COLUMBUS, Ind. April 5th, 2022Toyota Material Handling (TMH) announced Shoppa’s Material Handling is a recipient of the annual President’s Award, which recognizes the top Toyota forklift dealers in North America. The prestigious award recognizes the dealers who perform at the highest level in parts, service, equipment sales, finance, customer satisfaction and overall operations. This is Shoppa’s 17th time receiving the President’s Award.

The winners, announced during Toyota’s Annual Dealer Meeting on March 21, will celebrate together this fall in Amalfi and Rome, Italy.

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“It’s an honor to receive the President’s Award and be recognized as one of the top dealerships in the nation. I’m incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication from our associates. We continue to serve thousands of customers and help them navigate their ever-increasing supply chain challenges,” said Jimmy Shoppa, Shoppa’s President & CEO.

The winners of the 2021 President’s Award are:

  • Bahrns ToyotaLift, Effingham, Illinois
  • Brodie Toyota-Lift, Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • Conger Toyota-Lift, Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • JIT Toyota-Lift, Frewsburg, New York
  • Kenco Toyota-Lift, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • ProLift Toyota Material Handling, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Shoppa’s Material Handling, Ltd., Fort Worth, Texas
  • Southern States Toyotalift, Tampa, Florida
  • Summit ToyotaLift, North Haven, Connecticut
  • Toyota Lift of South Texas, San Antonio, Texas
  • Toyota Material Handling Northern California, Livermore, California
  • Toyota Material Handling Solutions, Santa Fe Springs, California
  • VESCO Toyotalift, Hickory, North Carolina
  • D. Matthews Machinery Co., Auburn, Maine
  • Western Materials Handling & Equipment Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada

“The President’s Award is our most prestigious honor, reserved for those who deliver a superior customer experience,” said Bill Finerty, TMH President & CEO. “Toyota forklift dealers have a longstanding reputation for consistently going above and beyond for our customers. The dealers recognized represent the best of the best and we’re proud to honor them and their commitment to excellent customer service.”

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Shoppa’s Technician awarded Toyota Platinum Skills Technician

Also recognized at the annual Dealer Meeting was Shoppa’s very own, Tim Williams, who placed 1st in the Toyota Material Handling 2022 Platinum Technician Skills Challenge. The challenge is an annual competition created by TMH to recognize top Toyota technicians and spotlight their knowledge and expertise on the entire Toyota product line.

“We are incredibly proud of Tim and excited to announce that we have Toyota’s Top Tech among our stellar team of Shoppa’s technicians!” said Jimmy Shoppa.

About Toyota Material Handling

Toyota Material Handling offers material handling products and solutions, including forklifts, reach trucks, order pickers, pallet jacks, container handlers, automated guided vehicles, and tow tractors, along with aerial work platforms, fleet management services, and advanced automation engineering and design. Toyota’s commitment to quality, reliability and customer satisfaction, the hallmark of the Toyota Production System, extends throughout more than 230 locations across North America. With access to an industry-leading lineup of material handling products, Toyota dealers are uniquely positioned to help solve wide-ranging challenges in warehousing and distribution. Built for every application, Toyota can provide the most complete set of solutions for material handling, automation, energy, advanced logistics, and warehouse optimization. For more information or to learn more, visit

About Shoppa’s Material Handling

Family owned and operated since 1981, Shoppa’s Material Handling is one of the fastest growing and most successful material handling dealerships in the United States. With four decades of world-renowned products and exceptional service, Shoppa’s is a proud authorized dealer of Toyota Material Handling – the best-selling forklift brand in the world and a recognized leader in quality, durability, safety and innovation.

Through its nine locations across Texas and Kansas City, Missouri, Shoppa’s provides customized solutions through a comprehensive array of products, services and integrated systems designed to help customers streamline the storage and movement of their goods, improving efficiency, safety and profitability.

Shoppa’s is an end-to-end solutions provider representing a full range of industrial and warehouse equipment brands including Toyota Material Handling, Steinbock, ePicker, Dematic, Aichi, Genie and JLG aerial equipment, Bendi, Drexel, Combilift, Advance industrial floor cleaning equipment and Viking Power.

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