September 15, 2019
Once a year MHEDA asks members to update their company information just prior to the printing
of the Annual Membership Directory. Please review your company information on MHEDA's website and update important items in your profile such as contact information, product lines & description because this information will be printed in the 2020 Membership Directory.
The following is reprinted with permission from First Trust Advisors.

The Certified Forklift Technician is a nationally portable, industry-led, hands-on training and assessment certification program designed to prepare individuals with in-demand skills to maintain, service, and repair forklift trucks.The CFT was created to raise performance of forklift technicians both to assist individuals in finding higher paying jobs and to help employers find more talent and ensure that talent is skilled. As of October 1st, dealerships, manufacturers, community colleges, technical schools and high schools can order CFT courseware and begin implementing the CFT.

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The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its July 2019 Booked Orders decreased 24.3% when compared to July 2018 orders. July 2019 booked orders when compared to June 2019 booked orders up 4.9%.

July Booked Orders were up 8.7% for Bulk Handling Equipment and up 2.9% for Unit Handling Equipment when compared to June. CEMA’s July 2019 Billed Sales (shipments) decreased by 1.2% when compared to July 2018 sales. July 2019 billed sales when compared to June billed sales were up 8.0%. July Billed Sales were down 1.6% for Bulk Handling Equipment and up 11.6% for Unit Handling Equipment when compared to June.


East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
RICO Equipment, Inc.
WireCrafters Driver Access Cage
One of our most popular products is the Driver Access Cage. During this time of COVID-19, they have been especially useful. These cages are designed to keep unauthorized people from wandering around your facility.
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Booth Sales
On September 17, members who are interested in displaying at MHEDA’s 2020 Annual Convention and Exhibitor Showcase will be required to complete an online Booth Request Form to start the booth selection process. The final booth selection will take place on September 18, 2019.  
Share experiences and lessons from fellow MHEDA Members who have transitioned from providing equipment sales to providing Automation Solutions to their clients.
One-day best practices conference focusing on strategies to maximize the profitability of a dealer’s rental and used equipment departments.
Hear ITR’s views of what to expect from the economy in 2020 and beyond, covering topics such as industry and consumer trends, business to business activity, tax reform, trade, inflation, interest rates and more.
MHEDA & MHI are proud to present the third annual Women in Industry Conference. Gain leadership insight, unlock your personal best and meet other women who also work in material handling. 
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.
Hawker Powersource, Inc.
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.
Are you looking for a little perspective when it comes to your career and your life? How do you define success? Do you want to gain insight and learn from your industry peers? This year’s Women in Industry Conference will help you find answers to these questions and connect with your peers.
The following is a paid advertisement: Franchise Equipment Dealers assume significant risk when leasing out their equipment, so it’s smart to take proactive measures upfront. Learn 10 tips from industry experts Alex Best, Value Creation Executive at ProSight Specialty Insurance, and Glenn Jacobs, Executive Vice President of Fairview Insurance Agency, for crafting rental agreements that protect your equipment before it leaves your shop.
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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FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
MVP/MVS Awards
Be recognized for your outstanding business practices through MHEDA's Most Valuable Partner and Most Valuable Supplier Award Programs. Companies who earn the MVP Award (for Distributors) or the MVS Award  (for Suppliers) have a tangible method for “branding” their excellence.
Spotlight on MHEDA
Keep your brand & messaging in front of the MHEDA membership when you promote your product & services to members for a full year when you advertise in the 2020 Membership Directory.

MHEDA exists to be your industry resource in all facets of your organization. Get yourself and your team engaged with MHEDA by setting up a visit with Katie Richards, MHEDA's Member Engagement Specialist.

Mentors wanted for MHEDA's Women in Industry Mentoring Program. Benefits? Gain satisfaction in sharing expertise with others and giving back to the industry.
Browse a variety of publications on MHEDA's website, and find books for all levels of your organization. The Distributor Statistical Comparison Report (DISC) and Employee Compensation Report is available for purchase too. 

This video is available to Members Only, and is meant to help you recruit forklift technicians. Use the video as is, or customize the video with your company logo and colors for $100. Members can also customize the entire video with the help of MHEDA's partner, Workerbee TV.

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