CMH Services | About Us

About Us

Our Mission is…

To partner with customers to provide the best performing material handling equipment at the lowest total cost of ownership.


Our Vision


Be a Provider of Choice – CMH Services will satisfy our customers to the extent that they are not just loyal customers, but customers who will recommend us to everyone they know.

Be an Employer of Choice – CMH Services will create an environment where employees feel empowered and valued.

Be a Financially Healthy Company – CMH Services will maintain a financially healthy company that provides long term security to both our customers and employees.



Our Values


Relationships – We will work together with mutual respect.

Empowerment – We will empower our associates by sharing information in an open-book environment.

Learning – We will foster an environment of continuous improvement.

Integrity – We will strive to do business the right way.



Our History

CMH Services was founded in 1968 in Columbia, SC, as Carolina Forklifts. The company began as a dealer for Datsun lift trucks (the name was later changed to Nissan) and focused on the sales and service of these trucks until 1980.

In 1980, Crown narrow aisle and pallet trucks were added to our product line, thus allowing Carolina Forklifts the opportunity to offer its customers a lift truck model for just about every application.

Responding to an expanding market and our customer’s increased needs in 1997 Carolina Forklifts expanded its focus from primarily lift trucks to include all other material handling products such as conveyors, personnel carriers, shelving and racking. To reflect this larger commitment to serve its customers, Carolina Forklift’s name was changed to Carolina Material Handling Services.

We adopted the acronym CMH Services as our official name in 2005.