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Toyota Honors Top Dealers with President's Award

Toyota Material Handling U.S.A., Inc. - Irvine, CA

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Toyota Honors Top Dealers with President's Award

Press release date: March 23, 2011

IRVINE, Calif. - (March 23, 2011) - Toyota Material Handling U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) recently announced the 2010 winners of its prestigious President's Award. TMHU selects its top dealers each year from a nationwide network of 68 dealers and 188 dealership locations, recognizing them for demonstrating excellence in parts, service and equipment sales, customer satisfaction and overall dealership operations. This year, 15 winners earned the coveted award and were acknowledged at Toyota's National Dealer Meeting in Key Biscayne, Fla. "During a year of gradual economic recovery, Toyota dealers focused on providing superior customer service, sales support and comprehensive material handling solutions for customers," said Brett Wood, president of TMHU. "Year after year, our dealer network continues to set the bar for industry excellence." The winners are: o Russ Sharpe of Allied Toyotalift, Knoxville, Tenn.
o Jay Williford of Atlantic Coast Toyotalift, Winston-Salem, N.C.
o Al Rawson of Atlas Toyota Material Handling, Schiller Park, Ill.
o Wayne Bell of Bell Fork Lift, Inc., Clinton Township, Mich.
o Ron McCluskey of Brodie Toyota-Lift, Lawrence, Mass.
o Anika Conger-Capelle of Conger Toyotalift, Green Bay, Wis.
o Bob Jr. and Eric Whittingham of Forklifts of St. Louis, Inc., St. Louis, Mo.
o Brian Hull of Hull Toyota Lift, Elkhart, Ind.
o Ted Wente of ILT Toyota-Lift, Cleveland, Ohio
o Sam Swartz of JRC Toyota-Lift, Worthington, Ohio
o Mary Madland of Madland Toyota-Lift, Inc., Bakersfield, Calif.
o David Graffy of ProLift Industrial Equipment, Louisville, Ky.
o John Scheunemann of Toyota-Lift of Minnesota, Brooklyn Park, Minn.
o Leslie Doggett and Ken Townsend of Toyota Lift of South Texas, San Antonio, Texas
o Ken and Michael Turnmyre of Vesco Toyotalift, Hickory, N.C. The President's Award, TMHU's highest honor, has been awarded to select dealers since its inception in 1990 to acknowledge their outstanding business accomplishments. About Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc.
Celebrating more than 40 years of established operations in the United States, Irvine, Calif.-based Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc., (TMHU) has been the No. 1 selling lift truck supplier in the U.S. since 2002. In addition to the full line of high-quality lift trucks sold under the Toyota brand, the company's extended industrial equipment solutions include: Aichi aerial work lifts-scissor lifts, crawler and wheeled boom lifts-Automated Guided Vehicles, and electric and diesel tow tractors. Quality is the hallmark of the Toyota Production System practiced at all Toyota manufacturing facilities, including Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM). Most of the Toyota lift trucks sold in the United States are manufactured at TIEM, a zero-landfill facility, in Columbus, Ind. TIEM is a member of the National Safety Council, complies with the ISO 14001 standard from the International Organization for Standardization, and has been honored for its environmental management systems and dedication to continuous improvement. Toyota's commitment to excellence in customer service extends nationwide. Sixty-eight authorized Toyota Industrial Equipment dealers, with a total of 188 dealership locations throughout the United States, offer comprehensive customer service and support, including one-stop shopping for both new and used lift trucks, rentals, parts and service, fleet servicing and financing. For more information on TMHU, please visit, or or call 1-800-226-0009. Christine Welch
Assistant Vice President
12711 Newport Avenue, Suite H
Tustin, CA 92780
714.573.0899 x225


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