The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2018 - 94



MHEDA Mourns
Jack F. Smith
It is with a heavy heart that we
announce the passing of John (Jack)
F. Smith, Lead Trustee of Modern
Group's ESOP, on April 4th, 2018 at
the age of 88. MHEDA extends its condolences to Jack's friends and family.

contributed to the Howard Bernstein
Scholarship Fund. 
Mark your calendar for the next
Regional Networking Summit, August 2
at DACO Corporation U.S.A. Inc. in Kent
(Seattle), Washington. For more information contact Rebecca Hein at rhein@

MHEDA Thanks Atlas
Toyota Material Handling!

Heli Americas Welcomes New
National Account Manager

MHEDA hosted a one-day Regional
Networking Summit on Thursday,
March 8 at Atlas Toyota Material
Handling in Elk Grove Village, IL.
The summit was attended by over
40 members and was very succesful.
Attendees were treated to two presentations which addressed issues
about Recruitment & Retention, and
Workplace Harassment followed by
round table discussions. The Summit
also included a guided facility tour
of Atlas Toyota Material Handling.
Thank you Atlas and your team for
opening up your dealership and hosting the event. Thank you to all who

Heli Americas is proud to announce
that Drew Braun has joined its team
in the position of National Account
Manager, reporting to Bruce Pelynio,
President / CEO. Drew will work closely
with both National Account customers
and Heli America's Authorized Dealers
to provide world class marketing for
Heli products into mid and large sized
accounts for Heli Americas.

UniCarriers Americas
Corporation Announces First
Forklift Industry Summit
UniCarriers Americas Corporation
(UCA) announced the launch of its

first Forklift Industry Summit to
be held October 10-12, 2018, at the
Intercontinental Hotel Miami. The
exclusive, three-day event kicks off
with an opening reception bringing
together dealers, component suppliers, aftermarket suppliers and industry
experts for an opportunity to learn
about the industry's hot topics and the
future of forklift material handling.

UNEX Manufacturing
Brian C. Neuwirth
Named MHI Outstanding
Young Professional at
MODEX 2018
UNEX Manufacturing, Inc.
announces UNEX's VP of Sales and
Marketing, Brian C. Neuwirth, has
been chosen as the 2018 Outstanding
Young Professional from the Material
Handling Institute (MHI). Brian was
chosen because of his significant contributions to the material handling
industry, his passion for improvement
within the industry, and his involvement in giving back to the industry

Partnerships, Acquisitions and Expansions
*  Komatsu America Corp.
announced that, through its
subsidiary F and M Equipment
Ltd., it has entered into a
purchase agreement with PBE
Group, consisting of Pine Bush
Equipment Co. Inc. and East PBE
Inc., to purchase the assets of
PBE group.
* Mallard Manufacturing is
delighted to announce their
second expansion in three
years with a new 30,000 sf
building at their headquarters
and manufacturing location in
Sterling, IL.
* North Coast Lift Truck, Inc. and
Ackerman Industrial Equipment



have announced a merger of their
business operations to offer a
unified solution to the material
handling market.
* Clark Material Handling Company
announced it has appointed
Materials Handling Equipment,
LLC. (MHE) as an authorized
distributor of CLARK products in
the Fort Wayne Indiana market.
* UNEX Manufacturing, Inc.
announces the acquisition of
SpeedCell Storage Systems of
Zeeland, MI. 
* CLARK Material Handling
Company announced it has
appointed Mid Atlantic Industrial
Equipment, LTD. as an authorized

distributor of CLARK products in
the Central Pennsylvania market.
* Yale Materials Handling
Corporation is pleased to
announce the appointment of
Papé Material Handling to its
network of leading independent
Yale dealers in the Northern
California territory.
* Komatsu America Corp.
announced plans to move
company headquarters to
Chicago, IL in 2020. The new site
at Triangle Plaza, 8770 W. Bryn
Mawr Ave., will feature a new,
open floorplan, designed to foster
more collaboration and crossfunctional team communication.

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