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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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Six Surprising Reasons to Enhance Your Business Ethics

By Jeff Havens Business ethics are usually boring. I know that when you read the word ‘ethics,’ a little tiny piece of your soul dies. “Why do people always want me to be ethical?” I can hear you shouting. “Why can’t I just do whatever I want and plunder the world like my Vikings ancestors of yore?” Well you can ...

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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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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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