October 1, 2019

Distributor/FOB: Absolute Lift Parts Corporation, East Point, GA;  Ergonomic Concepts LLC, Houston, TX; WestLift, LLC, Goldsboro, NC

Mfg-Supplier/Assocciate: BHS, St. Louis, MO

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 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.

For more information, visit

East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
RICO Equipment, Inc.
Convention Focus
Mark Your Calendar! On May 2-6 MHEDA will be heading to Orlando, Florida for the 2020 Annual Convention and Exhibitor Showcase at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel. This is MHEDA's premier industry event where hundreds of industry professionals will gather for four days of endless networking opportunities and high quality education programs. When you attend a MHEDA Convention you get the latest information on industry trends and best practices.
News You Can Use
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports that overall industry orders (bookings) for the first 6 months of 2019 decreased 29.1% compared to the same period in 2018, with total orders of $6.34 billion. CEMA estimates industry billed sales (shipments) for the first 6 months of 2019 increased 1.8% compared to the same period in 2018, with total shipments of $8.60 billion.
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.
Watch the Episode!
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. 
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. 
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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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

Get yourself and your team engaged with MHEDA by setting up a visit with Katie Richards, MHEDA's Member Engagement Specialist.


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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The 4th Quarter issue of The MHEDA Journal is online now. The 4th Quarter issue is the "The Trends Issue" and features articles discussing the 2020 Material Handling Business Trends, including an article outlining the planning process of the trends from Chairman of the Board Mike Vaughan and MHEDA CEO Liz Richards, an Ask Your Board article detailing how MHEDA Board Members use the trends in their strategic planning, Sales Success Stories and much more!