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Youngstown-Based Valley Industrial Trucks Receives International Honor

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valley Industrial Trucks, a Youngstown-based full-service material handling company specializing in forklifts, scissor lifts, dock equipment and storage products, was named CLARK Material Handling Co.’s 2011 North American Dealer of the Year on Thursday.

CLARK, inventor the forklift in 1917, has 216 dealer locations in North America, 173 of which are in the United States. Based in Lexington, KY, the company judges its dealers on sales of trucks and parts, service management, warranty administration, fulfilling training commitments and customer satisfaction.

“We are honored to be named CLARK’s North American Dealer of the Year,” said Valley Industrial Trucks President James E. Hammond. “This honor would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our employees as well as the loyalty of our long-term customers. It is an excellent accomplishment for our company, and is a true testament to the way we do business every day. We greatly appreciate the recognition for our hard work.”

CLARK’s President & CEO Dennis Lawrence recently said, “The long standing relationship that CLARK and Valley Industrial benefit from is borne out of our mutual commitment to perform to our best for each other. We are both stewards of the CLARK brand, a task we do not take lightly, and it is our joint understanding of that responsibility that ensures we continue to do what is right for each other and for our end-users. The CLARK brand remains universally recognized because of Dealers like Valley Industrial Trucks, and we recognize and appreciate the dedication that Jim and his team of material handling professionals demonstrate on a daily basis.”

In being named North American Dealer of the Year, Valley Industrial Trucks will receive recognition at Clark’s annual meeting and at an awards dinner on February 22 in Boardman, OH.

For further information on Valley Industrial Trucks, please visit the company’s website at

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