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For Donors

MHEFI (the Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to provide financial support for educational programs to engage and retain talent for the material handling industry. Our vision? The funding source for material handling education programs.

Since 1976, our programs have supported over 1,000 students and educators seeking pathways to quality educational programs and fulfilling careers. The demands of today’s global economy and fast-paced technological change reinforce the need to draw top talent to sustain and strengthen material handling and supply chain businesses for the future.

Your investment will help the Foundation provide grants and scholarships to cultivate and educate tomorrow’s material handling workforce.

You may donate online by using the “Donate” button below or cash or check made out to MHEFI and mailed to MHEFI, 8720 Red Oak Blvd., Suite 201, Charlotte, NC 28217.

Previous Donors

The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. continues its tradition of support for providing financial support for educational programs to engage and retain talent for the material handling industry. The Foundation’s Donor’s Club contribution levels are listed below:

Donor's Categories

Corporate Contribution    Individual Contribution
President's Club
$5,000+    $1,000+
Silver Club
$2,500 - $4,999    $500 - $999
Bronze Club
$1,500 - $2,499    $250 - $499
$500 - $1,499    $100 - $249

President’s Club:

ASG Services

Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (AS/RS)

Automation|Controls|Electrification (ACE) (Former ECMA)

William A. Bastian II

Conveyor & Sortation Systems (CSS)

Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA)

Annette Danek-Akey

Matt Dysard

Frazier Industrial

Douglas Herrmann

Bryan Jensen



John & Kathleen Paxton

George Prest

Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA)

Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI)

Steve Riege

Solutions Community

Steel King Industries

Tiffin Metal Products Company

UNEX Manufacturing, Inc.

Dave Wurz

Jane Wurz

Ron Wurz

Dave Young

Silver Club:

Bastian Solutions

Gorbel Inc.

Dr. Sunderesh Heragu


Scan Label Apply Manifest (SLAM)

Storage Manufacturers Association (SMA)

Southworth International Group

St. Onge Company

The Robotics Group (TRG)

Joel Thomas

Terry Young

Bronze Club:

Ergonomic Assist Systems & Equipment (EASE)

Expert Crane

Hanel Storage Systems

John Hill

Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI)

Institute of Caster & Wheel Manufacturers (ICWM)


Dave Lippert

Loading Dock Equipment Manufacturers (LODEM)

Mobile Automation Group (MAG)


Seizmic, Inc.

Steele Solutions, Inc.


American Crane & Equipment

Chris Becker


Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd LLC

FOX IV Technologies, Inc.

G.W. Becker, Inc.


Anna Harreveld

InCord, Ltd.

KPI Integrated Solutions

Kenco Logistics Services, LLC


Locus Robotics Corp.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.

Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA)

Murrelektronik, Inc.


Sebastian Titze

UNARCO Material Handling, Inc.

Donna Varner

WireCrafters, LLC

Updated 9/8/2023

For more information on The Material Handling Education Foundation contact:

Donna Varner

Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc.

8720 Red Oak Blvd., Suite 201

Charlotte, NC 28217-3992 USA

(704) 676-1190

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8720 Red Oak Blvd., Suite 201
Charlotte, NC 28217
(704) 676-1190
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