About Us

Our Story

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Toyota Lift NW's Clackamas Offices in the 1970s

Most dealerships promise the same things: great equipment, stellar service, a variety of parts, and a selection of used and rental equipment to fit your budget. The only difference with us is that we deliver on what others promise.

What you may not know about Toyota Lift Northwest is that we have been around for 50 years, and it all started because two business owners were determined to have Toyota forklifts in their warehouse. In 1967, the Pacific Northwest was without a Toyota forklift dealership, so Holman Distribution Center owners, Herbert & Leonard Clark, began their own dealership in Portland, Oregon: CB Toyota Lift.

It is now 50 years later and a lot has changed:

In 1978 our business grew to two locations in Washington and Oregon.

In 2002 our forklift became the #1 rated forklift in the world and has continued to stay #1.

In 2008, our ownership changed from the Clark family to Toyota Tsusho Corporation and we were renamed Toyota Lift Northwest.

Though our business has changed from the family-owned Clark business to Toyota Tsusho ownership, we have still maintained the same family environment. Of our 100+ members, many of them have been here for over a decade and some as long as 25 years.

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Our goal is to provide you with turnkey solutions for all of your forklift needs. We would be happy to not only get you the world leading forklift, but also improve your warehouse efficiency through: storage systems, safety equipment, planned maintenance, and more.  

How can we help you today?