Naumann / Hobbs acquires Hawthorne Lift Systems

Phoenix, AZ, December 2007

Naumann / Hobbs Material Handlings, Inc. announces the acquisition of Hawthorne Lift Systems, a division of Hawthorne Machinery Company. Hawthorne Lift Systems is located in San Diego with additional facilities in Fontana and Coachella, California. The company is a full service material handling dealership that leases, sells and services a variety of electric and internal combustion forklifts and commercial products.

With contiguous footprints and similar strategies, the combined company will better serve major manufacturers as they continue to consolidate their dealer networks. The combination also has numerous, identifiable business transformation opportunities including improved asset velocity and utilization and inventory management.