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Wolter Group Adds to Illinois Material Handling Sales Team

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Wolter Group LLC, announced the appointment of David Smagor as Account Manager for its Illinois Material Handling facility, a member of the Wolter Group of companies.

Smagor’s career includes 17 years in the customer service/account management field and 7 years of material handling aftermarket experience. Included in the mix is a background in the industrial battery industry. “David brings a wealth of experience dealing with a diverse customer base. His multi-level relationship management skills and his ability to facilitate multifaceted projects make David a great asset to the Illinois Material Handling Sales Team,” said Jerry Weidmann, president of Wolter Group.

“Smagor has excelled in previous positions due to his skill in improving efficiencies and identifying cost reduction methods for his customers. This ability to find solutions for customers’ needs is what made David a good fit for our company.” stated Weidmann.

Illinois Material Handling is part of the material handling arm of the Wolter Group, which includes Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp., and Wolter Material Handling. The Wolter Group delivers superior service to over 15,000 customers in its three-state service area. The cornerstone of Wolter Group’s success is its highly trained staff of over 330 employees with an average tenure of 16 years of service.

The Wolter Group operates one of the nation’s largest material handling distributors, Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp. Due to this internal company relationship, Illinois Material Handling offers the deep resources of Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp. to service northern Illinois’ two locations: Elk Grove Village and Rockford.

Illinois Material Handling is a distributor for Hyundai, Komatsu, Marriotti, Big Joe, Genie, JLG, Lift King, Lowry, Noble and PowerBoss.

Other Wolter Group companies include Wolter Power Systems (, which specializes in new industrial engines and generator sales, service and parts; Wolter Material Handling (, offering new and used sales, parts, service and rentals of lift trucks and construction equipment in western Wisconsin; Contractor Equipment Services (, which offers new and used sales, service, parts and rentals of construction and aerial equipment, and sweepers and scrubbers; Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp. (, a full service material handling distributor and Fleet Services (, which offers ways to improve fleet performance to reduce the cost of materials handling.

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