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Valley Industrial Trucks Earns MVP Status for the Fifth Consecutive Year

Youngstown, OH –Valley Industrial Trucks, Inc. has been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for 2021 for their accomplishments in 2020.  For the fifth consecutive year, Valley Industrial Trucks has earned an MVP Award from the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association). 

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

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 the following important areas:

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

“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. 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.” Jim Hammond, Owner

“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.  The companies that earn this distinction from MHEDA are the premier materials handling providers in the industry,” said Mike Wall, 2020 MHEDA Chairman of the Board and President of CSI Materials Handling in Westmont, IL.

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, VIT has been a leader in Northeast, OH and Western, PA since 1956.

The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) is the premier trade association dedicated to serving all segments of the material handling business community.  MHEDA represents close 600 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