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wikiMHEDA Lifts Industry

Launched at this year’s annual Convention, www.wikiMHEDA.org is MHEDA’s newest member benefit.

This July, wikiMHEDA has been live for a little bit over two months. In this short period of time, the site has seen over 3,100 unique visitors and amassed a whopping 247,000 page views. This incredible interest is a testament to wikiMHEDA’s versatility and value to material handling distributors, their customers and suppliers. But in case you’re one of the few who has yet to experience wikiMHEDA, read on for a rundown of the site’s various offerings and reactions from wikiMHEDA users who know the value of MHEDA’s newest member benefit.

What is wikiMHEDA?
wikiMHEDA is a 21st century tool for the material handling industry. It is an interactive Web site that links suppliers to distributors and distributors to end-users. The site features product videos, specification sheets, white papers and news, as well as a virtual buyers directory, headlines updated daily, Monday-Friday, and a collaborative encyclopedia of industry information and terminology. Having trouble remembering what makes a Code 39 barcode different from a standard one? wikiMHEDA has you covered.

 Bill Ryan  Dave Griffith

Why “wikiMHEDA?”
A wiki is a collection of Web pages that can be edited by anyone. wikiMHEDA features an ever-expanding library of terms related to material handling that can be modified and expanded by registered users. That means it’s up to members of the industry to share their knowledge and help build the most comprehensive material handling resource on the Web. But wikiMHEDA is more than just an encyclopedia. The site includes an interactive buyers directory that allows users to look up detailed supplier and distributor information. A user can also search for a distributor based on location and products carried.

 John Cosgrove  Kathy Holland

Many Features

Al BostonwikiMHEDA offers members a new way to interact with customers using the power of the Internet. And in times like these, businesspeople can use all the help they can get. With wikiMHEDA, you have an industry’s worth of knowledge at your fingertips—but it’s up to you to click the mouse. Visit www.wikiMHEDA.org today.

wikiMHEDA also offers essential industry news updated Monday through Friday, keeping users well-informed and up-to-date with current industry headlines. If it’s happening in the material handling industry, it’s happening on wikiMHEDA, so check back daily for breaking material handling news and events.

You don’t need to be an IT expert to unlock all that wikiMHEDA has to offer. Follow the simple tutorial online here.

Product videos, white papers and specification sheets are also available. All of the information is categorized by product type as well as company, so a user has the ability to search for a specific company’s products or the type of product that he or she needs.

wikiMHEDA offers members a new way to interact with customers using the power of the Internet. And in times like these, businesspeople can use all the help they can get. With wikiMHEDA, you have an industry’s worth of knowledge at your fingertips—but it’s up to you to click the mouse. Visit www.wikiMHEDA.org today.

 Jennifer Link  Mark Maechling


Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association

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  1. We are very excited about the launch of the new wikiMHEDA. There have been numerous failed attempts (primarily by industry magazines) to compile a comprehensive Web site where material handling consumers can educate themselves as well as find manufacturers and distributors. Their fault was in disallowing user participation. The material handling industry is very broad, segmented and complex. The only way a Web site can comprehensively cover the material handling industry (and create value to customers) is to incorporate the perspectives of industry experts from every segment.

    The beauty of wikiMHEDA is that manufacturers, distributors and consumers alike can all contribute to its success. As the premier association in the industry, MHEDA has the authority and ability to pull something like this off. The possibilities of where this could go are endless. End-users will be able to exchange solutions to commonplace material handling problems. Manufacturers will be able to identify new market opportunities. Salespeople will be able to quickly identify solutions to even the most obscure material handling quandaries. Distributors who are proactive may even become “resident experts” on certain topics and attract new customers from around the world.

    — Nathan Andrews, Vice President of Morse Mfg. Co., Inc.

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