Howard Bernstein and MHEDA

60 Years of Superhero Leadership By Chris Powers This year’s MHEDA Convention theme is “Superhero Leadership.” No one exemplifies that spirit more than industry legend Howard Bernstein, founder and longtime CEO of The Atlas Companies in Schiller Park, Ill. After starting his company in 1951, Bernstein remained at the helm until stepping down in 2011 […]

MHEDA: 60 Years of Moving Members Forward

Association evolves over six decades to consistently deliver progressive, relevant programs to meet member needs. By Chris Powers The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) of today is a thriving association of more than 600 members representing the finest distributors, suppliers, factory-owned branches and manufacturers’ representatives in the material handling industry. The association holds an […]

MHEDA’s 2014 Board of Directors and Manufacturers Board of Advisors (MBOA)

2014 is a banner year for MHEDA as the association is celebrating its 60th anniversary! In these pages, you can read about how the industry has changed and evolved in the past 60 years. We asked MHEDA’s Board of Directors and MBOA members to picture themselves in the material handling business 60 years ago. What […]

Looking Back, Looking Forward

By Steve Guglielmo, Managing Editor As MHEDA celebrates its 60th Anniversary in 2014, a large portion of each issue of The MHEDA Journal will be spent discussing the changes and evolution that the industry has gone through since 1954. When you think back to what the world and the industry looked like 60 years ago, […]

Celebrating the Past, Focusing on the Future

By Scott Hennie, 2014 MHEDA President I am humbled and privileged to serve as MHEDA’s 2014 President. This is a special year, MHEDA’s 60th anniversary, with many exciting and valuable programs planned to help you grow and enhance your business. Our 2014 Convention theme is “Superhero Leadership.” This is a fun spin on an important […]

MHEDA: 60 Years of Making Goods and Cash Flow

By Liz Richards, MHEDA Executive Vice President When someone asks you “what do you do?” and you try to explain your role in the material handling industry, do you ever struggle with the explanation? Do you find yourself resorting to a description based on the specific equipment and technologies you sell, service or manufacture, versus […]