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Cincinnati: (513) 779-7500

Dailey: (304) 338-2367

Dayton: (937) 237-0976

Erlanger: (859) 282-6972

Evansville: (812) 867-0186

Indianapolis: (317) 244-8724

Lexington: (859) 253-3424

Louisville: (502) 267-2565

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Our Company History

"Doing the Right Thing" Since 1978

Founded in 1978, ProLift Industrial Equipment had its beginning as a forklift rental house in Louisville, KY. Over the years, we’ve grown into a full-service forklift and material handling dealership, boasting eight locations, approximately 350 employees and multiple product lines.

A Toyota Material Handling Company
After being a Toyota dealer and partner for decades, in January 2007, Toyota Industries North America (TINA) purchased ProLift. It is a good match. Not only is ProLift a multiple recipient of the President's Award for Toyota, our values and mission are consistent – a focus on customers and continuous improvement.

A glance at our major milestones:


  • Founded as Handling Systems Rental in Louisville, KY
  • Renamed Louisville Lift Truck and became the dealer for Taylor forklifts
  • Opened full-service dealerships in Lexington, Evansville, & Cincinnati
  • Toyota Forklifts added to existing primary product line


  • Renamed ProLift Industrial Equipment
  • Opened full-service dealerships in Indianapolis & Dayton

2000 - present:

  • Opened new facility in West Virginia (Taylor only)
  • Became dealer for Aichi and Taylor-Dunn product line
  • Expanded into allied and storage & handling products
  • Purchased by Toyota Industries North America

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Our focus on you and ProLift's motto of "Doing the Right Thing" is why we continue to have quality relationships with our customers, employees and vendors.