Atlas Toyota Material Handling Press Releases

MHEDA MVP 2021 Award Winner

ATLAS TOYOTA MATERIAL HANDLING RECEIVES INDUSTRY AWARD

DECEMBER 2020

Elk Grove Village, IL – Atlas Toyota Material Handling has been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for 2021 for their accomplishments in 2020. For the fifth year, Atlas Toyota Material Handling has earned an MVP Award from the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association).  

Award recipients must satisfy a rigorous set of criteria with less than 10% of the association’s membership earning the award. As a 2021 MVP, Atlas Toyota Material Handling has successfully demonstrated a commitment to business excellence, professionalism and good stewardship.

To qualify for the annual MVP Award companies are required to provide evidence of their commitment to their partners in business including their customers, employees and suppliers. They must satisfy criteria in the following important areas:

  • Industry Advocacy
  • Customer Service & Safety Practices
  • Business Networking
  • Continuing Education
  • Business Best Practices


“It is an honor for Atlas Toyota to receive the MVP Award for the 5th consecutive year, we deeply value this recognition from MHEDA. I am proud of the Atlas Team’s accomplishments and thankful for their continuous dedication to our customers and vendors.” – Allen Rawson, President

“Both of MHEDA’s Awards, the MVP and MVS, are difficult to achieve without a companywide commitment to excellence in education, networking and community service. The companies that earn this distinction from MHEDA are the premier materials handling providers in the industry,” said Mike Wall, 2020 MHEDA Chairman of the Board and President of CSI Materials Handling in Westmont, IL. 

Atlas Toyota Material Handling (ATMH) is a material handling dealer committed to providing quality service, premium equipment and innovative solutions for companies of all sizes. For nearly 70 years and with over 350 employees, ATMH has supplied the Midwest Region with readily available new and used forklifts, equipment rentals, parts and service, and more.

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 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 www.mheda.org.

MHEDA MVP 2020 Award Winner

ATLAS TOYOTA MATERIAL HANDLING RECEIVES INDUSTRY AWARD

November 2019

Elk Grove Village, IL – Atlas Toyota Material Handling has been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for 2020 for their accomplishments in 2019. For the fourth year, Atlas Toyota Material Handling has earned an MVP Award from the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association).  

Award recipients must satisfy a rigorous set of criteria with less than 10% of the association’s membership earning the award. As a 2020 MVP, Atlas Toyota Material Handling has successfully demonstrated a commitment to business excellence, professionalism and good stewardship.

To qualify for the annual MVP Award companies are required to provide evidence of their commitment to their partners in business including their customers, employees and suppliers. They must satisfy criteria in the following important areas:

·         Industry Advocacy

·         Customer Service & Safety Practices

·         Business Networking

·         Continuing Education

·         Business Best Practices

“We are honored to receive our 4th MVP Award from MHEDA, and privileged to be recognized for our achievements. We are very proud and thankful to have such a dedicated team to ensure our valued customers and vendors are well supported.” – Allen Rawson, President

“Achievement of MHEDA’s MVP status represents members who have demonstrated a commitment to their business and its employees, their industry and also to the communities within which they serve,” said Mike Vaughn, 2019 MHEDA Chairman of the Board and Chief Financial Officer of Liftech Equipment Companies in East Syracuse, NY.

Atlas Toyota Material Handling is the Chicagoland dealer for all your industrial equipment needs. With our 68 years in operation, 4 Chicagoland locations, and over 350 employees, we have the expertise to help you with all your material handling needs.

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 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 www.mheda.org.

IRVINE, Calif. – (July 18, 2013)Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU), the supplier of the number one selling lift truck in North America, announced that for every new 8-Series lift truck sold in 2013, Toyota will make a donation to the Arbor Day Foundation to have a tree planted in a forest damaged by fire or other natural causes in the U.S. and in Canada. Toyota estimates the donation to
equate to 30,000
trees. To date, TMHU has planted more than 50,000 trees through the Arbor Day Foundation.

“We’re pleased to have Toyota Material Handling’s commitment to preserving and improving our environment,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “The National Arbor Day Foundation is proud to have a partner in Toyota to help restore critical ecosystems people and wildlife depend on to survive.”

Toyota is the world’s largest supplier of lift trucks, which are used in applications ranging from retail to food and beverage warehousing. TMHU recently unveiled its new 8-Series large capacity 8,000 – 17,500 lb. cushion and pneumatic lift trucks, which include newly designed diesel and gas engines that enhance performance and fuel economy. Designed to reduce engine emissions and fuel consumption, once again, Toyota leads the way in environmental performance.

“There is long standing commitment to the environment at Toyota, not just through our product innovations in electric and low emission IC forklifts, but also through our zero landfill manufacturing practices implemented at Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc.,” said Jeff Rufener, president of TMHU. “We make it a priority to support, appreciate and respect the environment.”

2018 Toyota Technician Skills Challenge – Our very own Eric Howland won first place!!!!

There are around 3,500 Toyota Forklifts technicians in the United States and Canada, and the top 10 visited the Toyota headquarters in Columbus, Indiana, for the 2018 Technician Skills Challenge.

Of the 151 Gold Master Technicians who had the option of completing an online test to compete for Platinum status near the end of 2017, 26 technicians scored highly enough to become Platinum certified. The technicians who joined us last week earned the top 10 spots for the Skills Challenge! The challenge consisted of diagnostics, use of technical resources, safety, and more.

Congratulations to the top three Toyota Technician Skills Challenge winners:

  • 1st Place: Eric Howland, First Access Material Handling
  • 2nd Place: Mike Stephens, Williams Toyota Lift, Inc.
  • 3rd Place: Tim Williams, Shoppa’s Material Handling, Ltd.

Congratulations Eric!!!

Congratulations to our Technician Eric Howland on placing 1st in the 2016 Toyota Technician Skills Challenge! Ten of the top Toyota Technicians from across the country traveled to Headquarters in Columbus, Indiana to participate in the Skills Challenge and Eric took home the gold. Congratulations Eric on this fantastic achievement!

http://tmhunews.com/…/2…/march/2016-toyota-skills-challenge/

August 25, 2015 — Atlas Companies’ Annual Employee Appreciation Lunch. Thank you to all Atlas employees for all your hard work, dedication, and excellence throughout the year!

TOYOTA INTRODUCES 8-SERIES LIFT TRUCK MODELS FOR PULP & PAPER INDUSTRIES

Heavy-Duty Lift Trucks Engineered to Handle Rigorous Work Environments; Built to Meet Unique Paper Roll Applications

IRVINE, Calif. – (July 15, 2013) –Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU), the supplier of the number one selling lift truck in North America, unveiled new 8-Series lift trucks designed to meet the tough applications associated with the pulp and paper industry.
The new lift trucks, which offer 8,000 – 15,500 lbs. lifting capacities, also include a new 12,000 lb. standard counterweight, box car and paper roll special option. Powering the new lift trucks is a newly designed and advanced 3.7-liter, 4-cylinder, high performance
engine built by Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO), the manufacturer of more than 15 million high-quality engines.

“Toyota’s new 8-Series lift trucks are the culmination of years of engineering excellence and the integration of the latest technology to help our paper handling customers maintain a competitive edge in their demanding work environments,” said Jeff Rufener, president of TMHU. “For this product introduction, our engineers took a ‘no-holds barred’ approach to deliver a powerful Toyota-engineered lift truck with the durability needed in the paper and pulp industry.”

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TOYOTA COMMITS TO ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION TO PLANT A TREE FOR EVERY 8-SERIES LIFT TRUCK SOLD IN 2013

IRVINE, Calif. – (July 18, 2013) –Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU), the supplier of the number one selling lift truck in North America, announced that for every new 8-Series lift truck sold in 2013, Toyota will make a donation to the Arbor Day Foundation to have a tree planted in a forest damaged by fire or other natural causes in the U.S. and in Canada. Toyota estimates the donation to
equate to 30,000
trees. To date, TMHU has planted more than 50,000 trees through the Arbor Day Foundation.

“We’re pleased to have Toyota Material Handling’s commitment to preserving and improving our environment,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “The National Arbor Day Foundation is proud to have a partner in Toyota to help restore critical ecosystems people and wildlife depend on to survive.”

Toyota is the world’s largest supplier of lift trucks, which are used in applications ranging from retail to food and beverage warehousing. TMHU recently unveiled its new 8-Series large capacity 8,000 – 17,500 lb. cushion and pneumatic lift trucks, which include newly designed diesel and gas engines that enhance performance and fuel economy. Designed to reduce engine emissions and fuel consumption, once again, Toyota leads the way in environmental performance.

“There is long standing commitment to the environment at Toyota, not just through our product innovations in electric and low emission IC forklifts, but also through our zero landfill manufacturing practices implemented at Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc.,” said Jeff Rufener, president of TMHU. “We make it a priority to support, appreciate and respect the environment.”

Industry Weeks Best Plants logo

A news release was distributed this week announcing Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM), Toyota’s forklift manufacturing facility in Columbus, Ind., has been selected by IndustryWeek Magazine as one of the 10 Best Plants in North America. The competition is part of IndustryWeek’s annual search for North America’s manufacturing excellence. The 10 winning manufacturing plants, selected from all nationwide entrants, are featured in the January 2012 issue of IndustryWeek.

As the 22nd annual salute to the best plants in North America, the IndustryWeek Best Plants Award recognizes plants that are on the leading edge of efforts to increase competitiveness, enhance customer satisfaction, and create stimulating and rewarding work environments. The program also aims to encourage other manufacturing managers and work teams to emulate the honorees by adopting world-class practices, technologies, and improvement strategies.

MHEDA

Distributor Recognition – Best of the Best
Summer 2011

MHEDA is proud to recognize it members who have been identified by their manufacturers and suppliers as Top Distributors. MHEDA distributors are routinely among the best in the world. The affinity programs, education, networking opportunities, publications, and more that the association offers are valuable resources for material handling distributors. With MHEDA’s resources at their disposal these already great distributors have become even better. The MHEDA members that won awards in 2009 are listed here. For a complete list of all distributor winners visit
www.TheMhedaJournal.org
. Congratulations to our Honorees!

TOYOTA MATERIAL HANDLING, U.S.A., INC.
President’s Award
Atlas Toyota Material Handling (Schiller Park, IL)