SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — KION North America Corporation announces the appointment of Reliable Forklift Sales to its dealer network effective Feb. 18.

Locally-owned and operated, Reliable Forklift Sales is based in Phoenix, AZ. Founded in 2005 by Don and Mary Carlson, is a full-service equipment dealer offering new and used sales along with rental equipment and allied products.

Over the last decade the company has tripled in size, expanded into all forklift services and been recognized as one of the top producers in the industry.

"As a former forklift manufacturer’s representative, I was always amazed at the high regard sales people had for the Linde products," said Don Carlson. "We are thrilled to represent KION North America and provide its brands to the Arizona marketplace."

In line with their long-term business strategy, KION North America continues to grow their dealer network by adding reputable dealers in key regions.

"We were impressed with Reliable Forklift's reputation in the area for outstanding sales and customer service," said Brent Mendenhall, regional sales manager for KION North America. "Now that they're settling into their new, larger facility, we’re excited to continue growing along with them."

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, STILL, Baoli and Egemin, 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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