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Valley Industrial Trucks Earns MHEDA MVP Distinction


Youngstown, Ohio – Valley Industrial Trucks has been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for 2017!  The MVP Award is granted by the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association).   Award recipients must satisfy a rigorous set of criteria with less than 7% of the association’s membership earning the award.   As a 2017 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

“We are humbled and honored by this distinction” said Jim Hammond, President, Valley Industrial Trucks. Hammond added, “all of our employees are committed to being the best in their positions, creating the best customer experiences and helping Valley Industrial Trucks become the best material handling equipment dealership that it can be.” Hammond went on to thank his employees for their efforts in committing to excellence and great customer experiences.

“MHEDA members represent the best of our industry; and those who earn the MVP Award have documented that excellence and commitment to their customers, employees and the material handling industry,” said Scott Lee, MHEDA’s 2016 Chairman of the Board and President of Schaumburg, IL based Conveyor Solutions, Inc.  “MHEDA is very proud of our MVP Award winners.”

Valley Industrial Trucks is a provider of material handling equipment, service, parts, rentals and operator training in the Youngstown and Akron/Canton areas of Ohio as well as Western Pennsylvania.

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 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

Read CLARK Material Handling’s Endorsement of Valley Industrial Trucks as a MHEDA MVP

Read one of Valley Industrial Trucks customer’s endorsement as MVP