May 1, 2019
New Members

Distributor/FOB: J.V. Abastecedora de Montacargas SA de CV, Cuautlacingo, Puebla Mexico; Toyotalift of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

Mfg-Supplier/Associate: Narrow Aisle, Inc., Dallas, TX; TiMOTION, Charlotte, NC


The 2019 Material Handling Business Trends state, "Automated solutions are increasingly in demand and members need to identify and add the products, people, and technologies necessary to address these sales and service opportunities." This episode, sponsored by DAIFUKU, covers three different examples of how automated solutions can be used in the material handling space. Click here to watch the most recent video

Featured Articles

Ready to start a Leadership Revolution? Join us July 18 at the Loews Hotel in Chicago. MHEDA & MHI are proud to present a one-day experience designed for young leaders in Material Handling. Gain leadership advice, connect with other young leaders and challenge yourself to think differently about what it really means to be a leader in our industry. Early Bird ends June 1st.

MHEDA's MVS member, Steele Solutions, invited the MHEDA team to tour the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Kenosha, WI. We saw Steele Solution's platforms and other member equipment in use. The center boasts over one million square feet of space, 27 miles of conveyor and was constructed with enough steel to build two Eiffel Towers. Pictured L-R: Back row: SSI Team: Adam Dowling, Eric Kirk, Carrie Lehnert, Dave Douglas, Eric Trillo, Colin Schulz, Nick McFarlane Front row: MHEDA Team: Rebecca Hein, Kathy Cotter, Liz Richards, SSI Team: Jen Herr

East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
RICO Equipment, Inc.
Avoid Lost Time if Something Falls
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MHEDA Education

Join MHEDA and learn business and leadership strategies to “Set the Stage for What’s Next.”

Practical skills essential for sales professionals. Seats are limited. Presented by Don Buttrey.

Learn how to value a company for its top dollar. By Roman A. Basi. Member Price: $99.

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Enhance your professional career development and track your learning progress.

Not sure how to create a team of successful salespeople? Start by hiring the right candidate. Look for these six traits or the potential to cultivate these characteristics in candidates.

Hawker Powersource, Inc.
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.

By Mike Vaughan, 2019 MHEDA Chairman of the Board
The second quarter issue of the MHEDA Journal is upon us and many member eyes are set upon the annual Convention being held at the gorgeous JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort May 4 – May 8. And the Convention theme of “Set the Stage for What’s Next” nails what many members are thinking about and planning for.

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.

FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
News From MHEDA

Attention Distributors: There is still time to submit your DiSC Survey data to The Mackay Research Group. This survey is a profitability study of MHEDA distributor members. This management tool is intended to supply the resources that enable MHEDA members to evaluate, plan, and better manage their businesses.

Members 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. 

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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