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Tag Archives: 2Q 2014

@ Work: Writer

Name: Heather Angus-Lee Company: EquipSoft Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada Years On Job: 2 As companies have begun to dabble with online technology and marketing automation they have come to the realization that content is king. Two years ago, my position didn’t even exist. My company realized that creating content that truly helps our customers understand and make better decisions when ...

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2Q New Products

LEWCO Modular Plastic Belt Utilizing Intralox modular plastic belting, LEWCO recently supplied a major tire manufacturer with a high speed decline conveyor. The application required a robust design capable of starting and stopping tires weighing as much as 80 pounds every 2.4 seconds, at speeds as high as 160 feet per minute! Working closely with Intralox engineers to design a ...

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2Q 2014 Milestones

TMHU Unveils North American National Headquarters Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) unveiled the company’s new North American headquarters in Columbus, Ind. The ceremony marks the final stage of a strategic initiative to align TMHU’s sales and marketing team with its manufacturing plant Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM). The new North American headquarters represents a $4.6 million dollar investment, ...

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Fleet Centricity and Finance Partners

By Theo Rennenberg Many manufacturers and their dealer networks are challenged by two seemingly opposing needs related to large fleet and major account customers: 1. How to develop and execute innovative solutions that lower their customer’s Total Cost of Ownership (TCO); and 2. How to sell new and used equipment in order to maintain market share that will generate more ...

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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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Six Secrets of Top Performers

By Jim Facente Pop quiz: Why are some dealers so much more profitable than others? Creative Sales Solutions, the company that administers the MHEDA Mystery Shopping and Sales Training program, has the answer. As a specialist in mystery shopping and sales training, Creative Sales Solutions (CSS) has mystery shopped thousands of parts, service and rental employees representing every major manufacturer. ...

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Inside, Outside or Upside Down

10 frequently asked questions about ownership transfer By P. Andrew Limes There are four transactions most often associated with investment banking. Those include selling, recapitalizing, acquiring, and raising debt or equity. For many business owners considering a transaction, one of the most difficult questions to answer is the first one that arises: “What are the best alternatives for my business?” ...

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2014 Exhibitors’ Showcase

More than 80 MHEDA members will display their latest products and services during the 2014 Exhibitors’ Showcase on Monday, May 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel At Universal Orlando in Orlando, Florida. 3D Storage Systems Booth # 407 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada — 3D Storage Systems has grown to become one of the largest ...

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Creating a Best-In-Class Safety Program

Achieving Global Safety Standards By Steve Guglielmo Springer Equipment Company had an outstanding safety program. At least that’s what President Ted Springer and Safety Director John Woodall believed. And they had a good reason to think that. The company had very few lost time incidents and its Experience Modification Rate (EMR) was .78, resulting in a substantial 22-percent discount on ...

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