MiTek Receives MHEDA's Most Valuable Supplier Award for Sixth Consecutive Year

MiTek Mezzanine Systems, a Berkshire Hathaway company, has earned the prestigious Most Valuable Supplier (MVS) Award for achievements in 2020. The MVS Award is granted by the industry’s trade association, Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA), to less than 10% of all member companies. 2021 is the sixth consecutive year that MiTek has earned the MVS Award.

This industry award recognizes companies that have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, employees, and community.

To qualify for the MVS Award, MiTek met a series of criteria in several areas important to the distributor companies who do business with them. In addition to confirming an on-going commitment to safety and employee training, award recipients must provide documentation of active participation in a program that gives back to the community it serves.

MVS Award winners have demonstrated an overall commitment to business excellence by documenting programs in the following areas:

  • Industry Advocacy
  • Distributor Advocacy
  • Business Networking
  • Continuing Education
  • Business Best Practices

“We are very grateful for the tremendous work that MHEDA does to support the material handling industry and are honored to be a 2021 award recipient,” said Gene Toombs, President of MiTek Mezzanine Systems. “Our talented team and partners around the world are committed to building on innovative solutions, technology, and processes to meet the growing and changing market demand. We are working on additional advancements that will further enhance our local solutions and global partnerships that we look forward to announcing later this year.”

“Both of MHEDA’s Awards, the Most Valuable Partner and MVS, are difficult to achieve without a companywide commitment to excellence in education, networking, and community service. The companies that earn this distinction from MHEDA are the premier materials handling providers in the industry,” said Mike Wall, 2020 MHEDA Chairman of the Board and President of CSI Materials Handling in Westmont, Ill.

MiTek Mezzanine Systems was established in 1986 and is the first global mezzanine company with offices in North America, the United Kingdom, and Germany.



The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) is the premier trade association dedicated to serving all segments of the material handling business community.  MHEDA represents close to 600 companies in the material handling equipment business. Located in suburban Chicago, the association provides services to companies seeking to improve their business through education, networking, benchmarking, and best practices. For more information, visit

About MiTek Mezzanine Systems

As the first global mezzanine company, MiTek Mezzanine Systems helps customers around the world optimize space and accelerate productivity. With a dedicated team of specialists and over 30 years of experience, we design, manufacture, and install innovative, future-proofed mezzanine structures for the material handling and logistics industry. Learn more at