April 1, 2017 In This Issue
New Members
MHEDA TV
Featured Articles
Member News
MHEDA Education
Blog
Sales Success Story
MHEDA Online
News From MHEDA
New Members

Distributor: B&H Industrial Service, Inc., Springfield, MO; McCall Handling Company, Dundalk, MD

Mfg-Supplier/Associate: Catavolt, Inc., Redding, CA; Pioneer Search Group, LLC, East Grand Rapids, MI; Sales Tiger, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

 
MHEDA TV
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Featured Articles
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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The DiSC 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. Your data will be 100% confidential. The success of this survey depends on you. It's a free member service. Survey results will be provided to all participants. Deadline to participate is April 15!
 
Dear MHEDA Member,
We know that many of our members are challenged with the recruitment and retention of forklift technicians and we are working on an initiative to help alleviate this problem. Work is underway to put a program in place that will increase awareness about technician opportunities and generate more entry-level applicants for you to hire. To bring this program to fruition, MHEDA needs your help by supplying us with your feedback as noted below. If you are not the right person to provide us with this information, please forward this information to the appropriate individual(s). It is imperative that we hear from you in order to move this initiative forward.
 
Hawker Powersource, Inc.
Member News
UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) announced that one of its suppliers has invested in the UCA relationship by opening operations at the UCA Marengo headquarters. DAVCO Fastener Company supplies hardware and aftermarket parts. They are the third supplier to open local operations specific to UCA, which illustrates that suppliers value their business partnership with UCA.
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Following the acquisition by the KION Group on 1 November 2016, Dematic announced the plans for integrating Retrotech, Inc. into its organization. Retrotech, with a 30-year legacy of providing expert modernizations and new automated systems in North America, will become a division of the Dematic North America Customer Service organization. Retrotech had been acquired by the KION Group in March, 2016.
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Long time Kansas City material handling manufacturer, Arrow Acquisition LLC, has added two executive positions. Liz Benditt fills the role of Vice President of Marketing and Communications, while Scott Clevenger is the new Vice President of Sales. When asked about the new team members Terry Melvin, Chief Executive Officer of Arrow Acquisition, stated, "We’re very excited to be expanding our leadership team. Scott and Liz are both proven leaders with years of experience and strong performance. With their expertise, the business is sure to have continued growth moving forward."
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Intelligrated announced the election of Matt Wicks, vice president, product development, manufacturing systems, to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) board of directors. Wicks’ two-year term began following the board's January meeting.
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Hänel Storage Systems has donated an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) to Western Guilford High School in Greensboro, NC. The Rotomat vertical carousel will be used to store school materials and provide live demonstrations for the school’s Logistics Education Department.
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RMH Systems is pleased to announce that is has acquired Skarnes, Inc., which is headquartered in Plymouth, MN (a Minneapolis suburb). Skarnes has been a dominant material handling house in the Twin Cities and Minnesota market since 1923. They are a premier distributor for Hytrol, Steel King, Gorbel, Cubic Design, and Demag lines. The Skarnes business structure and vendor relationships are very similar to that of RMH Systems, which makes for a great fit.
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MHEDA Education
If you're planning on attending ProMat, here's an opportunity to network with women who work in the Supply Chain Industry! Gain insight from a panel of women leaders, attend a leadership presentation, and enjoy networking with your peers. Co-Sponsored by MHEDA, MHI and AWESOME. Only $99 per person.
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The Engagement Experience is the theme for this 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. Register now to join us in Utah, April 29-May 3 at The Grand America Hotel.
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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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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.
Blog
One year ago in this column, I wrote about a young man who worked at our local grocery story as a checker. He struck a chord in me because of his jubilant attitude and the way he approached his job as a store clerk. What specifically caught my attention was how much fun he was having at work while serving his customers with a smile. If you don’t recall the story (and frankly, why would you?!), here it is. During a typically mundane visit to the supermarket, I overheard him several times asking for assistance on the PA system and he was so animated and comical it made me laugh out loud. When I was ready to check out with my groceries, I made it a point to go to his line so I could meet him and ask what made him so enthusiastic. He just smiled and told me it makes people happy and that makes his day go better.
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Sales Success Story
Located near Duluth-Superior Harbor in the far west corner of Lake Superior, the Miner’s Inc. warehouse complex is the second largest of its kind in the Twin Ports area of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin. With a total area now measuring over 160,000 square feet, the Miner’s Inc. warehouse serves as the distribution hub for a fleet of 33 grocery stores, including Super One Foods, U-Save Foods and Woodland Marketplace Foods stores that comprise one of the largest independently-owned grocery chains in the Midwest. When Miner’s Inc. first contacted AK Material Handling Systems in June of 2014, it was apparent that the job wouldn’t be a run-of-the-mill project.
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Forklift Action News
MHEDA Online
The Second Quarter issue of The MHEDA Journal is online now. Each year, the second quarter issue is the "Convention" issue, featuring articles from Convention speakers, Exhibitor Showcase information, Convention Schedule and much more. Read all of this and more in this issue of The MHEDA Journal
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News From MHEDA

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!

Unarco Material Handling  -  Member since 1958
Manufacturer of pallet rack and storage solutions. Unarco can take any distribution center or warehouse storage space add a pallet rack solution that will increase efficienct,
Visit their website at www.unarcorack.com

Hawker  – Member since 2001
Manufacturer of lead-acid batteries and chargers. Hawker offers the industry’s broadest product range of batteries and modular, high-frequency, smart chargers in the motive power industry.
Visit their website at www.hawkerpowersource.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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