STEVENS POINT, Wis.—Steel King Industries, a manufacturer of storage rack and material handling products, has earned the MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Award for achievements in material handling for 2021. This is the seventh consecutive year that Steel King has earned the MVS Award, the company said in a press release.

The MVS Award is granted by the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association), to less than 10 percent of all member companies. It recognizes companies that have demonstrated an “exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees, and their community,” the company said.

To qualify for the MVS Award, Steel King was required to meet a series of criteria in several areas important to the distributor companies that do business with Steel King. In addition to confirming an ongoing commitment to safety and employee training, award recipients must provide documentation of active participation in a program that “gives back” to the community.

The MVS Award winners have demonstrated an overall commitment to business excellence by documenting programs in the areas of industry advocacy, distributor advocacy, business networking, continuing education, and business best practices.

“Steel King is honored to be the only rack manufacturer who has earned this award since its inception,” stated Jay Anderson, president at Steel King Industries, in the release. “The achievement is particularly significant, as it was earned during a year of unprecedented business demand, global supply chain disruption, freight capacity challenges, and general market uncertainty.”

“Achieving the MVS 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.

Steel King said in the release that innovation, customization, and design strength have earned the company a reputation as a leader in the material-handling marketplace. Since 1970, Steel King Industries has manufactured a full line of material handling products, including selective pallet racks, dynamic flow storage systems, AS/RS racks for mini-loads or unit loads, cantilever racks, and portable racks. The company also manufactures custom shipping racks, industrial steel containers, and guard railing.

Steel King’s products are made using only U.S. steel, the company said.

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