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  • February 16, 2017 8:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wednesday February 15, 2017

    The Tour

    Metaline is a leading point-of-purchase (POP) display company. A 4thgeneration family-run business that specializes in the design, production, warehousing, and distribution of custom Point-of Purchase (POP) displays.

    The highlight of this tour is the operations cutting-edge manufacturing equipment. Metaline’s custom manufacturing operation is flexibly adept at transforming a wide range of materials including wire, metal, plastic, wood, and corrugate into captivating POP displays. You will see CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) machines that are able to accomplish: wire forming, tube-bending, CAD driven laser cutting, robotic welding, & routing.

    Metaline ingeniously employs its state-of-the art equipment to achieve optimum flexibly in working with a broad array of materials. A manufacturing operation you need to see!

    Roundtable Topic

    Forklift Battery Technology, Past, Present and Future What Technology is best for your operation and why


    Representatives from Electric Battery Company will discuss the various new technologies available to power your forklift. They will discuss in detail the pros and cons of today’s battery charging alternatives. Traditional Lead Acid Charging will be contrasted to Fast-Charge and to Opportunity Charging. The roundtable will explain the differences between these methods and the implications for your warehouse. This will help you judge which methodology is best for your lift truck operation.

    The participants will also cover an overview of industrial battery and chargers in motive power applications, including emerging technology: fuel cells and lithium batteries. This seasoned panel has many years of field experience. They will address all your questions with sound answers. You will leave understanding batteries, which play an increasingly important role in our industry.

    Expert Panel:

    • Gerald Bayreuther, President, Electric Battery Company
    • Anthony DeCicco, Director of Sales and Service
    • Michael Salerno Sales Engineer

    Tour Location

    241 Raritan Street
    South Amboy, NJ 08879

    Roundtable & Dinner Location

    Maras Restaurant
    3602 Route 35 North
    South Amboy, NJ 08879

    (for GPS input: Catherine Street and Route 35 North)

    Tour & Dinner Cost:

    • MHSNJ Members $50
    • Nonmembers $75
    • New Member Special $110
    • Tour Sponsorship $250

    Thank you to our tour sponsor:

    To sponsor this event, contact a MHSNJ Board member

  • November 04, 2016 2:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Burlington, NJ
    Wednesday Morning November 2, 2016

    Guest Speaker:

    Carl Marcinkowski
    Senior Vice President Distribution and Transportation
    Destination Maternity Corporation

    About Destination Maternity

    Destination Maternity is the world’s largest designer and retailer of maternity apparel.  As of January, 2016, it operates 529 retail locations under three retail nameplates: Motherhood Maternity®, A Pea in the Pod®, and Destination Maternity®, and operates 1,288 apparel departments within retailers such as Macy’s®, Sears®, Buy Buy Baby®, Boscov’s®, and Century 21®. The Company also provides maternity apparel for Kohl’s Department Stores®.   Destination Maternity’s inventory is also available for direct to consumer shipments on brand websites and other e-commerce sites.

    The Destination Maternity Corporation’s 406,000 sq. ft. distribution center in Florence, NJ handles all aspects of Destination Maternity’s retail distribution, wholesale distribution, e-commerce fulfillment, and reverse logistics processing for the U.S. market and international markets.

    Incorporating a high-speed shuttle ASRS, mini-load crane ASRS, a unit sorter with 600 destinations serviced by 12 induction stations, a 2000+ light directed display put wall, extensive routing and sorting conveyor systems, and wearable radio-frequency technology throughout the entire facility, the omni-channel fulfillment system and associated processing is fully controlled by warehouse execution system (WES) software, which interfaces with the host ERP and features full WMS and WCS and integrated transportation management functionality.

    Single SKU totes from the shuttle ASRS (left side of image) are delivered via elevated conveyor to sorter induction stations as needed for order fulfillment purposes at Destination Maternity's omni-channel fulfillment center.

    Tour & Meeting Location
    1000 John Galt Way, Burlington, NJ 08016


    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  Registration/Continental Breakfast

    9:00 AM - 9:30 AM  Speaker / Overview

    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Tour

    10:30 AM Q & A Session - Departure when completed

    Tour & Breakfast Cost:

    MHSNJ Members   $25
    Non members   $50
    New Member Special   $110
    Tour Sponsorship   $250

    Thank you to our tour sponsor:

    To sponsor this event, contact a MHSNJ Board member 

  • October 13, 2016 1:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Cyber Security 

    “The protection of information systems from theft or damage to hardware and software as well as disruption or misdirection of services they provide”

    Almost every day ransom ware, malware and denial of service attacks are in the news. The victims are companies large and small from retailers to hospitals. The company size and type of business no longer matter & anyone can be victimized, even individuals. In this talk we'll look at the contemporary threats and the efforts to mitigate them. You'll learn what works and what does not. We'll discuss what cyber security management effort is required to meet the current level of risk.

    The Panel will consist of experts from a variety of industries: BIO's

    Frank Halpin - CFE Halpin Consulting Group, Owner
    Gideon Lenkey - RA Security NJ & Cypress, Owner
    Anthony Longo - Tiffany, Chief Information Security Officer
    Ali Waezzadah – CBS, VP Information Security and Risk
    Carl Woodward - Lifetime Brands, Dir. Warehouse Services

     When Wednesday, October 12th
     Where Maggiano’s Little Italy
    600 Commons Way
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807

     Cost $60 
    Special note:
    The venue is limited to the first 60 individuals who sign up
    Contact the MHSNJ office at:
    (888) 496-4765


    You will also have an opportunity to win a prize during our RAFFLE!  
    Download flyer
    Thank you to our event sponsors:

  • September 22, 2016 1:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Riverside, NJ
    September 21st

    Guest Speaker

    Dave Schaeffer
    Vice President Distribution & Fulfillment
    About Simon & Schuster
    The Simon & Schuster (S&S) Riverside Distribution Center in Delran, NJ has been shipping books since 1956.  The facility has been expanded 7 times over this sixty-year period.  The most recent expansion a 200,000 SF high-bay addition will be completed in the spring of 2016.  This tour while showcasing this new 47’ clear very-narrow-aisle operation and will show how the entire 800,000 SF facility has been continuously upgraded to be modern & efficient.  

    Riverside is S&S’s sole DC.  From this state of the art facility the publisher ships over ½ million books everyday directly to all of the US & Canada.  It also supports S&S distribution globally.

    This facility is heavily automated with an extensive conveyor system that includes: 2 high speed (120 ctn. /min.) sorters, weigh-in-motion, spiral conveyors, MRT right angle transfers, & fluid load extenders. The conveyor system is controlled by a Warehouse Control System (WCS) that is tightly interfaced with voice picking & with a fully up to date Warehouse Management System (WMS). The facility makes wide use of wireless for voice pick & RF for unit & case movement. A Labor Management System is deployed and employees are incented for productivity & accuracy.

    The DC supports over 40,000 active titles (SKUs) across a mix of split case, full case, & pallet. Orders are shipped to a diverse range of customers: from consumers, to book, specialty stores & discount stores, & to retail & wholesale distribution centers. Order sizes shipped daily range from 1 book to multiple truckloads. The operation uses opportunity chargers to run its lift fleet 24 hours a day, 5-6 days a week. Over 75,000 pallets are stored in combination of storage media including: VNA (very-narrow-aisle 61"), push-back rack, & drive-in rack.

    Tour & Dinner Location
    100 Front Street
    Riverside NJ 08075-1181

    3:00 - 3:30 pm   Registration at Simon & Schuster
    3:30 - 5:00 pm   Tour
    5:00 - 6:00 pm   Networking/Cocktail time
    6:00 - 6:30 pm   Speaker Presentation
    6:30 - 8:00 pm   Dinner

    Tour & Dinner Cost:

    MHSNJ Members   $50
    Non members   $75
    New Member Special   $110
    Our tour sponsors:

    To sponsor this event, contact a MHSNJ Board member 

  • June 15, 2016 10:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2016 MHSNJ Scholarship Golf Classic

    Wednesday June 8, 2016 the Material Handling Society will host our 33rd annual MHSNJ Scholarship Golf Classic at Black Oak Golf Club in Long Valley, NJ.

    Black Oak Golf Club
    169 Bartley Road
    Long Valley, NJ 07853

    (908) 876-9887

    The MHSNJ Golf Classic has helped us raise over $100,000 in scholarship money that we award to students from both Rutgers University and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

    At the April 22nd Lifetime Brands Meeting, professors and students attended our dinner program and were awarded $7,000 in scholarship money. Many of our past scholarship winners have gone on to jobs in the material handling industry and are current members of the society. We invite you to join us as a golfer, a sponsor, or at our dinner program after a day of fun, friendship and networking.

    Sponsors of last year's MHSNJ Golf Classic can be viewed here.

    MHSNJ Event History

    What are the Benefits of Sponsorship?









    Shotgun Start








    Dinner, Awards & Prizes


    • Hole-In-One
    • Closest to the Pin


    • First & Second
    • Low Gross
    • Low Net

    Golf Format: - Shamble

    • Select Best Drive - Then Play Own Ball


    Now - May 27th


    per golfer

    May 28th - June 3rd


    per golfer

    Dinner only


    per person

    Includes: Use of Clubhouse Facilities & Driving Range








    Sponsorship packages include:
    • Diamond Sponsor Tee Sign
    • Diamond Listing on Banner displayed at All Meetings
    • Listing on our Website with Link to Your Website (If Desired)
    • Special Recognition Announcement
    • Tee Sign
    • Name on Banner Displayed at All Meetings
    • Listing on our Website
    • Name on Banner displayed at All Meetings
    • Listing on our Website

    The Material Handling Society New Jersey is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization.

    Registering a larger group or have other questions? Email or call:

    Donald Cronin 908-876-1771 or

    Karl Metz 609-276-0613

  • April 27, 2016 8:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    Tuesday April 26th, 2016

    About UNEX Manufacturing:

    Founded in 1964, UNEX is a family owned business and the trusted industry leader in providing innovative order picking solutions that maximize space usage, increase pick rates and improve ergonomics at the point of pick. Our Pickologists* design and provide engineering support for all our products with one goal in mind: to help customers keep processes and profits flowing. MORE HERE

    After the tour:

    We will head on over to the Monmouth Medical Center Champions Club located behind home plate on the Luxury Suite level of FirstEnergy Park. The room includes indoor and outdoor seating, climate control, private wait service, and a flat-screen television.
    This is where dinner and drinks will be served starting at 6 PM with time to network before the game.
    We will take nominations for MHSNJ Board members. First pitch is at 6:35 PM

    About the teams:
    See the future of Major League Baseball today. The Lakewood BlueClaws are the Class A affiliate for the Philadelphia Phillies as are the Charleston River dogs for the New York Yankees.

    Tour Location

    UNEX Manufacturing
    691 New Hampshire Avenue
    Lakewood, NJ 08701

    NOTE: the UNEX driveway entrance is on Oak St.

    Dinner/Game Location

    First Energy Park Champions Club
    2 Stadium Way
    Lakewood, NJ 08701

    NOTE: The Stadium located 1 mile from UNEX


    3:30 - 4:00 pm   Registration at UNEX
    4:00 - 5:00 pm   Tour UNEX Manufacturing
    5:30 - 7:00 pm   Networking/Dinner at FirstEnergy Park
    6:35 - 9:15 pm   Lakewood VS Charleston

    Tour & Game Cost:

    MHSNJ Members
    Non-Members  $80
    New Member Special
    Tour Sponsor


    FirstEnergy Park FAQ's

    Still have Questions? Contact Karl - I'll be happy to help!

    Our tour sponsor:

    To sponsor this event, contact a MHSNJ Board member

  • January 20, 2016 10:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Prudential Center Tour


    DEVILS WIN 4 - 2!

    January 19th, 2016

    After the tour, catch some exciting hockey action as our NJ Devils take on the Calgary Flames.

    Your tour of the "Rock" with game admission includes:
    • Specially Priced Lower Level Ticket
    • Group Seating at the Game
    • Group Welcome on the Big Screen
    • Gift complements of the NJ Devils
    • $20 Food/Beverage Credit
    About the Prudential Center:
    The Prudential Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the central business district of Newark, New Jersey. It was designed by HOK Sport (now Populous), with the exterior designed by Morris Adjmi Architects.

    Opened in 2007, it is the home of the New Jersey Devils and the NCAA's Seton Hall Pirates men's basketball team.

    The arena seats 17,625 patrons for hockey and 18,711 for basketball. Fans and sports writers have affectionately nicknamed the arena "The Rock" in reference to the Rock of Gibraltar, the corporate logo of Prudential Financial, a financial institution that owns the naming rights to the arena and is headquartered within walking distance of it.

    In December 2013, the arena ranked third nationally and ninth internationally for self-reported annual revenue.


    The red and gray exterior is inspired by Newark's bricklaying and railroad heritage, while paying homage to the team colors of the New Jersey Devils, red and black.

    LED display

    Fans approaching the arena from the front are presented with a view of the arena's externally mounted 4,800 square foot (446 m²) LED display, one of the largest in the world. The Daktronics display is split up into thin panels with gaps in between, in order to prevent the fans' view from inside from being obstructed.

    Display 1

    Product Line:

    Video Displays

    Spacing (Line/Pixel):

    20 mm



    Product Category:


    Lines & Columns:

    800 x 48

    Approx. Dimensions:

    52' 6" x 3' 0"

    Display 2

    Product Line:

    Video Displays

    Spacing (Line/Pixel):

    20 mm



    Product Category:


    Lines & Columns:

    800 x 32

    Approx. Dimensions:

    52' 6" x 2' 0"

    The Entrance

    Along the arena's east side Mulberry Street entrance are two large "entrance cylinders" named the South Tower and PNC Tower, the arena's most prominent exterior feature. These towers take the fans up to the Grand Concourse, by escalator and staircase.

    Grand Concourse

    The interior's lower level Grand Concourse provides views of downtown Newark on the Edison Place and Mulberry Street sides through large windows. Prudential Center features separate concourses for the lower and upper levels, whereas the Continental Airlines Arena had one concourse for both levels of the arena.

    Throughout the Grand Concourse, jerseys of most high school hockey teams in New Jersey hang from the walls. The arena also features many murals of players and memorable moments from Devils history. One 6,000-square-foot (560 m2) mural encompasses a long stretch of the Grand Concourse wall and features Devils Martin Brodeur, Scott Stevens, and Ken Daneyko, along with tributes to other New Jersey sports and Newark landmarks, with depictions that include Seton Hall men's basketball legends Richie Regan and Terry Dehere, soccer player Tony Meola, a boxer, and tennis legend Althea Gibson.

    Amenities and facilities

    As one of the newest facilities to be used in the NHL, the Prudential Center features a large array of amenities. The rink area features four LED ribbons and an eight-sided scoreboard equipped with high-definition video displays from Daktronics.

    The 76 luxury suites available are the largest in North America. Personal dining, Wi-Fi, and high-definition televisions are some of the many conveniences available in the luxury suites. There are 750 flat-screen televisions in total across the arena.

    On each side of the lower bowl's three middle sections are 2,330 Club Seats. These black-colored seats are wider, with more legroom. Club Seat and season ticket holders have access to a 350-seat restaurant on the suite level in one of the end zones with views of the rink and practice rink. Club Seat holders also have access to the Fire and Ice Lounges, which are designed to be modern themed private bar areas. These lounges are located at the top of the lower bowl, behind the Club Seats.
    On the north, Edison Place side of the arena, at street level, are the ticket office and the Devils' 2,600 square foot (242 m²) Team Store, along with Championship Plaza, a public meeting place that celebrates the Devils' past and present successes on the ice.

    Attached to the Prudential Center are the Devils' corporate offices and practice rink, which contains its own locker rooms. The Prudential Center is one of only three NHL arenas with a practice rink (the others are Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, home of the Columbus Blue Jackets, and First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York, home of the Buffalo Sabres) and the only one with dual locker rooms and practice facilities.

    Tour Location

    Prudential Center 25 Lafayette St. Newark, NJ 07102


    3:30 - 4:00 pm   Registration at the "Rock"
    4:00 - 5:15 pm   Tour of the Prudential Center
    5:15 - 6:45 pm   Networking/Ticket processing
    7:00 - 9:15 pm   Devils VS Flames

    Tour & Game Cost:

    MHSNJ Members




    New Member Special


    Tour Sponsorship


    Tour ONLY - NO game, F&B Card or gift


    NOTE: Each paid registrant going to the game will receive a gift complements of the NJ Devils and a $20 food & Beverage card that can be used at any concession stand throughout the Prudential Center.

    Seat location:

    Our group will be located in the lower bowl area, section 13. Seating is limited.

    Getting There & Parking
    Click on the Getting there & Parking link above for directions and information on parking in the area.

    Prudential Center FAQ's

    Still have Questions? Contact Karl - I'll be happy to help!

    Our tour sponsor:

    To sponsor this event, contact a MHSNJ Board member

  • UPS

    October 21, 2015 11:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    MHSNJ welcomes you to join us October 20th as we tour

    Parsippany, NJ

    Guest Speaker

    Will Robertson
    UPS Director of Marketing, Industrial Manufacturing & Distribution

    About UPS

    Founded in 1907 as a messenger company in the United States, UPS has grown into a multi-billion-dollar corporation by clearly focusing on the goal of enabling commerce around the globe. Today, UPS is a global company with one of the most recognized and admired brands in the world. We have become the world's largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services. Every day, we manage the flow of goods, funds, and information in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

    UPS Facts

    • 435,000 employees worldwide
    • Daily delivery volume: 18 million packages and documents
    • Operating facilities:  1,990
    • Delivery fleet: 99,892 package cars, vans, tractors, motorcycles, including, 5,461 alternative-fuel vehicles
    • UPS jet aircraft fleet: 237
    Facility Highlights
    Built  in: 1975
    Building Size:  484,857 square feet
    Number of Dock Doors: 132
    Processing Capacity: 330,000 parcels daily

    Technologies Profiled

    NGSS (Next generation small sort)
    Improves service
    Increases efficiency

    AAD (Auto arrive and depart)
    Increases forecasting efficiency
    Improves assignment results
    Reduces gate delays at large facilities

    ORION (On-Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation
    Reduces cost to serve
    Aids in reduction of driver miles and fuel consumption

    Tour Location


    799 Jefferson Rd.
    Parsippany, NJ 07054

    Meeting & Dinner Location

    Sheraton Directions
    The Sheraton Parsippany

    199 Smith Road
    Parsippany, NJ 07054
    Phone: (973) 515-2000

    Speaker BIO

    Will Robertson is Director of Marketing for the Industrial Manufacturing & Distribution segment at UPS.  In addition to the Industrial Manufacturing & Distribution segment, he also manages the Automotive and Aerospace segments.  In this position he is responsible for marketing, product planning and strategy for some of UPS’ largest customers within these industry verticals.

    Most recently Mr. Robertson was a Marketing Manager in the North Atlantic district of UPS where he worked on developing and implementing marketing strategies within the industrial manufacturing and professional services segment.

    Mr. Robertson joined UPS in 1987 as a driver service provider and rotated through several positions within operations, business development, communications and marketing.  In 2010, Will and his family relocated to NJ where he currently resides.

    Will earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and an MBA in Marketing from Southern New Hampshire University.

    3:00 - 3:30 pm   Registration at UPS
    3:30 - 5:00 pm   UPS Tour
    5:00 - 6:00 pm   Networking/Cocktail time at Sheraton
    6:00 - 6:30 pm   Speaker Presentation
    6:30 - 8:00 pm   Dinner
    The bar will be open from 5:30 – 6:00PM and from 6:30-7:30PM

    Tour & Dinner Cost:

    MHSNJ Members   $50
    Non members   $75
    New Member Special   $100
    Tour Sponsorship   $250

    Our tour sponsor:

    To sponsor this event, contact a MHSNJ Board member 
  • September 28, 2015 12:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CBRE & CORE Group

    are excited to present the

    2nd Annual


    CBRE, Inc. and CORE Group, LLC are excited to present the second annual New Jersey LogistXGames, a unique four-event competition geared at promoting the overwhelming value of the logistics industry and recognizing the “best” practitioners in the region. The event provides a safe and competitive arena for local and regional companies to build employee pride, establish team work principles and reinforce the safety standards vital to the industry.

    Event Structure: The games will commence with opening ceremonies featuring a special guest speaker. Teams will participate in five events as described in the Games Details link. Mid-day lunch will be provided. The games will conclude with closing ceremonies followed by the announcement of the winners.

    Date:           September 25, 2015

    Time:           9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


    965 Cranbury-South River Road
    South Brunswick Township, NJ

    Spectator Tickets: $10 for participating company spectators and $25 for all others

    Still not sure what the games entail? Watch this video from last year’s LogistXGames!


    All proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project

    (after event costs)

    Questions? Please contact:

    Kaitlyn Clancy
    Regional Account Manager
    +1 732 951 8800
  • June 16, 2015 8:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thursday June 11, 2015, the Material Handling Society will host our 32nd annual MHSNJ Golf Classic at Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth, NJ.
    Galloping Hill Golf Course
    Don't miss out and register early
    The 2014 event was sold out prior to the event!

    This event raises thousands of dollars that we award to students from both Rutgers University and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

    At the April 22nd Lifetime Brands Meeting, professors and students attended our dinner program and were awarded $7,000 in scholarship money. Many of our past scholarship winners have gone on to jobs in the material handling industry and are current members of the society. We invite you to join us as a golfer, a sponsor, or at our dinner program after a day of fun, friendship and networking.

    Sponsors of the 2015 MHSNJ Golf Classic can be viewed here.

    MHSNJ Event History
    What are the Benefits of Sponsorship?

    Now - May 31st - $150 per golfer*
    June 1st - June 9th - $175 per golfer*

    Cocktail hour & Dinner only - $70 per person
    *Registration for golfers will close end of day June 9th or earlier if sold out


    Diamond - $500
    Platinum - $350
    Gold - $250


    11:00 - 12:00   Registration/Lunch
    12:30               Shotgun Start
    5:00 - 6:00      Cocktail hour
    6:00 - 8:00      Dinner, awards & prizes

    Registering a larger group or have other questions? Email or call:
    Donald Cronin 908-876-1771 or
    Karl Metz 609-276-0613
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