MHEM Looks at New Orders

Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing (MHEM) shows new orders down 13.5% for the 12 months ending November 2002 and virtually even for the quarter ending November 2002 compared to the same periods in 2001, as released by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Prospects for 2003 are promising. For more information, see the MHEM Forecast available at

Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) releases the forecast of Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing each quarter. The MHEM forecast looks 12 to 18 months forward to anticipate changes in the Material Handling and Logistics marketplace.

MHIA is an international trade association that has represented this industry since 1945. MHIA members include material handling equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers, and third-party logistics providers. Member companies come from all areas of material handling and various parts of the world, making MHIA a strong national and international representative for the material handling industry. Much of the work of the industry is done within its product-specific sections, councils and affiliates. The association also sponsors trade events, such as ProMat and NA 2004, to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate industry professionals on the productivity solutions provided through material handing and logistics.

For more information on MHIA programs and events, contact Carol Miller or Samantha Greenidge at 800-345-1815 or 704-676-1190.

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