Carrie Rengers

Lift Parts Service to move to larger space

More than half a century after buying its property at South West Street, Lift Parts Service is moving.

The company, which services, sells and rents forklifts, has been at 1665 S. West St. for 53 years. The business is in two buildings totaling 12,000 square feet.

COO Kyle Free says that at the new property, 3458 S. Hoover, the business will be under one roof. In addition to having more room in the building, Free says, there’s room to expand on the property as well.

Business is growing, he says.

“We have some really good people that are doing good things,” Free says.

Also, he says, in late 2011 the company began selling Clark forklifts, which he says is better known than the previous brand Lift Parts sold.

“That’s really helped with the growth.”

Free says he hopes to move into the new space by March 1.

“It’ll just kind of be whenever the building is ready.”

The West Street space will go on the market next week.

Carrie Rengers: 316-268-6340, @CarrieRengers