November 1, 2021

Distributor: Conveyability, Grand Rapids, MI;  Power Machinery Center, Oxnard, CA

Mfg-Supplier/Associate: Philadelphia Scientific LLC, Montgomeryville, PA


The First Quarter Issue of The MHEDA Journal features forecasts from MHEDA Distributors and Suppliers. These forecasts are an opportunity for MHEDA members to share news about their company. It is also an opportunity to help paint as complete a picture as possible about what is in store for the material handling industry in 2022. Please use the link below to send us your input on what to expect in 2022. Deadline is November 8.
East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
Hangcha Group China
News You Can Use
MHEDA’s Custom Economic Advisory Report, produced by ITR Economics, is designed specifically for Members. This Quarterly Report is FREE to MHEDA Members and provides clear, actionable information on current economic trends. It will give you expanded tools to help you better plan for the future and offers important information for seven markets applicable to your material handling business. Login required to access report.
The Biden administration's planned COVID-19 vaccine rule will exacerbate the supply chain crisis by reducing the available workforce, especially if the Dec. 8 deadline remains intact, says Eric Hoplin, president and CEO of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors. "If tens or hundreds of thousands of employees are terminated just two weeks before Christmas ... the result could be nothing short of catastrophic for the newly unemployed and their families and for the US economy," Hoplin wrote in a letter to the Biden administration. CNN Business and NAW.
Why is ResinDek® Flooring Now Available with a Steel Finish?
Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC
"We were challenged by a customer to develop a surface 'as strong as steel' that could deliver iron clad resistance to the harshest, most abusive environments," explained Greg Doppler, Founder and President of Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products. "These include areas of extremely high traffic whose floors aren't regularly cleaned, and those utilizing autonomous vehicles." ResinDek® with MetaGard® is the perfect flooring solution for drop zones, heavy wear areas, and robotic applications.
To learn more click here
Booth Sales
Mark your calendar, November 16, 2021, if you plan to participate in MHEDA's 2022 Exhibitor Showcase in Orlando. The first step in the selection process will begin on Tuesday, November 16 at 10:00 a.m. CT when members will complete an online Booth Request Form. Final table selection will take place on November 17. Returned forms are always timestamped and will be called in the order of the timestamp. More details will be available soon.

2022 Convention Dates & Location: April 23-27 | Loews Sapphire Falls Resort | Orlando, Florida
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:

  • Custom Industrial Products, Inc - known as a reliable vertical lift manufacturer and material-handling company. Visit Custom Industrial Products

  • Hawker - Innovative Technology to Power Lift Trucks - HAWKER® crafts custom data driven hybrid power solutions for Class I, II, and III trucks to reduce operational costs and increase efficiencies for motive power applications. Visit Hawker

Ensure that distributors are armed with new modes of thinking along with information that can help them build robust strategies with staying power.
This session will focus on the greatest constraints that businesses faced in 2021: supply chain issues and labor force challenges.
The Virtual Roundtable is designed for New Members of MHEDA (i.e. companies who joined in 2020 or 2021) who want to connect and network with their MHEDA peers.
Look at the culture of your organization and learn 8 steps to becoming more intentional about your culture and why culture is so closely linked to success.
Noblelift North America Corp.
Mitek Mezzanine Systems
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).
Member News
Combilift Claims Energia Family Business of the Year award 2021
MHS Lift Launches Unique Customer Web Portal to Streamline Service & Repairs
Yale Expands Cost-Effective UX Series Product Line with Three Electric Walkie Trucks
Fairchild Equipment and Polaris Announce New Agreement
TGW Creates 850 New Jobs Globally and Invests in Location Expansion
Lapeyre Stair, Inc.
MVP/MVS Awards

MHEDA offers two award programs:

  • MVP Award for Distributor & Integrator members
  • MVS Award for Supplier and Associate members

Both awards require companies to complete an application that covers key areas of business excellence, letters of recommendation, a company Give Back effort and documentation of involvement in continuing education.

The 2022 Award applications are available on the MHEDA website at This is an annual recognition program exclusively for MHEDA Members. Applications for the 2022 Awards are due by January 31, 2022. To see the list of 2021 Award winners, click here.  For questions on the Awards or the application, please contact Kathy Cotter at

Spotlight on MHEDA
Starting March 28, MODEX 2022 lets you see what’s coming — and take advantage of it to power your supply chain with more possibilities for years to come. With 900+ exhibits and education sessions, MODEX 2022 is where you’ll find more of everything, from illuminating education to next-generation technology and equipment in action to the latest equipment and systems solutions for your supply chain needs. With keynotes, networking, education, and product booths, MODEX is where manufacturing and supply chain innovation comes to life. Visit today and join us March 28-31, 2022 at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
Bolzoni Auramo, Inc.