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Western Materials Handling & Equipment wins Toyota dealers award

Award recognizes the top Toyota Material Handling dealers who perform at the highest level

April 5, 2019


Front (left to right):Jim Flowers, ToyotaLift of Houston; Kyle Hudson, Western Materials Handling & Equipment Ltd.; Joyce Schwob, JIT Toyota-Lift; Anika Conger-Capelle, Conger Toyota-Lift; Jim Shoppa, Shoppa’s Material Handling, Ltd.; David Graffy, ProLift Industrial Equipment; Ron McCluskey, Brodie Toyota-Lift; Tom Edwards, Toyotalift Northeast LLC.

COLUMBUS, Ind. – Toyota Material Handling (TMH) announced the winners of the annual President’s Award which recognizes the top Toyota forklift dealers in North America.

Western Materials Handling & Equipment, based in Calgary, Alberta, is the sole Canadian dealer to win the recognition this year.

The revered award recognizes the top dealers who perform at the highest level in parts, service, equipment sales, customer satisfaction and overall operations.

The winners, announced at Toyota’s Annual Dealer Meeting last month, will celebrate together on a Toyota-sponsored trip to Prague and Vienna in May.

“TMH’s President’s Award winners are driven to deliver the best customer experience in the industry,” said Jeff Rufener, president of TMH.

“We couldn’t be the number one forklift brand in North America without their dedication and hard work.”

The additional winners of the 2018 President’s Award are:

  • Atlantic Coast Toyotalift, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Brodie Toyota-Lift, Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • Conger Toyota-Lift, Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • JIT Toyota-Lift, Frewsburg, New York
  • PennWest Toyota Lift, Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
  • ProLift Industrial Equipment, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Shoppa’s Material Handling, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Southeast Industrial Equipment, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Southern States Toyotalift,  Tampa, Florida
  • Southwest Toyotalift, Mira Loma, California
  • ToyotaLift of Houston, Houston, Texas
  • Toyotalift Northeast, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Thompson & JohnsonEquipment Co., East Syracuse, New York
  • W. D. Matthews Machinery Co., Auburn, Maine.