March 1, 2019
New Members

DISTRIBUTOR/FOB: Avertronics USA, Ontario, CA; Distribuciones Molina, SA DE CV, Guadalajara, Mexico;  Montacargas AC, SA DE CV, San Luis Potosi Mexico; Motsa Industrial SA DE CV, Mexico City, Mexico;  Soporte Dinamico Industrial, SA De CV, San Nicolas de los  Garza Mexico


Recently, MHEDA partnered with the Mackay Research Group to administer and improve the DiSC Report. They targeted lacking areas of the report to make the DiSC an even more useful tool for dealers in all segments of the material handling industry. To learn more about the improved report, click here to watch video.


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Featured Articles

If you're going to be in the Nashville area on March 7, come join us at MHEDA-NET Live! Is a new networking event designed to maximize industry connections. Meet face-to-face with other MHEDA-NET Members and participate in an interactive and unique networking experience with fellow Material Handling Professionals.


Join MHEDA and learn business and leadership strategies to “Set the Stage for What’s Next.” We have 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! Hotel rooms are selling quickly. If you need to book a room, click here.

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

MHEDA extends its condolences to the friends and family of Lloyd Shoppa, who passed away on February 11, 2019, at the age of 86. Shoppa was the president of Bell Helicopter Tetron from 1995-1997. He is the father of Jim Shoppa, owner of Shoppa's Material Handling and Chris Shoppa, owner of Shoppa's Farm Supply.

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) announced its 2019 Dealers of Excellence. MCFA recognizes these dealers for providing industry-leading customer service and strategic material handling solutions to the customer ownership experience.


Marketing and Sales professionals from WireCrafters dealers around the country joined together in Louisville, KY for WireCrafters first Marketing Summit. Attendees enjoyed a plant tour, educational sessions, and also hearing from Milt Tandy and David Fishburn. MHEDA is grateful to be welcomed at this event. Great job, WireCrafters team! For more information, check out WireCrafter's Marketing Summit twitter feed.


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.


Out of more than 300 nominees, Quintec Integration, Inc. was recognized as one of the leading companies in Wisconsin at MARKETPLACE, the Governor’s Conference on Minority Business Development, winning the Minority Business Enterprise Outstanding Small Business Award. 

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

The Four Pillars of the Sales Profession Training Camp includes 2.5 days of practical skills, tools and fundamental disciplines that are essential for sales professionals and a productive sales team, training materials, a complete work binder, electronic course tools, all breaks and lunches during the seminar. Presented by Don Buttrey. Co-Sponsored with AEA.

Registration for the 2019 University of Innovative Distribution (UID) program is now open. Use the link below to review courses and register online. At the conclusion of the program, all attendees will receive an official Letter of Completion issued by the Purdue University awarding 30 hours for satisfactory completion of this four-day UID Program.

Discouraged about leaving yet another voice mail? You’re not alone. Learn how leaving an effective voicemail has changed over the years with Mike Brooks, author of the bestselling book, Power Phone Scripts.

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. 

Warehouse space is at a premium these days. The cost of under-utilizing your warehouse space adds up quickly. That’s why we compiled a list of 17 space-saving tips that will optimize your warehouse space, improve efficiency and decrease costs.

Hawker Powersource, Inc.
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.

By Steve Guglielmo
Since I began working with MHEDA about nine years ago, the association has started some really cool initiatives. From the Women in Industry MHEDA-NET Group and Conference, the Learning Management System, Regional Networking Meetings and countless other member offerings that MHEDA has introduced, I feel like I’ve had a front row seat to a very evolutionary time for the association.

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.
To learn more click here
Sales Success Story

Urban Organics is a company based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with a noble mission, “To fix a broken food system one delicious meal at a time.” For Urban Organics, this is a simple concept. “Local equals fresh. Fresh equals nutritious. Nutritious equals healthy, for people and community.” The company came up with a solution to what they say as the broken food system, to farm with aquaponics, where fish and plants help each other grow. While the concept is simple, Urban Organics needed somebody to bring that vision from concept to reality. So they contacted AK Material Handling Systems (Maple Grove, MN).

FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
MHEDA Online

The First quarter issue of The MHEDA Journal is online now. This is the Forecast Issue, which features economics forecasts from MHEDA distributors, suppliers, MHI, ITA, CEMA and ITR Economics. This issue also is an introduction to the new MHEDA Board of Directors ands MBOA. All of this and much more in the latest issue of The MHEDA Journal

News From MHEDA

Join MHEDA & MHI for an afternoon of education, discussion and networking for women in our industry, on April 8, 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm in Room S 102 BC.

Relax, charge up and connect with your fellow members at MHEDA's Booth, Booth # 2938, during ProMat 2019. Join us Tuesday, April 9 for an informal networking reception for MHEDA members and prospective members from 4:30-6pm in Room S 102 BC. Please RSVP if you plan on attending.

ProMat is where you’ll find the wow you need to transform your supply chain into a competitive advantage. You’ll find 900+ exhibits and 100+ education sessions tailored to help you discover equipment and system solutions for your material handling and supply chain needs. With keynotes, networking, education, and product booths, ProMat is where manufacturing and supply chain innovation comes to life.

Experience 1,000 providers as they demonstrate the latest equipment and systems that will deliver the WOW to help you: Improve visibility & accelerate time to market; Reduce operating costs & increase efficiency; Streamline & automate your operations; Connect with solution providers & key thought leaders; Discover the latest technologies & innovations; and Learn the latest trends in over 100 educational sessions. 

On April 8-11, manufacturing and supply chain professionals will have an unrivaled face-to-face opportunity to network, learn, share, and get a sneak preview of where our industry is headed. For more information visit and join us at McCormick Place in Chicago.


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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