A member of KION North America Corporation's dealer network, Homestead Materials Handling hosted an open house on Apr. 27 to mark the opening of its newest Virginia branch location in Ashland.
Homestead Materials Handling is a division of West Virginia-based Jefferds Corporation, which has been serving customers since 1947. Last July, the company announced plans to open three new full-service facilities over a period of 18 months. The Richmond location is the first of these to open. Locations in Chesapeake and Winchester are planned to open later this year. The Ashland location is convenient to the Central Virginia area and offers KION North America's Linde and Baoli product lines. Additionally, the branch location offers service, parts and rentals of material handling equipment. "Homestead saw the investment the KION Group was making in North America, and in turn decided to reciprocate by investing in us by expanding their presence in their market," said Mike Gore, vice president of sales at KION North America