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Hugg & Hall announces acquisition of Arkla Taylor

Hugg and Hall Equipment Company, a leading provider of materials and personnel handling products and services for the needs of the industrial and construction markets, today announced the acquisition of Arkla Taylor, a Taylor Forklift dealer encompassing a five state area including Louisiana, Arkansas, East Texas, Oklahoma and Southern Missouri.

“Adding Arkla Taylor’s products, people and locations to the Hugg & Hall family is very exciting for our company,” said Robert Hall, Hugg & Hall’s President.

Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Ruston, Louisiana, Arkla Taylor is a regional dealer for Taylor Machine Works, the manufacturer of Taylor “Big Red” forklifts.  Arkla Taylor rents and sells new and used equipment and provides parts and service for the Taylor product lines. In addition to its Ruston headquarters, Arkla Taylor has locations in Blytheville and El Dorado in Arkansas; Broussard and Houma in Louisiana; Longview and Lufkin in Texas; and Tulsa in Oklahoma.

“I’ve enjoyed my 30 years of growing this business and having the opportunity to meet and know so many great people in such a diversity of industries.  This company has grown because of the help of many outstanding and dedicated employees,” said George Parkman, Arkla Taylor’s Founder and President. “I am very pleased that Arkla Taylor will continue on in the hands of a highly respected family owned company.  We will continue to serve the needs of our customers as we have in the past providing the same Taylor products and service from the same locations and with the same customer oriented commitment.”