October 16, 2017

MHEDA has identified critical impact factors that are likely to affect the future of the material handling industry. This episode focuses on how material handling operations can use telematics to improve their efficiency and reduce operating costs. For more information about this important topic, check out MHEDA TV's latest video by clicking here.

It’s a terrifying prospect, but it happens to people like you and me— every single day. And unfortunately, thieves have most of the information they need to ruin your life. It’s not your fault— many of the systems that we rely on for financial and personal security have holes in them that are pretty easy to exploit. Watch the latest Sileo on Security Video on MHEDA-TV by clicking 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.

Before its second annual MHEDA-NET All Star Summit, MHEDA hosted a Give Back event on October 10 at the LondonHouse Chicago Hotel. The event gave attendees the opportunity to assemble teddy bears to be donated to Childern's Hospitals around Chicagoland. Attendees donated $25 to attend, with all money going toward the purchase of bears and clothing. Several attendees gave larger contributions. We thank all attendees for their participation. 


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. They have demonstrated a high level of commitment to their customers, suppliers, employees and to MHEDA.

Distributor MVP Awardees -

  • Bublitz Material Handling, North Kansas City, MO (4th consecutive year to earn the MVP Award)
  • Gregory Poole Equipment Company, Raleigh, NC (8th consecutive year to earn the MVP Award)
  • Mathand, Inc., Woodstock, GA (4th consecutive year to earn the MVP Award)

Honeywell announces the rebranding of its Intelligrated business, changing the name to Honeywell Intelligrated and revealing a new logo. The rebranding was announced at the PACK EXPO Las Vegas trade show. Honeywell Intelligrated is part of Honeywell’s Safety and Productivity Solutions business group, a global leader in products, software and connected solutions that improve productivity, workplace safety and asset performance.

TVH in the Americas (TVH), has recently been platinum level certified by the Healthy KC organization for their efforts in promoting a healthy workplace environment! The Healthy KC is a non-profit organization that, “…advocates for real solutions that help shape individual, organizational, and environmental health change through a collaborative, community-wide partnership. It aims to create a culture of health and wellness in Greater Kansas City.”

Vestil Manufacturing, a fourth-generation manufacturer, announced plans to expand its operations, creating up to 100 new jobs by 2021. "Indiana has worked diligently to build one of the top business climates in the country, where one in five Hoosiers works in manufacturing," said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger. "We are proud that Vestil Manufacturing, a fourth-generation manufacturer, continues to call Indiana home, creating Hoosier jobs and taking our state to the next level."

When deciding on a materials handling solution in your warehouse, what do you take into account? Melissa Barnett spoke to equipment suppliers to find out what common problems are encountered in the warehouse environment and what solutions are currently available, the impact of e-commerce on warehousing and what the future holds.

VETTER Forks, Inc. in Chambersburg, PA recently moved into a new 35,000 sq. ft. facility. The building is located within minutes of their previous 15,000 sq. ft. location. The new facility has increased warehouse space, an expanded modification center, and additional office space to better serve customer needs. With the addition of new equipment and increased stock customers will benefit with shorter lead times and same day shipping.

Avoid Lost Time if Something Falls
Imagine this scenario in your warehouse: an employee is walking alongside an active walkway behind a large pallet rack filled with inventory. Then someone from the maintenance area accidentally pushes inventory through the pallet rack and causes an injury. This is something that can easily and affordably be prevented with WireCrafters RackBack® safety panels.
MHEDA Education

Join MHEDA on October 19 for a one-day Regional Networking Summit hosted by MHEDA Member, Concept Storage Solutions in Vaughan (Toronto area) Canada. The Summit includes: Breakfast, Business Workshop, Member Panel Discussion, Lunch, Guided Facility Tour, Happy Hour, Interactive Networking, and Raffle Prizes.

Gain a timely snapshot of the economy today, where it is headed over the next three years and what it means to your business. Presented by Alex Chausovsky, Senior Analyst at ITR Economics

MHEDA and MHI are partnering to present the first ever Women in Industry Conference on November 2, 2017 at theWit hotel in Chicago. This dynamic and interactive learning and networking opportunity is designed for women who want to fire up their leadership and communications skills, connect with other women in the industry and maximize the multiple learning opportunities offered in one-action packed day.

Hawker Powersource, Inc.
Noblelift North America Corp.

By Buddy Smith

In this issue, we celebrate sales success stories from our dealers. The sales process has changed a good bit over the last few years. It is longer and more scrutinized than ever before. It seems that a sales person needs to utilize different skills in today’s world such as financial acumen, consensus building, and a lot of patience. While many things have changed, there is one thing that has stayed the same - the thrill of victory. There is nothing like hearing those wonderful words from a prospect – “Congratulations, we are going with you.”

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

In 2016, fall protection was the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) most cited safety violation. So when a safety-conscious Recreational Vehicle Service Center in Texas needed to protect its mechanics and service technicians as they worked on top of RVs, it made sense to contact WW Cannon’s Doug Hutchins. Hutchins is known throughout the industry as the “Warehouse Lifeguard” and has a reputation for outfitting companies with the best fall protection solution for their application.

Hangcha Group China
Bolzoni Auramo, Inc.
MHEDA Online

MHEDA is proud to recognize its members who have been identified by their manufacturers and suppliers as dealers of distinction. MHEDA distributors are routinely ranked among the best in the world. The MHEDA-endorsed service partner programs, education and networking opportunities, publications and more that the association offers are valuable resources for material handling distributors. With MHEDA’s resources at their disposal, these already great distributors have become even better. The 2016 award winners are listed in The MHEDA Journal. (This list reflects the manufacturer lists received as of press time. MHEDA members are bolded.) Congratulations to the honorees!

News From MHEDA

Mark Your Calendar! May 5 - 9, 2018 - for MHEDA's Convention and Exhibitor Showcase at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel - Miami Beach, Florida.

This is MHEDA's premier industry event where hundreds of industry professionals will gather for four days of endless networking and quality education. Click here for a quick overview or call 847-680-3500.

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.