When an American-made product meets corporate responsibility, the result is a new supportive relationship between Kalmar Ottawa and The Wounded Warrior Project.


BONITA SPRINGS, Flor.,– Kalmar Ottawa established an important new partnership at its national dealer meeting in January, that helps wounded military veterans and their families.  The Premier Partner Wounded Warrior Award is a donation, made in the name of a top-performing Kalmar Ottawa dealer. The Wounded Warrior Project generates awareness and public assistance for the needs of injured service members. It also provides unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.  The donation was made this year in the name of Kalmar Ottawa and Wiese USA, a dealer that achieved Premier Partner status for their locations in Arkansas and in St. Louis, Missouri.


The Premier Partner Award recognizes dealers for excellence based on an evaluation of their performance in a variety of areas. The evaluation covers everything from sales to parts, inventory levels and service capabilities. Winners were selected based on their outstanding performance in all dealership departments. In addition, winning dealers met or exceeded annual Premier Partner sales goals-typically 20 percent higher than their base objectives. For 2014, Kalmar Ottawa recognized a record 14 dealers with Premier Partner Status. These included Alley-Cassetty Truck Center, Nashville, TN; Avenel Truck & Equipment, Inc., Avenel, NJ; Buckeye Western Star, Plain City, OH; Cal-Lift, Inc., City of Industry, CA; Coastal Industrial Equipment, Jacksonville, FL; The Lilly Company, Tupelo, MS; Louisville Switching, Louisville, KY; Ottawa Truck Center, Miami, FL; Reliable Trailer Systems, Indianapolis, IN; Towlift, Inc., Brooklyn Heights, OH; Virginia Truck Center, Roanoke, VA; Wiese USA, Inc., Little Rock, AR and St. Louis, MO locations, Yard Truck Specialists, Inc., Bensalem, PA and Gallo Equipment Company, Chicago, IL.