West Virginia-based Leslie Equipment Co. and W.I. Clark Co., headquartered in Wallingford, Connecticut, have been appointed distributors for Terex’s Fuchs brand in North America. With its headquarters and five locations in West Virginia, Leslie Equipment will sell and service Fuchs equipment throughout the entire state, while W.I. Clark will support Fuchs owners in Connecticut and Rhode Island as well as in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties in southeastern New York state.
Leslie Equipment first opened its doors in West Virginia supplying John Deere Construction and Forestry equipment. Now, more than 50 years later, the company has eight different locations throughout West Virginia and nearby states, employing more than 200 people. The company’s achievements have been recognized by John Deere and various vendors with numerous awards for outstanding sales, Fuchs says.
Identifying a need for innovative, quality material handlers, Leslie Equipment President and Owner John Leslie says, “We feel that there is a demand in our region for the products offered [by Fuchs], and that we’ll have a successful partnership serving our customer base.”
He stresses that after extensive research into the industry, “Leslie Equipment Co. feels that Fuchs is a great strategic partner.”
Regarding the appointment of Leslie Equipment, Fuchs National Account Manager Anthony W. Laslavic says, “Leslie Equipment Co. has long-standing relationships in their region and an extensive knowledge of equipment with expertise in forestry, construction and industrial. [John] Leslie and his team are very committed to their market and have the customers’ and manufactures’ upmost respect.”
Founded in 1925, W.I. Clark is a fourth-generation family business with a history of offering sales, service, parts and rentals, Fuchs says. The company represents a diversified group of manufacturers with products for general construction, landscaping, highways and scrap and recycling.
Rick Parks, vice president and sales manager of W.I. Clark, says, “We are excited to represent the leader in material handlers for the scrap and recycling industries.”
Fuchs is based in Bad Schönborn, Germany, with more than 420 employees. Terex Corp., Westport, Connecticut, is a global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services. Other Terex brands include Terex, Genie, Powerscreen and Demag.