Benco Industrial Equipment is now open at 4014-C Nash Road in Cape Girardeau according to Tom Kelsey commercial broker with Lorimont Commercial Real Estate who handled the lease transaction. 

The St. Charles based company was founded in 2004, and handles sales, service and rentals of material-handling equipment, company president and founder Denis Benden said.  That includes forklifts, racking and warehouse shelving. The company’s major product line is Hyundai Material Handling. 

The Saint Charles location has 17 employees, Benden said, and he hopes to have about 10 employees in Cape Girardeau within a year.  The company president said Benco is actively advertising for employees for the new Cape Girardeau location.  This would include technicians and equipment sales people. 

Kelsey said the new company is in a portion of the building that ABF Trucking used for their truck shop and the lease arrangement also includes a large fenced yard area for displaying equipment along Nash Road.