Hi Pro Equipment Honored with Eriez Merwin Sales Award

Erie, PA — Hi Pro Equipment, Inc. of Kalamazoo, Michigan has earned the Eriez® 2012 Merwin Award. Charlie Ingram, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, explains, “This award is presented annually to the most outstanding Eriez U.S. field sales office, selected for their exceptional sales performance and first-class service and support.”

According to Eriez, the Hi Pro Equipment team exceeded their sales goals in every market and product group assigned. Ingram says, “One could say, ‘they sold everything to everybody.’” He adds, “Hi Pro went above and beyond in 2012, surpassing their full-year sales goals while maintaining the extremely high level of customer service for which Eriez is known.”

The Merwin Award was established in 1993 and named for the Merwins, Eriez’ founding family. As described on the plaque given to all winners, the Merwin Award is presented for outstanding contributions to the advancement of the ideals and mission of Eriez Magnetics using the Golden Rule as a guide, exemplified by superior sales performance, providing customers high quality service and support, and striving to conduct affairs in an efficient, capable and friendly manner.

33 Eriez field sales offices earned the status of Merwin Award finalists for outstanding sales performance in 2012. Eriez reports that the collective order volume of all Eriez’ sales offices resulted in another record for the company.

Previous Merwin Award winners include: Robertson Equipment Company, 2011;  Dominion-Carolina Sales, 2010; Phenix Equipment, 2009; Adams Brothers, 2008; Phenix Equipment and Magnus Corporation, 2007; Dynequip and Solids Technology, 2006; Morris-Coker, 2005; Chicago District Office, 2004; B&H Industrial Products, 2003; SECO, 2002; Merrifield Company, 2001; Merrifield and Dominion-Carolina Sales, 2000; Industrial Motion Technologies, 1999; Penn Quip, 1998; Jim Ware Co., 1997; Power & Process Technologies, 1996; Chicago District Office and Adams Brothers, 1995; Chicago and Philadelphia District Offices (now Penn Quip) 1994; and Boston District Office (now armac, Inc.), 1993.

Eriez is recognized as world authority in separation technologies. The company’s magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, x-ray, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in the process, metalworking, packaging, plastics, rubber, recycling, mining, aggregate and textile industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through 12 international facilities located on six continents. For more information, call toll-free (888) 300-ERIEZ (3743) within the U.S. and Canada. For online users, visit www.eriez.com or send email to eriez@eriez.com. Eriez World Headquarters is located at 2200 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506.               


Ed Stevens, Stevens Strategic Communications


John Blicha, Eriez



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