1Q 2015 Milestones

Raymond Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Patents On Friday, November 7th, The Raymond Corporation held a celebration to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the patents on the pallet and the hand pallet truck by Bill House and George Raymond, Sr. from the Lyon Iron Works. Steve Raymond, President of Raymond Handling Concepts, spoke at the event […]

Shepherding In a New Era

Quality Lift Trucks undergoes a major succession and transition plan By Steve Guglielmo Quality Lift Trucks was founded in 1978 on the principles of quality, integrity, service and commitment to its customers. The forklift dealership has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 36 years, expanding to include operations in Chula Vista and San […]

What In The World Is Going On?

The emergence of the global middle class By Steve Guglielmo and Herb Meyer In order to manage effectively, you must know what trends are happening, how they will impact the economy and what opportunities they may generate. Presenter Herb Meyer, former Special Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence and Vice Chairman of the CIA’s […]

MAPI Economic Forecast: Investment Spending Will Drive Growth

By The MAPI Foundation. Reprinted with permission from MAPI Manufacturing production continues to outpace overall economic growth and will be led more by investment than by consumer-driven advances over the next 18 months, according to a new report. The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) Quarterly Economic Forecast predicts that inflation-adjusted gross domestic product […]

Continued Stability in the Market

By Brian Feehan, President, ITA In the aftermath of the midterm elections, the balance of power in the US Senate has changed hands. What impact will that have on business, tax structure, regulations and overall economic activity? Will this slim majority break the deadlock in Washington? How will the markets react? US Economic Activity Let […]

CEMA Expects Growth

By Robert Reinfried, Executive Vice President, CEMA The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) tracks new orders and shipped sales volume in nine classes of unit handling equipment and four classes of bulk handling equipment. The executives representing CEMA member companies who attended the Fall Meeting expressed optimism for the remainder of 2014. As a result […]

MHI Predicts 8-9% Growth for 2015

By George Prest, CEO, MHI MHI expects economic fundamentals to favorably support expansion for material handling equipment in 2015. Using MHI’s Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing (MHEM) forecast as a proxy, material handling equipment orders are forecasted to grow 8-9 percent in 2014 and 2015. Even though the stock market has been volatile, we are confident […]

Record Sales Expected in 2015

By Steve Guglielmo
MHEDA dealers across North America anticipate strong growth in all segments.

Confident Supplier/Associate Members Ready for Continued Growth in 2015

By Chris Powers
MHEDA Suppliers forecast the market for 2015.

@ Work: Central Regional Manager

Name: Sara McMurray Company: Flow-Rite Controls Location: Byron Center, MI Years: 2 As the Central Regional Manager for Flow-Rite Controls, I am responsible for the distribution and sale of our single point watering systems and accessories for my region. That region consists of 16 states in the middle of the country as well as Manitoba, […]