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CONTENTS

DEPARTMENTS
11

Chairman's Perspective

13

From the Desk of Liz
Richards

15

Editor's Note

29

Ask A MHEDA-NET
Group

$40 annually. Not-for-profit and charitable organization

34

MHEDA Calendar

magazine as part of their dues.

83

New Members

84

Spotlight on
Association News

86

MHEDA Milestones

Phone: 847-680-3500 * Fax: 847-362-6989

88

Index to Advertisers by
Product Category

connect@mheda.org

89

Index of Advertisers by
Alphabetical

Liz Richards, CEO

90

The Last Word

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Spring, Summer and Fall. Subscription rate is
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15

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Jamie Aiwohi, Accountant/Office Manager

85

Luann Alm, Membership Outreach Liaison
Kathy Cotter, Membership Manager
Susan Freibrun, Education Manager
Rebecca Hein, Networking &
Communications Coordinator
Anna Marie Kendall, Marketing Manager

ONLINE RESOURCES

Joanne Piacenza, Membership Coordinator
Kathie Richards, Business Development Representative

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Cindy Thoren, Project Manager

The flagship destination for all things MHEDA,
including education, networking, membership
information, affinity programs and more.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018

Chairman’s Perspective
From the Desk of Liz Richards
Editor’s Note
MEET MHEDA’S 2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MBOA
MHEDA’S 2018 MATERIAL HANDLING BUSINESS TRENDS
Ask A MHEDA-NET Group
MHEDA Calendar
MHEDA MEMBER PROFILE
@WORK
WOMEN IN INDUSTRY
DISTRIBUTOR FORECAST
SUPPLIER FORECAST
MHI FORECAST
ITA FORECAST
CEMA FORECAST
ITR ECONOMICS FORECAST
2018 MHEDA CONVENTION SCHEDULE
THE RULE OF 72
New Members
Spotlight on Association News
MHEDA Milestones
Index to Advertisers by Product Category
Index of Advertisers by Alphabetical
The Last Word
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - Intro
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - cover1
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - cover2
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 3
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The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 8
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 9
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 10
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - Chairman’s Perspective
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 12
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - From the Desk of Liz Richards
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 14
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - Editor’s Note
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 16
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - MEET MHEDA’S 2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MBOA
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 18
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 19
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 20
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 21
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 22
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The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 24
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 25
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - MHEDA’S 2018 MATERIAL HANDLING BUSINESS TRENDS
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 27
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 28
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - Ask A MHEDA-NET Group
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 30
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 31
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 32
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 33
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - MHEDA Calendar
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 35
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - MHEDA MEMBER PROFILE
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 37
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 38
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 39
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 40
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - @WORK
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 42
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - WOMEN IN INDUSTRY
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - DISTRIBUTOR FORECAST
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 45
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The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 53
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - SUPPLIER FORECAST
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 55
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 56
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 57
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The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 63
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The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - MHI FORECAST
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The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 67
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - ITA FORECAST
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 69
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 70
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 71
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 72
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - CEMA FORECAST
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - ITR ECONOMICS FORECAST
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 75
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 76
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 77
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 2018 MHEDA CONVENTION SCHEDULE
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 79
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - THE RULE OF 72
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 81
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 82
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - New Members
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - Spotlight on Association News
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 85
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - MHEDA Milestones
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 87
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - Index to Advertisers by Product Category
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - Index of Advertisers by Alphabetical
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - The Last Word
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - cover3
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - cover4
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