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Toyota Honors Top Forklift Dealers with 2015 President's Award

COLUMBUS, Ind. (April 14, 2016) – Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) recently announced the 2015 winners of its prestigious President’s Award. Every year, Toyota selects its top forklift dealers who excel in parts, service and equipment sales, customer satisfaction, and overall dealership operations, and awards them with its highest honor. The winning dealers were announced at Toyota’s Annual Forklift Dealer Meeting this month. The group will celebrate together on a Toyota-sponsored trip to New Zealand later this year.


“Toyota’s President’s Award winners set the bar high, and push themselves hard to succeed,” said Jeff Rufener, president of TMHU. “They are the best of the best in our industry.”




The 2015 winners are:



Allied Toyotalift, Knoxville, Tenn. – Russ Sharpe


Atlantic Coast Toyotalift, Winston-Salem, N.C. – Jay Williford


Brodie Toyota-Lift, Lawrence, Mass. – Ron McCluskey


Conger Toyotalift, Green Bay, Wis. – Anika Conger-Capelle


Forklifts of St. Louis, Inc., St. Louis, Mo. – Eric Whittingham


Hull Toyota Lift, Elkhart, Ind. – Brian Hull


Lift, Inc., Mountville, Penn. – Don Herman


Madland Toyota-Lift, Inc., Bakersfield, Calif. – Mary Madland


Mid Columbia Forklift, Inc., Yakima, Wash. – Phil Hanford


ProLift Industrial Equipment, Louisville, Ky. – David Graffy


Southeast Industrial Equipment, Inc., Charlotte, N.C. – Cory Thorne


Southwest Toyotalift, Mira Loma, Calif. – Kirt Little


SwiftLift, Inc., Victor, N.Y. – Tom Edwards


Toyota-Lift of Los Angeles, Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – Shankar Basu


Toyota Lift of South Texas, San Antonio, Texas – Ken Townsend


About Toyota Industrial Equipment


Proudly manufactured in the United States, Toyota Industrial Equipment offers a full line of material handling solutions including forklifts, automated guided vehicles, fleet management services and tow tractors. Toyota’s commitment to quality, reliability and customer satisfaction, the hallmark of the Toyota Production System, extends throughout more than 220 locations in North America. For more information, visit www.ToyotaForklift.com.

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