June 1, 2021

Distributor/FOB: Azentri, Wheat Ridge, Colorado; Dealer Equipment Headquaters-DEH, Chicago, Illinois;  V&H Material Handling, LLC, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Mfg-Supplier/Associate: Blue Line Battery, Beloit, Wisconsin;  RIOS Corporation, Palo Alto, California

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Convention Focus
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. We promise to do our best to keep the event energizing, engaging and entertaining.
News You Can Use
Economic Update: May 2021 - Hear economist and forecasting expert Alex Chausovsky, Senior Business Advisor, ITR Economics, who provides data and analysis on what to expect in 2021. Alex focuses on inflation and the job market during the May program.
Eighth Annual National Forklift Safety Day | The eighth annual National Forklift Safety Day will take place virtually on June 8 at 9 a.m. EDT. National Forklift Safety Day serves as an opportunity for forklift manufacturers and the industry to highlight the safe use of forklifts, the value of operator training and the need for daily equipment checks.
Update on Public Health Recommendations - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance for fully vaccinated people. Now, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) posted an update on its webpage that stated the agency is “reviewing the recent CDC guidance” and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updated their website stating that the agency is also considering the impact the updated CDC statement may have on EEOC guidance that has already been issued about COVID-19 policies and anti-discrimination laws.
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:

  • Cascade - Leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of forklift attachments, forks, accessories and related technologies. Visit Cascade
  • MiTek Mezzanine Systems - Specializes in the design, manufacture and installation of innovative and future-proofed mezzanines globally. Visit MiTek
June 9: Leading with Focus: Collaboration and Productivity without a Billion Videoconferences - Learn proven techniques for focus and productivity, along with the tools to lead your team to be more efficient and effective.
June 15: Managing in an Uncertain Economy: Monthly Series with ITR Economics
Alex Chausovsky, Senior Business Advisor, ITR Economics, will provide data and analysis on what to expect in 2021.
June 17: Reputational Risk in the Age of Social Media
Would your reputation survive the media storm if your company were hit with bad news, a damaging allegation or an ugly lawsuit? Learn how to uncover your reputational risks and much more.
Aug. 11 - Emerging Leaders Conference - MHEDA and MHI announce the date for the Ninth 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.
Hawker Powersource, Inc.
Mitek Mezzanine Systems
MHEDA Talks: Dave Baiocchi on the Customer Experience
Host Shari Altergott, Chief Experience Officer of The CX Edge talks with Dave Baiocchi, President and Owner of Resonant Dealer Services. They discuss the importance of developing a customer experience strategy including seven questions to ask yourself, aligning your messaging with your value proposition, and how to measure the customer experience vs performance.
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
FORKLIFTACTION’s In-Depth Report Sheds Light on Automation and Robotics for SME’s
Signature Financial Launches New Business Lines, Appoints Mehosky and Jones as Leaders
Noblelift Announces our Commercial Scrubbers NB530 and NR530
Flux Power Joins Delta-Q Technologies’ Battery Compatibility Program
Doosan Promotes Trena Clark to Director of Human Resources
Raymond Recognized as Manufacturing Leadership Awards 2021 Winner
Yale Receives a Second Product of the Year Award for New Narrow Aisle Reach Truck
CLARK Material Handling Company Recognizes 2021 Dealer of Excellence Advantage Winners
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Spotlight on MHEDA
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
MHS Lift Scholarship Recipient Tamiah Williams, 18, of Camden, proudly displays a Rowan University sweatshirt she received in recognition of her full scholarship. Williams plans to study biology at Rowan University in the fall. Pictured: Brothers Brett Levin (left) and Andy Levin (far right) of MHS Lift, and Joseph Delgado, senior director of development, William G. Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University.
MHS Lift Awards Third-Annual College Scholarship to Camden Teen
Boys & Girls Club of Camden County Member to Study at Rowan University
PENNSAUKEN, NJ — MHS Lift, a national provider of warehousing and distribution solutions, recently revealed that 18-year-old Camden resident Tamiah Williams is the fourth recipient in three years to be awarded the MHS Lift Scholarship Fund, a full scholarship to Rowan University.
Established in 2019 by Andy and Brett Levin, brothers and co-owners of MHS Lift, the MHS Lift Scholarship Fund, in partnership with Rowan University, provides full academic support, including books, room and board, to a Camden high school graduate entering Rowan in the fall. The student must also be an active member of the Boys & Girls Club of Camden County (BGCCC), a full-time resident of Camden, and have demonstrated financial need. The Fund’s first recipient was Amir King, Jr. Last year, the scholarship was divided among two Camden teens, Julianna Hilton and Jessica Rodriguez.
Williams, who will graduate from Urban Promise Academy this spring, has been actively involved with the BGCCC’s after-school program for seven years, where her favorite activities have been the DASH Program and a teen Cooking Class. A standout student and Club member, Williams was also recognized as the BGCCC’s 2021 Youth of the Year.
“Tamiah Williams is an outstanding young woman and my brother Brett and I could not be happier to help her achieve her dream of attending Rowan University,” said Andy Levin, president of MHS Lift. “Personally and professionally, my brother and I have always been huge supporters of BGCCC and the work and programs they do for the children of Camden. We at MHS Lift are just pleased to be a small part of their larger goal.”
Once the shock of winning wore off, Williams shared the happy news with her dad, with whom she cried “tears of joy” over this “amazing opportunity.”
“This (scholarship) opportunity will help me in a lot of ways in the future,” Williams said. “Instead of having to worry about where I’m going to find the money to pay for my four years of college, I can now focus on just going to school and enjoying this new journey. Plus, this will also allow me to start saving up money for grad school and any other class and course I may need to take.”
“What Brett and Andy and MHS Lift are doing for students such as Tamiah Williams is not just an example of humble generosity, but a life-altering gift for students who otherwise may never have had the chance to continue on to higher education,” said Joseph Delgado, senior director of development, William G. Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University Williams will be the first in her family to go to college. She plans to study biology with a long-term ambition of focusing on animal health.
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