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Mach 26, 2013


Product Protector, LLC continued their quest to protect the world at PROMAT 2013 Chicago, IL: Product Protector has come a long way since their debut last year at MODEX 2012. With a successful experience in hand in Atlanta, the team was excited and had high expectations for PROMAT 2013. Those expectations were not only met but easily surpassed. "PROMAT was the perfect way for Product Protector to start the new year", says VP Jeff Calavan. Read full article


Weidmann New President of MHEDA 2013 Executive Committee: Jerry Weidmann, President of the Wolter Group, has been named President of the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) Executive Committee. MHEDA is the only national trade association dedicated solely to improving the proficiency of the material handling distributor. MHEDA represents nearly 600 companies in the material handling equipment business and provides services to companies seeking to improve their business through education, networking, benchmarking and best practices. Read full article


Rehrig Pacific Company Named All Star Association’s 2013 Supplier of the Year: Rehrig Pacific Company, a leading manufacturer of reusable transport packaging systems including plastic pallets; distribution and display crates; and carts and containers for dairy, grocery, retail, pharma, material handling, food and beverage, agriculture, and recycling and waste industries today announced that it was named the 2013 Supplier of the Year by the All Star Association. Read full article


Wisconsin Lift Truck

Advance Hires Jeff Becker As Sales Manager—Integrated Systems: Advance Storage Products is proud to announce and welcome Jeff Becker as its new Sales Manager—Integrated Systems. Mr. Becker brings with him 20 years of experience in the materials handling industry, having worked at Elite Storage Solutions, and most recently Konstant. Mr. Becker holds a BS in Business Administration from Clarion University. Read full article


Yale Materials Handling Corporation Finds Oldest Known Yale® Lift Truck in Operation: It’s not every day that you come across a lift truck that has been in continuous operation for more than six decades. Yale Materials Handling Corporation has located the oldest-known operational Yale® lift truck in the U.S. at J.A. Cunningham Equipment Inc. in York, Penn. The lift truck was manufactured in 1945. Read full article


Major Florida International Intermodal Logistics Center Being Prepared To Welcome Manufacturers, Distributors: With the decision by international developer Panattoni Development Company to market and develop Americas Gateway Logistics Center in Moore Haven, Fla., the master planned, 6,700-acre, international intermodal logistics center is being prepared for tenants and to generate new jobs in southern Florida. Read full article

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Introducing a NEW Video to Help YOU Promote Material Handling Career Opportunities


Ever wonder how to explain the world of material handling to a young person?

As the workforce ages, it is important to think about the next generation of employees in your company.

MHEDA is excited to announce our brand new 3-minute online video you can use to promote material handling as a career choice to Millennials, the under 30 generation who has grown up immersed in technology.

This fast and visually appealing video effectively explains the impact material handling has on the supply chain and many different career opportunities available.


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WEPCO, Inc. SmartLifter™: A New Way for Material Handlers to Grip, Lift and Stack Cartons: WEPCO, Inc. announces the SmartLifter™ automated vacuum carton lifter. It grips, balances, and stacks cartons with fingertip pressure. SmartLifter (Patent Pending) was designed in response to a request from a major plastic container manufacturer. They were seeking a solution to a problem common to many manufacturing and warehouse operations: how to reduce the physical strain of repetitive lifting and stretching while manually building tall pallet loads. WEPCO designed a prototype and perfected it with the client’s input. “This is a great example of how, when the customer is included in the development process, everyone wins,” says Chris Paulsen, WEPCO’s CEO. Read full article


New Product! Dakota Shine®: TVH is now carrying the Dakota Shine® paint restoration system. It is an all-in-one kit that restores faded and oxidized surfaces without waxing or repainting. It restores the color, luster, and value of your equipment in a simple process. The Dakota Shine® paint restoration system is composed of Dakota Prep, a water-based and biodegradable cleaner that will remove wax buildup, grease, oxidation and grime from a variety of surfaces; and Dakota Shine, which works by penetrating deep into the paint surfaces and interacting with the old, faded pigments to create an appearance that looks brand new. Read full article

ecco_pp_mar13.jpg ECCO Goes Mobile: Alarm Selection App Now Available. The new ECCO Mobile app takes the guess work out of back-up alarm selection so that choosing the best alarm for any application is now quick and simple. ECCO Mobile automatically generates a list of suitable products either by vehicle application or by measuring ambient work site noise using the app’s built-in dB meter. Users can also access detailed product information, listen to sound samples and locate ECCO dealers. Available on the App Store™ and Google Play™. Read full article

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West Point Rack, Inc:With quotes provided in one or two hours and delivery within two to three weeks, West Point Rack lives up to it’s slogan, “We don’t just promise...We deliver!” Established over seven and a half years ago, West Point Rack is a fast-growing company with a competitive price and a very service oriented management team. “Pricing is always an issue and we offer very competitive prices. However, service and standing behind your product once it is delivered is critical to building lasting relationships with dealers. If product issues do arise, we address those issues immediately with the goal of creating satisfaction for both our dealer and their customer,” said Terry Sroka, Chief Executive Officer. Read full article 

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