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Toyota Material Handling Honors Top Forklift Dealers with President’s Award

President's Award Winners photo 2021

Toyota Material Handling (TMH) recognizes 15 of the company’s top dealers with the prestigious President’s Award at their annual Dealer Meeting on March 21, 2022.


Front Row Left to Right: Ken Townsend, Toyota Lift of South Texas; Ron McCluskey, Brodie Toyota-Lift; Anika Conger-Capelle, Conger Toyota-Lift; Joyce Schwob, JIT Toyota-Lift; David Bailey, Southern States Toyotalift; Kyle Hudson, Western Materials Handling & Equipment Ltd.; Back Row Left to Right: Chris Frazee, ProLift Toyota Material Handling; Larry McKevitt, Summit ToyotaLift; Mark Andres, Toyota Material Handling Northern California; Shankar Basu, Toyota Material Handling Solutions; Jim Shoppa, Shoppa’s Material Handling, Ltd.; Jeff Burns, Kenco Toyota-Lift; Michael Turnmyre, VESCO Toyotalift; Scott Plummer, W.D. Matthews Machinery Co.; Not Pictured: Brent Bahrns, Bahrns ToyotaLift

COLUMBUS, Ind. (April 4, 2022) – Toyota Material Handling (TMH) announced the winners of the annual President’s Award, which recognizes the top Toyota forklift dealers in North America. The prestigious award recognizes the dealers who perform at the highest level in parts, service, equipment sales, finance, customer satisfaction and overall operations. The winners, announced during Toyota’s Annual Dealer Meeting on March 21, will celebrate together this fall in Amalfi and Rome, Italy.


The winners of the 2021 President’s Award are:


                Bahrns ToyotaLift, Effingham, Illinois


                Brodie Toyota-Lift, Lawrence, Massachusetts


                Conger Toyota-Lift, Green Bay, Wisconsin


                JIT Toyota-Lift, Frewsburg, New York


                Kenco Toyota-Lift, Chattanooga, Tennessee


                ProLift Toyota Material Handling, Louisville, Kentucky


                Shoppa’s Material Handling, Ltd., Fort Worth, Texas


                Southern States Toyotalift, Tampa, Florida


                Summit ToyotaLift, North Haven, Connecticut


                Toyota Lift of South Texas, San Antonio, Texas


                Toyota Material Handling Northern California, Livermore, California


                Toyota Material Handling Solutions, Santa Fe Springs, California


                VESCO Toyotalift, Hickory, North Carolina


                W. D. Matthews Machinery Co., Auburn, Maine


                Western Materials Handling & Equipment Ltd., Calgary, Alberta,Canada



“The President’s Award is our most prestigious honor, reserved for those who deliver a superior customer experience,” said Bill Finerty, TMH President & CEO. “Toyota forklift dealers have a longstanding reputation for consistently going above and beyond for our customers. The dealers recognized represent the best of the best and we’re proud to honor them and their commitment to excellent customer service.”


About Toyota Material Handling


Toyota Material Handling offers material handling products and solutions, 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. With access to an industry-leading lineup of material handling products, Toyota dealers are uniquely positioned to help solve wide-ranging challenges in warehousing and distribution. Built for every application, Toyota can provide the most complete set of solutions for material handling, automation, energy, advanced logistics, and warehouse optimization. For more information or to learn more, visit ToyotaForklift.com.

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