Canadian Commercial Corporation & LiftKing Awarded U.S. Department of Defense Contract For Shipboard Forklifts



CCC & LiftKing Awarded U.S. DoD Shipboard Forklift Contract

Ottawa, CANADA – CCC is pleased to announce that it was awarded a fixed-priced contract with the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to provide multiple 4K and 6K diesel low profile forklifts manufactured by LiftKing Manufacturing.

The NAVSUP (Naval Supply Systems Command) Weapon Systems Support group in Mechanicsburg, PA needed diesel powered, sit-down, counterbalance, rough terrain forklifts of different sizes for loading and unloading of palletized cargo of various size and weights aboard ships. In addition to compliance with load capacities and corrosion resistance to withstand marine/salt air environment, the trucks needed to comply with Navy requirements for the handling of weapons and ammunition.

Ontario-based LiftKing Manufacturing has designed and manufactured rough terrain forklifts specifically for militaries around the world for over 50 years and was able to answer the solicitation with a proposal for 4,000 and 6,000 lbs capacity forklifts that met the needs of the U.S. DoD.

CCC is the designated contracting authority for U.S. DoD procurement from Canada and connects Canadian capabilities with U.S. DoD buyers.


Quotes From CCC and LiftKing

“From small shipboard-approved forklifts to articulating, rough-terrain forklifts, the U.S. Navy, Army and Air Force rely on hundreds of LiftKing vehicles, and we are happy to once again deliver North American-made equipment to meet their heavy lifting needs.”– Mark Aldrovandi, Director of Sales at LiftKing Manufacturing.

“Canada’s CCC and the U.S. DoD have a long history of collaboration to deliver products and services and this contract with LiftKing is another example of a successful contract award.” – Diane Montambault, Vice-President of Contract Management and Operations at CCC.


About CCC

CCC is Canada’s government to government contracting agency. We help build successful commercial relationships between Canadian businesses and governments around the world through our government to government contracting approach. We are also the Government of Canada’s designated contracting authority for U.S. DoD requirements from Canada. To learn more about how we have facilitated billions in trade between Canadian businesses and governments around the world, visit

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In 1951, Louis Aldrovandi came to Canada with $200 in his pocket. He was educated as a mechanic in the best technical schools of northern Italy. He worked on a farm, as many immigrants did, then for a trucking company working on the construction of the Toronto subway. He knew to make money he would have to do something different, so he worked on a number of remote construction projects in northern Quebec.

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The intellectual property purchased include Omega Lift’s patents and patents pending as well as all of the associated designs for Omega Lift all-terrain forklifts, ARM telehandlers and multiloaders.

“As a continuation of Liftking’s global support network in the rough-terrain forklift field, we are pleased to announce that we have purchased all of the intellectual property of the Omega line of materials handling equipment so we can assist all customers and dealers with all parts, service and sales support for all units out in the field,” says Mark Aldrovandi, director of sales at Liftking.

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“We are very excited to add the Liftking Rough Terrain Forklift and Military line to our family of companies and look forward to building on the efforts that the previous ownership incorporated in making them one of the leading Rough Terrain Forklift and Material Handling manufacturers in North America’s aid Mike Lanigan, executive at Lanco. Liftking, based in Toronto, Canada was founded in 1968, with a focus on providing engineered lifting solutions in a variety of material handling field’s, specializing in Rough Terrain Forklifts. Their unique experience has made them the industry leader in specialized fork lifts used around the world. They also offer a complete line Yard Transporters from 100 – 750 Ton capacity.

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