Quality Service Since 1958
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About Us


Celebrating 60 Years in the Industry!

Since its launch in 1958, W. E. Johnson Equipment Co. has built its reputation in South Florida for excellence in the lift truck and hoist industry.

William E. Johnson started a small forklift service operation on NW 7th avenue in Miami. After two years of substantial growth he teamed with Clark Equipment Company. That year W. E. Johnson Equipment Co. was born and has been a fixture in South Florida’s material handling business for the last six decades. William guided the company to George Markell Jr. a Vice President at Clark Equipment Company. That next year he recruited Gary Work, a Sales Manager for Southline Equipment in Texas.

Gary was brought in as a minority partner and in 1995 when George retired Gary bought additional shares of the company as Principal Share Holder. Gary, along with two minority partners, Paul Grubb, CEO, retired and Robert Morales, VP, who today runs the Sales Division, took control of the organization.

“The past 25 years have seen constant changes in our industry,” stated Mr. Work. “We needed to expand our capabilities with market leading suppliers of lift and hoist equipment. In 1992 we took on the Marine Travelift line of dry stack fork lifts and marine hoists. In addition to the Clark lift truck line, we added Komatsu in 2005. In 2015 we took on Sellick, a specialty rough terrain, telescopic and truck mounted forklift company. Last year we acquired Doosan lift truck line. Our experience here as a South Florida dealership allows us to provide a wide range of products at a cost and quality advantage unmatched in the state. That and a sales and service organization with experience in all aspects of the business.”

Who is W. E. Johnson Equipment Company?

We are a diversified distributor of new and pre-owned / used equipment with locations throughout south Florida.  We service the Material Handling and Boat Handling markets. 

We offer quality brands of new and late model, low hour equipment like Doosan, Clark, Komatsu, Marine Travelift and Shuttlelift: forklifts, boat lifts & hoists, self propelled transporters, gantry cranes, lift trucks and much more!  Our Rental Fleet offers a wide range of models and time saving attachments. Our factory trained Service technicians are available 24 hours.  Parts support is readily available thru our experienced team of parts specialists here in Florida.


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Our Company & Mission

To save our customers money through the introduction of industry leading equipment and outstanding support services.