East Penn Manufacturing Co. Receives Industry Award

East Penn Manufacturing Co. has earned the prestigious MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Award for achievements in 2020. The MVS Award is granted by the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association) to less than 10% of all member companies.  This is the sixth consecutive year that East Penn Manufacturing Co. has earned the MVS Award. This industry Award recognizes companies who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees and their community.
To qualify for the MVS Award, East Penn Manufacturing Co. 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 and employee training, award recipients must provide documentation of active participation in a program that “gives back.”
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
  • Business Best Practices

Doug Bouquard, GM and VP of Sales, Motive Power Division stated “In 2020, East Penn is humbled to achieve two milestones with MHEDA. The first is celebrating our 45th Anniversary of membership with MHEDA, dating back to 1975. The second is East Penn receiving the MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Award for the sixth year in a row. We are extremely proud of both accomplishments.” Bouquard added, “They are a testament to our partnership with MHEDA, our employees, our independently owned North American dealer network, and the customers we serve.”

“Both of MHEDA’s Awards, the MVP and MVS, are difficult to achieve without a companywide 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.
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 www.mheda.org.
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