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Toyota Expands Dealer Network, Adds All Pro Alaska


IRVINE, Calif., - Feb. 17, 2011 - Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) announced today the new addition of B & J Lift Truck Services, Inc., d.b.a. All Pro Alaska to its prestigious, nationwide network of Toyota Industrial Equipment dealers. Based in Anchorage, All Pro Alaska offers forklifts, warehouse equipment, parts, service and rentals throughout the vast state of Alaska. The operation includes a dedicated facility, and rental lift trucks and service trucks to meet customers' diverse needs.

The dealership is led by owner operator, Jesse Thacker, who has served as general manager at the facility since 2004 and continues his family's legacy as lift truck owner operators. His parents, Bruce and Joann Thacker, originally founded B & J Forklift Services, later named All Pro Alaska.

"All Pro Alaska delivers the experience and professionalism representative of Toyota dealers throughout the nation," said Brett Wood, president of TMHU. We're proud to add All Pro Alaska to the Toyota dealer network, especially given their enthusiasm and ability to service such an immense state."

"It is an honor for us to represent the Toyota brand in the great state of Alaska," said Thacker. "All Pro Alaska will work diligently to deliver with the highest quality of service, innovation and technology to meet our customers' business needs, building on Toyota's outstanding reputation in this area."

About All Pro Alaska With over 50 years of forklift experience and a staff made up of professionals, All Pro Alaska services the entire State of Alaska, including remote areas, and specializes in sales, service, parts and rentals of forklifts from 3,000 lbs.-100,000 lbs.

Jesse Thacker, owner and operator of All Pro Alaska, also has served as the dealership's general manager since 2004. Prior to 2004, he held the position of service and rental manager. Thacker was a U.S. Army Captain from 1997 to 2001.

About Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. Celebrating more than 40 years of established operations in the United States, Irvine, Calif.-based Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc., (TMHU) has been the No. 1 selling lift truck supplier in the U.S. since 2002. In addition to the full line of high-quality lift trucks sold under the Toyota brand, the company's extended industrial equipment solutions include: Aichi aerial work lifts-scissor lifts, crawler and wheeled boom lifts-Automated Guided Vehicles, and electric and diesel tow tractors.

Quality is the hallmark of the Toyota Production System practiced at all Toyota manufacturing facilities, including Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM). Most of the Toyota lift trucks sold in the United States are manufactured at TIEM, a zero-landfill facility, in Columbus, Ind.

TIEM is a member of the National Safety Council, complies with the ISO 14001 standard from the International Organization for Standardization, and has been honored for its environmental management systems and dedication to continuous improvement.

Toyota's commitment to excellence in customer service extends nationwide. Sixty-seven authorized Toyota Industrial Equipment dealers, with a total of 188 dealership locations throughout the United States, offer comprehensive customer service and support, including one-stop shopping for both new and used lift trucks, rentals, parts and service, fleet servicing and financing. For more information on TMHU, please visit www.toyotaforklift.com, www.facebook.com/ToyotaForklift or twitter.com/ToyotaForklift or call 1-800-226-0009.
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