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).

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, Hodge 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

“We’re thrilled to be a part of this special group of material handling distributors once again in 2018,” said Michael Fullan, Marketing Manager. “It’s a tremendous honor and takes a special team to be acknowledged for our 4th year in a row. It means even more knowing that our customers and partners recommend us for this status each year.”

“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.”


Hodge is a performance-driven logistics and material handling company that delivers an integrated approach to solving supply chain challenges. From the strategy, down to execution, Hodge provides the equipment, people and solutions that allow companies to optimize their supply chains.

Headquartered in Dubuque, IA, Hodge brings to the table nearly 6 decades of industry experience, nearly 800 dedicated employees, operating in 24 locations across 5 states. We bring ideas to life by delivering smart, honest service and a Whatever It Takes commitment to helping our customers achieve their goals.


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