Timeline / History

Timeline / History

For more than 35 years, Russell Equipment has led the used forklift and material handling industry with service to our customers, integrity, reliability and affordable pricing. We've expanded to serve customers globally, and we are now one of the largest and most respected used forklifts and material handling equipment resellers in the world.

1982

Founded in Oakwood Village, OH, by Robert Russell


1995

Begins international sales expansion. Moves to Twinsburg, OH.


2005

Company restructures and continues international expansion


2009

Moves to Hadden Road corporate facility in Twinsburg, OH


2015

Installation of Microsoft based ERP system


2016

Installation of Savannah, GA and Pharr, TX facilities


2019

Installation of Las Vegas, NV facility


2020

Installation of second Twinsburg, OH facility to focus on battery and attachment reconditioning. Installation of new and expanded Savannah, GA facility.