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Tri-Lift Headquarters in New Haven

When brothers Sal and Jim Murgo founded the business in 1968 under the name Connecticut forklift, they dreamed about the success the business would have and how it would provide jobs and opportunity for generations for their families and plenty of other people too. And that dream has come true in so many ways. Tri-Lift is a working third generation business and is 120 team members strong with little to no turnover. This means we have been able to supply steady employment to many people throughout the norteast area thanks to our loyal customers.

With the basic ideals of honesty, value, hard work, ethics and building relationships, Tri-Lift has grown from the brothers’ dream in a 4,000 square foot facility in 1968 to (5) locations, 114,000 square feet carrying those same standards and ideals, with multiple world-class vendors serving our steadfast customers past, current, present, and future.

  • Founded, as Connecticut Forklift, by Sal and Jim Murgo in New Haven

    Founded, as Connecticut Forklift, by Sal and Jim Murgo in New Haven

  • Purchased 2.5 acres of land in New Haven and built a state-of-the-art 38,000 sqft facility

    Purchased 2.5 acres of land in New Haven and built a state-of-the-art 38,000 sqft facility

  • Name changed to Tri-Lift, Inc. to reflect three state coverage

    Name changed to Tri-Lift, Inc. to reflect three state coverage

  • Tri-Lift became a MCFA authorized dealer (Mitsubishi & Caterpillar)

    Tri-Lift became a MCFA authorized dealer (Mitsubishi & Caterpillar)

  • Expanded into the upstate New York area by purchasing the existing CAT dealer and opened a 22,500 sqft facility in Albany

    Expanded into the upstate New York area by purchasing the existing CAT dealer and opened a 22,500 sqft facility in Albany

  • Tri-Lift entered the aerial business

    Tri-Lift entered the aerial business

  • Tri-Lift became an authorized dealer for Linde forklifts

    Tri-Lift became an authorized dealer for Linde forklifts

  • Expanded again by opening a 17,400 sqft facility in Farmingdale, Long Island that covers Long Island and the five boroughs in New York

    Expanded again by opening a 17,400 sqft facility in Farmingdale, Long Island that covers Long Island and the five boroughs in New York

  • Expanded again by purchasing an 18,500 sqft facility in Hamden, CT. This location will be used for Technical training for our mechanics and customers. It will also be used for safety operator training and new and used equipment demo facility.

    Expanded again by purchasing an 18,500 sqft facility in Hamden, CT. This location will be used for Technical training for our mechanics and customers. It will also be used for safety operator training and new and used equipment demo facility.

  • Tri-Lift expands into Worcester County, MA

    Tri-Lift expands into Worcester County, MA

  • Tri-Lift acquired New York equipment dealer Vantage Equipment. We also become the authorized Mitsubishi, Caterpillar & Jungheinrich dealer for 18 counties in Central New York.

    Tri-Lift acquired New York equipment dealer Vantage Equipment. We also become the authorized Mitsubishi, Caterpillar & Jungheinrich dealer for 18 counties in Central New York.

Over the years, Tri-Lift has grown in spectacular ways, but we never lost sight of the importance of providing customized, personal interaction and service to every one of our customers. Our strength is in our size, which means we can fulfill any and all material handling needs while at the same time providing you with unprecedented, personal customer service. Our years of experience, combined with our traditional values add up to our commitment of finding and providing our customers progressive solutions for their challenges.

At Tri-Lift, we believe in the personal touch, that is why you will never find yourself talking to a machine or punching numbers to get through options, a real person will answer the phone every time you call at any of our locations. People who work at Tri-Lift manifest the company’s goals and advance through the organization. We re-invest profits back into the company to find better ways to reduce cost and increase efficiency, so we can offer our customers the best in savings. We believe in sustainability and constantly strive to learn greener ways of operating for us and our customers.

These are just a few of the things are current customers have come to expect from Tri-Lift.