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MHEDA’s 2016 Critical Impact Factors

The following 2016 Critical Impact Factors were defined by MHEDA’s Executive Committee. They are defined as “critical” in that they are significant challenges or opportunities that have recently emerged or become pervasive and should be considered as members develop their internal business plans. 1. Members should evaluate their operations to embrace the significant changes in technology and automation as they ...

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@ Work: Tyler Truttmann

Title: Sales Engineer Company: EnerSys Location: Kansas City, MO Years on Job: 1.5 One of the things that I love about this job is that the only way to improve is by doing. I played sports all the way through high school and college and my last job prior to starting with EnerSys was actually as a Quarterbacks Coach and ...

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The Power of Positivity

AK Material Handling’s embrace of positivity in the work place shapes its company culture By Steve Guglielmo It’s no coincidence that Minnesota Business Magazine named AK Material Handling Systems (Maple Grove, MN) its “Ultimate Fun Office” in its 2014 100 Best Companies to Work for Awards. It’s actually by design. “We’ve built a culture here that is very addictive,” says ...

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Promoting Social Responsibility and Corporate Consciousness

“Members must create a culture that recognizes and blends generational differences. It is imperative to understand the millennial’s desire for corporate consciousness and how this will impact their willingness to stay in place long term. What is your company doing to promote social responsibility and corporate consciousness?  How critical is this to your organizational culture?” – Steve DuBose, Director of ...

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Learning the Important Lessons

By Steve Guglielmo Learning is always something that interested me. I’m fascinated to hear what “learning style” people prefer (for me, I’m definitely a visual learner) and to hear about important lessons that people learned along the way. At the Emerging Leaders Conference that MHEDA and MHI hosted in Chicago on July 30, I had the opportunity to facilitate a ...

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A Collaborative Effort

By Liz Richards, MHEDA Executive Vice President On July 30 I found out I am “Jimmy.” No, I haven’t changed my name or my gender but I did learn about my collaborative behavioral style which basically equates to Jimmy Buffet. I’m okay with that! MHEDA’s Emerging Leaders Conference took place on July 30th and while I don’t normally participate in ...

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Material Handling – It’s Now a Woman’s Prerogative

By Mark Milovich, 2015 MHEDA President “One of these days Alice, ‘Boom’ right to the moon!” That was the memorable line Ralph Kramden would say to his wife, Alice, whenever she got the best of him on the TV show The Honeymooners. Our industry is predominantly male-dominated, but over the past several years we have been witnessing a trend where ...

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Yale Materials Handling Dealers of the Year

Alta Equipment Berry Material Handling Black Equipment Company Burns Industrial Equipment Eastern Lift Truck Fairchild Equipment Hilo Materials Handling Group Hy-Tek Material Handling Dougherty Equipment Company Insley-McEntee Equipment Company Key Material Handling Equipment MacKinnon Equipment & Services Medley Material Handling Company Northland Industrial Truck (MA) Riekes Equipment Company Yale Carolinas

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Toyota Material Handling U.S.A. Inc. Dealers of the Year

Allied Toyotalift – Knoxville, TN Atlantic Coast Toyotalift – Winston-Salem, NC Atlas Toyota Material Handling – Schiller Park, IL Brodie Toyota-Lift – Lawrence, MA Conger Toyotalift – Green Bay, WI Hull Toyota Lift – Elkhart, IN Madland Toyota-Lift – Bakersfield, CA ProLift Industrial Equipment – Louisville, KY SwiftLift, Inc. – Victor, NY The Lilly Company – Memphis, TN Toyota Forklifts ...

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Nissan Nine Award Winners

Capital Equipment & Handling – Hartland, WI CFE Equipment Corporation – Norfolk, VA Darr Equipment – Houston, TX Forklift Systems, Inc. – Nashville, TN J.M. Equipment – Manteca, CA Lift Solutions – Omaha, NE Material Handling Supply – Brooklawn, NJ Montacargas Galeria, S.A. de C.V. – Nuevo Leon, Mexico Select Equipment Sales – Buena Park, CA

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