GREENVILLE, N.C. (May 12, 2011) – Hyster Company recently honored its top-performing dealers with its prestigious Dealer of Distinction award. The 2010 award-winning celebration, held in New York City, marked the 17h year that Hyster has honored its dealers for their industry-leading level of performance in all areas of the materials handling business. 

“Hyster Company’s Dealer of Distinction Awards Program recognizes the significant contribution our dealers make in achieving our distribution goals and objectives,” said Don Chance, president of sales for NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. “The quality of service and the consistency in which our dealers exceed the expectations of our end users makes them an integral component of our growth and 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 
Equipco Division Phillips Corp. 
MH Equipment – Iowa Machinery 
MH Equipment – Illinois 
MH Equipment – Ohio South 
Papé Material Handling, Inc. – Portland 
Papé Material Handling, Inc. – Eugene 
Papé Material Handling, Inc. – Central Washington 
Papé Material Handling, Inc. – Spokane 
Papé Material Handling, Inc. – Fresno 
Wajax Industries – Prairie 

About Hyster Company
Based in Greenville, N.C., Hyster Company ( 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 to 115,000 lbs. Supported by the industry’s largest and most experienced dealer network, Hyster Company builds tough, 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. (NMHG), which employs approximately 5,000 people worldwide. NMHG is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of NACCO Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NC).