Abel Womack celebrates 100 Years in Business, continues Legacy of Innovation

The Northeast US premier material handling company marks a major business milestone, building on one hundred years of dedication, professionalism, and integrity

Abel Womack, a Northeast, US full-service lift truck, automation, and intralogistics company, has announced that it is reaching its key milestone of 100 years in business in 2022. This latest achievement is underscored by the company’s culture of teamwork, expertise, customer support, and a focus on forward-thinking client solutions.

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John Croce

“We are thrilled to have reached this momentous milestone in our company’s history,” said John Croce, Chief Executive Officer of Abel Womack. “What’s truly impressive, even after 100 years, is that our mission, vision, and exceptional standards to “be the difference” remain intact; which is why we continue to attract the best sales, service, and business professionals in the industry. I am both humbled and proud to have spent nearly 50 years with this company and witness firsthand the integrity, professionalism, and customer care that takes place here every day”.

Founded in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1922 as Robert Abel & Co., Inc., Abel Womack originally dealt primarily with hoists and cranes before representing the innovative Raymond® forklifts in 1958. Womack Material Handling was founded in 1978 in Wallingford, CT, and merged with Robert Abel & Co. in 1996 to become Abel Womack.

Milestones include building a new corporate headquarters in Lawrence, MA in 1999 and a new Wallingford, CT facility in 2013. In order to also accommodate their considerable growth in NY, the branch moved from Farmingdale to a larger facility in Edgewood.


Over 100 years, the equipment, technology, and solutions that help meet the needs of our customers have changed drastically, and Abel Womack has consistently stayed ahead of the curve with automation and technology such as robotics, goods to picker solutions, conveyors, fleet management services and the exceptionally engineered Raymond® forklifts.

Abel Womack 100 years logo imageAbel Womack has continued to add products and solutions to its portfolio to ensure it can offer its clients unbiased, optimal solutions. In 1999, Abel Womack foresaw that automation and integrated systems were the wave of the future and began investing in the people and resources to grow that aspect of the business. It has certainly paid off as automation continues to grow in demand.

With more than 230 employees in NY, MA, CT, ME, RI, VT, and NH, including 100+ mobile technicians, Abel Woman is better able to provide unparalleled service and unbiased, tailored solutions.


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