CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—July 21, 2010 (James Street Media Services)—Kenco has announced the executive promotion of Jeff Burns to vice president of Kenco Toyota Lift (KTL), reporting directly to Andy Smith, who has assumed a leadership role with Kenco Toyota-Lift and also serves as president and COO of Kenco Logistic Services. Burns had served as the lift truck and material handling unit’s director for the past year.

According to Jim Kennedy, III, Kenco chairman and owner, “Since joining Kenco eight years ago, Jeff has been a tremendous asset. We are excited to see him assume leadership of our rapidly growing material handling services unit.”

Burns will continue to lead development of KTL as provider of complete material handling services with six dealerships throughout the east and southeastern United States. He joined KTL in 2002 as a senior logistics engineer, and he was promoted to general manager of the company’s Maytag Distribution Center in 2003. He was named northeast regional manager for KTL in 2005.

Prior to joining KTL, Burns held positions with Advance Vehicle Systems and Heil Trailer International. He holds a BS in Engineering from Tennessee Technological University.

About Kenco Toyota-Lift (
Kenco Toyota-Lift, originally Cherokee Material Handling, was founded in 1961 as an Allis-Chalmers lift truck dealership. In 1981, the company became the dealer for Toyota Material Handling, USA in Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia. Today KTL provides complete material handling services and fork lift sales from branches in Chattanooga, TN; Dalton, GA; Madison, AL; Baltimore, MD; King of Prussia, PA; and Cinnaminson, NJ.

About The Kenco Family of Companies (
Kenco's core competencies include not only logistic services but also transportation, real estate management and material handling equipment. The Kenco Family of Companies includes Kenco Logistic Services, Kenco Transportation, Kenco Toyota-Lift, Kenco Management Services, and JDK Real Estate.

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