2020 Roaring Twenties Award Winner for the Florence, SC Branch

Southeast Industrial Equipment, Inc.  has been named one of the 40 fastest-growing companies in South Carolina for 2020 by SC Biz News. Twenty large companies and 20 small companies have been named to the statewide list presented annually by SC Biz News. This honor recognizes the state’s fastest-growing companies based on both dollar and percentage increases in revenue from 2018-2019.


In order to qualify for the Roaring Twenties designation, companies must have a physical presence in South Carolina and be a for-profit entity or a nonprofit organization (EXCEPT FOR: government entities and charitable organizations, including 501(c)3 organizations.  These types of nonprofits are not eligible). Company size was determined by gross revenue: A small company was considered as having $10 million and under in revenue. Large companies were classified as having over $10 million in revenue. Small companies must have had revenues of at least $500,000 each year for the years 2017, 2018 and 2019. Profiles of the winning companies will be published in the winter issue of SCBIZ magazine. The winners will be honored with a virtual event on October 15th.

The winners and their locations, in alphabetical order, are:


Small companies:  
360Clean Charleston
Accountfully Charleston
Alder Energy Systems LLC Charleston
Big Red Box Coastal Charleston
Broadband Infrastructure Inc Greer
Cantey Tech Consulting North Charleston
Catch Talent Daniel Island
Ceterus Inc. Charleston
Crawford Strategy Greenville
Docugraphics LLC Charleston
exaqueo Charleston
GenX Security Solutions Greenville
High Spirits Hospitality Greenville
Intellectual Capitol Greenville
K-Con Inc. North Charleston
Lee & Associates – Greenville/Spartanburg Greenville
Matt O’Neill Real Estate Mount Pleasant
Pintail Capital Partners Greenville
Southeastern Institute North Charleston
Upstate Granite Solutions Greenville


Large Companies  
A3 Communications Inc. Irmo/Summerville/Greenville
Cantey Foundation Specialists Camden
Capital Waste Services Columbia
Crescent Homes Charleston
Evans General Contractors Greenville & Charleston
Frampton Construction Co. LLC Ladson
Langston Construction Co. LLC Piedmont
Logisticus Group Greenville
Mashburn Construction Columbia
Mavin Construction LLC Greenville
MedTrust Holdings Inc. Hanahan
Phi Life Sciences LLC Charleston
Samet Corp. North Charleston
Shelly Leeke Law Firm LLC North Charleston
Southeast Industrial Equipment Florence
Spencer Hines Properties Spartanburg
Stantec Consulting Services Inc. North Charleston
The Office People North Charleston
Triangle Construction Co. Inc. Greenville
USI Insurance Services Mount Pleasant

SIE Achieves Philanthropic Accolade from Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina held the 2020 Partner Appreciation Awards Thursday, March 12th recognizing its partners for their commitment to helping end hunger in the Charlotte, North Carolina and Metrolina communities. Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (SHMETROLINA) strives through education, advocacy, and partnerships to eliminate hunger by the solicitation and distribution of food. SHMETROLINA has been in existence since 1981. SHMETROLINA serves over 800 partner agencies including soup kitchens, emergency pantries, homeless shelters, senior programs, low-income daycares, veteran service organizations, and animal rescues in 24 counties in North and South Carolina.

Southeast Industrial Equipment wins Second Harvest Food Bank Partner AwardIn 2019 the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina had a list of accomplishments in 2019 that should not go without recognition:

  • Distributed over 60 million pounds of food and household items to their network of over 800 agency partners.
  • Distributed over 32 million pounds of fresh produce, dairy, meat & seafood. These are foods that low-income families need to stay healthy but struggle to afford.
  • Volunteers donated over 300,000 hours. This is the equivalent of 144 full-time positions with a labor cost savings of 7 million dollars.
  • 259 different programs were aimed at the ending of child hunger including backpack programs, kids cafe meal sites, and school-based mobile pantries.
  • The equivalent of 6.6 million pounds were collected in food and fund Drives.
  • Over 7.1 million pounds of food was distributed through 520 Mobile Pantries serving rural areas where poverty is high and resources are scare.

Here at Southeast Industrial Equipment, giving back to the communities that we serve is something we take great pride in. Each of our 10 branch locations throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia are encouraged to participate in several charitable activities from sponsoring events to volunteer time to collecting items to donate. The Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina has recognized SIE as a 2019 New Partner Award Winner and we could not be more honored! In 2018 we were able to donate over 5,200 pounds of food and in 2019 we were able to donate an additional 3,000+ pounds by developing a friendly internal corporate competition to see what team could donate the most goods.

Southeast Industrial Equipment is honored to receive this award and look forward to continuing our partnership with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in 2020 and the years to come.


SIE Wins The Prestigious TMHU President’s Award For The Fourth Consecutive Year!

During the Toyota Materials Handling, U.S.A. (TMHU) Annual Dealer Meeting Toyota recognizes the top dealerships in the North American Market with elite awards for their accomplishments from the year before.

In order to obtain Service Excellence a dealership must excel in PM completion, Toyota Service Market Share, Customer Satisfaction, and Training. SIE was recognized for Service Excellence in 2018.

For Parts Excellence a dealership must excel in Parts Inventory Management, Parts Sales, Training, Parts Market Share, and Customer Satisfaction. SIE was recognized for Parts Excellence in 2018.

Sales Excellence is obtained by a dealership for excelling in the areas of Sales Market Share, Sales Coverage, Training, and customer satisfaction. Sales Elite is given to the top dealers in Volume of Toyota forklift. SIE was recognized as a Sales Elite recipient in 2018.

Finally, Toyota’s President’s Award is only given to the dealerships that excel in ALL areas of the business and meet the top % of their markets. SIE was recognized as a President’s Award winner for 2018!

The news was announced by Southeast Industrial Equipment President, Cory Thorne. – “I want to thank each and every one of you for your contributions in helping SIE earn these awards. We have now been recognized with Toyota’s prestigious President’s Award for the 4th straight year, and I can’t say THANK YOU enough!”

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SIE President's Award

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SIE Wins Toyota President’s Award for the 3rd Consecutive Year

Toyota Materials Handling, U.S.A. announced the recipient’s of the prestigious President’s Award for outstanding performance in 2017 at the 2018 Dealer Meeting held in Tucson, Arizona. Southeast Industrial Equipment was one of 15 dealers nationwide to win the elite award for the third consecutive year! Only dealers who perform at the highest level in parts, service and equipment sales, customer satisfaction and overall operations win this accolade which was featured in a Material Handling Network article in April, 2018! “The dedication to go above and beyond for our customers is what sets the President’s Award winners apart,” said Jeff Rufener, president of TMHU. “They are driven to deliver the best customer experience in the industry and the President’s Award is our way of honoring them for their unwavering commitment.” – TOYOTA’S ANNUAL PRESIDENT’S AWARD HONORS TOP FORKLIFT DEALERS Monday, April 9, 2018

President Cory Thorne with Toyota Material Handling USA receiving the President's Award

Cory Thorne, President of Southeast Industrial Equipment accepting the 2017 President’s Award

Southeast Industrial Equipment also received the Sales Elite, Parts Excellence and Service Excellence awards during this meeting. Working together throughout 10 branch locations in the Southeast to serve our customers with the best customer service and high quality materials handling equipment has earned Southeast Industrial Equipment these awards consecutively.

Toyota Materials Handling USA Southeast Industrial Equipment President's Award

SIE Wins Sales Elite, Parts Excellence, Service Excellence from Toyota Material Handling USA

2017 Presidents Award Winners Group Photo

2017 President’s Award Winners

In addition, SIE has won the 2018 Toyota Commercial Finance Ambassador Award in recognition of continued support and achieving $150,000,000 in lease and retail outstanding with TCF.

Toyota Commercial Finance Ambassador Award Won by Southeast Industrial Equipment

Check out Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A. commitment to excellence in 2018 with this video below.

MHEDA MVP Award for 2017

Southeast Industrial Equipment has earned the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for 2017.  The MVP Award is granted by the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association). mheda.org

This is the second year that SIE has earned this industry award created to recognize companies who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees, and their community.

Southeast Industrial Equipment earned the 2016 MHEDA MVP Award for our outstanding achievements in 2015!

“MHEDA members represent the best of our industry; and those who earn the MVS Award have documented that excellence and commitment to their dealers, community, employees and the material handling industry,” said Scott Lee, MHEDA’s 2017 Chairman of the Board and President of Schaumburg, IL based Conveyor Solutions, Inc.   “MHEDA is very proud of our MVS Award winners.”

To qualify for the MHEDA MVP Award SIE was required to meet a series of criteria in a number of areas important to the distributor companies who do business with them.  In addition to confirming an on-going commitment to safety, MVP 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

Southeast Industrial Equipment is a proud member of SIE MHEDA Member  since 1989 and will continue to serve our community at this level now and well into the future.