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January 15, 2016 In This Issue
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East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
MHEDA TV
As a MHEDA member, you have access to the best benchmarking data in the material handling industry. The newest MHEDA-TV video details how to participate in the 2016 Distributor Statistical Comparison (DiSC) Report as well as the 2016 Employee Compensation Study. Learn the benefits of participating in these studies as well as how to get involved by watching the newest video here.
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RICO Equipment, Inc.
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MHEDA’s coming to California for a West Coast Regional Networking Summit in City of Industry. Join us on February 25th for a one-day Regional Networking Summit hosted by Papé Material Handling at the Pacific Palms Resort & Conference Center in City of Industry, California. Summit includes: Breakfast, Business Workshop, Lunch, Guided Facility Tour of Pape Material Handling, City of Industry Branch, Interactive Networking, and Raffle Prizes.

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Join MHEDA from April 30 to May 4, 2016, at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Maryland, for the 61st annual MHEDA Convention.

This year's Convention theme is "Passion with Purpose" and will give you and your team the tools and inspiration you need to unleash your passion for personal and professional excellence! When you attend a MHEDA Convention, you get the latest information on industry trends and best practices to help improve operations and impact your bottom line.
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MHEDA is proud to announce six more companies have been added to the elite list of MVP Award winners for 2016. Each have documented their commitment to their customers, suppliers and employees. Atlas Toyota Material Handling, IL (1st Year); Fallsway Equipment Co., OH (4th year); Frontier Forklifts and Service, Inc., TX (1st year); Hodge Material Handling, IA (2nd year); Liftech Equipment Companies, E. Syracuse, NY (3rd year); Springer Equipment Co., Inc. AL (4th year)
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As of today, twenty one companies have earned the 2016 MVS, Most Valuable Supplier, Award! The Award was created to help recognize our most active and supportive Supplier members for their efforts in the areas of distributor advocacy, industry advocacy, business networking, employee education and overall safety and best practices. MHEDA congratulates these companies and we thank them for their efforts on behalf of their dealers. Please visit the MHEDA website at www.mheda.org/mvs for a complete list of 2016 MVS Award winners.

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Hawker Powersource, Inc.
Member News
Calling all MHEDA members in the Missouri area. The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) is seeking supplies for flood relief in Columbia and St. Louis County, MO. The efforts require: 4 propane forklifts with 6 extra propane tanks; 6 pallet jacks; 6 hand trucks (2 appliance, 4 convertible); and 2 pallet pullers with chains. If you are interested in contributing supplies to this effort, please email ALAN Executive Director Kathy Fulton at Kathy@ALANaid.org. Thank you for your generosity.
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UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) announced this year’s Employees of the Year and its STAR Award winner. UCA’s STAR Award is given to an employee who promotes change and is responsible for the most significant cost savings over the fiscal year. This year’s STAR Award winner was welder, Joe Engelhardt. Engelhardt was selected due to identifying product and process improvements that resulted in significant cost savings. By making a change in the wiring choice for an instrument panel robot, Engelhardt saved the company $1,500 without sacrificing weld integrity.
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TVH in the Americas (TVH) will be celebrating National Mentor Month this January. TVH launched a pilot Mentor program at its Olathe location in February 2015. The program began with eighteen Mentors and eighteen Mentees who ventured on a yearlong journey of sharing knowledge and experiences.
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Wildeck, Inc. is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016. The company was established in Waukesha, Wisconsin, in 1976. "We are extremely proud and thankful to have served a diverse range of customers for all these years and have no plans to slow down," stated Wildeck’s new president, Greg Larson. "We are a 100 percent employee owned ESOP company and that pride of ownership is reflected in the work we perform every day to ensure that our customers’ projects run smoothly."
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In recent months, KION North America Corporation has made several changes to its nationwide sales and service dealer network for material handling equipment. Together with Multi-Batteries and Forklifts, the company's existing full-line dealer in Puerto Rico, KION North America expanded to the Dominican Republic in Aug. 2015. In Nov. 2015, the industrial forklift manufacturer made the decision to expand their presence in the state of Virginia along with Roanoke-based Homestead Materials Handling Co., a Division of Jefferds Corporation.
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Bolzoni Auramo, Inc.
MHEDA Education
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 2016.
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Six Regimens that are Vital for Material Handling Sales Professionals. Learn six regimens that will help you achieve your sales goals. Includes: Prospecting, Evaluation of Accounts, Pre-Call Planning and more! Presented by Don Buttrey, Sales Professional Training, Inc. Cost: Only $99
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The Parts & Service Management Conference Videos are 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 and experience from the pros.
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March 6-9, 2016 - JW Marriott Indianapolis Hotel, Indianapolis, IN
The University of Innovative Distribution is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry.
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MHEDA's Learning Management System provides you with a modern way to train your employees and track their learning progress. Career Track Videos are a compilation of hundreds of videos that will help you improve your business skills in designated areas. Eleven career tracks are available: Senior Management; Senior Management Industrial Truck; Sales Management; Sales Management Industrial Truck; Sales Professional; Rental Asset Management; Inside Sales or Customer Service; Parts and Service Manager; Installation Manager; Service or Installation Technician and Project Manager.
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Steel King Industries, Inc.
 

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