COVID-19 UPDATE: WE REMAIN OPEN. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we remain committed to the health and safety of our staff, customers, and neighbors. Please read the message from our President David Schneckenburger, outlining our action plan to safely support you during this unprecedented situation.


Since 1954, Thompson & Johnson Equipment Co., Inc. has been providing new and used forklift and material handling equipment solutions from some of the top brands like Cascade, CLARK, Crown, Hoist, Sellick, and Toyota to its customers from our Upstate New York locations in East Syracuse, Binghamton, Albany and Horseheads / Elmira, NY. We began to partner with customers long before it was in vogue. We are the trusted forklift dealers in New York.

From its humble beginnings, Thompson & Johnson grew rapidly, and by the 1970s was operating out of a 19,000 sq. ft. facility on ten acres of land in East Syracuse, New York. Today, the main facility stands at 45,000 sq. ft. with a 12,000 sq. ft. warehouse. In addition, three branches have been established in Elmira, Binghamton and Albany, New York, expanding Thompson & Johnson’s reach beyond the central area of the state into eastern New York, western Vermont and Massachusetts, and northeastern Pennsylvania.

Thompson & Johnson has more than 1,000 customers, primarily in warehousing, distribution and manufacturing, ranging in size from large, national chains to local businesses. Thompson & Johnson is approaching $55 million as a full-service material handling company with 154 employees whose average tenure is 10 years. 

Contact us today by calling toll free (877) 460-9186 or email us.

Thompson & Johnson Safety center

Think Safe, SAFE

forklift training

Thompson & Johnson offers a comprehensive training program to help employers meet OSHA’s safety requirements. The program includes formal classroom instruction and a practical hands-on evaluation of the forklift operator at the work site. We will also help you develop your own training program through our Train-the-Trainer program.