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LOUISVILLE, KY – Strong Hold has earned the prestigious MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Award for achievements in 2018. The MVS Award is granted by the industry’s trade association, Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association, to less than 5% of all member companies. This industry Award recognizes companies who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees and their community.

Strong Hold met a series of criteria in a number of areas important to the distributor companies who do business with them. In addition to confirming an on-going commitment to safety and documenting a program that “gives back,” MVS Award winners have demonstrated an overall commitment to business excellence by documenting programs in the following areas:

  • Industry Advocacy
  • Distributor Advocacy
  • Business Networking
  • Continuing Education
  • Business Best Practices

“We are excited and honored to receive the MVS Award for 2018,” said Charlie Coombe, Director of Marketing & Sales at Strong Hold. “This award means a lot to us, because MHEDA means a lot to us. We owe much of our success to our Material Handling Dealers, and we look forward to more success in 2019 and beyond.”

“MHEDA MVS winners are among an elite group of companies who have reached a pinnacle of service and leadership within the material handling industry,” said Doug Carson, 2018 MHEDA Chairman of the Board and VP of Marketing & Sales for Fallsway Equipment Company in Akron, OH.

Strong Hold is the leading manufacturer of industrial strength storage and workspace solutions. Their heavy-duty storage cabinets, lockers, shop desks, tool carts, workbenches and tables are constructed of durable steel, and are designed to withstand the toughest environments. All of Strong Hold’s products are proudly made in Louisville, K.Y. U.S.A.

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