November 17, 2016


SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — KION North America is pleased to announce the appointment of Spokane Forklift & Construction, Inc. to its dealer network. Based in Spokane, they will offer sales and service to parts of Washington, Idaho and Montana.

Family owned and operated, Spokane Forklift has maintained a presence in the greater Pacific Northwest since 2007. KION North America is confident that Spokane Forklift is the best dealership in the market to represent their material handling brands Linde and Baoli.

"The Linde product line offers unmatched technological advantages over the competition," said Barry Melton, president and owner of Spokane Forklifts. "Whereas the Baoli brand gives a very competitive price point compared to the rest of the market." As KION North America gears up for the largest new product introduction by a single company in industry history, strategic partnerships with established distributors like Spokane Forklift are critical to their success.

"It's an exciting time for our company," said Mike Gore, vice president of sales at KION North America.

"We’re glad to have Spokane Forklift along with us for the ride."

KION North America Corporation

KION North America Corporation is a member of the KION GROUP AG, the world's second largest manufacturer of industrial trucks. Their brand companies, Linde, Baoli and STILL serve the specific requirements of the U.S., Canadian and Mexican markets with a comprehensive and complementary product portfolio. Headquartered in Summerville, S.C., KION North America's production plant has an annual capacity of more than 10,000 trucks. Their products are known for their innovative technologies, low energy and low operating costs.

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