Hercules Industries, located in Denver, CO, is a manufacturer and wholesale distributor of high-quality HVAC sheet metal products and equipment. Since its establishment in 1962, the company has expanded to 18 retail centers and three manufacturing facilities servicing a large portion of the western United States. As Hercules Industries continued to expand, they relied on multiple branch locations to handle warehousing and distribution, utilizing a disparate fleet of sit-down counterbalance trucks. Eventually they outgrew this decentralized approach and sought to capitalize on the potential efficiencies of a new centralized warehouse and distribution center.
In the heart of their manufacturing campus, Hercules Industries built a modern 100,000 square foot distribution center. With a history of using a wide array of sit-down counterbalance forklifts for every task, having a “one-size fits all” forklift operation was no longer an option given the company’s increased order volumes. Hercules soon recognized the opportunity to optimize their forklift fleet with lift trucks for different applications.