Material handling dealer expands sales and service territory to include Memphis market.

Evansville, Ind. – Black Equipment, a material handling equipment dealer with headquarters in Evansville, Indiana, announces a significant expansion to its sales and service territory in the southern United States. Black Equipment has acquired the Briggs Equipment territory as the Hyster® dealer in the Memphis, Tennessee; Jackson, Tennessee; and Jonesboro, Arkansas markets, effective April 29, 2022.

Black Equipment is already the authorized Yale® dealer for these markets and will continue to operate from its existing locations. A family-owned business, the material handling dealer has grown from a single facility to 11 locations covering parts of seven states.

“Black Equipment is a dedicated partner and industry leader in the markets we serve, and our growth is a reflection of that,” said Scott Bonnell, President, Black Equipment. “By investing in people and technology, we deliver trusted service, material handling solutions and 24-hour support that helps our customers thrive. In fact, 80 of our trained technicians are already dedicated to this region, and we look forward to welcoming our new customers with a seamless transition.”

“Memphis, Jackson and Jonesboro are very significant to Hyster and Yale, and this expansion by Black Equipment further strengthens our dedicated dealer network,” said Chuck Pascarelli, President, Americas Division, Hyster-Yale Group. “With a proven performance record that includes 22 consecutive years of recognition as a Dealer of Excellence, we are confident in the service and expertise that Black Equipment will provide to their new customers in these markets.”

As part of this transaction, Briggs Equipment will take over the Black Equipment territory as the Yale® dealer for Tupelo, Mississippi.


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About Black Equipment
Black Equipment is a service focused company accountable to our customers, employees, vendors and communities we serve.  We invest in our people, technology and assets necessary to provide cost effective service, support, and equipment solutions to our customers.   We work to earn the trust of our customers by acting with integrity and honesty.  Our success is measured by the success and satisfaction of our customers, employees and vendors whom we serve.

Black Equipment was founded in 1956 by MJ and Gladys Black. From the beginning, Black Equipment has been a family-owned company and remains that way today with a keen sense of responsibility and gratitude for our customers and employees. From the humble beginnings of a single location in Evansville, IN, Black Equipment has grown to 11 locations covering parts of 7 states. Our investment in people, equipment, training, and technology help define our role as the industry leader in the markets we serve.

Black Equipment has a history of strong performance, earning Yale’s Dealer of Excellence for 22 straight years from 2000 through 2021.

About Hyster-Yale Group
Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures, sells and services a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally primarily under the Hyster® and Yale® brand names. Hyster-Yale Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 8,100 people world-wide.

Company Contact:
Melissa Cashwell
Hyster-Yale Group 

Media Contact:
Dan Gauss

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