The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2013 - (Page 38)
The Value of Being
a MHEDA Member
A MHEDA member shares his views on the importance of membership
BY TOM REDDON
ountless companies that trade in the
material handling industry are proud
members of MHEDA, the lone trade association that dedicates itself exclusively to
improving the aptitude of equipment distributors in
the material handling industry. Members of MHEDA
have access to various resources that aid in distributor improvement. The following resources are
available to members: metrics and benchmarking,
continuing training and education, detailed industry reports, industry information and publications.
The benefits of joining MHEDA include:
Discounts that Save Money
Discounts include reduced rates for the processing of
credit card transactions, human resource solutions, freight
shipping, teleconferencing, education, publications and
News and Information
Twice a month, members receive an e-newsletter. This
newsletter, The MHEDA Connection, contains information
and news on current events and programming in the industry. Members also receive the MHEDA Journal on a quarterly
basis. This comprehensive document includes detailed articles
about sales success stories, highly innovative business solutions, technology, industry events, human resources and more.
Visibility for Your Business
Members are listed in a directory that is made available
annually by MHEDA. Each member receives a link to their
company that can be added to the Member Directory Search.
When a customer types in the search phrase “Material
Handling Equipment,” your company’s website link will be
highest in the search engine results.
Members of MHEDA have instant access to a vast range
of resources that can assist you with your daily business
Members are able to contact board members of MHEDA
via the column “Ask Your Board” for a professional opinion
concerning certain business issues.
Popular programs, such as MHEDA-NET, offer networking opportunities to professionals in the material handling
industry. Many distributor members from non-competing
markets use this program to meet via teleconference on
a regular basis. They use the time to discuss different
industry topics with one another.
Compensation and Financial Reports
The Annual Exhibitors’ Convention and
Members gain access to various educational events
throughout the year. These events deal with topics relevant
to the industry. Some of these events are free.
Members are able to utilize the available compensation and
financial reports for business benchmarking and planning.
Each new member receives a free copy of these reports, as
well as instructions on how to use the reports correctly when
they join MHEDA.
During this annual educational event, MHEDA provides a
forum for key players in the industry of material handling to
convene and discuss new products, business solutions and
the latest trends.
Members do not have to leave their offices to gain instant
access to networking and education opportunities. Through
MHEDA and the use of the Internet and teleconferencing,
members receive valuable information and connect with
Tom Reddon is a Forklift Specialist at National Forklift Exchange,
a worldwide distributor of used forklifts, and writer of the
National Forklift Exchange blog. Connect with Tom via Twitter
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2013
From the Desk of Liz Richards
Ask Your Board
MHEDA Member Profile
Implementing a Successful Internship Program
The Value of Being a MHEDA Member
Convention 2013 Recap
Exploring the Equity to Sales Ratio in the Equipment Industry
Professional Skills for Material Handling Distributor Sales Managers
Recruiting Young Talent
Increase Your Engagement & Balance Your Life
Emerging Leaders Conference
Spotlight on Association News
MHEDA University Calendar
Index of Advertisers by Product Category
The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2013