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MHEDA Members Give Back – MHS Lift Contributes to Boys and Girls Club

Originally a two-person operation started by their father Robert Levin, MHS Lift now has over 150 employees and is owned by his sons, Andy and Brett Levin. Together, Andy and Brett created a culture of community involvement and recently, a scholarship program with The Boys and Girls Club of Camden City and their local college, Rowan University. The Boys and ...

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MHEDA Members Give Back – WireCrafters Aids Local Community

WireCrafters is a family business, owned and operated by the Diebold family since inception. Their headquarters is in Louisville, KY and through creative marketing campaigns like “Monday’s with Milt,” and by actively contributing to the community, WireCrafters has quickly become a household name. Sponsoring and donating equipment to local schools and shopping for Toys for Tots during Christmas are just ...

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Women in Industry – Kara Sotolotto

COMPANY: LiftTruck Parts & Service TITLE: Manager of Operations YEARS ON JOB: 8 I technically started my career at LiftTruck Parts & Service in 2011. However, my dad started the company when I was one year old, so I’ve spent literally my entire life around the company and the industry. When I started at the company, I worked in the ...

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At Work – Dave Scelfo

Dave Scelfo Company: UNEX Title: Director of Marketing and Business Development Years on Job: 18 I started with UNEX on September 10, 2001, which made for an interesting first week on the job. I started in the engineering department as a project engineer, primarily handling applications engineering for our ETO products but also industrial engineering for our shop and some ...

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FMH Material Handling Solutions Member Profile

Applying the Fundamentals How FMH Material Handling Solutions has grown and evolved according to bedrock values and beliefs By Steve Guglielmo What is today FMH Material Handling Solutions (Denver, Colorado) was initially founded as Clarklift of El Paso, Inc. in January 1978. John Faulkner, president of FMH Material Handling Solutions, was working at a company called Powr-Lift Corp in North ...

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MHEDA Members Give Back – Nashville Wire Products

Nashville Wire Products Impacts Their Community Nashville Wire Products is no stranger to the Nashville and greater Tennessee community. They stay actively involved with a number of charitable organizations, including The American Cancer Society, Tennessee Voices for Children, and The Bordeaux Eagles. If you participate in the Relay for Life campaign hosted by the American Cancer Society each year, then ...

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MHEDA Members Give Back – ProLift

ProLift Builds Communities  Originally, a forklift rental house in 1978, ProLift has grown to be a full-service forklift and material handling dealership with nine locations, multiple product lines and over 400 employees. ProLift and all their employees are well known throughout Louisville and the surrounding areas for their contributions within the community. Project Lift is a forklift donation program that ...

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Women in Industry – Rose Suriano, Esq.

COMPANY: Brach Eichler TITLE: Partner YEARS ON JOB: 3 I have been providing legal services to businesses in the material handling industry for over 12 years, including the past three at Brach Eichler. To successfully represent these companies, it is imperative that I become an expert in this industry and understand my client’s business. Understanding the industry, and how it ...

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At Work – Dan Helms

COMPANY: Conveyors & Drives, Inc. TITLE: President YEARS ON JOB: 26 Years, 10 as President I did not expect to work in the material handling industry. I graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in finance. I spent the first several years of my career in sales and sale management selling payroll services. My father-in-law, Gary Ashley, approached ...

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People Matter, Passion Inspires and our Purpose Unites Us

How MH Equipment Company came back from the brink of bankruptcy to one of the industry’s most successful companies By Steve Guglielmo MH Equipment Company (Peoria, IL) is one of the largest and most successful distributors in the Material Handling industry today. With more than 900 employees, 500 technicians and 31 facilities, the company is one of the fastest growing distributors ...

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