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February is American Heart Month

February 1, 2016

Poor diet, lack of exercise and other major risk factors for heart disease and stroke are responsible for at least 25 percent of companies’ healthcare costs. Is it any wonder that investing in the health of employees is one of the best... Read more about February is American Heart Month

Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

January 18, 2016

As easy as it is today, cleaning the floors were as difficult and time consuming years ago. There are in today’s market, equipment that make sweeping and/or scrubbing that surface very quick indeed. Take the Advance Captor as a very good... Read more about Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

Are you treating your customers like dogs?

December 15, 2015

Having recently been introduced to a shameful statistic, I thought it timely to give you my opinion on this subject. See if you can swallow this dose of reality: When interviewed, travel agents believe they retain 78% of their paying customers.... Read more about Are you treating your customers like dogs?

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MHEDA Plans 2013 Annual Convention in Palm Desert, California

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) will present its
58th Annual Convention, May 4-8, 2013 at the JW Desert Springs in Palm Desert, California. The Convention provides material handling equipment professionals the opportunity to spend four days learning, networking and discovering resources for their company. This year’s theme is “Get Your Game On!”

Convention highlights include sixteen education sessions, three-hour Exhibitors’ Showcase, networking roundtable discussion facilitated by industry leaders, organized tours of local attractions and more.

The presentations will address critical issues impacting the material handling community, including: recruiting the next generation, energizing leadership, understanding changing customer expectations, social media, and maximizing technology and more.

“I am looking forward to the MHEDA convention for motivation, education, and collaboration. I am also looking forward to reconnecting with my fellow dealers and suppliers. Convention is such a great time that my wife and I both attend every year,” said Jerry Weidmann, President, Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp and 2013 MHEDA President.

During the Convention, MHEDA is hosting an Exhibitors’ Showcase. This event is a tabletop tradeshow featuring over 80 companies that provide material handling goods and services to meet customers’ needs. The Showcase will take place on Monday, May 6 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Showcase exhibitors and attendees will have the opportunity to re-connect at the end of the day with a happy hour reception, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Networking Roundtable Session will take place on Monday, May 6 from 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This session will give convention attendees the opportunity to discuss a variety of timely issues in a structured, facilitated format.

Organized local activities will include a golf tournament, tour of the San Andreas Fault, celebrity home tour, Palm Springs Air Museum and more.

Convention registration for MHEDA Members is $1,295; $1,695 for Non-Members. This includes admittance to 16 education sessions, roundtable discussions, three-hour Exhibitors’ Showcase, three breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners and a Happy Hour Networking Reception. For complete convention details, visit

The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association is the only national trade association dedicated solely to improving the proficiency of the independent material handling equipment distributor. For more information on this program and other MHEDA programs, visit

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