September 21, 2017 – Lexington, KY – CLARK Material Handling is pleased to announce it has been awarded 2018 Most Valuable Supplier by the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA).  This Award recognizes companies who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees and their community.

To qualify for the MVS Award, CLARK was required to meet a series of criteria in several 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, 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

Scott Johnson, VP of Sales & Marketing commented, “CLARK is very honored and pleased to join the many great organizations that have received this award from MHEDA. This reflects CLARK’s continued efforts to support and actively participate in the material handling industry. Many of our Dealer partners are MHEDA members and those that actively participate in MHEDA programs and best practices are successful. The value that MHEDA brings its members goes beyond solid financial performance, it (MHEDA) makes dealerships stronger in all aspects of their business.  Additionally, the efforts that MHEDA devotes to industry awareness is excellent and benefits both Dealers and OEM companies.  We look forward to our continued partnership with the MHEDA team and their Dealer members.”

John L. Gelsimino, President of All Lift Service Company & MHEDA Board Member and an authorized CLARK Dealer shared his thoughts on this award.  “CLARK is recognized as the oldest material handling brand.  Our company is very proud to be associated with their name and growing our business together.  It is critical that a dealership and OEM partner who are both looking for growth be actively involved in MHEDA.”


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 to 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

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