MH Equipment Blog


  • MH Engineered Solutions Receives Industry Award for 8th Consecutive Year

    PRESS RELEASE:

    MH Engineered Solutions has been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for 2021 for their accomplishments in 2020. For the eighth year in a row, MH Engineered Solutions has earned an MVP Award from the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association).

    Award recipients must satisfy a rigorous set of criteria with less than 10 percent of the association’s membership earning the award. As a 2021 MVP, MH Engineered Solutions has successfully demonstrated a commitment to business excellence, professionalism, and good stewardship.

    To qualify for the annual MVP Award, companies are required to provide evidence of their commitment to their partners in business, including their customers, employees and suppliers. They must satisfy criteria in the following important areas:

    •        Industry Advocacy

    •        Customer Service & Safety Practices

    •        Business Networking

    •        Continuing Education

    •        Business Best Practices

    “This award is difficult to achieve without a companywide commitment to excellence in education, networking, and community service. The companies that earn this distinction from MHEDA are the premier materials handling providers in the industry,” said Mike Wall, 2020 MHEDA Chairman of the Board and President of CSI Materials Handling in Westmont, IL.

    In response to receiving the award for the eighth consecutive year, Scott Hennie, President of MH Engineered Solutions, said: “We are grateful to receive the MHEDA MVP distinction again, as this award supports our company Vison, Mission, and Values by providing the opportunity to support our clients by being consultative in nature and good stewards of their resources. Being an MHEDA MVP also supports our commitment to our employees by providing a safe and encouraging environment that recognizes integrity, inspires passion, and enables personal growth.”

  • MH Equipment Receives Industry Performance Award for 6th Consecutive Year

    PRESS RELEASE:

    For the sixth year in a row, MH Equipment has been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for 2021 from the material handling industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association). The award is based on various accomplishments in 2020.

    To earn the award, recipients must satisfy a rigorous set of criteria – so rigorous, in fact, that less than 10 percent of the association’s membership receive the award. As a 2021 MVP, MH Equipment has successfully demonstrated a commitment to business excellence, professionalism, and good stewardship.

    To qualify for the annual MVP Award, companies are required to provide evidence of their commitment to their partners in business, including their customers, employees, and suppliers. To be eligible, the company must participate in a “give back” program or activity, as well as satisfy specific criteria in the following areas:

    • Industry Advocacy

    • Business Best Practices

    • Customer Service & Safety Practices

    • Continuing Education

    • Business Networking

    Having met and exceeded that criteria in 2020, the recognition has MH Equipment looking forward to another year of delivering responsible, quality solutions to customers, growing relationships with suppliers, and supporting employees in both personal and professional growth endeavors.

    “We are always thankful to be recognized as an MHEDA MVP Award recipient. This honor is made possible because of our employees and their commitments to providing innovative solutions, as well as our strong customer and supplier relationships. This year is especially gratifying, as it helps us celebrate the 11,000 hours of voluntary work our employees invested back into their communities during this challenging year. We look forward to earning this award next year,” said Woody Hartwell, President, MH Equipment.

  • Dear Technicians: Old Habits Die Hard

    Special Post from Grant Wilkerson, MH Equipment Director of Safety and Loss Control

    You have most likely heard the expression, “Old habits die hard.” If you don’t believe it, just move your silverware to a different drawer and see how many times you keep going to the original drawer to get a fork. At my home, we remodeled our kitchen more than two years ago, and I still can’t consistently find my favorite popcorn bowl.

    Old habits are a key factor that continually leads to avoidable injuries. We tend to do things the way we’ve always done them, especially if there were no negative consequences.

    For example, if you’ve worked on an engine while it’s running and weren’t cut by the fan blade, you often tend to go about it the same way the next time. You assume you will avoid the fan blade again. Just because we avoided an injury in the past by not controlling obvious hazards doesn’t mean we’ll avoid an injury in the future by not controlling those hazards.

    Grab the Moment, MH Equipment's safety philosophy is specifically designed to help us interrupt and break our bad habits and keep ourselves safe. It isn’t hard, it doesn’t take much time, and it definitely works. By stopping for just a moment to ask ourselves, “What could go wrong or possibly injure me?” we identifying potential hazards. We get a safe start before performing the task at hand. That, however, is not enough to stay safe.

    To better ensure our safety, we must stop, Grab the Moment, and identify any potential hazards. It is of great importance that we take steps to eliminate or control any hazards. For example:

    • Slow down. The customer would rather you stay safe than hurry and injure yourself.
    • Make time to get your gloves if cut hazards are present.
    • Clean up any spills you encounter rather than just walking past them.
    • Always secure hoods, gates, masts, ladders, etc.
    • Walk around the lift truck to get a part or tool that is out of reach rather than reaching over the truck.
    • Always wear approved safety glasses and goggles.
    • Ask a more experienced technician for ideas on how to do the job in a safer manner.
    • Never reach into blind spots without protective gloves.

    Your personal safety is determined by the amount of time you take to identify potential hazards and the effort you put into controlling or eliminating them. It is imperative you make a deliberate effort each and every day because, after all, “our old habits die hard.”

    Grab the Moment!

    Stay Safe in the Moment!

  • Happy National Forklift Safety Day

    National Forklift Safety Day is June 9th, 2020. To celebrate our CEO, John Wieland, and COO, Coit Edison, wanted to share the value our employees bring to MH Equipment and how we make it our goal for every employee to go home safely at the end of every day. Safety is important to think about every day - Do your part to Stay Safe in the Moment!