Hy-Brid Lifts

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Justin, Sarah, Lynn and Steve Kissinger

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Hy-Brid Lifts


2647 Hwy 175, Richfield  •  www.hybridlifts.com
Year Founded: 1981
Product or Service Offered: Custom equipment, all-purpose Hy-Brid Lifts line of scissor lifts in electric and push-around models. The all-purpose lifts offer exceptional capabilities in a heavy-duty but lightweight design, are easy to maneuver and reach working heights up to 20 feet. Contractors and maintenance technicians can use them from start to finish for a wide range of applications in industries as diverse as construction, drywall, electrical, HVAC, industrial manufacturing, painting and plumbing.
President: Steve Kissinger
Leadership Team: Lynn Kissinger, vice president; Justin Kissinger, marketing manager; Sarah Kissinger, PHR, SHRM-CP
Projected 2016 Revenue: Not disclosed
Target Clientele: Equipment rental companies and construction equipment distributors
Business Organization Memberships: AEM, IPAF, SAIA, ARA


Justin, Sarah, Lynn and Steve Kissinger
Justin, Sarah, Lynn and Steve Kissinger

What has fueled your company’s growth?

“Three things are fueling our growth: brand recognition, improved economic conditions and new product innovation.”

What is the biggest obstacle to your company’s growth?

“Currently, the strength of the dollar is one of our biggest obstacles to company growth. The strength is great for domestic sales, but at the same time, has greatly slowed our international growth.”

Do you plan to make any changes to your company?

“Change is a must to stay ahead of the competition, some changes we know, but others aren’t as clear, which is why we have a strong management team to handle the unknown. Currently, we are working on quite a few changes to increase manufacturing efficiency and reach new customers, along with developing several customer improvement programs.”

What is the outlook for your industry?

“The domestic outlook for our business hasn’t looked better and we are hopeful the global outlook will improve in the near future. We are currently on pace for a record year.”

What is your company’s most important growth strategy?

“Our growth strategy involves deeper penetration in more domestic markets; further development of our international growth plan, for when the conditions improve we are ready to get better penetration; and new product introductions to diversify our product makeup, which will allow us access to more markets.”

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