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Wiese USA Expands with Acquisition of Minnesota Supply Company

Wiese USA, one of the largest materials handling equipment companies and the largest, privately-owned dealership representing Caterpillar (CAT) and Jungheinrich in North America, has announced that? Minnesota Supply Company will operate as Wiese USA as of September 1, 2021.

Minnesota Supply Company, a leading material handling company serving customers across Minnesota and Wisconsin, was acquired by Wiese in 2019, but had continued to operate under its original name. In the weeks and months ahead, changes will be made to building signs, van wraps, and tech uniforms to reflect the new name. The name change will have no impact on management, personnel, benefits or payroll.

“The decision to change the name was driven by Minnesota Supply team members who support the company’s new leadership, as well as upgrading of equipment, rolling stock and systems that have improved the company and services to customers since the acquisition,” said Chip Wiese, President, Weise USA. “The name change reinforces their pride in the one company ownership.”

In addition to strengthening its fleet of material handling equipment and increasing business from the north central part of the United States, the acquisition of Minnesota Supply Company benefits customers by expanding access to a broader variety of trucks, including multiple truck classes, specialty equipped trucks and other material handling equipment. Customers also will enjoy a broader range of services through additional locations, complementary networks and service offerings, talented workforces, as well as the combined expertise of both companies.

“We’re proud to welcome Minnesota Supply customers to our Wiese USA family of companies. I’ve always admired the longevity of the Minnesota Supply brand, which, like Wiese USA, has outstanding employees who work hard every day to serve customers,” said Chip Wiese, President, Wiese USA. “Both companies have a long history of being family-owned, entrepreneurial and customer centric.”

As a single source provider with the largest dealer network in the nation, Wiese USA benefits customers by offering:

  • Increased new Caterpillar and Jungheinrich forklift inventory
  • Updated fleet of equipment available for rentals and leasing
  • Expanded rental fleet with more models including high mast reach trucks and order pickers
  • Access to electric forklifts and automated guided vehicles that provide cutting-edge lithium-ion and double shift lead-acid batteries, efficiency, reliability, agility, and power
  • Expanded teams of service technicians to better serve our increasing service demand
  • Improved customer communication throughout your sales and service journey

“Through a broader fleet of equipment and an expanded portfolio of services Wiese is better able to meet the unique needs of our customers and offer more efficient service. Our primary focus is to continue doing what’s best for employees, customers and the business,” said Wiese.

New Equipment

Best in class equipment is key to our success - and yours. MN Supply has recently joined Wiese USA, the Midwest's largest CAT Lift Truck™ dealer, and for the last 20 years straight we've been awarded the prestigious Dealer of the Year Award from Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America (MCFA).

Our nearly 600 factory-trained technical experts operate in specialties ranging from an electric forklift by CAT and Jungheinrich, plus truck-mounted forklifts from Donkey and specialty trucks from Big Joe and Royal. But it doesn't end there. Inside and outside of your facility, Wiese USA now offers the material handling industry's best equipment, like rough terrain lift trucks from Manitou that bring productivity and efficiency to any industrial application.

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