Our Story

Over 55 Years on the Move

“This is an incredibly exciting time to be in the Material Handling Industry.”

- Tom Campau Jr., President and CEO, Andersen Material Handling

Our journey has been over a half-century in the making. We’ve evolved, from supplying storage rack products to becoming a complete material handling solutions partner.

Our commitment to provide the best equipment, service and support has allowed us to add new products, add locations, and provide customer-focused services.

This commitment requires us to work beyond the status quo. We always challenge ourselves to find new ways to deliver on our promise: Power to Move. We stretch our boundaries to shape and transform customer relationships, both personally and professionally. This is how we innovate.

Through Listening, Commitment, Ownership, and Empowerment
We Deliver Power to Move.

Helping Customers

Forklifts are just a means to an end. Our real job is helping customers move goods reliably, efficiently, and safely.


Strength comes from linking strong individuals. From accurate accounting to parts gurus to personal service, our focus and attention to detail is felt deep into our customers’ business.


We measure our success by our customers’ successes. We consider our work done only when they save money and time, maximize space, and mitigate risk.

Our History:


Andersen & Associates was founded by Hans Andersen as a Palmer-Shile storage rack and Rapistan conveyor dealership. In 1965, we became the exclusive Raymond forklift dealership in Eastern Michigan.


We reached a major milestone, converting G.M. from sit-down to stand-up electric trucks. Added InterLake Racking, Fromlet Dock Shelters, and Kelly Dock Board to our product offering. Expanded locations to include Grand Rapids, MI and Miami, FL.


Established full-service, in-house shops to handle all repairs. Added Speedrack and Remstar products, and provided AGV systems to Ford, Amway, and Haworth.


ISO/QS9002 Certification acquired. Open new headquarters in Wixom, MI, consolidating three facilities from Farmington, MI.


Cleveland and Toledo, Ohio Divisions open. Integrated Systems Division opens to supply custom-engineered automated systems. Expanded products to include Tusk counterbalance fork lifts and Komatsu.


Andersen & Associates becomes Andersen Material Handling. Launched PowerTrack Service Assistant Mobile App and OSHA pre-shift checklist.

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