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Toyota Material Handling Receives Most Valuable Supplier Award from Industry Association

COLUMBUS, Ind. (Dec. 18, 2017) – Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU), the world’s leading brand of material handling equipment, has earned the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association’s (MHEDA) prestigious Most Valuable Supplier (MVS) Award for 2018. This is the third consecutive year that Toyota Material Handling has earned this industry award created to recognize companies that have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees and their community.


To qualify for the MVS Award, TMHU was required to meet a series of criteria in a number of areas important to the distributor companies who do business with them. In addition to confirming an on-going commitment to safety and documenting a program that “gives back,” MVS Award winners have demonstrated an overall commitment to business excellence by documenting programs in the following areas:  industry advocacy, distributor advocacy, business networking, continued education and business best practices.


“One of our core values is a commitment to continuous improvement in all areas of our business,” said TMHU President Jeff Rufener. “It’s an honor to be recognized for our ongoing dedication to create the best possible experience for every customer, dealer and associate in the Toyota family.”


“MHEDA’s MVS Award winners represent a commitment to excellence in managing their business and in providing outstanding support to the distributor,” said Buddy Smith, MHEDA’s 2017 Chairman of the Board and CEO of CMH Services in Columbia, SC. “MHEDA is proud of all the MVS winners.”


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.




The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) is the only national trade association dedicated solely to improving the proficiency of the independent material handling distributor. MHEDA represents close to 650 companies in the material handling equipment business. Located in suburban Chicago, the association provides services to companies seeking to improve their business through education, networking, benchmarking and best practices. For more information, visit www.mheda.org.

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