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The Other Competitive Advantage

By Brant Menswar, ELC Speaker As a young leader in the manufacturing arena, you recognize the need for a detailed and well-defined process. It is the very nature of your business. In fact, the better your process, the more often it becomes the competitive advantage that separates you from the pack. We feel the same way when we approach collaboration. ...

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How to Talk to Someone Significantly Younger or Less Experienced Than You

By Jeff Havens, ELC Presenter Alas, you probably work with people a whole lot younger than you are. Your company, in its depressingly finite wisdom, gave these children a chance to play at being grown-ups. They haven’t been working for very long – a couple years maybe, possibly even less – and their inexperience offends you. They think they know ...

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The Shift: A Force of Change in the New World of Work

By Seth Mattison At FutureSight Labs we spend a lot of time thinking about the future of work and relationships. The people stuff that keeps leaders awake at night. One of the ways we keep a close pulse on these fronts is by talking to those in the trenches. Each year we conduct 250+ one on one interviews with leaders ...

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The Benefits and Hazards of Working in a Family Business

Having it both ways – a successful business and a happy family By Buddy Smith In 1989, my father gained ownership of Carolina Material Handling Services. At the time, I was working in the banking industry and within a few months he approached me and asked if I would join him and my brother in the company. In the 26 ...

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Shepherding In a New Era

Quality Lift Trucks undergoes a major succession and transition plan By Steve Guglielmo Quality Lift Trucks was founded in 1978 on the principles of quality, integrity, service and commitment to its customers. The forklift dealership has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 36 years, expanding to include operations in Chula Vista and San Marcos, California as well as ...

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An Untapped Resource

MHEDA members hire students they met at the MHEDA Convention By Steve Guglielmo One of the greatest challenges facing our industry is a supposed dearth of young professionals available and entering material handling. Some have called this a “skills gap” while others survey their “aging workforce” and wonder where the next generation of leadership is going to come from. MHEDA ...

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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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