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New Hy-Tek JCB Equipment Division Dedicated to Central Ohio's Multi-County Construction Industry

Hy-Tek Material Handling, Inc. announces the formation of its newest division, Hy-Tek JCB. Dedicated to central Ohio's multi-county construction industry, Hy-Tek JCB provides sales, parts, service and attachments for JCB's complete line of construction equipment—including new, pre-owned and rental models—at its Columbus, Ohio headquarters.

Hy-Tek JCB's division is led by President Jim Ripkey; VP and GM Jason Milligan; Account Manager Marty Grace; and Product Support Manager Gary Steele. Hy-Tek JCB's team has 90 years of construction equipment industry experience.

For 50 years, Hy-Tek Material Handling has offered full sales and service support for Yale Lift Trucks, including new and used equipment sales, rentals, fleet analysis, customized maintenance programs and reliable aftermarket parts and service. Now, the dealership applies its half-century of experience to JCB's wide range of equipment, including the world's safest and most innovative skid steer known for its patented single-arm PowerBoom and uniquely safe side-entry door. Other industry-leading JCB products available at Hy-Tek JCB include wheel loaders, backhoes, and Loadall telescopic handlers. Hy-Tek JCB also offers a fully stocked parts department and a full-service maintenance team featuring professionally trained JCB mechanics. Additionally, Hy-Tek JCB represents Felling Trailers, a construction industry staple.

"Hy-Tek attributes our longevity, in part, to successful relationships with best-in-class industry partners like JCB," said Ripkey. "We're excited to be JCB's central Ohio dealer, allowing us to offer JCB's outstanding product line to our growing customer base and extend our reach, relationships and reputation into the construction industry. Hy-Tek has always set itself apart by providing the best parts, service, sales, and rental support around. Now, we're combining those efforts with some of the world's most innovative, productive construction equipment. It's truly a win-win for us and for our customers."

"We're very pleased to welcome Hy-Tek JCB to our expanding dealer network," said John Patterson, JCB North America's CEO and deputy chairman. "Hy-Tek JCB has already built a strong reputation of providing quality sales, parts, and service. I have no doubt that they will serve to further strengthen the JCB brand in the various markets they serve."

About Hy-Tek Material Handling, Inc.
Hy-Tek is the premier single-source provider of material handling solutions for an extensive range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, retail, pharmaceutical, food, electronics, and automotive. Since 1963, Hy-Tek and its best-in-class industry partners—including manufacturers of industrial trucks and equipment; supply chain software; automated storage and retrieval systems; and rack, shelving, and conveyor systems—have been providing customers large and small with turnkey solutions. From customized one-of-a-kind handling and storage systems to pre-assembled buildings and off-the-shelf products—Hy-Tek's experienced team of engineering, sales, operations, and project management professionals partner with customers to help enhance productivity, streamline processes, and boost profitability. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, employee-owned Hy-Tek Material Handling serves customers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico from offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. With projected sales of $80 million in 2013, Hy-Tek's four divisions—Industrial Equipment, Integrated Systems, Lighting Solutions, and Storage & Handling—deliver cost-effective, efficient solutions for every material handling application. Contact (corporate), (construction equipment), or 800-837-1217.

About JCB
JCB, the world's second largest construction equipment brand, has 22 plants on four continents: 11 in the UK, six in India and others in Brazil, the USA, China, Germany, France and employs more than 10,000 people worldwide.

JCB manufactures more than 300 different machines including: backhoe loaders; Loadall telescopic handlers; tracked and wheeled excavators; wheeled loading shovels; articulated dump trucks; rough terrain fork lifts; mini excavators; Robot skid steer loaders and JCB Vibromax compaction equipment. For agricultural markets, the company produces a range of telescopic handlers and the unique Fastrac tractor. JCB also manufactures the Teletruk forklift for the industrial sector.

JCB is privately-owned by the Bamford family and Chairman, Sir Anthony Bamford, has been at the helm of the company since 1975. The company officially marked its 65th anniversary on June 21st, 2011, the 95th anniversary of the birth of company founder Joseph Cyril Bamford. For more information, please visit

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