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Hugg & Hall Equipment Company Announces Acquisition Of Southern Material Handling Company

Dealership Expands to Provide Full Line of Equipment Needs to Eastern Oklahoma

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS – April 1, 2022Hugg & Hall Equipment Company, a leading industrial and construction equipment provider in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri and Texas today announced the acquisition of Southern Material Handling Company of eastern Oklahoma.

“When I made the decision to retire, I knew that I would only consider selling to Hugg & Hall Equipment” says Mark Segress, President and CEO of Southern Material Handling. “I have known John Hugg and Robert Hall for many years and have a great deal of respect for them as individuals and business owners. Their team has built Hugg & Hall into one of the largest and most successful dealerships in the country. I’m excited for our team to join Hugg & Hall and grow in their careers. I know our customers will continue to receive the very best service available. They will have the opportunity to learn about the vast array of products offered by Hugg & Hall to improve their material handling efficiencies.”

Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Southern Material Handling began in 1948 as the first forklift dealership in the state of Oklahoma and now represents Toyota Material Handling equipment for eastern Oklahoma. SMH is engaged in the sales of new and used material handling equipment, as well as rental equipment, parts and service.  This acquisition will allow Hugg & Hall to expand its Toyota presence to include the entire state of Oklahoma.

“We are very excited to add eastern Oklahoma to our Toyota territory.” says Robert Hall, Vice President of Hugg & Hall Equipment Company.  “Southern Material Handling has had an excellent reputation for many years.  We will continue that passion for an unequalled customer experience. The addition of more products and services that we offer will add value to our customers, making them even more competitive in their specific industry.”

Hugg & Hall Equipment Company has represented the Toyota brand since 1994, expanding its territory most recently in 2019 to service customers in Louisiana. In addition to Toyota, Southern Material Handling also represents Tennant Cleaning Solutions and Kelly Warehouse Dock Solutions. With the Southern Material Handling acquisition, Hugg & Hall Equipment will now have a team of over 700 employees and 18 locations across Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri and Texas.

About Hugg & Hall

Hugg & Hall Equipment Company, headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, has been family owned and operated since 1956. The company is a full-service dealer for material handling equipment, representing Toyota, Taylor, Doosan, Crown (Arkansas only) Enersys, Combilift, Sellick, Bobcat, and more. Hugg & Hall provides comprehensive material handling solutions including new & used equipment, parts and service support and a fleet of over 3000 rental forklifts.  The company is also one of the largest construction and industrial equipment rental providers in the south, with a fleet of over 12,000 rental units. With value-added services and a focus on their customers, Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is the one-stop shop for every construction and industrial equipment need.

For more information about Hugg & Hall Equipment Company, please contact John Hugg, President, at john.hugg@hugghall.com.

May Employee Spotlight: Mark Riendeau

Meet Mark Riendeau!

Mark is a Rental Sales Manager stationed at our El Dorado, Arkansas location! Mark works with the Rental Team to deliver top-quality equipment to our customers while providing around-the-clock support on all rental reservationsAlthough he is new to the Hugg & Hall team he has already made a huge impact on rental sales, specifically in our North Louisiana region! Rental Managers like Mark are always meeting new customers, Mark expressed “interacting with different people from different backgrounds is my favorite thing about my job. Everyone has a story, I love hearing new & interesting ones!”  

Mark was born and raised in San Diego, California but is proud call Alexandria, Louisiana his home that he shares with his wife Emily and six-month-old daughter Mailey! Mark is a huge baseball fan and quite the athlete himself; Many do not know that he played College Baseball at Louisiana College in Pineville! Although he has a long sports background, he mentions, “If I could learn anything in life it would be how to hit a golf ball straight!” 😂 

Hugg & Hall appreciates the work Mark Riendeau has contributed in his short time here and hopes both customers and employees alike help us give him a warm welcome aboard! 

To start your own Hugg & Hall Story, visit our hiring website.

Employee Spotlight: Rezin Zook

Say ‘hello’ to Rezin Zook!

Rezin is a Product Support Sales Representative (PSSR) at Hugg & Hall’s Oklahoma City branch and has been with the company for 3 years. In a days’ time you can catch Rezin selling parts, service, and maintenance packages to customers in a large portion of Oklahoma. In his own words, “A large part of the job is keeping customers pleased with our service and making sure they feel as though they are receiving quality parts and service for their equipment;” says Rezin, “The customers perception is our reality.”

His ultimate goal, with every customer interaction, is to have the customer feel that they can honestly depend on him to be their problem solver. “I want to be their first call when an equipment issue occurs.” Rezin’s PSSR title does grant him some flexibility, which he enjoys since he manages customers near and far, which requires regular travel to customer locations.

Prior to working for Hugg & Hall, Rezin held other sales roles and attended Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. While attending university, he studied for and received his bachelor’s degree in marketing from the ESU School of Business.

Although Rezin now lives in Edmond, he is originally from Larned, Kansas. In his free time he enjoys CrossFit, and FUN FACT  he can handstand walk! Rezin also mentioned that something people may not know about him, is that he learned to sew at a young age, and has made his own hunting vests, thanks to his mothers’ career as the Home Economics Teacher in his hometown.

Hugg & Hall would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Rezin Zook for his continued commitment to the team. You are an essential part to our team, we are lucky to have you! To start your own Hugg & Hall Story, visit our hiring website.

Employee Spotlight : Conrad Hadden

Meet Conrad Hadden! 

Conrad works as a parts counter person at the company’s Tulsa, Oklahoma location. Although she has only been with the company a short time, her prior experience and vast knowledge in the industry has quickly made her a customer favorite! 

When she isn’t working, Conrad enjoys bartending on the weekends and hanging out anywhere there is a pool table! She also enjoys any opportunity to spend time with her wife Brandie, daughters Brenna, Kylie and Maggie, and three pets!

Parts Warehouse Manager Larry Worley mentions, “Conrad has been a Godsent ever since she joined the team. She came with a wealth of knowledge in the material handling industry from a Nissan Dealer. So, training mostly consisted of becoming familiar with EBS and Hugg & Hall procedures.” He continues, “She is dependable and detailed and has a great work ethic. I as well as all the other coworkers are very pleased to have her on our team.”

When asked, Conrad noted her favorite part about the job is her co-workers, customers, and knowledge she gains every single day! 

Hugg & Hall would like to send a huge thank you to Conrad Hadden for her go-getter attitude and exceptional customer service, we are lucky to have you on the team!