07/06/2011 - 04:00 am

Crown Honors Top-Performing Branches and Dealers

Crown Equipment, New Bremen, Ohio, announced 18 winners of its annual recognition program for company-owned branches and independent dealers. The program honors Crown’s top branches and dealers with Summit and Ascent Awards for outstanding achievements in sales and customer satisfaction. Winners were chosen from Crown’s nationwide network of more than 100 branches and dealers.

Jim Ellis, senior vice president, Crown, noted that this year’s winners excelled in a variety of areas including overall sales growth and exceptional customer service. “Crown’s strong performance in a difficult business climate is attributed to the dedication and perseverance of our strong branch and dealer network,” Ellis said. “These winners provide value to our customers on a daily basis and work with them to solve their challenges with cost-effective solutions.”

Among all winners, Crown Lift Trucks of Boston, Mass., and NorthWest Handling Systems of Seattle, Wash., earned the James F. Dicke Pioneer Award as the company’s top-performing branch and dealer, respectively. This is Crown Boston’s first Pioneer Award and second straight Summit Award. NorthWest Handling Systems won the Pioneer Award in 1999, 2000 and 2004, and earned the Summit Award four previous times in 1999, 2000, 2004, and 2008.

2010 Summit Award Winners included:

  • NorthWest Handling Systems, Seattle, Wash.
  • Naumann Hobbs, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Omnilift, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Action Lift, Pittston, Pa.
  • Crown Lift Trucks, Boston, Mass.
  • Crown Lift Trucks, Greensboro, N.C.

The Ascent Award recognizes branches and dealers that performed well and are continuing to move toward the summit.

The 2010 winners included:

  • Lift Inc., Lancaster, Pa.
  • Material Handling Supply, Brooklawn, N.J.
  • NorthWest Handling Systems, Portland, Ore.
  • Homestead Materials Handling Company, Roanoke, Va.
  • CFE Equipment Corporation, Norfolk, Va.
  • Crown Lift Trucks, Tampa/Orlando, Fla.
  • Crown Lift Trucks, Columbus, Ohio
  • Crown Lift Trucks, Atlanta/Tifton, Ga.
  • Crown Lift Trucks, Schaumburg, Ill.
  • Crown Lift Trucks, Miami, Fla.
  • Crown Lift Trucks, Dallas, Texas
  • Crown Lift Trucks, City of Industry, Calif.

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