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  • GREGORY POOLE LIFT SYSTEMS RECEIVES INDUSTRY MVP AWARD

    Raleigh, NC – Gregory Poole Lift Systems has been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for 2018. This is the 8th consecutive year we've received the honor, being named an MVP each year since the inception of the program. In fact, Gregory Poole Equipment Company was the very first MVP winner named when the awards program began in 2011-2012 by 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, Gregory Poole 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

    "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.”

    About Gregory Poole Lift Systems

    Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Gregory Poole Lift Systems is a full-service provider of material handling solutions throughout eastern North and South Carolina, Virginia and portions of West Virginia. Gregory Poole represents the full line of Hyster and Yale equipment, from electric pallet jacks and reach trucks to the most rugged container handler and reach stacker. The company’s complementary warehouse products, specialty material handling equipment, extensive parts inventory, OSHA training programs, service programs and rental fleet ensure that it delivers comprehensive solutions that drive efficiency for its customers. For more information about Gregory Poole Lift Systems, please visit www.gregorypoolelift.com.

    About MHEDA


    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.

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  • Gregory Poole Lift Systems is honored to be named a Yale Dealer of Excellence for 2016

    This award honors Yale® dealers that have exhibited focused leadership, and continue to drive their customers to the highest level of performance in all functional areas of materials handling. To receive the award, dealers must meet rigorous business practice standards and performance criteria which are assessed and modified annually to ensure alignment with evolving customer expectations and heightened industry demands.

    “Our entrepreneurial, exclusive independent dealer network is a definite competitive advantage and integral to providing the expert knowledge and support that drives customer satisfaction and attracts new business. Every year, the Dealer of Excellence recipients demonstrate their ability to enhance their capabilities, meet the increasingly demanding criteria and stand out among a remarkably talented group of dealers,” said Bob Sattler, Vice President, Dealer Business Development.

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  • Gregory Poole Lift Systems is honored to be named a Hyster Dealer of Distinction for 2016

    This annual award recognizes top-performing dealers across the country who drive their organizations to the highest level of sales and service performance. To be named a Hyster Dealer of Distinction, companies must meet defined business practices and overall rigorous performance standards that are updated annually to keep pace with evolving customer expectations and industry dynamics.

    "Hyster dealers - and the people they employ - deeply understand customer applications. They are passionate about our industry and dedicated to helping keep customer operations moving and costs under control. These dealers exemplify a bold, entrepreneurial spirit and quest for excellence. We’re delighted to honor their outstanding achievement,” said Bob Sattler, Vice President, Dealer Business Development.

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  • Gregory Poole Lift Systems Awarded MHEDA MVP Award For 6TH Consecutive Year

    RALEIGH, NC (January 11, 2017) – Gregory Poole Lift Systems has been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for 2017! This is the sixth consecutive year that Gregory Poole 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 7% of the association’s membership earning the award. As a 2017 MVP, Gregory Poole Lift Systems has successfully demonstrated a commitment to business excellence, professionalism and good stewardship.

    “We are honored to accept the MHEDA MVP award for the sixth consecutive year – each year since the inception of the MVP program,” said Hal Ingram, Group Vice President, Lift Systems, Gregory Poole Equipment Company. “Our primary objective is to take care of the customer and we are committed to delivering the world-class equipment and exemplary service our customers have come to expect from the Gregory Poole family. MHEDA has been a valuable partner to us and we are proud to be a part of such a prestigious organization.”

    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

    “MHEDA members represent the best of our industry; and those who earn the MVP Award have documented that excellence and commitment to their customers, employees and the material handling industry,” said Scott Lee, MHEDA’s 2016 Chairman of the Board and President of Schaumburg, IL based Conveyor Solutions, Inc. “MHEDA is very proud of our MVP Award winners.”

    About Gregory Poole Lift Systems

    Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Gregory Poole Lift Systems (www.gregorypoolelift.com) is a full-service provider of material handling solutions throughout eastern North and South Carolina, Virginia and portions of West Virginia. Gregory Poole represents the full line of Hyster and Yale equipment, from electric pallet jacks and reach trucks to the most rugged container handler and reach stacker. The company’s complementary warehouse products, specialty material handling equipment, extensive parts inventory, OSHA training programs, service programs and rental fleet ensure that it delivers comprehensive solutions that drive efficiency for its customers. For more information about Gregory Poole Lift Systems, please visit www.gregorypoolelift.com or call 800-447-3125.

    About MHEDA

    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

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  • Supporting Second Harvest Food Bank

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina sent out a request for loaned forklifts via Feeding America. ALAN (American Logistics Aid Network) shared the request with MHEDA and within an hour Gregory Poole Lift Systems was able to loan 2 forklifts to help with the relief effort. We thank Second Harvest for their work in helping the people affected by the flooding from Hurricane Matthew and are glad that we could assist.

    Here are some stats:

    The food bank serves approximately 200,000 people in 7 counties around Raleigh.

    During a typical month they distribute about 850,000 lbs of food. Since the flood they have distributed 1.2 million lbs (41% increase in demand)

    The forklifts have allowed them to bring on additional volunteers and staff to meet the demand. Because of the type of tires on the lifts, they were able to use them outside and set up a drive-through food distribution in their parking lot.

    The pallets of water shown in the photo are going to Lumberton, which lost their water treatment facility due to flooding from Matthew. The school system is planning to re-open on Monday and the water will be used at the schools.

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    MHEDA - http://www.mheda.org

    Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina - https://actionpathways.ngo/hunger

    ALAN (American Logistics Aid Network) - http://alanaid.org/

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  • Continued Growth Positions AHS, LLC to Once Again Receive the “Emerging 30” Award

    Cincinnati, OH – AHS, LLC has once again received the “Emerging 30” award from the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, recognizing it as one of the fastest growing companies in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region.

    The Emerging 30 award has been given annually for the past 15 years, and recognizes the top companies based on the highest average annual revenue growth. To be considered for this award, companies must have an average annual growth of 15% or more over the past three years.

    “AHS has been serving companies nationwide in a variety of industries for more than 40 years,” said Chuck Frank, president of AHS, LLC. “Combining the power of creative design with best-in-class equipment, we provide our clients with integrated fulfillment and distribution solutions for the supply chain. We are honored to represent the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region and we thank the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce for recognizing the AHS team and our success once again.”

    About AHS

    AHS, LLC is a full-service provider of integrated fulfillment and distribution solutions within the supply chain. Uniquely equipped with multiple service groups that provide the complete spectrum of services and products, we help companies streamline processes, improve employee productivity, and maximize their return on investment. AHS is an affiliate of Gregory Poole Equipment Company. For more information about AHS, visit: www.ahs1.com or contact us at 800-891-5504.

    About the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

    The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Inc., founded in 1969, is the leading business organization in Northern Kentucky. It is a Five-Star Accredited Chamber with nearly 1,600 member companies representing approximately 175,000 employees. The Chamber focuses its efforts on education, workforce development, international trade, leadership development, and government relations at the federal, state and local level.

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  • Charleston County Economic Development Industry Appreciation Luncheon

    Gregory Poole Lift Systems was recognized at the Charleston County Economic Development Industry Appreciation Luncheon on October 18th. It was an honor to be in such good company and we thank you for the recognition!

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  • GREGORY POOLE LIFT SYSTEMS DELIVERS FIVE NEW HYSTER® CONTAINER HANDLERS TO THE VIRGINIA PORT AUTHORITY

    Port Authority signs 10-year contract with Gregory Poole Lift Systems for Empty Container Handlers to handle increasing cargo volume

    RALEIGH, NC (June 30, 2016) – Gregory Poole Lift Systems delivered five new Hyster® H450HD-EC Empty Container Handlers to the Virginia Port Authority this week, fulfilling the need for additional cargo handling equipment to handle increasing port volume. The Port Authority has awarded Gregory Poole Lift Systems a 10-year contract to fulfill their empty container handler requirements.

    “This long term agreement with Gregory Poole and Hyster, whom have been a reliable mainstay in The Port of Virginia for much time, is representative of our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and sustainability,” said Bill Pierangelino, Vice President, Terminal Support and Engineering, Virginia International Terminals.

    With the expansion of the Panama Canal almost complete, ports in the eastern United States are bracing for additional port traffic and increased cargo volumes. The Canal’s expansion will allow passage of ships with up to 14,000 TEUs, almost three times the current 5,000 TEU capacity. The Port of Virginia is the only east coast port with congressional authorization for 55-foot depth channels. Gregory Poole Lift Systems partners with the Port Authority to provide material handling equipment and services that address this increasing demand. Three of the Hyster empty container handlers will be used at Pinners Point Container Yard and the other two will be used at Virginia International Terminals’ location at Norfolk International Terminals.

    “We value our longstanding relationship with the Virginia Port Authority as a full-service provider of material handling equipment and services,” said Hal Ingram, Group Vice President – Lift Systems, Gregory Poole Equipment Company. “We are committed to rightsizing their fleet with the most compatible equipment and working around the clock to maintain uptime and drive efficiency savings.”

    The Hyster full range of Big Trucks offers material handling capacities up to 105,000 lbs., together with high reliability, exceptional performance and a low cost of operation. The Hyster H450-500HD-EC series empty container handlers are versatile trucks designed for up to 7/8-high stacking in applications such as sea ports and sea terminal operations. These trucks provide superior performance in all aspects of empty container handling, lowering the cost of a container move. The trucks feature an EPA Tier 4 Final compliant Cummins diesel engine, delivering as much as 22 percent lower fuel consumption over prior models and competitive products. The unique mast design and curved tempered glass windshield create the best all-around visibility available.

    “The completion of the Panama Canal expansion and the new Post-Panamax vessels are going to radically shift maritime traffic across vital international lanes,” said Brett Schemerhorn, President of Big Trucks for Hyster Company. “We understand the potential direct impact this will have on U.S. ports and the necessary modernization and expansion required to accommodate these new economies of scale. Hyster® Big Trucks play a pivotal role in moving cargo at ports worldwide and are designed to ensure we are delivering the best, most dependable lift trucks to meet our customer’s needs.”

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    About Gregory Poole Lift Systems

    Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Gregory Poole Lift Systems (www.gregorypoolelift.com) is a full-service provider of material handling solutions throughout eastern North and South Carolina, Virginia and portions of West Virginia. Gregory Poole represents the full line of Hyster and Yale equipment, from electric pallet jacks to reach trucks to the most rugged container handler and reach stacker. The company’s complementary warehouse products, extensive parts inventory, OSHA training programs, service programs and rental fleet ensure that it delivers comprehensive solutions that drive efficiency for its customers. Gregory Poole Lift Systems has received the “Most Valuable Partner” award from Material Handling Equipment Distribution Association (MHEDA) for the past five years. For more information on Gregory Poole Lift Systems, please visit www.gregorypoolelift.com or call 800-447-3125.

    About Hyster Company

    Hyster Company is a leading world-wide lift truck designer and manufacturer. Hyster Company offers 130 lift truck models configured for gasoline, LPG, diesel and electric power, with one of the widest capacity ranges in the industry — from 2,000 to 105,000 lbs. Supported by one of the industry’s largest and most experienced dealer networks, Hyster Company builds tough, durable lift trucks that deliver high productivity, low total cost of ownership, easy serviceability and advanced ergonomic features, accompanied by outstanding parts, service and training support.

    Hyster Company is a division of Hyster-Yale Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ more than 5,300 people world-wide.

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  • NC Department of Labor Gold Safety Awards

    Our Wilmington, Fayetteville and Mebane locations were all recently recognized by the NC Department of Labor with Gold Safety Awards for 2015. Cherie Berry, NC Commissioner of Labor was on hand for the presentations along with Terry Batchelor and Kent Schwedler from Wilmington, Ron Vaughn from Fayetteville and James Bannister from Mebane. Congratulations to all 3 teams for this recognition and a great year!

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  • Safety Excellence Achievement

    Our Washington, NC Lift Systems group was recently recognized by the NC Department of Labor for achieving an injury-free 2015. Cherie Berry, NC Commissioner of Labor was on hand for the presentation along with Robin Skillen, Washington Lift Systems Service Manager and Matt Holcom, Lift Systems Senior Shop Technician. Congratulations to the Washington Lift Systems team for this recognition and a great year.

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