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Dec 13, 2018 8:42:59 AM / by Michael Fullan posted in Insider, website


Vince Heyer, Operations Manager for Hodge's Davenport Warehouse has been selected as the 3rd Recipient of the Annual Award.

Dubuque, IA – Hodge has announced that Vince Heyer, Operations Manager of their Warehouse Operation located in Davenport, IA, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Ding Bell Service & Loyalty Award. The award is given to one individual annually who exemplifies outstanding service and loyalty to Hodge and its customers. Recipients of the Ding Bell Award are nominated by their co-workers and are then picked by a selection committee made up of Hodge employees. 

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Hodge Supports TMBR and New Trail Development for Tri-state area

Oct 31, 2018 8:46:33 AM / by Michael Fullan posted in website


The new park in Dubuque, developed on a 137 acre property donated by John Deere Co., will feature amenities for many outdoor enthusiasts. 

As a family-owned company that’s been in Dubuque for over 60 years, Hodge is committed to supporting initiatives that benefit the greater Dubuque community — specifically those that encourage members of the community to live a healthy and active lifestyle. As the founding and managing organization behind Run4Troops, a Boston-qualifying marathon/relay in Dubuque that supports local military, Hodge has always sought opportunities to share its passion for wellness with others in the community.

We hold employee wellness as a priority for our company. The opportunity to support an outdoor recreation asset that will benefit our employees and members of the community for years to come, is something we had to be a part of. We applaud the work already completed by TMBR and look forward to enjoying quite literally the fruits of their labor for many years to come. Ride on.

Hodge is a performance-driven logistics and material handling company that delivers an integrated approach to helping customers with their supply chain needs. From finding the right fit in a commercial space, to engineering that space to be the most effective and efficient for an operation, to supplying and servicing the best equipment available, and everything in between, Hodge provides end-to-end solutions at nearly every phase of the supply chain.


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Hodge is Platinum Level Winner of UniCarriers Aftermarket Excellence Program

Oct 24, 2018 11:38:45 AM / by Michael Fullan posted in website


Top-level award recognizes Hodge for exceptional performance.

DUBUQUE, IOWA – Hodge is honored to be a first-time platinum level winner of the UniCarriers Aftermarket Excellence Program (AEP). Each fiscal year, UniCarriers recognizes dealers who have achieved excellent performance in aftermarket parts and service.

The AEP challenges UCA dealers to excel in performance standards across eight categories, including business planning, employee training, factory support and customer satisfaction. Each category has a maximum point value that dealers can earn to reach four possible award levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum. The end-result provides dealers with higher service margins, improved parts sales, more efficient work order processing, stronger customer retention, and in-turn, greater and sustained profitability.

“Achieving platinum level recognition from a strong partner like UniCarriers is really an honor,” said Todd Kintop, VP Material Handling Division. “Hodge is committed to doing whatever it takes to provide quality products and exceptional service to our customers. Aligning with a manufacturer that values those standards as well is very important for the success of our business.”

As part of a global organization that is the third largest forklift company, UniCarriers is an American manufacturer redefining reliability in the material handling industry. Learn more at unicarriersamericas.com.

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Hodge Honors Late Beverly "Bev" Hodge with Endowment to Support Public Schools

Apr 19, 2018 9:20:03 PM / by Michael Fullan posted in website



Hodge family establishes endowment fund in memory of the family's matriarch, Beverly "Bev" Hodge to give back to the Dubuque Public School Wellness Programs.

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Hodge Appointed Authorized Tailift Dealer

Mar 14, 2018 12:11:05 PM / by Michael Fullan posted in website


Hodge adds material handling equipment line to support growing territory in Wisconsin.

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Hodge Appointed Authorized Sellick Equipment Dealer

Mar 5, 2018 11:08:43 AM / by Michael Fullan posted in website


Hodge adds material handling equipment line to support customers who operate in rough terrain environments.

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Jan 26, 2018 11:07:54 AM / by Michael Fullan posted in Insider, website


Hodge receives MVP Status from Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association for 4th Year in a Row.

Dubuque. IA – Hodge has been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for 2018. This is the fourth consecutive year that Hodge has earned an MVP Award from the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association).

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Special Tax Deduction for Qualifying Equipment Purchases

Nov 3, 2017 10:24:41 AM / by Sample HubSpot User


Invest in your business with this special tax deduction.

Now is your chance to take advantage of a special tax deduction applicable on new and used equipment purchased and put into service before the end of 2018. That means if you buy or lease a piece of equipment, you can deduct the full purchase price from your gross income.

Section 179 can provide you with significant tax relief for this 2018 tax year. But act now because in order to take the deduction for this tax year, the equipment must be financed or purchased and put into service between January 1, 2018 and the end of the day on December 31, 2018.

How does this help my business?

Usually when your business buys a piece of equipment, you get to write them off a little at a time through depreciation. So for example, if you spend $50,000 on a machine, you can write off maybe $10,000 a year for five years. Section 179 allows you write-off the entire cost of your equipment on your 2018 tax return, up to $1,000,000.

In order for Section 179 to remain a “true small business tax incentive,” the deduction begins to reduce, dollar for dollar, at $2.5 million and is completely eliminated above $3.5 million.

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Hodge Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness with Pink Forklift Rental Fundraiser

Oct 3, 2017 9:48:48 AM / by Gwen Kalvelage


Hodge partners with CLARK to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

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HODGE Announces New Structure to Executive Management Team to leverage synergy between divisions

Sep 8, 2017 11:29:38 AM / by Sample HubSpot User



DUBUQUE, IA, September 8, 2017 - To continue the strategy of operating as one company and promoting synergy between divisions, Hodge is excited to announce a new structure to their executive management team.

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