January 15, 2020
MHEDA invites distributors to participate in the 2020 Compensation & Benefits Survey to help the industry produce collective data that can provide actionable information for you and your peers. The Cross-Industry Compensation Survey provides executive pay statistics for CEOs, COOs, CFOs, etc., as well as compensation levels of the 35 most common distributor staff positions. Information on benefit offerings and sales policies/practices are provided as well.
Winning the War on Talent Networking Summit. Join MHEDA on February 6th for a networking event that will help material handling professionals improve their recruiting efforts and retention plans in their organization. Enjoy dynamic presentations, catered lunch, tour of a fellow MHEDA Member’s facility, Give Back Event and more! Only $99 per person.
East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
Convention Focus
Join hundreds of your material handling industry peers May 2-6, 2020 in Orlando, Florida at the Hilton Bonnet Creek. “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. The Bonnet Creek Hotel is filling up quickly so remember to make your reservation soon.
News You Can Use
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its November 2019 Booked Orders decreased 10.6% when compared to November 2018 orders. November 2019 booked orders when compared to October 2019 booked orders were down 35.8%.
The first quarter issue is always the forecast issue of the magazine. Hear what MHEDA distributors and suppliers predict for 2020. Also, see what MHI, ITA, CEMA and ITR Economics forecast for the new year. These forecasts can help paint a more complete picture of what to expect for the economy in our industry next year. 
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!
Booth Sales
Members who are interested in displaying at MHEDA’s 2020 Exhibitor Showcase are encouraged to call the MHEDA office to reserve space before they're all gone. Call Cindy Thoren at 847.680.3500.
This sales webinar will discuss how sales professionals can open new accounts and win new business in an increasingly competitive environment.
One-Day Networking Summit hosted by Gregory Poole Equipment Company near Charleston, SC. Network and learn with others who live and work in the same area of the country.
This event focuses on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry with over 50 courses available!
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.
An afternoon of education, discussion and networking for women in our industry. Now is the time to look at the connections, communication style and leadership skills needed to advance your career.
Hawker Powersource, Inc.
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.
Advertorial Content: Watch as the BEAST Agent Willow Murphy protects the warehouse from rogue machines with BeastWire Mesh guarding panels. Not only does she stop them from causing more damage, but she saves the lives of the warehouse employees in the process. Also, stay tuned for an unbelievable ending!
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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MVP/MVS Awards
MHEDA would like to congratulate eight member companies 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 list of winners and hear what they have to say about their achievement.
MHEDA is proud to announce that two MHEDA members, EnerSys, Reading, PA (3rd Year Award) and Thombert Inc., Newton, IA (5th Year Award) have recieved the 2020 MVS Award. The MVS, Most Valuable Supplier, is an annual recognition program exclusively for MHEDA's Supplier member companies.
Spotlight on MHEDA

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

Gain satisfaction in sharing expertise with others and giving back to the industry.
MHEDA Partners
Happy employees positively affect workplace operations. Statistics show that companies that foster employee happiness outperform their competitors by 20%. It’s no surprise, then, that some companies are taking more active measures to promote positive employee experiences.