October 19, 2010

Delta Materials Handling, Inc.,Celebrates 50 Years In Business.

Memphis, TN Founded in 1960, Delta Materials Handling, Inc., headquartered here, has grown to a multi-dimensional provider of sales, leasing, service and parts for top quality forklifts and related warehouse equipment.

This year marks 50 years in Memphis and to celebrate, the company has launched a new logo/branding scheme and a regional marketing campaign to tout its longevity, relationships, customer service and its proud heritage.

The company settled on the name Delta Materials Handling, Inc., to describe its function and pay tribute to its proximity to the Mississippi Delta and its three original owners with the Greek letter and triangle symbol. The company's first goal was to become the most complete materials handling equipment dealer in the Mid-South.

In 1970, Joseph Costa, the former national rental and leasing manager for Clark Equipment Company, joined Delta as its Vice President of Sales and by1974, he had bought out the two remaining partners. Since then, the company has remained a family-run business and continues a 50-year tradition in being the exclusive Mid-South dealer for Clark forklifts. Delta Materials Handling, Inc. is now headquartered on Clarke Road in Memphis, Tennessee with branch offices in Jackson, TN, Tupelo, MS and Jonesboro, AR.

Greg Costa was named CEO/President in 2006, succeeding the late Joe Costa, Sr. Senior Vice President is Jim Colloredo. Controller is Roy Cochran. Frank Fabrie is Vice President of Operations and Joe Costa, Jr. is Vice President of Sales. We have always strived to be the most complete materials handling supplier in the Mid-South, says Greg Costa.Combine that with service, parts and leasing programs, we are known as the one place to go when you need anything related to materials handling.

The company has also answered customer requests to provide Forklift Operator Safety Certification programs for new and prospective operators as well as re-certification programs.We now have a full time drivers training instructor on staff,adds Jim Colloredo.Since OSHA requires that all forklift operators be certified, we are really excited about helping the market with driver certification and safety. This is one area that seems to take a back seat with many customers and we want to correct that with the best training in the area.Delta Materials Handling, Inc., is the authorized dealer for Clark, Linde, Landoll/Bendi and Landoll/Drexel. In addition, the company has in excess of 500 rental forklifts available and sells quality used forklifts.

For information on sales, leasing, service, parts and training, call (901) 795-7230.

Delta Materials Handling, Inc.
4676 Clarke Road
Memphis, TN 38175
(901) 795-7230 or (800) 228 0492
FAX: (901) 362-5721

Media Contact:
Jim Colloredo, Senior Vice President