July 1, 2017 In This Issue
MHEDA TV
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MHEDA Education
Blog
Sales Success Story
MHEDA Online
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East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
MHEDA TV
MHEDA has identified Critical Impact Factors that are likely to affect technology in the future of the material handling industry. To see how this Critical Impact Factor will shape the industry next year and beyond, watch the latest MHEDA-TV video by clicking here
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RICO Equipment, Inc.
Featured Articles

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 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. To learn more about this conference, click here

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MHEDA’s annual MVP and MVS Award programs are a tangible way for member companies to demonstrate their commitment to business excellence. Using the MVP or MVS logo on your marketing material helps set you apart and is recognized throughout the industry.

For more information on the 2018 Awards or to begin your application, go to:
MVP Award or MVS Award.
 
Hawker Powersource, Inc.
Member News
Bill Rowan, CEO of Sunbelt Industrial Trucks, retired as of June 15, 2017 after 38 years in the industry.  Bill along with his business partner, Warren Cornil, founded Sunbelt Industrial Trucks in 1989.  Bill has always been very involved in the industry.  He served on the MHEDA board for four years and on various Dealer Advisory Boards for over 25 years.  Bill was also a frequent speaker at MHEDA seminars. Bill will stay active in the industry as a consultant and will continue to serve on Sunbelt’s Board of Directors.
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The Manufacturing Leadership Council gave its coveted Lifetime Achievement Award to Leo Reddy at its Gala Awards Dinner in Huntington Beach CA. In introducing Leo, the Council commented, "Throughout his long and distinguished career, Leo Reddy has been an inspiring and continuous source of leadership, founding and growing institutions that continue to benefit the manufacturing industry while also serving his country with distinction."
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As a MHEDA endorsed partner, Caliper will offer MHEDA members a FREE 30-Minute Job Analysis & Interview Guide for the month of July. The job analysis is a systematic process used to identify the tasks, duties, responsibilities, and working conditions associated with a job and the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics required to perform that job. The information revealed in this analysis will help with your next critical personnel decision.

Job analysis information is essential in deciding what to look for and how to use that information to determine who will be the best choice for the role. Download your complimentary interview guide and we will contact you to schedule the free job analysis.

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Crown Equipment Corporation recently recognized the outstanding performance and commitment to customer service by its best North American company-owned branches and independent dealers.
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KION North America employees celebrated the start of production for two of its newest forklifts. Assembled at the company’s South Carolina facility, the Linde Series 1347 and Linde Series 1319 were initially announced at ProMat in April—the largest expo for manufacturing and supply chain professionals in North America held biannually in Chicago.
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Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, today announced the appointment of Jan Vercammen as Dematic Managing Director for Central Europe effective immediately, replacing Barbara Wladarz.
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Hänel Storage Systems, a MHEDA member and leader in the manufacture and integration of automated vertical storage units, announced that its Chief Executive, Brian Cohen, has been recognized by the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The Patriotic Employer Award is a means of distinguishing employers who support their National Guard and Reserve employees.
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Bolzoni Auramo, Inc.
MHEDA Education
Aftermarket Management Compensation - Presented by Dave Baiocchi, President, Resonant Dealer Services, LLC. Develop a system of rewards that promotes teamwork between managers.
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1. Parts and Service Management Conference
2. Engineered Systems/Storage & Handling Conference

Same Date, Same Location, Two Customized Events Serving Different Industry Segments
Join MHEDA on September 14 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare for two new conferences designed for different segments of the material handling industry: Industrial Truck, Engineered Systems, Storage and Handling.
If you want to improve your Parts & Service Departments’ profitability and operations, you are invited to attend the Parts & Service Conference. If you want to improve your selling and project management skills, join us at the Engineered Systems/Storage & Handling Conference.
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MHEDA offers an online self-study learning management system (LMS) to provide you with affordable education in one convenient location. MHEDA’s LMS includes: Eleven career tracks, archived webinars, conference videos and modules. Also included is general business and soft skills video courses to supplement our industry-specific training. It's affordable training for any budget. Price ranges from $20 to $399.
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Forklift Action News
Blog
If you attended ProMat this year, you may have had a chance to hear the presentation by Magic Johnson. Since I am not a big sports fan, I wasn’t sure what to expect and frankly, I was blown away. Kudos to our friends at MHI for hiring him and what a great job by Mitch MacDonald from Agile Business Media who interviewed Magic during his fireside chat.
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Hangcha Group China
Sales Success Story
The United States Army Special Forces Base at Fort Carson, Colorado, was facing an ergonomic and space efficiency problem in its parachute rigging and repair facility. The facility had limited floor space to fold its extremely large parachutes and also required storage capacity for packed parachutes. In addition to the facility’s layout concerns, there were ergonomic concerns for the soldiers that inspected and folded the parachutes.
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MHEDA Online
18 Ways to Enhance Your Life Journey...Now!
By Dr. Elaine Dembe

1. Explore life and live it as an adventure. – Even if you have no one to do it with. Never deny yourself the pleasure of doing something just because you are alone. Do it anyway. Remember the lyrics from the Tragically Hip song "Ahead by a Century ~ "No dress rehearsal, this is our life." Travel as much as possible, whenever you can. If your funds limit your journey, plan a unique "staycation" or small getaway.
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News From MHEDA
 
   
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 Presentation, Lunch, Guided Facility Tour of Toyota’s Factory, Interactive Networking, and Raffle Prizes. Questions? Contact Rebecca Hein at 847.680.3500 or rhein@mheda.org.
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Featuring MHEDA members who advertise in the Annual Membership Directory. Buying equipment and services from a MHEDA member assures that you are buying from one of the best! This week we thank: 

AutoQuip Corporation - Member since 2008
Autoquip designs and manufactures Scissor Lift Tables, Vertical Freight Lifts (Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors), Dock Lifts, and hydraulically, pneumatically, and mechanically actuated custom designed lifts that meet specific customer requirements.
Visit their website at www.autoquip.com

Worldwide Material Handling Products LLC – Member since 2010
Highly recognized for industry-leading warehouse racking accessories and services such as wire mesh decking, industrial wire containers, pallet supports, pallet rack protection products, and rack repair solutions.
Visit their website at www.wwmh.net

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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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