May 1, 2020
Join MHEDA for an interview with ITR Economist Brian Beaulieu and get some real world insight on how material handling companies can face the economic crisis unfolding around the world.
East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
CIT Group
Convention Focus
Virtual Convention programs will provide you with a bit of the learning and connecting you would have enjoyed at MHEDA's Annual Convention. This series will feature 2020 MHEDA convention speakers presenting and answering questions live from the audience.
News You Can Use
While there is uncertainty, it is possible to utilize some key financial tools to measure the options that distributors have. This course, Getting to the Financial Light at the End of the Tunnel, is FREE to MHEDA members to provide guidance for using these tools. The session will utilize materials directly from the MHEDA financial benchmarking report to ensure it is tailored to the material handling industry. Presented by Al Bates, Principal, Distribution Performance Project
We have compiled many resources to help you and those in your organization as we face this situation head-on. The information is updated daily so bookmark this link and check back often.
All businesses should have a risk management plan that is frequently reviewed and updated to deal with new issues, like COVID-19. Some companies enjoy full-time coverage of this through their supplier management, procurement, loss prevention, or employee safety and health teams.
MHEDA has just released the Q2 ITR Economic Report, written specifically for MHEDA Members. Gain insight into evolving trends; review dashboard of projected growth rates; and read important data for markets relevant to our industry. This report is available only to MHEDA Members. To access, you must login to your MHEDA account.
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.
With the immediate switch to remote work, you must be comfortable and well-versed in all techniques used during online meetings. In this virtual convention session, Sylvie diGiusto will walk you through some essential tips and steps required that ensure you are making a professional impression on the screens around the world. Find more virtual convention sessions at
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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Spotlight on MHEDA

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

2) DiSC Survey - Deadline May 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.


Host Shari Altergott, Chief Experience Officer of The CX Edge, discusses the challenges of remote workers during the current pandemic, benefits of cloud systems, setting processes to improve productivity, and engaging the sales team with CRM systems with Lauren Zak, Director of Account Development at Concept Services. Stay tuned for more episodes of this new podcast series when Shari will interview industry thought leaders on issues and trends affecting MHEDA members.
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These results track members’ perceptions, impact, and action plans related to COVID-19.