Eastern Lift Truck has finalised the purchase of McCall Handling, one of the oldest Hyster forklift dealerships in the United States.
McCall Handling is now part of Eastern Lift Truck
The acquisition means Eastern is the sole designated Hyster forklift dealer (in addition to being the sole Yale dealer) in Maryland, Delaware, Washington DC, Northern Virginia and the panhandle counties of West Virginia.
Dan Pruitt, president of Eastern Lift Truck, says both companies have rich traditions and are completely dedicated to customer service. "Similar to Eastern Lift Truck Co., many McCall employees have decades of industry experience and are materials handling experts. We welcome these proud women and men to our company.
"By combining our respective strengths, we will offer customers unparalleled support and expertise.
"Eastern Lift Truck Co. looks forward to the opportunity to serve many new customers," he says.
Eastern will move its Baltimore operations to 8801 Wise Ave, Dundalk, Maryland and convert the facility in Halethorpe into a hub for its growing dock and door division.
Family-owned Eastern recently expandedits operations, taking on distribution of the Polaris range of commercial vehicles, including Pro XD all-terrain utility task vehicles (UTVs); GEM street-legal, all-electric, low-speed vehicles (LSVs); and Taylor-Dunn materials handling utility vehicles, stock chasers, tow tractors and personnel carriers.