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MHEDA Members Give Back – Nashville Wire Products

Nashville Wire Products Impacts Their Community Nashville Wire Products is no stranger to the Nashville and greater Tennessee community. They stay actively involved with a number of charitable organizations, including The American Cancer Society, Tennessee Voices for Children, and The Bordeaux Eagles. If you participate in the Relay for Life campaign hosted by the American Cancer Society each year, then ...

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MHEDA Members Give Back – ProLift

ProLift Builds Communities  Originally, a forklift rental house in 1978, ProLift has grown to be a full-service forklift and material handling dealership with nine locations, multiple product lines and over 400 employees. ProLift and all their employees are well known throughout Louisville and the surrounding areas for their contributions within the community. Project Lift is a forklift donation program that ...

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Women in Industry – Rose Suriano, Esq.

COMPANY: Brach Eichler TITLE: Partner YEARS ON JOB: 3 I have been providing legal services to businesses in the material handling industry for over 12 years, including the past three at Brach Eichler. To successfully represent these companies, it is imperative that I become an expert in this industry and understand my client’s business. Understanding the industry, and how it ...

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At Work – Dan Helms

COMPANY: Conveyors & Drives, Inc. TITLE: President YEARS ON JOB: 26 Years, 10 as President I did not expect to work in the material handling industry. I graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in finance. I spent the first several years of my career in sales and sale management selling payroll services. My father-in-law, Gary Ashley, approached ...

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People Matter, Passion Inspires and our Purpose Unites Us

How MH Equipment Company came back from the brink of bankruptcy to one of the industry’s most successful companies By Steve Guglielmo MH Equipment Company (Peoria, IL) is one of the largest and most successful distributors in the Material Handling industry today. With more than 900 employees, 500 technicians and 31 facilities, the company is one of the fastest growing distributors ...

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Ask Your Board – Knowledge Transfer

“In anticipation of employee retirements, members should ensure their succession planning addresses knowledge transfer. How does your company transition when a long-time employee decides to retire?” Michael Vaughan, CFO, Liftech Equipment Companies, Inc.,  E. Syracuse, NY We treat this in different ways. There are several different types of knowledge that must be transitioned from a tenured employee to others – ...

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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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