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Dover company is a global leader in materials handling systems.
Dover corporation was founded by Harry J. Doan in 1917, and has grown to 11 different companies which are involved in the steel industry, automobile management, food management, restaurant management, environmental solutions, rail car leasing and transportation logistics among many others.
The Dover Corporation's strength comes from its ability to vertically integrate businesses with their technology and distribution networks. One of their main achievements is that the company became one of the biggest manufacturers of forklift trucks in the United States . This happened when they merged with Ken-doll Industries in 1998. It also sells equipment under the names Hyster, Yale (forklifts) and DieHard (batteries). Not only does Dover sell forklifts, but they also provide support for those who own them.
Dover is a family business and as such it is one of the most difficult types of companies to manage. There are disagreements among family members about how various businesses should be run and this makes company's decisions slower than usual.