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December 13, 2013

For Immediate Release:

 Alta Equipment Company acquires CLM Forklifts, Inc.

 Alta Equipment Company® (Alta) and CLM Forklifts, Inc. (CLM) announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Alta acquired the assets of CLM.  CLM is an independent forklift dealer that has serviced the Northwest Indiana market since 2009.  Alta will retain all CLM employees and move them into its Elkhart branch, located at 28255 Charlotte Ave., Elkhart, IN 46517.

“We greatly appreciate the loyalty of our customers over the years and hope to grow those relationships by continuing to provide the level of service they have come to expect.” says Gary Chevillet, former President of CLM, now Alta’s Elkhart Branch Manager, “I am excited about the opportunity because of Alta’s commitment to customer satisfaction and the breadth of products and services that they bring to this market”. 

  “The CLM acquisition will allow us to strengthen our footprint in a very important market, by bringing on a staff of well trained professionals that understand the market and have established the trust of its customers.” says Steven Greenawalt, founder and CEO of Alta. “We are committed to grow in Indiana, and believe that this acquisition will better enable us to do that.”

 Headquartered in Wixom, MI, Alta is one of the largest industrial and heavy equipment dealers in the Midwest, employing over 500 people at 18 facilities spread across Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois.  Alta’s Industrial Equipment Division has an extensive product line-up including Yale® and Hyster® lift trucks, Manitou®, and Combilift®, in addition to a extensive line of warehouse products and solutions. Alta’s Construction Equipment Division represents Volvo Construction Equipment®, Link-Belt® cranes, Sennebogen® material handlers, Genesis® shears, and Gomaco® concrete paving products.

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Alta Equipment Company is the Midwest's premier provider of industrial forklifts and material handling solutions, focusing on Michigan, northern Indiana and Chicago.

Fleet acquisition and maintenance can be time consuming when running a material handling operation. Time spent managing equipment is time you could be spending growing your business. Alta Equipment specializes in taking the hassle out of your equipment.


When looking for a piece of equipment or a maintenance contract, Alta Equipment is here to help find a solution.

Our first question is not about what forklift you need. We start by asking where you want your business to go, then we help you get there. Whether it's safer and more productive workers, higher productivity or reliable and productive equipment, Alta Equipment will provide a resolution.

Our account managers are industry experts who will help analyze your operation’s unique needs and find precisely the right solution, whether it be a custom preventive maintenance agreement or a mezzanine for warehouse offices.


When partnering with Alta Equipment Company, you leave your worries behind. Our parts representatives and service technicians strive to continuously improve in material handling technology and best practices. If there is a better way, Alta Equipment will find it.

When you need service in a hurry, nobody is faster. In fact, we guarantee our response time to customers on service contracts.

Whatever your material handling needs, look to Alta Equipment Company. We proudly offer new Yale, Hyster and other forklifts, forklift rentalsused forklifts, forklift training for technicians and operators, parts and service, and a wide variety of warehouse solutions such as racking, mezzanines, lift tables, pallet jacks, ergonomic equipment and more.

Contact Alta Equipment Company today to find out more about how we can help you stay out of the forklift business and focus on your core business.

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