September 5, 2018

Working directly with member and Worker Bee 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! To watch the video, Click Here   To order a customized video, Click Here

Website advertisements aren't just annoying, they commonly serve as a malware delivery device. When you click on the seemingly safe ad, a "payload" carrying a virus, trojan worm or other pieces of nasty software infects your device. Here's one way to stop them. Click here to watch the latest Sileo on Security video on MHEDA TV.

Cookies are little bits of code that track your browsing habits across websites. By default, they are turned on in your browser, whether you use Chrome, Edge, IE, Safari or FireFox. Here's how to turn them off. Click here to watch the latest Sileo on Security video on MHEDA TV.

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MHEDA is proud to announce a brand new website, built with you in mind. Here's a few things you will find:

  • Modern clean look that is easy on your eyes.
  • Mobile-friendly format allows you to easily access information when you’re on the go.
  • Improved navigation helps you find details quickly.
  • Simplified member directory search makes it easier for customers and suppliers to connect.

Check out the new website design and features. Note: Your members only login has changed.To login, you will use your email address and a password that you create.


The Booth Reservation Process for the 2019 Exhibitor Showcase will begin on September 25. Members are interested in reserving a booth for the 2019 Showcase in Phoenix are required to complete an online Request a Booth Form. On September 26, MHEDA will call each company who submitted a form to select their booth. Question? Contact, Cindy Thoren at

Only a few spots left to get your company name noticed for a full year. Place an advertisement in the 2019 Membership Directory and promote your products or services to MHEDA members who are searching for fellow MHEDA members to do business with. For more details, contact Luann Alm before September 15 to reserve space. Email: 

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

MHEDA is proud to announce that three companies have recieved the 2019 MVS Award. The MVS, Most Valuable Supplier, is an annual recognition program exclusively for MHEDA's Supplier member companies. Achieving the award will give your company a tangible method to brand your excellence in material handling supply chain. 


Art Sherwood, President of The A.J. Gates Company has been a valued MHEDA member since 1999. The A.J. Gates Company began in 1918 as a family business, and continues to be today. They deliver "one-stop-shop" material handling solutions while treating every one of their customers like family. Thank you Art Sherwood and Heather Welhouse for such a hospitable visit!

TVH in the America’s (TVH) welcomed Gustavo Guzman as the new Outside Regional Manager for the Western Region. Gustavo will be responsible for growing and strengthening our business development activities within his territory.

As part of an ongoing campaign to promote workplace safety, UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) participated in OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week, held during the week of August 13, 2018. OSHA Safe + Sound Week is a yearly nationwide event that helps raise awareness of the value of safety programs that include management leadership, worker participation and hazard identification and elimination.

Stewart & Stevenson Manufacturing Technologies (Houston, Texas) has entered into a joint agreement with Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc. (Maple Shade, NJ) naming Eastern Lift as the sole authorized dealership to market, sell and service Rail King® railcar movers within the Mid-Atlantic region.

Crown Equipment Corporation has opened three new sales and service locations to support growing material handling needs throughout South Carolina. The facilities, which are located in or near Greenville, Columbia and Charleston, formerly operated as Carolina Material Handling Services.

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

Rack Builders, Inc. - Member Since 2014: Rack Builders Inc. designs and manufactures structural pallet racking solutions to suit the needs of distributors, product manufacturers, and warehouse professionals have. Utilizing their damage-resistant cornerstone base, robust anchoring and bolting solutions, and unique connection types, RBI has the solution to any warehouse difficulties.
Visit their website at

Worldwide Material Handling Products LLC -  Member since 2010: Worldwide Material Handling Products LLC is highly recognized for industry leading warehouse pallet rack accessories and services such as: wire mesh decking, industrial wire containers, pallet support, pallet rack protection products and repair solutions. Visit their website at

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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.

Get clear on how to be viewed as an effective communicator both in person and online. What have you got to gain? Better customer relationships, more professional team members, higher quality communications, and more valuable meetings.

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.

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

Join MHEDA members for our third Regional Networking Summit of the year. East Penn Manufacturing Co. Inc. will host in Lyon Station (Philadelphia), Pennsylvania. Each Summit includes continental breakfast, business presentations, networking lunch, a guided tour of the material handling facility, interactive roundtable discussions on timely industry topics, and raffle prizes. More information will be available about six weeks before the program. Questions? Contact Rebecca Hein at

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.