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Who are John Maye Associates?

John Maye Associates of Wisconsin, Inc. (JMA) is a material handling equipment and service provider serving the state of Wisconsin. As a company we have close to 50 years of experience in this industry. The following is a brief history of who we are and how we got started.

Material Handling Solution - Hanging crain/hoist


John Maye Associates was started in 1958 by John G. Maye. John got his start by first selling Bostitch staplers for closing cartons and Bunn Co. string tiers. After a few years he added Lewis-Shepard fork lifts and then later the Caterpillar line of fork lifts. In the 60's, Eggers & Haight Co. was folded into JMA bringing with it Whiting Cranes, Trambeam patented rail products and associated hoist lines, which was the beginning of the material handling equipment business within John Maye Associates. In the early 70's the fork lift line was sold and John concentrated on the Packaging and Material Handling groups which by now were separate divisions within John Maye. Later, allied lines were added including pallet rack and shelving which lead to the formation of a 3rd division - Storage Products. By the 80's each of the 3 divisions were prospering. John eventually fazed out of the business by first selling the packaging division, then the storage division. Finally, with the selling of the material handling division, John Maye Associates – Material Handling Systems was born in 1989. John Maye Associates has always been known for the motto "Quality is Economy" and to this day we still proudly include this phrase in our logo.

JMA Offers More Versatile Material Handling Engineering Services

Today, JMA can provide just about any material handling equipment or system you'll need. This includes: all types of cranes and monorails including switches, curves, crane rail and electrification; air and electric hoists and balancers; conveyors; lift tables and work positioners; below the hook products such as magnets, vacuum lifters, spreader beams; end effectors; turn tables; racking and shelving.

Material Handling Solution - Hanging crain/hoist

In addition, we offer products such as: in-plant offices & wire partitions; material dumpers; mezzanines; pneumatic components; roll-overs; specialty stretch film wrappers; stackable containers and vertical lifts. Some of the related services we provide include: consulting services, system design & facility layout; system upgrades (radio controls, motorization of manual crane systems and capacity increases) structural design and review, mechanical and electrical installations.

As you can see, with JMA's long history of serving customers and with our extensive product offering there's no reason to look anywhere else. Please call or e-mail with your request or inquiry, because at JMA – Quality is Economy!

Products & Equipment - JMA has partnered with many of the top companies in the material handling industry for products, equipment and service! Go to our products and equipment page.Application Engineering - We have over 50 years of application engineering experience and knowledge to help you find the best solution for your material handling challenges.Contact Us Today! We are here to help. Please go to our contact page and fillout the online form, call us at 1-800-745-6750 (WI only) or send us an e-mail at