Yale Dealer of Excellence

Over the years, Wheeler Material Handling has been honored to be recognized by a number of outside organizations for our outstanding performance as a Yale dealer and overall company.

Outside Recognition for Outstanding Performance

Wheeler Material Handling has been fortunate to win the Yale Dealer of Excellence award six times – as well as the Yale Dealer of Value award four times since 1988. In addition, Business North Carolina magazine named Wheeler Material Handling in the “Fast 40” top companies for 2012, where we finished #26 of the fastest growing mid-size companies in North Carolina. WMH previously won the “Fast 50” award in 1994 from the same organization. Ernst & Young awarded us their “Entrepreneur of the Year” award in 2012 recognizing top companies in the southeast.

Our Success is because of You

WMH recognizes that the outside recognition for our outstanding market performance is a direct result of our customers, our 200+ associates we employ, and our supplier base. We are grateful for the support and understand that we have to continue to earn your business and trust every day.

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Yale Honors Industry-Leading Partners with 2018 Dealer of Excellence Award

GREENVILLE, N.C. (March 14, 2019) – Today’s supply chain operations are subject to intense competitive pressure, with a greater variety of equipment and technologies at their disposal than ever. For lift truck dealers, success in such a climate demands consultative knowledge and dedicated, efficient support. With the 25th annual Dealer of Excellence Awards, Yale Materials Handling Corporation honors top-performing independent dealers who exhibit these qualities, enabling customers to achieve the highest levels of materials handling performance.

“Our entrepreneurial, independent dealer network is integral to providing the expert knowledge and support that drives customer satisfaction and attracts new business,” says Bob Sattler, Vice President of Dealer Business Development. “Each year, the Dealer of Excellence recipients demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement and the safety of their associates, while meeting increasingly demanding recognition criteria. To consistently stand out among such a talented network of dealers is remarkable.”

The Dealer of Excellence program evaluates dealers against rigorous standards for customer satisfaction, service, rental, training, new unit sales, aftermarket, engineered products and general management. Program criteria evolve each year to ensure recognized dealers align with changing industry demands and customer expectations.

The Yale Dealer of Excellence Award recipients will be honored with a special celebration at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona. They represent high performers from the nation’s largest independent dealer network, offering responsive, local support.


Nuvera recognizes Wheeler Material Handling with their Pioneer Award 

September 24, 2018

Nuvera is proud to present its Hydrogen Pioneer Award of 2018 to Wheeler Material Handling (WMH)! This award denotes exceptional work in selling Nuvera’s hydrogen fuel cell products, and a valuable relationship sure to flourish. Nuvera is proud to work with WMH as a fellow member of the Hyster-Yale team. 

“We’re very honored by the award from Nuvera! It’s exciting to see the transformation to a hydrogen economy!”

Years ago, WMH had a vision for zero emissions technology and the role it could play in this exciting new future. This vision was a motivating factor for them to work alongside Nuvera and Hyster-Yale in introducing hydrogen fuel cells to the market. Because of this commitment, WMH has become an important strategic partner in helping Nuvera realize our goals in bringing fuel cells to market. Their work demonstrates a desire to build the industry and achieve market wide adoption of fuel cell technology. Scott Moe, WHM President, commented “We’re very honored by the award from Nuvera! It’s exciting to see the transformation to a hydrogen economy!”.

WMH, an authorized Yale® dealer, was founded in 1988 as Yale Carolinas, Inc. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, WMH has ten branches throughout the Southeast serving South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. WMH offers Yale® forklift sales, leasing, parts, service, and fleet management for materials handling equipment. Yale lift trucks and Nuvera hydrogen fuel cells are a few of many top quality products offered by WMH. Their focus has always been to provide top quality products and exceptional customer service. We are proud to have Nuvera® fuel cells included in their line of product offerings meant to deliver unique material handling solutions to help customers increase productivity, reduce their carbon footprint, and reduce their overall material handling costs.


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