Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Makita earns best overall score from distributor members to win award once again

Members of the Makita U.S.A. sales and marketing management team accepted the Sphere 1 Vendor Partner of the Year Award.

ORLANDO, FL - Makita U.S.A., Inc. has been named Sphere 1 Vendor Partner of the Year for the second year in a row. 

Makita received the award before the Sphere 1 membership during the Annual Meeting last night at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando.
Makita Ranked Best of 97 Vendors
"Makita earned the best overall score on the Sphere 1 Annual Support Card which ranks all 97 vendors on six individual criteria important to the success and growth of our cooperative," said Carol Shackelford, Sphere 1 CEO. "Our relationship with the Makita organization continues to grow and flourish due to their excellent leadership, great products, and solid sales team." 
“For the second year in a row, the entire Makita organization is proud to be recognized as Vendor Partner of the Year by Sphere 1,” said Rich Chapman, Makita Senior Vice President of Sales. “At Makita we are focused on bringing more innovative solutions to contractors, and working with our dealer partners to achieve sales success. We look forward to continued partnership with Sphere 1 in 2016.”
Sphere 1, a cooperative of independent tool, fastener, and concrete accessory distributors, recognizes a single vendor partner each year in the Core Products category. The award is based on successfully meeting six key criteria including member balloting, volume, growth, number of members buying from each, successful Gateway for Growth planning, and Sphere 1 University Student Course completion.
Makita continues to deliver new solutions that help contractors solve problems and work more efficiently. Makita created the 18V lithium-ion cordless tool category in 2005 and today offers over 125 18V LXT® tools, the world’s largest cordless tool line-up powered by 18V lithium-ion batteries. Makita also engineers concrete hammers with Anti-Vibration Technology® for best-in-class vibration reduction, new dust extraction accessories, cleaner-burning 4-stroke engine outdoor power equipment, and more. 
About Makita U.S.A.
Makita® is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and outdoor power equipment, and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial power and results. Makita's extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Brushless Lithium-Ion, 18V LXT® Compact Lithium-Ion, and 12V max CXT™ Lithium-Ion. Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT®), MM4® 4-Stroke engine power equipment, Super Joint System - SJS® grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT®), Impact GOLD®, the New Gold Standard in Impact Driving, and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or go to Follow Makita:,,, 

Makita earned the Sphere 1 Vendor Partner of the Year Award for the second year in a row.




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