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2017 MHhuddle Conference

The Material Handling Huddle is an opportunity for you to build more profitable businesses through networking and education. Increase your knowledge of issues, regulations, products and services vital to our industry. Develop and improve relationships with other dealers and manufacturers.

Join us at the Holiday Inn-Rolling Meadows, Ill. for an educational one-day conference, June 7, with key industry leaders giving you ideas to take back to your business tomorrow. This four-session format will include topics that are trending in the industry. Take part in networking opportunities before and during the event, plus a vendor mall for ideas on products and services to expand your product line.

2017 ProMat Guide


I Am a Lot Smarter Than You!

December 1, 2011

I could wax eloquent on this subject and have lots of fun doing so. But in the interest of time … both yours and mine … I will immediately address the subject at hand.

I believe I am smarter than you for five very simple... Read more about I Am a Lot Smarter Than You!

The Power In Keeping Your Word

November 1, 2011

Y ou have often heard me say that the answer is in the questions. You have heard me suggest that you must stop selling and start asking more questions. You have heard me infer that you are making this thing harder than it has to be.

... Read more about The Power In Keeping Your Word

Drop Your Rock!

October 1, 2011

A s soon as I heard the gentleman from Indiana mention this phrase during Friday evening’s welcome reception, I knew I had just heard my new “battle cry.”


He was a very successful man. Full... Read more about Drop Your Rock!

Some Think! Some Talk! Some Do.

September 1, 2011

These six words hit me last night in my sleep some time around 3 a.m. They woke me up, and I began to reflect on the truth of these three options.

We are always thinking to ourselves … about how things could be, might be, should be.... Read more about Some Think! Some Talk! Some Do.

First, It Was “Gaga” … Now It’s Justin Bieber

August 1, 2011

I open up my windows, take off my blinders and take my business lessons from wherever and whomever I can get them from. I have no shame and apparently, no restrictions.

I am an equal opportunity lesson snatcher. Today, I consider what I... Read more about First, It Was “Gaga” … Now It’s Justin Bieber

A Giant Opportunity!

June 1, 2011

I was all ears when my host at a dinner party began sharing stories about his driveway service.

He mentioned how he and his doctor golf cronies spend much of their Saturday morning golf game sharing war stories about how their service... Read more about A Giant Opportunity!

Could Heaven Be A Step Backwards?

May 1, 2011

What kind of question is that?

Don’t get your knickers in a twist. I have no intentions of bad-mouthing anybody’s final resting place … up or down. Although I haven’t seen it (yet) I am sure heaven is everything it is cracked... Read more about Could Heaven Be A Step Backwards?

I Can’t Listen Anymore! Help!!!

April 1, 2011

At this very moment I am investing one-hour of my time lsitening to an on-line webinar from a “professional.”

I can’t believe what I am hearing.

No, it has nothing to do with the information I am hearing, although that... Read more about I Can’t Listen Anymore! Help!!!

True Grit...“not the movie, pilgrim.”

March 1, 2011

I is one of the many questions, regularly asked by the customer. What brush is appropriate for what situation or environment? In many cases I prefer to suggest grit brushes. Why, you may ask, “grit?”

Unlike poly, nylon, union mix... Read more about True Grit...“not the movie, pilgrim.”

Not Just Another Stressful Trip To The Airport

March 1, 2011

My dad was a salesman. He regularly left home on 2-week missions to sell more of his “stuff” in order to pay the mortgage for a home large enough to house my mother and their seven children. I was #2 and I remember those days like it was... Read more about Not Just Another Stressful Trip To The Airport

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