East Penn Manufacturing Co. has earned the prestigious MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Award for 2018. The MVS Award is granted by the industry's trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association).
This is the third consecutive year that East Penn has earned the MVS Award, which recognizes companies who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees, and their community.
To qualify, 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 and documenting a program that "gives back," recipients have demonstrated an overall commitment to business excellence by documenting programs in the following areas: Industry Advocacy, Distributor Advocacy, Business Networking, Continuing Education, and 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 three years in a row is no small task and is only possible through the continued commitment of our employees, our independently owned North American dealer network, and the customers we serve." Bouquard added, "We are proud to share this award with everyone that continues to demonstrate the Deka Difference."
"MHEDA's MVS Award winners represent a commitment to excellence in managing their business and in providing outstanding support to the distributor," said Buddy Smith, MHEDA's 2017 Chairman of the Board and CEO of CMH Services in Columbia, SC. "MHEDA is proud of all the MVS 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: 2015 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.