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Direct Lift Acquisition

For immediate release.

Direct-Lift® founder and co-owner Derek Weaver, is proud to announce the sale of the Direct-Lift and Hanmecson Lift companies to Rotary Lift® Consolidated-Vehicle Service Group, a Dover Corporation company. Dover Corp. is a multi-billion dollar, NYSE-traded (NYSE: DOV), diversified manufacturer of a wide range of proprietary products and components for industrial and commercial use.

RLC -VSG is the largest car/truck/motorcycle lift manufacturer in the world.  RLC-VSG is headquartered in Madison, Indiana and will now operate 3 manufacturing facilities in Madison, China and Europe. This acquisition allows RLC-VSG to have an ISO-9001 certified manufacturing facility on 3 continents as well as the #1 commercial grade enthusiast and residential brand “Direct-Lift”.   

“The RLC-VSG brands have long been the products of choice for professional technicians,” says Gary Kennon, RLC-VSG president. “This acquisition enables us to expand our efforts to also equip homeowners and car /motorcycle enthusiasts with the right lifts to meet their needs.”

gary-kennon.jpgANNOUNCES AQUISITION: Rotary Lift President Gary Kennon discusses his company’s recent purchase of a company that produces lifts mainly used for motorcycles and auto enthusiasts. The company, Direct-Lift and Hanmecson International, is based in Fort Worth, Texas and produces its lifts in China. (copyright, Photo by Ken Ritchie of The Madison Courier)

Derek Weaver adds “Since founding the Direct-Lift marketing model in 1999 with Ken Thompson, it is a proud day to see our vision reach the top of the industry.  This acquisition will remove any confusion faced by lift owners in a market that has seen a few Asian companies try to compete in our arena.  The future of Direct-Lift could not be in better hands and we expect an even better level of performance in all areas of support.”

Derek Weaver Co., Inc. will continue to operate the Direct-Lift sales & service warehouse in Fort Worth, Texas.


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