November 15, 2020
MHEDA is hosting a virtual showcase "Customer Appreciation Week" Nov. 12-19. Visit daily to explore and connect with the many exhibitors. Enter daily to win a variety of $100 Gift Cards! MHEDA’s Virtual Showcase is an online material handling exhibit hall designed to help you find products, services and solutions. Browse the featured exhibitors to learn about their many products, services and solutions and connect with companies you know and trust.
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
News You Can Use
The CARES Act, which was passed last March as a result of the growing coronavirus pandemic, provided substantial funds to millions of small-business owners through its loan programs, as well as payroll tax credits for the most significantly affected employers.
But the legislation, which expires Dec. 31, also included a few lesser-known provisions for small businesses that could — along with some other savvy moves — significantly reduce our federal income tax bills this year.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

The fourth quarter customized economic report is now available. What is the economy going to do in the fourth quarter? With the competition focused on the downturn, now is the time to prepare for the upcoming rising trend. Consider your capacity needs for 2021; take advantage of low interest rates to invest in the equipment and technology necessary to accommodate a robust rising trend.

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Register for a FREE Economic webinar, November 18 to help prepare for the future.
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Data & Server Security for Spectrum
This Spectrum branch has multiple clients that use their servers, and each client needs their system separated so only their employees can have access to those servers. So, the end-user needed secure separation in their data storage server room.
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Virtual Showcase

More than 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. Don't forget Customer Appreciation Week - Nov. 12-19 - Prizes Awarded Daily! 

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? 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.
• Nov. 30: Activate Your Audacity + Speed Networking Event
• Dec. 1: Leading with Confidence
• Dec. 2: How to Market & Keep Selling in Tough Times
• Dec. 3: Workforce Diversity & Inclusion: Steps to Get Started
• Dec. 4: Use the Good Dishes!™ No Matter What Life Serves Up
Nov. 18: Managing in an Uncertain Economy - FREE monthly interview-style presentation series to help plan during these unpredictable times.
Nov. 19: On-Boarding Remote Employees
Hawker Powersource, Inc.
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.
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.
Will Maybury on Generational Differences and Family Business
Host Shari Altergott, Chief Experience Officer of The CX Edge, interviews Will Maybury, Controller of Maybury Material Handling. They discuss generational differences, challenges in a family-owned business, dealing with conflict, employee engagement, and more.
NEW Fully Customizable ResinDek® Shelving System
Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC®
The ResinDek Shelving System is a newly developed and designed shelving system that easily stores and supports case goods in rack or shelving structures inside a warehouse, distribution, or manufacturing center. The ResinDek Shelving System consists of three basic components: ResinDek horizontal shelving, ResinDek vertical dividers, and lumber supports. This system easily installs without hardware, and our ResinDek dividers are far superior to cardboard and is less expensive than steel.
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MVP/MVS Awards

Congratulations 2021 MVP Award Winners

Fallsway Equipment Company, Akron, Ohio - Ninth Award

MH Equipment Company, Peoria, Illinois - Fifth Award

Morrison Industrial Equipment Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan - 11th Award
"We are proud to accept the MVP award. The industry support and educational tools offered are invaluable. Appreciate everything MHEDA does!" -Greg Morrison, Vice President

Riekes Equipment Company, Omaha, Nebraksa - 11th Award

SEIL Rentals, Saltillo Coahuila, Mexico - Second Award

Xact Warehouse Solutions, LLC Cedar Park, Texas - First Award
“We’re very thankful to be receiving the MHEDA MVP award for 2021. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to be a part of MHEDA, along with the partnerships and friendships that come with it.” -Stacy (President) and Kevin Kelley (Vice President)

Congratulations 2021 MVS Award Winners

Crown Battery, Fremont, OH - 1st Award
“In these unique times, Crown Battery Manufacturing Company is both honored and pleased to earn the 2021 MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Award from MHEDA. This distinguished designation is a testament to the hard work and value-added effort put forth by our 600+ employees and 100+ representative network, many of whom are MHEDA members. We look forward to “Powering On” in 2021. As well, we thank our partner, MHEDA for their continued support and innovation during these challenging times.” Mark Kelley, Vice President – Industrial Products Group

Rack Builders, Inc., Schaumburg, IL - 2nd Award

We are proud to receive this honor again because MHEDA is so important to our success. We are looking forward to working even more with members and staff. -Tony Sineni, Director of Distributor Sales and Development 

Applications are being taken 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.
Spotlight on MHEDA
The 2021 MHEDA Directory is now AVAILABLE DIGITALLY making it an effortless and faster way for members to find and connect with other members.
Looking for something from MHEDA but not sure where to look? Check out the “NEED HELP” button in the lower righthand corner and tell us who you are and what you are looking for and we’ll get right on it!
On the Bright Side
BAY CITY, Texas — A Bay City 10-year-old girl is giving an entire new meaning to turning a frown upside down.
Olivia Deshotels, a 5th grader, lost her race for student council to her own sister. To help cope with her loss, she decided to use her voice and raise money to help give back to her community.
"I decided that since I couldn't help my school by being in student council, I would help the Boys and Girls Club by making a donation," said Olivia.
With the help of her family and friends, Olivia raised more than $1,300 for the organization. "We have a flyer from the Boys and Girls Club sitting on the island of our kitchen and she saw it, and it came with a donation card and she just took it to her room and filled it out and brought it back," said Olivia's mom. "We were just so impressed that we told our parents about it and they agreed to match her donation. Then, she called around to some of our other friends and family members, and before you know it, she had over $1,300."
Source: KTRK Houston
Propane Education & Research Council