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Toyota Material Handling Honors Top Forklift Dealers

COLUMBUS, Ind. (Feb. 27, 2020) – Toyota Material Handling (TMH) announced the winners of the annual President’s Award which recognizes the top Toyota forklift dealers in North America. The revered award recognizes the dealers who perform at the highest level in parts, service, equipment sales, customer satisfaction and overall operations. The winners, announced at Toyota’s Annual Dealer Meeting on February 10, will celebrate together on a Toyota-sponsored trip to Italy in October.


“The President’s Award is our most prestigious honor, and it rewards those that deliver a superior customer experience,” said Jeff Rufener, TMH President & CEO. “These Toyota forklift dealers have consistently gone above and beyond for our customers, and this is our way of honoring them for their unwavering commitment.”


The Winners of the 2019 President’s Award Are:



Atlas Toyota Material Handling, Elk Grove, Illinois


Brodie Toyota-Lift, Lawrence, Massachusetts


Conger Toyotalift, Green Bay, Wisconsin


Hull Toyota Lift, Elkhart, Indiana


JIT Toyota-Lift, Frewsburg, New York


Lift Truck Supply, Tyler, Texas


Madland Toyota-Lift, Bakersfield, California


ProLift Toyota Material Handling, Louisville, Kentucky


Shoppa’s Material Handling, Fort Worth, Texas


Southeast Industrial Equipment, Charlotte, North Carolina


Southern States Toyotalift, Tampa, Florida


The Lilly Company, Memphis, Tennessee


Toyota Lift of South Texas, San Antonio, Texas


Toyota Material Handling Northern California, Livermore, California


Vesco Toyotalift, Hickory, North Carolina



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    Pictured are the Toyota Material Handling 2019 President’s Award Winners.


Front Row – L-R: Ken Townsend, Toyota Lift of South Texas; Ron McCluskey, Brodie Toyota-Lift; David Bailey, Southern States Toyotalift; Joyce Schwob, JIT Toyota-Lift; Anika Conger-Capelle, Conger Toyotalift; Mary Madland, Madland Toyota-Lift; Al Rawson, Atlas Toyota Material Handling; Joe Clark, The Lilly Company. Back Row – L-R: Craig Murphy, Lift Truck Supply; Cory Thorne, Southeast Industrial Equipment; Michael Turnmyre, Vesco Toyotalift; Jeff Rufener, President & CEO, Toyota Material Handling; Brian Hull, Hull Toyota Lift; Jim Shoppa, Shoppa’s Material Handling; Chris Frazee, Prolift Toyota Material Handling; Mark Andres, Toyota Material Handling Northern California


About Toyota Material Handling    


Toyota Material Handling offers a full line of material handling products proudly assembled in the United States, including forklifts, reach trucks, order pickers, pallet jacks, container handlers, automated guided vehicles, and tow tractors, along with aerial work platforms, fleet management services, and advanced automation engineering and design. Toyota’s commitment to quality, reliability and customer satisfaction, the hallmark of the Toyota Production System, extends throughout more than 230 locations across North America. For more information, visit ToyotaForklift.com

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