Powering Progress Since 1951

Since Gregory Poole Equipment Company was founded in 1951 and the Lift Systems division added in 1968, we have built our organization on the core values of integrity and excellence in all that we do.

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Our Recent Acquisition

We’re excited to announce that in early 2015 Gregory Poole acquired new locations from Briggs Equipment, Dougherty Equipment Company, and VBS Inc. Material Handling Equipment. Our new locations will be official representatives of the Hyster and Yale brands. The acquisition has given us the opportunity to expand our reach to serve more customers in 13 locations.

Our team has been enriched by the talent, experience, and leadership of the associates from Briggs, Dougherty and VBS that will be joining our company. You can expect the same high levels of customer service from us that you always have in the past. Gregory Poole Lift Systems is proud to be a trusted dealer of high-quality material handling equipment and a complete business partner to our customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

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We know that it’s our dedicated, caring and experienced employees that make our business so great. We’re always looking for qualified service technicians and other motivated individuals to join our team. With 13 locations across eastern North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, Gregory Poole offers varied career opportunities in the material handling industry, with training and advancement opportunities in all our positions. Gregory Poole is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Since our founding by James Gregory Poole, Sr. and his uncle, William Lewis Gregory, Gregory Poole Equipment Company has been dedicated to serving the material handling industry from our headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina. We’ve been awarded many honors, including the “Most Valuable Partner” award from Material Handling Equipment Distribution Association (MHEDA) for the past 9 years. We provide businesses with expert service from our best-trained technicians and experienced consultants.



We do that by putting our customers within the material handling industry first and bringing our core values into everything we do, from forklift maintenance to operator training.

Those values are:

  • Commitment
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Excellence
  • Safety


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