Wades Forklift Service Joins LiuGong North America Dealer Lineup


KATY, Texas – February 2, 2023 – Wades Forklift Service LLC, based in Knoxville, Tennessee, is the latest dealership to join the LiuGong North America dealer network.

Leaders of the east Tennessee business said their growth strategy played a major role in partnering with LiuGong. After hearing a presentation from LiuGong North America, they tested out LiuGong machines and were impressed with their performance and collaboration with the LiuGong team.

“We listened to them and ended up buying one of the lifts, and we had really good service out of it,” said Marvin Wade, Wades Forklift Service owner. “We wanted to move forward to become a dealer, and now we’re in the process of increasing our rental department dramatically.”

Wade said he plans to rebrand as LiuGong of East Tennessee in the coming months.

With locations in Knoxville and Strawberry Plains, Tennessee, Wades Forklift Service covers east Tennessee and Kentucky, offering all types of material handling equipment and services. The company has been in business for more than 25 years, and its leadership team brings more than 30 years of industry experience to the LiuGong dealership network.

Jared Ward, LiuGong North America Director of Material Handling, noted Wades Forklift Service vision and growth potential.

“Wades Forklift Service has demonstrated its commitment to service over 20 years, and as they continue to expand, we’re excited to grow with them,” Ward said.

LiuGong North America President Andrew Ryan said the addition of Wades Forklift Service to the dealer network marks a significant opportunity to both expand its offerings and grow the LiuGong brand in the East South Central United States.

“Wades Forklift Service carries an excellent reputation for sales, rentals, parts, and service throughout east Tennessee and Kentucky,” Ryan said. “We look forward to helping the business grow and expanding our brand footprint in the region.”

Wade said he hopes to significantly expand the rental side of his business through the partnership. His team is anticipating enough growth to add additional locations in the coming years, possibly near Chattanooga or northern Tennessee.

“We’re expecting to double our revenue in that department,” he said. “With the growth that we’re expecting, we’re going to have to look for additional locations.”

For more information on the company, visit wadesforkliftservice.com.  

LiuGong North America continues to grow its footprint in the North American market by providing high-performance and high-value machines. To learn more about becoming a LiuGong dealer, visit liugongna.com.

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About LiuGong North America

LiuGong Construction Machinery North America, LLC, a subsidiary of Guangxi LiuGong Machinery, is headquartered in Katy, Texas. For more than 60 years, LiuGong has been manufacturing machinery for the global construction equipment and material handling markets. LiuGong’s brands can trace their lineages back over 100 years in the United States. Today, LiuGong is one of the fastest growing equipment companies in the world with one of the most comprehensive global dealer networks. LiuGong operates 20 manufacturing facilities globally including joint ventures with world-class companies such as Cummins and ZF. LiuGong’s products are designed for rugged global applications and produced with world-class components for durability and sustainability. LiuGong North America is committed to supporting dealers and customers by rapidly responding to changes in the marketplace. For more information, go to www.liugongna.com.