NEW BREMEN, Ohio (June 21, 2017) - Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world's largest material handling companies, recently recognized the outstanding performance and commitment to customer service by its best North American company-owned branches and independent dealers.
The most prestigious honor bestowed by Crown Equipment is the James F. Dicke Pioneer award, which is named after the company's founder. Material Handling Supply of Pennsauken, New Jersey, and Crown Lift Trucks, Evansville, Indiana, each earned this recognition as Crown's best performing dealer and branch, respectively. This is the first time each organization earned the Pioneer award after earning other recognition from Crown in prior years.
"Earning honors such as this requires a team effort, and we've got one of the best teams in the country," noted Andy Levin, owner, Material Handling Supply. "We believe in Crown products and our customers appreciate the innovative material handling solutions Crown provides."
The total team effort concept was echoed by David Smith, branch manager, Crown Lift Trucks in Evansville, who added, "We are honored to have Crown recognize our branch. It's confirmation for our employees that their dedication every single day to provide our customers with great service is paying off."
In addition to the Pioneer awards, Crown recognized additional winners with Summit and Ascent Awards for outstanding sales and customer satisfaction achievements. The Ascent Award recognizes branches and dealers that performed well and are continuing to move toward the summit. Honorees included:
2016 Summit Award Winners
+ Material Handling Supply, Inc., Pennsauken, New Jersey
+ Omnilift, Inc., Warminster, Pennsylvania
+ NorthWest Handling Systems, Inc., Portland, Oregon
+ Action Lift, Inc., Pittston, Pennsylvania
+ Crown Lift Trucks, Evansville, Indiana
+ Crown Lift Trucks, Tampa/Orlando, Florida
+ Crown Lift Trucks, Columbus, Ohio
+ Crown Lift Trucks, Atlanta/Tifton, Georgia
2016 Ascent Award Winners
+ Lift Solutions, Inc., Omaha, Nebraska
+ Lift Power, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida
+ NorthWest Handling Systems, Inc., Seattle, Washington
+ Homestead Materials Handling, Co., Roanoke, Virginia
+ Crown Lift Trucks, Denver, Colorado
+ Crown Lift Trucks, San Antonio, Texas
+ Crown Lift Trucks, Long Beach, California
+ Crown Lift Trucks, Lexington, Kentucky
+ Crown Lift Trucks, Memphis, Tennessee
+ Crown Lift Trucks, Schaumburg, Illinois
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 13,000 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 crown.com.
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Summit Award Winners Caption
Front Row (l-r)
Chet Williams, Keith Pruyne, Andy Levin, Brett Levin, Jim Mann, Dave Smith, Kevin Kelley, Brian Boyle.
Middle Row (l-r)
Kevin Keeran, Mike McCollum, Charles Dolan, Andy Wissner, Glenn Bowie, Willy Sells
Back Row (l-r)
Mike Phelan, Steve Scholz, Scott Gorski, Joe Mikiewicz, Rick Jankowski, Ryan Winner, Chris Keefer, Rusty Edwards, William Jackson
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