MVS Supplier Award

Most Valuable Supplier Award (MVS)


What is the MVS Award?

The MVS, Most Valuable Supplier, is an annual recognition program exclusively for MHEDA’s Supplier member companies. Achieving the award will give your company a tangible method to brand your excellence in the material handling supply chain. The MVS Award consists of a set of requirements that will demonstrate your commitment to business excellence.




Congratulations 2018 MVS Awardees

Autoquip Corporation, Guthrie, OK (3 year MVS)

Bluff Manufacturing, Fort Worth, TX (3 year MVS)

Cascade Corporation, Portland, OR (3 year MVS)

Clark Material Handling Company, Lexington, KY (1 year MVS)

Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC, Cincinnati, OH (3 year MVS)

Cubic Designs, Inc., New Berlin, WI (3 year MVS)

East Penn Manufacturing Co., Lyon Station, PA (3 year MVS)

EnerSys, Reading, PA (3 year MVS)

Flight Systems Industrial Products, Carlisle, PA (3 year MVS)

Hyster-Yale Group Inc., Greenville, NC (1 year MVS)

Morse Manufacturing Company, Inc., East Syracuse, NY (3 year MVS)

Nashville Wire Products, Nashville, TN ( 3 year MVS)

SpaceGuard Products, Seymour, IN (2 year MVS)

Steel King Industries Inc., Stevens Point, WI (3 year MVS)

Steele Solutions Inc., Franklin, WI (3 year MVS)

Strong Hold Products, Louisville, KY (3 year MVS)

Superior Tire & Rubber Corp., Warren, PA (3 year MVS)

Teilhaber Manufacturing Corp, Broomfield, CO (2 years MVS)

Thombert Inc., Newton, IA (3 years MVS)

Toyota Material Handling U.S.A. Inc, Columbus, IN (3 year MVS)

TVH, Olathe, KS (3 years MVS)

UNEX Manufacturing, Inc., Lakewood, NJ (3 year MVS)

Vestil Manufacturing Company, Angola, IN (1 year MVS)

Wildeck, Inc., Waukesha, WI (2 years MVS)

WireCrafters, Louisville, KY (3 year MVS)

Worldwide Material Handling Products, LLC, Romeoville, IL (3 years MVS)



Why Should You Apply for the MVS Award?

  • Demonstrate your commitment to the independent distributor and the industry at large
  • Use of MVS logo allows you to "brand" your excellence
  • Gain recognition among MHEDA distributor companies
  • Demonstrate a commitment to your employees and community
  • Validate your commitment to MHEDA
  • Affirm your commitment to continuous improvement

You must reapply for MVP status each calendar year. Criteria is based on activity in the previous year, unless otherwise stated.

How Does My Company Become Eligible?

To become a 2019 MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) your company must satisfy the following criteria by December 1, 2018. Activity is to have been completed in 2017 for the 2019 Award.

Eligibility Requirements:


Maintain MHEDA membership in good standing for the past five consecutive years


Support the MHEDA Convention with an employee attending at least three of the past five MHEDA Conventions


Have a Documented Safety Program


Company has participated in a program/activity that give back to your community or actively supports a cause important to your employees.


Provide documentation that your company has met criteria in each of Five Areas of Excellence:

• Industry Advocacy   • Distributor Advocacy   • Business Networking

• Continuing Education   • Best Practices


Submit a Letter of Recommendation from a Dealer Member


Submit a list of 25 top dealers. 
These companies will be sent a congratulatory announcement of your MVS Award; your list is confidential and is never shared.
(If there are non-members on this list, MHEDA will work with you to encourage them to join.)  


How will MVS Award Recipients Be Recognized?

•  MHEDA will announce your award to the MHEDA Membership.

•  Your top dealers will receive an announcement congratulating your company on earning the MVS Award.

•  You will be able to use the MVS logo on your website and marketing materials.

•  A commemorative wooden MVS plaque will be sent to your main location.

•  Announcements will be sent to industry trade press.