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Valley Industrial Trucks Celebrates 60 Years in the Mahoning Valley


Jim Hammond, President
(330) 788-4081

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO (January 12, 2016) – Youngstown-based Valley Industrial Trucks (VIT), dealer and service provider of CLARK and Doosan forklifts, and other material handling equipment, will celebrate its 60th anniversary of being locally owned and operated in the Mahoning Valley in 2016.

The firm’s milestone comes on the heels of a record 2015, with revenue reaching an all-time high and the company continuing to expand into new and growing market segments while adding to its work force and considering acquisitions.

“We take great pride in our long history in the Mahoning Valley,” said Valley Industrial Trucks President Jim Hammond. “Additionally, our strong 2015 and strategic investments in our business has us well positioned to continue to thrive in the future,” Hammond added.

In addition to increasing its service department staff, Valley Industrial Trucks has intensified its focus in the electric forklift space, which now represents more than 50% of all sales. Investments in new technologies across all industry sectors also have positioned VIT well as it celebrates 60 years in business.

About Valley Industrial Trucks

Valley Industrial Trucks is a full service dealer of material handling products such as forklifts, hand trucks, dock equipment, scissor lifts, boom lifts and storage products. The company handles sales and service in 16 counties in northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania, and has two locations – its home office in Youngstown and a satellite office in Akron. The company began operations in Youngstown in 1956.

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