:43 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=307332&amp;issueID=34100 ProLift Donates Forklift To God's Pantry Food Bank http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=305370&issueID=34099 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34099>February 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />ProLift donated a refurbished electric forklift to God's Pantry Food Bank in Lexington, KY. Late in 2014, ProLift asked its employees to suggest nonprofit organizations that might benefit from the donation of one of their items, and Pete Sackleh, a sales representative with the Louisville-based company, put forward the name of the Food Bank. Pete, who works with the food bank in Lexington, also contacted God&rsquo;s Pantry Food Bank staff for their input.</p> 1/28/2015 11:13:28 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=305370&amp;issueID=34099 KION North America Under New Leadership http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=305368&issueID=34099 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34099>February 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />The KION Group is under new management in the key growth market of North America. Effective January 16, the current Chief Sales Officer, Vincent Halma took over as President and CEO of KION North America Corporation. He succeeds Brian Butler, who is leaving the KION Group at his own request in order to pursue new opportunities outside the company. </p> 1/28/2015 11:09:32 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=305368&amp;issueID=34099 Magline Promotes William Joseph to VP of Sales http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=305367&issueID=34099 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34099>February 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Magline, Inc. promoted Bill Joseph to Vice President of sales. Joseph brings more than 25 years of experience as an executive in sales to the role, including directing and growing sales territories and opportunities. He has served Magline since 2007, where he leads the company&rsquo;s sales expansion and channel development. </p> 1/28/2015 11:08:04 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=305367&amp;issueID=34099 Vaughan Speakes At MaxLive http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=305364&issueID=34099 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34099>February 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />MHEDA member Michael Vaughan, Chief Financial Officer of Liftech Equipment Companies, Inc., participated in a panel discussion at Service Max's MaxLive event in Boston. Vaughan and other senior executives spoke of the value of field service to their respective organizations. </p> 1/28/2015 11:05:21 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=305364&amp;issueID=34099 Clark Appoints Tri-Lift NC As Authorized Dealer http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=305363&issueID=34099 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34099>February 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Clark Material Handling Company appointed Tri-Lift NC, Inc. an authorized distributor of Clark products in the Charlotte, NC and Greenville, SC APR&rsquo;s. Tri-Lift, NC is a full service Clark dealer, featuring full sales and service departments, a rental fleet, an aftermarket parts department as well as a full offering of allied products</p> 1/28/2015 11:00:55 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=305363&amp;issueID=34099 NMHG Donates To United Way of Pitt County http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=305362&issueID=34099 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34099>February 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Through an affiliation with East Carolina University (ECU) athletics, NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) has donated $55,000 to the United Way of Pitt County based on the number of ECU touchdowns scored throughout the 2014 football season. </p> 1/28/2015 10:58:38 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=305362&amp;issueID=34099 LinkedIn - A Material Handling Gold Mine http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=305361&issueID=34099 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34099>February 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Jason Kazanezky, AK Material Handling Systems 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> 1/28/2015 10:55:40 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=305361&amp;issueID=34099 Ahead of Time, Below Budget http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=305360&issueID=34099 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34099>February 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.</p> 1/28/2015 10:49:13 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=305360&amp;issueID=34099 Forklift Operator Training and State Regulation http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=305358&issueID=34099 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34099>February 1, 2015</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />By Gary Cross, Dunaway & Cross, Counsel to the ITA No group has promoted forklift operator safety training more than the Industrial Truck Association. Consider: ITA successfully petitioned the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration to adopt a detailed operator-training regulation some 15 years ago; ITA&rsquo;s creation of National Forklift Safety Day, which was inaugurated on June 10 last year and will take place on June 9 this year, is devoted to the importance of operator training; and ITA has been presenting seminars to OSHA inspectors on safe forklift operation since 2006. With this history, it might seem odd that ITA recently opposed a forklift operator training and licensing requirement that was adopted by the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety in late 2013. But more regulation doesn&rsquo;t always mean more safety, sometimes it just means more confusion.</p> 1/28/2015 10:46:37 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=305358&amp;issueID=34099 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=34099>February 1, 2015</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> 1/23/2015 6:07:54 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1974 New in 2015 &ndash; Connections Conference http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1990 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34099>February 1, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />A New Conference designed to help you connect with your customers, your team and your peers! Join MHEDA for an interactive learning and sharing afternoon on Monday, March 23, 2015 from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. during ProMat. Includes presentations, panel discussion, roundtables and lunch.</p> 1/23/2015 6:07:54 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1990 Last Chance to Register for Regional Networking Summit in Richmond, VA http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1997 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34099>February 1, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Join MHEDA on February 10, 2015 for a one-day Regional Networking Summit at VBS, Inc. Material Handling Equipment in Richmond, Virginia. Summit includes: Breakfast, Business Workshops, Lunch, Guided Facility Tour, Interactive Networking, and Raffle Prizes. </p> 1/23/2015 6:07:54 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1997 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=304620&issueID=34099 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34099>February 1, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 1/23/2015 6:07:54 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=304620&amp;issueID=34099 Annual Conveyor Orders Increase http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=302975&issueID=34098 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34098>January 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Featured Articles</em></strong><br />The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its November 2014 Booked Orders increased 17.7% when compared to November 2013 orders. November 2014 booked orders when compared to October 2014 booked orders were down 21.6%.</p> 1/13/2015 9:06:30 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=302975&amp;issueID=34098 2014 Most Popular MHEDA-TV Posts http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=302967&issueID=34098 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34098>January 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />Happy New Year MHEDA Members. 2014 was a banner year for MHEDA-TV and we've made it our resolution to make sure that 2015 is even bigger. However, before we turn the page on 2014, we decided to look back at this year to determine the most popular videos on MHEDA-TV. Which video was your favorite? Tweet us @MHEDA_Journal to let us know which video you loved and what you'd like to see more of in 2015.</p> 1/13/2015 9:00:58 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=302967&amp;issueID=34098 The Technology Revolution http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=302966&issueID=34098 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34098>January 15, 2015</a> -- <em>MHEDA Online</em></strong><br />Liftech Equipment Companies is one of the northeast&rsquo;s most successful and respected brands in the material handling industry. The company is a MHEDA Most Valuable Partner (MVP) and has had two of its executives serve on the MHEDA Board of Directors: Company President Joe Verzino served as MHEDA&rsquo;s President in 1997 and CFO Mike Vaughan is a current Board Member. Founded in 1988, the company has a long and rich history in the upstate New York and Vermont markets filled with myriad benchmarks and milestones. 2014 may prove, in time, to be one of the most important years in Liftech&rsquo;s history.</p> 1/13/2015 8:57:26 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=302966&amp;issueID=34098 Made in America http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=302965&issueID=34098 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34098>January 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> 1/13/2015 8:56:25 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=302965&amp;issueID=34098 Associated Named UTI Outstanding Partner http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=302964&issueID=34098 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34098>January 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Associated was named a 2014 Outstanding Industry Partner by the Lisle campus of Universal Technical Institute (UTI). </p> 1/13/2015 8:51:24 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=302964&amp;issueID=34098 NMHG Acquires Hydrogen Fuel Cell Company http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=302963&issueID=34098 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34098>January 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. ("NMHG") announced that it acquired a leading hydrogen fuel cell company, Nuvera Fuel Cells, Inc. The deal reinforces the commitment of Hyster Company and Yale Materials Handling Corporation, operating divisions of NMHG, to provide a broad range of alternative energy solutions to the lift truck market and positions them to become the first OEM manufacturers to integrate and factory-fit fuel cell technology directly into their products.</p> 1/13/2015 8:44:21 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=302963&amp;issueID=34098 Management Changes at New England Industrial Truck http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=302962&issueID=34098 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34098>January 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UniCarriers Americas Corporation announced management changes at its first factory-owned dealership, New England Industrial Truck, Inc. (NEIT), headquartered in Woburn, Mass. Effective January 1, 2015, Tim Haraden was appointed to general manager. </p> 1/13/2015 8:40:25 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=302962&amp;issueID=34098 Illinois Material Handling Acquires Chicago Lift Truck http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=302961&issueID=34098 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34098>January 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Illinois Material Handling, a division of Wolter Group LLC, acquired Chicago Lift Truck. Founded in 1966, Chicago Lift Truck is a family-owned material handling dealership located in Chicago, Illinois. Much of its staff will assume positions under Illinois Material Handling, joining a company also known for its strong family history, dating back to 1962.</p> 1/13/2015 8:36:44 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=302961&amp;issueID=34098 30 MHEDA Distributors Awarded 2015 MVP Status http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=302936&issueID=34098 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34098>January 15, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />MHEDA is proud to announce that thirty distributor members have been awarded the 2015 MVP Award based on outstanding achievements in 2014. </p> 1/12/2015 3:46:33 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=302936&amp;issueID=34098 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=34098>January 15, 2015</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> 1/11/2015 1:50:00 AM http://www.ProMatShow.com New in 2015 &ndash; MHEDA-NET Connections Conference http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1990 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34098>January 15, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />A MHEDA-NET Conference designed to help you connect with your customers, your team and your peers! Join MHEDA for an interactive learning and sharing afternoon on Monday, March 23, 2015 from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. during ProMat. If you are not a MHEDA-NET Member, you are also welcome to attend and see what the buzz is all about. Includes presentations, panel discussion, roundtables and lunch.</p> 1/11/2015 1:50:00 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1990 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=34098>January 15, 2015</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> 1/11/2015 1:50:00 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1974 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=302794&issueID=34098 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34098>January 15, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 1/11/2015 1:50:00 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=302794&amp;issueID=34098 Regional Networking Summit in Richmond, VA http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1997 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34098>January 15, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />Join MHEDA on February 10, 2015 for a one-day Regional Networking Summit at VBS, Inc. Material Handling Equipment in Richmond, Virginia. Summit includes: Breakfast, Business Workshops, Lunch, Guided Facility Tour, Interactive Networking, and Raffle Prizes. </p> 1/11/2015 1:50:00 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1997 New in 2015 &ndash; MHEDA-NET Connections Conference http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1990 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34097>January 1, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />A MHEDA-NET Conference designed to help you connect with your customers, your team and your peers! Join MHEDA for an interactive learning and sharing afternoon on Monday, March 23, 2015 from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. during ProMat. If you are not a MHEDA-NET Member, you are also welcome to attend and see what the buzz is all about. Includes presentations, panel discussion, roundtables and lunch.</p> 12/29/2014 9:29:44 AM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1990 UNEX Hires National Account Manager http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=301242&issueID=34097 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34097>January 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />UNEX Manufacturing hired Michael Callinan as National Account Manager. In his new role, Callinan will work directly with three of the country&rsquo;s largest grocery store chains to provide ongoing service and customized solutions for their distribution centers. </p> 12/29/2014 8:04:49 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=301242&amp;issueID=34097 Heli Americas Appoints Wells http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=301241&issueID=34097 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34097>January 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Heli Americas hired Michael Wells to join its team in the position of Northeast Regional Marketing Manager, reporting to Bruce Pelynio, President/CEO. Michael will work closely with both existing and potential Heli&rsquo;s America&rsquo;s Authorized Dealers and National Account customers in the Northeast Region to provide world class marketing support for Heli products.</p> 12/29/2014 8:00:02 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=301241&amp;issueID=34097 NMHG Promotes Pascarelli to President, Americas http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=301240&issueID=34097 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34097>January 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) announces that Chuck Pascarelli, President of Sales and Marketing, Americas, has been promoted to President, Americas, effective January 1, 2015.</p> 12/29/2014 7:52:52 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=301240&amp;issueID=34097 Lift Truck Sales & Service Partners With Linde http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=301238&issueID=34097 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34097>January 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Linde Material Handling North America Corporation announces the appointment of Lift Truck Sales & Service, Inc. as a new full-line Linde dealer effective immediately.</p> 12/29/2014 7:49:51 AM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=301238&amp;issueID=34097 Clark Appoints Buffalo Lift Trucks http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=301236&issueID=34097 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34097>January 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Clark Material Handling Company announced it has appointed Buffalo Lift Trucks, Inc. an authorized distributor of Clark products in Buffalo, NY. Buffalo Lift Trucks is a full service Clark dealer, featuring full sales and service departments, a rental fleet, an aftermarket parts department as well as a full offering of allied products.</p> 12/28/2014 9:00:10 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=301236&amp;issueID=34097 A Powerful Marketing Advantage: Your Anniversary http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=301235&issueID=34097 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34097>January 1, 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.</p> 12/28/2014 8:56:09 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=301235&amp;issueID=34097 Reconnecting With an Old Friend http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=301234&issueID=34097 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34097>January 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> 12/28/2014 8:49:59 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=301234&amp;issueID=34097 Keeping Forecasts Up To Date http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=301233&issueID=34097 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34097>January 1, 2015</a> -- <em>Blog</em></strong><br />By Steve Guglielmo In the 2nd Quarter 2014 issue of The MHEDA Journal, we interviewed Alan Beaulieu ahead of his presentation at the MHEDA Convention in Orlando. In his article, "Get Aggressive and Start Thinking Big," Beaulieu said, "While we expect a bit of a soft spot in the second half of this year, there is no reason to believe that the positive trend won&rsquo;t continue in 2015. Given the proper precautions, this soft spot could be seen as nearly a non-event for MHEDA Members."</p> 12/28/2014 8:43:53 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=301233&amp;issueID=34097 University of Innovative Distribution &ndash; early bird rate ends January 14th! http://www.univid.org/aws/AEA/pt/sp/uid_home <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34097>January 1, 2015</a> -- <em>MHEDA University</em></strong><br />March 8-11, 2015 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, IN Have you heard about the University of Innovative Distribution? MHEDA is a co-sponsor of this conference, in partnership with AEA and Purdue University. It&rsquo;s a dynamic industry conference designed specifically for distribution professionals that sells out every year! Attendees can choose from over 40 workshops to help them succeed in their career. Topics range from marketing, pricing, channel management, mergers and acquisitions, leadership, delegation, negotiation skills and so much more. It&rsquo;s a great way to meet potential customers all while earning 3 CEUs and a Letter of Completion issued by Perdue University. Register by January 14th for the early bird rate of only $995 per person. </p> 12/17/2014 3:41:01 PM http://www.univid.org/aws/AEA/pt/sp/uid_home 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=34097>January 1, 2015</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> 12/17/2014 3:32:26 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=34097>January 1, 2015</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> 12/17/2014 3:32:26 PM http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1974 Free MHEDA Member Programs http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=300488&issueID=34097 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.mhedaconnection.org/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=34097>January 1, 2015</a> -- <em>News From MHEDA</em></strong><br />MHEDA-NET MHEDA Social Media MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Program</p> 12/17/2014 3:32:26 PM http://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index.asp?aid=300488&amp;issueID=34097 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