Our History

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Servicing your material handling equipment is our number one priority! What started as a forklift company some 40 years ago has evolved into a leader in all aspects of material handling. Established in 1973, Lift, Inc.’s material handling business services all brands of forklift trucks. Over 40 years later, we have more than 160 service technicians, trained and dedicated to provide the highest level of customer service in the industry.

Our Bernville Lift Incorporated in 1976, and the newer corporate headquarters building in Mountville

2016

Lift, Inc. was awarded the Toyota President's Award (Toyota's highest honor).

2015

Lift, Inc. was awarded the Toyota President's Award.

2014

Lift, Inc. completed construction of a 68,000 sq./ft facility on Rt. 61 in Leesport, PA. The building is the new home of Lift, Inc.'s Material Handling Division serving Berks, Lebanon and Schuylkill counties. It is also the new home for Reading Tractor and Equipment. Lift, Inc. also was awarded the Crown Ascent Award.

2012

Bobcat and Kubota products were expanded to Berks County, PA, with the addition of Reading Tractor & Equipment (previously Reading Kubota). The company was also awarded the Toyota President's Award.

2011

Lift, Inc. expanded its Williamsport facility to provide increased shop and warehouse space.

2010

Lift, Inc. expanded its Bobcat facilities to include a new service shop, additional showroom space and offices. The company was also recognized with the Crown Ascent Award.

2009

Lift, Inc. added the full Bobcat product line with the acquisition of Bobcat of Lancaster (located in Ephrata, PA). The company was awarded the Toyota President’s Award.

2008

Lift, Inc. moved to a new 93,000 sq./ft. headquarters location in Mountville, PA. Lift, Inc. was also awarded the Wayne Dalton Door product line to offer a more complete dock products package to our clients. Lift, Inc. also earned the Toyota President’s Award.

2007

Lift, Inc. was awarded the Toyota Silver Circle Award.

2006

A new 10,000 sq./ft. storage warehouse was added to the Manheim facility. The company was recognized with the Crown Summit Award (Crown’s highest honor).

2005

A new 10,000 sq./ft. Williamsport branch was built to serve clients in our northern counties. An 8,000 sq./ft. addition was also added to the Bernville branch. Lift, Inc. was honored with the Crown Summit Award and the Toyota President’s Award.

2004

Lift, Inc. was awarded the Toyota Silver Circle Award.

2003

Lift, Inc. was presented the Toyota President’s Award.

2002

Lift, Inc. earned both the Toyota President’s Award and the Crown Summit Award.

1998

Lift, Inc. established an Aerial Division. Later that year a new Manheim facility was opened to handle growth of the Aerial Division and Used Equipment Division.

1996

The Mechanicsburg branch was expanded to include a new shop and training center. Lift, Inc. was presented the Toyota President’s Award.

1994

The Mechanicsburg branch was opened to serve the Harrisburg market.

1991

Toyota Lift Truck product line was added through the acquisition of Pennlift of York, Pa.

1988

Corporate headquarters was moved to Lancaster. The Bernville facility remained a full service branch. The Allied Products Division was added through the asset acquisition of Lift-N-Roll; this marked the advancement of Lift, Inc. as a prominent forklift/material handling company.

1987

Crown Lift Truck product line was added.

1976

TCM forklift line was added.

1973

Lift, Inc. was founded in Bernville (Reading), PA as an independent forklift parts distributor.