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Riekes Equipment Receives 2018 MHEDA Most Valuable Partner (MVP) Award

Omaha, NE (11/10/2017) – Riekes Equipment has been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for 2018. This is the seventh consecutive year, since the award’s inception, that Riekes 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 2018 MVP, Riekes Equipment has successfully demonstrated a commitment to business excellence, professionalism and good stewardship.

MHEDA represents almost half of the material handling distributors in the US. In partnership with MHEDA, members consistently outperform non- members. In order 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 and excel in the following key areas:

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

“We are committed to providing innovative solutions and unrivaled service to our customers,” said Duncan Murphy, President. “Our commitment to service is evidenced not only in our day-to-day operations, but also through the support of our performance guarantee. This award validates our dedication to excellence and inspires us to continue that tradition.”


“MHEDA MVP winners represent the very best in dealership management,” said Buddy Smith, 2017 MHEDA Chairman of the Board and CEO of CMH Services in Columbia, SC. “These dealers have demonstrated their commitment to excellence in all aspects of their business.”

RIEKES EQUIPMENT COMPANY Founded in 1936, Riekes Equipment is an industry leader in material handling and warehouse solutions. Riekes offers forklifts, racking, hoist and crane products and fleet management services, as well as, parts and service for all brands of lift equipment, aerial lifts, docks and other warehouse equipment. Riekes plays an important role in finding effective solutions for warehouses, service departments and distribution centers. The company is dedicated to upholding the same high-performance standards and customer service today as it has for decades. Riekes is authorized Yale forklift dealer headquartered in Omaha, NE with locations throughout Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For more information, visit www.RiekesEquipment.com.

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 to 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.

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