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    Gregory Poole Lift Systems Receives Industry Award



    Raleigh, NC – Gregory Poole Lift Systems has been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for 2016! The MVP Award is granted by the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association). To be among the less than 5 percent of the association’s membership earning the award, Gregory Poole successfully demonstrated a commitment to business excellence, professionalism and good stewardship.

    “MHEDA members represent the best of our industry; companies that take the initiative and make the investments to be not just good, but great at what they do,” said 2015 MHEDA President Mark Milovich of Lift Atlanta, Inc. “Recognition as a MHEDA MVP further demonstrates the member’s desire to shine above the brightest stars in all areas of running their business both internally and externally. MHEDA MVPs are simply the ‘Best of the Best’!”

    This is the fifth consecutive year that Gregory Poole has been awarded MVP status. To qualify, the company was 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


    Gregory Poole Lift Systems has been in business since 1951 and now has 16 full-service facilities across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. In addition, this year they completed the acquisition of three other material handling companies: Dougherty Equipment Company, VBS Inc. Material Handling Equipment, and certain assets of Briggs Equipment, Inc. This gives Gregory Poole Lift Systems over 100 years of combined experience and even more resources and expertise to better serve the customer.

    “Since our founding in 1951, we have built our organization on the core values of integrity and excellence in all that we do,” said Hal Ingram, Group Vice President, Lift Systems, Gregory Poole Equipment Company. “We have pulled from the best of several well-respected and high-performing organizations to create a top-notch team, and we can now provide customers with more reduced costs and lower total cost of ownership than ever before, along with a full range of Hyster® and Yale® forklift trucks from Class I to Class V.”

    Gregory Poole Lift Systems offers a complete line of material handling equipment (new/used/rental) and products including lift truck classes from pallet jacks to high-capacity fork trucks, burden carriers, aerial equipment, racking, shelving, and a host of complementary warehouse products. They stock a comprehensive parts inventory and service all makes and models from 16 conveniently located facilities. Gregory Poole represents the following product lines; Yale, Hyster, TICO, Taylor-Dunn, Genie, JLG and CombiLift. For more information, browse our website.

    Bob Sattler, VP of Dealer Business Development for NACCO Materials Handling Group, recommended Gregory Poole Lift Systems for the award. In his letter of nomination he stated, “Gregory Poole is an organization in which the leadership team is engaged with its employees to operate in a high performance culture and the reason for years we have pursued a conversion. It is a culture that not only attracts, but helps retain talented professionals to better serve not only the customer, but the communities in which they operate. Employees clearly understand the values under which the operation is accountable, and how they are expected to deliver quality goods and services to the marketplace.”

    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