April 1, 2018
New Members

Mfg-Supplier/Associate: Russo Dealer/Distribution Solutions, St. Johns, FL; Tracking Solutions Pty Ltd, Campbell, Austrailia


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Extended: Register by April 2nd and Get Your Company Listed in the 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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The DiSC Survey is a profitability study of MHEDA distributor members. The report provides detailed financial results of industrial truck and storage and handling and engineered system distributors.This management tool is intended to supply the resources that enable MHEDA members to evaluate, plan, and better manage their businesses. To Learn More and Particpate in DiSC, click HERE. 


The 2018 Cross-Industry Compensation and Benefits Survey is projecting that over 800 distributors will be participating in this study. This will result in robust data to allow distributors to benchmark and drill-down geographically to see if your firm is competitive in your market. To Learn More and Particpate in the Compensation and Benfits Survey, click HERE.

Questions? Contact MHEDA at 847-680-3500 

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

The MHEDA Journal is looking for Women in MHEDA Companies who inspire you for a feature we'll be running in our 3rd Quarter issue of the magazine. If there is a woman in your company who inspires you every day, we'd love to interview her to be part of that feature. If you have somebody you'd like to nominate, please contact MHEDA Journal Editor Steve Guglielmo at 

Clark Material Handling Company announced it has appointed Materials Handling Equipment, LLC. (MHE) as an authorized distributor of CLARK products in the Fort Wayne Indiana market.

Komatsu America Corp. announced that, through its subsidiary F and M Equipment Ltd., it has entered into a purchase agreement with PBE Group, consisting of Pine Bush Equipment Co. Inc. and East PBE Inc., to purchase the assets of PBE group, subject to a period of due diligence and final approval of Komatsu Ltd. (with the exception of the Kubota line of equipment and parts). The planned closing date for the sale is April 1, 2018.

Mallard Manufacturing is delighted to announce their second expansion in three years with a new 30,000 sf building at their headquarters and manufacturing location in Sterling, IL.

North Coast Lift Truck, Inc. and Ackerman Industrial Equipment have announced a merger of their business operations to offer a unified solution to the material handling market. North Coast Lift Truck, Inc. has acquired Ackerman Industrial Equipment’s assets, employees, and customer contracts as of January 30th, 2018. The merged business will operate under the North Coast Lift Truck, Inc. brand.

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

EnerSys, Member Since 1966 - Manufacturers of industrial batteries for over 100 years and span a broad range of sizes, configurations and electrical capabilities to meet a wide variety of customer applications. Visit their website at
Steel King Industries Inc, Member since 1975 - Manufacturer of non-powered material handling products. Steel King has earned a national reputation for producing high quality pallet racks that offer safety, strenghth and durability. Product line includes: pallet rack, cantilever rack, portable racks, industrial containers, and protective guarding systems. Visit their website at

Avoid Lost Time if Something Falls
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MHEDA Education

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!

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

Founded in 1983, Fisher & Thompson is one of the largest milking equipment dealers on the East Coast. Carrying a variety of animal health and dairy supplies, the company’s Pennsylvania headquarters was at the breaking point in terms of having enough room to store its parts and products serving 13 locations in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, West Virginia and New York.

Hangcha Group China
Bolzoni Auramo, Inc.
MHEDA Online

The second quarter issue of The MHEDA Journal is online now. This is the annual Convention issue, which will be handed out at the Convention in Miami in May. See articles from Convention speakers and read up on all of the Exhibitors at this year's Exhibitor Showcase. All of this and much more in the latest issue of The MHEDA Journal

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.

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Mentors 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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