About Us

Years of Material Handling

Who We Are

Founded in 1963, Hy-Tek Material Handling, Inc. — the premier single-source provider of material handling solutions for an extensive range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, retail, pharmaceutical, food, electronics and automotive.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, employee-owned Hy-Tek Material Handling serves customers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico from offices in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. Hy-Tek’s Industrial Equipment, and Integrated Systems teams deliver cost-effective, efficient solutions for every application.


Why Choose Us

Electric Lift Trucks

Hy-Tek partners with Yale lift trucks, one of the largest volume producers of zero emissions electric lift trucks in North America. The company follows an environmentally friendly initiative across their full product line of Yale counterbalance, reach trucks, pallet jacks, order pickers, VNA and stackers. The ERC-VG electric rider product is considered the most efficient lift truck in its class in North America. Yale electric lift trucks can be powered by lead-acid, lithium-ion and hydrogen fuel cells.  Click Here for more info.

Environmental Friendly IC Lift Trucks

Yale has introduced spark-ignited IC forklift models that meet or exceed CARB 2010 (California Air Resources Board) requirements. According to testing reviewed by the EPA and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), Yale industrial trucks rate among the lowest in exhaust emissions in the industry. Yale diesel lift trucks are becoming increasingly cleaner through ongoing development with diesel engine suppliers to meet Tier III standards and the upcoming Tier IV standards. Additionally, Yale has engineered their ICE products for extended service intervals. For example, Yale has reduced the number of oil changes, which not only reduces maintenance costs, it helps lower consumption of nonrenewable fossil fuels. In addition, Yale has introduced an electronically controlled transmission which significantly reduces tire and brake wear on IC lift trucks. In addition, Yale IC lift trucks can be powered by CNG. Click Here for more info.

Liquefied Petroleum Gas

LPG is one of the cleanest energy sources in terms of transporting the fuel, storing the fuel, and also in terms of its end-use. The carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from LPG are considerably less than most other fossil fuels. LPG emits almost no nitrogen oxide (NOx), sulphur oxide (SOx) or particulate matters. This means LPG helps preserve the environment, helps fight climate change, and aids in preserving indoor and outdoor air quality.  

An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), Hy-Tek today is owned by its employees. Because every employee is economically and philosophically invested in Hy-Tek’s success, customer satisfaction is always top-of-mind. A companywide commitment to exceeding expectations serves our customers well.

Hy-Tek takes pride in being a good corporate citizen, donating time, talent and financial support to over 35 local and national charities, educational initiatives and sports teams. Our employee-owners are particularly committed to sending supplies to our troops overseas and contributing to the Toys-4-Tots holiday toy drive.

By providing industry-leading service and support, Hy-Tek has realized steady and consistent growth, including the recent additions of offices in Philadelphia, New Jersey, Dayton and Atlanta to better serve our customers.

Our Executive Management Team

Sam Grooms

Chief Executive Officer

Rich Bair

Director of Sales

Jim Ripkey

President - Industrial Equipment

Vic Fogle

Operations Manager