May 1, 2018
New Members

Distributor: Custom Equipment Company, Charleston, SC; Definitive Technology Group, Wilmington, MA; Hilo Equipment & Services, Ronkonkoma, NY; Ozmaq S.A. de C.V., San Luis Potosi, Mexico; Quintec Integration, Waukesha, WI

Mfg-Supplier/Associate: Hitachi Capital America, Edina, MN; J&J Service Solutions, Columbia, PA


The 2018 Emerging Leaders Conference is designed for young (or young at heart) material handling professionals looking to strengthen their leadership skills and advance their careers. Join MHEDA and the MHI Young Professionals Network on July 12 in Chicago, Illinois for this can't-miss event. Learn more by clicking here.

Since Congress overturned the FCC privacy regulation keeping phone and cable companies like Verizon and Comcast from selling your browsing history, your information can now be tracked and sold to advertisers. Check out the latest Sileo on Security video on MHEDA TV by clicking here.

Featured Articles

MHEDA travelled to Jeffersonville, IN to visit Amatrol, a leader in skills-based, technical learning. Amatrol works with academic and work force industry's around the world, to create "innovative, interactive learning solutions that equip people with the skills to master technical systems, and adapt to a rapidly changing workplace." 

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

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.

Sentry Protection Products is proud to announce its twentieth year as a world leader in the manufacturing and marketing of impact resistant products and collision warning systems. Operations began in 1998 with the introduction of the original, patented Column Sentry column protector designed as a solution to the repair or replacement of building columns damaged from forklift impact.

The Boys & Girls Club of Bristol is thrilled to announce Conveyco Technologies is the Title Sponsor of the 2018 Mayor’s Cup Golf Outing which benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol! The proceeds from the event will help underwrite programming at the Club.

UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) announced the launch of its first Forklift Industry Summit to be held October 10-12, 2018, at the Intercontinental Hotel Miami. The exclusive, three-day event kicks off with an opening reception bringing together dealers, component suppliers, aftermarket suppliers and industry experts for an opportunity to learn about the industry’s hot topics and the future of forklift material handling.

Yale Materials Handling Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Papé Material Handling to its network of leading independent Yale dealers in the Northern California territory, effective March 29, 2018.

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

Douglas Battery - Member Since 1993 - Douglas Battery manufacturers a wide variety of industrial battery products. Their battery line includes standard flooded batteries, maintenance free batteries,reduced maintenance batteries, fast charge ready batteries and opportunity charge batteries.
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Wildeck, Inc. - Member Since 1997 - Wildeck products are “Made in the USA” and incorporate the highest standards of structural, mechanical, and electrical design for material handling and facility safety applications. Visit their website at

UNEX Manufacturing, Inc. announces UNEX’s VP of Sales and Marketing, Brian C. Neuwirth, has been chosen as the 2018 Outstanding Young Professional from the Material Handling Institute (MHI). Brian was chosen because of his significant contributions to the material handling industry, his passion for improvement within the industry, and his involvement in giving back to the industry by sharing knowledge and expertise at industry events and conferences.

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

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 Christine Corelli

There are no secret handshakes; no passwords; and no dues into the club of what I call World Class Dealer Service. Nor are there guarantees, but the odds of success as a material handling distributor improve among the dealers who not only acknowledge but embrace and practice these fundamental principles – which I offer more as reminders than lessons. If gone are the days of easy, effortless sales (and for most manufacturers and dealers they are), then present are the days of service excellence and that includes the service a customer receives from the salesperson.

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

For Memphis Material Handling (Memphis, TN) President/CEO Russell Caldwell trust is earned, not given. And when a 3PL Provider in Memphis required a single selective storage system utilizing reach trucks, Caldwell was in an ideal position to capitalize on the project because he had earned that trust over the course of a long and fruitful relationship.

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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