KION North America Corporation awarded their top dealers based on 2016 performance at an exclusive, private event held at Harry Caray's in Chicago on Apr. 5.
The top honor, the President's Award, was awarded to Ameco Services S. De R. L. De C. V. for achieving the highest total combined sales for lift trucks and parts.
The Palmetto Award was awarded to KION North America dealers who met or exceeded their annual market plan goals. Those dealers are as follows: Black Equipment Co., Bohnert Equipment, Equipment Depot of Texas, Forklifts of Toledo, Granite Industrial Machinery, Homestead Materials Handling, Hurricane Industrial Equipment, Industrial Parts Warehouse - Lift Techs, J.M. Equipment Company, Kaweah Lift, Larry T. Weiss Company, LPM Forklift Sales and Service, Manutention Quebec, Inc., Material Handling, Inc., Morrison Industrial Equipment, Mullen Industrial Handling Corp., On-Site Services, Reliable Forklift, Springer Equipment, United Industrial Services and Wise Forklift.
The Class Act Award was given to dealers who purchased trucks in each of the five classes. Class Act Award recipients are as follows: Bohnert Equipment, Equipment Depot of Ohio, Hansler Industries, Hodge Material Handling, Manutention Quebec, Inc. and Wisconsin Lift Truck.
The following dealers joined the 100 Club for ordering over 100 trucks in 2016: Ameco Services S. De R. L. De C. V. , Homestead Materials Handling, Manutention Quebec, Inc., RI-GO Lift Truck and Wisconsin Lift Truck. For ordering just below that 100 truck mark, Bennett Material Handling was awarded the "Merit Award." Ameco Services S. De R. L. De C. V. and Select Equipment Sales were recognized as being the top two dealers who ordered the most hydrostat trucks. Manutention Quebec, Inc. and Wisconsin Lift Truck were recognized as being the top two dealers who ordered the most electric trucks. KION North America also awarded the Sales Excellence Award to the dealers who had top sales/order intake in their perspective region of North America. The Sales Excellence Award for Canada was awarded to Manutention Quebec, Inc. In the United States, Wisconsin Lift Truck received the Sales Excellence Award and Ameco Services S. De R. L. De C.V. took home the award for top sales in Mexico/Caribbean. Kaweah Lift received the Baoli Dealer of the Year Award for selling the most Baoli brand trucks. At their dealer meeting prior to the event, dealers who do not carry other OEM product lines were presented with KION North America blazers in recognition of their dedication and commitment to the company's mission. Recipients were as follows: Tim Balint of Advantage Material Handling; Michel Lavoie of Equipment Industriels Bdl, Inc.; Gene Brogan of Homestead Materials Handling; Ed Mauser, Sr. of Industrial Parts and Service; Chris Reynolds of IPW Lift Techs; and Garrett Casey of Kaweah Lift.