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MHEDA Suppliers Recognize Dealers of Distinction

MHEDA is proud to recognize its members who have been identified by their manufacturers and suppliers as dealers of distinction. MHEDA distributors are routinely ranked among the best in the world. The affinity programs, education and networking opportunities, publications and more that the Association offers are valuable resources for material handling distributors. With MHEDA’s resources at their disposal, these already ...

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MHEDA At 60

MHEDA EVP Liz Richards and President Scott Hennie reflect on MHEDA’s watershed moments By Steve Guglielmo “I’ve heard members say if you’re in the material handling industry and you’re not a MHEDA member, you’re really missing a valuable opportunity,” says MHEDA Executive Vice President Liz Richards. MHEDA was founded 60 years ago, on October 10, 1954, when a small group ...

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Happy Anniversary!

MHEDA Congratulates the following companies, each of whom is celebrating a milestone anniversary in 2014. Distributor members are listed in red and Supplier/Associate and Manufacturer Representative members are listed in black. 145th Anniversary – Established in 1869 Penco Products, Inc.  (Greenville, NC)   110th Anniversary – Established in 1904 Federated Insurance (Owatonna,  MN)   95th Anniversary – Established in 1919 ...

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@ Work: Vice President, East Region

Name: Jill Comer Company: NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. Location: Greenville, NC Years On Job: 5.5 You could say that material handling is in my blood. My father, David Coward, worked for Yale Materials Handling Corporation for 31 years and that was really my first exposure to the industry. Some people kind of fall into the industry, but I’ve known ...

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Fighting Complacency

“In what ways do established material handling businesses get complacent in times of economic growth which come back to haunt them during economic downturns? How should we best use this time of growth to set ourselves apart in the future?” – Susan Allen, CFO, Lift Power, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida Scott Hennie, President, Elite Supply Chain Solutions, Strongsville, OH I believe ...

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Longevity and Quality: A Recipe for Success

By Steve Guglielmo, Managing Editor The 3rd Quarter Issue of The MHEDA Journal is always the most interesting of the year to me because it is the issue where we recognize MHEDA members celebrating milestone anniversaries and also distributors named by manufacturers as being the “Best of the Best.” One thing that I have noticed over the years is that ...

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Women Leaving Their Mark

By Liz Richards, MHEDA Executive Vice President My husband and I recently had lunch at a local restaurant and were served by a gracious young woman. She made a comment which led us to believe she was the owner and when we asked her she replied, “No, I just care.” Wow! What a great response. Wouldn’t you want every employee ...

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Celebrate All Victories

By Scott Hennie, 2014 MHEDA President “Celebrate All Victories!” This is a practice we employ at Elite Supply Chain Solutions. The celebration can be a simple, but subtle, “Thank you,” for the efforts of an individual or team member. The “victory” can be an order won, a process improvement, or a personal achievement. This issue of The MHEDA Journal celebrates ...

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