December 1, 2017

Fitness devices collect a substantial amount of private data on your health, exercise and sleep habits. It is important that you are aware of exactly how that data is being shared with marketing, insurance, and health companies before you allow it all to leak away. Check out this Sileo on Security video on MHEDA TV by clicking here.


Did you realize that you can have your credit card company and bank notify you anytime there is activity on your account? This tool makes it very easy to catch fraud before it stings your wallet. Find out more by watching this video on MHEDA TV here.

Want to take your mobile security a step further? Turn on mobile device tracking so that you can see where your phone is if it gets lost or stolen. Your smartphone is a tracking device anyway, so you might as well use the technology to your advantage. Find out how by watching this MHEDA TV video here.

Featured Articles

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.

Registrations Now Open!
2018 Convention and Exhibitor Showcase
May 5 - 9, 2018 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel - Miami Beach, Florida.

MHEDA's 2018 Convention and Exhibitor Showcase details are now available online. Technology, Automation and e-commerce are dramatically changing the way material handling companies do business. Are you ready for what’s ahead?

Join us for MHEDA 2018 Convention, What’s Your Vision? featuring dynamic speakers, action oriented presentations and numerous networking forums to help you prepare for the future.

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East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
RICO Equipment, Inc.
Member News

MHEDA would like to congratulate the following members who have been awarded the 2018 MVP Award.
AHS, LLC - Cincinnati, OH (8th year MVP Award)
CE-DFW Warehouse Solutions - Grapevine, TX (5th year MVP Award)
Fallsway Equipment Co. - Akron, OH (6th year MVP Award)
Springer Equipment Co. Inc. - Birmingham, AL (6th Year MVP Award)
Thompson & Johnson Equipment Co., Inc. - East Syracuse, NY (2nd Year MVP Award)
Valley Industrial Trucks - Youngstown, OH (2nd year MVP Award)
Warehouse1 - Kansas City, MO (7th year MVP Award)

MHEDA would like to congratulate the following members who have been awarded the 2018 MVS Award.

Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products - Cincinnati, OH (3rd year MVS Award)
“Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products is honored to receive the MHEDA MVS award for the 3rd consecutive year. This award validates our focus in the material handling industry and our continued commitment for exceeding our customer’s expectations. We appreciate the recognition and are proud to be a part of MHEDA’s organization.” Keith Shipman, National Sales Manager.

Flight Systems Industrial Products - Carlisle, PA (3rd year MVS Award)
“FSIP is honored to have received our 3rd consecutive Most Valuable Supplier Award from MHEDA. We take pride in our ongoing commitment to quality and continual improvement to the products and services that FSIP offers to our valued customers in the Material Handling industry.“ Barry Bowman, President, Flight Systems Industrial Products

Hy-Tek Material Handling’s Integrated Systems (IS) Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Brent Tymensky as Director of Solutions Development for the company’s Nashville, Tennessee office. Responsible for cultivating systems sales and designing complex material handling systems, Tymensky joins Hy-Tek Integrated Systems’ nationwide team of experienced engineering, sales, logistics, and project management professionals.

TVH in the Americas (TVH) hosted their last blood drive of the year. The American Red Cross set a goal of pints for TVH employees to donate which they surpassed by 108%.

Wildeck, Inc. has announced the full integration of its Goodyear, Ariz. subsidiary, Ladder Industries. For more than 55 years, Ladder Industries has been recognized as the oldest and most dedicated designer and manufacturer of industrial stairs, customized work platforms, and rolling ladder products in the Western Region. Moving forward, Goodyear, AZ operations will be identified as Wildeck West and their products will be supplied through a growing number of Wildeck Material Handling Dealers and Systems Integrators across the U.S., ensuring continued growth.

Wynright Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Company and a part of the Daifuku Group, has appointed two new senior account executives to its Integrator Partner Program in the Western and Southeastern areas.

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MHEDA Education

Registration is Now Open! The University of Innovative Distribution is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry. 2018 marks the 25th 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.

MHEDA’s education calendar is being developed based on the 2018 Material Handling Business Trends. Watch your inbox for information on new programs. You can look forward to sales, leadership, strategic planning and communications training. Complete details and the 2018 Calendar will be available mid-December.

Hawker Powersource, Inc.
Noblelift North America Corp.

By Steve Guglielmo

At the July Executive Committee Meeting of the MHEDA Board of Directors, the decision was made to rebrand MHEDA’s Critical Impact Factors to “Material Handling Business Trends.” After all, these are emerging trends that will affect the way all of us do business in 2018 and going forward, and the name should adequately reflect that. Many of the trends are specific to our industry but others are trends that transcend business and are reshaping the entire world.

Custom Slave Pallets – Are They Beneficial?
Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC
Custom-made slave pallets make transportation of products easier throughout the building. They are incredibly easy to use and can feature hand holes to ensure that relocation isn't a challenge. Slave pallets can contain recessed barcode notches on the edges, thus helping to immediately identify a product. Did you know that Cornerstone Specialty Wood products, your ResinDek flooring resource, can assist you with custom-made slave pallets?
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Sales Success Story

Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) is the second largest distributor of wine and spirits in the U.S. The company outgrew their current distribution center and built a new 242,500 square foot warehouse in the town of Ashland, Virginia. RNDC distributes over 3 million cases per year of wine. This facility processes more bottles relative to the other 18 states where the company is located, nearly double the amount of full cases. They wanted to add more automation to the DC in order to meet the requirements of their growing customer and supplier base and accommodate long term growth.

Hangcha Group China
Bolzoni Auramo, Inc.
MHEDA Online

Advanced Equipment Company’s pillars of business will continue, even under new leadership
By Steve Guglielmo

Advanced Equipment Company (Charlotte, NC) is preparing for a major transition on January 1, 2018. That is the day that President Daryle Ogburn will officially retire from the company where he has worked for the last 39 years. Darin Boik, an account manager at AEC, will take over as President on that day. Like everything that AEC does, this was not a move made in haste. It was well thought out and strategically planned. There was a two year transition plan put in place to ensure that things continued to operate smoothly and that Darin and Brad Pearson, who was hired to take over Darin’s territory, were adequately prepared for their new roles.

News From MHEDA

If you’re looking to futureproof your supply chain, MODEX is the place to do it. At MODEX 2018, you’ll find 850+ exhibits and 100+ education sessions tailored to help you discover equipment and system solutions for your material handling and supply chain needs. With keynotes, networking, education, and product booths, MODEX 2018 is where you’ll find the best solutions to make sure your supply chain is positioned to meet your future business needs. Visit today and join us April 9-12, 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

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.

Lapeyre Stair, Inc.