December 1, 2021
Hangcha Group China
Noblelift North America Corp.
Convention Focus
MHEDA's 2022 Annual Convention and Exhibitor Showcase will be held April 23-27 at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort in Orlando, Florida. This year’s theme “Tomorrow’s Distributor” is centered on looking ahead and planning for the next generation of employees, supply chain challenges and evolving technology. Hundreds of industry professionals will gather for endless networking opportunities and high quality education programs. When you attend a MHEDA Convention you get the latest information on industry trends and best practices. Complete details will be posted later this month.
News You Can Use
Want to compare your 2021 performance with fellow MHEDA members? Make plans now to participate in the 2022 DiSC study when it opens in January and find out if you're on the right track. MHEDA DiSC Report is one of the most valuable resources available to members and is the most comprehensive financial benchmarking tool to help distributors better manage their business to be more profitable. Studies include: Industrial Truck (revamped for easier completion); Storage and Handling; and Engineered Systems.
Be on the lookout for announcement when the DiSC Report Opens in January 2022.
A new report by Forkliftaction News warns that while the UK truck driver crisis dominates the mainstream media, experts are concerned about a broader skills shortage across warehousing and logistics in most markets around the world.
The report features insights from industry associations including MHEDA, which advises that companies can start to address the looming shortage of skilled labour through “creative recruitment and retention strategies including monetary incentives for referrals, signing bonuses and highly competitive wages”.
Avoid Lost Time if Something Falls
Imagine this scenario in your warehouse: an employee is walking alongside an active walkway behind a large pallet rack filled with inventory. Then someone from the maintenance area accidentally pushes inventory through the pallet rack and causes an injury. This is something that can easily and affordably be prevented with WireCrafters RackBack® safety panels.
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:

  • CIT - Are you expanding your warehouse, upgrading machinery for a new manufacturing plant, or need to order a new group of industrial cranes, CIT offers flexible financing options you need to make those purchases possible. Visit CIT.

  • Ryson International - Manufacturer of Spiral Conveyors. Ryson's Vertical Conveying Solutions are a comprehensive line of spiral conveyors that can satisfy most vertical conveying needs. Visit Ryson International

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.
Lapeyre Stair, Inc.
Mitek Mezzanine Systems
Member News
Shoppa’s Material Handling Announces New Integrator Partnership with Dematic Corp.
Blue Line Battery Achieves HYG Li-ion Class I Qualification
MHEDA is proud to announce that two companies have received the 2022 MVP Award. The MVP, Most Valuable Partner, is an annual recognition program exclusively for MHEDA's Distributor member companies. Achieving the award will give your company a tangible method to brand your excellence in material handling supply chain.
MHEDA is proud to announce that four companies have recieved the 2022 MVS Award. The MVS, Most Valuable Supplier, is an annual recognition program exclusively for MHEDA's Supplier member companies. Achieving the award will give your company a tangible method to brand your excellence in material handling supply chain.
Bolzoni Auramo, 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.
On the Bright Side
The Employee Engagement Committee at Flux Power partnered with the North County Food Bank to host the first Thanksgiving food drive. “We are pleased to help support the North County Food Bank,” commented CEO Ron Dutt. “The food drive was an inspiring event that was led by our employees – we had a great turn out!”
Not only did Flux Power donate 723 pounds of food, but they also donated $500 to support the mission of the North County Food Bank.
Riekes Equipment announces its donation of a new electric forklift, battery and charger to the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Industrial Distribution program. The new equipment is not only useful to the program, but helps give the next generation of industry professionals real-world experience in material handling and logistics. Riekes has been a long-time partner with the UNK ID program and have provided its students with opportunities to learn, develop skills and network, so that the industry as a whole benefits from their experiences in the years to come.