Material handling equipment manufacturer Manitou has named Briggs Equipment as a dealer. Briggs Equipment will partner with Manitou to sell heavy capacity and rotating telehandlers in Dothan and Mobile, Ala.; Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando and Tampa, Fla.; Atlanta; Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles and New Orleans, La.

“Briggs Equipment is one of North America’s largest dealers in industrial and construction equipment and we are confident that given their track record in the market, they will provide expert sales, service and parts for Manitou equipment,” said Eric Burkhammer, Manitou Americas vice president of sales and marketing.

“Through our long, illustrious history, we have chosen to only partner with leading manufacturers that offer something innovative to our customer base,” said Chris Meinecke, president and chief operating officer of Briggs Equipment. “Briggs Equipment is committed to providing solutions that help our customers reduce total cost of operations and maximize uptime, while improving overall safety of operations. We are proud to represent Manitou’s MRT and MHT product lines, which often times replace two or three pieces of equipment onsite and offer unmatched precision and safety in moving materials, thereby delivering on our customer promise.”

Briggs Equipment is also a major player in equipment rental, No. 32 on the RER 100.