It is hard to believe that MODEX 2020 has already come and gone! The biennial conference was a showcase for innovation, strategic thinking, and trends shaping the future of the supply chain industry.

We sent about three dozen of our team members – from project managers to outside sales to even members of our executive team – to MODEX 2020. Nearly every area of our business can benefit from networking, growing, and learning about the pains and successes underway in the world of material handling. Our organization takes events like MODEX particularly seriously. There are only a few opportunities each year to bring together the top minds and businesses in our industry. We don’t look at a conference like this as a sales generating exercise. It is a rare instance to share our story and learn from others without that pressure to land a sale.

MHI organizes this event, which alternates each year with Pro-Mat, another fantastic annual convention. They did a great job bringing nearly 1,000 exhibitors and countless industry professionals together. Even with an external situation like the coronavirus pandemic underway, the entire week was handled professionally with a style and excitement that will fuel our entire spring and summer.

You can get a sense of the scope of the event with some cool scenes captured on social media. Be sure to follow MHI on all the major social channels and search the hashtag #MODEX2020 to get a feel for how this event showcased the best and brightest in our industry.

The next big conference for the material handling industry is on the calendar for the International Foodservice Distributors Association taking place this fall. We will be there, but if you want to connect with us before then, click here and let us know how we can provide solutions for every square foot of your warehouse.

2019 IFDA


The 2019 International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) Distribution Solutions Conference offered a great chance to connect with the industry’s top organizations. Also, it provides the opportunity to learn from some of its best minds with a number of educational presentations. As they represent a $300 billion industry, IFDA leads the growth, development, and success of the foodservice distribution industry. The organization focuses on advocacy, research, education, and networking opportunities.

To that end, the event’s mission is to be:

“… where leaders in operations, transportation and technology gather with renowned speakers, innovators, and disruptors to chart the future of foodservice distribution.”

The conference is the perfect occasion to share how we can support growth through simple, smart, and strategic solutions. Because of our expertise in warehouse optimization, Storage Solutions has the staff and knowledge to address challenges head-on.

While we were there, our team was able to connect and learn to keep up with the latest trends in the trade.

“The event gave us a great chance to see some old faces and meet some new ones. We were excited to share our background of working with companies in this industry,” explained Steve Ponsler, our Used Equipment Division SVP. “As a result, we were able to bring back an updated knowledge base of the challenges these businesses face.”

To see more, visit their website or see their social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. After all, you’ll want to follow these accounts to stay informed about next year’s conference!

In closing, Storage Solutions supports the efforts of the IFDA and its members. We look forward to connecting with even more people and businesses at next year’s show!