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Riekes Equipment & Bublitz Material Handling Merge to Better Serve the Midwest Market

Riekes Equipment and Bublitz Material Handling officially announce their merger.
The merger is effective today and the companies will combine business operations in the coming year.
The combined, privately held company will operate under the Riekes Equipment name and to be headquartered in Omaha, NE.

“It is a very exciting time for our organization as we evolve and grow,” said Jeff Bublitz, CEO of Bublitz Material Handling. “We are thrilled to officially be one organization and I am energized by the opportunities we have ahead.”

“This merger will build value for our customers and our employees,” said Duncan Murphy President. “Bublitz employees will bring a wealth of experience to the combined organization. While they will benefit from other resources and have greater opportunities for career development within the larger company. We expect this to boost both our financial performance and customer-facing operations. ”

Murphy added, “With the strong leadership of the Riekes management team, working with our experienced Bublitz team, we are poised to remain the market leader in our industry.”

In 2018 the companies positioned themselves for growth by launching:
“Advanced Technology Investments” launching a new business operations software which will provide both relationship management and automated field services.
“Revamped Operational Structure” New leadership structure to provide strategic direction and ensure a quality experience for clients and employees.
In addition, the combined operations will benefit from the expansion of the rental division.
Together, the companies have more than 200 employees and more than 15,000 customers.

RIEKES EQUIPMENT – Founded in 1936, Riekes Equipment is an industry leader in material handling and warehouse solutions. Riekes offers forklifts, racking, hoist and crane products and fleet management services, as well as, parts and service for all brands of lift equipment, aerial lifts, docks and other warehouse equipment. Riekes is authorized Yale forklift dealer headquartered in Omaha, NE with locations throughout Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For more information, visit

BUBLITZ MATERIAL HANDLING- Founded in 1927, Bublitz is a third – generation industry leader in material handling and warehouse solutions. Bublitz is an authorized dealer for Hyster, Yale and Utilev forklift equipment in addition to offering Advance floor cleaning equipment. Bublitz prides itself on offering unparalleled support in parts, service and rentals and is affiliated with Riekes Equipment since 2003.

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