Cascade Clamps - Cascade Manufacturing Company was established in Portland, Oregon in the year 1943. They began as a small machine shop at first employing 4 individuals. Sales for their first year of operation amounted to about sixty thousand dollars. The very first recorded sales revenues involved the assembly and machining of stainless-steel pipe fittings, valves and various parts. During five years of operation, the company had expanded to 40 staff and their annual sales volume had increased to 330 thousand dollars. At present, Cascade is among the leading global makers in the material handling business.
Design and manufacturing of the company's first hydraulic cylinder allowed this young company to aggressively pursue new business possibilities. Throughout the last 60 years, the business of material handling has developed into a really sophisticated area with Cascade proudly playing a part in its improvement. Cascade currently continues to develop as the premier supplier of lift truck attachments and various related products. The business feels confident in their capability to continue to lead the way in the business by understanding client's requirements in the future and remaining competitive in the world market.
All through the nineteen fifties, Cascade began to manufacture, design, and sell its hydraulic attachments. A brand new facility was built in 1956, in order to house all the plant offices and operations in Portland, Oregon, which continues to be the company's present headquarters. After fifteen years of business, total staff reached 180 staff and sales had reached practically 2.3 million dollars.
1959 in Springfield, Ohio a second manufacturing facility was built. 1960 marked Cascade's initial move into the global world of the material handling industry while the business recognized interest in the Netherlands, England, and Australia.
The business changed its name to Cascade Corporation in the year 1964. In 1965, Cascade went public with a preliminary offering of two hundred thousand shares of common stock. The business has expanded its production plants within the United States with places in Warner Robins, Georgia, Portland, Oregon and Springfield, Ohio. Cascade merchandise are manufactured internationally because of a lot of subsidiary operations. In the year 1944, a brand new facility was completed in Almere, the Netherlands which is Cascade's European headquarters. This facility is designed to be the essential customer service centre.
Cascade further expanded their product base in 1996 and 1997 subsequent to acquiring five firms, which included the Kenhar Corporation, the global best in forks.
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