Mobile Lifts, Inc. continues to sell and service all makes and models of aerial bucket lifts….it all started back in 1969………
A Little History!
AERIAL LIFT EXCELLENCE IN SALES, SERVICE AND SAFETY SINCE 1969
The company was incorporated February 26, 1969 and reorganized December 15, 1973 with Robert T. Holt as President and Chief Operating Officer. The name was legally changed from Erection Tools, Inc. to Mobile Lifts, Inc. on November 24, 1975. On December 15, 1980 Jean R Holt (wife of of Robert T Holt) acquired 50% of the business and became CEO as well as Chairman of the board. Jean has been involved with MLI since the reorganization in 1973, working right beside her husband organizing and promoting the aerial lift industry, attributing much of MLI’s success to her perserverance in a mostly male business. We are a small profit sharing company operating with approximately 30 employees in Eastern Pennsylvania.
Mobile Lifts, Inc. was originally organized by George A. Rogers as the eastern distributor of a small, manually propelled aerial scissors platform called Mite-E-Lift. In 1969 the company was designated an authorized distributor for Genie Industries, Ltd, Manufacturer of Genie Hoists, which continues to be one of its major lines. Since that time, Jean and Terry have signed on several other product lines.
In 1972, the company became an authorized distributor for Dur-A-Lift truck mounted aerial platforms which at that time were manufactured by Durnell Industries, Inc. at Emmetsburg, Iowa. Dur-A-Lifts are now manufactured by Dur-A-Lift, Inc. in George, Iowa and continues to be one of the major lines of Mobile Lift, Inc.
Mobile Lifts, Inc., was one of the first companies to introduce small and medium sized bucket trucks to the cable television industries where they have now become a standard and necessary item in construction and maintenance of cable.
The Recovery Division of the company, dealing in sales and service of wrecker and roll-back trucks, was established in 1988 with Patrick Smith as our key sales person for the Recovery Division of the MLI.
Mobile Lifts, Inc. continues to sell and service all makes and models of bucket lifts along with ancillary items useful in the construction and cable television industries. We have proudly supported the Cable and Telecommunications Industries throughout the years and continue to support the PCTA, NYSTA, NJCTA, NTEA, ABC, our Chambers of Commerce and so many others.
In July of 2018 we made a strategic decision to sell the access lift part of our business so we could concentrate on growing the truck equipment side of Mobile Lifts, Inc.
We now include the following major lines in our inventory:
- WEATHER GUARD
- RAMSEY WINCH
- TOMMY GATE
- READING BODIES
- BRAND FX BODIES