Cascade Clamps - Cascade Manufacturing Company was established in Portland, Oregon in 1943. They started out as a small machine shop initially hiring 4 people. Sales for their initial year of operation amounted to about sixty thousand dollars. The first recorded sales revenues involved the machining and assembly of stainless steel valves, pipe fittings and various components. Through five years of operation, the business had expanded to forty staff and their annual sales volume had risen to $330,000. Today, Cascade is among the top international manufacturers in the material handling trade.
Production and design of the company's original hydraulic cylinder paved the way in Cascade's aggressive quest of better business opportunities. During the past 60 years, the material handling trade has developed into a very complex area and Cascade has proudly played a part on this improvement. Cascade presently continues to grow as the best supplier of lift truck accessories and numerous associated products. The company feels certain in their potential to be able to continue to lead the way in the business by understanding client's needs in the future and remaining competitive in the international market.
In the nineteen fifties, Cascade began designing, fabricating and selling hydraulic accessories. Manufacturing was done in 1956 on a new facility so as to accommodate all of the plant and office operations in Portland, Oregon at the company's present headquarters. Following fifteen years of business, total employees reached a hundred and eighty employees and sales had reached nearly $2,300,000.
1959 in Springfield, Ohio the next manufacturing plant was built. The year 1960 marked Cascade's initial move into the global world of the material handling industry when the company established interest in England, Australia, and the Netherlands.
In 1964, the business changed its name to the Cascade Corporation. Then in the year 1965, the business went public with a preliminary offering of 200,000 shares of common stock. Since then the business has expanded its manufacturing facilities within the continental USA to the places Warner Robins Georgia to go along with its already present plants in Springfield, Ohio and Portland, Oregon. Cascade merchandise are manufactured globally thanks to a lot of subsidiary operations. In the year 1944, a brand new plant was completed in Almere, the Netherlands which is Cascade's European command center. This facility is made to be the essential customer support centre.
Continuing to develop, Cascade expanded their product offering further in the year 1996 and 1997 with the impressive acquisition of 5 corporations, together with the global best in blades, the Kenhar Corporation.
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