Feb. 4, 2020 – St. Louis, MO – BHS, Inc., a leading manufacturer of material handling equipment for engineered system integration, recently joined the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). Company leadership plans to build partnerships within the venerable trade organization, extending their unique capabilities in custom material handling integration to a broader market.
As integrating material handling systems has moved to the center of the company’s core competencies, enrolling in MHEDA was an easy decision, said Melissa Bowen of the BHS marketing team.
“We’ve been manufacturing material handling equipment from the start,” Bowen said. “But as our integration capabilities have expanded over the years, it made sense to get out there in the community and look for new partners on these integrated solutions.”
BHS’ membership with MHEDA has been active since September 2019, but the company’s integration services began years before, at the request of existing clients. Material handling integration goes beyond manufacturing to include engineering, designing, building, and finally assembling whole-facility systems that improve material flow and boost productivity.
“Material handling equipment doesn’t exist in a vacuum,” Bowen said. “We’ve always focused on providing solutions, not just products, so [integration] was a natural addition to our service catalog.”
The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association describes itself as “the premier trade association dedicated to serving all segments of the material handling business community.” It was founded more than 60 years ago, and continues to stage conventions and provide resources, networking, and development opportunities for its members.