Hodge Company Expands Into New Territories

Family-owned Hodge Company has recently experienced significant growth with its expansion of the Material Handling division into new markets in Wisconsin and Central Illinois.

The expansion into Wisconsin comes after the after the hire of VP and General Manager, Todd Kintop. Kintop joins Hodge with years of experience within the Material Handling industry in Wisconsin area. Other additions to the Hodge Material Handling team include a newly hired Branch Manager, a handful of new technicians and sales staff to serve its new Wisconsin-based clientele. Hodge Material Handling meanwhile added the Hyundai forklifts product-line to the mix of forklifts offered.

The company has also taken on additional territories in Illinois. With this step toward expanding in Central Illinois they will be the representing UniCarriers dealer for several counties. Locations for the Wisconsin and Central Illinois branches are to be determined in the near future.

Hodge is not only focusing on the recent expansions, but also making considerable efforts toward growing market share and improving customer satisfaction in its existing territories. To strengthen these efforts, the company has also added Customer Sales Support Representative positions to focus on providing service and support after the initial sale of equipment. The current Bettendorf location is also undergoing a major addition which will double its size from 8,800 to 16,800 square feet.

“The steps that we are taking to grow our market share are tremendously important for the future of our company in the growing material handling industry.” - Mike Hodge, President.

Visit hodgemh.com or contact a Hodge Material Handling Representative for details on availability of UniCarriers, Hyundai, and other product lines carried. For additional information on Hyundai forklifts visit hceamericas.com, or to find out more about UniCarriers forklifts visit unicarriersamericas.com.

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