The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2014 - (Page 93)

MHEDA INDUSTRY NEWS MILESTONES Morse Honored With Business of the Year Award W&H Systems Launches Allied Products Program CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity named Morse Manufacturing as "Business of the Year." The award is earned based on quality of products, services, innovation, customer satisfaction and community involvement. CenterState produced a video about Morse featuring Morse president Nate Andrews which can be viewed at www.MorseDrum.com. W&H Systems, Inc. launched a new Allied Products program, which focuses of providing niche products for maintenance, packaging, safety, and storage operations within a warehouse. John Niemeyer, who has been with W&H Systems for over ten years and is an expert in the material handling industry, will lead the operation. MHEDA Member Takes Mission Trip to India In January of this year, Starrco President Bryan Carey traveled to Kerala, India, with his Entrepreneur's Organization as part of a mission trip to a village called Ullannur. The group, comprised of six men and three women, left for the 12-day trip to India on New Year's Day. The primary aim of the trip was to interact with the children of Ullannur. "I thought I was going over there to teach them to throw Frisbees and before you knew it I was up in front of the class teaching English," Carey says. "There were nine students, eight girls and a boy, in the entire fifth grade. I ended up finding pictures on my phone and having them identify it in English and then go up to the board and spell it. It was truly amazing." In addition to spending time with the children and teaching them English, Carey's EO was also able to make education an option for 21 students who couldn't afford it previously. Partnerships, Acquisitions and Expansions *  y-Tek Material Handling acquired the AtlantaH based Conveying Solutions, Inc. and Allied Conveyor Systems, effective immediately. Together, the two companies form the Atlanta office of Hy-Tek's Integrated Systems Division. *  ACO Corporation acquired the assets and trade name D of Applied Handling Northwest Inc. (AHNW) *  regory Poole Equipment Company announced an G agreement to acquire Advanced Handling Systems, Incorporated (AHS). Under this agreement AHS will operate as an affiliate of Gregory Poole Equipment Company and work in conjunction with the Gregory Poole Lift Systems Division. *  lite Supply Chain Solutions joins MH Logistics. MH E Logistics is headquartered in Peoria, Illinois and includes material handling solutions provider MH Equipment and construction equipment solutions provider MH JCB amongst its family of companies. *  attery Watering Technologies is excited to announce B the partnership with Wetac Motive Power to provide distribution for battery watering systems and accessories throughout Europe. *  annibal Industries and Twinlode announced a straH tegic partnership at MODEX 2014. "Twinlode has been a material handling leader with innovative dual-pallet handling solutions for 30 years," said Steve Rogers, vice president of Hannibal Industries, Inc. *  niCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) continues to U expand its South American operations, establishing its Brazilian business unit and appointing Newton Santos as sales operations manager. *  RPAC continues on the path of strong and highly A focused growth through the acquisition of Lambert (formerly Lamson) Material Handling. *  ennsco Corp. expands its footprint in manufacturing T steel storage and filing solutions with the purchase of Direct Line Corporation and SpacePro Manufacturing LLC, T/A KOMPAKT Systems. The MHEDA Journal | Third Quar ter 2 014 93 http://www.MorseDrum.com

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

President’s Perspective
From the Desk of Liz Richards
Editor’s Note
Ask Your Board
A Seat at the Table
Women in Business Trends
@work
Happy Anniversary!
MHEDA at 60
A Powerful Marketing Advantage
MHEDA University Calendar
Best of the Best
An Untapped Resource
16 Tools to Build Your Service Labor Business
Personal/professional Relationships With Customers
Calling All Emerging Leaders
Omni-Channel Retailing
Design of the Mheda Disc Report
Convention 2014 Recap
New Members
Spotlight on Association News
MHEDA Milestones
Index of Advertisers by Product Category

The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2014

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