San Antonio, Texas. (April 6, 2018) – Toyota Lift of South Texas was recently awarded Toyota Industrial Equipment’s (TIE) highest honor, the President’s Award, for 2017. Toyota Lift of South Texas is one of 15 elite recipients of this distinguished award, selected from TIE’s network of more than 220 dealership locations in North America.

Toyota Lift of South Texas was recognized at Toyota’s Annual Forklift Dealer Meeting for demonstrating excellence in parts, service, equipment sales, customer satisfaction and overall forklift dealership operations. This is the 10th time Toyota Lift of South Texas has been awarded the President’s Award.

“The dedication to go above and beyond for our customers is what sets the President’s Award winners apart,” said Jeff Rufener, president of TMHU. “They are driven to deliver the best customer experience in the industry and the President’s Award is our way of honoring them for their unwavering commitment.”

About Toyota Industrial Equipment

Proudly manufactured in the United States, Toyota Industrial Equipment offers a full line of material handling solutions including forklifts, aerial work platforms, automated guided vehicles, fleet management services and tow tractors. Toyota’s commitment to quality, reliability and customer satisfaction, the hallmark of the Toyota Production System, extends throughout more than 220 locations in North America. For more information, visit

2017 Presidents Award

Photo caption: from left to right: Jeff Rufener, president of Toyota Material Handling U.S.A., Inc., Leslie Doggett, Toyota Lift of South Texas, Ken Townsend, Toyota Lift of South Texas, and Toshifumi Onishi, senior managing officer of Toyota Industries Corporation and chief marketing and sales officer of Toyota Material Handling Group.

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