S&L Liftmasters was founded in 1982 by Herb Shaw (the “S”) and Ken Laubach (the “L”). They recognized the need for a local company that specialized in honest, dependable and affordable forklift service. Though both had young families dependent upon them, the entrepreneurial spirit prevailed and the company was formed.
At S&L Liftmasters, we hired our first employee in 1983 and began to grow our customer base. Several of those first companies remain loyal customers of S&L Liftmasters today. As the needs of our service customers changed, we expanded the business to include a parts department and quickly became the parts supplier of choice for many larger companies that serviced their own equipment.
As we grew, our customers wanted the same attention on their lift truck purchases as they had been receiving on their service and parts. We looked at Linde and saw a fit. We’ve been a Linde dealer since 1985, and in 1988 we also began to represent the Komatsu product line.
We have been fortunate to attract exceptional employees and our success has been the result of their talents and hard work. We are very proud of the fact that our employees average more than 12 years with the company.
We understand that our customers have many choices when it comes to the products and services we provide. Our promise to you is that we’ll treat you like our family.