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MHEDA INDUSTRY NEWS MILESTONES MHEDA Mourns The Loss of DeLight E. Breidegam, Jr. Partnerships, Acquisitions and Expansions MHEDA extends its condolences to the family and friends of DeLight E. Breidegam, Jr., who passed away on September 9, 2015. DeLight was the Chairman Emeritus and Founder of East Penn Manufacturing. DeLight started East Penn with his father, DeLight Sr., in 1946. * KION North America Corporation appointed CE-DFW Warehouse Solutions to its dealer network effective immediately. Under the leadership Hoffmann and Vice President Bobby Barr, CE-DFW's primary market area will be comprised of select counties in Texas. * WPRP Wholesale Pallet Rack Products is expanding its East Coast operations with a new location in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. * Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing (TIEM) recently announced a new $16 million dollar expansion and building renovation at its forklift manufacturing plant in Columbus, Indiana. * Wildeck, Inc. signaled the beginning of a major building renovation and remodeling project with a dramatic VIP "Wall Busting" event at its headquarters operations in Waukesha, Wisconsin. * The G.N. Johnston Equipment Co. Ltd., an authorized Sales and Service Center of The Raymond Corporation, announced it has acquired the assets of The Econo-Rack Group Inc. Econo-Rack became a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnston on Aug. 1, 2015. * The Modern Group announced that it has chosen to realign its material handling business with 5 new manufacturers to better serve its customers. Modern has announced that effective immediately, they will distribute: Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Clark Material Handling, Big Joe, Terex Port Solutions, Konecranes Lift Trucks. * Autoquip will start a second production shift at their manufacturing facility in Guthrie, OK, adding 15 jobs and deepening its commitment to its customers.  * Material Handling specialist Connell Company announces the opening of a brand new location at 3015 N. Lester Jones Avenue in Springfield, Missouri on Oct. 1. This new facility is in addition to their current operations in St. Louis and Kansas City. Cornil Announces Semi-Retirement Warren Cornil, President of Narrow Aisle, Inc., announced that he will retire from day-to-day operations at the end of 2015. Though he will no longer be at the office every day, Cornil will remain on the Board of Directors and be of counsel to the company for 7-10 more years. "I feel like I get the best of both worlds," says Cornil. "I still to get to be involved with the company that I helped create and I also have the ability to do some other things. Our new management team is strong and ready and we've got the best team of coworkers that we've ever assembled. I feel so fortunate." Howard Bernstein Scholarship Winner Tours TVH TVH in the Americas (TVH) recently invited Howard Bernstein Scholarship winner, Daniel Anderson, to tour its Olathe headquarters. Anderson was one of several students to receive the Howard Bernstein Material Handling Industrial Distribution Scholarship award this year. He is currently a senior at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa, OK where he is majoring in Industrial Engineering and Management. The MHEDA Journal | First Quar ter 2 016 85

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2016

Chairman's Perspective
From the Desk of Liz Richards
Editor's Note
MHEDA’S 2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MBOA
Ask Your Board
MHEDA University Calendar
MHEDA MEMBER PROFILE
@ WORK
WOMEN AT WORK
DISTRIBUTORS FORECAST
SUPPLIER FORECAST
MHI FORECAST
ITA FORECAST
CEMA FORECAST
MAPI FORECAST
A POSITIVE 2016 IN STORE FOR MATERIAL HANDLING
New Members
Spotlight on Association News
MHEDA Milestones
Index of Advertisers by Product Category
The Last Word

The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2016

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