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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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Autoquip Celebrating 75th Anniversary

MHI member Autoquip Corporation is celebrating its 75th anniversary of providing innovative lifting solutions to the material handling industry. The company was originally founded in Chicago in 1947 to provide hydraulic material handling lifts for manufacturing applications. It relocated to its current home in Guthrie, OK in 1974, and has redefined the industry with an innovative array of lifting solutions ...

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MAG Reports 1-Year and 5-Year Growth in Mobile Automation

The Mobile Automation (MAG) Industry Group of MHI announced that member companies reported an over 24% increase in mobile automation business in 2021 compared to 2020. In addition, the 2021 data reported by member companies represents an average compounded annual increase of 17% for the last five years. “This 24% increase confirms the growth we have all been seeing in ...

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Q&A: Kia Schmit, Chelsea Fairweather

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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Use Ergonomics to Up Productivity, Retention

Solutions Spotlight: EASE BY KATIE KUEHNER-HEBERT Being able to operate equipment without being injured or too fatigued to do much of anything else for the rest of the day goes a long way in keeping employees happy—something particularly important in this era of the Great Resignation. Members of MHI’s Industry Group EASE—Ergonomic Assist Systems and Equipment—know a thing or two ...

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