East Penn Manufacturing Co. has earned the prestigious MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Award for 2020. The MVS Award is granted by the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association). This is the fifth 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 documenting 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
“East Penn is honored to again receive the MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Award,” stated Doug Bouquard, GM and VP of Sales, Motive Power Division. “Achieving this award five years in a row is an amazing accomplishment and is only possible through the continued commitment of our employees, our independently owned North American dealer network, and the customers we serve.” Bouquard added, “We are proud to share this award with everyone that continues to demonstrate the Deka Difference.”
“Achievement of MHEDA’s MVS status represents members who have demonstrated a commitment to their business and its employees, their industry and also to the communities within which they serve,” said Mike Vaughn, 2019 MHEDA Chairman of the Board and Chief Financial Officer of Liftech Equipment Companies in East Syracuse, NY.
East Penn is a leading manufacturer of high quality lead-acid batteries and accessories for the automotive, commercial, marine, motive power, UPS, and telecommunication markets. The company’s quality and environmental systems for its entire 520-acre complex have been certified to ISO 9001:2008, ISO/TS 16949:2009, and ISO 14001:2015 requirements. For more information, visit the company website at www.dekabatteries.com.
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 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 www.mheda.org.