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Stärke Material Handling Group Expands Dealer Network with the Addition of New US and Canadian Dealers

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Stärke Material Handling Group continues to strengthen their dealer network and is pleased to announce the addition of their first five US based dealers and three new Canadian dealers. The following dealers are now part of the Stärke dealer network:

TLW Equipment Services Inc., Aragon, Georgia
RHI Lifts, Schaumburg, Illinois
Heikes Equipment, Farmington, Minnesota
Harr's Forklift Service Inc., Columbus, Ohio
Lift South Inc., Rock Hill, South Carolina
Butterfield Forklift, Kronau, Saskatchewan
Bourbonnais Chariots Élevateur Inc., Montréal, Quebec
D-Pièces Enr., Joliette, Quebec

With ongoing success within the marketplace Stärke continues to accept dealer applications from forklift dealers throughout the United States and Canada.

The unique dealer co-operative partnership is an integral part of Stärke's identity. Offering marketing services to dealers free of charge including high quality brochures and printed display materials, Stärke takes these services one step further - offering graphic and web design, search engine optimization, and social media services and expertise to all dealers. "We aren't Toyota, Hyster, or Nissan. At Stärke we understand that the needs of dealers are different than they have been in the past, we want to help with that transition" says Jim Chesla, General Manager, confirming this is how the co-operative ideal was formed, "we work with our dealers to develop marketing plans and advertisements, to assure they have the tools to be successful in their markets."

Stärke also acknowledges that the key to success lies not only in having a reliable and celebrated product, each line needs to be backed by accessible parts and knowledgeable technical support. "Before any new model is delivered we have the parts and training to support it" says Chesla, "we have years of experience with material handling equipment and it shows. Years of experience is not an exaggeration, Stärke's sister company and Stärke dealer, Lucas Liftruck Services, is a second generation family run business founded in 1939 - lending over 70 years of mechanical expertise.

Stärke Material Handling Group distributes the LiftMaxx line of manual and electric pallet trucks and stackers, the Stärke Energy line of 3 and 4 wheel electric forklifts, along with the Stärke Professional and Elite lines of internal combustion counterbalanced trucks.

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