MHEFI Announces 2021 Exceptional Contribution Award

mhefi announces 2021
mhefi announces 2021

During the 2021 MHI Annual Conference, the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) presented an award to a leader within the material handling community who is pushing material handling education forward.

The Exceptional Contribution Award was presented to Arlin Keck for his contributions as a member of SMA and driving engineering standards forward not only for SMA, but for storage materials throughout the industry. During his time as the SMA engineering committee chair, Arlin has led the group in raising the standards of design integrity and user safety for an entire group of member companies and the larger user community.

“Arlin’s positive energy drove the engineering committee to get things done. He always was willing to help and his positive attitude made it easier to get through some dry information faster,” said Kevin O’Neill, president, Steele Solutions and MHI Board chair.

Donations are accepted by the foundation throughout the year, and 90% of donations go toward student scholarships and support. Eighty percent of the students supported by MHEFI work in the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry. Visit to contribute to material handling education and help the Foundation attract students to the industry.