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Author Archives: Steve Guglielmo

Markets Continue Their Robust Pace. Where Do We Go From Here?

By Brian Feehan, President, ITA The expression “elections have consequences” will certainly be put to the test in 2019. The dust is still settling on the recent mid-term elections with some races remaining to be decided. However, we do know that 2019 will bring us a divided US Congress with (as of 11/14/2018) Republican control of the Senate having 51 ...

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Conveyor Industry Shipments Rise

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 2018 increased 43.2% compared to the same period in 2017, with total orders of $8.85 billion. CEMA estimates industry billed sales (shipments) for the first 6 months of 2018 increased 22.29% compared to the same ...

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MHI Predicts Slower Growth for Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing in 2019

By George Prest, CEO, MHI The U.S. economy and Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing (MHEM) enjoyed solid growth in 2018. But the outlook for 2019 and 2020 is not as strong. After one of the longest U.S. expansions in history, slower growth appears likely in coming quarters. The potential for a tighter U.S. monetary policy, rising levels of U.S. debt, and ...

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Women in Industry

By Liz Richards I’ll let you in on a secret.  When MHEDA first contemplated starting a Women in Industry initiative, I was against it.  A number of years ago, an association colleague (male) contacted me to ask my opinion about whether or not I would join a “Women’s” industry group and I immediately said no.  I told him I would ...

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Giving Back and Receiving

By Steve Guglielmo Since I began working with MHEDA about nine years ago, the association has started some really cool initiatives. From the Women in Industry MHEDA-NET Group and Conference, the Learning Management System, Regional Networking Meetings and countless other member offerings that MHEDA has introduced, I feel like I’ve had a front row seat to a very evolutionary time ...

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Leading Change: The New Management Imperative

By Debra Zabloudil, FACHE, CAE “If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less” said General Eric Shinseki. General Shinseki’s words remind us that change is no longer an option. It is a necessary part of today’s fast-paced environment. The speed of change impacts our work each and every day. Sometimes the thought of change feels overwhelming; ...

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Distributor Statistical Comparisons (DiSC)

Little Things Mean a Lot By John Mackay Why is it that one of every four material handling distributors makes three times more than the rest of the industry? Perhaps they have a great, well trained sales team executing a brilliant market plan. Or, have they found a market niche that the other three of four distributors hasn’t focused on ...

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Be Bold

By Sarah Moshman and Steve Guglielmo Sarah Moshman is an Emmy-award winning filmmaker who will be presenting at the Women in Industry Conference in Chicago on November 8, 2018. Sarah’s presentation, entitled “Be Bold,” will explore how we are all extraordinary and encourage attendees to leave their comfort zones in pursuit of a better version of themselves. Sarah was nice ...

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Bank on Thanks

Increase employee engagement by using this one simple tool By Tami Evans The room is too dark to see, but there are 400 HR Professionals out there waiting to be inspired. As I step on stage, I know they have gathered here to find ways they can improve retention in their organizations. And after the revolving-door reality recently experienced, they ...

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You are Safe

By Tami Evans The Park Ranger pointed North, “Two miles down the path you will see the trail branch off up to The Waterfall. The final mile up you will notice a slight increase in difficulty.” (Slight increase was more than a slight understatement.) After a grueling hour scrambling over rocks and roots we reach the top of the waterfall… ...

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