Central Oregon Forklift and Equipment Joins LiuGong North America Dealer Network

KATY, Texas – August 01, 2023 – The LiuGong North America material handling network continues to grow with the addition of Central Oregon Forklift and Equipment.

The company’s roots are based in Long Beach, California, but the business relocated to Bend, Oregon in the early 1990s. Both Dee Shields, CFO, and Dan Shields, COO, of Central Oregon, have family history working within the material handling space.

LiuGong and Central Oregon connected following the discovery of a California dealer advertising in Oregon.

Dan Shields noted the desire to add reliable, consistent forklifts to the Central Oregon fleet. The company sells forklifts in Oregon, California, Idaho, and Washington.

“We have been looking for something more affordable for our customers, and additionally, the warranty was huge for them too,” Dan Shields said. 

Within the first few months of working together, Central Oregon expressed its thanks to LiuGong for its consistent communication.

“LiuGong has been responsive and great to work with,” Dan Shields said. “Everyone is very helpful, and we’re so thankful for that.”

Jared Ward, Vice President, Material Handling, LiuGong North America, echoed Shields’ comments in noting the relationship has gotten off to a strong start.

“When our team connected with the Central Oregon group, we knew they were a great potential addition to our material handling dealer network,” Ward said. “Their experience and range covering the Pacific Northwest stood out as we continue to expand our network. We’re committed to serving them with consistent, reliable forklifts.”

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 the company, visit https://www.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 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 products are designed for rugged global applications and are 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.