December 1, 2019

Distributor/Factory Owned Branch: IBT, Inc., Merriam, KS


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.
2019 MHEDA Chairman of the Board Mike Vaughan (Liftech Equipment Company) and incoming 2020 Chairman of the Board Mike Wall (CSI Material Handling) met at the MHEDA Office to transition the office of Chairman of the Board. Vaughan and Wall had an opportunity to review MHEDA’s Business Plan for 2020, meet with the MHEDA staff and discuss strategies for the upcoming year. Thank you so much to Mike Vaughan for your incredible year of service as Chairman. Good luck to Mike Wall on your upcoming year as Chairman!
East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
RICO Equipment, Inc.
Convention Focus
Make plans to join hundreds of your material handling industry peers May 2-6, 2020 in sunny Orlando, Florida at the Hilton Bonnet Creek. This year’s theme “The Magic Starts Here” centers around giving you an enchanted networking and learning experience designed to unlock mindsets, define goals and plan for an uncertain future. Over 90 companies are participating in the Exhibitor Showcase, giving you access to a variety of material handling solutions. Complete details and early bird registration now available online! 
News You Can Use
The general US economy is on the back side of the business cycle. This means weakening economic conditions, generally confusing news articles, and speculation about what it means for consumers, businesses, politicians, and retirees. It is important to note that not everything is going down; some industries are relatively acyclical or seem to be countercyclical. However, overall, we are seeing broad-based weakness encompassing leading parts of the economy (housing), coincident measures (GDP and US Total Industrial Production), and lagging segments (nonresidential new construction). The rest of the world is in more or less the same situation.
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!
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.
Join MHI and MHEDA for an afternoon of education, discussion and networking for women in our industry. The world seeks more women leaders! Now is the time to look at the connections, communication style and leadership skills needed to advance your career.
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.
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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FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
MVP/MVS Awards
MHEDA would like to congratulate five members who have been awarded the 2020 MVP Award. Distributors who attain MVP status have demonstrated their committment to business excellense, professionalism, and good stewardship. Read the full list of winners and hear what they have to say about their achievement.
MHEDA is proud to announce that five companies have recieved the 2020 MVS Award. The MVS, Most Valuable Supplier, is an annual recognition program exclusively for MHEDA's Supplier member companies. Read the full list of winners and hear what they have to say about their acheivement. 
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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.