Our History

A Look at CMH Services Through the Years

1968

Carolina Forklifts, Inc. was created as a wholly owned subsidiary of Burton International Trucking.


1979

Added the Crown line of electric forklifts providing Carolina Forklifts with quality manufacturing in all 5 classes of lift truck.


1990

Carolina Forklifts purchased by Grady Smith from the Burton Family.


1997

Recognizing a need in the market for additional material handling solutions and services, Carolina Forklift changes its name to Carolina Material Handling Services using the acronym CMH Services.

2006

Grady Smith, Jr. purchases the outstanding stock of CMH Services from Grady Smith, Sr.

2007

CMH Services creates a Systems Engineering Division offering racking, mezzanine, in plant offices and other engineered material handling systems.

2008

CMH Services is named one of the fastest growing companies in America by INC magazine.


2011

CMH Services wins the prestigious Most Valuable Partner designation presented by the Material Handling Equipment Dealers Association.

2014

CMH Services builds and opens a new building in Ladson, SC to better service the emerging Charleston market.

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