What is MHEDA?
The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association, (MHEDA) is the only trade association dedicated solely to improving the proficiency of the independent material handling equipment distributor.
MHEDA represents all segments of the material handling industry and offers industry specific business training and resources to help maintain and strengthen your company.
MHEDA is your direct connection to the Material Handling Industry's hottest trends, newest products, best management training workshops and represents a wealth of resources for all material handling businesses.
To further improve the proficiency of independent material handling distributors in order that they continue to be the most effective and efficient conduit to the marketplace and to be a resource to all industry stakeholders.
History of MHEDA
Over fifty years ago, eight material handling equipment distributors recognized the need for a national organization to help distributors conduct business more professionally, offer opportunities to learn from each other, provide information relevant to business and insure a voice for your business. Hence, the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association was established.
Since 1954, the association has been led by hundreds of volunteer directors, all working to make MHEDA a solid, growing national trade association with a mission to be the best resource for services and information for all material handling companies.
Today, MHEDA continues to carry on the tradition of the founding fathers with dedication to promoting material handling industry excellence. MHEDA is proud to announce that over 650 distributor and manufacturing companies from all over the world are part of MHEDA.
Read about MHEDA's 50 year history, MHEDA Profile, 1954-2004
Membership Category Descriptions Membership Aplication
A company that operates its business independent from any manufacturer whose equipment it sells and is engaged primarily in the business of sales, servicing or renting new or used material handling equipment.
Factory-Owned Branch/Manufacturers Rep.
A factory-owned branch or retail outlet of manufacturers of material handling equipment and one who acts as an independent representative for manufacturers of material handling equipment and sells only to distributors not to end users.
A company engaged in the manufacturer and sale of material handling equipment or offers specialized services to support the material handling industry.
Benefits of Membership
Material handling industry-specific financial reports and compensation surveys
Extensive networking opportunities with industry peers
Educational publications and on-demand programs
Industry specific educational seminars conducted throughout the year
Discounts on business operations for members only
Join MHEDA Today and Receive... Online Membership Application
Free DiSC Report (member only benefit)
Free Employee Compensation Survey (member only benefit)
Free link to MHEDA's web site
Discounts on MHEDA sponsored education programs and $100 off 1st registration
Multiple subscriptions to The MHEDA Journal
Multiple subscriptions to MHEDA's Connect e-Newsletter
Networking opportunities with thousands of material handling professionals