MHEDA CONNECTION

Material Handling Equipment Distributors

November 15, 2016
New Members
East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
MHEDA TV
An emphasis on safety is one of the defining characteristics of all successful businesses. Employees not only have the peace of mind associated with knowing that they will remain safe in their job, but a culture based on safety can often result in higher productivity and employee engagement. Check out the latest MHEDA-TV episode by clicking here
 
RICO Equipment, Inc.
Featured Articles
The 1st Quarter issue of The MHEDA Journal is always our "economic forecast" issue of the magazine, featuring forecasts from leading associations as well as a distributor and supplier forecast of what MHEDA members expect for the coming year. The dealer and supplier forecasts are only as good as you make them! The more members that participate in the economic forecast, the more accurate and complete a picture we can paint. To participate in this year's distributor forecast, click here to do a quick survey online or email sguglielmo@naylor.com for more information. To participate in the supplier forecast, email supplierforecast@gmail.com for more information. We look forward to hearing your input.
 
MHEDA's MVP and MVS Award provides you with a tangible method of demonstrating your company's commitment to business excellence. The on-line applications for both the MVP Award and the MVS Award is available on the MHEDA website. Applications are due in December.

Visit https://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index-v3.asp?aid=410760&issueID=44602 to view the full article online.

 
Annual Convention & Exhibitor Showcase
April 29 - May 3, 2017
The Grand America Hotel
Salt Lake City, Utah

The Engagement Experience is the theme for next year's Convention. It’s time to re-engage with our business, so we can better serve our most important stake holders: our customers, our employees and our families. MHEDA's 2017 Convention will give you the tools and inspiration to live in the present, with an eye on the future.

If you are curious about economic fluctuation, want to better understand the next generation, seek new technologies information and want to enjoy a number of local celebrations, then this is the place you want to be next April. Save the date to attend MHEDA's Convention & Exhibitor Showcase - April 29 to May 3, 2017 at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. Complete details and registration material will be posted online soon. See Who's Exhibiting.

 
All problems have a solution – if you solve for X. At ProMat 2017, you’ll find 850+ exhibits and a hundred education sessions tailored to help you discover equipment and system solutions for your material handling and supply chain problems. Bring your manufacturing and supply chain challenges and leave with the tools to identify best practices, meet – and exceed – customer needs, and gain a competitive edge. With keynotes, networking opportunities, education sessions, and product booths, ProMat 2017 is the ultimate problem-solving zone. Visit promatshow.com today and join us April 3-6, 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Register today!
 
Hawker Powersource, Inc.
Member News
MHEDA would like to extends its condolences to the friends and family of James F. Dicke, Crown's Chairman Emeritus, who passed away on Friday, November 11, 2016. Dicke was the father of Jim Dicke II and grandfather of Jim Dicke III. A celebration of life for both Jim and his wife Eilleen will be held at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in New Bremen, Ohio on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

Friends will be received at the church from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. prior to the services. Arrangements are being handled by the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral home in New Bremen, Ohio.

A memorial fund has been established with The New Bremen Foundation or donations can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
 
 
   
MHEDA is proud to announce six companies who have been awarded the MVP Award for 2017. Each have documented their commitment to their customers, suppliers and employees.
- Associated (Addison, IL) earning their 6th consecutive MVP Award
- All Lift Service Co., Inc. (Willoughby, OH) earning their 3rd consecutive MVP Award
- Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc. (Maple Shade, NJ) earning their 5th consecutive MVP Award
- LiftOne (Charlotte, NC) earning their 5th consecutive MVP Award
- Maybury Material Handling (E. Longmeadow, MA) earning their 6th consecutive MVP Award
- PeakLogix (Midlothian, VA) earning their 6th consecutive MVP Award
- R. H. Brown (Seattle, WA) earning their 6th consecutive MVP Award
- Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp. (Brookfield, WI) earning their 6th consecutive MVP Award

Visit http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1378 to view the full article online.

 
MHEDA is proud to announce that Steele Solutions, Inc. (Franklin, WI) was named a MHEDA Most Valuable Supplier (MVS) for the second time. The MVS award is an annual recognition program exclusively for MHEDA’s Supplier member companies. Achieving the award will gives companies a tangible method to brand their excellence in the material handling supply chain. The MVS Award consists of a set of requirements that will demonstrate commitment to business excellence.
 
TVH in the Americas (TVH) was awarded the "Employer of the Year Award" by Access, Lift & Handlers (ALH) at their annual conference and awards ceremony on October 11th, 2016 in Miami, FL.

Visit https://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index-v3.asp?aid=410860&issueID=44602 to view the full article online.

 
Cat Lift Trucks announced its deadline for applications for the 13th annual Cat Lift Trucks scholarship program. This year, the program will award a Northbrook High School senior in Spring Branch Independent School District (ISD) in Houston with a $5,000 scholarship toward his or her higher education in the state of Texas.

Visit https://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index-v3.asp?aid=410861&issueID=44602 to view the full article online.

 
Starting a new chapter in the global supply chain industry, the KION Group has successfully completed its landmark acquisition of Dematic, a leading specialist for automation and supply chain optimisation. The purchase makes the KION Group one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions with a unique and comprehensive portfolio of products ranging from forklift trucks to fully automated material handling solutions. The KION Group is thus ideally positioned to tap into the attractive and profitable growth driven by megatrends such as Industry 4.0, digitalization and e-commerce.

Visit https://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index-v3.asp?aid=410880&issueID=44602 to view the full article online.

 
Cascade Corporation announced the launch of their latest innovation, a completely revamped and responsive website. In addition to a number of improvements, most notably, the new mobile-friendly website design adapts to any screen size, making the nearly 30,000 documents accessible at a finger’s touch.

Visit https://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index-v3.asp?aid=410887&issueID=44602 to view the full article online.

 
Bolzoni Auramo, Inc.
MHEDA Education
Join Dave Baiocchi, Resonant Dealer Services LLC, for an informational webinar designed to improve the relationship between technicians and customers in a way that is more meaningful and beneficial for the dealer, both in additional revenues and administrative cost savings.

Visit http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2189 to view the full article online.

 
Education for your employees and track their learning progress. Career Track Videos are a compilation of hundreds of videos that will help you improve your business skills in designated areas. Eleven career tracks, on-demand webinars, conference videos and individual modules are available. Training system is affordable for any budget. Price ranges from $10 to $399.

Visit http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=2014 to view the full article online.

 
Steel King Industries, Inc.
Blog
MHEDA CEO Liz Richards Explains the thought and planning process behind this year’s Critical Impact Factors
By Steve Guglielmo and Liz Richards

Every year, the MHEDA Board of Directors releases its list of Critical Impact Factors that will be shaping the material handling industry in the upcoming year. These lists deal with trends in the economy, customer behavior, technology and much more. These CIFs have been instrumental in not only company planning but also inform MHEDA’s educational events as well as editorial for The MHEDA Journal. This year, the Board of Directors took a different approach to mapping out these Critical Impact Factors. We were able to sit down with MHEDA CEO Liz Richards to discuss the planning process and the final result.

Visit https://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index-v3.asp?aid=410893&issueID=44602 to view the full article online.

 
Hangcha Group China
Sales Success Story
Volkswagen Group of America was looking to repurpose an existing storage warehouse at its Sacramento, California location into a parts distribution center. The repurposed building required an array of materials including a three-level storage mezzanine, metal shelving and drawers, a material lift to move items for shipping and restocking, and additional lighting and sprinklers.

Visit https://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index-v3.asp?aid=410859&issueID=44602 to view the full article online.

 
Gamber-Johnson
MHEDA Online
MHEDA 2016 Critical Impact Factor Number 3 States That Mobile technology is becoming a prominent means for doing business and interacting with customers. Members must embrace this trend.
By Brian Bluff

We often think of Google search as an almost perfectly working, black box-type system. You put in a search query, and more often than not Google spits out what you’re looking for as the top result. We also tend to think of Google search working the same everywhere: on an Android phone, a laptop, and even iPhone. However, those in the online industry know that Google search is a constantly evolving process and it functions differently in different contexts.

Visit https://www.mhedaconnection.org/articles/index-v3.asp?aid=410895&issueID=44602 to view the full article online.

 
News From MHEDA
 
   
Want to network with and learn from women who work in the Material Handling Industry? Be part of MHEDA's Women in Industry Initiative. Mission: To inspire and draw women to the material handling industry by offering resources and a network that foster professional success while furthering the mission of MHEDA.

Visit http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2195 to view the full article online.

 
DiSC Report: The results provide the most comprehensive set of benchmarks available on financial performance in the industry for both industrial truck dealers and storage & handling/engineered systems dealers.
Employee Compensation Report: This report covers salaries, bonuses, commissions, perks, retirement programs, fringes, vacation policies, etc. for several job categories, including those that are specific only to MHEDA distributor members.

Visit http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=2228 to view the full article online.

 
OCS Checkweighers, Inc