Crown Equipment Names Best Branches and Dealers in North America

Friday, May 04, 2018

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (May 3, 2018) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, recently celebrated its 2017 best performing company-owned branches and independent dealers in its North American sales and service network. Lift Inc. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Crown Lift Trucks in Columbus, Ohio both earned the prestigious James F. Dicke Pioneer Award as the company’s top-performing dealer and branch, respectively.
In addition to the Pioneer awards, Crown also recognized company-owned branches and dealers with Summit Awards for outstanding sales and customer satisfaction achievements and Ascent Awards for organizations that performed well and continue to move toward the summit.
This is the first Pioneer Award and fourth Summit Award for Lift Inc. “For more than 40 years, our employees have been dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service in the industry. We thank Crown for the award, and look forward to working closely with the company on another successful year in 2018,” said Don Herman, president, Lift Inc.
This also marks the first Pioneer Award for Crown Lift Trucks, Columbus, Ohio, and the company’s second Summit Award. “To deliver exceptional results, your focus needs to be on giving customers the knowledge, products and technology they need to meet changing demands and take advantage of growth opportunities. We thank Crown for the continued support and this recognition of our efforts,” said Rusty Edwards, branch manager, Crown Lift Trucks, Columbus, Ohio.
Additional honorees included:
2017 Summit Award Winners
Lift Inc., Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Material Handling Supply Inc., Pennsauken, New Jersey
Lift Power Inc., Jacksonville, Florida
Action Lift Inc., Pittston, Pennsylvania
Crown Lift Trucks, Columbus, Ohio
Crown Lift Trucks, Dayton, Ohio
Crown Lift Trucks, Evansville, Indiana
Crown Lift Trucks, Ontario, California
2017 Ascent Award Winners
NorthWest Handling Systems Inc., Portland, Oregon
NorthWest Handling Systems Inc., Seattle, Washington
A.J. Jersey Inc., South Plainfield, New Jersey
Prime Material Handling Ltd., Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Crown Lift Trucks, Kansas City, Kansas
Crown Lift Trucks, Detroit, Michigan
Crown Lift Trucks, Cleveland, Ohio
Crown Lift Trucks, Sacramento, California
Crown Lift Trucks, Atlanta/Tifton, Georgia
Crown Lift Trucks, Greensboro, North Carolina
Crown Equipment operates a global service and distribution network that exceeds 500 locations in more than 80 countries. Each region annually honors its best branches and dealers for outstanding achievements in sales and customer service.
About Crown Equipment Corporation
Crown is one of the world’s largest material handling companies with a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and technology, and superior after-sale service. Crown’s business philosophy utilizes vertically integrated processes to design, manufacture and distribute forward-thinking, innovative solutions that improve customers’ productivity and operating efficiency. Crown produces a broad range of forklifts as well as automation and fleet management technologies.
The company’s global headquarters is located in New Bremen, Ohio, USA, with regional headquarters in Australia, China, Germany and Singapore. Its employees number more than 14,000 worldwide. Crown operates a service and distribution network that exceeds 500 retail locations in over 80 countries. To learn more about Crown’s ideas for helping customers advance the productivity of their operations, visit

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