February 1, 2020

Mfg-Supplier/Associate: Bank of the West/BNPP, Tempe, AR; RiteWay Conveyors, Inc., Lester Prairie, MN; Rouse Analytics, Beverly Hills, CA


Register Now to join MHEDA on February 6 at the Winning the War on Talent Networking Summit. This interactive event is designed to help material handling professionals connect, improve their recruiting efforts and retention plans in their organization. Includes: round-table discussions; speaker presentations; food; and facility tour of Gregory Poole Equipment Company. Only $99
East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
Convention Focus
MHEDA's 2020 Annual Convention & Exhibitors Showcase, May 2-6 will be held in Orlando, FL at the Hilton Bonnet Creek Hotel. Workshop speaker, Ty Swain, CEO and Founder of Growth Dynamics will present  The Complexity of Sales Today and share the trends occurring in today’s businesses that will lead to massive opportunity or challenges for the sales organization of tomorrow. You won't want to miss this.
News You Can Use
Material handling is an essential part of supply chains around the world and is a vital part of our growing digital economy. This is why MHI worked with Oxford Economics to produce the first-ever Economic Impact Report. MHI commissioned this report with Oxford Economics to quantify the economic impact that this vital industry has across all industries and regions of the United States. That impact in 2018 amounted to more than $173.2 billion in GDP, as well as $39.3 billion in taxes to local, state and federal governments.
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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Booth Sales
If you are interested in displaying at MHEDA’s 2020 Exhibitor Showcase, call the MHEDA office to reserve space today before they're all gone. Call Cindy Thoren at 847.680.3500.
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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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.
Customer voice is priceless for your business, so never stop listening! 
MVP/MVS Awards
MHEDA would like to congratulate Hodge, Dubuque, IA who has been awarded the 2020 MVP Award for the fifth consequitve year. “HODGE is excited to once again be recognized for the MVP Award from our partners at MHEDA. We’re proud of this award as it is a direct reflection of the commitment our employees show to our customers and suppliers throughout the year.” - Zach Hodge, Executive Vice President of Material Handling and Logistics
Spotlight on MHEDA
The Compensation & Benefits 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. Participation by members is very important. The more companies that participate, the richer and more robust the results will be for the end-users.
You should have received your 2020 MHEDA Membership Directory in the mail last month. We would like to thank the members who advertised in this years Directory.
Alliance Tire Americas; Amba Flex; Brach Eichler LLC; Caliper; CCS, Inc; Cascade Corp; CIT; Columbia Vehicle Group; Creditsafe, USA; Crestmark Vendor Finance div Meta Bank; Cubic Designs; DACS; Data Decisions; Donkey Forklift; Douglas Battery; East Penn Mfg Co; Eaxtron-USA; EMH; EnerSys; Flux Power; Forkliftaction Media; Hannibal Industries; Hawker; HC Forklift America Corp; Irdeto; LiuGong North America; Master Plan Communications; Metalware Corporation; Mobile Industries; Narrow Aisle; Nashville Wire Products; Odell Warehouse Solutions; RBI - Rack Builders; Ridg-U-Rack; Savings 4 Members; Schmalz; SIB Fixed Cost Reduction; Steel King Industries; Sunhill America LLC; Telematic Consultants; TVH; West Point Rack; Wirecrafters LLC; WoodwardBizMedia dba, MH Network & MH Wholesaler; Worldwide Material Handling
If you would like up to three extra copies of The Directory, just let us know! There is no charge (US only) but quantities are limited. Remember, you can search the MHEDA Membership database anytime. Use the link below to get started.
MHEDA Partners
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