Manitex International, Inc., a leading international provider of cranes and specialized industrial equipment, announces the appointment of two new distributors to its network of knuckleboom dealers.
Nebraska‐based Crane Sales & Service was appointed as a Manitex‐PM knuckleboom dealer for Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota & Iowa.
“This agreement is an excellent fit for Manitex as it immediately increases the breadth of Midwest distribution for the Manitex‐PM knuckleboom cranes,” says Steve Kiefer, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Manitex International. “Crane Sales & Service handles a broad range of products and understands the model for success in the knuckleboom truck market. I am confident that their knowledgeable sales and service personnel will be of great benefit to our mutual customers.”
Hugh Murphy, General Manager for Crane Sales & Service added, “Everyone at Crane Sales & Service is excited to represent Manitex’s full line of articulating cranes. We made an extensive internal survey of all leading knuckleboom truck brands and determined the Manitex was the recognized leader in innovation and value. This makes Manitex‐PM the perfect fit for us. Our ability to offer the full line of Manitex‐PM articulating and drywall cranes is of great benefit to us and I am looking forward to the successful sales of these high‐quality cranes to our customers. Manitex’s ‘UpTime’ program is consistent with our view of selling ‘uptime’ to our customer by providing cranes that are backed with industry leading parts, service, and support.“
“We are certain that Crane Sales & Service and Manitex will prove to be a successful combination, as we strive to provide our customers with the industry’s best products, service, and support, and become a leader in this high growth area of the industrial equipment market,” said Kiefer.
In addition, Manitex has appointed Kansas‐based Mynatt Truck & Equipment as a distributor of knuckleboom cranes for the states of Kansas and Missouri.
“We’re pleased to welcome Mynatt Truck & Equipment to our distributor network,” said Sam Rooke, Product Manager at Manitex‐PM. “Mynatt’s devotion to providing first class quality, service and technical support coupled with their extensive industry experience makes them an ideal partner for us. When working with Mynatt Truck & Equipment, our customers in the Midwest will have access to the right equipment for their applications as well as exceptional post‐sale service and support that we provide. We are anticipating sales to begin in early July.”
Jason Osborn President and Owner of Mynatt Truck & Equipment, said, “We’re excited about the opportunity that the Manitex‐PM product brings to our product range. We are especially enthusiastic about the investment Manitex International has placed into the product specifically in N. America. By committing to whole goods and parts inventory as well as stages of North‐American assembly, Manitex‐PM has certainly demonstrated that they are an eager partner looking to support us at the dealership level. It is important for us to have a strong partnership and we have that in Manitex‐PM. We are looking forward to continued success in our partnership as our relationship develops.”