March 15, 2021

Mfg-Supplier/Associate: Locus Robotics, Wilminton, Massachusetts;  Rhino Rubber, LLC, Akron, Ohio;  SRSI (Slate River Systems Inc), Dallas, Texas

East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
CIT Group
Convention Focus
MHEDA Announces Dates for 2021 Annual Convention!
MHEDA is excited to announce the dates for the 2021 convention in Austin, Texas, Aug. 11-14. We are finalizing the program details but in the meantime, we encourage you to make your hotel reservations now. Convention details and registration information will be posted as they become available.
The Role of Tool Cribs in Warehouse Operations
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
Nature has forced many working Americans and small business owners to work from home. Whether it be due to COVID, natural disasters, or the recent snowstorm that impacted almost all of the lower 48 United States, more Americans are working from home than ever before. A small consolation to working from home is that taxpayers can count part of that heating bill as a home office expense on their tax return. Source: Basi, Basi & Associates at The Center for Financial, Legal & Tax Planning, Inc.
Virtual Showcase
2021 Virtual Showcase - MHEDA's Online Digital Exhibit Hall. Research material handling products, services and solutions from companies you know and trust. You have access to company descriptions, contact information, videos, product graphics and descriptions and downloadable material. Visit the Virtual Showcase and learn about these companies and their material handling solutions.
Hawker Powersource, Inc.
Mitek Mezzanine Systems
Learn how to create a consistent and stable on-boarding program to make a lasting impression on your new employees and give them the best chance to be successful at your company. Members can use the complimentary On-Boarding Resources including a fully customizable template to create your program.
March 18 - Managing in an Uncertain Economy: Monthly Series with ITR Economics
March 18 - Surviving the Storm: Disaster Preparation Webinar - Presented by Sherrie Wilson
March 24 - Truck Freight and the US Economy, AEA Sponsored Webinar
April 12-16 - 2021 PROMAT DX, Sponsored by MHI
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 Group Announces Cat® Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks and Jungheinrich® Dealers of the Year
RAYMOND Selected as Finalist for IndustryWeek’s 2020 Best Plants Award
Work Clothing Specialist DASSY Appoints TGW for the Expansion of Their Distribution Center
City Furniture’s New Mezzanines Built by USSI, uses ResinDek Flooring for UL Fire Rated Certificate
Integrated Warehouse Solutions® Grows to Support the Customer
Lift Truck Telemetry Impact Camera by Yale Wins Product of the Year
Steel King Creates New Business Unit to Supply Turnkey Solutions for Engineered Elevated Work Platforms
Colson Group Announces Strategic Acquisition by Blue Wolf Capital Partners
BYD Enters into Dealership Agreement with Ogden Forklifts
Flux Power to Participate in Inaugural Emerging Growth Virtual Conference
Spotlight on MHEDA
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.
If you ever needed industry benchmarks in order to thrive, now is the time. Deadline to participate is April 15. There are three studies; Industrial Trucks, Storage and Handling, and Engineered Systems/Integrators. DiSC is one of the most valuable tools that distributor members have at their disposal for improving profitability. It's a free member service.
Our new address is: 118 S. Main Street, Suite 11 • Wauconda, IL 60084.
MHEDA Partners
MHEDA welcomes CultureWise as the newest MHEDA endorsed partner. Are you doing everything you can to define, drive, leverage, and teach the culture you want in your organization? CultureWise helps you build and operationalize your culture in 4 simple steps.
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.