Associated has been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Status for 2015 in a program from the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association). To be among the less than 5% of the association’s membership earning the award, Associated successfully demonstrated a commitment to business excellence, professionalism and good stewardship. This is the fourth consecutive year that Associated has been awarded MVP status. In order to receive this status they were required to provide evidence of their commitment to key stakeholders including customers, employees and suppliers. In addition they were evaluated on the quality of their industry and customer relations, peer-to-peer networking involvement, dedication to training for all employees and implementation business best practices.