Your professional industry association since 1949

Who We Are

History
Originally established in 1949, the Material Handling Society is the oldest professional organization of its kind in New Jersey.

Members
There are over 300 active members in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. The Material Handling Society has been recognized as one of the leading professional organizations by New Jersey Business magazine.

What is the Material Handling Society New Jersey?
The MHSNJ is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting material handling professional by providing an educational forum and fostering communication among New Jersey's manufacturing, warehousing and distribution practitioners. MHSNJ will provide a vehicle through which its members gain a vision of the future regarding material handling principles. practices, systems and technologies. With this increased awareness and knowledge, MHSNJ members shall be prepared to meet the challenges ahead and contribute to the productivity and efficiency of the organizations that employ them as material handling professionals.

What is Material Handling?
Material Handling can be broadly defined as the science and art pertaining to the movement, storage, control and protection of goods and materials throughout the process of manufacturing, warehousing and distribution.

What is a typical MHSNJ meeting like?
A typical MHSNJ meeting will start off with a site tour of an interesting material handling operation followed by a dinner meeting with prominent guest speakers. These events are scheduled approximately six (6) times annually and are supplemented by special programs, seminars and networking functions. It is the goal of the MHSNJ to expose its members to a verity of industries which utilize a broad spectrum of material handling technologies in an effort to expand both personal and professional horizons.

Who should join and why?
Membership in the MHSNJ is open to all individuals involved in the operation of manufacturing, warehousing or distribution facilities as well as individuals associated with vendor organizations providing material handling equipment, systems or solutions. As a result the MHSNJ has attracted members from nearly every sector of industry. From automotive and pharmaceuticals leaders to consumer distribution professionals. the MHSNJ member roster includes individuals representing the area's most prestigious corporations. It is the diversity of experience and knowledge that facilitates the free exchange of ideas and effective interaction among our members.

Is the MHSNJ a good value?
Unlike many national professional organizations and societies, your $100.00 annual dues payment does not subsidize a large paid staff. Board members are elected by the membership and executive positions are appointed by the board. None of them are paid for their services, so you get more for your investment with the MHSNJ. The MHSNJ is truly a not-for-profit, volunteer organization.

"Material Handling Society New Jersey" is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. MHSNJ 3 Highland Ave. Long Valley NJ 07853

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