HODGE EARNS 9th consecutive Most Valuable Parnter AWARD from mheda

HODGE earns MVP status from Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association for the ninth consecutive year.

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

The MVP Award is a coveted accolade within the industry, with fewer than ten percent of members earning the distinction. HODGE's continued recognition as Most Valuable Partner underscores our team's commitment to business excellence, professionalism, and good stewardship throughout 2023. HODGE was committed to partners in business, including customers, employees, and suppliers.

HODGE exceeded criteria in the following areas to achieve MHEDA MVP status:

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

“HODGE is honored to secure the 2024 MVP Award from MHEDA. This award reflects our team's dedication to delivering outstanding customer service and unwavering commitment to suppliers. We’re proud of what this recognition represents and are honored to be recognized for a ninth year.”

Zach Hodge, Co-CEO of HODGE

“The MVP Award is a significant recognition in the material handling industry, encompassing various facets beyond just business achievements. Achieving such recognition signifies HODGE has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities, upheld industry standards, contributed positively to its community, and shown dedication to continuous improvement. This acknowledgment not only elevates the company's reputation among its peers but also instills confidence in its customers and community members, showcasing it as a leader in the materials handling world.”

Van Clarkson, 2024 MHEDA Chairman & President of Fairchild Equipment


HODGE is a performance-driven logistics, material handling, and real estate 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 1,100 team members across three states. For more information, visit


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