About us

YIT's Guiding Principles are that we Invest in the Best, we have a Passion for Excellence, we promote Mutual Respect, we are One Team, and we develop relationships that create Customers for Life.

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History

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YIT’s story

On July 29, 2022, Alta Equipment Group Inc. (Alta) acquired YIT (YIT).

Alta is a proud authorized dealer for Yale Materials Handling, and one of the fastest growing material handling and construction equipment companies in North America. With the addition of YIT, we now operate in over 67 locations in North America to service your equipment needs. 

Alta has consistently been recognized by Yale and other equipment manufacturers as a top performing dealer in North America. By combining YIT’s market knowledge with Alta’s industry expertise we intend to bring the same level of service and support to your organization.

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Alta’s story

Alta began in 1984 with a single location in Detroit. Through the support of our customers and hard work of our team, Alta has grown to 62 locations throughout the Midwest, Northeast, and Florida. As we’ve grown, our commitment to serving our customers has remained consistent, while our ability to meet their needs has increased.

Meet the Team

Brian DeCunha

Vice-President of Sales

Josee Richard

Quebec Rental Manager

Glenn Sampson

Director of Operations

Amy Vair

Branch Manager

Simon Chung

Director of Finance

Gary McConnell

Branch Manager

Quinntine Warnasuriya

Pre-Owned Sales Manager

Scott Couchman

Branch Manager

Anita Anikoh

People & Culture Manager

Sandy Ishak

People & Culture Manager

John Elson

Regional Training Manager

Bo Dalchand Lackhan

Ontario Rental Manager

Jean Schiavo

Parts Manager

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YIT Social

Welcome to YIT Social, the heart of our company’s vibrant community. At YIT, we believe that a strong workplace is not just about work; it’s also about fostering connections and creating memorable experiences. YIT Social is dedicated to making this happen. Our committee is a dynamic group of individuals passionate about organizing engaging events, promoting team bonding, and enhancing the overall well-being of our YIT family. Join us on this exciting journey of building lasting connections and enriching the YIT experience within and beyond the office.

YIT Cares

Welcome to YIT Cares, the compassionate cornerstone of our company’s commitment to community welfare. At YIT, we understand that our responsibility extends beyond business, and YIT Cares embodies our dedication to giving back. Our committee is a passionate group of individuals devoted to creating positive impact in our community. Through partnerships with hospitals (Sick Kids organization), care center (Lighthouse), food banks, Toys for Tots, we aim to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need. Join us in spreading kindness, love to make this world a better place for all!

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Going Green

At YIT, we are proud to be one of the largest producers of zero emissions electric lift trucks in the North American Market. However, we understand that electric lift trucks may not be the best solution for your situation. 

To offset emissions from your day to day operations, YIT has pledged to plant five trees through Tree Canada, on your company’s behalf, for every ICE truck purchased. Our goal is to provide cleaner air for our fellow Canadians of today and tomorrow.

Additionally, our partnership with Nuvera ensures that even after a lift truck is purchased, it continues to benefit the environment. With no emissions or off-gassing and no chemicals needed for battery washing, Nuvera improves the workplace and promotes long-term productivity and sustainability.

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