AMS-Merlo Expands into Midwest with Kansas Location

AMS-Merlo Expands into Midwest with Kansas Location

Applied Machinery Sales (AMS), the importer and distributor of Merlo telehandlers and Rotos in the U.S., has opened a location in Olathe, Kansas. This location will offer the full line of Merlo fixed-body and rotating telehandlers.

Over the past few years, sales and rentals of Merlo telehandlers and rotos have increased significantly. This increased activity has prompted AMS to invest in expanding from its original location in South Carolina by opening the office in Olathe.

“We have many end users and dealers in the Midwest, and on the West Coast, that will greatly benefit from this second AMS location,” said Garth McGillewie, AMS president. “Similar to our Rock Hill, SC headquarters, this location provides direct sales, service, and assistance with dealer inquiries.”

Ed Burchett and Blake Barker manage the new location. Both have extensive construction and lifting industry experience. The AMS-Kansas location -- 599 North Lindenwood Dr., Olathe, Kansas -- is convenient to exit 218 on I-35.  

“This central location," Burchett said, "is a commitment to our dealers and end users that we are here as partners as they rely on Merlo telehandlers to perform their daily trades. We are here to educate, support, and ensure they enjoy safe and efficient operation of our equipment. We look forward to meeting everyone.”

AMS-Kansas is hosting an open house March 1-3, 2021. For more information about the event, contact Ed Burchett at 816-550-1275. Visit to see the full line of available Merlo telehandlers.


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