May 15, 2017 In This Issue
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Nearly 600 distributors and manufacturers attended MHEDA’s 62nd annual convention in beautiful Salt Lake City, UT for four days of networking, education and inspiration.  The keynote presenter Platon, opened the business portion of the convention by taking attendees on an emotional roller coaster ride by sharing the human side of his experiences photographing world leaders, celebrities, sports figures and members of the military service.  Members were brought to tears and laughter and the session ended with an explosive standing ovation.  Other highlights included presentations by Alan Beaulieu from ITR Economics who provided tips on how to navigate through future economic cycles and demographic trends, Scott Stratton, author of Un-Marketing and how missteps in digital marketing can make or break a brand and Jason Hewlett who closed the convention with a humorous yet poignant presentation about identifying and sharing our own personal gifts.  Workshop speakers shared insightful advice on trends such as workforce development, blending generations in the workplace, leadership tips and panel presentations on material handling trends and stakeholder engagement.  Many of the workshops and general sessions were recorded and will be made available to attendees by the end of the month.  Be sure to join MHEDA for next year’s convention at the Loews Hotel in Miami Beach, FL, May 5-9, 2018.
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East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
MHEDA TV
Computer malware is most often delivered through a manipulation technique known as phishing. Here's how to detect and separate fraudulent email from the real thing.Watch the latest Sileo on Security Video on MHEDA-TV by clicking here.
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RICO Equipment, Inc.
Featured Articles
According to a recent study by Global Market Insights, Inc., the Material Handling Equipment Market size is posed to cross $190 billion by the year 2024. Read the full report by clicking here.
 
MHEDA has partnered with ITR Economics on a new economic report featuring material handling industry specific data and is available only to MHEDA Members. 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
KION North America and Illinois Material Handling joined together to offer a unique driving experience held at Illinois Material Handling's Bolingbrook location on Apr. 6. The event marked the conclusion of KION NA's product launch at ProMat-the largest material handling tradeshow in North America held bi-annually at Chicago's McCormick Place.
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Pettibone/Traverse Lift, LLC announces the addition of ARDCO Equipment to its dealer network for material handling equipment. Located in New Iberia, Louisiana, ARDCO Equipment will represent Pettibone in Louisiana.
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Recognized for manufacturing and innovation in product development, Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), the provider of Jungheinrich® lift trucks and narrow aisle products in the United States, Canada and Mexico, announced that the EKX 514/516K/515 man-up turret truck series was named a 2016 Plant Engineering Product of the Year in the material handling systems category. Equipped with 3,000-3,500 lb. lifting capacities, these turret trucks are designed to offer high performance and flexibility in high-rack warehouse applications.
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Though popular movie and music awards have come and gone, this awards season is not quite over. Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces the recipients of its 23rd annual Dealer of Excellence Award, recognizing top performing dealers that have exhibited focused leadership and continuous commitment to customers.
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Clark Material Handling Company today announced it has appointed Miner Material Handling as an authorized distributor of Clark products in Phoenix, Arizona. Miner Material Handling is a division of Miner Company which has a rich history of providing industry leading service and support to their customers. "The Miner Material Handling team is well established and well known in the Arizona market" comments Dale Guckian, Clark’s Director of Dealer Development. "The Miner Company is a strong and growing company in North America and we are confident that their material handling division will bring professional and focused support to the Clark customers in the Arizona market".
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TVH in the Americas (TVH), is sponsoring two male puppies in training at the National Service Dogs (NSD) organization in Ontario, Canada. This TVHCares initiative takes care of each puppy’s veterinary, training and care expenses for the first year.
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Bolzoni Auramo, Inc.
MHEDA Education
The 6 Biggest Trends, Tools and Technologies for Finding and Motivating Millennials
Millennials make an enormous part of today’s workforce. Learn what technologies and best practices you can use to motivate and retain your team.
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MHEDA and MHI/YPN invite you to consider "The Power of Different" on July 13 in downtown Chicago at the 2017 Emerging Leaders Conference. Learn the about the impact of social gravity and real-world techniques on how to connect with others; discover practical tools for "Igniting Brilliance" in your leadership and innovation skills; and enjoy networking and brainstorming with young leaders who also work in the material handling industry.
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Dayton, OH - Seminar includes 2.5 days of training materials, a complete work binder, electronic course tools, all breaks and lunches during the seminar. Space is limited to 50 attendees so register early!
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UPDATED IN 2017! MHEDA offers an online learning management system (LMS) to provide you with a modern way to access and track business training. Enjoy affordable learning in one convenient location. MHEDA’s LMS includes: Eleven career tracks, archived webinars, conference videos and modules. Affordable training for any budget. Price ranges from $20 to $399.
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Charter Software Inc.
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By Joseph C. Ellers

Effective sales organizations deploy a series of tools. When I go into companies that are not as effective as they want to be, normally one or more of these tools is either missing or some of the messages are in direct conflict with each other.
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Hangcha Group China
Sales Success Story
Volkswagen Group of America was looking to repurpose an existing storage warehouse at its Sacramento, California location into a parts distribution center. The repurposed building required an array of materials including a three-level storage mezzanine, metal shelving and drawers, a material lift to move items for shipping and restocking, and additional lighting and sprinklers.
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Forklift Action News
MHEDA Online
The Second Quarter issue of The MHEDA Journal is online now. This issue features articles from the speakers that presented at this year's Convention! Couldn't make it to Convention? Here's a peek at what these speakers covered!
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Mark your calendars to join MHEDA on August 2, 2017 for a one-day Regional Networking Summit hosted by MHEDA Member, Toyota Material Handling North America. The Summit includes: Breakfast, Business Workshop, Lunch, Guided Facility Tour of Toyota’s Factory, Interactive Networking, and Raffle Prizes. More information will be available soon. Questions? Contact Rebecca Hein at 847.680.3500 or rhein@mheda.org.
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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!

Advance Storage Products -  Member since 1997
Manufacturer of structural rack & pushback rack.
Visit their website at www.advantcestorage.com

LiuGong Construction Machinery NA – Member since 2011
Manufacturer of Class I and Class V Forklifts
Visit their website at www.liugong.com

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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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