256 257 W hen it comes to outsourcing their forklift, industrial door,and industrial dockneeds, mega-corporations Home Depot and Walmart place their faith inMaterial Han- dling Services-as do hundreds of other highly successful national,regional,and local companies throughout the United States.MHS is the holding company for multiple businesses,offering innovative solutions across every aspect of thematerial handling industry. Under the savvydirection of Founder &CEOBrent Parent,MHS has spent over 20 years developing da- ta-driven solutions that increase productivity,improve safety,and lower operational expense for clients that require facilities and equipment tomove andmanage materials on a large scale.Parent was honored as a 2017 Ernst &Young Entrepreneur of theYear for theMichigan andNorthwest Ohio Region,and recently shared his take on the phenomenal growth and success of his company. The following is an edited version of that BusinessView Magazine interview. BVM: What was the visionwhen you foundedMHS? Parent: “Our parent company isMaterial Handling Services (MHS); our REVOLUTIONIZING THE MATERIAL HANDLING INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE | MATERIAL HANDLING SERVICES WHAT: Innovative solutions for the material handling industry WHERE: Headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio WEBSITE: www.mhs-corp.com MATERIAL HANDLING SERVICES MATERIAL HANDLING SERVICES