GREENVILLE, NC (April 18, 2018) – Hyster Company is pleased to announce that on April 6, 2018, Burns Industrial Equipment acquired the assets of Equipco, the former Hyster® dealer in the region. The combined company is now the largest and most comprehensive materials handling distributor serving western Pennsylvania, northeast Ohio, West Virginia, and portions of Maryland.
“Both Burns Industrial Equipment and Equipco are long-standing, family-run businesses built on a passion for the lift truck industry and guided by a commitment to providing exceptional customer service,” said Christopher Burns, president of Burns Industrial Equipment. “Becoming the new authorized Hyster dealer allows us to bring our customer-focused approach to broader markets and new customers.”
Burns Industrial Equipment, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is a privately-owned lift truck and equipment dealership with over 250 employees in four locations. The company, founded in 1972 by Joseph S. Burns, has established a strong reputation of providing high quality products, prompt service and quick parts delivery and has been recognized Dealer of Excellence for 22 consecutive years.
About Burns Industrial Equipment
Burns offers a full range of materials handling equipment and services, including rentals, fleet management and operator training. Over 125 factory-trained technicians, GPS-equipped service vans and extensive parts inventory help ensure quick service response and minimal downtime.
About Hyster Company
Hyster Company is a leading world-wide lift truck designer and manufacturer. Hyster Company offers 130 lift truck models configured for gasoline, LPG, diesel and electric power, with one of the widest capacity ranges in the industry - from 2,000 to 105,000 lbs. Supported by one of the industry’s largest and most experienced dealer networks, Hyster Company builds tough, durable lift trucks that deliver high productivity, low total cost of ownership, easy serviceability and advanced ergonomic features; accompanied by outstanding parts, service and training support.
Hyster Company is a division of Hyster-Yale Group Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 6,800 people world-wide.
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