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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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Happy Anniversary!

MHEDA congratulates the following companies, each of whom is celebrating a milestone anniversary in 2013. Distributor members are listed in black, while Supplier/Associate and Manufacturer Representative members are listed in red. (To submit a press release or anniversary photo, please email Steve Guglielmo at sguglielmo.tmj@gmail.com) 165th Anniversary – Established 1853 Linde Material handling North America Corp., Summerville, SC 150th Anniversary ...

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How to Get People to Do What You Want Them to Do

By Garrison Wynn, CSP If this article’s title pulled you in, maybe you’ve recently realized that having a better tactic or using your (seemingly imaginary) charisma is not producing the influence you would have hoped. You’ve read the leadership and negotiation books and you’ve witnessed some disturbing YouTube videos that appear to prove you no longer need talent or a ...

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Employers Must Pick Up the Slack, Instill Work Ethic in the Emerging Workforce

By Eric Chester Pull any material handling equipment distributor aside and ask him or her to describe the emerging frontline workforce and terms like ‘entitled’ and ‘poor work ethic’ will enter into the conversation. I interact with thousands of managers each year, and this I can say with certainty. At a large management conference last spring, a regional training manager ...

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Happy Anniversary!

MHEDA Congratulates the following companies, each of whom is celebrating a milestone anniversary in 2012. (Distributor members are listed in black, while Supplier/Associates are listed in red. To submit a press release or anniversary photo, please email Steve Guglielmo at sguglielmo.tmj@gmail.com) 105th Anniversary  —  Est. 1907 Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co., Hamilton, OH     Modern Equipment Company, Inc., Omaha, NE   ...

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Be Polite, Be Honest and Get To It

By Steve McClatchy Do you ever have days that can be described as “putting out fires” all day or accomplishing more of other people’s work than your own? The actual amount of time during the workday that you spend doing productive and focused work may be less than you’d like to admit. Your ability to remain productive in the face ...

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