About Us


National Lift, LLC. is a family owned and operated company that was established in 2000, in the metropolis of Memphis, Tennessee. The DuBose family founded the company, and it’s part of the National Family of companies that the DuBose family owns. Nearly 15 years ago, we carried on a legacy of the prior company that existed, Nissan Liftrucks of Memphis, Inc., as an integral part of the industrial market place in the Memphis marketplace supplying machinery & equipment to clients throughout the Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, and the entire southland.

National Lift, LLC, previously known as Nissan Liftrucks of Memphis, LLC, has been in the Memphis marketplace for over 40 years originally starting as a finishing assembly plant for Nissan Forklift (then Datsun Forklift.) Throughout the many early years in the 70’s and 80’s, Nissan supplied the cost effective forklift to many users in a dominant American manufactured industrial marketplace. As they continued to learn more about the North American market, their product quality increased, and today represents one of the top brands in the world. After moving their production from overseas to America (in the Chicagoland area,) the local company was converted into a proper industrial forklift dealer for the market supplying sales, service, parts, rentals, and training.

When the DuBose family purchased the dealership 15 years, they sought to do something rarely done in our industry. They instilled the long tried and DuBose family proven mentality of a rental company, alongside being a proactive dealer of equipment in the Memphis market. Today, National Lift, LLC has successfully created a niche market by being able to provide world-renowned new Nissan & Hyundai forklifts and aerial equipment, AND rental machines of all types – including being one of only a few dealers that can supply machinery up to 100,000 lbs. capacity. This has led us to be a leader in the rental industry in the mid-south area. Additionally, our hauling equipment allows us to rent & move equipment of irregular dimensions and weights. From the smallest scissor lift to the largest aerial boom or large forklift, we can get the machine you need, when you want it.

Other manufactures of equipment include JLG Aerial Equipment, Genie Aerial Equipment, Versa-Lift and Hoist FR large capacity forklifts, and more. Another aspect of our Sales arena is our Wholesale Sales division, which is active across North America and has succeeded because of its abilities to provide excellent equipment that we stand behind.

National Lift, LLC’s business had grown so much, we needed another proper facility to facilitate our current clients in Northwest TN, and in 2003 added their second facility in Jackson, TN. This branch has continually added more and more business to our family and represents the growth opportunities that the DuBose Family is always looking for. The continued growth of National Lift, LLC will take us to more locations as the years progress on, and help us serve YOU the client, more efficiently.


Today, three generations of the DuBose family are involved in the business and look forward to continue building upon the legacy the William Perry Sr. started way back in 1956 in Chicago.

Thank you for reading our company’s success and history, as well as our family roots. Our clients and employees are the most important part of our business.

Let us earn your business by giving you Service Through Excellence, Family Style.

Sincerely, The Entire DuBose Family

...and all of the employees at National Lift, LLC & National Lift of Arkansas, Inc.