Manitou Welcomes Briggs Equipment, Inc. to the Manitou Dealer Network

• Briggs Equipment, Inc. has been in business since 1996

• Briggs Equipment, Inc. has 11 locations to include Dothan, AL; Mobile, AL; Jacksonville, FL; Miami, FL; Orlando, FL; Tampa, FL; Atlanta, GA; Baton Rouge, LA; Lafayette, LA; Lake Charles, LA; New Orleans, LA;

• Briggs Equipment, Inc. will represent Manitou heavy telescopic handlers (MHT product line) and Manitou rotating telescopic handlers (MRT product line)

WEST BEND, WISCONSIN - (July 14, 2016) Manitou, the world leader in all-terrain material handling equipment, is pleased to welcome Briggs Equipment, Inc. to the Manitou dealer network. Briggs Equipment will partner with Manitou to sell the heavy capacity telescopic handlers and rotating telescopic handlers at the following locations: Dothan, AL; Mobile, AL; Jacksonville, FL; Miami, FL; Orlando, FL; Tampa, FL; Atlanta, GA; Baton Rouge, LA; Lafayette, LA; Lake Charles, LA; and New Orleans, LA; “We are proud to have Briggs Equipment, Inc. join our Manitou dealer network,” said Eric Burkhammer, Manitou Americas Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Briggs Equipment is one of North America’s largest dealers in industrial and construction equipment and we are confident that given their track record in the market, they will provide expert sales, service and parts for Manitou equipment.” Chris Meinecke, President and COO of Briggs Equipment stated, “through our long, illustrious history we have chosen to only partner with leading manufacturers that offer something innovative to our customer base. Briggs Equipment is committed to providing solutions that help our customers reduce total cost of operations and maximize uptime, while improving overall safety of operations. We are proud to represent Manitou’s MRT and MHT product lines, which often times replace two or three pieces of equipment on-site and offer unmatched precision and safety in moving materials, thereby delivering on our customer promise.”

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Manitou is the world leader in all-terrain material handling equipment such as telescopic handlers, rough terrain vertical masted forklifts, semi-industrial vertical masted forklifts, and truck mounted forklifts used worldwide in construction and agricultural applications. Founded in 1957, Manitou Group - is headquartered in Ancenis - France. For more information, visit or contact Manitou Americas at 262-334-9461.

Manitou Group, world-leader in all-terrain material-handling, designs, manufactures, distributes and services equipment for construction, agriculture and the industries.

The group product ranges encompass: telehandlers, all-terrain, semi-industrial and industrial masted forklifts, skid steers, track loaders, articulated loaders, access platforms, truck-mounted forklifts, warehousing equipment and attachments.

Through its core brands, Manitou, Gehl, and Mustang, together with its international network of 1.400 independent dealers, the group provides the best solutions delivering highest value for its customers.

Headquartered in France, the group registered in 2015 a revenue of €1.29 billion in 140 countries, and employs 3,200 people all committed to satisfying customers.

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