March 1, 2017 In This Issue
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East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
MHEDA TV
Join us in Salt Lake City at The Grand America Hotel, April 29 through May 3 at MHEDA's 62nd Annual Convention. This year's Convention theme is "The Engagement Experience" and will give you the tools and inspiration to live in the present, with an eye on the future.

If you are curious about economic fluctuation, want to better understand the next generation, seek new technologies information and want to enjoy a number of local celebrations, then it’s time to submit your registration! We promise you the experience of a lifetime. For more information about "The Engagement Experience" click here. To register, click here.
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RICO Equipment, Inc.
Featured Articles
The global material handling equipment market is expected to reach USD 41.1 billion by 2025. The rise in manufacturing activities in the automotive, pharmaceutical, chemical, and food & beverage industries is projected to spur demand. The growing concerns for workplace safety are expected to remain a key driver.
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MHEDA has partnered with ITR Economics on a new economic report featuring material handling industry specific data and is available only to MHEDA Members. Our goal is to provide you a usable tool to assist in your business planning. ITR Economics has a 94.7% forecast accuracy that will allow you to plan with confidence, becoming proactive to coming economic forces rather than reactive.
 
Hawker Powersource, Inc.
Member News
Toyota Industries Corporation announces that it has concluded an agreement with major North American materials handling systems integrator Bastian Solutions LLC to acquire the company. The acquisition of Bastian signifies Toyota Industries’s full-scale entry into the North American materials handling solutions industry amid the e-commerce boom.
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Ferrara Candy Company has named Associated the 2016 Supply Chain Segment Leader at their Supplier Innovation Summit.
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TVH in the America’s (TVH) is proud to welcome Steve Wilson as the new Regional Business Development Manager for the Northeast Region.
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FMH Conveyors announced the completion of their new 195,000 square foot building located at 9701 E. Highland Drive, Jonesboro, AR. The facility is officially open for business and a grand opening ceremony was held on Friday, February 17, 2017.
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UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) and its employees will help grant wishes for local children with life-threatening medical conditions.
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Bolzoni Auramo, Inc.
MHEDA Education

The 2017 UID program features 43 outstanding courses to select from including three new sessions presented by phenomenal speakers. 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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2017 Economic Outlook - Presented by Alex Chausovsky, Senior Analyst at ITR Economics - Gain a timely snapshot of the economy today, where it is headed over the next three years and what it means to your business.
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Education for your employees and track their learning progress. Career Tracks are a compilation of hundreds of videos that will help you improve your business skills in designated areas. Eleven career tracks, archived webinars, conference videos and individual modules are available. Training system is affordable for any budget. Price ranges from $20 to $399.
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Charter Software Inc.
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By Dr. Albert D. Bates, Director of Research, Profit Planning Group

Over the course of the last few years the emphasis in distribution has moved away from improving operations to completely re-thinking the nature of the business. New ideas have included dramatically reducing the number of customers served, utilizing "big data" to gain a marketing advantage, structuring separate web-based entities and utilizing mobile technology to preempt competitors. Countless other strategic initiatives could also be listed.
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Hangcha Group China
Sales Success Story
A mattress manufacturer in South Carolina was moving into a new warehouse and needed help with the planning and design of the storage inside the new facility. The company called CMH Services Territory Sales Manager Chad Bouknight who they had worked with for years. Chad began working with Bill Elliott, Engineered Systems Manager for CMH Services, to begin putting together a design.
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Noblelift North America Corp.
MHEDA Online
The First Quarter issue of The MHEDA Journal is online now. Each year, the first quarter issue is the "Economic Forecast" issue, featuring forecasts from MHEDA distributors, MHEDA Suppliers, MHI, CEMA and ITA. This year also features commentary from MHEDA Convention speaker and noted economist Alan Beaulieu. All of this and much more in this issue of The MHEDA Journal
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Forklift Action News
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MHEDA is exhibiting at ProMat 2017, April 3 – 6 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Visit the MHEDA Booth #1694, and pick up a MHEDA Member ribbon, visit with Board Members and MHEDA Staff and learn about what's planned for 2017.

You're also invited to join fellow MHEDA members for an Informal Networking Reception on Tuesday, April 4 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. This reception is the perfect opportunity to mingle with other distributors and manufacturers while in Chicago. The reception will be held at McCormick Place South room S 105ABC.
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NEW in 2017! MHEDA is recognizing two members in this issue who advertised in the Annual Membership Directory. Buying equipment and services from a MHEDA member assures that you are buying from one of the best!

EnerSys  -  Member since 1966
North America's largest industrial battery and charger manufacturer offering the broadest line of products in our industry..
Visit their website at www.enersys.com

Steel King Industries – Member since 1977
Manufacturer of durable racks, containers and safety systems designed to meet your needs, increase your workplace safety and efficiency.
Visit their website at www.steelking.com

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The DiSC Survey will be conducted by Profit Planning Group, Boulder, Colorado and guarantees your data will be 100% confidential. The survey runs from February 15 through April 15. This report is one of the most valuable tools that distributor members have at their disposal for improving profitability. The numbers are realistic and provide financial and operating guidelines along with personalized reports for your company. The success of this survey depends on you. It's a free member service. Survey results will be provided to all participants. Questions? Contact MHEDA at 847-680-3500.
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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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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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