Survey Testimonial - Brian Herron

Kevin Briles has been very helpful to my company. Hats off to him for going above and beyond to help keep our equipment running well.
— Brian Herron, , High Country Beverage-Montrose

Survey Testimonial - David Willard

Ray is outstanding and amazing! I always get a detailed interaction about the state of our equipment and preventative measures we should take to get the most use out of our lifts .
— David Willard, , L&W Supply

Survey Testimonial - Tony Witt

Brett Pohl was great to work with and I'm very glad we gave you a chance to earn our business. You have a much more honest and customer centric business than some of your competition, which is why we decided to go with Arnold Machinery.
— Tony Witt, , Air Squared Manufacturing

Survey Testimonial - Colten Ballantyne

Arnold Machinery has been a great company to work with, always willing to help me out when needed. Service techs that come out when needed are great knowledgeable. Parts guys are great to work with as well.
— Colten Ballantyne, , Westrock

Survey Testimonial - Dave Hyatt

Arnold Machinery provides excellent service every time we need them. All of the staff and sale persons are very nice and friendly as well as helpful when we need anything. The techs are very god at repairing whatever the case may be. They just have all around good service and highly recommend them for your repair needs.
— Dave Hyatt, , Denver Intermodal Express

The Character Traits that Separate Us From the Rest

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    Integrity
    Utter sincerity, honesty, and candor. Avoiding the appearance or act of deception, expediency, or artificiality of any kind.
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    Discipline
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    Empathy

Arnold Machinery Material Handling History

1920's
L.E. "Doc" Arnold & Floyd C. Stannard incorporate Stannard-Arnold Machinery Company representing several construction equipment lines. Later that year, Mr. Stannard resigns, company becomes Arnold Machinery Company.
1940's
The Company moves into the material handling industry in 1944. This made us the first distributor of Hyster forklifts.
1970's
In 1970, a new headquarters facility in Salt Lake City, Utah designed to accommodate machinery sales and service operations was completed. This was followed by the 1971 opening of a branch in Twin Falls, Idaho, and the 1979 dedication of a separate Material Handling Division headquarters in Salt Lake City, UT.
1980's
Al Richer became President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board in 1985. SILVER SERVICE® and CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IS OUR ONLY POLICY® were introduced at the Strategic Planning meeting in 1986 to emphasize our commitment to our customers. This established a culture prioritizing customer service, and created the foundation of Arnold Machinery Company to this day.
1990's
In 1990 a new facility was built in Boise, Idaho housing Material Handling along with Arnold's other two divisions. American Material Handling of Arizona (Hyster distributorship) was acquired in 1992, combined with Western Machinery and the total entity became Arnold Machinery in Arizona. In 1993, the Hyster distributorship in Las Vegas was acquired from Los Arcos. In 1997, a new MH branch was built in northern Las Vegas.
2000's
A new facility was built in Twin Falls, Idaho in 2001. Years later in 2006, Materials Handling Equipment Company (MHECO), the Hyster distributorship in Colorado and Wyoming was purchased. This expanded our MH territory into those states. The facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado was replaced with a new one in 2007, and a new building to house the Johnstown, Colorado location opened. In August 2009, the Material Handling Division purchased the Yale forklift business from H&E Equipment. This made Arnold Machinery the first dealer to represent both the Hyster and Yale brands.
2010's
In 2013, the Phoenix MH branch moved to a new location adjacent to the Phoenix Construction Equipment branch. In the same year, Mesa Liftruck, Inc. in Grand Junction, CO was acquired and became a branch of the division. Later, in 2018, a new branch was established in Ogden, UT, to better serve northern Utah. In 2019, Arnold Machinery Company celebrated its 90th Anniversary, and acquired Wyoming Lift Truck in Casper, Wyoming. Making it MH's 14th branch, and expanding service into Wyoming.
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