Member Benefits

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Give yourself a direct connection to the hottest trends, newest products, and a wealth of business resources for the material handling industry. MHEDA offers benchmarking data, leadership training, professional development tools and networking opportunities for EVERYONE in your organization.

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Raise your profile, generate business and increase your confidence when you participate in networking activities. Networking is also a great way to tap into advice and expertise.

  • Annual Convention
    You’re invited to be part of MHEDA’s biggest networking event of the year. Meet with hundreds of your material handling peers, attend business workshops and learn about the latest products and services in our industry.

  • MHEDA-NET Groups
    Turn to MHEDA for your professional networking needs by joining a MHEDA-NET group where you can participate in a confidential sounding board with non-competitive members similar in size and/or industry segment. Join groups such as Executive Level, Women in Industry, Emerging Leaders and more! No charge for joining a group, included with your Membership.

  • Women in Industry
    Want to network and learn from women who work in material handling? Be part of MHEDA’s Women in Industry initiative! Discuss timely issues such as managing others, changing industry culture, work/life balance and more.

  • Regional Summits
    Members come together as a group to network with others in the material handling industry who live and work in the same area of the country. A tour of a material handling facility is included along with presentations from noted industry speakers. 

  • Networking Events
    The new MHEDA-NET Live!, group forums, and networking receptions scheduled throughout the year are specifically designed for members to engage with their peers from the material handling industry.

  • MHEDA Give Back
    MHEDA provides members with opportunities to give back to the community. We are part of ALAN (American Logistics Aid Network) and we also set-up Give Back programs during our Annual Convention, Conferences and Regional Summits.

Professional Development

Professional development is crucial for success. Learning gives you a new perspective, increased expertise and efficiency. Give your team a competitive edge with MHEDA’s training resources.

  • Learning Management System
    Choose from career tracks and hundreds of affordable courses on a variety of topics including sales, customer service and communications.

  • Live Conferences
    Attending a conference is a great way to gain industry specific insight and face-to-face learning with your peers.

  • Webinars
    Webinars are an easy and cost-effective way to educate your team on a variety of topics.
    Available live and on-demand.

  • Publications
    Save on industry-specific and general business books to help you stay ahead of the curve.

Benchmarking & Trends

Membership gives you exclusive access to real-world benchmarking data and economic forecasting reports.

  • DiSC Reports (Distributor Statistical Comparison)
    This distributor financial benchmarking study provides key insights into how the “high-profit firms” generate better profit numbers. It focuses intently on the three profit drivers: growth, gross margin and expenses.

  • Employee Compensation Report
    See how your company compares to others in the areas of: salaries, bonuses, perks, sales compensation plans, holiday pay and healthcare with this biennial distributor benchmarking report.

  • Economic Advisory
    The “MHEDA Forecast Advisory” is a quarterly report that provides clear, actionable information on current economic trends. Each report also provides material handling specific economic data.

  • Material Handling Business Trends
    Develop your own organizational goals and action steps using the Material Handling Business Trends developed each year by the MHEDA Board of Directors.

Industry News & Videos

Stay at the top of your game with access to the latest material handling industry information.

  • The MHEDA Journal (Magazine)
    Industry related news and featured items such as member profiles, sales success stories and more.

  • The MHEDA Connection (e-Newsletter)
    Stay connected to breaking news, member announcements, and upcoming events.

  • MHEDA-TV (Videos)
    MHEDA produces videos on material handling trends and insights that are designed to bring
    learning to life.

  • Industry Career Video
    Free member video to help communicate the vast opportunities and career paths available in the material handling industry, and at your company.

Member Resources

Let MHEDA help with the business challenges you face every day.

  • Award Programs
    Demonstrate your company’s commitment to business excellence when you achieve MVP (Most Valuable Partner) or MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) status.

  • On-Boarding Program
    This fully customizable template helps members in their efforts to hire, train and maintain the best workforce possible!

  • Cost Saving Programs
    Service providers help you save on everyday business expenses including credit card processing, hiring assessments and more.

  • Member Directory
    Search for fellow MHEDA members and make sure your company can be found by potential customers.

  • Industry Trade Shows
    MHEDA participates in industry-related trade shows to stay in touch with the latest trends and challenges.

  • Industry Associations
    MHEDA is actively involved in and partners with related organization to help push the overall material handling industry forward.


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