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Calling All Emerging Leaders and Future MHEDA-NET Members

By Josh Smith, Director of Sales & Operations, AK Material Handling Systems What does it take to become an emerging leader and why do we need them? If you fast-forward 5 to 10 years, today’s emerging leaders will be running the industry and it’s critical that every company embraces these individuals and helps them grow to be the new faces ...

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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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Recruiting Young Talent

By Bill Rowan An ongoing challenge in our business is attracting and recruiting the younger generation into the material handling industry. And right now, there are terrific opportunities to attract younger talent to our dealerships. A significant percentage of college graduates still are not finding employment. Distributors need to take this opportunity to educate these college graduates about the material ...

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Training and Engaging Technical Talent

Four distributors discuss how they onboard technical talent By Steve Guglielmo When an employee joins a company, it can take a while before he or she is completely comfortable. Not only do new employees have to learn their responsibilities in their new position, but they also must learn the nuts and bolts of the company. What is its culture? What ...

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Out of the Classroom, Into The Shop

Associated offers itself up as a real-life case study for MBA students. A recent collaboration between Associated (Addison, Illinois) and Robert Morris University (RMU) gave eight graduate students the opportunity to put their business acumen to the test in the material handling industry. In an effort to increase awareness about the value that the industry provides to the supply chain, ...

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