JCB announces Yale Lift Trucks of Florida and Georgia as a new full line dealer joining its expanding dealer network. For nearly 30 years, Yale Lift Trucks of Florida and Georgia has been a market leader in material handling with more than 20,000 pieces of equipment sold and serviced. Today, the company announces that it is adding the full range of JCB construction equipment to its line-up. Sending a strong statement to the market, the new division will be named JCB of Florida and South Georgia and will remain under the same ownership and management as Yale Lift Trucks of Florida and Georgia. The company will service JCB customers from their four existing locations in Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tifton, Georgia.
“We are proud to welcome JCB of Florida and South Georgia to the JCB family. Their outstanding reputation and their strong commitment to the customer make them a valuable partner for us. We look forward to a long and successful relationship,” says John Patterson, chairman and CEO of JCB.
Both JCB and Yale Lift Trucks of Florida and Georgia are family owned and operated businesses. That is one of the qualities that attracted Yale Lift Trucks CEO, A.D. “Sandy” MacKinnon to JCB. “The culture at JCB is very similar to the culture we have at Yale Lift Trucks. Being a family-business, we believe in the same principles of hard work, cooperation and quick decisions,” says MacKinnon.
Growing up in Detroit, MacKinnon always had a love for the wheels of industry. He began his career in the equipment industry at a Yale dealership in Michigan just after graduating college. He quickly rose through the ranks holding various positions within the organization before becoming National Sales Manager for Yale Materials Handling. Mackinnon purchased existing Yale dealerships in Orlando and Tampa in 1982 and later expanded to include two additional locations in Jacksonville and Tifton, Georgia. The dealership has been awarded the “Dealer of Excellence” for fourteen years; one of two dealerships in North America to earn this distinction.
Yale Lift Trucks of Florida & Georgia has a strong customer following and a solid reputation built on an unmatched service model. “We make it easy for our customers to do business with us,” says MacKinnon. It has been through this commitment to the customer that Yale Lift Trucks of Florida & Georgia has been able to form lasting relationships with their customers. “We plan on bringing the same dedication and level of service to our JCB customers as we have for our Yale customers.