East Penn Manufacturing Co. has earned the prestigious MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Award for 2017. The MVS Award is granted by the industry's trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association). This is the second year that East Penn has earned this industry award created to recognize companies who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees, and their community.
To qualify for the MVS Award, East Penn was required to meet a series of criteria in a number of areas important to the distributor companies who do business with them. In addition to confirming an on-going commitment to safety, MVS Award winners have demonstrated an overall commitment to business excellence by documenting programs in the following areas:
• Industry Advocacy
• Distributor Advocacy
• Business Networking
• Continuing Education
• Business Best Practices
"East Penn is honored to again receive the MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Award," stated Doug Bouquard, GM and VP of Sales, Motive Power Division. "Achieving this award two years in a row is no small task and is only possible through the continued commitment of our employees, our North America network of independently owned dealer partners, and the customers we serve." Bouquard added, "We are proud to share this award with everyone that continues to demonstrate the Deka Difference."
"MHEDA members represent the best of our industry; and those who earn the MVS Award have documented that excellence and commitment to their dealers, community, employees and the material handling industry," said Scott Lee, MHEDA's 2017 Chairman of the Board and President of Schaumburg, IL based Conveyor Solutions, Inc. "MHEDA is very proud of our MVS Award winners."
East Penn is a leading manufacturer of high quality lead-acid batteries and accessories for the motive power, automotive, commercial, marine, UPS, and telecommunication markets. The company's quality and environmental systems for its entire 520-acre complex have been certified to ISO 9001: 2008, ISO/TS 16949: 2009, and ISO 14001: 2004 requirements. For more information, visit the company website at www.dekabatteries.com.
The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) is the only national trade association dedicated solely to improving the proficiency of the independent material handling distributor. MHEDA represents close 650 companies in the material handling equipment business. Located in suburban Chicago, the association provides services to companies seeking to improve their business through education, networking, benchmarking and best practices. For more information, visit www.mheda.org.