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1st Quarter 2015


C O V E R   S T O R Y

Record Sales Expected in 2015
MHEDA dealers across North America anticipate strong growth in all segments.
By Steve Guglielmo

Confident Supplier/Associate Members Ready for Continued Growth in 2015
MHEDA Suppliers forecast the market for 2015.
By Chris Powers

MHI Forecast
MHI predicts 8-9% growth for 2015
By George Prest

CEMA Forecast
CEMA Expects Growth
By Robert Reinfried

ITA Forecast
Continued Stability in the market.
By Brian Feehan

MAPI Forecast
Investment spending will drive growth
By The MAPI Foundation

MHEDA Member Profile

A Foundation Built on Loyalty
Lift Atlanta’s “old school” philosophies continue to endure.
By Steve Guglielmo

@ Work
Sara McMurray, Flow-Rite Controls

Meet Your Board

MHEDA’s 2015 Board of Directors and MBOA


President’s Perspective

From The Desk Of Liz Richards

Ask Your Board

Editor’s Note

Money Matters

What in the World is Going On?
The emergence of the global middle class
By Steve Guglielmo and Herb Meyer

Human Resources

Shepherding in a New Era
Quality Lift Trucks undergoes a major succession and transition plan.
By Steve Guglielmo

MHEDA Milestones and Products

MHEDA Member Milestones


The online Member Profiles of the following companies will give you more insight into some of MHEDA’s 2014 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.