About Us

The company was founded in 1976 and the brand Handle-It was born in 1999 by Jim Hunter, president of MII Equipment. Drawing on nearly 25 years of industry experience Handle-It was created to manufacture floor mounted safety equipment, dock equipment, ergonomic equipment, packaging equipment and other material handling products to serve the needs of industrial customers.

Today, Handle-Its’ focus remains on offering a competitively priced, high quality product to the market place. Handle-It continues to expand on the current line of products as well as develop custom engineered solutions to meet customers’ specific applications.

Handle-It is represented by a network of dealers both nationally and internationally. See our Dealer Locator to find a dealer in your area, or Contact Us for assistance in connecting you with one of our dealers.

Mission Statement

Handle-Its’ mission is to provide industrial and warehouse solutions to the market place.

We will do this with a focus on customer service, utilizing quick response, quality products and competitive pricing.

Handle-It will provide an environment that promotes opportunity, mutual respect and integrity for all the people that we are invested in, as well as the people that are invested in us.

About Our President

Jim Hunter

Jim Hunter founded MII Equipment, Inc. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1976. His vision at that time was to provide material handling, dock equipment, floor mounted safety products and ergonomic equipment to the industrial customers throughout the Midwest. As MII Equipment grew, it became evident that a broader line of products was needed to supply customers throughout the U.S. Jim’s engineering and business backgrounds coupled with his experience in the material handling field led him to start manufacturing products that filled gaps in MII Equipment’s line of products. Jim incorporated a company, registered the trade name Handle-It and started manufacturing in 1999. The business has grown into a significant supplier of material handling equipment and packaging equipment, serving industrial customers throughout North America and the world.




Trade Affiliations

MHEDA: MHEDA is the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association. They are the premier trade association dedicated to serving the material handling business community. Over 600 distributor and manufacturer companies worldwide utilize MHEDA's resources to help their business stay competitive and employees stay connected.https://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1 

PMMI: PMMI connects the makers of goods with the packaging and processing suppliers they rely on. Together we help provide people around the world with innovative, safe, convenient and cost-effective products that touch lives every day. We advance the industry through our world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, PMMI Media Group and a wide range of Business Drivers to empower our members. https://www.pmmi.org/