Valley Industrial Trucks Honored by Industry

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — For the fifth consecutive year, Valley Industrial Trucks Inc. received the Most Valuable Partner, or MVP award from the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association.

Valley Industrial received the 2021 MVP award for its accomplishments in 2020, according to a company release. The MHEDA is the premier trade association for the material handling business community and represents nearly 600 companies in the material handling equipment industry.

Award recipients must satisfy a rigorous set of criteria, with less than 10% of the association’s membership earning the award, according to the release. As a 2021 MVP, Valley Industrial Trucks has successfully demonstrated a commitment to business excellence, professionalism and good stewardship, the release states.

“Thank you MHEDA for awarding Valley Industrial Trucks with the 2021 MVP award. I greatly appreciate MHEDA recognizing the efforts of my company and our team members,” said Jim Hammond, Valley Industrial owner. “We work tirelessly to make sure every customer is satisfied and that their equipment is performing properly and safely. Receiving this MVP award is a true testament of our dedication, hard work and commitment to be the best especially during this challenging business environment.”

To qualify for the annual MVP Award companies are required to provide evidence of their commitment to their partners in business including their customers, employees and suppliers. They must satisfy criteria in:

  • Industry Advocacy
  • Customer Service & Safety Practices
  • Business Networking
  • Continuing Education
  • Business Best Practices

“Both of MHEDA’s Awards, the MVP and MVS, are difficult to achieve without a company wide commitment to excellence in education, networking and community service.” said Mike Wall, 2020 MHEDA board chairman and president of CSI Materials Handling, Illinois. “The companies that earn this distinction from MHEDA are the premier materials handling providers in the industry.”

Valley Industrial Trucks is an authorized dealer for CLARK, Doosan, BYD, JLG, Genie and Sellick Lift Trucks as well as many other material handling products and storage products. With more than 50 employees and locations in Youngstown and Akron, Ohio, Valley Industrial has served northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania since 1956.

Images: Valley Industrial Trucks Inc.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.