Est. 1919

About Forbes Industries

Leading manufacturer of Hotel Operations, Food & Beverage, and Meetings & Events Solutions

Let our Story Move you

In 1919 the Forbes brothers began producing heavy-duty equipment carts for the local movie industry in Hollywood California. Equipment had to be moved constantly as Hollywood film producers created efficiencies by shooting movies in a series of separate scenes. Production schedules were tight, and those behind the scenes chose equipment carts manufactured by Forbes Industries to quickly and easily move their lights, cameras, and sets –when and where they needed them.

By the 1950s Forbes Industries was producing a variety of heavy-duty carts including industrial equipment carts, grocery carts, and janitorial carts for customers across the US. As Americans took to the highways Forbes Industries used its mobile expertise to serve the growing needs of the booming hospitality industry with innovative mobile carts for housekeeping, luggage, and operations.

Released to the market in the 1980s, our iconic Birdcage® luggage cart exemplified our ongoing commitment to mobile 5-star quality. As the first brass cart on the market, these iconic carts created memorable experiences for hoteliers and their guests.

With the establishment of local Convention Visitors’ Bureaus in the 1990s, Forbes Industries was called upon by hoteliers to provide mobile solutions for meetings and events such as mobile bars and back bars, catering stations, tables, and the various mobile carts and equipment needed to host events successfully.

Today Forbes Industries welcomes the opportunity to create customized solutions that contribute to our customers’ success. We produce to scale, and our customers rely on our ability to manage and design to project specifications, and to produce items that will project an image of long-lasting quality. No hassles, no worries, just mobile equipment innovations for hotels that work.

A Philosophy of Innovation

At Forbes Industries we’re mobile innovators. We’ve been providing our customers with the quality mobile products needed to keep their business moving forward for over 100 years. You can see it in the quality of the products we manufacture. From high-grade casters to the durable metal base construction on all our carts, our products are designed and engineered to be safe, durable, functional, and attractive. Manufactured in our state-of-the-art facility in California and shipped worldwide, Forbes’ mobile hospitality products are built to last, giving you a better ROI and lower cost of ownership.

From the best-in-class housekeeping, in-room, and bellman carts, to our mobile service carts, action stations, bars, and back bars, we’re known for the kinds of innovation that make providing world-class guest experiences effortless. Our commitment to you never stops. We’re always looking for ways to improve your guest satisfaction through the products you rely on every day.

Meet Our Sales Team

Meet the dedicated professionals helping solve your operational challenges.

Amy Yore

EVP of Sales and Marketing

Van Bennet

Sales Director East

Mark Goger

Sales Director West

Tim Sweetland

EVP & International Sales Manager

Matt Sielsky

Sales Director National Accounts

Chihiro Sabo

New Business Development Specialist

Diane Goodman

Sales Support Manager

Gaby Campos

Sales Support Associate

Crystal Swift

Sales Support Associate

Velvet Parker

Sales Support Associate

Veronica Mendez

Sales Support Associate

To contact any of our sales support associates please email or call (800) 832-5427

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