MHEDA CONNECTION
November 15, 2019
Newsflash
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.

If you received an email this week from MHEDA asking you to complete a survey regarding your personal experience with activities sponsored by associations including conferences, education, advocacy, publications, member networks, and other programs, services, or communications – please consider completing so that MHEDA and other associations can better serve our communities.

 

The email, titled “Help shape the future of your association experience,” included a unique URL which allows you to complete the survey anonymously. MHEDA will not have access to your responses. 

 

MHEDA is participating in this research study led by ASAE’s Center for Association Leadership in order to study the contributions of associations to members and stakeholders across industries, government, public, educational, and business sectors. By participating in this confidential and anonymous survey, you will be helping MHEDA position ourselves to serve you and the material handling industry in the future. 

 

Additionally, ASAE will offer you a $5 Amazon gift code as a token of their thanks for completing this online survey within the next three weeks. Be sure to provide an email address at the end of the survey to receive your gift code.

   
East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
      
RICO Equipment, Inc.
   
Convention Focus
Please be aware that a company is calling MHEDA Members and saying that they are able to reserve a room for the 2020 MHEDA Convention at the Hilton Bonnet Creek. This is a SCAM and they are not affiliated with MHEDA. We will provide a link to make reservations, as well as a phone number to call the hotel.
News You Can Use
Looking for economic insight? MHEDA has partnered with ITR Economics to create a quarterly, customized economic report exclusively available to Members. The fourth quarter report is now available.

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 sguglielmo@naylor.com. THE LAST DAY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2020 FORECAST IS TODAY, NOVEMBER 15. 

According to NAW SmartBrief: Analysts and economists have been discussing the possibility of an economic recession next year, but many distributors and manufacturers remain confident about the economy as 2020 approaches, writes Bridget McCrea. "I don't expect negative GDP, so I don't expect a recession," says Mayer Electric Supply President Wes Smith.
Learn tactical steps to prevail in those price negotiations. The full course is available exclusively to members in the MHEDA Learning Management System (LMS) Only $49.00.
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MHEDA-TV
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.
Events
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.
  
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.
  
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.
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MVP/MVS Awards
  
MHEDA is proud to announce that four companies have received the 2020 MVP Award. The MVP, Most Valuable Partner, is an annual recognition program exclusively for MHEDA's Distributor member companies. Achieving the award will give your company a tangible method to brand your excellence in material handling supply chain.
  
MHEDA is proud to announce that three supplier/manufacturer members achieved the 2020 MVS Award (Most Valuable Supplier.) MVS is an annual recognition program exclusively for MHEDA's Supplier member companies. Achieving the award will give your company a tangible method to brand your excellence in material handling supply chain.
   
WIPOTEC-OCS Inc.
      
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
   
Spotlight on MHEDA

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

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