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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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Howard Bernstein and MHEDA

60 Years of Superhero Leadership By Chris Powers This year’s MHEDA Convention theme is “Superhero Leadership.” No one exemplifies that spirit more than industry legend Howard Bernstein, founder and longtime CEO of The Atlas Companies in Schiller Park, Ill. After starting his company in 1951, Bernstein remained at the helm until stepping down in 2011 at the age of 88. ...

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Why the Material Handling Industry?

The material handling industry most likely won’t have a movie made about it.  I don’t expect to see Leonardo DiCaprio playing an over-the-top dealer principal or manufacturing exec in our industry.  That doesn’t mean that our industry is any less exciting or rewarding than any other.  The material handling industry offers a number of different challenges and rewards. It also ...

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MHEDA: 60 Years of Moving Members Forward

Association evolves over six decades to consistently deliver progressive, relevant programs to meet member needs. By Chris Powers The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) of today is a thriving association of more than 600 members representing the finest distributors, suppliers, factory-owned branches and manufacturers’ representatives in the material handling industry. The association holds an Annual Convention that draws hundreds ...

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MHEDA: 60 Years of Making Goods and Cash Flow

By Liz Richards, MHEDA Executive Vice President When someone asks you “what do you do?” and you try to explain your role in the material handling industry, do you ever struggle with the explanation? Do you find yourself resorting to a description based on the specific equipment and technologies you sell, service or manufacture, versus a more global definition of ...

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Opening Day

By Jason Milligan Opening day for the 2013 Major League Baseball (MLB) season is around the corner. Its hard to imagine that we as twenty-first century Americans are still very much attached to a nineteenth century game like baseball. With our cable television, world-wide-web, smart devices, and i-everything lifestyles, I find it amazing we still allow time in our lives for this great American past time.

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