November 15, 2021
East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.
News You Can Use
Looking for a good read? MHEDA is offering members FREE access to the newly released book, Uncommon Threads: Weaving a Life Through Family, Business and Faith written by fellow MHEDA Member, John Wieland, CEO of MH Equipment. In this book, Wieland offers thoughtful business advice, unabashedly shares the mistakes he’s made along the way and asks useful questions that will serve as a primer for anyone wanting to live a successful and fulfilling life without losing their perspective on what success really means.
Forkliftaction reports: “In recent years, the sector has seen unprecedented technological disruption and, despite the global pandemic, significant growth. Driven by a number of factors – most significantly, the rise of e-commerce – but also increasing labour costs, environmental regulations and the digitisation of data and analysis, the sector has been forced to adopt new technologies to remain relevant and efficient.”
Within the report, a range of manufacturers share insights on what is new and innovative in forklift design and components, and reveal the challenges and trends that have underpinned their most recent technical developments.
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
If you want to exhibit in MHEDA's 2022 Exhibitor Showcase, here are two things to know about the reservation process.
November 16 at 10:00 am: The Booth Request Form will go live on MHEDA's website. Complete and submit your form as close to 10:00 am CT as possible. You will be notified with a call-back time slot.
November 17: MHEDA staff will call you at your assigned time and you will select your Tabletop Booth space.
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:

  • First Financial Material Handling & Automation -  Customized finance programs designed to fit the unique needs of your customers. Visit First Financial Material Handling & Automation

  • Sentry Protection Products - a leading provider of innovative, impact resistant products and collision warning systems for industrial applications. Visit Sentry Protection Products

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.
Protect your business from the vultures looking to capitalize off your dated website.
RICO Equipment, Inc.
Mitek Mezzanine Systems
Member News
Wolter Acquires Indiana-Based Company To Further Expand Offerings Amidst Company Rebrand
SalesLeads Announced the October 2021 Results for the New Industrial Manufacturing Planned Industrial Project Reports
Eastern Lift Truck Co. Opens Newest Branch in Montgomery, NY
EnerSys Strengthens Distribution in Pacific Northwest through Expanded Partnership with Concentric, LLC
Eastern Lift Truck Co. First Distributor to Earn the 2022 MVP Award
Steel King Industries First Manufacturer to Earn the 2022 MVS Award
KION North America Announces Territory Expansion and Additional Location with Partner HTX Material Handling
Riekes Equipment Supports Lincoln-Based Center for People in Need
E-Commerce Growth and Demand for Advanced Technology Solutions Fuel Expansion at VARGO®
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.
The Fourth quarter issue of The MHEDA Journal is online now. This is the Trends Issue, which features the 2022 Material Handling Business Trends and those Trends Impacting MHEDA Board members. Also, see the annual Sales Success Stories and the member profile on Vargo Solutions. All of this and much more in the latest issue of The MHEDA Journal.
On the Bright Side
The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. ( is an independent charitable organization that was established in 1976 with a mission to engage and attract students to the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry by providing financial support.
Since 1976, our programs have supported over 1,000 students and educators seeking pathways to quality educational programs and fulfilling careers. The Foundation offers scholarship award opportunities to undergraduates who are pursuing a material handling, logistics or supply chain career.
The student should clearly demonstrate dedication to achieving excellence, strong leadership skills, potential for future growth as a leader and persistence in the pursuit of education.
Scholarship awards range from $1,500 to $6,000 and must be used for costs relating to tuition, fees and books associated with attending school full-time. One application allows students to compete for one of the multiple scholarships offered by the Foundation. Scholarships are one-year awards, and former recipients may re-apply each year if they continue to meet the eligibility requirements.
The deadline for completing the scholarship application process is January 31, 2022. Steps include completed nomination, completed application and transcripts received. Scholarship awards for the 2022/2023 academic term will be announced by April 30, 2022. Questions may be sent to Donna Varner, MHEFI Executive Director, at
RICO Equipment, Inc.