Emerging Leader: Gina Carman of Lift Power

Being a young professional in the industry, she brings a fresh perspective, excitement and new ideas, which are invaluable to her team. Carman says one of the most significant advantages of being a part of the newer generation in the industry is that they are adaptable.


Leadership Lessons with Duncan Murphy

Duncan Murphy joined Riekes Equipment in 1984 under its current ownership. He is the first-generation son of an Irish preacher and graduated from Princeton University. After being in the furniture distribution business for 10 years, he joined Riekes equipment and became president in 1986. He has held the position ever since.



Women in Industry: Amber Schenck

Amber Schenck of ProLift looks to inspire and be inspired by those around her. She didn’t plan to end up with the career she has, but she’s so glad she did. She learns things every day, but the people make it special.


Manufacturer Member Profile: Nashville Wire

Nashville Wire: Standing the Test of Time. From generation to generation, dating back to the Great Depression, Nashville Wire has been organically shifting and becoming the success it is today. From a tool and die shop operating out of an East Nashville garage, the company now has 1,300 associates and spans 12 manufacturing facilities.


Distributor Member Profile: Delta Materials Handling

If Greg Costa’s father hadn’t moved their family to Memphis from New York to become a partner of a Clark forklift dealership, he wouldn’t be where he is now: the President of Delta Materials Handling. The company began in 1947 as the Fred J. Vandemark Company, but it has gone through generations as a Clark forklift dealer and expanded its operations each year.