Tag Archives: MHI Solutions

Economic Risks and Opportunities Ahead for Supply Chains

BY JASON SCHENKER, PRESIDENT OF PRESTIGE ECONOMICS®, CHAIRMAN OF THE FUTURIST INSTITUTE® The global economy has also been slowing, but the U.S. economy continues to post solid growth. Our U.S. economic outlook is modestly positive, although we expect a slowing in U.S. growth, U.S. job gains and U.S. inflation this year. Meanwhile, European, Chinese and emerging market growth have been under ...

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Ports Turn to Tech Solutions for New Levels of Efficiency

Industry Focus BY TOM GRESHAM In the eyes of some, the port industry once appeared reluctant to adopt sophisticated technological solutions to strengthen their operations. In fact, for years, Jonathan Daniels, CEO and port director of Port Everglades in Florida, said carriers, ports and the rest of the shipping industry seemed loath at times to “go away from paper and ...

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MODEX 2024 Preview

REGISTRATION INFORMATION If you pre-registered for MODEX 2024, you should have received your registration confirmation email when you registered. Bring it to a registration kiosk when you arrive at the Georgia World Congress Center to retrieve your badge. If you did not pre-register, proceed to the Registration Counter. Registration is in the Georgia World Congress Center, Building B, Lobby Level ...

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Sustainability in a Time of High Interest Rates and Elevated Costs

BY JASON SCHENKER, PRESIDENT OF PRESTIGE ECONOMICS®, CHAIRMAN OF THE FUTURIST INSTITUTE® Sustainability mandates are gaining steam against a backdrop of high interest rates, high labor costs and elevated costs. For many businesses, this push to embrace sustainability may appear like another cost center adding to the cost pile-on that threatens corporate profitability. While that can be true, it does not ...

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MHI Industry Leadership Program Announces In-Person Session for April 2024

The MHI Industry Leadership program is pleased to announce the opening of registration for its in-person cohort in Charlotte, NC. Held April 16-18, 2024, the program is dedicated to nurturing emerging and evolving leaders. A team building session is scheduled for the week preceding the program, setting the stage for collaborative learning. During the three-day boot camp in Charlotte, the ...

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Increased Use of Sophisticated Safety Tools an Important Trend on the Loading Docks

SAFER HANDLING BY TOM GRESHAM The loading dock is a flashpoint for safety, with approximately 25% of warehouse accidents happening in the space, according to OSHA. That makes it essential for the material handling industry and every organization with a loading dock to prioritize loading dock safety. “It’s important for us to do what we can to prevent those accidents and ...

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ACE Rebrand Signals New Era in Automation and Material Handling

SOLUTIONS SPOTLIGHT BY KATIE KUEHNER-HEBERT MHI’s Electrification and Controls Manufacturers Association (ECMA) rebranded in 2023 as the Automation, Controls and Electrification Association (ACE), signifying a new era of innovation in industrial automation and material handling. ACE members are at the forefront of delivering automation solutions across the globe, spanning significant manufacturing and distribution sectors. This includes a range of cutting-edge offerings ...

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New Technology Drives the Hoist Industry Forward

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT BY SANDY SMITH The hoisting equipment sector may be both stable and mature—but that doesn’t negate the work of the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI), nor does it signal that the sector will always remain that way. HMI, a 107-year-old organization, represents suppliers of hoists and trolleys and, throughout its history, has developed performance and safety standards for the industry. ...

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Putting It All Together: First as a Welder, Now as an Engineer

Catching up with an MHEFI Scholarship Recipient BY SHERYL S. JACKSON Michael Bretz is a mechanical engineer focused on maintaining a robust electrical and water grid so manufacturers, logistics and other companies can continue producing in a cost-efficient, sustainable way—but he took an unconventional journey to his current position. “I was a nontraditional student when I began working on my mechanical ...

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