Incorporated at Jamestown Industrial Trucks. Owners: Earl (Bud) & Mary Short
Became an authorized Toyota Industrial Equipment dealer
Opened second shop to service the Buffalo area at 2727 Broadway, Cheektowaga (rented space)
Relocated our Buffalo shop to 100 Stradtman St, Cheektowaga, NY (rented space)
JIT Received Toyota’s Silver Circle Award for dealership performance in 2004
Updated our logo and started doing business as JIT Toyota-Lift
Moved into our new building and held an Grand Opening in June
Won 3rd Silver Circle Award for performance in 2008
JIT Customer Service Support Rep Patty Mitchell becomes the first woman in the US to achieve 3rd Gear status
JIT 30th Anniversary Celebration!
JIT Toyota-Lift receives Toyota’s President’s Award. This is the second time JIT has received Toyota’s highest honor.
JIT Toyota-Lift becomes an official Pack Mule dealership.
JIT Toyota-Lift becomes an official Club Car dealership.
2012 2016 2018 2019
The President’s Award is Toyota’s highest honor. Every year, Toyota selects its top forklift dealers who excel in parts, service, and equipment sales, customer satisfaction, and overall dealership operations.
2004 2005 2008
(No longer awarded)
The Silver Circle Award was bestowed to Toyota dealers who demonstrated exemplary performance. It recognized dealers that achieved high marks in all areas of their dealership’s operations as rising leaders of Toyota and future contenders for the coveted President’s Award.
Customer Service & Support Award
2006 2007 2009 2010 2015 2016 2017
The CSS honors Toyota dealerships and CSS managers for demonstrating superior performance in CSS operations and training.
Sales Excellence Award
1998 2004 2005 2017
The Sales Excellence Award honors Toyota dealerships and sales managers for demonstrating superior performance in sales performance, operational efficiency, and personnel management.
Parts Excellence Award
1996 1998 1999 2000 2004 2012 2016 2017
The Parts Excellence Award honors Toyota dealerships and parts managers for demonstrating superior performance in parts purchasing, operations, and training.
Aftermarket Parts Awards
2005 2011 2012 2014 2015 2017
Starlift, our aftermarket parts supplier, has also bestowed many awards to our parts department. They recognize success in aftermarket parts operations.