From the land of Lincoln. Ann Drake, CEO of DSC Logistics, has received the Outstanding Leader in Industry award from the Illinois Institute of Technology. The award recognizes alumni of the institution for business leadership.
The royal treatment. Crown Equipment Co. has honored its top manufacturer- owned branches and independent dealers with its annual Summit Awards. This year's honorees are NorthWest Handling Systems of Seattle, Wash.; Crown Lift Trucks of Dayton, Ohio; Gregory Poole Equipment of Raleigh, N.C., Crown Lift Trucks of Grand Rapids, Mich.; NorthWest Handling Systems of Portland, Ore., and Action Lift Inc. of Pittston, Ga. Crown Lift Trucks of Dayton was also named the top Crown branch, and NorthWest Handling Systems of Portland was honored as the top Crown dealer. Both received the James F. Dicke Pioneer Award.
How Fortunate for them. Fortune magazine has named Toyota Industries Corp., the parent company of Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., one of the "World's Most Admired Companies." This is the fourth year in a row that Toyota has made the list.
Kleen sweep. DSC Logistics' McDonough I Logistics Center in Georgia has received the Kimberly-Clark Health Care 2008 Distribution Center of the Year Award. This is the 11th year DSC Logistics has won this type of award.
Best in Bluegrass. Big Ass Fans has been voted one of the best places to work in Kentucky, ranking first in the manufacturing sector and 23rd overall in 2009. The selection process, managed by Best Companies Group, is based on an assessment of the company's employee policies and procedures, and the results of an internal employee survey.