East Penn Manufacturing Co. Receives Industry Award for Eight Consecutive Years

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East Penn Manufacturing Co. has earned the prestigious MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Award for 2022.

East Penn Manufacturing Co. has earned the prestigious MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Award for achievements in 2022. The MVS Award is granted by the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association) to less than 10% of all member companies. This is the 8th consecutive year that East Penn has earned the MVS Award. This industry award recognizes companies who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees and their community.

To qualify for the MVS Award, East Penn was required to meet a series of criteria in a number of areas important to the distributor companies who do business with them. In addition to confirming an ongoing commitment to safety and employee training, award recipients must provide documentation of active participation in a program that “gives back.”

MVS Award winners have demonstrated an overall commitment to business excellence by documenting programs in the following areas:

  • Industry Advocacy
  • Distributor Advocacy
  • Business Networking
  • Continuing Education
  • Business Best Practices

David Corey, Group Vice President of the Motive Power Division stated. “East Penn is honored to again receive the MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Award from MHEDA. As the sole battery manufacturer to achieve this award eight consecutive years, it is truly an amazing accomplishment and only possible through the continued commitment of our employees, our independently owned North American dealer network, and the customers we serve. We also want to thank MHEDA for continuing to serve as a premier resource for the material handling industry.”

“The MVS Award recognizes the best-of-the-best in our industry and is displayed with honor. To check all the boxes from education, industry best practices, awards, networking, employee engagement, giving back and much more, MHEDA is proud to have so many companies achieve this award. MHEDA appreciates the dedication to MHEDA and being a leader in this great industry that we are so blessed to be in.” John L. Gelsimino President of All Lift Service Co. Inc. and 2023 MHEDA Chairman.

East Penn is a leading manufacturer of high-quality batteries and accessories for the motive power, automotive, commercial, marine, UPS, and telecommunication markets. The company’s quality and environmental systems for its entire 520-acre complex have been certified to ISO 9001:2008, ISO/TS 16949:2009, and ISO 14001:2015 requirements. For more information, visit the company website at http://www.dekabatteries.com.

The 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 http://www.mheda.org.

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