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We are very excited to announce that Fairchild Equipment has been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for our outstanding achievements in 2023 by the industry trade association, The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). This achievement marks the 10th consecutive year that Fairchild Equipment has achieved this Award.

The MVP Award is a coveted accolade within the industry, with fewer than 10% of MHEDA’s member organizations earning this distinction. Fairchild Equipment’s continued recognition as an MVP within the industry underscores a commitment to excellence, professionalism, and responsible stewardship in the business world.

To qualify for the annual MVP Award companies must 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

“We find immense value in our MHEDA membership and take great pride in being one of the members who values employees, customers, and the communities we serve,” Van Clarkson, Fairchild Equipment’s President and MHEDA Board Member, shared. “It’s a true testament to our commitment to our core values, and always striving for continuous improvement in these areas!” Clarkson continued.

“The MVP Award recognizes the best-of-the-best in our industry and is displayed with honor. To check all the boxes from education, industry best practices, awards, networking, employee engagement, giving back and much more, MHEDA is proud to have so many companies achieve this award. MHEDA appreciates the dedication to MHEDA and being a leader in this great industry that we are so blessed to be in.” John L. Gelsimino President of All Lift Service Co. Inc. and 2023 MHEDA Chairman.

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


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