Cascade Clamps - Cascade Manufacturing Company was founded in Portland, Oregon in the year 1943. They began as a small machine shop initially employing 4 people. Product sales for their first year of operation totaled $60,000. The first recorded sales revenues involved the assembly and machining of stainless-steel valves, pipe fittings and various parts. During five years of operation, the business had expanded to forty employees and their annual sales volume had increased to 330 thousand dollars. At present, Cascade is amongst the leading international makers within the material handling industry.
Design and manufacturing of the company's first hydraulic cylinder allowed this new company to aggressively engage in better business possibilities. All through the last 60 years, the business of material handling has grown into a really advanced area with Cascade proudly playing a part in its improvement. Cascade currently continues to grow as the leader supplier of lift truck attachments and numerous associated products. The business feels assured in their ability so as to continue to lead the way within the business by understanding buyer's needs in the future and remaining aggressive in the global market.
In the nineteen fifties, Cascade started designing, making and promoting hydraulic attachments. Manufacturing was finished in 1956 on a brand new facility to house all plant and office operations in Portland, Oregon at the company's present center of operations. Following fifteen years of business, total staff reached one hundred eighty staff and sales had reached practically two million three hundred thousand dollars.
The next production plant was built in the year 1959 in Springfield, Ohio. 1960 marked Cascade's initial transfer into the international world of the material handling industry while the company established interest in the Netherlands, England, and Australia.
In 1964, the business changed its name to the Cascade Corporation. After that in the year 1965, the company went public with a preliminary offering of two hundred thousand shares of common stock. Since then the company has expanded its manufacturing facilities within the continental USA to the areas Warner Robins Georgia to go along with its already current plants in Springfield, Ohio and Portland, Oregon. Cascade merchandise are made internationally because of a lot of subsidiary operations. In the year 1944, a brand new plant was completed in Almere, the Netherlands which is Cascade's European control center. This plant is built to be the essential customer service centre.
Cascade further expanded their product base in the year 1996 and the year 1997 subsequent to acquiring 5 firms, which included the Kenhar Corporation, the worldwide best in forks.
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