Our History

Serving Maine, New Hampshire, Eastern Vermont, Central Massachusetts and Northeastern Connecticut with three locations, W.D. Matthews Machinery Company is the industry’s leading full-service material handling and construction equipment dealership.

Industrial Equipment Experience You Can Trust

Founded in 1939 as a woodworking machinery and farm implement business, W.D. Matthews has grown into the region’s most trusted provider of material handling and construction equipment. Our commitment to quality products, services, and unbeatable customer care is why our family-owned and operated company has become the unsurpassed dealer of material handling equipment in Maine (ME), New Hampshire (NH), Massachusetts (MA), Vermont (VT), and Connecticut (CT) areas.

Heavy Equipment Sales

Now, with nearly 150 employees, W.D. Matthews continues to provide customers with only the finest material handling equipment, parts, rentals, accessories, and, of course, the most sought-after aerial equipment in the business.

Over the years, W.D. Matthews has expanded its inventory, staff, and range of services, but one thing hasn’t changed: our commitment to you, the customer. Our customers have come to expect personable, friendly customer service from W.D. Matthews-knowledgeable service including aftermarket support and safety training for added peace of mind.

Let someone on our staff show you why W.D Matthews has remained the Maine (ME), New Hampshire (NH), Massachusetts (MA), and Vermont (VT) material handling and construction equipment leader.

W.D. Matthews is the number one choice for industrial equipment and machinery in New England, offering competitive prices and comprehensive service that let you increase productivity and efficiency. For more information, please don’t hesitate to Call 1.866.WDM.LIFT or contact us.

History Timeline

  • W.D. Matthews Machinery Founded

    Walter D. Matthews, our founder started W.D. Matthews Machinery Co. in 1939 as a woodworking equipment business. Walter is the grandfather of our current owner Scott Plummer.
  • 1955
  • Concord Location Opened

    In 1987 a second location was opened in Concord New Hampshire to better serve the growing clientele in New Hampshire and Vermont.

  • 1991
  • New Product Line Added: Toyota

    In 1994 W.D. Matthews began carrying Toyota Material Handling line of Equipment.

  • 1939
  • Forklift Supply

    In 1955 the company began supplying forklifts and other industrial equipment to New England Area Customers.

  • 1987
  • Shrewsbury Location Opened

    In 1991 a third location was opened in Shrewsbury Massachusetts, as the company continued to grow and expand to the south.

  • 1994

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