June 15, 2018

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MHEDA supports Forklift Safety in the Material Handling Industry! On June 12th, 2018 ITA hosted National Forklift Safety Day. Those who attended enjoyed speakers from OSHA, ESHH and HELP, just to name a few. Here you'll find DC Velocity's 2018 National Forklift Safety Day educational articles.

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

J.T. Bates Insurance Group, a wholly-owned division of J. Griffin Ricker & Associates, announced the promotion of Jayme Bates to chief executive officer. The announcement was made by James G. Ricker, company founder.

W.W. Cannon, LLC is celebrating 80 years in the material handling industry. The Dallas based company was founded in 1938 by Bill & Jack Cannon (brothers). The company was sold to Greg Brown, owner and president of W.W. Cannon, in 1996.

Jamco Products announced that their line of Safety Flammable Cabinets are now certified to the new FM Approvals Class 6050 - Storage Cabinets for Ignitable (Flammable) Liquids. These cabinets are designed to safely store and protect flammable liquids. Factory Mutual (FM) Global sets the industry standard with an independent 5 step product testing process to ensure approved products meet the highest safety standards. In addition, these cabinets also meet OSHA and NFPA code 30 standards, and are manufactured in the USA.

UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) hosted U.S. Representative Peter Roskam (IL-R) at its Marengo facility. Congressman Roskam’s visit represents the third Washington delegate to tour the facility in the past year.

Wisconsin Lift Truck & Illinois Material Handing expands its safety training portfolio to include Virtual Reality Simulators for purchase or rent, to incorporate into customer training curriculums. Forklift operators experience realistic forklift controls, maneuverability and the challenges of moving product(s) and pallets all in a controlled environment with the use of VR googles.

Perry Pabich has joined industrial mezzanine manufacturer Steele Solutions Inc., in the newly created position of chief operating officer. Pabich has extensive experience in management and operations with manufacturers in Wisconsin and Illinois, including companies in the material handling industry.

Wildeck, Inc., headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin, has announced the promotion of Kelly M. Kamlager as its new Director of Marketing, effective June 4, 2018. She replaces Hubert (Hue) Schlegel who is retiring on July 13 after some 13 years with the company.

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

Caliper - Member Since 1990: Caliper is an employee-assessment and talent-management-solutions company that helps businesses align talent with strategy; hire better people faster; and develop leaders, teams, and mission-critical employees. Whether your business needs to hire for a hiogh level position, reduce turnover, improve team effectiveness, or develop current and future leaders, Caliper can help you make the best talent-management decisions. Visit their website at

Camso USA Inc. - Member Since 2000: Camso is a world leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of off-road tyres, wheels, rubber tracks and undercarriage systems to serve the material handling, construction, agricultural and powersports industries. Camso operates advanced R&D centres and manufacturing plants in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Camso supplies its products to leading original equipment manufacturers (OEM) under the names Camso and Solideal and distributes its products in the replacement market through its global distribution network.
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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

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 and save!

Join MHEDA on August 2, 2018 for a one-day Regional Networking Summit hosted by MHEDA Member, DACO Corporation. This is a unique opportunity to network and learn with others who live and work in the same area of the country. The Summit includes: Breakfast, Business Presentation, Lunch, Guided Facility Tour, Interactive Networking, and Raffle Prizes.


Keynote Speaker - Brian Beaulieu, ITR Economics

MHEDA & MHI are proud to present the 2018 Business Planning Conference September 12-13, 2018 in the Chicagoland area.This is your opportunity to participate in a facilitated strategic planning session where you will roll-up your sleeves and work on your organization’s Mission/Vision/Values; gain management tools and define your short and long-term goals. Keynote speaker Brian Beaulieu (pictured) from ITR Economics will kick the event off with an economic forecast followed by Q & A from the audience.

Hawker Powersource, Inc.
Targit US

By Matt Mayberry, Emerging Leaders Conference Speaker

Titles don’t define leadership. A certain title may have others calling you their boss or you may be referred as one of the leaders of the organization on the company’s website, but true leadership is much more than just a title.

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

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

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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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