July 15, 2021

Mfg-Supplier/Associate: Sentry Electrical Group, Inc., Lawrenceville, Georgia; Vsimple, Louisville, Kentucky

RICO Equipment, Inc.
RICO Equipment, Inc.
Convention Focus

The 2021 MHEDA Convention is going to be a memorable event featuring outstanding speakers, three days of endless networking opportunities, a Women in Industry program and of course the ever popular Exhibitor Showcase. The Showcase will be a two-part event giving exhibitors more time to network with MHEDA distributors. More than 60 member companies are excited for you to stop by and say Hello and learn about the latest products and services.

Click here to see Roster of Attendees

Click here to see a List of Exhibitors

News You Can Use
Learn how to sell more at higher gross margins by focusing on the customer instead of the stuff. This 18-part material handling specific series presented by industry veteran, Gary Moore, is great for those new to the industry and a timely refresher for experienced industry salespeople. It is available exclusively to members in the MHEDA Learning Management System (LMS).
The Ninth Annual Emerging Leaders Conference will take place on August 11 in Austin, Texas. This is a Conference for Young Professionals in Material Handling who want to amplify their knowledge on how to be a stronger, more authentic and purposeful leader for a new world. Co-Presented by MHEDA and MHI.
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:

  • eBS - Equipment Business Software Solutions for Dealers, Distributors and Rental companies. Visit eBS
  • Steel King - Manufacturers racking, mezzanines, industrial containers, and industrial safety guard railing. Visit Steel King
August 10 - [Webinar] Emerging and Traditional Technology Requirements
Learn about emerging technologies that could help your team prepare for what is coming next.
Coming Soon - Mark Your Calendar!
October 13: Automation Solutions Conference
October 14: Rental and Used Equipment Management Conference
Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton O'Hare - Rosemont, IL
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
Bollinger Hired as Hytrol’s Director of Strategic Planning
CLARK Material Handling Company Announces Reliable Forklifts as Authorized Dealer for the Arizona Market
Raymond Named to Food Logistics’ 2021 Top Green Providers List
Caster Concepts Appoints Andrew Dobbins as VP of Manufacturing
Combilift’s 60,000th Truck Delivered
RICO Equipment, Inc.
Spotlight on MHEDA
The DiSC Report is a summary of dealer member financial data presented in tables and graphs designed to provide a comprehensive guide for analyzing profitability. Available for Industrial Truck; Storage & Handling and Engineered Systems and provides clear evidence as to how small differences in a few areas translate directly into higher levels of profitability.
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
When longtime coworkers Tia Wimbush and Susan Ellis passed by each other at work, they would smile politely and say hello, oblivious to the fact that they'd one day team up to save their husbands' lives.
Both men were suffering from kidney disease and in desperate need of transplants.
The women, who worked together in the IT department at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta for 10 years, didn't know about their shared struggle. But after finding out in 2019, they quickly became friends and confidants, sharing the good and the bad that came with their emotional journeys.
But then a five-minute bathroom conversation last September changed everything. As they washed their hands and casually discussed the donor process, Wimbush looked at Ellis and asked her husband's blood type. Ellis' husband is O negative, a rare blood type that's difficult to match. Wimbush, whose blood type is O, was compatible. And Ellis, blood type A, was a match to Wimbush's husband -- type AB.
"All that was going through my head is, 'What if we can donate our kidneys to each other's husbands?' I could have never imagined it," Wimbush told CNN. Wimbush returned to her desk and called her donor coordinator to begin the process of confirming that the pair were a match for their spouses.
Courtesy: CNN
Hangcha Group China