First Quarter 2010 Contents

Prepared For Recovery
The worst is behind us, and suppliers are ready to move forward.

10 Ways To Make Money In 2010
Distributors suggest strategies to meet their expectations for the year ahead.

It’s Over
An economist outlines what to expect post-recession.
By Lowell Catlett 

ITA Predicts Market Rebound
Expect market growth of up to 10%.
By Jeff Rufener 

Conveyor Industry To Remain Slow In 2010
CEMA reports lag in both unit and bulk handling conveyor equipment.
By R. Todd Swinderman 

Material Handling Turnaround To Begin In 2010
Data suggest a sluggish rebound this year.
By Hal Vandiver 


MEET THE BOARD

MHEDA’s Superheroes
The new Board of Directors will use their powers to lead MHEDA through 2010.

Read the Full Story
on Board Members’ skills, strengths and superhero powers.

MHEDA MEMBER PROFILE

Morrison Industrial Equipment Company Builds On Its Legacy
Get to know MHEDA’s new president from the perspective of an industry veteran.

EXECUTIVE PROFILE

Powering Ahead
Working overtime to help grow the family business.
By Scott Power

ANNUAL CONVENTION PREVIEW

The Rules Have Changed
Get ready for MHEDA’s 55th Annual Convention in Marco Island, Florida.

INDUSTRIAL TRUCKS

Regulatory Update: Emissions
Distributors explain the impact of air-quality legislation in California.

OSHA Requirements For Industrial Truck Examinations
Following the letter of OSHA standard 1910.178 can mean trouble for customers.
By Bruce Dickey 

BEST PRACTICES

Centralized Rental
The case for consolidating the rental and freight departments
By Dave Aylward

The Science of Loyalty
Building trust and a sense of belonging keeps customers loyal.
By James Kane 

MONEY MATTERS

The Problem That Will Not Die
Managing payroll expenses is possible if you follow a few simple tips.
By Albert D. Bates, Ph.D.