Lexington, KY,

CLARK Material Handling Company (CLARK), a world-wide manufacturer and distributor of CLARK brand forklifts and genuine CLARK parts, hosted a special recognition event at the company’s North American  headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky on February 25th and 26th.  The CLARK Dealer of Excellence program annually recognizes and appreciates top performing Dealers in the areas of new equipment sales, aftermarket parts sales, service achievement, general customer satisfaction and overall Dealer operations.  CLARK employees select the Dealer of the Year each year from a North American network of 79 dealers and 200 locations. These annual awards honor the “Best of the Best” of CLARK’s North American material handling partners, based on new equipment and aftermarket parts sales.

The 2015 CLARK “Dealer of the Year” is Forklifts of Minnesota, Inc., based in Minneapolis, MN.  Present in Lexington to accept the award on behalf of Forklifts was Clayton and Jeff Shubert.  Crosby Equipment of Douglas, GA. received recognition as CLARK’s “New Dealer of the Year” and was represented by David Crockett.  In addition to recognition in Lexington, both Forklifts of Minnesota and Crosby Equipment will host CLARK President and CEO Dennis Lawrence at local dealership receptions.

Dealer of Excellence and Top Performing Dealers for 2015

Pictured left to right (back row): Anthony Nash, CMHC; Alan Sutherland, CMHC; Chuck Moratz, CMHC; Robb Barnes, CMHC Bo Maslanyk, CMHC; Dennis Lawrence, CMHC; Sherry Myers, CMHC; Chuck Mix, CMHC; Dale Guckian, CMHC; Mark Dyster, CMHC; Farruk Ghani, CMHC Front row (left to right): Heayoung Hong, CMHC; Richard Free, Lift Parts Service; John Patterson, MHI; David Crockett, Crosby Equipment; Mike Sain, MHI; Pat Sain, MHI; Mark Evans, Valley Industrial Truck; Jeff Schubert, Forklifts of Minnesota; David Griffin, K-Lift Service; Clayton Shubert, Forklifts of Minnesota; Jeffrey Griffin, K-Lift Service; Susan Harmon, CMHC

CLARK would also like to recognize 2015 Dealer of Excellence, Dealer of Distinction and Dealer of Merit winners.  The “Dealers of Excellence” are the top performing CLARK dealers and represent the top 10% of the dealer group.  The “Dealers of Distinction” are in the top 15% of the dealer group achieving success in servicing CLARK customers in their respective geographic areas. “Dealers of Merit” are in the top 25% of the dealer group also achieving success in their service to CLARK customers.  CLARK is proud to recognize all of the recipients of the awards


“Dealer of the Year” “New Dealer of the Year”
Forklifts of Minnesota, Inc. – Minneapolis, Minnesota.          Crosby Equipment Company- Douglas, Georgia


“Dealer of Excellence” “Dealer of Merit”
K-Lift Service Company, Inc. – Salinas, California     All-Lift Service Co.
Lift Parts Service, LLC- Wichita, Kansas     Big River Equipment Co., Inc.
Material Handling Inc. – Dalton, Georgia     Cal-Lift, Inc.
Valley Industrial Trucks, Inc. – Youngstown, Ohio     Delta Material Handling, Inc.
“Dealer of Distinction”      Fraza Forklift
Cardinal Carryor, Inc.      Louisiana Lift & Equipment, Inc.
Equipment Depot      Midco Material Handling
Forklifts of Des Moines, Inc.      National Lift Truck, Inc.
Homestead Materials Handling Co.      Starlift Equipment Company
Lift Truck Sales & Service, Inc.      Williams Machinery
     LiftTruck Parts & Service, Inc.
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