Hyster Company recently honored its top-performing dealers with its prestigious Dealer of Distinction award. The 2009 award-winning celebration, held in Cleveland, marked the 16th year that Hyster has honored its dealers for their industry-leading level of performance in all areas of the materials handling business. 

“Over the last 16 years, Hyster Company’s Dealer of Distinction Awards Program has recognized the significant contribution our dealers have made in achieving our distribution goals and objectives. The Hyster dealer network is amongst the very best in the materials handling industry,” said Don Chance, president of sales for NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. “Hyster is proud of these leading dealers and the key role they play within our distribution network. Their quality of service and the consistency in which they exceed the expectations of our end user customers make them an integral component of our success.”

To become a Dealer of Distinction, dealers must reach elevated goals in customer satisfaction, dealer performance, general management, truck sales, short-term rental, training, aftermarket sales, and parts and service operations.

Recipients of the Dealer of Distinction award include:
Arnold Machinery Company - Utah 
Deep South Equipment Company 
Equipco Division Phillips Corp. 
MH Equipment Company – Illinois Division 
MH Equipment Company – Iowa Division 
Papé Material Handling, Inc. – Portland Division 
Papé Material Handling, Inc. – Eugene Division 
Papé Material Handling, Inc. – Central Washington Division 
Papé Material Handling, Inc. – Spokane Division 
Sellers Equipment, Inc. 

About Hyster Company
Based in Greenville, N.C., Hyster Company (www.hyster.com) is a leading worldwide lift truck designer and manufacturer. Hyster Company offers 130 models configured for gasoline, LPG, diesel, and electric power, with the widest capacity range in the industry — from 2,000 lbs. to 115,000 lbs. Supported by the industry’s largest and most experienced dealer network, Hyster Company builds durable lift trucks that deliver high productivity, low total cost of ownership, easy serviceability, and advanced ergonomic features; accompanied by outstanding parts, service and training support.

Hyster Company is an operating division of NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (www.nmhg.com), which employs approximately 4,500 people worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of NACCO Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NC).