August 15, 2018
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Digital assistants like Alexa make searching for information and ordering a pizza easier. But are you sacrificing your privacy for the sake of convenience. Find out the answer on the latest Sileo on Security on MHEDA TV by clicking here.



Strong company culture is paramount to attracting and retaining top talent in this competitive environment. The latest episode of MHEDA TV discusses how you can use your company culture to attract the best and brightest into your company. Watch the episode by clicking here.

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The Booth Reservation Process for the 2019 Exhibitor Showcase will begin on September 25. Members who are interested in reserving a booth for the 2019 Showcase in Phoenix will be required to complete an online form and submit to MHEDA. The final booth selection process will take place on September 26 when MHEDA will call each company who submitted a form. Question? Contact, Cindy Thoren at or 847-680-3500.

MHEDA produces an Annual Membership Directory that contains advertisements from members who promote their products and services. Placing an advertisement in the 2019 Directory will be used by members who are searching for fellow MHEDA members to do business with. As a bonus, your company’s message will be in front of members for an entire year and your company will be highlighted in other MHEDA publications throughout the year. For more details, contact Luann Alm before September 1 to reserve space. Email: 

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

With the modern supply chain composed of many moving parts, attaining corporate sustainability targets requires support from a wide range of trusted partners. Food Logistics addresses this imperative with its annual list of Top Green Providers, and recognizes Yale Materials Handling Corporation for the sixth consecutive year in the alternative energy, material handling and lift trucks categories. The company was honored for its advanced power solutions that can improve both corporate sustainability and lift truck performance.

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

LiuGong Construction Machinery NA - Member Since 2011: LiuGong products are a combination of the technologies from the best components suppliers in the world and over 55 years of know-how. The company emphasizes quality, following Six Sigma methodology and compliance with ISO 9000 standards. Visit their website at

Tennsco Corp,  Member since 1975: Tennsco is here to make your job easier. You can rely on Tennsco’s affordable, high-quality line of storage and industrial solutions to meet your needs. Their broad product line, with its legendary durability, is designed to meet the needs of countless users for years to come. They also make your job stress-free with reliable, on-time delivery. Tennsco is your number one choice for all your storage and filing products. Visit their website at

Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation (RHCC) announced its winner of the ‘Safety Show Offs’ contest that took place in honor of National Forklift Safety Day 2018. In addition to being recognized, RHCC provided Treetop, Inc. with a lunch for all 27 employees catered by Tacos El Rey for the steps the company has taken to ensure safety in its warehouse.

TVH in the Americas (TVH) recently had several employees participate in a volunteer event at Center of Grace on June 27, 2018. This volunteer event was coordinated by TVHCares, TVH’s charitable program that encourages employees to get involved and make an impact in our communities.

ITC Manufacturing announced Mark Briden as its new CEO and CFO. Briden will assume day-to-day leadership of the company and will oversee strategic growth and all financial aspects of ITC.

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MHEDA Education

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.

Unleashing your power is a journey. So much to learn and so many stops along the way. MHEDA and MHI are partnering to present the 2nd Annual Women in Industry Conference at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare. We invite you to join us for day of interactive learning and networking with women who work in the material handling industry.

Mark Your Calendar! MHEDA's 2019 Annual Convention and Exhibitor Showcase
May 4 to May 8, 2019 ♦ JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort ♦ Phoenix, Arizona
This is MHEDA's premier industry event where hundreds of industry professionals will gather for five days of endless networking and quality education. Details will be posted as they become available.

Whether you’re tasked with developing viable products, improving operational efficiency or manufacturing output, or increasing revenue, you’ll get better results from teamwork than you will from going it alone.

Hawker Powersource, Inc.

By Allan Leibowitz, Forkliftaction News

The United States last week introduced new tariffs on a range of imports from China, including forklifts and forklift parts. Importers were warned of the measures earlier this year, but had hoped that the Trump administration would back down. Despite lobbying, the full 25% tariff is now in place.

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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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.

MHEDA's Summer Regional Networking Summit was held on Thursday August 2 at DACO in Kent (Seattle), Washington. MHEDA would like to thank Kevin Katona, Ed Medrano and the entire DACO team for opening up your dealership to host and sponsor this event. Another thank you to our sponsors, Cubic Design, Century Protection Product and Teilhaber too!