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About ASI

With over 30 years of experience, American Surplus Inc. has built a trusted reputation for exceeding customers' material handling needs. American Surplus Inc. works earnestly to match each customer with the specific new or used material handling equipment they require. Offering the most competitive prices on the market today puts American Surplus Inc. among the top retailers for new and used material handling products.

American Surplus Inc. takes pride in knowing customers feel comfortable calling to discuss their current and future plans. A trained sales staff has proven to work one on one with each business owner, ensuring they receive the product that best accomplishes the task being performed. Visit our warehouse and take a look at the new and used equipment American Surplus Inc. has to offer prior to purchase. A member of our sales team will gladly give you a tour around the massive 530,000 square foot facility. Feel free to swing by our East Providence, RI location. Our doors are always open. 

President of American Surplus Inc., Bill DiMaio Jr., began his career in sales back in 1985.  As he rapidly excelled in the industry, Bill decided to take on an even larger endeavor: to start his own company. With hard work and determination, Bill DiMaio Jr. and his supportive wife, Claire DiMaio, became the only husband and wife team in the used material handling industry. Claire took charge of the accounting department and human resources with the help of their son, Bill DiMaio III. American Surplus Inc. is a family business, and when you work with family, you are treated like family. 

A knowledgeable sales team with several members holding over 10 years of experience is an added benefit when contacting American Surplus Inc. Our trained staff not only provide the best price on used material handling equipment, but they also offer valuable advice on any project you may have in mind. Confidently work through your project, from the initial idea, to shipping and installation, and beyond, knowing our staff will be there to help during the entire process. We strive to build long-term relationships with our customers, and we do so by making sure every job is done right. 


This is Rossco, our mascot! Don't forget to say hello to him when you visit!

Our warehouse features two high bay areas that utilize the maximum square feet allowed. We effectively use the products we sell to store our own inventory. If you are in the area, don't hesitate to stop by for a tour!

American Surplus has its own fabrication shop which gives us & our customers flexiblity on projects, no matter how big or small the job is.

All of our inventory is stored indoors, so weather damage is not a concern when buying used equipment from us.