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The Benefits and Challenges of ESOPs

MHEDA members share their experiences with employee stock ownership plans The topic of transition plans has been a hot button issue throughout the industry in the last several years. As Baby Boomers have begun retiring, they need a transition plan to ensure that the company continues to thrive. Some opt to sell the company to the next generation of ownership, ...

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Defining MHEDA’s 2018 Critical Impact Factors

MHEDA’s Chairman of the Board and CEO discuss the changes to this year’s Critical Impact Factors and how they will shape the industry going forward Every year, the MHEDA Board of Directors release their list of Critical Impact Factors that will be shaping the material handling industry in the upcoming year. These lists deal with trends in the economy, customer ...

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Quitting 101

By Buddy Smith, 2017 MHEDA Chairman of The Board In this issue, we celebrate sales success stories from our dealers. The sales process has changed a good bit over the last few years. It is longer and more scrutinized than ever before. It seems that a sales person needs to utilize different skills in today’s world such as financial acumen, consensus ...

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MHEDA Works With MSSC to Develop Certified Forklift Technician Designation Program

For years, one of the biggest issues facing the material handling industry has been a “skills gap shortage.” Forklift dealers, especially, felt this crunch in the inability to find qualified technicians. Older technicians are retiring at a faster pace and there is not a large base of qualified employees to come in and take their place. Each year, MHEDA publishes ...

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On Your Mark. Get Set. LEAD!

By Randy Disharoon Statistics Don’t Lie The vast majority of today’s middle and upper management are Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964). Over the next 10 to 15 years, most of those positions will be vacated. The next generation to step up to leadership is the X Generation (those born between 1965 and 1980); however, the X Generation ...

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Preparing for 2020

By Kathryne A. Newton, Ph.D., Purdue University It’s often said that you just can’t find loyal employees anymore. I agree, you can’t find them… you have to build them. That’s just one of the ways that the new generation of employees is different from yesteryears. We are no longer in an era where all a manager has to do is ...

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Customer & Employee Engagement

The Pacesetters are a networking group representing emerging leaders from the supplier network of MHEDA. The Pacesetters are Josh Smith and Linda Anlauf of WPRP Wholesale Pallet Rack, Brian C Neuwirth of UNEX Manufacturing, Adam Wray of Nashville Wire Products, and Eddie Murphy of SpaceGuard Products. Here, they answer questions regarding challenges in engaging customers and employees today. How do ...

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Powerful Portraits: An Intimate Look at Humanity and Leadership

This year’s MHEDA Convention Keynote Speaker, Platon, is perhaps the most experienced story-teller in the world. He has worked with every living American President and has had more personal sittings with world leaders than anybody in history. He has shot portraits for a range of international publications including Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire and GQ. ...

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Ask A MHEDA-NET Group: Rising Healthcare Costs

“What are you and your organization doing to combat the rising healthcare costs?” Michael Vaughan, Chief Financial Officer, Liftech Equipment Companies, Inc. East Syracuse, New York Over the course of the last 15 years Liftech Equipment Companies has tried several different programs to curb rising health care costs ranging from traditional indemnity programs to being self-insured to high deductible plans. ...

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