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Alta Equipment Company Announces Acquisition of Galaxy Lift Inc.

Monday, December 5, 2011

WIXOM, MI — Alta Equipment Company announces the acquisition of certain assets of Galaxy Lift Inc. based in Peotone, Illinois. Alta Equipment Company is recognized as a leading provider of forklifts and material handling solutions, with 16 branches located throughout Michigan, northern Indiana and Chicago.

Alta’s latest acquisition is part of a long-term growth strategy to expand and diversify into new territory and product offerings. The company added a branch in Peotone, Illinois providing for better service coverage in the southern Chicago area. With expertise in fleet management and a full offering of Hyster lift trucks, current customers of Galaxy Lift will experience no disruption of service.

“Alta’s continued growth has been supported by our loyal customers and dedicated employees,” said Steven Greenawalt, CEO of Alta Equipment Company. “We’re excited to welcome Galaxy Lift’s associates and diverse customer base to strengthen our position in the Chicago Area.”

The Yale dealer in Michigan since 1984, Alta Equipment has been recognized eight times as a Yale Dealer of Excellence. Alta was appointed the Hyster dealer for the Chicago, western Michigan and northern Indiana areas in 2010.

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