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MHIA's Choice of Ohio as Location for NA 2010 Leads State of Ohio to Proclaim Material Handling & Logistics Week to Coincide with Event

Monday, January 26, 2009

Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher issued a proclamation naming April 25-May 1, 2010 Material Handling & Logistics Week in Ohio. This event will coincide with the 2010 North American Material Handling & Logistics Show to be held April 26-29, 2010 at Cleveland’s I-X Center.

The proclamation states “The Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) has demonstrated national leadership by highlighting the need for workforce development and Ohio looks to partner with them in the future to continue their successful efforts.” The proclamation was delivered by Steve Schoeny, Director of Ohio’s Strategic Business Investment Division by John Nofsinger, MHIA CEO on January 13, 2009 at the ProMat 2009 event.

“Our multi- and inter-modal transport capabilities place Ohio at the nexus of industry and opportunity in the materials handling and logistics industries,” said Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher, who also serves as Director of the Ohio Department of Development. “To further our commitment to the logistics and distribution industries, Ohio has created a stimulus program that will provide more than $100 million over the next three years to cultivate continued success.

“Ohio is located within a day’s drive of 60% of the population of the United States and Canada,” added Steve Schoeny. “Our location, import/export acumen, infrastructure, and workforce all serve to strengthen Ohio’s position in the inventory management and supply-planning field.”

NA 2010 will feature over 150,000 square feet of exhibits from over 500 of the leading suppliers of material handling & logistics solutions for manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain operations.


NA 2010 will be the most comprehensive material handling and logistics show and conference held in the U.S. in 2010. NA 2010 exhibits will represent all segments of the material handling and logistics industry, from traditional, manual equipment to computerized, automated systems.

NA 2010 brings together manufacturers, consultants, third party logistics providers, publishers and systems integrators to demonstrate their equipment, systems and services to tens of thousands of industry professionals from around the world, seeking supply chain solutions through material handling and logistics.

NA 2010 will also offer a comprehensive educational conference including a keynote and show floor educational sessions covering all aspects of material handling and logistics. In addition to the physical event, NA 2010 will also feature a comprehensive virtual event on-line at www.NAShow.com.

MHIA is an international trade association that has represented the material handling & logistics industry since 1945. MHIA members include material handling and logistics equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers, and third party logistics providers. Member companies come from all areas of material handling and various parts of the world, making MHIA a strong national and international representative for the material handling industry. Much of the work of the industry is done within its product-specific sections, councils and affiliates. The association also sponsors trade events, such as ProMat and NA 2010 to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate industry professionals on the productivity solutions provided through material handling and logistics.

Contact: Carol Miller, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) 704/616-1190/800-345-1815 / cmiller@mhia.org.

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