Black Equipment expands operations to Tennessee and Arkansas

Material handling dealer expands sales and service territory to include the Memphis market to sell equipment from Hyster-Yale Group.


Black Equipment, a material handling equipment dealer with headquarters in Evansville, Indiana, has expanded its sales and service territory to sell lift trucks from Cleveland-based material handling equipment maker Hyster-Yale Group Inc. The company has expanded its operations in the southern United States.   

The company has acquired the Briggs Equipment territory as the Hyster dealer in the Memphis, Tennessee; Jackson, Tennessee; and Jonesboro, Arkansas, markets, effective last month.  

“Memphis, Jackson and Jonesboro are very significant to Hyster and Yale, and this expansion by Black Equipment further strengthens our dedicated dealer network,” says Chuck Pascarelli, president of the Americas Division of Hyster-Yale Group. “With a proven performance record that includes 22 consecutive years of recognition as a Dealer of Excellence, we are confident in the service and expertise that Black Equipment will provide to their new customers in these markets.”   

Black Equipment is an authorized Yale dealer for these markets and will continue to operate from its existing locations. A family-owned business, the material handling dealer has grown from a single facility to 11 locations covering parts of seven states.   

“Black Equipment is a dedicated partner and industry leader in the markets we serve, and our growth is a reflection of that,” says Scott Bonnell, president of Black Equipment. “By investing in people and technology, we deliver trusted service, material handling solutions and 24-hour support that helps our customers thrive. In fact, 80 of our trained technicians are already dedicated to this region, and we look forward to welcoming our new customers with a seamless transition.”   

As part of this transaction, Briggs Equipment will take over the Black Equipment territory as the Yale dealer for Tupelo, Mississippi.   

Hyster-Yale Group Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures, sells and services a line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally primarily under the Hyster and Yale brand names. Hyster-Yale Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Inc.