In the late 1950’s, on the fertile Oxnard Plain in California, Mel Wiggins had an idea for a machine which would increase the efficiency of agricultural companies and the workers. His innovation, focus on the customers’ needs, and the quality of production made his idea successful. Wiggins Lift Company was born. Building upon those ideas, Wiggins did the same for the construction industry. Within a few decades, the expanded into other areas and became a global supplier of high-capacity material-handling machines.