On Dec. 30, 2009, Alta purchased Eaton Rapids, Mich.-based Mid-State Industrial Services Inc., which covered 12 counties in Indiana and 37 counties in western Michigan. Alta will represent Yale and Hyster lift truck brands in western Michigan.
Alta also acquired the Aurora Lift business in Montgomery, Ill., marking its entrance into the Chicago-area lift truck business. Alta will be the exclusive Hyster dealer for the Chicago market.
Yale will continue to be represented in the Chicago market by Yes Lifts LLC, Voss Equipment Inc. and Fitzgerald Equipment Co. Inc.