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East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
MHEDA TV
An emphasis on safety is one of the defining characteristics of all successful businesses. Employees not only have the peace of mind associated with knowing that they will remain safe in their job, but a culture based on safety can often result in higher productivity and employee engagement. Check out the latest MHEDA-TV episode by clicking here
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RICO Equipment, Inc.
Featured Articles
On November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas has entered into an injunction, keeping the US Department of Labor from implementing the new overtime rules effective Dec. 1, 2016.

What does this mean to you?
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April 29 - May 3, 2017
The Grand America Hotel - Salt Lake City, Utah

MHEDA's 2017 Convention and Exhibitor Showcase details are now available online.The Engagement Experience is the theme for next year's Convention. It’s time to re-engage with our business, so we can better serve our most important stake holders: our customers, our employees and our families. MHEDA's 2017 Convention will give you the tools and inspiration to live in the present, with an eye on the future.

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MHEDA is pleased to announce that we have partnered with ITR Economics on a new and exciting program designed to bring you timely economic forecasting information. Our goal is to provide you with a usable tool to assist in your business planning. The MHEDA Forecast Advisory will be sent to all member companies each quarter beginning in January 2017.

ITR Economics provides the best economic intelligence to reduce risk and drive practical and profitable business decisions. They have a 94.7% forecast accuracy that should allow you to plan with confidence. For more information on ITR Economics, visit their website at https://www.itreconomics.com/

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Hawker Powersource, Inc.
Member News
 
   
MHEDA is proud to announce five companies who have been awarded the MVP Award for 2017. Each have documented their commitment to their customers, suppliers and employees.
Bode Equipment Co., Londonderry, NH - 6th Year
Frontier Forklifts and Service, Pearland, TX - 2nd Year
Mathand, Inc., Woodstock, GA - 3rd Year
Modern Group, Ltd., Bristol, PA - 3rd Year
RMH Systems, Waukee, IA - 2nd Year
Springer Equipment Co., Birmingham, AL - 5th year
Valley Industrial Trucks, Youngstown, OH - 1st Year
Warehouse1, Kansas City, MO - 5th Year
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MHEDA is proud to announce that Nashville Wire Products (Nashville, TN), Steel King Industries, Inc. (Stevens Point, WI) and Toyota Material Handling U.S.A., Inc. (Columbus, IN) were named MHEDA Most Valuable Suppliers (MVS). This is Nashville Wire's and Steel King's 2nd Year as an MVS and Toyota's first. The MVS award is an annual recognition program exclusively for MHEDA’s Supplier member companies. Achieving the award will gives companies a tangible method to brand their excellence in the material handling supply chain. The MVS Award consists of a set of requirements that will demonstrate commitment to business excellence.
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Frankie Forklift and Friends would like to introduce two new items just in time for the holidays - a 26 page coloring book and a soft lovable Frankie Forklift toy. The coloring book introduces 18 new characters inspired by material handling equipment including Dudley Dump Hopper and Clarence Clamp Truck. The plush Frankie Forklift toy can join your kids when they read about Frankie's new adventures or just hang out with them for a nap.
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UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) expands its regional sales team by hiring Aaron C. Boemmel, Michael Paul, Terre Robert Haff and Paul G. West.
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TVH in the Americas (TVH) sponsored the the 6th Annual KCs Got Talent fundraiser at Boulevard Brewing Company on November 10th. All proceeds from the event will go to the Women’s Employment Network (WEN), an organization that helps women build their careers and encourage happy financial futures.
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Hyster-Yale Group Inc. is pleased to announce that Briggs Equipment has completed its acquisition of certain assets from and the assumption of certain contracts of Stewart & Stevenson Material Handling LLC, and has accepted the appointment as the authorized Hyster dealer for specified areas in East and Central Texas effective October 31, 2016.
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The Caldwell Group announced that its president, Doug Stitt, has been appointed as the new president for Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF) for 2017.
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Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation (RHCC) announced the winning bid on its third annual Pink Pallet Jack Project online auction was $4,000 by John Souza of J and K Trucking. Showing its continued support of Raymond Handling’s fundraising efforts, this year marks the third year Souza’s company has placed the winning bid. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, all proceeds raised from this year’s auction were donated evenly between the Tina Fund in Greene, New York and the HERS Breast Cancer Foundation in Fremont, California.
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Doosan Industrial Vehicle America Corp. is pleased to announce the addition of Langer Material Handling to its family of authorized dealers. Langer Material Handling, a well-established dealership in Valencia PA, will represent the entire Doosan forklift line, which consists of Class I, II, III, IV & V with capacity ranges of 2,500 through 55,000lbs.
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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 you in 2017.
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The 2017 UID program features 43 outstanding courses to select from including three new sessions presented by phenomenal speakers.The University of Innovative Distribution is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry. 2017 marks the 24th year that UID has been serving the supply chain.UID is sponsored by the leading distribution professional associations, in cooperation with the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation at Purdue University.  Learn More...

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Education for your employees and track their learning progress. Career Track Videos are a compilation of hundreds of videos that will help you improve your business skills in designated areas. Eleven career tracks, on-demand webinars, conference videos and individual modules are available. Training system is affordable for any budget. Price ranges from $10 to $399.
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Blog
By Buddy Smith, 2017 MHEDA Chairman of the Board

Last year I became a Cubs fan. More specifically I became a Cubs fan around mid-October. (Don’t get me wrong, my first allegiance is to the Atlanta Braves). But the Cubs story last year captured my attention as I found myself pulling for them to break the long drought (108 years) since they had last won a World Series. I watched the final out of the NLCS which clinched the pennant for the Cubs and sent them to the World Series. As the Cubs were celebrating on the field, the camera panned the audience and I saw Cubs fans both young and old with tears streaming down their faces. I texted a good friend of mine who is an avid Cubs fan and asked him how he was feeling at that moment. His response – "I totally man cried and I am not ashamed"
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Hangcha Group China
Sales Success Story
Sure, we all know these famous words uttered by Jim Valvano as he accepted his humanitarian award from ESPN prior to his final battle with cancer. But how many of us truly take those words to heart?
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Gamber-Johnson
MHEDA Online
MHEDA 2016 Critical Impact Factor Number 3 States That Mobile technology is becoming a prominent means for doing business and interacting with customers. Members must embrace this trend.
By Brian Bluff

We often think of Google search as an almost perfectly working, black box-type system. You put in a search query, and more often than not Google spits out what you’re looking for as the top result. We also tend to think of Google search working the same everywhere: on an Android phone, a laptop, and even iPhone. However, those in the online industry know that Google search is a constantly evolving process and it functions differently in different contexts.
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News From MHEDA
MHEDA's Most Valuable Partner (MVP) and Most Valuable Supplier (MVS) Awards provide you with a tangible method of demonstrating your company's commitment to business excellence.

Learn More - MVP Application for Distributors

Learn More - MVS Application for Manufacturers

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Want to network with and learn from women who work in the Material Handling Industry? Be part of MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative. Mission: To inspire and draw women to the material handling industry by offering resources and a network that foster professional success while furthering the mission of MHEDA.
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DiSC Report: The results provide the most comprehensive set of benchmarks available on financial performance in the industry for both industrial truck dealers and storage & handling/engineered systems dealers.

Employee Compensation Report: This report covers salaries, bonuses, commissions, perks, retirement programs, fringes, vacation policies, etc. for several job categories, including those that are specific only to MHEDA distributor members.

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WIPOTEC-OCS Inc.
 
Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association
118 S. Main St., St. 11, Wauconda, IL 60084
P: 847-680-3500 F: 847-362-6989
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