Cascade Clamps - Cascade Manufacturing Company was founded in Portland, Oregon in 1943. They started out as a small machine shop in the beginning employing four individuals. Sales for their initial year of operation amounted to about 60 thousand dollars. The first recorded sales revenues involved the machining and assembly of stainless-steel valves, pipe fittings and different parts. Through 5 years of operation, the business had stretched to 40 workers and their annual sales volume had risen to $330,000. Now, Cascade is one of the top global manufacturers in the material handling industry.
Design and manufacturing of the company's original hydraulic cylinder allowed this young business to aggressively pursue new business opportunities. All through the last 60 years, the industry of material handling has grown into a very complex field with Cascade proudly playing a part in its improvement. Cascade at present continues to grow as the best supplier of lift truck accessories and numerous related products. The company feels confident in their potential in order to continue to lead the way in the business by understanding client's needs in the future and remaining competitive in the global market.
In the nineteen fifties, Cascade started designing, manufacturing and promoting hydraulic accessories. Construction was finished in 1956 on a new facility to be able to accommodate all the plant and office operations in Portland, Oregon at the company's present center of operations. Subsequent to fifteen years of business, total employees reached a hundred and eighty employees and sales had reached nearly 2.3 million dollars.
A second manufacturing plant was built in 1959 in Springfield, Ohio. The year 1960 marked Cascade's initial move into the international world of the material handling industry while the business recognized interest in England, Australia, and the Netherlands.
In 1964, the business altered its name to the Cascade Corporation. After that in the year 1965, the company went public with an initial offering of two hundred thousand 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 present plants in Portland, Oregon and Springfield, Ohio. Cascade merchandise are fabricated globally thanks to a lot of subsidiary operations. In the year 1944, a new plant was completed in Almere, the Netherlands which is Cascade's European head office. This plant is built to be the essential customer service centre.
Continuing to grow, Cascade expanded their product offering further in the year 1996 and the year 1997 with the dramatic acquisition of 5 companies, along with the global best in blades, the Kenhar Corporation.
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