December 1, 2020
Be recognized for your outstanding business practices through MHEDA's MVP and MVS Award Programs. Applications for both the MVP Award for distributors & integrators and the MVS Award for supplier and associate members are due by Dec. 4. 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.
East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
CIT Group
News You Can Use
The CARES Act granted several valuable federal tax breaks for individuals and businesses. But most will expire at the end of 2020 or at the end of tax years that begin in 2020. Congress may extend some or all of the CARES Act tax relief provisions and may add new tax relief measures. Although new COVID-19-relief legislation could be enacted before year end, nothing was certain as this was written. In the meantime, individuals and businesses should contact their tax advisors to discuss ways to take advantage of the limited-time tax relief measures that are already on the books.
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
MHEDA hosted a virtual showcase "Customer Appreciation Week" Nov. 12-19 and is proud to announce the gift cards winners.
* Megan DeTolve of Rack Builders Inc
* Rod Szalay of Conveyer & Caster - Equipment for Industry
* Christine K. Miller of Alta Equipment Company
* Bill Eberle of Armadillo Tire
* Tricia Bordeaux of Atlantic Coast Toyotalift
* Gary Moser of Sugar Creek Enterprise
More than 100 companies can be searched by company name, product category or service category.
We encourage you to visit these exhibitor's booths and learn about their company’s latest offerings.
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 this virtual event. Just a few hours each day and you will be ready to face 2021.
• Nov. 30: Activate Your Audacity + Speed Networking Event - Available On-Demand
• 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
Dec. 16: Managing in an Uncertain Economy - FREE monthly interview-style presentation series to help plan during these unpredictable times.
Jan. 15-29, 2021 - Learn about unique challenges to employers and workers as values sometimes differ between various cultures.
Hawker Powersource, Inc.
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.

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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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Member News
MVP/MVS Awards
MHEDA is proud to announce that eight companies have received the 2021 MVP Award. The MVP, Most Valuable Partner, is an annual recognition program exclusively for MHEDA's Distributor member companies. Achieving the award will give your company a tangible method to brand your excellence in material handling supply chain.
MHEDA is proud to announce that Eight companies have recieved the 2021 MVS Award. The MVS, Most Valuable Supplier, is an annual recognition program exclusively for MHEDA's Supplier member companies.
On the Bright Side
More than 40 years later, an award-winning attorney reunited with the teacher who went above and beyond to help her overcome severe struggles during grade school in Kentucky.
Ana Reyes tells PEOPLE she has wanted to reach out to Pat Harkleroad over the decades after the former first-grade teacher at Wilder Elementary School in Louisville helped her learn English as a 6-year-old.
"It has always been with me that a teacher came to school early every morning to help me but I did not remember her name," says Reyes, 46. "I've thought about that countless times over the years and discussed it with many friends. I know I was incredibly lucky."
It wasn't until a recent encounter with a friend's daughter that Reyes decided to take action and reconnect with Harkleroad. And when the moment finally came on Friday, the two were overcome with emotion.
"Being able to say thank you to someone who changed my life felt so meaningful and uplifting," says Reyes. "And realizing that Mrs. Harkleroad is just as wonderful as I remembered her was very affirming. I know I will never forget the day."
Adds Harkleroad, 77: "I knew I had a job to do, and I wasn't gonna let this girl fall through the cracks. She was willing to work hard and do all the things that made her successful, and with her success, it made me also feel successful."  
Propane Education & Research Council