April 15, 2018
New Members

Distributor/FOB: Cox Industrial Equipment, Chesterfield, MO; Hawkeye Material Handling, Hiawatha, IA; Motus OS Inc., Miami, FL

Mfg-Supplier/Associate: Cradle Technology Services (Pty) Ltd, Western Cape, South Africa; MasterMover, Charlotte, NC; Microlift Group Co., LTD, Ontario, CA; Schmalz, Raleigh, NC


How do you feel about anyone who knows your address being able to see a picture of the front of your home? For most households in America, this already exists on Google Street View. If you prefer more privacy, check out the latest Sileo on Security video on MHEDA TV by clicking here.

Cloud storage has become an incredibly convenient way to sync and store files between multiple devices. But there are security drawbacks when you store your files on someone else's server. Take these simple steps to maximize the security of your cloud-based files. Check out the latest Sileo on Security video on MHEDA TV by clicking here.

Featured Articles

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MHEDA attended MODEX 2018 from April 9-12, 2018, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. MHEDA had a noticeable presence at the show as all exhibiting members displayed a sign in their booth that said "Proud to be a MHEDA Member. The association had its own booth, where existing members could come by and relax while perspective members could learn about what MHEDA has to offer their company and the industry. On Monday night, MHEDA sponsored a member reception, attended by more than 300 people. And MHEDA CEO Liz Richards continued to be extremely invested in the industry's Classroom Day, which saw high school and college students from across the country get a first-hand experience in what the industry has to offer them.

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

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of John (Jack) F. Smith, Lead Trustee of Modern Group's ESOP, on April 4th, 2018 at the age of 88. MHEDA extends its condolences to Jack's friends and family.

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 

UNEX Manufacturing, Inc. announces the acquisition of SpeedCell Storage Systems of Zeeland, MI. SpeedCell’s dynamic high-density storage solution products complement Unex’s Span-Track Carton Flow and Flow Cell product lines, bringing an added dimension of a high-density storage medium to the pick, put or assembly line. The UNEX SpeedCell product line is a unique low cost solution to increase SKU density while reducing actual space requirements.

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

Hannibal Industries, Inc., Member Since 1991 - Hannibal Industries is a leading pallet rack and steel tube manufacturer that provides storage systems and ISO 9001: 2008 certified tubing to industry leaders around the world. Visit their website at

TVH - Member since 1972 - TVH is a One-Stop-Shop for all your parts needs that covers 90% of the US Industrial Truck population with one day ground service. Equipment including: forklifts, aerial work platforms, sweepers & scrubbers, and personnel & burden carriers. Visit their website at

Working directly with members and WorkerBee.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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Frontier Forklift of Pearland Texas was awarded Dealer of the Year honors from Noblelift North America.  This award was based on total purchases from Noblelift for the Calendar year of 2017.

CLARK Material Handling Company announced it has appointed Mid Atlantic Industrial Equipment, LTD. as an authorized distributor of CLARK products in the Central Pennsylvania market.

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

Dayton, Ohio: Two and a half days of practical sales skills, tools and fundamental disciplines that are essential for sales professionals and a productive sales team. Presented by Don Buttrey, Sales Professional Training, Inc. Co-sponsored with AEA.

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

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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