Crown Equipment Corp., a leading international material handling distribution and sales company, has opened a new sales and service location near Grand Rapids, Mich. The new, expanded facility will replace the previous location to help the company meet growing customer needs in Grand Rapids and throughout western Michigan.

Located in Kentwood, Mich., the Crown Lift Trucks facility offers customers a complete selection of material handling technologies, products and services: forklifts, warehouse design solutions, Integrity Parts and Service System, automated warehouse solutions, and Crown's wireless InfoLink fleet and operator management system. The location also offers comprehensive battery and charger service, providing a one-stop shop to help ensure customers have the power they need for maximum forklift uptime.

“We continue to see growth and opportunity in this region, especially among our diverse group of customers, including food distributors and automotive manufacturers,” said Eric McNutt, branch manager, Crown Equipment. “This larger facility will accommodate the resources we need to fully service our customers in this growing market. It will also allow us to continue to provide the advanced equipment, technology and service they need to support growth, control costs and enhance safety and energy efficiency.”