December 10, 2020

We would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to YOU, our amazing Members, for supporting MHEDA during a very challenging year. We hope you found our programs and services helpful to you and your business. Please sit back and enjoy this two-minute video which will provide you with a quick look back at your 2020 MHEDA Membership resources. Note, many of these programs are still available on-demand on MHEDA’s website A special thank you to the MHEDA Board of Directors and Manufacturer Board of Advisors for their guidance, leadership and friendship. We could not have done it without you. Wishing you all a safe, healthy and prosperous 2021. We look forward to seeing you in person again soon! #MHEDASTRONG


East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
CIT Group
Convention Focus
MHEDA invites you to join us April 24-28, 2021 at the JW Marriott Austin Hotel, in vibrant downtown Austin, Texas. We are planning a safe, socially distant and responsible event designed to give you the opportunity to meet in person with your Material Handling business colleagues. While we may not be shaking hands, we will be tipping our hats to one another for surviving a momentous year in history. Complete convention details and registration will be available in January. We are optimistic about the future and look forward to seeing you again in Austin!
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 provides the industry with a new and easy way to connect with member companies and help find products, services and solutions with our “Virtual Showcase,” an online exhibit hall. “Walk” the tradeshow floor to learn and research material handling products and connect with companies you know and trust.
Over 100 MHEDA members used this opportunity to exhibit online and promote their company’s products and services. The Virtual Exhibitor Showcase has been well received and has recived very positive remarks. The Virtual Showcase will continue through January 2021 so please show your support and visit today!
Did You Miss a MHEDA Virtual Program that you wish you could see now? These are easy to access and available when it’s convenient for you. Please visit our Career Development tab on our website to access the following Virtual Events and programs: Emerging Leaders, Member to Member Sessions, Parts and Service, Economic Monthly Update and the Automation Solutions Conference.
Hawker Powersource, Inc.
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.
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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MVP/MVS Awards
"One of the most effective ways to rise above the competition is by seeking out and winning awards in your industry,” says Forbes Magazine. The reason this is such an effective component of a holistic marketing strategy is that awards are a fundamentally limited resource. While any company can send emails, create promotions and run advertisements, relatively few can claim that they’ve actually been recognized by trusted third parties as among the best in their field.

MHEDA offers two award programs; the MVP Award for distributors & integrators and the 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.

Awards are announced to the membership as they are awarded, and through industry press in early 2021. This is an annual recognition program exclusively for MHEDA Members. To see the list of 2020 Award winners, visit the MHEDA website at
Spotlight on MHEDA
After 40 years in our Vernon Hills, IL office, MHEDA is moving! MHEDA purchased the building in 1980 and for several years we had been contemplating getting out of the real estate business. Our first-floor tenant was a built-in buyer and we closed the sale on September 30. With the MHEDA staff primarily working from home this year, we realized that a smaller office would not only work well for us, but would also save the association money. When anyone on our team needs the use of a traditional office, we have the tools in place. You can rest assured that we will continue to provide you with the value you expect when we officially move to this new hybrid environment on January 1. We’d love a visit from you when you’re in town. You can find us at 118 S. Main Street, Suite 11, Wauconda, IL 60084. Stay tuned for photos!
On the Bright Side
“Always give 110% with any business partnership but don't forget to slow down for some quality time with those you love the most.” #MHEDASTRONG 
Propane Education & Research Council