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Southern States TOYOTALift TOYOTA Industrial Equipment

For Immediate Release



Southern States Toyotalift and Florida Lift Systems, LLC Excellence Nationally Recognized

Local Firm’s Success Is A Good Sign For Area Economic Growth & Community Support



Tampa – April 1, 2012 – Southern States Toyotalift and Florida Lift Systems, LLC have been awarded the prestigious “President’s Award” for a record 8th time in the past 10 years.  The President’s Award recognizes outstanding sales volume and market share as well as accumulating overall points for outstanding performance in areas of dealership management.


In giving the award, Brett Wood, President and Chairman of Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA), commented  “The Southern States Toyotalift/Florida Lift Systems team has consistently demonstrated leadership in the local markets and a “Commitment to Excellence” and to Toyota’s Values that enable them to perform at the top of the industry and the top of our dealer organization.”


The President’s Award is the highest honor given to a Toyota Lift Truck dealer in the USA.


Jeff Fischer, President and Owner of Southern States Toyota Lift, received the award at the national dealer meeting in Phoenix, AZ in March. “It is very humbling to be recognized as one of Toyota’s best and most consistent distributors.  Toyota is truly one of the finest and best companies in the world.  All of our associates and I are honored and we thank Toyota for the opportunities.”


Southern States Toyota and Florida Lift Systems are celebrating 60 years of successful service to their customers. Fischer stated that “our lasting relationships with Toyota and our clients have allowed us to create new jobs as we grow which is always a positive. When our customers are buying it is also a great indicator of the health of various industries. We leverage our success by implementing programs which support underserved groups, such as our “Giving Veterans a Lift’ Career Development Program. We are committed to going the extra mile for our customers and the communities we serve throughout the South East.”


About Southern States Toyotalift/Florida Lift Systems, LLC:  Southern States Toyotalift/Florida Lift Systems, LLC operates as the exclusive distributor for Toyota Material Handling USA, the manufacturer of Toyota forklift trucks in large sections of Florida and Georgia.  It distributes new and used forklifts, scissor lifts, wheeled boom lifts, crawler boom lifts, and forklift parts, as well as warehouse accessories, including hydraulic carts, stackers, pneumatic lifts, pallet and storage rack, mezzanines, lockers, containers, shelving and shop equipment.  The company also offers forklift rental, and warehouse design and engineering services, as well as maintenance and training services for its customers’ technicians and machine operators.  The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Tampa, Florida.  For more information, visit http://www.sstlfit.com.