Cascade Clamps - Cascade Manufacturing Company was established in Portland, Oregon in 1943. They began as a small machine shop initially employing 4 individuals. Product sales for their initial year of operation totaled 60 thousand dollars. The first recorded sales revenues involved the machining and assembly of stainless-steel valves, pipe fittings and different parts. Throughout five years of operation, the company had stretched to 40 workers and their annual sales volume had risen to 330 thousand dollars. These days, Cascade is amongst the leading international makers in the material handling industry.
Design and production of the company's very first hydraulic cylinder allowed this young company to aggressively engage in better business opportunities. Throughout the final 60 years, the trade of material handling has grown into a very complex field with Cascade proudly playing a part in its development. Cascade at the moment continues to grow as the best provider of forklift attachments and different related items. The business feels assured in their ability so as to continue to lead the way within the business by understanding customer's requirements in the future and remaining aggressive within the global market.
Throughout the 1950's, Cascade started to fabricate, design, and promote its hydraulic accessories. A brand new facility was made in 1956, in order to house all plant offices and operations in Portland, Oregon, which is still the company's current center of operations. Subsequent to fifteen years of business, total staff reached a hundred and eighty staff and sales had reached almost 2.3 million dollars.
A second production plant was built in 1959 in Springfield, Ohio. 1960 marked Cascade's preliminary move into the global world of the material handling industry while the company recognized interest in England, Australia, and the Netherlands.
The company altered its name to Cascade Corporation in the year 1964. In 1965, Cascade went public with a preliminary offering of 200,000 shares of common stock. The business has expanded its production facilities throughout the United States with areas in Warner Robins, Georgia, Portland, Oregon and Springfield, Ohio. Cascade products are fabricated worldwide due to many subsidiary operations. In 1994, a new facility was completed in Almere, the Netherlands which is Cascade's European head office. This facility is designed to be the ultimate customer service centre.
Continuing to grow, Cascade expanded their product offering further in 1996 and 1997 with the impressive acquisition of five corporations, along with the worldwide leader in blades, the Kenhar Corporation.
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