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Carolina Handling opens new metro Atlanta facility

By Stephen Elliott

February 12, 2023

Carolina HandlingCarolina Handling, the exclusive Raymond Solutions and Support Center for Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Florida’s central time zone, marked the opening of its new 82,508-sq.-ft. facility in Fairburn, Ga., with a Feb. 2 ribbon-cutting celebration attended by associates, elected officials and area businesspeople. 

The new building at the Fairburn Business Center positions Carolina Handling to better serve the metro Atlanta area where many of its customers are located and strengthen support for more than 100 technicians who are part of the company’s Georgia service team.  

The new Fairburn facility is more than double the size of Carolina Handling’s former Tucker, Ga., location where the Charlotte-based company has operated an Atlanta branch for almost 40 years. The new facility in South Fulton County features much larger warehouse and shop space, and state-of-the-art training and meeting space, according to Mike Gainor, executive vice president of sales. 

“Fairburn will be a distribution hub for us in the southern part of our territory,” Gainor said. “Here, we’ll be able to bring equipment in, prep it, get it staged and out the door to our customers in Alabama, Georgia and Florida. It will streamline our logistics process moving forward.” 

A Raymond Dealer of Distinction for 31 consecutive years, Carolina Handling was recognized in 2021 for Best Service Performance among all dealers in The Raymond Corp. network. In addition to lift truck solutions, the company offers design, engineering and implementation of automation solutions to help customers achieve more space, speed, safety and efficiency with integrated technologies.