November 1, 2018
New Members

Distributor: Atlantic Forklift Services, Charlotte, NCConveyroll, Austin, TX; Sierra Industrial Equipment, Las Vegas, NV; Stac Material Handling, Inc., Jasper, IN
Mfg-Supplier/AssociateData Decisions, Danville, CA;  Propane Education & Research Council,Washington DC


Have you heard about MHEDA’s best kept secret? Our learning Management System or LMS is a Member only resource designed to provide you with a modern way to enhance your professional career development and track your learning progress. Start your journey! See the full video online by clicking here.



How do you know if a call from Microsoft, your bank or credit card company is legitimate or fraudulent? And what should you do when they do call? Here's your answer. See the full video online by clicking here.



Featured Articles

Every year in the 1st Quarter Issue of The MHEDA Journal we run Economic Forecasts based on information provided to us by MHEDA Distributors and Suppliers. These responses provide a roadmap of what to expect in the year ahead. The more members who participate, the clearer that picture becomes. In the coming days, MHEDA Distributors and Suppliers can partcipate in this year's forecast survey. The links to these surveys are available here: Distributor Survey and Supplier Survey.

Thank you so much for your input on this important topic.

MHEDA’s annual MVP and MVS Award programs are a tangible way for member companies to demonstrate their commitment to business excellence. Using the MVP or MVS logo on your marketing material helps set you apart and is recognized throughout the industry. For more information on the Awards or to begin your application, go to: MVP Distributor Award or MVS Supplier Award.

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

MHEDA is proud to announce that two companies have recieved the 2019 MVP Award. The MVP, Most Valuable Partner, is an annual recognition program exclusively for MHEDA's Distributor member companies. Members are encouraged to view the MVP Application early in the year so you can track your progress toward MVP status. Achieving the award will give your company a tangible method to brand your excellence in material handling supply chain.


MHEDA is proud to announce that 3D Storage Systems Limited, of Newmarket, Ontario has recieved the 2019 MVS Award for the 3rd year. 

Greg Costa, President of Delta Materials Handling, has been a valued MHEDA member since 1996. His father, Joe Costa, started the dealership as a family owned and operated business, and today Greg still works with many of his family members. Delta is known for same-day delivery of difficult to find parts and they pride themselves in around-the-clock 24/7 service for their customers. You could sure feel the passion throughout this dealership. Thank you for an excellent visit, Greg! 

Russell Caldwell, President of Memphis Material Handling has been a valued MHEDA member since 2000 and has been providing warehouse solutions since 1987. We appreciate your years of membership and taking time out of your schedule to allow MHEDA to come visit your facility. Thank you Russell for a great visit!

MHEDA is humbled to be invited to two great conventions this year! This September, Doosan invited Liz Richards to speak about the shortage of forklift technicians, and what MHEDA is doing to assist members and the industry with this issue. This October, Hytrol invited Katie Richards to attend their convention and visit Hytrol's new and improved technology center -outstanding! Both manufacturers' conventions fell nothing short of impressive. Every Doosan dealer and Hytrol integrator welcomed MHEDA with open arms. We couldn't be more grateful for the support of two top notch manufacturers like Doosan and Hytrol. Thank you!

MHEDA members gathered in Pennsylvania for a Regional Networking Summit on October 24. The Summit was a major success with over 30 MHEDA members attending from all over the Northeast. Attendees heard from East Penn Leaders the importance of a company’s culture and how to grow your leaders for tomorrow. Everyone also received a VIP tour of East Penn’s Manufacturing Facility.

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MHEDA Education

Time is Running Out! We invite you to join us for a day of interactive learning and networking with women who work in the material handling industry. 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.

Presented by Don Buttrey. 2-1/2 days of practical skills, tools and fundamental disciplines that are essential for sales professionals and a productive sales team. Includes: training materials, work binder, electronic course tools, all breaks and lunches. Location: Dayton, Ohio

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.
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.

By Steve Guglielmo

This issue of The MHEDA Journal is called the Trends Issue for a reason. So much space has been devoted to the Material Handling Business Trends. What they are, how they were conceived, how they will affect the industry and a retrospective on how we got here. By my estimation, at least 5 of the 11 2018 Trends dealt directly with rapid advancements in technology.

Why is ResinDek® Flooring Now Available with a Steel Finish?
Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC
"We were challenged by a customer to develop a surface 'as strong as steel' that could deliver iron clad resistance to the harshest, most abusive environments," explained Greg Doppler, Founder and President of Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products. "These include areas of extremely high traffic whose floors aren't regularly cleaned, and those utilizing autonomous vehicles." ResinDek® with MetaGard® is the perfect flooring solution for drop zones, heavy wear areas, and robotic applications.
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Sales Success Story

When Cutter & Buck decided to add a new distribution center in Canada, company leaders set out to create a fast, efficient and technologically savvy facility to service Canadian customers. “We wanted something fresh and innovative, because that’s the type of brand we are,” says Mark Alexander, Operations Manager, Cutter & Buck, Canada.

MHEDA Online

The Fourth quarter issue of The MHEDA Journal is online now. This is the Trends Issue, which features the 2019 Material Handling Business Trends, a lookback at the last 10 years of trends and the annual Sales Success Stories. Also, see articles from the Women in Industry Conference speakers. All of this and much more in the latest issue of The MHEDA Journal

News From MHEDA

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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2018 Cross-Industry Compensation & Benefits Survey - This Survey represents the most complete, accurate, and up-to-date compensation and benefits data available and is designed to allow users to easily compare compensation levels and benefits policies with others in the distribution industry