Workforce

Q&A: Loretta Barter, Michael Mikitka

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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Why Workplace Microaggressions Are a Big Deal

While microaggressions can be deliberate, most of the time they are unintentional. These suggestions and experiences from MHI member companies can help reduce their occurrence.

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Using Robotics to Help Companies Streamline Operations

When people ask Lauren Ziccardi what she does for a living, she half-jokingly says that she “helps people move boxes.” But in reality, being vice president of solutions development at MHI member inVia Robotics is a lot more complicated than that.

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MHI Announces New Leadership Appointments for 2022

MHI News MHI announced three newly elected Roundtable Advisory Committee members who began their terms January 1, 2022 and will serve four-year terms: Brian Devine, Senior Vice President EmployBridge John Fluker, President & CEO Grenzebach Corporation Crystal Parrott, Vice President of Engineering Plus One Robotics Additional members of the MHI Roundtable Advisory Committee include: Doug Bouquard, VP and General Manager ...

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MHI Appoints Krys Solvacek as New Director of Events and Strategy for WERC Division

MHI NEWS MHI welcomes Krys Solvacek to its management team as the organization’s new WERC, Director of Events and Strategy. Slovacek brings more than 20 years of experience in planning, organizing and managing events for trade and professional associations across a broad range of industries. Her most recent association experience has been with the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Krys has ...

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Future-Ready Capabilities for the Industrial Distribution Workforce

Higher Education BY DR. MALINI NATARAJARATHINAM, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTION, TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY IURII MOTOV/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM The future of our work environment is going to be highly influenced by several technological advancements such as automation, artificial intelligence (AI), robots, big data and data analysis. These significant technological changes are referred to as “Industry 4.0” or the Fourth Industrial ...

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MHEFI Announces 2021 Exceptional Contribution Award

MHI NEWS 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 ...

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Building Resilience Makes Us All Winners

Education BY MARIA LEGGETT, MHI DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION Recently, an executive for a global material handling company shared a story with me about his daughter. She had attended a week-long camp that culminated with an awards ceremony. Her prize for the week was the award of being the most resilient. Thrilled with the prize, she excitedly displayed it to her ...

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Q&A – Heather Taylor and Rose Haire

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 give readers ...

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