The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2012 - (Page 66)

INDUSTRY NEWS MHEDA MILESTONES Toyota Material Handling North America President and CEO James Malvaso to retire Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA), announced the retirement of its President and CEO James J. Malvaso, effective April 1, 2012. TMHNA is comprised of Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A, Inc. (TMHU), supplier of the number one selling lift truck brand in North America; The Raymond Corporation, a leading provider of electric lift trucks and solutions used in warehouse and distribution environments; and Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM), Toyota’s forklift manufacturing facility in Columbus, IN. working with Hyster Company to negotiate the sale of its U.S. business to LiftOne and Briggs Equipment. MCFA Announces Representation Changes in North, South Carolina Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) announced it has appointed G&W Equipment, Inc. to represent its three flagship brands (Cat® lift trucks, Mitsubishi forklift trucks and Jungheinrich® warehouse products) in the western portion of North Carolina and South Carolina. Morse Manufacturing Co., Inc. Announces Change in Leadership Morse Manufacturing Co., Inc. announced recently that effective Jan. 1, Nathan R. Andrews of Syracuse, NY assumed the role of president at the East Syracuse based manufacturer of industrial drum handling equipment. This role was previously held by Robert R. Andrews who has announced his anticipated retirement as president but will maintain his Chairmanship of the company. CLARK Announces New Hires CL A R K Mater ia l Handing Company has announced the appointment of Corey Rogers as Sales Manager, North America and of Rob COREY ROGERS ROB SMITH Smith as the Product Marketing Coordinator, both reporting directly to Bo Maslanyk, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Mark Schubert Joins Quick Cable Canada as Operation Manager Quick Cable Canada, has hired a new Operations Manager to oversee all production operations for all Quick Cable Canada’s locations. Mark Schubert has more than 20 years experience in materials management, purchasing and operations management with a number of large Canadian manufacturing and distribution companies. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto. Nashville Wire Products Mfg. Co. purchased AWP Industries of Frankfort, KY Nashville Wire Products Mfg. Co. a Nashville based manufacturer of steel and wire products purchased the assets of their leading competitor AWP Industries of Frankfort, KY. SMH® Changes its Corporate Name in the Americas SMH® has announced that as of Jan. 1 its company name in the Americas is TVH Parts Co, (TVH®). The change from SMH® to TVH® will assure recognition around the world as one company. Michael Smith of PFI, Retiring in March Michael Smith, general manager of PFI, announced he will be retiring in March of 2012, after more than 22 years with the company. Toyota Selected One of the Best Plants in North America The manufacturer of the No. 1-selling lift truck in North America announced recently that its Columbus, Ind., manufacturing plant, Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM), has been selected by IndustryWeek Magazine as one of the 10 Best Plants in North America. Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp. Celebrates 50 Years Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp., started by CEO Otto Wolter as a two-man, two-car garage operation recently celebrated 50 years in business. Today it is one of the nation’s largest material handling distributors, one of Wisconsin’s largest privately held firms, and the foundational member of the Wolter Group of companies that includes divisions for aerials and construction; fleet management; material handling; power systems; and energy management systems; and affiliates in equipment leasing and parts distribution. Barloworld U.S. Territories Acquired by LiftOne and Briggs Equipment As part of a move to exit the material handling business in the United States after 33 years, Barloworld Ltd. is 66 MHEDA |

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2012

President's Perspective
From the Desk of Liz Richards
Ask Your Board
Meet The MBOA
Mackinnon Equipment & Services
Member Profile
Bode Equipment Company's Office Supervisor Meredith Fowler is a jack of all trades
Customer Service Automation
Continued Growth Expected in 2012
The Off-Season
Convention Program - Re-Imagine Your Business
Convention Program
Exhibitor's Showcase Guide
Out of the Classroom, Into the Shop
The Link between Sales and Absorption: To sell more, service more!
Social Media and the C-Level: Objections Discussed
Sucession Planning and the Emerging Generations: Five Trends You Need to Know
Sucession Planning
Sucession Planning and the Emerging Generations: Five Trends You Need to Know
Work-Life Balance: It's All Up To You !
Controlling Your Workers Compensation Costs
Transactional vs. Consultative Selling
The Traits of Great Salespeople
Who's to Say What Is Sexy
Spotlight on MHEDA News
MHEDA University Calendar
New Members
MHEDA Milestones
New Products
Index of Advertisers by Product Category

The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2012