The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2014 - (Page 56)

MHEDA INDUSTRY NEWS MILESTONES TMHU Unveils North American National Headquarters Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) unveiled the company's new North American headquarters in Columbus, Ind. The ceremony marks the final stage of a strategic initiative to align TMHU's sales and marketing team with its manufacturing plant - Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM). The new North American headquarters represents a $4.6 million dollar investment, adding 21,400 square feet to the Toyota campus, which includes the manufacturing facility and national headquarters. Mike Winemiller Named CEO of Briggs International UNEX Launches New Website PeakLogix Sponsors Lego League Robotics Team UNEX Manufacturing launched a brand-new website ( in conjunction with its 50th anniversary. The company has developed a new logo and approach to engaging current and prospective customers. The new website features extensive photo and video galleries, and allows users to dynamically search for UNEX solutions via specific industries. PeakLogix sponsored a group of fourth grade students from JB Watkins Elementary School to participate in the first Lego League Robotics competition. The team, called the "Sharknado Chasers," was treated to a hands-on learning activity when PeakLogix invited them to the PeakLogix headquarters in Midlothian, VA, where the team built its robot.  Raymond Appoints New Positions to Support Growth To support the current and future growth of The Raymond Corporation, there have been multiple new appointments in the organization. Lou Callea was appointed as vice president and general counsel; Erric Heitmann was named vice president, engineering; Dan Klassen was appointed vice president, quality and program management, Gary Kirchner was named vice president of sales, and Dave Norton was named vice president, customer solutions. Hannibal Industries Acquires New Stockton Warehouse After the retirement of Sammons Enterprises and Briggs International CEO Dave Bratton, Briggs International President Mike Winemiller assumed the role of CEO of Briggs International on January 1. In this position, Winemiller is responsible for the strategic growth and profitability of the global Briggs brand. Winemiller joined the Equipment Group at Briggs Weaver in June 1983, as part of Briggs' management training program. He was promoted to President of Briggs International in 2012. 56 MHEDA | Hannibal Industries relocated its Stockton, CA, warehouse (below) to a new 34,000-square-foot facility that will house the company's products and enable Hannibal to improve throughput and customer service while expanding the company's Quick Ship program, which ships Hannibal's frames, beams and accessory orders within 72 hours. Partnerships, Acquisitions and Expansions * As part of its continuing growth plans, Cubic Designs was acquired by MiTek Industries, a Berkshire Hathaway company. The entire management team and employee group will remain in place. * Generac Holdings Inc. acquired all of the assets of Baldor Electric Co.'s Generator Products Division in Oshkosh, WI. * First Financial Corporate Services, Inc. expanded into Canada and formed FF Canadian Leasing, Inc. (FFCLI) * FloStor Engineering partnered with topVOX Corporation, a voice recognition hardware and software supplier. FloStor will utilize the technology in their manufacturing and distribution of automated systems.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2014

President’s Perspective
From the Desk of Liz Richards
Editor’s Note
Ask Your Board
MHEDA Member Profile
Howard Bernstein and MHEDA: 60 Years of Superhero Leadership
Get Aggressive and Start Thinking Big
Managing an Acquisition
Creating a Best-in-Class Safety Program
Exhibitor Product Guide
Floor Plan
MHEDA University Calendar
Inside, Outside or Upside Down
Six Secrets of Top Performers
Finding Your Path in (Or Out) of the Family Business
What is This Thing Called Employee Engagement?
‘Fleet Centricity’ and Finance Partners
New Members
Spotlight on Association News
MHEDA Milestones
Index of Advertisers by Product Category

The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2014