MHEDA-NET is a free, organized networking service offered to members to meet via conference call with other members from non-competing markets to discuss common business issues. This is your opportunity to network with the most respected professionals in the material handling industry and increase your knowledge through shared experiences. This service is available to both Distributors and Supplier/Associate members. It’s convenient because no travel is involved and groups are customized based on your professional networking needs.
Depending on your networking preference, you have different avenues to explore.
- Executive Management
- Human Resources
- Emerging Leaders
- Parts & Service
- Women in Industry
- And more
Why Should You be a Part of MHEDA-NET?
- Convenience –virtually participate in a confidential sounding board; no travel involved.
- Synergy –interact with industry thought leaders through a customized experience based on your job role, career path and overall professional networking needs
- Efficiency –rely on your group members for time-tested solutions, recommendations and different perspectives of your day-to-day challenges
- MHEDA-NET members receive a discounted registration fee for the new MHEDA-NET Live networking event.
The benefits I have received from participation in the MHEDA-NET group over the years has been priceless!
I have been able to save money and time by implementing ideas we have discussed with other members in our MHEDA-Net group!
Ted Springer, President, Springer Equipment Company
How do MHEDA-NET Groups Function?
Dynamics: On average, each group has four to twelve individuals who are in the same line of business, with similar careers and job responsibilities.
Development: Group are formed based on membership category type for specific areas of your business.
Meetings: Groups virtually meet on a regular basis determined by the individual group, i.e. on the first Friday of the month, once a quarter, once every six weeks. The groups are also encouraged to connect via email or meet face-to-face at industry events.
Discussions: Each group sets their own agenda and has the option to use Zoom or GoToMeetings. MHEDA is never part of the call as long as the Anti-Trust rules are followed during the call.
I have been part of the MHEDA-NET Women In Industry group for two years. It has proven to be a valuable resource for
me to connect with and even form relationships with others in the Material Handling Industry. It’s a forum that allows for open,
honest conversation. This has given me the opportunity to find out how others in similar situations have overcome issues, which has
been very helpful. I recommend getting involved in a MHEDA-NET group, the time I have put into it has been valuable to me.
Jacqueline Terrell, Director of Marketing, REB Storage Systems International
What do Groups Discuss?
Each group sets its own agenda and discusses topics relevant to them. To help get things started, MHEDA provides groups with a list of potential discussion topics but groups can create their own.
Group Leaders Responsibilities
A designated group leader will be assigned at the beginning stages of a new group. This group leader will facilitate each meeting and can be reassigned throughout the year if the group wishes. Some of the responsibilities include: developing an agenda, moderate discussion to ensure conversation is balanced with all participants and review profiles of members who might want to join your group.
There are few forums that create the opportunity to learn from the successes and challenges of industry peers.
Participating in MHEDA-NET has been a business decision that has paid off again and again!
John L. Gelsimino, President, All Lift Service CO Inc.
The Group Leader’s Guide provides valuable resources to make the role of the facilitator easy and to help ensure positive results during your MHEDA-NET Meeting. This Guide includes:
Group Leader and MHEDA Staff Responsibilities
- Best Practices and Guidelines
- Meetings at a Glance
- Sample Meeting Agendas
- MHEDA-NET Antitrust Guidelines
Download Facilitators Guide