November 1, 2019
East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
RICO Equipment, Inc.
Convention Focus
MHEDA's 2020 Annual Convention and Exhibitor Showcase will be held May 2-6 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida. 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

Each year in the first quarter issue of  The MHEDA Journal, we include forecasts from a variety of sources, including ITR Economics, MHI, ITA and CEMA. We also include forecasts from MHEDA Distributors and Suppliers. To make these forecasts as accurate as possible, we need MHEDA member participation. We ask that distributors who would like to participate in the 2020 Economic Forecast, click here. Suppliers who would like to participate in the 2020 Economic Forecast, please click here. Any questions about this year's forecase, please email

One of the biggest challenges facing the logistics industry today is labor availability. It’s not easy for companies around the world to find enough high-quality employees to move goods from suppliers to customers. Two competing factors are making this especially difficult: The first is an increasing need for more logistics workers and this is being driven by the e-commerce revolution and its need for more parcel shipments; the second is a decline in the size of the available workforce due to shrinking population levels in the Western world.
MHI recently released, in collaboration with Oxford Economics, a new report, “Handling the US Economy: The Economic Impact of the Material Handling Industry.” This report explores the relationship between material handling and wider economy of the supply chain, finding that “the economic contribution of this industry extends far beyond the locations where [equipment] is manufactured… or designed.”
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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Hawker Powersource, Inc.
With unemployment at near-record lows, MHEDA is advising its members to invest the necessary resources for the professional development, mentorship, and retention of their employees in order to position the business for future success.
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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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. 
Empower your sales team with the Sales Professional Training Camp. Your sales team will gain the skills they need for strategic selling that drives results. Presented by Don Buttrey. Co-Sponsored with AEA.
Join MHEDA and members of 40+ distributor associations for The University of Innovative Distribution. This event focuses on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry with over 50 courses available! Early bird ends January 11, 2020.
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
MVP/MVS Awards

MHEDA is proud to announce that three companies have received the 2020 MVP Award.
8th Award - Fallsway Equipment Company, Akron, OH
10th Award - Gregory Poole Equipment Co., Raleigh, NC
“To receive the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for 2020 is a great honor that we at Gregory Poole Lift Systems take immense pride in. We have received this award for ten consecutive years now, making us one of only a handful of distributors in the US to achieve this honor. We continue to strive for excellence in all aspects of our business and look forward to exceeding expectations for years to come.” - Hal Ingram, Group Vice President
1st Award - Miner Material Handling, Houston, TX
Miner Material Handling – Houston is privileged to accept our 1st MVP Award from MHEDA! The entire MMH Houston Team works hard every day to ensure our customers are satisfied and their equipment stays in tip-top shape. We will continue to strive to be the best and look forward to participating in MHEDA offerings to stay a premium material handling service provider. Jim Evans, Territory Vice President

MHEDA is proud to announce that two members have achieved the 2020 MVS Award.

5th Award - Steel King Industries, Stevens Point, WI
5th Award - Wildeck, Inc., Waukesha, WI
“Wildeck is incredibly honored to be distinguished as one of MHEDA’s Most Valuable Suppliers for 2020. Our partnerships with MHEDA dealers nationwide are an integral component of Wildeck’s continued success. We look forward to demonstrating our commitment to the dealer network, our employees and the community in the months and years to come.” - Dave Milner, Vice President Sales and Marketing


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
Gain satisfaction in sharing expertise with others and giving back to the industry.

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

Browse a variety of publications on MHEDA's website, and find books for all levels of your organization.
MHEDA Partners
Through savings4members you have access to various discounts with national vendors to help you buy and save on products and services you use every day. A MHEDA Savings Expert will handle every detail to ensure you're saving in no time.