MHEDA CONNECTION
February 15, 2021
   
East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
      
CIT Group
   
Convention Focus
  
UPDATE: MHEDA 2021 Annual Convention
MHEDA members will have the opportunity to meet in person at the annual convention! Due to the continued threat of COVID-19, MHEDA has decided to delay, not cancel, the 2021 convention and is currently working with the JW Marriott Austin to secure dates in August. We will keep members updated as we work through all of the details necessary to make this event possible. Our primary goal is to ensure the safety of our members and the MHEDA team while coming together in-person
The Role of Tool Cribs in Warehouse Operations
WireCrafters®
At WireCrafters, you have the ability to build any size or style tool crib with our WireCrafters Style 840 Woven Wire Partition System. These wire partitions are easy to install and do not require special tools to build. 
 
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News You Can Use
  
Over the past 12 months, everyone has had to change, pivot and adapt to unforeseen changes and become more flexible and agile.
What have you done to become more agile in your organization?
We want to share your story in the spring issue of The MHEDA Journal featuring “Why is Agility Critical?" Deadline date to participate is Friday, Feb. 19.
 
  
ProMatDX combines the power of the connections, solution-sourcing and education that only ProMat can deliver with the latest digital event technology in a five-day event that will be the most important week of 2021 for the manufacturing and supply chain industry. Attending ProMatDX is your unrivaled opportunity in 2021 to find solutions, connect with your peers and leading solution-providers and learn the latest trends and technologies that will take your supply chain to the next level of success.
Virtual Showcase
  
Become a 2021 Virtual Showcase Exhibitor
The 2021 Virtual Showcase is a great way to promote your company’s products and services to visitors of the MHEDA Website. The Virtual Showcase is a digital marketing experience that runs all year long versus an in-person show. All companies who signup before March 1st will be featured in the The MHEDA Journal's Product Guide.
   
Hawker Powersource, Inc.
      
Mitek Mezzanine Systems
   
Events
M2M Webinar
Feb. 16 - Insurance Programs: How They Improve, Protect and Reduce Costs presented by MHEDA Member JT Bates Insurance Group/Ricker & Associates
Monthly Series with ITR Economics
Feb. 17 - Managing in an Uncertain Economy - FREE monthly interview-style presentation series to help plan during these unpredictable times.
Coming in March: Leading with Confidence - Seven-week Virtual Networking + Learning Series designed for Women in Material Handling
Learning Management System
MHEDA’s LMS platform offers career tracks that include access to multiple courses focused on a specific area of your business as well as conference videos, archived webinars, and business skills modules as individual courses.
Elevated Flooring Solutions for AGVS and AMRs
Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC®
With more operations implementing robotic solutions such as autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) to increase throughput and operational efficiency, it’s important to create the optimal environment to maximize the productivity of these technologies. Our NEW video explains the advantages of using ResinDek flooring panels on elevated surfaces traveled by robotic automation  
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Member News
Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas Announces Changes For Americas Region
Noblelift® Q Series Lithium Iron-Phosphate LFP Electric Forklift
KION North America Announces Military Hiring Initiative with Veterans ASCEND
Shoppa’s Material Handling Adds Two Directors to Growing Leadership Team
TGW to Design and Implement an Automation Solution for Urban Outfitters, Inc. New Fulfillment Center in Kansas City
Combilift Launches New Aisle Master Order Picker: Aisle Master-OP
Bastian Solutions Announces the Retirement of CEO, Mike Romano
Kensar Equipment Company Now Offering Forklift & Aerial Lift Training Courses
Independent Study Finds Elevated Work Platform with ResinDek® Flooring Up to 34% More Cost Effective Than Concrete
Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas Group and Kalmar Enter Into Supply Agreement For The Americas
   
WIPOTEC-OCS Inc.
      
InCord
   
Spotlight on MHEDA
  
If you ever needed industry benchmarks in order to thrive, now is the time. Participate in MHEDA's 2021 DiSC Survey. There are three studies; Industrial Trucks, Storage and Handling, and Engineered Systems/Integrators. Each segment has different business models and, therefore, different benchmarking needs. DiSC is one of the most valuable tools that distributor members have at their disposal for improving profitability. The numbers are realistic and provide financial and operating guidelines along with personalized reports for your company. The success of this survey depends on your participation. It's a free member service.
  
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Magazine
If you have a question for MHEDA’s Board of Directors, please contact Rebecca Hein at rhein@mheda.org or 847-637-5215. Your question could be featured in The MHEDA Journal.