Uplifting. Toyota Material Handling USA has honored 15 of its dealers with its prestigious President's Award. The dealers are: Jerry Hatmaker of Allied Toyotalift, Knoxville, Tenn.; Al Rawson of Atlas Toyota Material Handling, Schiller Park, Ill.; Ron McCluskey of Brodie Toyota-Lift, Lawrence, Mass.; Wayne Bell of Bell Fork Lift, Clinton Township, Mich.; Jeff Fischer of Florida Lift Systems, Orlando, Fla.; Brian Hull of Hull Toyota Lift, Elkhart, Ind.; Ted Wente of ILT Toyota Lift, Cleveland, Ohio; Richard Sinclair of Jefferds Corp., St. Albans, W.Va.; Sam Smartt of Kenco Toyota-Lift, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Terry Bolinger of Mid Columbia Forklift, Yakima, Wash.; Bill Skinner of ProLift Industrial Equipment, Louisville, Ky.; Larry McKevitt of Summit Handling Systems, North Haven, Conn.; Michael Elliott of SwiftLift, Victor, N.Y.; Lee Smith of Toyota Forklifts of Atlanta, Scottdale, Ga.; and Scott Plummer of W.D. Matthews Machinery Co., Auburn, Maine.
Chipping in. Snack food maker Frito-Lay has honored Exel Transportation Services with a Platinum Award for Carrier Excellence. Exel received the award for its exceptional performance in the areas of customer service, job knowledge, and resource management. Exel was also recognized for exceeding its on-time service commitments.
Fearsome foursome. The Supply-Chain Council has named IBM, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Agilent Technologies Inc., and the U.S. Air Force as the winners of its 2008 Supply Chain Excellence Awards. The awards recognize organizations that demonstrate a commitment to optimizing their supply chain performance.
Eyes on the horizon. Wal-Mart has recognized Horizon Lines with its Jones Act Carrier of the Year Award. The award is given annually by Wal-Mart to recognize best-in-class schedule reliability and exceptional customer service. Horizon Lines is a domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company.
Wheels at sea. United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) has honored container shipper APL for volunteering its ocean vessels to transport 875 wheelchairs to impoverished people around the world. APL was given the International Partner of the Year Award as part of UCP's Wheels for Humanity program, which supplies refurbished wheelchairs to people in need.