Emerging Leaders: Cole Daniel with Gregory Poole

His story begins at North Carolina State University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business management. His family’s legacy in farming and construction led him to believe he’d eventually step into one of these industries. Little did he know that his career path would take an unexpected turn.


Women in Industry: Shellia Jefferson with SilMan Industries

In the world of material handling and construction, Shellia Jefferson stands out as a dynamic force to be reckoned with. With over 14 years of experience in the construction industry, Jefferson’s journey from high school to a thriving career in material handling and project execution is nothing short of inspiring.



Economic Forecast: Suppliers

MHEDA suppliers across North America share their thoughts on the year ahead and the obstacles and opportunities they foresee playing important roles for both them and the broader economy.


Advancing from Distributor to Integrator

Mitch Smith, chief revenue officer for Hytrol Conveyor Co., wants material handling equipment distributors to know that with careful planning and execution, they can elevate their status in the eyes of suppliers, advancing from equipment distributors to true systems integrators.


Economic Forecast: 2024: The Year of Movement and Investing

As we enter 2024, Beaulieu encourages MHEDA members to not shy away from intimidating words like “recession,” but to instead take control of processes and planning. Beaulieu notes how vital it is that businesses invest in themselves and their people. He also informs members on what they can expect next.