MHEDA CONNECTION
April 1, 2021
Newsflash

Distributor/Factory Owned Branch: Hammerhead Material Handling, Aliso Viejo, California; Industrial Handling Solutions, Charlotte, North Carolina

Mfg-Supplier/Associate: Industrial Kinetics, Downers Grove, Illinois

   
East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
   
Convention Focus
  
MHEDA Announces Dates for 2021 Annual Convention!
The dates for the 2021 Convention in Austin, Texas are 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.
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News You Can Use
  
Hear economist and forecasting expert Alex Chausovsky, Senior Business Advisor, ITR Economics, who provides data and analysis on what to expect in 2021. Alex will cover industry trends, business to business activity, trade, inflation, interest rates and more.
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
   
MHEDA-TV
  
Host Shari Altergott, Chief Experience Officer of The CX Edge talks with Holly Duddy, Corporate Recruiter, ProLift Toyota Material Handling. They discuss the challenges of recruiting technicians, the certified forklift technician (CFT) program, culture, diversity, and more.
Events
•  April 15 - Women in Supply Chain: Delivering Proven Success Strategies
A panel of women supply chain leaders will share their career experiences and how they successfully implemented operational success.
•  April 16 - Visit MHEDA’s Booth on Demo Friday at 1:30 p.m. CT / 2:30 p.m. ET.
(You must be registered to access). Click Here to Register
April 14 - Gain practical insights into how to become more positive and resilient in stressful situations.
  
Material Handling Six Part Series Bootcamp - Focused Training for the Storage and Handling Industry - Presented by Russ Hennigar, President, Material Handling Bootcamp. Whether you are new to the industry or an experienced veteran who needs additional knowledge, this complete six-part series covers all aspects of the material handling industry. The courses are designed with small chunks of information that can easily be digested and retained quickly.
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Member News
TVH Announces the Passing of Royce Albright, Regional Sales Manager
Hyundai Material Handling Names Vice President & COO of Forklift Division
RAYMOND’S David Norton Named PROS to KNOW by Supply & Demand Chain Executive
University Research Program Accepting Research Proposals to Advance Next-Generation Industry Technology
Changes in Manufacturing Guidelines in Mexico: How Will Your Company’s Operations be Affected?
Noblelift North America Announces our PSE26NSL EDGE Lithium Straddle Stacker
RAYMOND Named America’s Best Midsize Employer 2021 by Forbes
Forkliftaction Publishes In-Depth Report on Energy Sources and the ‘New Normal’
Hy-Tek Material Handling & WorldSource Integration Acquired by Dunes Point Capital
   
WIPOTEC-OCS Inc.
      
InCord
   
Spotlight on MHEDA
  
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.
Use our quick list of resources and links where you can access a wealth of business resources for the material handling industry on our website.
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.