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Material Handling Inc. Announced Dealer of the Year – Material Handling Inc. is proud to have been selected as the Dealer of the Year, 2017 by CLARK Material Handling. Each year, CLARK selects a hand full of dealers that excel in customer service, sales and operations, then selects the “cream of that crop” as the top dealer. We are honored to have received this designation for 2017. All of our associates at Material Handling Inc. treat each customer like a member of the family and this approach to customer service has resulted in many awards over the years.  Read more about our approach on our Vision, Mission and Values Page.

MHI Receives Safety AwardsMHI has earned two separate awards from BB & T insurance, representing MHI’s commitment to safe working operations. Read more about the awards.

Section 179 Tax Savings Still in Play
You have until January 1, 2018 to put equipment in service and get tax savings in 2017. Learn more about the deductions available this year.

Linde Material Handling Adds New Models
Linde Material Handling, part of the KION Group, has added to new models to bring Linde quality, value and durability to the mainstream forklift model, at competitive pricing.

CLARK Material Handling Earns MVS Status
CLARK Material Handling has earned Most Valuable Supplier status from MHEDA (Material Handling Distributors Association).

MHI Employees Pull Together to Benefit Harvey Victims
When hurricane Harvey devastated so many lives in Houston, MHI employees pulled together and made a great donation of time and materials to help assist those effected. 

CLARK Material Handling Centennial Celebration
– Since 1917 CLARK has been a pioneer in the material handling industry and this year marks their 100th year of producing material handling equipment. To celebrate, CLARK has designed a special Centennial Edition Forklift including a special Centennial Warranty. See the new Centennial Edition forklift and warranty.  More…

Linde Adds Extended CareWarranty – See the Savings Add Up
– All Class 1,4 and 5 models will receive at no charge the Linde Extended Care Warranty.

Introducing Baoli Forklifts by KION – Value Packed and Better Backed
MHI is proud to introduce the latest forklift to our lineup, the Baoli, by KION (Linde’s parent). Baoli is a great affordable alternative for light-use applications.

OSHA Announces Top Ten Citations for 2016
Every year, OSHA announces which regulations result in the most citations. See this year’s list of regulations companies violated most often.

CLARK Introduces New FORD Engine for GEN2 Forklifts – CLARK Material Handling has announced that GEN2 Model, LPG forklifts will feature Ford’s 2.5 Liter that will improve peformance, reduce maintenance costs and improve efficiency. This addition will also cut engine service intervals in half!

KION Ads Baoli Forklifts to It’s Line-up – We are very excited to announce the addition of the world-wide Baoli forklift line to our product lines. Read more about Baoli and this addition.

Section 179 is Back and Better for 2016 – Thanks to the PATH Act (Protection Against Tax Hikes) approved by Congress, Section 179 deductions have been increased to $500,000 with bonus depreciation kicking in after that amount.This means real savings for any company considering a new or used forklift.

CLARK Increases Footprint in USA – Effective May of this year, CLARK Material Handling will move production of two more of its lift trucks to Lexington, KY. This move is seen as not only a dedication to providing dealers and customers with products more efficiently and effectively, but it promotes the concept of reshoring jobs to America.

OSHA Raises Fines for the First Time in Decades – On November 3rd, it was announced that OSHA would increase penalties for the first time since 1990. The new provision is entitled the “Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.”

OSHA Announces it’s Top Ten Citations for 2015 – OSHA has released the top ten citation categories for 2015. Find out where lift trucks fall on this years list. Then contact us to be sure you avoid any exposure to potential citations regarding your lift trucks.

Linde Introduces it’s New Line-up of Heavy Duty Forklifts – Linde’s new BR1411 line of heavy duty forklifts will change the way you think about big forklifts. Linde has engineered a heavy duty forklift that performs with the quality you’d expect, while maintaining the ease of use and service of a forklift much smaller than it’s size.

10 Things You Can do to Celebrate and Support Forklift Safety Day – Forklift Safety Day is June 9th. This would be a great time to enhance awareness of forklifts and the potential dangers they present to all your employees. Read what you can do.

Material Handling, Wins Prestigious Dealer of Excellence Award – CLARK Material Handling has presented us with the Dealer of Excellence Award for 2015. Read more and see pictures of our event!

New OSHA Report; The Costs of Not Protecting Our Workforce – A new report generated by OSHA highlights the real costs associated with on the job injuries, who pays them and how this impacts the employee and taxpayers.

TVA Providing Incentives for Electric Forklifts – Trade in your old Class 4 or 5 internal combustion forklift for a class 1 or 2 electric and you could receive $2000 rebate per unit! 

2015 U.S. Economic Predictions – 2014 was a robust year for business in the U.S. We scoured several reputable sources to find out what 2015 might bring us. Read what we discovered. 

OSHA Top Ten Cited Standards for 2014 – On September 16th, San Diego – OSHA and Safety+ Health magazine unveiled the agency’s Top 10 most-cited violations for fiscal year 2014 during the NSC Congress and Expo.

MHI Named Dealer of Excellence by Hawker Powersource for 2014FY – Material Handling Inc is proud to receive this award, given by Hawker to its top dealers. Thank you to all the MHI employees who made this distinction possible.  

Linde Ads Extended Care Warranty at No Charge – Linde has extended their Limited Extended Care (LEC) warranty at no cost to Class 1,4 & 5 models for the remainder of 2014. Read what this means in savings and coverage.

Introduction of the Theta Engine – CLARK is continuing its commitment to design the finest lift trucks in the industry. The latest addition to this commitment is the introduction of the Hyundai Theta 2.4 liter engine for the GEN 2. Read more….

Green Technology Moves Nashville – As propane fuel prices continue to rise, and supply chains are mandated to go green, LP gas forklifts are quickly being replaced with electrics. Read more…

AMP Disposes of Hazardous Equipment By-Products – When you get batteries serviced by one of our trained AMP technicians, you can feel good knowing that all hazardous waste byproducts, including waste water, junk acid and scrap batteries will be disposed of in the proper, environmentally safe way. Read more…

Komatsu Engineers World’s First Hybrid Forklift – In a time when being environmentally conscious is not only a trend but a necessity, Komatsu has responded by engineering the world’s first hybrid electric forklift. Read more…

Designed and Built in the USA: The New Linde 346 Electric Forklift – This exciting new 36/48 Volt Linde lift truck represents a new standard of design and engineering innovation.  Read more…

CLARK PWX/HWX Electric Pallet Jacks Give Powerful Performances – CLARK never stops improving their equipment. With the PWX/HWX 30-40 series 100% AC pallet jack, CLARK took the highly successful design of the PWD/HWD series and enhanced it by adding 100% AC technology. Read more…

Komatsu Offers Lift Truck Solutions – Whether you are a grocer challenged by better space utilization, a pharmaceutical distribution center dominated by narrow aisles, or even a paper warehouse managing multiple sized pallet loads, Komatsu has the right lift truck to meet your exacting standards and ease your frustrations. Read more…

Komatsu IC Units Reduce Your Overall Costs – Need a lift truck that reduces overall costs?   Then the Komatsu Internal Combustion (IC) AX and BX Series lift trucks are for you.  The series has been redesigned to incorporate… Read more…