Cascade Clamps - Cascade Manufacturing Company was established in Portland, Oregon in the year 1943. They began as a small machine shop at first hiring 4 individuals. Product sales for their first year of operation totaled 60 thousand dollars. The very first recorded sales revenues involved the assembly and machining of stainless-steel pipe fittings, valves and different components. During five years of operation, the company had stretched to 40 staff and their yearly sales volume had increased to 330 thousand dollars. Now, Cascade is one of the top global manufacturers in the material handling trade.
Production and design of the company's very first hydraulic cylinder paved the way in Cascade's aggressive pursuit of better business possibilities. Over the past 60 years, the material handling business has grown into a highly advanced field and Cascade has proudly performed a part on this growth. Cascade currently continues to grow as the leader supplier of forklift accessories and various associated products. The company feels confident in their capability to be able to continue to lead the way in the business by understanding buyer's needs in the future and remaining competitive in the global market.
In the 1950's, Cascade began designing, making and advertising hydraulic attachments. Construction was done in 1956 on a new facility to be able to accommodate all the office and plant operations in Portland, Oregon at the company's current headquarters. Following 15 years of business, total employees reached a hundred and eighty staff and sales had reached nearly 2.3 million dollars.
In the year 1959 in Springfield, Ohio the next production plant was built. 1960 marked Cascade's initial move into the global world of the material handling industry while the business established 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 an initial offering of two hundred thousand shares of common stock. The company has expanded its manufacturing plants throughout the U.S. with areas in Warner Robins, Georgia, Portland, Oregon and Springfield, Ohio. Cascade products are fabricated globally due to many subsidiary operations. In the year 1944, a new facility was accomplished in Almere, the Netherlands which is Cascade's European headquarters. This facility is built to be the essential customer service centre.
Continuing to develop, Cascade expanded their product offering further in the year 1996 and the year 1997 with the remarkable acquisition of 5 companies, together with the global leader in blades, the Kenhar Corporation.
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