Industry Forecast: Distributor

January 20, 2022

As a group, distributors are viewing 2022 with cautious optimism. Most are forecasting at least modest sales growth in the new year. Automation is only growing in importance for many of them, particularly as a response to the widespread labor shortage and the need to do more with less.

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Meet the 2022 MHEDA Board of Directors and MBOA

January 18, 2022

Question: The material handling industry is often referred to as “hidden in plain sight” and this lack of awareness exacerbates the war for talent. What first drew you to this industry and what would you say to someone who is considering a career in material handling distribution or manufacturing? How has your involvement in MHEDA […]

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Industry Forecast: Supplier

January 18, 2022

Unsurprisingly, the labor shortage is top of mind for suppliers. For those who provide automation-based solutions, it’s an opportunity. For others, the struggle to identify, hire and retain workers hampers keeping up with demand for their products. Despite that and other challenges, almost all suppliers participating in the survey expect to see healthy growth next year. Some will be expanding their physical footprint to build more capacity to keep up with interest in their products.

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Women in Industry – Stacy Bashtanyk

January 17, 2022

I oversee the day-to-day operations of the company such as plan, direct and monitor production activities. My job is to ensure that we continue to develop and implement cost-effective processes to meet both current and future needs of our organization. Setting goals enables us to achieve our targets and keep our company on track.

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