About Us

G&W Equipment, Inc., a locally owned and operated lift truck & material handling company. The authorized dealer for Cat Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi and Jungheinrich forklifts throughout the Carolinas with branches in Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville & Raleigh, NC and Charleston, Columbia, Florence & Greenville, SC. We have mobile service technicians supplied with quality parts to service ALL makes and models of lift trucks at your facility. With over 850 trucks in our rental fleet, we’ve got you covered.

G&W was founded in 1963. In 1988 the current owner, Mike Sabbagh bought the company and began an aggressive growth campaign geared towards customer and employee satisfaction. With the 2nd generation very active in the day-to-day operations, you are at most, one manager away from ownership. We are excited about our product line and will continue to build and expand on our foundation as a forklift service company. We would like to thank our employees, customers and suppliers for helping us achieve success.

Mission Statement
Our mission at G&W Equipment is to be the leader in the material handling industry in the Carolinas, while building a corporation focused on its employees and the communities they serve.

Quality Statement
G&W Equipment provides products and services that consistently meet our customers’ requirements while exceeding their expectations. We deliver them on time and at competitive prices. We concentrate on preventative methods and an attitude of “Do it Right the First Time”.

Testimonials – What our customers have to say…

“We have been doing business with you for 7 years now and are most appreciative of how G&W does things. Your technician, Steve, is so knowledgeable and treats our equipment as if it was his own.  I typically talk with Patrick or Nova when we have a service issue, they are always very helpful. If everyone conducted business how your company does, the world would be a better place! Thank you for giving us tremendous service.”  C.M. Durham, NC


“I sure appreciate the great service I get from Tony Bowen and G&W Equipment. Getting our parts fast makes our jobs easier. Thanks!”  R.H. Lancaster, SC


“I highly recommend the service of Hal Watts and G&W Equipment. They handled the installation of a very large racking system for our company. All work was performed as promised and within a very demanding time limit. Their expertise service will be welcomed again on future projects”  J.B. Charlotte, NC


“If you are looking for professional, prompt and courteous technicians, I recommend G&W Equipment. G&W offers high quality services at a reasonable rate. We have benefited from their fast response time, in-stock parts availability and experienced techs.”  B.H. Cary, NC


“G&W’s customer service has continued to improve over the 6 years I’ve dealt with them. They constantly strive to and succeed at out serving their competition with both a professional, knowledgeable staff and a genuine concern for the well being of our equipment and personnel. I recommend them to anyone in their service area.  G&W is what other equipment companies hope or claim to be.”  J.W. Goldsboro, NC


“Your crew (pallet rack installation) did an outstanding job here. They were fast, polite and the work looks like I hoped it would. Thank you very much!”  M.K. Morrisville, NC


“I have worked with Hal/ G&W Equipment on 2 rack upgrade projects over the last 14 months. From the quoting process to final completion, I can say I am completely satisfied. I received detailed quotes, pricing was competitive, delivery was on time and the installation crews were great and even completed ahead of schedule. Hal went the extra mile for us. He is knowledgeable and confident in his work. Thank you for your help and support.  C.H. Charlotte, NC


“I strongly recommend Hal and G&W for any project you may have, racking and conveyors, just to name two of the many things he has done for us over the past 12 years. Hal has gone beyond just selling and installing for us. He has been a valuable resource, timely and priced competitively.”  T.W. Charlotte, NC

What's New at G&W

The New Jungheinrich EKS 314 Order Picker

G&W receives Safety Achievement Award from NCDOL

On Friday, April 28, 2017, G&W was recognized by the N.C. Department of Labor for outstanding safety and health efforts in 2016.  The efforts put forth resulted in a substantial reduction of injuries and illnesses and also the promotion of a safer work environment.  Thank you Cherie Berry for this honor.

2016 – A busy year at G&W

G&W saw a lot of change and growth in 2016. We opened a new branch in Florence, SC and Greenville, NC. We are set up well to service the Eastern part of the states.

We renovated both our Charlotte and Raleigh branches. With adding more employees we were in need of more space and some modernizing. Come check us out! We outgrew our Columbia branch and now are in our new location. It’s great, if you are traveling on I-20 you can’t miss us!

We picked up some new product lines, Hoist Liftruck is now part of the G&W line-up. They have quite a selection of large capacity trucks, both cushion and pneumatic, electric and internal combustion.

Solar Panels in Charlotte and Raleigh, NC and Greenville, SC

G&W not only promotes zero emission electric powered GREEN forklifts, we are now producing our own electricity to charge those lifts and run our facilities.  In 2014, G&W began a campaign of installing solar panel systems at our facilities.  Over the past 3 years, we have been producing 100’s of 1000’s of kilowatt hours in Charlotte, Raleigh and Greenville.  These solar electric systems are a sustainable source that produce no emissions and reduce our local communities carbon footprint.

Our commitment remains to our customers and employees. We look forward to helping you reduce your material handling costs while increasing your productivity. At G&W you will get the expertise of a large corporation with the personal touch of a small business.

G&W is a proud sponsor of the Dove House. Below are other organizations we have worked with.
G&W proudly sponsors Men For Change
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