December 2019
2020 Membership Dues Are Ready
Get a jump on the renewal for 2020 and access another year of the tools, education, and networking opportunities you know and love from your AHTD.   Click this link to login and pay your invoice quickly and easily electronically, or contact Leigha Schatzman with credit card information, or with questions. While you are at it, please check the member information we have on file and update our records with current member names, your address, and company contacts.

AHTD is better for each and every member and member company. We thank you for your continued membership.  
C&E Advanced Technologies Position Announcement
C&E Advanced Technologies
is pleased to announce that Julie Humphreville has accepted the position of Inside Sales Coordinator. Julie has a background in the steel industry, having previously worked for Tomson Steel Sales and New Dimension Metals as an Account Manager. Read more .
Winter is Coming: Piab's Bag Grippers Help Road Salt Business
Winter will come, the streets need to remain ice-free. With Piab's hybrid bag gripper, Sapho was able to significantly increase their cycle times in order to be optimally prepared for the winter business for road salt.
At the company Sapho GmbH, a company of the Bilgram Chemie Group, based in Ostrach, Germany, the old bag gripper no longer provided the necessary performance. When visiting another company, they noticed a better gripping solution. The gripper was particularly convincing because no one had to monitor it, directly freeing employees for other tasks. To be well prepared for the upcoming winter season, they decided to invest in a new gripper.  Read more .
Progea Selected for a Slice of Business
Another successful application powered by Movicon. Two hundred million pizza crusts produced a year with the help of Movicon.NExT.

TNT Crust has chosen Movicon.NExT ™ by Progea for the supervision of its refrigerated and frozen pizza crusts system. Read the full case history
Progea is actively seeking new distributors and sales representatives.
Please contact us for discussing these opportunities.
Thank You for a Great Year!
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WebPresented would like to thank everyone at AHTD for a great first year as a strategic business partner! We were able to attend both the Spring and Fall Meeting where we had the opportunity to meet many of you and learn about your unique business needs. This has been a great organization to be a part of and we look forward to meeting more of you in 2020!

If you are interested in learning about our sales enablement tool, WPCRM, we encourage you to attend our Live Webinar on January 21 at 2:00 PM EST on A Day in the Life of a Sales Rep using WPCRM .

Have a Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Holiday Giving: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

'Tis the season for gift giving, and rewarding and recognizing your employees for a job well done. In this episode, Peg shares some advice on holiday gifts and bonuses:

1. Reportable income vs no-tax gifts
2. Taxable bonuses, non-discretionary, and more
3. Overtime Calculations—see this helpful document on Calculating Regular Rate of Pay for Overtime  

  Watch the video  to learn more.
Epicor Executive View: Austin 

Executive View is returning to Austin! This event, designed specifically for distributors, is an exclusive, interactive, educational meeting focused on helping you grow your business, enhance productivity, and differentiate.
With deep industry knowledge in distribution and unbeatable fit-for-purpose functionality, Prophet 21 helps distributors grow, compete, and thrive in today’s highly competitive marketplace. At Executive View, you’ll see real-world examples of exactly how Prophet 21 users achieve that success.
Executive View   is a must-attend event designed specifically for distributors like you.  Read more .
Please share your company milestones, news, and events with us by emailing to be in an upcoming newsletter. We'll publish one article per member company each month. Don't fret if you don't see your article right away. We publish articles in the order received.
Contact Leigha Schatzman, Executive Director at 262.696.3645 or email .