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Grow your Business with MHI

Discover the value of membership in the only trade association in North America that brings together the material handling, logistics and supply chain industries.

In 1945, MHI was created to deliver solutions to common industrial challenges for manufacturers in the material handling industry. While the challenges and opportunities have changed, the work of MHI is the same today. Run by members, MHI is a not-for-profit trade association that helps material handling, logistics, and supply chain management equipment and system manufacturers promote their solutions and advance the industry.

The mission of MHI is to provide member value every day, and we do that through our four core value centers:

  • Market Access to help grow your business.
  • Knowledge to provide unique learning opportunities and insights for improved business decisions.
  • Industry Leadership to provide industry standards, promote the safe use of products and to promote product solutions.
  • Connections to provide mutually beneficial relationships.

These value drivers offer business tools and resources that are designed to help strengthen your knowledge base and grow your business. Membership in MHI offers a unique collaborative community where members and practitioners can prosper, providing value for your business and as an individual. The more you engage with MHI the more your member value and your business will likely grow.

ProMat and MODEX, MHI’s industry-leading trade shows continue to set growth records and are your best opportunity to connect your manufacturing and supply chain solutions directly to future customers. Additionally, MHI marketing channels provide thought leadership, advertising and sponsorship opportunities that connect you with these key buyers year-round.

Membership in MHI and in MHI’s Industry Groups also positions your company as a leader and gives you a voice in the future of the industry.

As the leading knowledge resource for the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry, MHI is proud to provide you with the people, resources and ideas that will help you to succeed in the marketplace – today and in the future.

Exclusive Benefits of MHI Membership

  • Members save 21% on tradeshow exhibitions – a benefit that equals or exceeds the cost of membership for many of our members
  • ProMat and MODEX tradeshows are top 100 U.S. Trade Shows that attract a combined 85,000 manufacturing and supply chain attendees
  • Members receive discounts on MHI advertising and promotional opportunities that help them engage with an audience of over 100,000 manufacturing and supply chain executives
  • Members are eligible to join one of 17 product-specific groups that include product specific market data and setting ANSI standards. MHI members have formulated 27 ANSI and 138 ISO standards.
  • Members receive over $60,000 worth of industry research each year
  • Members have free access to Water Oak Conference Center’s state-of-the-art auditorium and meeting rooms in Charlotte, perfect for sales presentations or client meetings.

Learn more about the value of MHI membership.

MHI corporate memberships are $2,900 for a calendar year. To discover if a membership in MHI can benefit your organization, just complete the form below and MHI will contact you to:

  • Learn about your business’s goals
  • Discuss MHI resources that can help your company
  • Answer any of your questions about membership

To discover if a membership in MHI can benefit your organization, please contact Chelsea Fairweather at or complete the form below.

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FREE Report on the Economic Impact of the Material Handling Industry
Get a small sample of the value MHI members receive with this report MHI commissioned with Oxford Economics to quantify the economic impact that the material handling industry has across all industries and regions of the United States.

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Fast Facts about MHI
  • Founded in 1945, pioneered the material handling industry
  • 90% member retention rate
  • 30,000 website visitors per month
  • Tradeshows draw 85,000 attendees, 89% with buying authority
  • 17 product-specific groups – 3 peer-to-peer networking communities
  • MHI members set 25 ANSI standards, 147 ISL standards