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Riekes Equipment Receives Most Valuable Partner Award from MHEDA – Partnership Honored with Presentation of Circle of Excellence Award

Industry Trade Organization Awards Prestigious MVP Honor to Riekes Equipment

OMAHA, NE (January 1, 2021) – In a year where it can be hard to find things to celebrate, Riekes Equipment has been awarded the prestigious Most Valuable Partner MVP Award from the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association). The MVP Award is an honor that only 10% of the association’s membership earns.

“We are always proud to receive the MVP Award especially because we value the commitment to business excellence, professionalism and good stewardship that it represents. It would be difficult to achieve without a companywide commitment to excellence in training and community service,” said Pete Womack, Riekes VP of Sales and MHEDA Board Member. “But this year was even more special because we were able to honor our long-standing partnership and support from MHEDA, by presenting Liz Richards the coveted 2020 Riekes Circle of Excellence Award.”

“This is the highlight of my year. We take great pride in supporting our members, especially in such a challenging year. I am so incredibly humbled to be bestowed with this honor.  I hardly feel deserving of it but also grateful for the privilege of working alongside professionals like the Riekes Team. It is something I will treasure for a lifetime,” said Liz Richards, MHEDA CEO.

Riekes Equipment has been an active member and proud supporter of MHEDA for more than 50 years.


Riekes Equipment – Founded in 1936, Riekes Equipment is an industry leader in material handling and warehouse solutions.  Riekes offers warehouse solutions, 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. Riekes is authorized Hyster and Yale forklift dealer headquartered in Omaha, NE with locations throughout the Midwest. Our mission is to provide innovative solutions and unrivaled service. For more information, visit

Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) is the premier trade association dedicated to serving all segments of the material handling business community.  MHEDA represents close 600 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

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