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Yale® Dealer Riekes Equipment Company Opens New Full Service Branch through Acquisition

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Riekes Equipment Company, a Yale® lift truck dealer headquartered in Omaha, Neb., has recently opened a new full service facility, including sales, rentals, service, parts and more in West Fargo, N.D. This location results from the acquisition of independent lift truck service provider Valley Forklift Services. Former Valley Forklift Services owner Terry Weigel has been appointed branch manager.

“Riekes Equipment has been active in North Dakota for years.” said Riekes President Duncan Murphy. “We are excited to finally combine Valley Forklift's 20 plus years of customer satisfaction with our personnel and product offerings. This move allows us to better solve customer problems by delivering complete material handling solutions—something Riekes has been doing for over 75 years.”

“It’s always great to see our dealers expand and grow,” said Bill Pfleger, President of Yale Distribution. “Yale strives to build lasting customer relationships through providing the best quality lift truck in the industry and unparalleled service, which is what Riekes Equipment Company consistently delivers. Riekes’ expansion to provide even better service in North Dakota demonstrates their commitment to customer satisfaction.”

Established in 1936, Riekes sells Yale® lift trucks, as well as used trucks and parts. Other services include forklift rentals and maintenance support. Winning the Yale® Dealer of Excellence award twelve times since 1995, Riekes also achieved Material Handling Equipment Distributers Association MVP status in 2011.

About Yale Materials Handling Corporation

Yale Materials Handling Corporation markets a full line of materials handling lift truck products and services, including electric, gas, LP-gas and diesel powered lift trucks; narrow aisle, very narrow aisle and motorized hand trucks. Yale has a comprehensive service offering including Fleet Management, service, parts, financing and training. Its Berea, Ky., manufacturing facility was honored with Plant Engineering’s prestigious 2011 Top Plant Award. Yale® trucks are manufactured in an ISO 9001:2008 registered facility and range in capacity from 2,000 to 36,000 lbs. For more information, or to find the Yale® lift truck dealer nearest you, call 1-800-233-YALE or visit

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