July 15, 2018
New Members

If you have decided that you are ready to delete your Facebook account, these are the steps you should take to make the experience as painless as possible. Check out the latest Sileo on Security video on MHEDA TV by clicking here.

MHEDA & MHI are proud to present the 2018 Business Planning Conference on September 12-13. 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 business plan; gain management tools and define your short and long-term goals. Learn more about the BPC. Watch Video click here.

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Seats are still available for MHEDA's August 2 Regional Networking Summit hosted by MHEDA Member, DACO Corporation. The Summit includes roundtable discussions with your industry peers, dynamic presentation and interactive activities on strategies to transform your business to be customer obsessed. It also includes continental breakfast, catered lunch, guided tour of DACO, raffle prizes, happy hour and endless networking opportunities. Come Join Us!

MHEDA is pleased to announce that all member companies now have access to a fully customizable On-Boarding template. The template, a $2,500 value, is available at no cost and was created for the internal use to help members train and maintain the best workforce possible. Additionally, Andy McNulty of Communication Performance Management Associates, the author of the template, has agreed to provide our membership with basic-level support to ensure a smooth introduction and formatting.

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

Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc., of Maple Shade, NJ is the first company to earn the 2019 MVP Award, based on accomplishments in 2018. This is Eastern Lift Truck’s 7th year as an MVP Award winner. “This reward means a great deal to us and we will proudly display our MVP logo. We will never take this award for granted and I am looking forward to celebrating our achievement with the entire ELT family,” said Dan Pruitt, president, Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc.

A native Texan has joined the ranks of Shoppa’s Material Handling as Operations Manager in Odessa, the company announced. Mike Wenske has many years of experience with operations management, having recently been Operations Manager for Cisco Equipment, General Manager for Custom Truck and Equipment and Territory Manager for IronPlanet.

UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) announced its general session speaker lineup at its first Forklift Industry Summit, taking place from October 10-12, 2018, at the InterContinental Hotel Miami. The invitation-only event will bring together UCA dealers, component and aftermarket suppliers and industry experts for three days of information-sharing opportunities.

KION North America Corporation announces the appointment of All World Lift Truck to its dealer network effective immediately. The material handling equipment dealer is now authorized to sell and service KION North America’s full product line in central Florida including Tampa, Orlando and Ft. Myers.

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

Mobile Industries Inc. – Member since 2003: Over 50 years, Mobile Industries Inc. has been a leading manufacturer of Material Handling Equipment by providing a wide variety of standard, ergonomically designed products that can: PUSH / PULL / LIFT / REACH or STACK....Mobile Industries - Moving the World One Pallet at a Time! Visit their website at

West Point Rack, Inc. – Member Since 2006: They offer a full line of light duty, intermediate duty, heavy and extra heavy duty cantilever racks. They provide multiple configurations of a wide variety of stacking racks. West Point Rack has the products that generates solutions for your storage needs.
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Apipong “Oh” Nakayuenyongsuk has been elected Vice President of the Material Handling & Industrial Wheels business units and Corporate Marketing by the Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. board of directors. Mr. Apipong was previously Director of Material Handling & Industrial Tires Business units and Corporate Marketing. Prior to graduating from the Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business, Mr. Apipong had been a Product Marketing Engineer at Michelin Company.

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

Learn about seismic maps, R-mark certification, required testing, rack sway allowances, anchoring issues, slab and soil challenges, necessary inspections, permitting and more. Presented by Sal Fateen, CEO, Seizmic Engineering.

Sales Professional Training Camp: The Four Pillars of the Sales Profession will take place on August 14-16 in Dayton, Ohio. This is your opportunity to experience two and a half days of practical sales skills, tools and fundamental disciplines that are essential for sales professionals and a productive sales team. Co-sponsored with AEA.

Hawker Powersource, Inc.

By Steve Guglielmo

Your brand is your most important asset in business. It is your identity. In today’s digital world, it is vital to protect that brand online. And today, that means that using social networking sites like Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram are no longer optional. Using these sites not only allows your company to control the message, but having a presence on those pages ensures that nobody else is using your company name and likeness to purport to be you. Social media used to be a luxury. Something that companies could do if they had the time and resources to devote to it. But in 2018, it’s now necessary.

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

A designer of high-end fashion accessories was understandably concerned about not wanting their material handling batteries to leak onto the expensive items. For years, the manufacturer had worked with Lift Power (Jacksonville, FL) Sales Manager Matt Drury for their material handling needs.

Hangcha Group China
Bolzoni Auramo, Inc.
MHEDA Online

The Third quarter issue of The MHEDA Journal is online now. This is the annual Recognition issue, which features recognition of member anniversaries, best of the best distributors and, for the first time ever, an article about Women Who Inspire us. Also, see articles from the Emerging Leaders Conference speakers. All of this and much more in the latest issue of The MHEDA Journal

News From MHEDA

Applications for MHEDA’s two annual award programs are now available on the MHEDA website. The MVP, Most Valuable Partner, Award is for distributor members and the MVS, Most Valuable Supplier, is for our manufacturer and associate members. Both awards require companies to demonstrate a commitment to business excellence by meeting criteria in five key areas in addition to meeting a set of minimum requirements and submitting letters of recommendation. This is an annual recognition program exclusively for MHEDA Members.

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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