January 5, 1949 Society “concept” meeting held at Newark, NJ Athletic Club; 35 attendees, mostly manufacturing and vendors.
February 25, 1949 “Organizational” meeting help in Public Service Co. auditorium, Newark, NJ: 80 attendees, Constitution and By-Laws approved, Officers and Directors elected.
March 16, 1949 Material Handling Society of New Jersey (MSHNJ) first ‘Official” dinner meeting held at Military Park Hotel, Newark.
April 4, 1949 American Material Handling Society (AMHS) established as a Society for both users and vendors.
June 1949 AMHS chartered its first eight local chapters.
November 15, 1949 MHSNJ first plant tour – Allen B. Dumont Co., East Paterson (now Elmwood Park), NJ.
November, 1950 MHSNJ approved affiliation with AMHS.
January 1951 MHSNJ received its charter from AMHS; now knows as “American Material Handling Society, New Jersey Chapter.”
January 13, 1966 AMHS changed its name to “International Materials Management Society” (IMMS).
1972 New Jersey Chapter held its first “Mini-Expo” table top exhibit.
1972 New Jersey Chapters conducts its first of many “Safety Fork Truck Rally” (in 1983 and 1985, the Chapter hosted the International Competition).
1979 New Jersey Chapter with Middlesex County College developed a “pre-Apprentice Training Program for Fork Lift Mechanics.”
1981 Bloomfield College with the help of the New Jersey Chapter, developed a “Certified Program” in Materials Management.
May 19, 1983 New Jersey Chapter held its first annual “Golf Outing” at Forest Hills Country Club, Bloomfield, NJ
1986/1987 New Jersey disaffiliates from IMMS and returned to independency as the “Material Handling Society of New Jersey, Inc.”
June 1992 MHSNJ established a College Scholarship Fund program, financed primarily by the annual Golf Outing. Awards go to colleges for students who include material handling studies in their college program.
September 8, 1999 MHSNJ celebrates it’s 50th Anniversary at Forsgate County Club, Jamesburg, New Jersey.
March 24, 2009 MHSNJ celebrates its 60th Anniversary at The Crowne Plaza, Monroe Township, New Jersey.