April 15, 2021

Distributor/Factory Owned Branch: Lean Factory America, LLC, Buchanan, Michigan

Mfg-Supplier/Associate: BYD Material Handling, Carson, California;  Sudden Service, Inc., Louisville, Mississippi

East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
Lapeyre Stair, Inc.
Convention Focus

MHEDA’s 2021 Convention & Exhibitor Showcase is Aug. 11-14 at the JW Marriott in Austin.

New this year for MHEDA’s Convention is the combination of the Exhibitor Showcase with the “main stage” ballroom where we will gather for our keynote presentation, meals and mini-workshops. Having many of the convention programs all in one room will capture the human energy we have all missed from being apart for so long. The 2021 Exhibitor Showcase will be a two-part, all tabletops event (which will take place over the dates of Aug. 12-13) giving exhibitors more time to network with MHEDA distributors. More details available soon! If you want to know more about the Exhibitor Showcase, please click on the link below to fill out this form and we'll email you as soon as it is available.

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News You Can Use
On Jan. 1, Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which included the Corporate Transparency Act (the CTA). The CTA now requires many businesses to file a report with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department, identifying certain biographical information about its owners. The purpose of the CTA is to assist national security, intelligence, and law enforcement efforts to counter money laundering, the financing of terrorism, and other illicit activity. Deadline to file is Jan. 1, 2022.
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's Online Digital Exhibit Hall. Research material handling products, services and solutions from companies you know and trust. Featured this week are:

  • Autoquip Corporation - Designs and builds standard and custom lift equipment for major industries worldwide. Visit Autoquip
  • Honeywell Intelligrated - Automation solutions, including conveyor, IntelliSort® sortation, Alvey® palletizers, Honeywell Robotics, automated storage and retrieval systems. Visit Honeywell
Stop by our booth and learn about MHEDA. We will be conducting a "Product Demo" on Friday, April 16 from 1:30 p.m. CT / 2:30 p.m. ET. (You must be registered to access).
Discuss the implications of the Biden Infrastructure Package and the implications of the proposed corporate tax increase.
Learn new modes of thinking along with information that can help distributors build robust strategies with staying power. Part of NAW’s series: Adding Value in a Post-Pandemic World: New Leadership Strategies for Distributors.
Forklift Bootcamp – Five Part On-Boarding Series. Presented by Dave Baiocchi, President, Resonant Dealer Services, LLC. New employees will have the best chance to succeed if they gain a basic understanding of our industry, our products, and our terminology. Forklift Bootcamp is a five-part on-demand training program that gives the industry background needed to start out right.
Bolzoni Auramo, Inc.
Mitek Mezzanine Systems
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
Custom Industrial Products, Inc. Increases Starting Wage to $15 per Hour
Caster Connection Launches Revamped E-Commerce Website
Hyundai Material Handling Announces Top Performing Forklift Dealers for 2020
Raymond to Showcase Solutions that Optimize, Connect, and Automate Operations
Dunlevy Named Hytrol’s New Vice President of Manufacturing Operations
Successful Go-live of Puma’s Omni-Channel Distribution Center
The New “Cromer Fresno” Facility is Here!
CLARK Material Handling Co. Announces Expansion of Standard Warranty Program
Gregory Poole Celebrates 70th Anniversary
CLARK Material Handling Co. Announces Appointment of TJ Shelters
Morse Manufacturing Company Announces Launch of New Website
Spotlight on MHEDA
DiSC is a financial benchmarking study of MHEDA members and is an important tool to facilitate MHEDA members to be more successful. Completed questionnaires are still being accepted to give distributor members more time to participate. 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.
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
For years, Dan Schoenthal had in the back of his mind that he wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail. That goal took on a new sense of urgency after he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2015. He hiked part of the 2,200-mile trail last year, just to see whether he could do it -- and now, six years after his diagnosis, Schoenthal is aiming to hike the rest.

Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects nearly one million Americans, according to the Parkinson's Foundation. It's the second most common neurodegenerative disorder, behind only Alzheimer's disease. Parkinson's patients typically experience a tremor, slowness of movement, stiffness, or gait and balance problems. But many can still live a full life. "A diagnosis of Parkinson's disease is not a death sentence," Dr. James Beck, senior vice president and chief scientific officer of Parkinson's Foundation, told CNN. "It is a disease people struggle with over time, but it is one that people can still live their lives with."
There is no cure for Parkinson's, but there are medications to help patients deal with symptoms. Exercise is also recommended to help patients maximize their quality of life. Schoenthal, 56, told CNN that when he was diagnosed, his neurologist stressed to him that exercising was just as important as, if not more important than, his medication. All the more reason, he says, to get on the trail now.
Source CNN