Fairchild Equipment Becomes Five-Time MVP

January 14, 2019
Fairchild Equipment has been awarded the prestigious Most Valuable
Partner (MVP) Award for 2019, based on accomplishments in 2018. This is the fifth
time that Fairchild Equipment has earned an MVP Award from the industry’s trade
association, Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA).
“This is a great accomplishment for our organization. To win the award once takes
hard work and dedication, to win it five consecutive years demonstrates the
consistency of our team,” said Chad Fairchild, Chief Executive Officer for Fairchild
Award recipients must satisfy a rigorous set of criteria with less than 10% of the
association’s membership earning the award. As a 2019 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:
• Community Involvement & Give Back
• Industry Advocacy
• Customer Service & Safety Practices
• Business Networking
• Continuing Education
• Business Best Practices
“Being a MHEDA MVP is quite an honor; for one, it places us in an elite-class among
our industry peers, but it also validates our employee’s efforts that exemplify our core
values that are our people, our customers and our solutions,” said Van Clarkson,
Fairchild Equipment President and MHEDA Board Member. Clarkson added, “We have
taken great strides to integrate core values into our business operation that promote
safety, our Customers for Life initiative, community stewardship, work and life balance
or ‘family first’ and creating a culture of accomplishment.”
“MHEDA MVP winners are among an elite group of distributors that have reached a
pinnacle of the best service to customers combined with industry leading business
practices,” said Doug Carson, 2018 MHEDA Chairman of the Board and VP of
Marketing & Sales for Fallsway Equipment Company in Akron, OH.
Fairchild Equipment is a leading distributor for integrated storage systems solutions, as
well as materials handling, warehouse, construction and agriculture equipment in North
Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and Northern Illinois. With a
commitment to exceed industry standards, Fairchild Equipment proudly represents
strong manufacturer product lines that perform with productivity, efficiency and
innovation. Fairchild is recognized annually by Hyster and Yale as a distinguished
dealer and is a multi-time recipient of the “MVP” award by the Materials Handling
Equipment Distributors Association. More information about Fairchild Equipment can
be found on its website www.FairchildEquipment.com.
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