MHEDA CONNECTION
November 1, 2020
Newsflash

Distributor/FOB: Madland Toyota-Lift, Inc., Bakersfield, CA

Mfg-Supplier/Associate: eShipping, Parkville, MO; Pickle Robot Co., Cambridge, MA

The Fourth Quarter Issue of The MHEDA Journal is online now. This issue features the MHEDA Board of Directors' Updated 2020 Material Handling Business Trends, an enlightening Ask Your Board conversation regarding how the industry will permanently change following the COVID-19 pandemic, Sales Success Stories, and a discussion about the "New Financial Normal." All of this and much more in the Q4 Issue of The MHEDA Journal online now.
  
Every year, the First Quarter Issue of The MHEDA Journal features forecasts from MHEDA Distributors and Suppliers. These forecasts are an opportunity for MHEDA members to share news about their company. It is also an opportunity to help paint as complete a picture as possible about what is in store for the material handling industry in 2021. With 2020 having been such a tumultuous and difficult year, your input is more important than ever! The more MHEDA members that participate, the more accurate the forecast becomes. If you would like to participate, please click below. We thank you for your input and support.
   
East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
      
CIT Group
   
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News You Can Use
MHEDA is offering members a FREE monthly interview-style presentation series to help plan during these unpredictable times. Learn from an expert at ITR Economics, who will provide data and analysis on what to expect.
  
Whether you are new to the industry or an experienced veteran who needs additional knowledge, this 6 part series covers all aspects of the material handling industry in easy-to-digest chunks of content. Register in the MHEDA LMS for each of the courses individually or the discounted complete series.
Virtual Showcase

Over 100 companies can be searched by company name, Product Category or Service Category.
Featured Virtual Showcase Exhibitors are: 

  We encourage you to visit these exhibitor's booths and learn about their company’s latest offerings.

   
Hawker Powersource, Inc.
      
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.
   
MHEDA-TV
  
The COVID-19 pandemic has provided unique challenges to businesses across the world. As companies are being allowed to bring their employees back to the office, MHEDA members are being faced with the dilemma of how to do so safely and in an organized manner.
Events
  
Virtual Event! - "Women in Industry Week: The Gift of You” Presented by MHEDA & MHI. Want to gain fresh business insights and network with other women in the material handling industry? Ready to learn how to increase your confidence and avoid burnout? Make plans now to join us for a five-part virtual event. Just a few hours each day and you will be ready to face 2021. Registration and information available soon. Questions? Call 847-680-3500 or email rhein@mheda.org. Sponsorship opportunities available!

Automation Solutions Virtual Learning Event
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Voice of the Customer: Automation Solutions Panel - November 5

Monthly Series with ITR Economics
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Managing in an Uncertain Economy - November 18

MHEDA Member to Member Webinar
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The Future…Building an Inside (Outbound) Sales Team - November 6, 2020

FREE Webinar offered through University of Innovative Distribution
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Preparing Your Distribution Business for a Successful Transition to Next Generation - November 10

Cash is King” Webinar Series - Presented by NAW and Creditsafe
- Overdue Payments & Collections - November 3, 2020
- Overdue Payments & Collections External Perspective - November 5, 2020

 

View MHEDA Calendar

Register a salesperson and their direct sales manager (2 people) for FREE!  The only requirement is that both complete the course by December 21 and agree to a sales training needs assessment for the rest of their company - a post-training conference call with Don and the sales manager. Call Don Buttrey at 937-427-1717 and get started immediately.
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MVP/MVS Awards

First 2021 MVP Award Winner
RMH Systems, Waukee, IA - www.rmhsystems.com
6th Award

2021 MVS Award Winner
Steel King Industries Inc., Stevens Point, WI - www.steelking.com
6th Award
“To earn this honor from MHEDA means a lot to me personally and the company. I think MHEDA is the best association that we are a part of, and tell everyone I know that. We actually have membership in MHEDA as one of our target criteria when searching out new Dealers. We know for a fact that if they are a member of your organization, they will be a better dealer overall for Steel King.” Don Heemstra, Vice President of Sales

Applications are being take now for both the MVP Award for distributors & integrators and the MVS Award for supplier and associate members. These awards require companies to complete an application that covers key areas of business excellence, letters of recommendation, a company Give Back effort and documentation of involvement in continuing education.
   
WIPOTEC-OCS Inc.
      
InCord
   
Spotlight on MHEDA
Looking for something from MHEDA but not sure where to look? Check out the “NEED HELP” button in the lower righthand corner of the website, tell us who you are and what you are looking for and we’ll get right on it! Not sure what you need help with? Take a look at our “MHEDA Can Help” resource page for a quick list of programs and services by category, such as Managing in an Uncertain Economy, Cost Saving Programs and Recruiting & Retaining top employees!
Easy to access educational programs that were recorded and are now available On-Demand. These are available when it’s convenient for you.
Having a strong digital presence is vital for your company. Site-Seeker created a Digital Marketing eBook exclusively for MHEDA members to help them create successful digital marketing strategies. This FREE eBook is based on the 2020 Site Seeker webinar series and showcases the latest technologies and tactics that members can use to connect with current or prospective customers.
On the Bright Side
  
A college sophomore went beyond just walking a mile in someone else's shoes.
 
One college sophomore went beyond just walking a mile in someone else's shoes. Gordon Wayne walked more than 500 miles on foot to raise money for The National Alliance to End Homelessness, a cause that Wayne has been affected by personally.
 
"Every time I want to quit I just think about the people I'm doing this for and this is bigger than myself and I have to keep going," Wayne told "World News Tonight."
 
A year ago, Wayne was homeless and applying to colleges out of his car while he worked 10-hour shifts at an amusement park. Over the summer, Wayne found out he had been accepted to his dream school -- Boston College -- on full scholarship.
 
In an effort to recognize an estimated 500,000 Americans affected by homelessness, Wayne decided to walk from his hometown in Caroline County, Virginia, to his college in Massachusetts.
 
Along with his journey, Wayne started a GoFundMe page that has since raised more than $100,000 for The National Alliance to End Homelessness.
 
In August, Wayne began his trek and walked close to 30 to 40 miles a day. "I'm taking a break. I just walked for about 10 miles straight," Wayne recorded in a video diary for "World News Tonight."
 
   
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