Cascade Clamps - Founded in Portland, Oregon in 1943, the Cascade Manufacturing Company began as a small machine shop employing only 4 individuals. Overall sales for that year amounted to about 60 thousand dollars. The first recorded sales revenues involved the assembly and machining of stainless steel valves, pipe fittings and different components. Throughout five years of operation, the business had stretched to 40 workers and their yearly sales volume had increased to three hundred thirty thousand dollars. At present, Cascade is one of the top worldwide producers in the material handling industry.
Design and production of the company's first hydraulic cylinder allowed this new business to aggressively pursue better business opportunities. All through the final 60 years, the trade of material handling has grown into a very advanced area with Cascade proudly playing a part in its progress. Cascade presently continues to grow as the leader supplier of forklift accessories and numerous related items. The business feels confident in their ability so as to continue to lead the way in the business by understanding customer's requirements in the future and remaining competitive in the global market.
Through the 1950's, Cascade began to make, design, and promote its hydraulic accessories. A new facility was made in 1956, to be able to house all plant offices and operations in Portland, Oregon, which remains to be the company's present center of operations. Subsequent to 15 years of business, total employees reached a hundred and eighty employees and sales had reached nearly $2,300,000.
In the year 1959 in Springfield, Ohio the next production facility was built. The year 1960 marked Cascade's initial transfer into the global world of the material handling industry as 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 a preliminary offering of two hundred thousand shares of common stock. The company has expanded its production plants within the U.S. with areas in Portland, Oregon, Springfield, Ohio, and Warner Robins, Georgia. Cascade merchandise are manufactured internationally thanks to lots of subsidiary operations. In the year 1944, a brand new plant was accomplished in Almere, the Netherlands which is Cascade's European headquarters. This plant is made to be the ultimate customer support centre.
Cascade further expanded their product base in the year 1996 and 1997 after acquiring 5 firms, which included the Kenhar Corporation, the global leader in forks.
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