December 1, 2018
New Members

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.


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MHEDA’s 2019 Annual Convention will take place May 4-8, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. Make plans now to gather with hundreds of material handling professionals from around the world and learn business and leadership strategies to “Set the Stage for What’s Next.” We’ve designed an exciting agenda to help you: manage new generations in the workplace; gain digital marketing hacks and insight on tech tools; reduce corporate and individual tax expenses; maximize the value of your business and more!

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

MHEDA is proud to announce that eleven companies have received the 2019 MVP Award. The MVP, Most Valuable Partner, is an annual recognition program exclusively for MHEDA's Distributor member companies. 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 UNEX Manufacturing Inc. (Lakewood, NJ) and Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. (Warren, PA) have received the 2019 MVS Award. It is the 4th year in a row for both companies. The vision of the Most Valuable Supplier designation is to recognize MHEDA Supplier member companies who have achieved, through documented processes, an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees and their community. These suppliers deliver a superior customer experience to their distributors.

MHEDA exists to be your industry resource in all facets of your organization. We know that the amount of resources and information available can be overwhelming. Get yourself and your team engaged with MHEDA by setting up a visit with Katie Richards, MHEDA's Member Engagement Specialist. 

Wildeck, Inc. announced Daniel Lorenz as the new Vice President of Operations. In his new position, Lorenz will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of Wildeck’s manufacturing department, as well as supporting the organization’s strategic growth goals.

Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI), Executive Search, is pleased to announce that Logan Payton has joined their team as Director HR Solutions Group.

Shoppa’s Material Handling is proud to announce Steve Boecking as Shoppa’s new Chief Operating Officer. Steve brings more than 40 years of experience in the material handling industry and previously worked at Shoppa’s for seven years from 1992-1999.

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MHEDA Education

Discouraged about leaving yet another voice mail? You’re not alone. When voice mail first came out, it was the hottest thing in business, and everyone anxiously checked and even responded to their voice mail no matter who was calling. But things have changed over the years and now people tend to hide behind their voice mail.

Start planning the year ahead, and see what is new to MHEDA this 2019. We offer business resources, leadership training and networking opportunities for EVERYONE in your organization. Since your company is a Member of MHEDA – YOU are a Member of MHEDA and have access to benchmarking data, professional development tools and insight on the latest industry news and trends.

A Member only resource designed to provide you with a modern way to enhance your professional career development and track your learning progress.  Enjoy affordable access to four modes of training in one convenient location. To make the most of your purchases, allow MHEDA to host a Lunch & Learn for your team and dive into a course and quiz of your choosing. 

Hawker Powersource, Inc.
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.

Wisconsin Lift Truck and Illinois Material Handling partner with Really-Virtual Consulting to increase safety in forklift training
By Steve Guglielmo

As material handling companies find it increasingly difficult to find experienced industry talent, many have had to look outside the industry fill open positions. Those new to the industry, especially those who have never operated potentially dangerous equipment like a forklift before, require extra training and attention. That training requires time with the trainer, equipment to be taken off the floor and used for training and an area of the warehouse cordoned off to be used for training scenarios. It can be a long and costly process but a necessary one to ensure that these new trainees are operating machines in a way that is safe.

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

Arden, North Carolina-based Arcadia Dairy Farms began as a small dairy business in 1939 with 30 cows and 70 acres. Through the years, Arcadia has grown substantially and even branched beyond the dairy business into the juice and non-carbonated beverage industry. As the business has grown, its packaging and shipping requirements have grown along with it. In 2004, Arcadia began working with Scott Hovis and his team at Advanced Equipment Company to help automate processes in the now 200,000 sq. ft. facility. The aim of this initial project was to transition away from the use of forklifts to transport cartons more efficiently.

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

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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