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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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The Power of Positivity

AK Material Handling’s embrace of positivity in the work place shapes its company culture By Steve Guglielmo It’s no coincidence that Minnesota Business Magazine named AK Material Handling Systems (Maple Grove, MN) its “Ultimate Fun Office” in its 2014 100 Best Companies to Work for Awards. It’s actually by design. “We’ve built a culture here that is very addictive,” says ...

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Taking the Long View

Bode Equipment Company’s history of long-term strategic planning By Steve Guglielmo Bode Equipment Company is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2015. From its inception, Bode has always had a strong foundation of family and close relationships. In 1975, Larry Bode founded Bode Equipment in his living room in Suncook, New Hampshire. For ten years, Bode operated as a two-person operation ...

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Ahead of the Curve

Cisco-Eagle’s ability to identify market trends has helped them become an industry leader. By Steve Guglielmo Warren Gandall is a visionary. As the Chairman and CEO of Cisco-Eagle, Inc., (Dallas, TX) Gandall has overseen decades of growth and prosperity of one of the material handling industry’s leading innovators. In 1970, Gandall was working as a material handling specialist for an ...

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A Foundation Built on Loyalty

Lift Atlanta’s “old school” philosophies continue to endure. By Steve Guglielmo Lift Atlanta, Inc. (Decatur, GA) is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015. And while the products, the people and the industry have all changed drastically since 1975, the same principles that the company was founded on have carried it through to today. One of those core tenets is loyalty. ...

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A Lifelong Dream

College roommates bring CE-DFW from a game room to an industry leader By Steve Guglielmo Some companies talk of “humble beginnings” or “going from rags to riches.” If any company truly embodies that spirit, it’s CE-DFW Warehouse Solutions, which was founded in March of 1998 by Rene Verstraete in a game room in Dallas/Fort Worth. Sixteen years later, CE-DFW occupies ...

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A Dealer of Choice

Lift Power strives to provide turn-key solutions for its customers BY STEVE GUGLIELMO Lift Power, Inc. was formed in 1971 by LD Mohrman Jr. and LD Mohrman Sr., along with a group of investors. The company began as a full service lift truck dealership. Shortly after its founding, Paul Mohrman joined the company as a sales representative and eventually, Donn ...

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