Alta Equipment Co. has acquired a majority of assets of United Lift from previous owners the Gorman family and is establishing another Chicago-area location for the Hyster brand, possibly in Itasca, Ill. Jack Gorman, his wife Nancy and their three children sold the United Lift assets except for buildings and real estate in Bellwood and Lansing, Ill.
The Gorman family started United Lift Truck in 1963, acquiring the Hyster dealership in May 1990.
Nacco Material Handling Group named Alta the Hyster dealer in the Chicago area, western Michigan and northern Indiana markets on Jan. 1. Alta, based in Wixon, Mich., with nine locations in Michigan, has since acquired Eaton Rapids, Mich.-based Mid-State Industrial Services and Aurora Lift, Montgomery, Ill. It also recently acquired Southfield, Mich.-based Wolverine Tractor & Equipment Co. from Volvo Construction Equipment, making Alta Michiganâ€™s authorized dealer of Volvo construction equipment.