March 15, 2020

Distibutor/FOB: HTX Forklifts LLC, Houston, TX

Mfg-Supplier/Associate: Harris-Stolper International Inc., Brampton, ON Canada;  Intella Liftparts Inc., Holland, MI; RAVAS USA LLC, Twinsburg, OH

East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
Convention Focus
While many companies have instituted work from home policies and issued travel bans, we understand the uncertainty about MHEDA’s convention moving forward as planned. As of today, most of these bans have been put in place for two weeks and some for up to 30 days. Since MHEDA’s convention starts on May 2, we will be closely monitoring this situation and will keep everyone apprised of our plans. In the meantime, MHEDA is working with the Hilton Bonnet Creek, the local and state government and health officials, and will communicate with you regularly as developments occur. The health and safety of our members and the MHEDA team remains at the forefront. We appreciate your patience as we work through this issue.
News You Can Use
The rapidly changing situation of potential school closures, self-quarantines, and public reaction
to the coronavirus guarantees that at some point you will have employees who need to work
from home. If the employee’s computer isn't secure, your organization’s security is at risk.
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports that 2019 shipments in North America were down 1.3%. CEMA estimates that shipments totaled $16.561 billion for 2019, a decrease of $162 million from 2018 shipments of $16,723 billion.
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.
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.
After almost a decade of near-constant growth for the material handling industry, the economy is beginning to show signs of softening. To address this, MHEDA’s Board of Directors advises members to “identify forward-looking metrics and manage assets and operational costs accordingly."
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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Customer voice is priceless for your business, so never stop listening! 
Find a way to retain the employees you’ve worked so hard to bring on board.
2020 Annual Convention & Exhibitor Showcase, May 2-6, Orlando, FL at the Hilton Bonnet Creek Hotel.
MVP/MVS Awards
MHEDA is proud to announce that MHEDA member, Site-Seeker, Inc., New Hartford, New York (3rd Year Award) has recieved the 2020 MVS Award. Brian Bluff, CEO & Co-Founder said, "It’s an honor and a privilege to be involved with the MHEDA family and to be acknowledged by our friends and clients as a Most Valuable Supplier. We look forward to another year of supporting MHEDA and it’s member companies as they grow through digital marketing." The MVS, Most Valuable Supplier, is an annual recognition program exclusively for MHEDA's Supplier member companies.
Spotlight on MHEDA

There is no cost for any distributor member to participate in these surveys and the results are always free.

1) Compensation & Benefits Survey - Deadline Extended to April 1st - The results will show how your company compares to others in the areas of: salaries, bonuses, perks, sales compensation plans, holiday pay and healthcare. A great retention tool for your HR team!

More details and questionnaires are available here.

2) DiSC Survey - Deadline April 15th - Receive financial information specific to your line of business that can be used as a guide in your future financial planning. Results profiled in this report are based operating data provided by MHEDA members across the country.

More details and questionnaires are available here.

MHEDA exists to be your industry resource in all facets of your organization. Set up an appointment with Katie Richards and she'll help get you and your team more engaged with MHEDA.

Review your organization information and update important items in your profile such as contact information, product lines & description, social media links and employee details.
MHEDA Partners
Do you have enough talent to help you achieve your business goals? Do you have enough volume to support your growth? These questions are the reason that having a strategic hiring plan is so important.