CLARK Honors Top Forklift Dealers with Dealer of Excellence and Special Recognition Awards

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

CLARK Material Handling Company recently announced the 2016 recipients of its prestigious “Dealer of Excellence” awards. Each year, CLARK selects its top dealers who excel in new equipment and aftermarket parts sales, service achievement, general customer satisfaction and overall dealership operations, and awards them with CLARK’s highest honors. The awardees were hosted at a special event held at CLARK’s North American headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky on February 10-12, 2016. President and C.E.O., Dennis Lawrence, commented on the importance of the awards recognition as to not only demonstrate the company’s appreciation for a job well done, but also as a validation of the strong viability of CLARK’s product in the marketplace and the continued surge of the CLARK brand in North America.
CLARK’s 2016 Dealer of the Year is Valley Industrial Trucks, Inc. Celebrating their 60th year as a CLARK dealer, Valley is a two-time winner of this distinguished award. At their recent anniversary celebration, held in Youngstown, Ohio, the award was presented to Valley’s employees. Mr. Jim Hammond, President, commented, “Valley Industrial Trucks and CLARK share a common growth strategy. Our businesses have been aligned since our inception 60 years ago and our futures remain strong together.”
Buffalo Lift Trucks, Inc. was recognized as CLARK’s 2016 New Dealer of the Year, an award presented to Paul Notaro, Sales Department Manager, at the ceremony in Lexington. In business for more than 30 years, Buffalo Lift Trucks became a CLARK dealer in November, 2014. “We are off to a great start with CLARK and are excited to have this opportunity and partnership,” said Mr. Notaro.
The 2016 Dealer of Excellence and Special Recognition Award Recipients:
Dealer of the Year
Valley Industrial Trucks, Inc. – Youngstown, Ohio
New Dealer of the Year
Buffalo Lift Trucks, Inc. – Buffalo, New York
Dealer of Excellence
Burke Handling Systems, Inc. – Jackson, Mississippi
Cal-Lift, Inc. – City of Industry, California
Fraza Forklifts – Canton, Michigan
Lift Parts Service, LLC – Wichita, Kansas
Valley Industrial Trucks, Inc. – Youngstown, Ohio
Special Recognition Awards
All World Lift Truck Co., LLC – Tampa, Florida
Delta Materials Handling, Inc. – Memphis, Tennessee
Equipment Depot Texas – Houston, Texas
Forklifts of Minnesota, Inc. – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Louisiana Lift and Equipment, Inc. – Saint Rose, Louisiana
About CLARK Material Handling Company
CLARK Material Handling Company, an industry leader since its production of the first gasoline-powered material handling truck in 1917, will be celebrating 100 years in the material handling business in 2017. Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, CLARK is a privately held global company and has built more than one million forklifts across its history. CLARK supplies a full range of internal combustion and electric trucks and parts which are distributed through its global network of more than 550 dealers. For additional information on CLARK, its products or to locate a dealer visit or call toll free (866) 252-5275.
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