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Nacco appoints Alta Equipment as Yale dealer in Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan

Nacco Materials Handling Group has appointed Alta Equipment Company the authorized Yale dealer for Northwest Indiana and Southwest.  Alta has service facilities in Elkhart, Indiana and Battle Creek Michigan, in addition to 14 other locations throughout Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan.  Since 1984 Alta has represented the Yale product line in Michigan, and they have consistently earned Nacco's distinction as a "Dealer of Excellence." In addition to Yale products, Alta Equipment Company is also the authorized Hyster dealer in west Michigan, northwest Indiana and Chicago.  Hyster and Yale are both part of Nacco Materials Handling Group (NMHG), one of the world's largest manufacturers of lift trucks and materials handling equipment. This new agreement makes Alta Equipment Company the sole authorized Yale service provider in the Indiana counties of Benton, Carroll, Cass, Elkhart, Fulton, Laporte, Marshall, Pulaski,  St. Joseph, Starke and White; and the Michigan counties of Berrien, Branch, Cass and St. Joseph.  Alta replaces KMH Systems who is no longer authorized to perform warranty service repairs on Yale equipment.  “We have a long history with Yale products in Michigan, and we are very excited about this new opportunity to grow our Yale footprint into new markets," says Bob Kohler, president of Alta Equipment Company's Industrial Division.  Alta is one of the largest materials handling equipment dealers in the Midwest with over 430 employees, 220 service technicians and 165 service vehicles.  "We are confident that we can provide a higher level of service to Yale customers, which means faster response time and increased customer satisfaction," says Kohler.  Alta Equipment has an extensive materials handling product offering including  CombiLift, Landoll Bendi, Landoll Drexel, Motrec, Rico, Sellick and Manitou, in addition to a variety of warehouse solutions and services.  In 2010 Alta diversified into the construction equipment market with Volvo construction equipment, Link-Belt cranes, Gomaco Concrete pavers and Sennebogen material handlers for the Michigan market.