Taylor celebrates 95th anniversary

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- 24 Nov 2022 ( #1104 ) - Louisville, MI, United States
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Taylor Machine Works' Louisville facility
Taylor Machine Works' Louisville facility

Taylor Machine Works is celebrating 95 years in business. The garage and machine shop founded in 1927 has grown into one of the world’s largest American-made privately owned companies.  

Taylor is a fourth-generation manufacturer that provides engineering, quality workmanship and services to various industries in materials handling across the globe. These industries include, but are not limited to, forest products, steel, aluminium, ports, stevedoring, intermodal, inland waterways, concrete and precast, oil and gas, along with warehousing and distribution. 

Taylor’s innovations have included the world’s first battery-electric container handler, the ZLC-Series, unveiled in 2019 at The Port of Los Angeles.  The ZLC-Series was introduced as the first plug-in battery-electric vehicle that charged in five hours. 

In 2021, Taylor announced a new partnership with Proterra Inc., a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology.  The next generation Taylor ZLC-Series top handler and ZH-Series forklifts will feature Proterra’s battery technology system which supports various heavy-duty applications.  

“We are celebrating 2022 as our 95th year in business. What an accomplishment with 1,400 employees strong,” says W. A. Lex Taylor III, chairman and CEO of the Taylor Group of Companies. “As we look back over these 95 years, we celebrate and remember all the men and women that came before us, laying the groundwork for our success.

“The vision to find a need and fill it with quality products and service is what we have always been about, and we continue to be about it every day,” says Robert Taylor, president and COO of the Taylor Group of Companies. 

This anniversary year, the Taylor Group of Companies has 16 companies under its umbrella. This growth shows that Taylor is continually at the forefront of innovation to provide for its customers’ needs and to help them succeed. 

 

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