MHEDA CONNECTION
January 1, 2020
Newsflash
  
MHEDA would like to wish our members a safe, happy and prosperous New Year! We are thanklful to all of our members who have helped build this association into what it is today and look forward to continuing our work on behalf of members in the material handling industry. As we close the book on 2019, we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation. Happy New Year!
   
East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
      
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
   
Convention Focus
  
Join hundreds of your material handling industry peers May 2-6, 2020 in Orlando, Florida at the Hilton Bonnet Creek. “The Magic Starts Here” centers around giving you an enchanted networking and learning experience designed to unlock mindsets, define goals and plan for an uncertain future. Over 90 companies are participating in the Exhibitor Showcase, giving you access to a variety of material handling solutions.
News You Can Use
The first quarter issue of The MHEDA Journal is online now and should be hitting your desks soon. The first quarter issue is always the forecast issue of the magazine. Hear what MHEDA distributors and suppliers predict for 2020. Also, see what MHI, ITA, CEMA and ITR Economics forecast for the new year. These forecasts can help paint a more complete picture of what to expect for the economy in our industry next year. 
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its October 2019 Booked Orders increased 17.2% when compared to October 2018 orders. October 2019 booked orders when compared to September 2019 booked orders were down 40.2%.

 

On January 1, 2020, MHEDA officially welcomed Darin Boik, Advanced Equipment Company, Tom Duck, Tri-Lift, NC, and Pete Womack, Riekes Equipment Company to the MHEDA Board of Directors, and Chad Uplinger, EnerSys, to the MHEDA MBOA. Mike Wall, CSI Materials Handling, Ted Springer, Springer Equipment Company, Tom Albero, Alliance Material Handling, John Gelsimino, All Lift Service Co., and Mike Vaughan, Liftech Equipment Companies, make up MHEDA's Executive Committee. MHEDA would also like to thank Scott Lee, Connie Costner, Jeff Darling and Hal Ingram for their service on the MHEDA Board of Directors and Dick Davidson for his service on the MBOA. 

Safety After Safety Month
WireCrafters
June is Safety Awareness Month, which means now is a great time to check in with your facility and employees to make sure everything is running as smoothly and safely as possible. Safety is a top priority for many businesses, including us!
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Hawker Powersource, Inc.
      
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.
   
Events
This sales webinar will discuss how sales professionals can open new accounts and win new business in an increasingly competitive environment.
One-Day Networking Summit hosted by Gregory Poole Equipment Company near Charleston, SC. Network and learn with others who live and work in the same area of the country.
This event focuses on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry with over 50 courses available! Early bird ends January 11, 2020.
  
Power endless supply chain possibilities at MODEX 2020. With 950+ exhibits and 100+ education sessions, MODEX 2020 is where you’ll find the best solutions for your manufacturing and supply chain challenges. Join us March 9-12, 2020 at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
An afternoon of education, discussion and networking for women in our industry. Now is the time to look at the connections, communication style and leadership skills needed to advance your career.
Cost Effective Hybrid Flooring Solution for Robotic Traffic
Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC
Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products understands that robotic flooring needs can be complex, and there may be a variety of demands within a single project. Since ResinDek flooring panels are available with a multitude of options, Cornerstone can provide a hybrid solution that is customized for load capacities, required finish type, and volume of robotics traffic. The optimization of all these criteria provides an extremely cost-effective solution that is tailored to the specific project. 
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MVP/MVS Awards
MHEDA would like to congratulate four member companies who have been awarded the 2020 MVP Award. Distributors who attain MVP status have demonstrated their committment to business excellense, professionalism, and good stewardship. Read the list of winners and hear what they have to say about their achievement.
MHEDA is proud to announce that MHEDA member, Strong Hold of Louisville, KY has recieved the 2020 MVS Award for five consecutive years. The MVS, Most Valuable Supplier, is an annual recognition program exclusively for MHEDA's Supplier member companies.
   
WIPOTEC-OCS Inc.
   
MHEDA-TV
MHEDA exists to serve our members and contribute to the industry as a whole. You, our members, collaborate with us, to make changes and strengthen the material handling industry. We know you want to make an impact in your community too. That’s why we started MHEDA’s Give Back Initiative.