March 15, 2018

Working directly with member and Worker Bee TV, this video has been created by MHEDA & MHI for our member companies to use on your own website. It is intended to help communicate to students and recent graduates the vast opportunities and career paths available in the Material Handling and Supply Chain Industry – and will help you ATTRACT young, skilled talent you need to GROW and SUCCEED!
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Planning on attending MHEDA’s 2018 Convention? Be sure to register by March 31st so you are listed in the official Convention Program and Roster!

MHEDA’s Convention will take place May 5-9, 2018 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami, Florida. Hear from a variety of speakers and learn from your peers. Enjoy learning about the latest products and services at the Exhibitor Showcase, participate in networking, enjoy local attractions and more!

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

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), a leading manufacturer of forklifts under the Cat lift trucks, Mitsubishi forklift trucks and Jungheinrich® brands, today announced its 2018 Dealers of Excellence. MCFA recognizes these dealers for providing industry-leading customer service and strategic material handling solutions to the customer ownership experience.

Conveyco Technologies is excited to announce the return of Ken Soper to the company in the role of Sales Engineer. Soper brings a wealth of experience with over thirty years of success in the material handling industry.

Clark Material Handling Company today announced it has appointed PA Industrial Equipment as an authorized distributor of Clark products in the Philadelphia Pennsylvania market.

Carolina Material Handling Services is celebrating its 50 year anniversary this year. Established in 1968, originally as Carolina Forklifts Inc., the company began as a dealer for Datsun lift trucks (the name was later changed to Nissan) and focused on the sales and service of these trucks until 1980.

MHEDA hosted a one-day Regional Networking Summit on Thursday, March 8 at Atlas Toyota Material Handling in Elk Grove Village, IL. The summit was attended by over 40 members and very succesful.

Attendees were treated to two presentations which addressed issues about Recruitment & Retention, and Workplace Harrassment followed by round table discussions. The Summit also included a guided facility tour of the Atlas Toyota Material Handling. Thank you Atlas and your team for opening up your dealership and hosting the event. Thank you to all who contributed to the Howard Berstein Scholarship Fund. 

Mark your calendar for the next Regional Networking Summit, August 2 at DACO Corportation U.S.A. Inc. in Kent (Seattle), Washington. For more information contact Rebecca Hein at

Buying equipment and services from a MHEDA member assures that you are buying from one of the best!

Cascade Corporation, Member since 1969 - Leader in material handling equipment: Lift Truck Attachments; Forks and Accessories - Visit their website at
Ridg-U-Rak, Inc. - Member since 1975 - One of the largest pallet rack storage manufacturers in North America and specialized rack systems annually. Visit their website at

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MHEDA Education

Being organizationally effective can sound overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Join us for a FREE webinar on Wednesday March 28, 2018 titled The 7 Secrets of Organizational Effectiveness and How Assessments Help You Get There.

MHEDA has partnered with MHI for an afternoon of discussion, education and networking for women in our industry. Join us on Monday, April 9 from 11:30am-4:30pm at MODEX for this interactive event to address common issues faced by women in the supply chain force today. Registration fee: $99

Gain a better understanding of the rules your bookkeepers and CPA's will have to follow regarding the differences between capital and operating leases. Presented by Roman Basi, The Center for Financial, Legal & Tax Planning, Inc. Registration Fee Only $99.

MHEDA and MHI are proud to present the 2018 Emerging Leaders Conference, “Star Performance.” Join us July 12 at The Gwen Hotel in Chicago, IL for a one-day conference for material handling professionals. Gain tools and insight to propel your leadership skills to star status. Enjoy out-of-the-box thinking, personal stories, case studies and interactive activities. Don’t miss the hottest event of the summer, register today!

In finding your next sales leader, experience isn’t always key; 10 years of experience may just be one year of bad experience, repeated 10 times. To hire and develop effective sales people, you’ll need to not only identify what success looks like and precisely what kind of person you’re looking for in your role, but you will also need to uncover potential, coach for success, and keep your salesforce engaged.

Hawker Powersource, Inc.
Targit US

By Doug Carson, 2018 MHEDA Chairman of the Board

I spent this past weekend exploring the future. Sounds kind of fun, doesn’t it? It was a blast. My oldest son, Zachary, my wife, Gemma, and I took off for our first of multiple college visits to better plan Zachary’s future life path. We toured three great universities, all with dramatically different cultures and strengths. But through the differences there was a common thread that struck me at all of the schools – the young men and women we encountered, without exception, were…exceptional.

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

Freezer and cooler storage pallet rack must withstand some of the greatest forklift abuse in warehouse material handling. This can be attributed to a number of factors including confined space, slick surfaces, and the cold temperatures ranging from 31° down to -20°F that slow driver reflexes and make impact more frequent.

Hangcha Group China
Bolzoni Auramo, Inc.
MHEDA Online

By Liz Richards

At the start of our Board Meetings, we like to plan a fun activity or ice breaker to get things kicked off and last fall we each shared our favorite book titles or binge-worthy shows. We assembled an extensive list and learned a little more about everyone’s character based on what they like to watch or read. If you’d like a copy of the list, let me know and I would be happy to share it.

News From MHEDA

NEW in 2018..The DiSC Survey will be conducted by Mackay Research Group, Boulder, Colorado and  runs from February 15 through April 15. This 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. It's a free member service. Survey results will be provided to all participants. Questions? Contact MHEDA at 847-680-3500.

Mentors & Mentees wanted for MHEDA's Women in Industry Mentoring Program. Benefits? Gain satisfaction in sharing expertise with others and giving back to the industry. Receive honest feedback and advice in key areas such as communication and leadership skills.

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MHEDA will be attending MODEX, April 9–12 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Stop by our Booth - #5010 and pick up a MHEDA Member ribbon and relax in the MHEDA Lounge! Members of the Board and the MHEDA Staff will be on hand to share plans for 2018. You are also invited to a Free Networking Reception on Monday, April 9, 2018 from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm at the Georgia World Congress Center, room B 206.

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