SUMMERVILLE, SC – KION North America is pleased to announce its territory expansion with dealer partner Carson Material Handling. This expansion includes a new location in Campobello, S.C., and involves the acquisition of J&J Forklift Services. Carson Material Handling is authorized to sell the Linde Material Handling and Baoli brands.

"We are grateful for our long and rewarding relationship with Carson Material Handling," said Rick Schiel, Director, Distribution Management. "This expansion signifies Carson Material Handling's continued commitment to growth and being a trusted resource for their client's needs."

For almost 20 years, Carson Material Handling has been a fleet management solutions provider throughout North Carolina and North-Western South Carolina. Their one-stop-shop process for client challenges includes creating a holistic approach by providing equipment expertise, fleet automation, and service support throughout the customer's life-cycle journey.

“As a Linde-only dealership, we made a commitment to continue to grow and expand our footprint, market share, and capabilities within North and South Carolina,” said Duane Wilson, CEO of Carson Material Handling. “Our J&J Forklift Services acquisition provides an opportunity to bring our entire package of tested fleet management solutions to the upstate South Carolina market. With the full product line available from KION North America and the increased amount of localization, we are excited to offer our new customer base a wide range of equipment made in South Carolina to be used in South Carolina,” Wilson continued.

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KION North America Corporation

Headquartered in Summerville, S.C., KION North America Corporation is a member of the KION Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of industrial trucks. Their brand companies, Linde and Baoli, serve the specific industrial truck requirements of the US, Canadian and Mexican markets with a broad and complementary product portfolio. KION North America produces material handling equipment known for its innovative technologies, reduced energy consumption, and low operating costs. KION North America also works closely with its sister company, Dematic, a global leader in automated material handling that provides a broad range of intelligent supply chain and automation solutions.


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