MHEDA CONNECTION
May 1, 2021
Newsflash

Distributor: Industrial Battery, Fort Worth, Texas; Universal Lift Systems, LLC, Waddell, Arizona

Mfg-Supplier/Associate: JanTec, Inc., Rochester Hills, Michigan

   
East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
      
CIT Group
   
Convention Focus
  
MHEDA invites you to join us Aug. 11-14, 2021 at the JW Marriott Austin Hotel, in vibrant and growing downtown Austin, Texas. We are planning a memorable event designed to give you the opportunity to meet in person with your Material Handling business colleagues. New this year is the combination of the Exhibitor Showcase with the “main stage” ballroom where we will gather for our keynote presentations, meals and mini-workshops called MHEDA Talks. Having many of the convention programs all in one room captures the human energy we have all missed from being apart for so long. We promise to do our best to keep the event energizing, engaging and entertaining.
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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Booth Sales
  
The process for reserving a tabletop in the 2021 Exhibitor Showcase will begin on May 5. Members are required to complete an online Booth Request Form. The link to the Form will be live on MHEDA's website on May 5 at 10 a.m. Central Time. The forms will be timestamped so it is critical to complete it as close to 10 a.m. as possible. On May 6, MHEDA will call each company to select their Tabletop. Question? Contact, Cindy Thoren at cthoren@mheda.org. Note: Completing the Booth Request Form does not guarantee that you will get a Tabletop in the 2021 Showcase.
   
Hawker Powersource, Inc.
      
Mitek Mezzanine Systems
   
MHEDA-TV
Hosted by Shari Altergott, Chief Experience Officer of The CX Edge, talks with Bill Kaiser, VP of Sales for CultureWise. They discuss the importance of company culture and how to establish a culture to take your company to the next level.
This quarterly economic report, published by ITR Economics, features data specifically for the material handling industry to assist MHEDA members plan for the year ahead. The full detailed report is available to members only. Order and download the new report as well as past archived issues (requires member login).
Events
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.
Forecasting is the best thing you can do to predict your business’s economic future. MHEDA is offering members a FREE monthly interview-style presentation series to help plan during these unpredictable times. Join economist and forecasting expert Alex Chausovsky, Senior Business Advisor, ITR Economics, who will will focus on inflation and the job market.
  
MHEDA and MHI are proud to announce the date for the 9th Annual Emerging Leaders Conference that will take place on Aug. 11 in Austin, Texas just before the Annual Convention. This event is designed for material handling professionals who want to amplify their knowledge on how to be a stronger, more authentic and purposeful leader for a new world. A special offer is. available to extend your networking and learning goals by attending BOTH the Emerging Leaders Conference AND the Convention.
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
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New Video Highlighting Elevated Flooring Solutions for AGVs and AMRs
Duravant To Acquire Foodmate, Provider of Poultry Processing Solutions
Flux Power Launches Next Generation M24 Lithium-ion Battery Pack for End Riders & Center Riders
RBI Has a New Office!
Morse Manufacturing Company Announces Launch of New Website
   
WIPOTEC-OCS Inc.
      
InCord
   
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.
  
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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.
   
Lean Factory America, LLC