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MHEDA announces two new Fall conferences for industrial truck dealers

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Is your dealership headed in the right direction? Join MHEDA and your industry peers this fall at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare for two new conferences designed for Industrial Truck dealers. If you are a Dealer Principal (or are being groomed to be one), don’t miss the September 21-22 conference “Forklift Dealership Management Conference.” If you manage your company’s Rental & Used Departments, don’t miss the October 20th conference “Rental & Used Equipment Management Conference.” Both conferences will be led by MHEDA Member speakers, who currently work in the industry.

Forklift Dealership Management Conference - Topics covered at the September 21-22 Forklift Dealership Management Conference include: Strategy & Execution, Products & Suppliers, Succession Planning, Sales Leadership, Safety and more. The early bird member rate for this event is $699 per person when you register before August 26th. Details available online at

One of the Forklift Dealership Management conference organizers, MHEDA Member Bill Ryan, president of LiftOne said “We are encouraging any MHEDA Dealer Principal who is interested in honing their knowledge of the fundamentals needed to function successfully in our ever-changing business environment to attend.”

Attendees of the September program will have the opportunity to learn from six industry leaders: Mike French, COO, Carolina Handling, LLC; Greg Morrison, VP, Morrison Industrial Equipment Company; Duncan Murphy President, Riekes Equipment Company & Bublitz Material Handling; Mike Romano, President/CEO, Associated; Bill Ryan, President, LiftOne; Jerry Weidmann, President, Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp.

Rental & Used Equipment Management Conference - On October 20th MHEDA will present a one-day conference designed for Rental & Used Equipment Managers. This interactive event will include four presentations from MHEDA Members Bill Ryan, President, LiftOne; Bill Rowan, CEO, Sunbelt Industrial Trucks; Pat Schmetzer, Director of Rental Operations, Eastern Region, Equipment Depot; Michelle Vervaeke, Used Equipment Manager, Papé Material Handling.

Topics covered at the October 20th Rental & Used Equipment Management include: Rental Financial Drivers, Long Term vs. Short Term Rentals, Best Practices for Managing Your Used Equipment Department, and Strategies for Marketing & Selling Used Equipment. The early bird member rate for this event is $499 per person. Details available online at

For a limited time MHEDA is offering a package deal – two registrations (one for each conference) for only $1100. This special offer is available through August 26th.

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