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Gearing Up for an Upswing

How MHEDA members can capitalize on the upswing in the second half of 2020 By Steve Guglielmo and Brian Beaulieu ITR Economics CEO Brian Beaulieu will be presenting at the MHEDA Convention on Monday, May 4, 2020, from 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida. His presentation, “The 2020-2023 Business Cycle” will ...

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The Intersection of Politics and Economics

By Brian Feehan, President, ITA Last year in The MHEDA Journal, I referenced a well-known expression “elections have consequences” and asked how the newly elected divided government would function. Well I suppose we are seeing some of those results in 2019 with the U.S. House of Representatives holding their first public hearings on presidential impeachment, failure to reach agreement on ...

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Mixed Expectations for MHEDA Distributors in 2020

MHEDA member expectations are split on 2020, with some predicting growth while others regress. BY STEVE GUGLIELMO Each year in the 1st Quarter issue of The MHEDA Journal, we survey the industry to try to determine what can be expected from the economy in the coming year. To do this, we solicit forecasts from our partner associations like MHI , ...

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MHI Predicts Slower Growth for Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing in 2020 with a Rebound in 2021

By George Prest, CEO, MHI The U.S. economy and Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing (MHEM) enjoyed solid growth in 2018 that carried over into the start of 2019. However, as the tax cut bounce faded and trade war fears escalated, 2019 weakened. The outlook for 2020 remains one of continued weakness and volatility. However, we must take into account that 2018 ...

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MHEDA Suppliers Express Cautious Optimism for 2020

Most suppliers, especially those who deal in automation, expect slight growth in 2020. By Steve Guglielmo MHEDA Suppliers continue to be optimistic going into 2020. As with the MHEDA Distributors, the optimism is muted in relation to previous years, though with many having experienced record years, even single digit growth would be a new high. Suppliers that deal in the ...

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Conveyor Industry Orders Decrease Year over Year

By Robert Reinfried, Executive Vice President, CEMA The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports that overall industry orders (bookings) for the first 6 months of 2019 decreased 29.1% compared to the same period in 2018, with total orders of $6.34 billion. CEMA estimates industry billed sales (shipments) for the first 6 months of 2019 increased 1.8% compared to the same ...

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Defining MHEDA’s 2020 Material Handling Business Trends

MHEDA’s Chairman of the Board and CEO discuss the changes to next year’s Material Handling Business Trends and how they will shape the industry for the foreseeable future. By Mike Vaughan, Liz Richards and Steve Guglielmo Every year, the MHEDA Board of Directors releases their list of Material Handling Business Trends that will be shaping the material handling industry in ...

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Ask Your Board – Material Handling Business Trends

“How does your company use the annual MHEDA Material Handling Business Trends when doing your strategic planning for the next year?” – Asked by Lindsay R. Boors, Controller at Pennwest Toyota Lift in Mount Pleasant, PA Michael Vaughan, CFO, Liftech Equipment Companies, Inc., E. Syracuse, NY Liftech first starts by sharing the MHBT with our Senior Executive team, each with ...

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The Social Revolution

By Amanda Hite and Steve Guglielmo Amanda Hite is the Co-Founder and CEO of Be The Change Revolutions. Often referred to as the workplace model of the future, BTC is a multi-million dollar company with a 867.7% three-year growth rate. BTC Revolutions ranked #442 on the 2016 Inc 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America’s list and the fastest-growing private advertising ...

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A Year of Decelerating Growth

2019 will see slowing growth across the board ITR Economics CEO Brian Beaulieu will be presenting at the MHEDA Convention on Monday, May 6, 2019, from 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. His presentation, “The 2020-2023 Business Cycle” will discuss the current business cycle status of the United States and how, though we ...

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