Cascade Clamps - Cascade Manufacturing Company was established in Portland, Oregon in 1943. They started out as a small machine shop in the beginning employing four individuals. Product sales for their first year of operation totaled 60 thousand dollars. The first recorded sales revenues involved the machining and assembly of stainless-steel valves, pipe fittings and various components. Within 5 years of operation, the company had expanded to 40 employees and their yearly sales volume had increased to three hundred thirty thousand dollars. Today, Cascade is among the leading global manufacturers within the material handling business.
Production and design of the company's initial hydraulic cylinder paved the way in Cascade's aggressive pursuit of better business opportunities. Over the last 60 years, the material handling industry has developed into a very advanced area and Cascade has proudly performed a part in this development. Cascade presently continues to develop as the premier provider of forklift attachments and different related products. The business feels assured in their ability to continue to lead the way in the business by understanding customer's needs in the future and remaining aggressive within the global market.
All through the 1950's, Cascade began to make, design, and advertise its hydraulic accessories. A new facility was built in 1956, to house all the plant offices and operations in Portland, Oregon, which remains to be the company's present headquarters. After fifteen years of business, total workers reached one hundred eighty employees and sales had reached practically 2.3 million dollars.
In the year 1959 in Springfield, Ohio the next manufacturing facility was built. The year 1960 marked Cascade's initial transfer into the global world of the material handling industry while the business established interest in Australia, the Netherlands and England.
The business changed its name to Cascade Corporation in 1964. In 1965, Cascade went public with an initial offering of two hundred thousand shares of common stock. The business has expanded its production facilities throughout the U.S. with areas in Warner Robins, Georgia, Portland, Oregon and Springfield, Ohio. Cascade products are manufactured internationally because of many subsidiary operations. In the year 1944, a new facility was completed in Almere, the Netherlands which is Cascade's European head office. This plant is made to be the ultimate customer service centre.
Continuing to develop, Cascade expanded their product offering further in the year 1996 and 1997 with the remarkable acquisition of five corporations, along with the worldwide best in forks, the Kenhar Corporation.
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