LiuGong North America's dealer expansion program continues, with the appointment of Universal Lift Systems in Arizona. Universal, of Goodyear, Arizona offers forklift services, rentals and sales of used materials handling equipment. "We're a family-owned company," says founder Keith Leabo who established the business with his wife, Jeannette. "We believe in treating our employees and customers like part of the family. Service after the sale - that's what we're known for. "We were looking for a brand of lift truck we could feel comfortable representing. A dealer we know out east referred us to LiuGong, and we drove out to Katy, Texas to meet their headquarters people, and realised these were people we could work with." Universal Lift Systems tried four of the forklifts before deciding to represent the brand. "Product quality is great, and service and all aftermarket issues have been handled extremely well by the team in Katy," says Jeannette. "They've treated us the way we treat our customers." Ken Biediger, president of LiuGong NA Forklift Division, welcomes the new dealer: "We know that Universal Lift Systems and the Leabo family are very well respected in their market area because of their experience and personal interest in all their customers. They make an outstanding addition to our growing dealer network." LiuGong recently added Ranko Equipment of Des Moines, Iowa and Atlantic Industrial Equipment LG in Canada to its North American dealer network.