About Us

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Jim Carr Owner


Associated Forklift, Inc. – AFI

Opened for business in March 2003 under the direction of owner and president, James “Jim” L. Carr. Since then the company has shown continual growth and now covers all of South-central Pennsylvania, Washington County, Maryland and Berkeley County, WV.

In the Beginning

Jim had always been an entrepreneur as a kid in New Jersey, working on fellow students’ cars in high school. After an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, a family friend asked him if he could work on one of his forklifts. It was then that Jim found his niche and he began regularly servicing forklift customers, all this at the ripe old age of 22. And he’s been doing it ever since.

The Growing Years

In 2002, Jim came to Pennsylvania to research the area, found the area lacking in service availability and decided to sell his existing New Jersey forklift dealership business and open AFI. He’s been expanding ever since and AFI has become a full dealership/service company offering new and used forklifts, rentals, leasing, full-service road and shop divisions for all makes and model repairs. They also opened their industrial tire division, American Industrial Tire, to service all of their customers’ forklift tires needs. The staff at AFI has over 100 years of experience in forklift service and repair, and every employee is a United States Veteran.

Where We're Going

Where We're Going

Honest work, hardworking employees, referrals and continuing great relationships with clients have skyrocketed AFI’s growth, and they remain excited about their future in the Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia markets.