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MHEDA Supplier Forecast: Five Reasons MHEDA Suppliers Are Bullish For 2017

The measured optimism that MHEDA Suppliers were feeling last year at this time was largely validated, with many Suppliers seeing sales increases, and sales records in some cases. Though manufacturers of material handling equipment saw gains in some areas offset by declines in other areas, a similar sentiment permeates the supplier sector this year as it looks ahead to 2017. ...

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MHEDA Dealer Forecast: Modest Growth Anticipated for 2017

Each year in the 1st Quarter issue of The MHEDA Journal, we survey the industry to try to paint a complete picture of what can be expected from the economy in the coming year. To do this, we solicit forecasts from our partner associations like MHI, ITA and CEMA. We also speak to MHEDA members from both the distributor and ...

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Women in Industry: Jacqueline Terrell

Jacqueline Terrell Company: REB Storage Systems Title: VP of Marketing and Sales Years on Job: 6 I started at REB Storage Systems International as an administrative assistant to the then President of the company. It was there that I began to learn not only the company but the ins and outs of the material handling industry. From there, I transitioned ...

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@ Work: William Maybury

William Maybury Company: Maybury Material Handling Title: Controller Years on Job: 1.5 I started working at Maybury Material Handling about a year and a half ago as a Financial Specialist. Having grown up around the industry and the company, I had some background but it’s different when you actually start to work inside the industry. I’m just trying to be ...

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The Intersection of Culture and Analytics

There is an ongoing war in sports media between the “old school” and “new school.” Many in the old school contend that there is nothing more important than team chemistry and clubhouse culture. New school journalists, for the most part, are much more stats-oriented and place a much higher emphasis on analytics than culture or chemistry. It’s one of the ...

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Ask A MHEDA-NET Group: Rising Healthcare Costs

“What are you and your organization doing to combat the rising healthcare costs?” Michael Vaughan, Chief Financial Officer, Liftech Equipment Companies, Inc. East Syracuse, New York Over the course of the last 15 years Liftech Equipment Companies has tried several different programs to curb rising health care costs ranging from traditional indemnity programs to being self-insured to high deductible plans. ...

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A Positive 2016 in Store for Material Handling

MHEDA Convention Speaker Brian Beaulieu predicts growth in 2016 By Steve Guglielmo and Brian Beaulieu ITR Economics CEO Brian Beaulieu will be presenting at the MHEDA Convention on Monday, May 2nd, 2016, from 1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The MHEDA Journal had an opportunity to speak with Brian about his presentation, “Prosperity in the Age of Decline” and about what ...

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Optimism for the Conveyor Industry

By Robert Reinfried, Exec. Vice President, CEMA The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports that overall industry orders (bookings) for the first 6 months of 2015 increased 5.78% compared to the same period in 2014, with total orders of $5.72 billion. CEMA estimates industry billed sales (shipments) for the first 6 months of 2015 increased 7.87% compared to the same ...

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MAPI Economic Forecast

Growth but No “Break Out” Boom By The MAPI Foundation, Reprinted with permission from MAPI A number of factors have challenged economic growth in 2015, among them a second straight severe winter, the West Coast port strike, a strong dollar and collapse of oil prices, but assuming the first two were anomalies, there should be marginal improvement for 2016 according ...

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US Forklift Industry Remains Strong

By Brian Feehan, President, ITA With no shortage of headline-grabbing news from Washington, DC; “Will the Federal Reserve Raise Rates? Will Congress Pass a Debt Ceiling Increase and Negotiate a Budget? Will US Foreign Trade Policy Initiatives Pass Congress? Will Presidential Election Politics Gridlock Washington?” Some of these headline questions have been answered – Congress passed a debt increase and ...

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