Hodge receives MVP Status from Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association for 6th Year in a Row.

DUBUQUE, IA – For the sixth year, HODGE has earned the prestigious MVP Award from the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association).

As a 2021 MVP, HODGE successfully demonstrated a commitment to business excellence, professionalism and good stewardship in 2020. HODGE was committed to partners in business including customers, employees and suppliers. HODGE exceeded criteria in the following areas to achieve this recognition:

  • Industry Advocacy
  • Customer Service & Safety Practices
  • Business Networking
  • Continuing Education
  • Business Best Practices

“HODGE is excited to once again be recognized for the MVP Award from our partners at MHEDA. We're proud of this award as it is a direct reflection of the commitment our employees show to our customers and suppliers throughout the year despite the uncertainty and challenges we all faced in 2020.”

Zach Hodge, Executive Vice President of Material Handling and Logistics for HODGE.

“The MVP award is difficult to achieve without a company-wide commitment to excellence in education, networking and community service. The companies that earn this distinction from MHEDA are the premier materials handling providers in the industry.”

Mike Wall, 2020 MHEDA Chairman of the Board and President of CSI Materials Handling in Westmont, IL.


HODGE is a performance-driven logistics and material handling company headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa. HODGE delivers smart, integrated ways to strategically control the spaces, systems, equipment, and people that move and store materials. HODGE employs more than 750 employees across 24 locations nationwide. For more information, visit


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