2018 MHEDA Convention Schedule

What’s Your Vision? Technology, automation and e-commerce are dramatically changing the way material handling companies operate. Are you ready for what’s ahead? MHEDA’s 2018 Convention will provide the tools and insights you need to face tomorrow’s lightning speed world. Check out the full schedule by clicking here.

MHI Predicts Growth for Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing in 2018

There are many reasons to be optimistic in the year ahead, as MHI is predicting overall growth in Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing (MHEM) for 2018 and 2019. Read the full story by clicking here.

MHEDA Suppliers Anticipating Continued Strong Growth in 2018

The mood on the supplier side of the material handlin industry is generally upbeat going into 2018. While a few companies predicted their sales would soar by 30 percent or more, most saw growth in the 5-10% range. Read more in the 2018 Suppliers Forecast by clicking here.

Growth Expected for Most of the Industry in 2018

MHEDA dealers across the country expect growth, though Storage and Handling anticipates a slow down. Read more in the 2018 MHEDA Distributors Forecast in the First Quarter Issue of the magazine by clicking here.

The Benefits and Challenges of ESOPs

The topic of transition plans has been a hot button issue throughout the industry in the last several years. As Baby Boomers have begun retiring, they need a transition plan to ensure that the company continues to thrive. We had the opportunity to speak with four MHEDA members who have ESOPs at their companies about […]

Defining MHEDA’s 2018 Critical Impact Factors

MHEDA’s 2017 Chairman of the Board Buddy Smith and CEO Liz Richards joined The MHEDA Journal for an interview to discuss the changes to this year’s Critical Impact Factors and how they will shape the material handling industry going forward. Read the full interview by clicking here.

A Positive 2016 in Store for Material Handling

MHEDA Convention Speaker Brian Beaulieu predicts growth in 2016 By Steve Guglielmo and Brian Beaulieu ITR Economics CEO Brian Beaulieu will be presenting at the MHEDA Convention on Monday, May 2nd, 2016, from 1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The MHEDA Journal had an opportunity to speak with Brian about his presentation, “Prosperity in the Age […]

Optimism for the Conveyor Industry

By Robert Reinfried, Exec. Vice President, CEMA The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports that overall industry orders (bookings) for the first 6 months of 2015 increased 5.78% compared to the same period in 2014, with total orders of $5.72 billion. CEMA estimates industry billed sales (shipments) for the first 6 months of 2015 increased […]

MAPI Economic Forecast

Growth but No “Break Out” Boom By The MAPI Foundation, Reprinted with permission from MAPI A number of factors have challenged economic growth in 2015, among them a second straight severe winter, the West Coast port strike, a strong dollar and collapse of oil prices, but assuming the first two were anomalies, there should be […]

US Forklift Industry Remains Strong

By Brian Feehan, President, ITA With no shortage of headline-grabbing news from Washington, DC; “Will the Federal Reserve Raise Rates? Will Congress Pass a Debt Ceiling Increase and Negotiate a Budget? Will US Foreign Trade Policy Initiatives Pass Congress? Will Presidential Election Politics Gridlock Washington?” Some of these headline questions have been answered – Congress […]