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Doggett Industries named #12 in Houston’s Top Privately Held Companies 2019 list from the Houston Chronicle

While Houston’s top public companies hail predominately from the energy industry, a look at the top private companies paints a fuller picture of the city’s economic activity.

Houston’s top private companies include retail, distribution, construction and hospitality. Two of Houston’s largest private companies, the retail electricity provider Calpine and Toyota distributor Gulf States Toyota, broke $9 billion in revenue in 2018.

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Doggett and John Deere Team Up for Habitat House Build

On May 14th, Doggett Heavy Machinery Services employees were honored to volunteer alongside John Deere employees to build a home with Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County in Beaumont, Texas. The John Deere Foundation donated $1M in 2017 for the Habitat Hammers Back campaign to assist in the long-term recovery of communities following Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma. This Beamount project was related to Hurricane Harvey recovery. Over 40 employees from Doggett and the John Deere construction and forestry division were pleased to work diligently on the project which included hanging doors, installing baseboards, and painting the entire exterior of the structure. John Deere blacksmith, Rick Trahan, was on site where he treated the group to a demonstration of his craft and presented the homeowner with a specially made trivet for her new home. Originally from Port Arthur, Texas, Trahan drove over 18 hours with his portable metal working station to volunteer his time for the cause.


“Doggett has a commitment to serving the communities in which we do business," said Mike Ortiz, VP of Doggett Heavy Machinery. “We have been involved in Hurricane Harvey relief from the time the storm hit. Our articulated dump trucks were used for water rescues in the Beaumont market in 2017. Now we are proud to serve alongside our colleagues from John Deere and participate in a Habitat for Humanity project..

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Left - Jason Mosley of Doggett Ford  |  Right - Jim McIngvale (Mattress Mack) of Gallery Furniture

Mattress Mack, Doggett Ford join forces on F-150 Deals

One of the newest Ford dealerships in Houston has teamed up with one of the city’s most well-known — and revered — retailers.

Doggett Ford and Gallery Furniture just kicked off a cross-promotion in which buyers of new, in-stock Ford F-150s will each receive $1,000 Gallery Furniture gift cards. (The 90-day campaign does not include Raptor models.)

Doggett and Gallery’s promotion coincides with the upcoming debut, just ahead of Memorial Day weekend, of a new showroom that will feature furnishings aimed at millennials. The gift cards, good through Dec. 31, 2019, can be used at any of Gallery’s three locations.

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Leslie Doggett Named as a Finalist in the 2019 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Gulf Coast Area

Finalists join ranks of unstoppable entrepreneurs in Gulf Coast Area EY today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Gulf Coast Area. Widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the U.S., the program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. These business leaders were selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala on June 21, 2019 at the Marriott Marquis Houston.

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Pictured left to right – Jeff Rufener, president of Toyota Material Handling U.S.A., Inc., Jim Flowers, William Doggett, Dee Spencer,
Tim Kolajajck, Jim Smith, Toyota Lift of Houston, and Yojiro Mizuno, TICO Senior Managing Director and TMHG President.

 

TOYOTA LIFT OF HOUSTON WINS TOYOTA’S PRESTIGIOUS PRESIDENT’S AWARD

COLUMBUS, Indiana. (April 5, 2019) – Toyota Lift of Houston was recently awarded Toyota Material Handling’s (TMH) highest honor, the President’s Award, for 2019. Toyota Lift of Houston is one of 15 elite recipients of this distinguished award, selected from TMH’s network of more than 230 dealership locations in North America.

Toyota Lift of Houston was recognized at Toyota’s Annual Dealer Meeting in March 2019 for demonstrating excellence in parts, service, equipment sales, customer satisfaction and overall operations. All recipients of this year's award will celebrate together on a Toyota-sponsored trip to Prague and Vienna in May.

“TMH’s President’s Award winners are driven to deliver the best customer experience in the industry,” said Jeff Rufener, president of TMH. “We couldn’t be the number one forklift brand in North America without their dedication and hard work.”

About Toyota Material Handling


Toyota Material Handling offers a full line of material handling products proudly assembled in the United States, 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. For more information, visit ToyotaForklift.com.

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