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Southern States Toyotalift Receives MHEDA’s 2017 Most Valuable Supplier Award!

To qualify for the MVS Award, Toyota 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, MVS Award winners have demonstrated an overall commitment to business excellence by documenting programs in the following areas:  industry advocacy, distributor advocacy, business networking, continuing education and business best practices.

“At Toyota, we are committed to continuous improvement in all areas of our business to provide the best experience possible for our customers, dealers and associates,” said TMHU President Jeff Rufener. “Our approach is part of what keeps Toyota the number one choice in the industry for forklifts and material handling equipment. We are honored to be recognized by MHEDA for that commitment,” said Rufener.

“MHEDA members represent the best of our industry; and those who earn the MVS Award have documented that excellence and commitment to their dealers, community, employees and the material handling industry,” said Scott Lee, MHEDA’s 2017 Chairman of the Board and President of Schaumburg, Illinois-based Conveyor Solutions, Inc. “MHEDA is very proud of our MVS Award winners.”


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

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