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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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Finding Your Path In (Or Out) of the Family Business

By Deborah Houden, PhD Communication in business is paramount to success. A business is typically made up of a group of people who must come together to create a product or service that someone else needs or wants. Glance through any major business periodical and you will find an article on the importance of communication for leadership, team development, bottom ...

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What Is This Thing Called Employee Engagement?

By Richard Hadden What do companies like J.M. Smucker, Southwest Airlines, General Mills and Marriott Hotels know that seems to elude many of their competitors? What’s one thing that has contributed to each organization’s decades-long record of growth and profitability? The answer may lie in a paraphrase of an advertising slogan long used by Carnation Milk, “Contented cows give better ...

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Industry Legend Howard Bernstein Gives Back

By Steve Guglielmo There are very few people as passionate about anything as Howard Bernstein is about the material handling industry. The now 90-year-old Bernstein began his career in material handling all the way back in 1946, when he took a job at Sterling Lumber Company in Chicago, IL, selling wood pallets. In the 65 years since, Bernstein has become ...

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A Totally Mental Makeover

Success is based on three important strategies, and those who achieve success master all three and use them together to achieve their goals. By practicing each of these three things, you can achieve success that even surprises yourself!

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Increase Your Engagement & Balance Your Life

By Steve McClatchy Work/life balance is one of the most elusive and sought after values in business today. Employers recognize that out of balance or burned out employees can impact morale, engagement, attendance, productivity, retention, quality and even customer satisfaction so the stakes are high. With so much at stake, why has work/life balance been so hard to figure out? ...

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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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Implementing A Successful Internship Program

MHEDA members share the pros and cons of instituting an internship program By Steve Guglielmo For college students, internships are an outstanding way to take the theoretical lessons they have learned in class and apply them to a real live business situation. Many times, internships and co-ops are these students’ first foray into the “real world.” However, it is not ...

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