MHEDA Virtual Learning

We are excited to share that Storage Solutions has been allowed to present two sessions of the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA)’s 2020 Virtual Learning Event!

Our Executive Vice President, Sales & Business Strategy, Eric McDonald, will introduce opportunities for companies looking to start with automation on Tuesday, October 13th, with “Getting Started on the Path to Selling Automation.” Eric has years of expertise in the supply chain industry and leads our sales teams that consult and develop automation and technology solutions for our customers.

This first session aims to share lower-level automation solutions options, the applications, and benefits of each, as well as provide resources to find appropriate partners for these solutions, based on your organization’s needs. Register Now

Then, on Thursday, October 15th, McDonald will present “Technology Solutions Utilized in Conjunction with Automation.” This session will focus on technology solutions that are frequently integrated with automation solutions to address business challenges. Here, you will learn how to identify opportunities to introduce these solutions, along with the applications and benefits of each. We will also provide resources on potential partners who would be ideal fits to work with your organization. Register Now

We are proud to be presenting at this event and even more proud to be an expert in this growing field. MHEDA works hard to ensure their membership has access to learn from the best and brightest in their industry, and this Virtual Learning Event follows in line with that mission.

The full lineup of speakers includes:

  • October 13th: Getting Started on the Path to Automation – Eric McDonald, Storage Solutions
  • October 15th: Technology Solutions Utilized in Conjunction with Automation – Eric McDonald, Storage Solutions
  • October 22nd: Let’s Talk People! Staffing for Automation Solutions – Troy Carter, Daifuku Wynright and Tim Hoj, HOJ Innovations
  • October 27th: Determining the “Right” Level of Automation for Your Clients – James Emmitt, MH Engineered Solutions
  • November 5th: Voice of the Customer Automation Solutions Panel – Megan Smith, Symbia Logistics, Tim Siddiq, Merchandise Warehouse Co., and Matt McClure, United Facilities

These virtual events will be presented from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CT, with recording available on-demand after the events. You can register for each event for $49 for MHEDA Members ($199 for non-MHEDA members), with bundle pricing available.

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Storage Solutions, Inc. has been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for 2020, based on accomplishments in 2019. The MVP Award is granted by the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association). Award recipients must satisfy a rigorous set of criteria with less than 10% of the association’s membership earning the award. As a 2020 MVP, Storage 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

“It is an honor to be named this year’s MVP by our industry’s main trade association,” said Kevin Rowles, President of Storage Solutions. “This recognition is truly a testament to our employees and the efforts they continue to put into their professions. We have a tremendous team that works well together and all toward the same goal of providing the best service possible.”

“Achievement of MHEDA’s MVP status represents members who have demonstrated a commitment to their business and its employees, their industry and also to the communities within which they serve,” said Mike Vaughn, 2019 MHEDA Chairman of the Board.

About Storage Solutions

Founded in 1978, Storage Solutions Inc., works with customers to create smart solutions for their warehouse space, integrating supply and service to make every project success. With a “Simple, Smart, Strategic” approach to material handling, storage optimization, and equipment sales, the employee-owned company exists to give clients a partner they can count on, with the right expertise and experience to get the job done correctly. Headquartered in Westfield, Indiana Storage Solutions employs over 150 people throughout the United States with satellite offices in Kansas, Tennessee, California, Arizona, and Florida.


The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) is the premier trade association dedicated to serving all segments of the material handling business community. MHEDA represents close to 650 companies in the material handling equipment business. Located in suburban Chicago, the association provides services to companies seeking to improve their business through education, networking, benchmarking and best practices. For more information, visit

With a rapidly changing industry, Storage Solutions wants to make sure that we are always up-to-date with the latest trends and business opportunities ahead of us. Our Vice President of Operations, Nathan Storey, saw an opportunity that would help Storage Solutions meet and exceed this goal, which led him to attend the 63rd Annual MHEDA Convention.