Fairchild Equipment celebrates expansion into southern Wisconsin

Special to The Freeman

Dec. 5, 2014

Pictured from left to right are: Bill Blavat, Waukesha County Business Alliance ambassador, Cornerstone Consulting; Matt Carran, Menomonee Falls director of community development; Van Clarkson, president of Fairchild Equipment Southern Division; Suzanne Kelley, president of Waukesha County Business Alliance; Gary Fairchild, president and CEO of Fairchild Equipment; Chad Fairchild, general manager of Fairchild Equipment Construction; and Barb Butler, Waukesha County Business Alliance ambassador, Safe Babies Healthy Families. 
Submitted photo 

MENOMONEE FALLS — As Fairchild Equipment continues to grow it celebrated the opening of its new Menomonee Falls facility and its expansion into southern Wisconsin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday.

The celebration, held in conjunction with the Waukesha County Business Alliance, took place at the newly refinished facility located at N52-W13821 N. Park Drive, Menomonee Falls.

“What we say here at Fairchild is, you will never go wrong doing right by your customers,” said Van Clarkson, Fairchild Equipment southern division president, in a news release. “We are off to a great start, not only here in Menomonee Falls, but also in our other southern division branches in Beloit, Racine and Sheboygan; and being in the Menomonee Falls community, we will not only be able to maintain our current customers, but anticipate doubling our growth in the area of southern Wisconsin and the metro Milwaukee area over the course of the next few years.”

The Menomonee Falls location has a full-service forklift shop, full-line parts department, new and used equipment for sale and rental.

Fairchild Equipment, founded by Gary Fairchild, originated in 1985 as Yale Materials Handling – Green Bay. On Oct. 1, Fairchild Equipment announced that the company agreed to acquire the Hyster material handling dealership rights from the Heyrman family, the owner of Milwaukee Engineering Equipment in southern Wisconsin in addition to acquiring the assets of Schmidt Industrial Truck, Inc. from the Schmidt family in Racine.