June 1, 2019

Are you ready to start a leadership revolution? Join MHEDA and MHI’s Young Professionals Network, July 18, 2019, at the Loews Hotel in Chicago for the 2019 Emerging Leaders Conference. For more information about this can't miss conference, click here.

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MHEDA's Forklift Bootcamp is a five part video series that helps new hires gain an understanding of the products and jargon in the material handling industry. Purchases should be made per individual so that certificates of completion are correctly awarded. Individuals will have one year from the purchase date to access the course.

The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors Submitted Comments in the newly released "Notice of Proposed Rulemaking" (NPRM) changing the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rules governing overtime and exempt employees. These comments were based on feedback from NAW Direct Members to an April 1st email gathering feedback on the proposed rule. To read the comments that the NAW submitted, click below.

East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
RICO Equipment, Inc.
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

Early Bird rate ends today. View complete program agenda and register now.

Includes 2.5 days of practical skills, tools and fundamental disciplines that are essential for sales professionals. Seats are limited. Presented by Don Buttrey. Co-Sponsored with AEA.

Enhance your professional career development and track your learning progress.

Professional development and goal setting play a huge role in employees’ success at organizations, but what about your manager’s goals? Managers spend a good amount of their time helping employees and teams meet their objectives. However, it’s easy for them to lose sight of their own. Let’s take a step back and think about what excellent goal setting is and how you can put those goals into an action plan for your managers.

Hawker Powersource, Inc.
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.

By Liz Richards, MHEDA CEO
When recruiting new members, we spend a lot of time answering the question, “What is the value proposition of MHEDA?”  With the vast array of services offered, that value proposition means different things to different people.  But in reality, the most valuable proposition of MHEDA is something very personal.  Let me explain.

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

One of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of industrial sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles needed some outside thinking. This company has been creating textiles since the 1890s, the days of water wheels and manually processed everything. From their humble beginnings, surviving depressions, world wars and tremendous technical upheavals decade after decade, they are today at the cutting edge of what they do.

FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
News From MHEDA

Save the date to join us on August 8 for a one-day Sales & Marketing Networking Summit hosted by MHEDA Member, Concept Services in Medina, Ohio. This is a unique opportunity to network and learn with others who live and work in the same area of the country. Summit includes roundtable discussions, presentation, continental breakfast, lunch and tour of the Concept Services Ltd. Registration will be available soon. Questions? Contact Rebecca Hein at 847.680.3500 or

Is your company information correct when a potential customer does a Member Search on MHEDA’s Website? Review your organization information and update important items in your profile such as contact information, product lines & description, social media links and employee details.

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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