March 1, 2021

Distributor/FOB: Accurate Lift Truck, West Berlin, New Jersey; MacFarlands Industrial, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mfg-Supplier/Associate: Advanced Industrial Marketing, Inc, Fishers, Indiana; Presto ECOA, Norton, Massachusetts.

East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
CIT Group
Convention Focus

Dates have been secured for MHEDA’s 2021 Convention.

Mark your calendar for Aug. 11-14 where we will see you at the beautiful JW Marriott in Austin, Texas.

Details will be available soon!

News You Can Use
There are only two factors that management needs to address from a financial perspective. These issues are gross margin management and expense leveraging. They must be the central focus of any profit-improvement program.
The federal government deferred much of the decision-making on administration and eligibility of the COVID vaccine to the states and localities, making it very difficult for companies deemed essential last year to ensure that their employees are eligible to get the vaccine. Here's some resources that can help you navigate the maze.
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
There is Still Time to 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.
March 4 - Hiring Best Practices for Material Handling M2M Webinar - Presented by Cherie Shepard of Direct Recruiters Inc.
March 10 - April 21: Leading with Confidence - Seven-week Virtual Networking + Learning Series designed for Women in Material Handling
March 18 - Surviving the Storm: Disaster Preparation Webinar - Presented by Sherrie Wilson
Hawker Powersource, Inc.
Mitek Mezzanine Systems
MHEDA Talks: Judy Hoberman on Culture & Women in Leadership
Host Shari Altergott, Chief Experience Officer of The CX Edge, talks with speaker and author, Judy Hoberman. They discuss workplace culture, gender differences, women in leadership, building relationships, 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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Member News
Hy-Tek Material Handling Announces Passing of Thomas Bryce “Sir” Mann
Rack Supported ROLY® SAFETY GATE MODEL Available in a Multiple Pallet Deep Configuration for Pallet Flow Applications
MHS Lift, Inc. Honored With Pioneer Award as Top-Performing Independent Dealer in North America by Crown Equipment Corporation
ABCO Systems Partners with 3PLs
New Narrow Aisle Reach Truck from Yale Wins Product of the Year Award
Survey Reveals Best Flooring for Elevated Platforms
DAK Equipment & Engineering Re-brands After 26 Years of Excellence
VARGO Supporting Gap Inc. Expansion in “The Lone Star State”
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. It's a free member service.
MHEDA Partners
Even the most carefully crafted culture won’t work unless it’s constantly influencing everything you and your staff do, especially during challenging times.
If you have a question for MHEDA’s Board of Directors, please contact Rebecca Hein at or 847-637-5215. Your question could be featured in The MHEDA Journal.
On the Bright Side

Southwest ToyotaLift donates Forklift to Spread the Word Nevada

With the help of MHEDA Member, Southwest ToyotaLift, Spread the Word Nevada can now increase deliveries allowing more children in need to receive books. Southwest ToyotaLift donated a forklift so Spread the Word Nevada will be able to evolve current operations reaching more children throughout Nevada. Currently, Spread the Word Nevada is providing books to all students at 64 identified needed schools on a monthly basis. 

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Miner Material Handling Provides Forklifts for Water Distribution in Texas

Feb. 20-21 - Miner Material Handling partner with the Houston Astros and Brothers Produce and provided two 2020 Komatsu FG25T-16 forklifts to their Water Distribution Event. Over 28,000 Cases of bottled water were given away to Houstonian’s in need!

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CE-DFW Warehouse Donates Pallet Jack to Good Samaritans of Garland 

MHEDA contacted members on behalf of ALAN (American Logistics Aid Network) who were in need of one - electric pallet jack for the Good Samaritans of Garland, in Garland, Texas. Jim Evans of Miner Material Handling responded that they would donate a pre-owned electric pallet jack from their sister-dealership in Dallas (CE-DFW Warehouse Solutions). Due to bad weather, there was a slight delay but CE-DFW Warehouse came through and donated a 2018 Yale electric pallet jack with 124 hours.

MHEDA would like to thank you for your support and generosity! We are so grateful to have members like you who get involved!