July 15, 2020
In the spirit of optimism, MHEDA has added an “On the Bright Side” feature to the MHEDA Connection.  Be sure to scroll down to read this section and add some lightheartedness to your day!
East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
CIT Group
News You Can Use
MHEDA is working with NAW on a critical research project and is asking for your input on how companies are using or thinking about using AI and advanced technology. In return, you will receive an executive summary of the survey results. NAW will release one digital research report each month through January 2021 and follow up with a webinar to provide the intelligence it needs about advanced technology to formulate new strategies and ensure that distributors thrive in today’s age of digital transformation.
Brian Beaulieu addresses MHEDA members about how COVID-19 will impact our industry and economy.
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!
Virtual Showcase

This online exhibit hall is a modern and new way to “walk” the tradeshow floor to learn about and research material handling products, from the comfort of your home or office. We encourage you to visit these virtual booths and learn about their company’s latest offerings. Featured in this issue are:

Virtual Emerging Leaders Conference (ELC): Leadership training designed for Young Professionals in Material Handling. Co-Presented by MHEDA & MHI.
Profitable conversations that will set you up for success and safeguard your Q3 & Q4 results.
Discover five easy-to-implement, proven techniques for focus and time management.
Learn how to create and utilize a key metric dashboard.
Learn how to build impactful, robust email marketing programs to reach, connect, and persuade your audience.
Hawker Powersource, Inc.
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.

Brian Bluff, CEO of Site-Seeker is interviewed by Shari Altergott, Chief Experience Officer of The CX Edge about the importance of digital marketing, developing a strategy, setting goals and measuring ROI in an all new podcast episode of MHEDA Talks.

Learn More...

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. 
To learn more click here
Spotlight on MHEDA

This year has been a very challenging time for everyone but MHEDA is here for you. Liz Richards, CEO, explains what MHEDA is doing to help members continue to run their business and keep the industry strong during this crisis. To watch the full video, click here.





Recent Discussion Forum Posts:
2020 Virtual Convention – Digital Marketing discussion –
“This question was related to how to track ROI on your marketing spend on the digital level. We have …”
“If Chat is an option, a certain percentage of the visitors to your website may start …”
General – Google Reviews discussion –
“In many conversations with other marketers (in Material Handling & in other industries) colleagues have explained how important these are to your ranking on Google …”
This report covers salaries, bonuses, commissions, perks, retirement programs, fringes, vacation policies, etc. for several job categories, including those that are specific only to MHEDA distributor members.
The third quarter issue of The MHEDA Journal is online now. The Third Quarter Issue features Dealer Recognition Lists, MHEDA members celebrating milestone anniversaries, articles from the virtual Emerging Leaders Conference and much more. Click below to read more.
On the Bright Side
A Massachusetts-based nonprofit is giving away wedding gowns to health care heroes in communities around the country. Brides Across America, known for giving away wedding dresses to military women and first responders, broadened the group it serves amid the coronavirus pandemic as health care professionals continue working to save the lives of COVID-19 patients.
Not only are they adorable, these babies are also contributing to the survival of their species, which all face significant challenges in the wild. “All of the species with the exception of the sea lions are endangered species,” Doug Warmolts, vice president of animal care at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, told TODAY. “Their numbers are very low for a variety of different reasons,” including deforestation and climate change.