Cascade Clamp - Cascade Manufacturing Company was established in Portland, Oregon in the year 1943. They started out as a small machine shop at first employing 4 individuals. Product sales for their first year of operation totaled 60 thousand dollars. The first recorded sales revenues involved the assembly and machining of stainless-steel pipe fittings, valves and different parts. During 5 years of operation, the business had stretched to forty staff and their annual sales volume had increased to 330 thousand dollars. At present, Cascade is amongst the leading global producers within the material handling business.
Design and manufacturing of the company's first hydraulic cylinder allowed this young business to aggressively pursue better business opportunities. All through the last sixty years, the trade of material handling has developed into a very sophisticated field with Cascade proudly playing a part in its growth. Cascade currently continues to grow as the best supplier of forklift attachments and different related items. The company feels assured in their potential to be able to continue to lead the way in the business by understanding client's requirements in the future and remaining aggressive in the global market.
Through the nineteen fifties, Cascade started to fabricate, design, and advertise its hydraulic accessories. A brand new facility was built in the year 1956, in order to accommodate all of the plant operations and offices in Portland, Oregon, which remains to be the company's current head office. After 15 years of business, total staff reached a hundred and eighty employees and sales had reached practically 2.3 million dollars.
1959 in Springfield, Ohio the next manufacturing plant was built. nineteen sixty marked Cascade's initial transfer into the global world of the material handling industry when the business established interest in the Netherlands, England, and Australia.
In 1964, the business changed its name to the Cascade Corporation. Afterward in 1965, the business went public with an initial offering of 200,000 shares of common stock. Ever since then the company has expanded its manufacturing facilities throughout the continental US to the places Warner Robins Georgia to go along with its already existing plants in Springfield, Ohio and Portland, Oregon. Cascade products are manufactured worldwide due to many subsidiary operations. In 1994, a new facility was accomplished in Almere, the Netherlands which is Cascade's European control center. This plant is designed to be the ultimate customer support centre.
Continuing to develop, Cascade expanded their product offering further in 1996 and the year 1997 with the dramatic acquisition of five corporations, together with the global leader in blades, the Kenhar Corporation.
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