About MH Equipment


At MH Equipment, we understand in the world of material handling there is a continued state of change and raising of the bar for performance. Complacency can rapidly lead to extinction. We work diligently with our Customers to anticipate their changing needs and provide solutions for effective results. We work at staying on top of technological advances in products and services to determine cost effective methods of addressing needs. We believe in being good stewards of our Customers’ resources and look to build long term, lasting partnership relationships.

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Our Dedication to People, Passion and Purpose

Our Mission is to deliver exceptional service while honoring our vision and recognizing:

  • All People matter and are due honor and respect.
  • Principled Passion inspires others and enriches lives.
  • Our Purpose unites us in serving our customers and community.
MH Equipment worked closely with our company from the very beginning of the process in order to fully understand our lift truck attachment requirements.
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Company History

MH Equipment began in Peoria, Illinois in 1952 as one of the smallest Hyster forklift dealerships in the United States. From such humble beginnings MH Equipment has grown to become one of the largest and fastest growing material handling service providers in the US. In 1994, the company was purchased by current CEO John Wieland. Since 1994, we have grown from a small company of 50 employees into an organization composed of multiple dealerships with over 750 employees and 28 servicing locations throughout Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. We have grown organically and through acquisition and have become a company rich in diversity and vast in geography. We trust as a company that we will always remain mindful of our humble beginnings, grateful for our success and hungry for our next horizon.

MH Equipment in 1952

Company Mission and Values

Our vision is to be regarded as an employer of choice, a trustworthy partner, and ethical market leader in our communities by providing our customers innovative solutions and unparalleled value.

Our values encompass these foundational commitments that guide our organization with respect to...

  • Equipping our Employees with a safe and encouraging environment that recognizes integrity, inspires passion, and enables personal growth.
  • Strengthening our Company by disciplined effort to pursue effective relationships and implement sound business practices that ensure the long-term well being of the Company and employees.
  • Partnering with our Suppliers through affiliation with highly respected manufacturers to represent their products with diligence and professionalism.
  • Serving our Customers by being consultative in nature, transparent in practice, and passionate for being a good steward of their resources.
  • Investing in our Communities for a positive impact by coming along side our employees' passions with support and financial assistance through our 'His First Foundation' charitable program.
MH Equipment Vision, Mission, Values

Community Involvement

At MH Equipment, we believe providing exceptional customer service is a core building block for every business. However, as a company we also believe it is as equally important for our business to improve the communities in which we live. We feel it is our responsibility to work alongside our employees in their charitable efforts to make positive impacts in the lives of those around us.

For this purpose, in 2001 we established our His First Foundation. Our foundation was created to support our employees' passions with their charitable efforts in the areas of faith, secular good works, and acts of kindness.

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MH Equipment News & Announcements


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