Stärke Expands Dealership Network in Indiana and Illinois

December 13, 2017
Posted by: Justin Engel

Stärke Material Handling Group officially announced the addition of Lakeshore Lift Truck as an authorized distributor of the Stärke line of material handling equipment in Northern Indiana and Illinois. Located in Valparaiso, IN, near the Indiana-Illinois border just South of Lake Michigan, Lakeshore Lift Truck offers a range of products and services to Valparaiso and the surrounding area.

“Lakeshore Lift Truck serves as a fitting addition to our growing network of independent dealerships.  Like many of our dealers, Lakeshore Lift began as a service vendor that emphasized safety and quality of service above all else,” comments Rodney Barron, the dealer development specialist at Stärke.  “As they continued to grow and began looking for a line to represent, Stärke emerged as a natural choice from a product quality and maintenance perspective.”

Established by owner-operator Dan Lowe in 2015, Lakeshore Lift Truck found Stärke as the company grew and their customers inquired about new equipment sales. “We began looking for a line to represent in response to high customer demand for new equipment sales and rentals.  After some careful research into a variety of brands, we chose Stärke for their stellar reputation, comprehensive line-up and high quality equipment.  With a myriad of tested and proven engine options, countless models, and great prices, we’re confident that the Starke brand is a perfect option for Lakeshore Lift Truck and its customers,” comments Mr. Lowe.

For those in the greater located Valparaiso area in Indiana or Chicagoland in Illinois, Lakeshore Lift Truck is available as a full serve forklift dealership offering sales, rentals, parts and repair.  For more information about Stärke, our products or services, please contact us directly. Those interested in becoming a Stärke dealer should contact Rodney Barron, Dealer Development Specialist at 1-877-435-4352 ex. 236 or via email at


Justin Engel

Justin Engel is the marketing specialist at Stärke Material Handling Group. In addition to content development, he also handles graphic and website design, SEO, PR and strategic planning.

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