Author Archives: Robin Lamerson

Q&A: Nicholas Brown, Rebecca Woods

Inside MHI The people who work at MHI and its WERC division are the gears that keep the association rolling. They ensure MHI continues to be a valuable association and resource for people involved in the industry, and do so with wit, competence and a smile on their face. The goal of this column in MHI Solutions magazine is to ...

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ProMat: The Biggest Manufacturing and Supply Chain Event of 2023 Returns to Chicago March 20-23

MHI News In-person event to feature keynotes from AWESOME, Jose Andres and Ron Howard When the premier manufacturing and supply chain trade event of 2023, ProMat, returns to Chicago on March 20, it will include over 900 exhibits from leading solution providers and a comprehensive Educational Conference of over 150 sessions focusing on best-in-class solutions for manufacturing and supply chain ...

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Dates Set for MODEX 2024

MHI News MODEX 2024 will be held March 11-14 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. MODEX is the largest international supply chain expo, bringing together solution providers who demonstrate the full spectrum of equipment, technology, systems and services for manufacturing, supply chain and transportation operations. In March 2024, over 900 exhibitors will showcase their solutions on the MODEX show floor ...

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Material Handling Education Foundation Announces Cahners Award Winner

During the 2022 MHI Annual Conference, the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) presented the Norman L. Cahners Industry Award to David Lippert, president of Hamilton Caster &Manufacturing Company. The Norman L. Cahners award is given to nominees who have continually made extraordinary contributions to the industry throughout their lifetime. Lippert is an industry veteran who has served on the ...

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MHI Industry Leadership Program Launches New Cohort for March 2023

MHI News Strong leaders in your organization can make or break talent retention. With 50 percent of employees leaving their job because of their manager, strong leadership can make or break talent retention. The MHI Leadership Program is dedicated to help you build strong leaders within your organization and ultimately retain and nurture top talent. Through the program, new leaders ...

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Material Handling Education Foundation Announces New Board of Directors Members

MHI News The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) recently named four new members to their Board of Directors whose terms will start on January 1, 2023. Bryan Jensen, Chair & EVP, St. Onge Company Ray Niemeyer, VP of Sales & Marketing, SpaceGuard Products Crystal Parrott, COO, Plus One Robotics Mitch Smith, VP of Business Development, Hytrol Other MHEFI Board ...

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Steel King to Support Workforce Solutions with $250K AMETA Center Sponsorship

A generous $250,000 sponsorship from MHI member Steel King Industries will support Mid-State Technical College in their plans to construct the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technology and Apprenticeship (AMETA) Center in Stevens Point. Steel King’s sponsorship of the Welding Lab in the AMETA Center will help provide Mid-State students with advanced technical skills and knowledge for in-demand, successful careers, address the ...

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Jim Robertson – In Memoriam

MHI News MHI mourns the loss of James (Jim) Robertson, the former president of MHI member Cattron, where he worked for more than 35 years. After his leadership at Cattron, Jim continued his passion and work in the supply chain as a consultant for several international businesses and private equity investment firms. He was a passionate leader in the material ...

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Protecting Your Greatest Asset

CEO Update This famous quote has never been truer, yet while managing unpredictable supply chain disruptions and meeting increasing customer demands, many businesses overlook the importance of the worker experience and having a strategic workplace safety program in place. At its core, it’s about caring about your people and creating a culture that they want to be a part of—one ...

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RPA Poised To Transform Supply Chains?

Robotic Process Automation Serves as an Intelligent Automation Tool Capable of Increasing Efficiency, Accuracy Feature   BY SARA PEARSON SPECTER SERGEYBITOS/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Intelligent automation technologies—artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, cloud computing, and more—are increasingly being leveraged within supply chains to help manage the tremendous complexity associated with getting goods into the hands of the ...

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