December 15, 2021
Customer Appreciation Week ends TODAY, December 15. Visit the Virtual Showcase and then enter to win a raffle prize! MHEDA's Virtual Showcase is...Where you can search and connect ONLINE with 50+ Exhibitors in ONE place; a modern way to “walk” the tradeshow floor to learn about and research material handling products, from the comfort of your home or office; there is no cost for visitors and no travel required; easy to navigate. Information is searchable, downloadable and manageable.
RICO Equipment, Inc.
Convention Focus
Complete 2022 MHEDA Convention details and registration is now available! Join us April 23-27, 2022 at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort in Orlando, Florida for the Annual Convention and Exhibitor Showcase. 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. Buckle up. Get ready. Preparing for a better TOMORROW starts TODAY.
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:

  • Armadillo Tire - provides a full line of premium solid tires for all your material handling and construction needs. Visit Armadillo Tire

  • DACS, Inc. - manufacturers corrugated steel decking products and accessories for material handling. Visit DACS Inc.

Hangcha Group China
Mitek Mezzanine Systems
Host Shari Altergott, Chief Experience Officer of The CX Edge talks with Kelly McDonald, speaker and author of 4 best selling books. They discuss the how diversity impacts the workplace and how to recruit a more diverse workforce. Purchase Kelly's latest book, It's Time to Talk About Race at Work, at Amazon or wherever books are sold. Members can also register for the Diversity and Inclusion: 3 Part Webinar Series, presented by Kelly, in the MHEDA LMS at
Member News
Ryson as an Apollo Group Member Minimizes Supply Chain Disruption
Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products’ New Manufacturing Facility Nears Completion
CLARK Material Handling Company Announces Promotion of Jim Clark to Product Support Manager
VARGO® Welcomes Senior Director of Solution Delivery
MHEDA is proud to announce the companies who 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.
MH Equipment Company, Peoria, IL - 6th consecutive year!
Thompson & Johnson Equipment Co., Inc., East Syracuse, NY - 6th consecutive year!
Valley Industrial Trucks,Youngstown, OH - 6th consecutive year!
MHEDA is proud to announce the companies who 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.
Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC, Cincinnati, OH - 7th consecutive year!
UNEX Manufacturing, Inc., Lakewood, NJ - 7th consecutive year!
Hawker Powersource, 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
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.
On the Bright Side
During this holiday season, we gratefully turn our thoughts to the members who make MHEDA possible. Thank you for your continued support of MHEDA! Although it's been a challenging few years, the strength of the material handling business community has never been stronger. It is because of YOU and this essential industry, people all over the world are able to move, protect and store goods and products. All of us at MHEDA wish you a healthy and happy holiday season.
Bolzoni Auramo, Inc.