Autoquip Acquires American Lifts

Nov. 6, 2009
Autoquip Corp. has acquired American Lifts from Columbus McKinnon Corp. and is moving manufacturing and order fulfillment for the brand to its headquarters in Guthrie, Okla.

“Autoquip Corp. is an excellent home for the American Lifts brand and products as both companies have decades of experience in the lifting sector of the material handling industry,” says Clay Brinson, general manager of American Lifts.

“Custom material handling solutions are one of the major areas Autoquip and American Lifts have in common, adds Louis Coleman, director of marketing at Autoquip. “Our two companies represent a dominant share of the market for the design and manufacture of specialized, custom material handling solutions for specific applications.”