When push comes to shove, Johnson Machinery has all the right equipment. The company sells and rents new and used Caterpillar (Cat) heavy equipment and HYSTER material handling equipment throughout Southern California. The company's Johnson Power Systems division sells, rents, repairs, and tests Cat engines for trucks and for marine and electric generation use; it also sells Olympian generators for smaller power applications. Its Ever-Pac machine shop provides precision machining and salvage repairs and modifications. In addition to HYSTER, the Johnson List division also carries Crown, Nissan, Toyota, and Yale branded forklifts. Johnson Machinery was founded as Johnson Tractor Co. in 1940.