September 15, 2018

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 a day of interactive learning and networking with women who work in the material handling industry. To learn more about this can't miss conference or to register, click here. To view the latest MHEDA TV video about the conference, here

Working directly with member and Worker Bee TV, this video has been created by MHEDA 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

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


Come join us in Pensnsylvania at our Regional Networking Summit hosted by MHEDA member, East Penn Manufacturing. The Summit includes roundtable discussions with your industry peers, dynamic presentations and interactive activities. It also includes continental breakfast, catered lunch, guided tour of East Penn, raffle prizes, and endless networking opportunities

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

AK Material Handling Systems, Maple Grove, MN - 9th year
Gregory Poole Equipment Co., Raleigh, NC - 9th year
Reikes Equipment Company, Omaha, NE - 9th year
This award is awarded annually based on documented performance and activities in the previous year. Members are encouraged to view the MVP Application early in the year so you can track your progress toward MVP status.


MHEDA is proud to announce that Vestil Manufacturing Company in Angola, IN has recieved the 2019 MVS Award for a second year. 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. 

Brian Gretz, President of Transamerican Equipment Corporation has been a valued MHEDA member since 1987. His father, Harry Gretz started the company in 1986 and soon after joined MHEDA. At the time, Transamerican Equipment Corporation was known for their industry-leading forklft sales and rentals. Today, Brian and his team have grown as a leader in the wholesale material handling industry. Thank you Brian for such an excellent visit!

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

Cubic Designs, Inc. - Member Since 2010: Cubic Designs engineers, manufactures and installs custom, free-standing structures that add needed space and safety to your facilities.Their mezzanines, platforms, related structures and safety products are professionally engineered in-house and manufactured at their 106,000 sq ft facility. They guarantee that nobody will work harder to keep your trust and your business then Cubic Designs. Visit their website at

Interroll Atlanta LLC - Member since 2012: The Interroll Group is the leading global provider of material handling solutions.The company was founded in 1959 and has been listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since 1977. Interroll provides system integrators and OEMs with a wide range of platform-based products and services in: Rollers (conveyor rollers), Drives (motors and drives for conveyor systems), Conveyor & Sorters as well as Pallet & Carton Flow (flow storage systems). Visit their website at

TVH in the Americas (TVH) is proud to announce that it has increased its sustainable practices and has recycled more than 389 tons of paper, cardboard and other recyclable materials in 2017. This number is an increase of almost 20 tons from the previous year.

WPRP Wholesale Pallet Rack Products has launched a new online quoting tool that allows registered dealers to build, download, and track their own quotes. The Quote Builder provides a way for dealers to access online pricing and create quotes for their customers from any location and at any time of day.

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

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.

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.

When a key position is left unfilled for any length of time, important decisions cannot be reached and critical activities are delayed. Learn the importance of having an effective succession plan in place.

Hawker Powersource, Inc.

Increase employee engagement by using this one simple tool
By Tami Evans

The room is too dark to see, but there are 400 HR Professionals out there waiting to be inspired. As I step on stage, I know they have gathered here to find ways they can improve retention in their organizations. And after the revolving-door reality recently experienced, they want something they can use NOW.

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.

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

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; Mobile-friendly format; Improved navigation; and Simplified member directory search makes it easier for customers and suppliers to connect.

Your login has changed. We encourage you to create a new login and take advantage of the members only opportunities along with updating your profile at

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.

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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