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Fortna and MHS Global will now be known as a single company, FORTNA

November 1, 2022

ATLANTA, GA (November 1, 2022) - The merger of MHS Global (“MHS”), a leading global provider of material handling automation and systems integration, and Fortna (“FORTNA”), a leading software and solutions provider for warehouse distribution, has resulted in a single combined entity that will be known, henceforth, as FORTNA. The companies bring together decades of experience in the design, development and delivery of omnichannel and parcel distribution solutions, offering customers a uniquely versatile end-to-end path forward to optimize operations in the face of continual upheaval.

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MHS/Fortna Appoints Jim Hilderhoff Senior Vice President, Distribution and Fulfillment

October 3, 2022

ATLANTA, GA (October 3, 2022) - The newly combined MHS/Fortna group, a leading automation and software company for the full logistics value chain, today announced the appointment of Jim Hilderhoff as Senior Vice President, Distribution and Fulfillment. In this role, Hilderhoff will be responsible for the global Distribution and Fulfillment business including Commercial, Operations, Software Technology and Solutions. Jim will provide strategic leadership, establish long-range growth goals and drive success in solving our clients’ toughest problems.

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Fortna and Fortna | Optricity Recognized in the Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2022

July 21, 2022

ATLANTA, GA (July 21, 2022) - Fortna®, The Distribution Experts™, a leading consulting, engineering services and software company for warehousing and distribution, and Fortna | Optricity, known for its intelligent software solutions to fortify warehouse operations, have been recognized in the Gartner Hype Cycle™ for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2022. Fortna is recognized in the category for Warehouse Control System, while in tandem, has also received recognition in the emerging technology space of Warehouse Execution System. FortnaWES™, Fortna’s premier Warehouse Execution System, manages and orchestrates the flow of physical assets in the warehouse, powering performance with intelligence. In addition, previously highlighted for delivering advanced slotting optimization to the industry, the Fortna | Optricity highly acclaimed optimization solution, OptiSlot DC™ Software, is now recognized in a new category receiving recognition for Digital Twins in Warehousing.

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John Alexis Joins Fortna as New Chief Information Officer

April 21, 2022

ATLANTA, GA (April 21, 2022) - Fortna®, The Distribution Experts™, a leading consulting, engineering services and software company for warehousing and distribution, today announced the appointment of John Alexis as Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this role, John will be responsible for establishing the Fortna global IT strategy, including all IT applications and technologies associated with planning, operating, and supporting the business including data security, collaboration, and storage architectures.

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MHS and Fortna to Combine to Create Global eCommerce and Logistics Automation Leader

April 18, 2022

LOUISVILLE, KY AND ATLANTA, GA (April 18, 2022) - MHS Global (“MHS”), a leading global provider of material handling automation technology and systems integration, and Fortna (“Fortna”), a leading software and solutions provider for warehouse and distribution, will combine to form a multi-billion-dollar, multinational company providing parcel, warehouse and distribution, and lifecycle services. MHS and Fortna belong to the investment portfolio of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. (“THL”), a premier private equity firm investing in middle market growth companies. THL will remain the majority owner of the combined company and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority ("ADIA") will acquire a significant minority stake to support the combination.

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Two Fortna Associates, Falk and Gue, Named “2022 Pros to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine

March 31, 2022

ATLANTA, GA (March 31, 2022) - Fortna®, The Distribution Experts™, a leading consulting, engineering services and software company for warehousing and distribution, today announced that two associates have been named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine’s prestigious 2022 Pros to Know listing.

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Fortna Announces Acquisition of Optricity, Expanding Its Warehouse Optimization, Analysis and Performance Improvement Offering

February 14, 2022

ATLANTA, GA (February 14, 2022) - Fortna®, The Distribution Experts™, a leading consulting, engineering services and software company for warehousing and distribution, today announces that it has acquired Optricity, a warehouse optimization, analysis and performance improvement software company. The Optricity management team will join the Fortna organization following the transaction, positioned to serve the newly combined global client base.

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Fortna Increases Investment in Science and Technology Center for Innovation

January 6, 2022

ATLANTA, GA (January 6, 2022) - Fortna®, The Distribution Experts™, a leading consulting, engineering services and software company for warehousing and distribution, announces increased investment in a new Science and Technology Center for Innovation, tasked with solving complex challenges in distribution.

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Fortna Recognized as Top Workplace for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

October 26, 2021

ATLANTA, GA (October 26, 2021) - Fortna®, The Distribution Experts™, a leading consulting, engineering services and software company for warehousing and distribution, announces it has received the Culture Excellence Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from Top Workplaces, the nation’s most credible employer recognition program. The award recognizes top workplaces that promote a welcoming and inclusive culture.

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Fortna Names John Dillon as Executive Vice President of Operations

September 7, 2021

ATLANTA, GA (September 7, 2021) - Fortna®, The Distribution Experts™, a leading consulting, engineering services and software company for warehousing and distribution, today announced the appointment of John Dillon as Executive Vice President of Operations. In this role, Dillon will be responsible for continuing to develop high-performance delivery teams that maintain Fortna as the industry leader for optimized omnichannel and eCommerce fulfillment. Leading the Operations, Planning and Delivery teams, Dillon will manage all aspects of excellence in delivery across initiatives that include innovative solutioning with robotics, intelligent software, and advanced technologies.

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Introducing Fortnaparts.com, a Premier MHE Parts and Service eCommerce Website

August 31, 2021

ATLANTA, GA (August 31, 2021) - Fortna®, The Distribution Experts™, a leading consulting, engineering services and software company for warehousing and distribution, today announces the domestic launch of Fortnaparts.com, a premier MHE parts and service eCommerce website. With plans to grow globally in the coming months, Fortnaparts.com offers easy access to parts and service for any brand, any model of material handling equipment. Designed with the end user in mind, the new site partners with the world’s leading brands to offer a one stop shopping experience for parts and service to ensure seamless operations for your system.

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Fortna Expands Leadership and Development Rotation (LADR) Career Program

August 24, 2021

ATLANTA, GA (August 24, 2021) - Fortna®, The Distribution Experts™, a leading consulting, engineering services and software company for warehousing and distribution, announced the expansion of its Leadership and Development Rotation program designed to accelerate development of newly hired associates, preparing them for future roles designing and implementing innovative solutions. The one-year program provides a unique opportunity for participants to rotate across multiple service areas, diverse projects and assignments, and advance their leadership skills in Consulting, Engineering and Project Management.

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