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1st Quarter 2014


C O V E R   S T O R Y

Confidence Abounds As Dealers Expect Strong Growth in 2014
MHEDA Dealers across all segments forecast growth
By Steve Guglielmo

Uncertainty Clouds 2014 But Optimism Prevails
MHEDA Suppliers forecast the market for 2014
By Mary Lou Jay

MAPI Business Outlook
A sense of optimism for manufacturers

ITA Forecast
Economic activity sustains industrial truck sector growth
By Brian Feehan

MHI Forecast
MHI predicts double-digit growth
By George Prest

CEMA Forecast
CEMA sees slight decrease
By Robert Reinfried  




A New Journey
Incoming MHEDA President Scott Hennie finds success in a new endeavor.
By Steve Guglielmo

At Work
Parts Manager Jeff Wilson

60th Anniversary Celebration

MHEDA: 60 Years of Moving Members Forward
Association evolves over six decades
By Chris Powers


President’s Perspective

From The Desk Of Liz Richards

Ask Your Board

Editor’s Note


The 2014 MHEDA DiSC Report
By Robin Currie


Don Chance Retires from NMHG
By Steve Guglielmo


MHEDA’s 2014 Board of Directors and MBOA

MHEDA Milestones

MHEDA Member Milestones


The online Member Profiles of the following companies will give you more insight into some of MHEDA’s 2013 Board members: AHS, Bode Equipment Company, Conveyor Solutions, Hy-Tek Material Handling, Morrison Industrial Equipment, PeakLogix and Reikes Equipment Company.

How did you do? Read the 2013 Industry Forecast to review the past year.

The MHEDA Journal is published quarterly: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Subscription rate is $40 annually. Not-for-profit and charitable organization rate is $40 annually. MHEDA members receive this magazine as part of their dues. The MHEDA Journal is published by the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association, 201 U.S. Highway 45, Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061-2398.

Executive Editor – Liz Richards Managing Editor – Steve Guglielmo Editors – Susan Freibrun •  Rebecca Hein • Joanne Piacenza • Cindy Thoren

Editorial correspondence should be sent to Liz Richards, Executive Director, Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association, 201 U.S. Highway 45, Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061-2398; telephone 847-680-3500; fax 847-362-6989. Advertising correspondence and materials should be sent to Drew Jasinski, Naylor, LLC, 5950 NW 1st Place, Gainesville, Florida 32607; telephone 352-333-3434; fax 352-331-3525; email djasinski@naylor.com.