MHEDA MVP 2022 Award Winner

Fairchild Equipment has been awarded the prestigious Most Valuable Partner (MVP) Award for 2022, based on accomplishments in 2021. For the eighth consecutive year, Fairchild Equipment has earned the MVP Award from the industry’s trade association, Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). 

In order to qualify for this MVP Award, each recipient must satisfy a rigorous set of criteria with less than 10% of the association’s membership earning the award; and as a 2022 MVP, Fairchild Equipment 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

“I know I say it every year, but this award means everything to our company,” Van Clarkson, Fairchild Equipment’s President and MHEDA Board Member, said. “It embodies our core values,” he continued, “How we want to be perceived in our markets, by our customers and by our employees. It is truly an honor to achieve this status and a testament to the hard work from our family of employees.”

“Achieving the MVP Award demonstrates a company wide effort to maintain the highest business standards, customer service, employee development and commitment to the betterment of the material handling industry. MHEDA is very proud of our award-winning members,” Ted Springer, President of Springer Equipment Co., Inc. and 2021 MHEDA Chairman said.

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 to 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


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