Marty Flaska started Forklift Exchange out of his garage in 1980 with the help from his younger brother, Mike Flaska. Both Flaska men grew up watching and assisting their father in his small forklift repair shop, learning the ins and outs of the material handling machinery. With a strong foundation, the Flaska brothers were able to quickly develop a strong customers base, allowing the company to outgrow both the garage and three suburban locations in less than 25 years.
Forklift Exchange now operates in four states across the United States. The company's expertise in the wholesale of material handling equipment and high-capacity forklifts spans across a wide array of lines from Hoist Liftruck, Toyota, Unicarriers, JCB and every brand of equipment in-between.
By bringing equipment into our facility, where a team of in-house technicians is available 24/7, we have cut out the need for a middleman and have complete control over the rebuild process. Forklift Exchange has perfected the wholesale model by bringing nearly every part of the process in-house, from the repair to the final sale.
Marty started Forklift Exchange with his brother out of a garage in 1980. Known for his unstoppable sales nature, Marty has grown this start-up into a nationwide business building relationships with companies in a vast array of industries that use material handling equipment.
Mike is based out of the Phoenix, Arizona office full-time. Mike’s known for his good-natured personality with a keen ability to sell. He specializes in agriculture and construction equipment, perfect for the Arizona and Colorado markets he oversees.
Vince has been with the Forklift Exchange team since his college days. With a background in finance and high-capacity equipment, Vince specializes in negotiating deals and determining the best price for rentals and used equipment sales.
Maxx spent summers and winters interning with the Forklift Exchange team throughout college. He helped with equipment purchasing and learned the sales ropes at a young age. After college, Maxx joined forces with the family business, and has a great handle on the ins and outs of material handling industry.