Cascade Clamp - Established in Portland, Oregon in the year 1943, the Cascade Manufacturing Company started as a small machine shop employing only 4 individuals. Total sales for that initial year amounted to about sixty thousand dollars. The first recorded sales revenues involved the machining and assembly of stainless-steel pipe fittings, valves and different parts. Within five years of operation, the business had expanded to forty employees and their annual sales volume had increased to $330,000. Now, Cascade is amongst the top worldwide manufacturers within the material handling business.
Design and production of the company's first hydraulic cylinder allowed this new company to aggressively pursue new business possibilities. Throughout the last 60 years, the business of material handling has grown into a really complex area with Cascade proudly playing a part in its improvement. Cascade presently continues to develop as the leader provider of lift truck accessories and different associated products. The business feels certain in their capability so as to continue to lead the way in the business by understanding buyer's requirements in the future and remaining competitive in the global market.
All through the nineteen fifties, Cascade started to make, design, and promote its hydraulic accessories. A brand new facility was constructed in 1956, to accommodate all of the plant offices and operations in Portland, Oregon, which continues to be the company's present center of operations. After fifteen years of business, total workers reached 180 employees and sales had reached nearly two million three hundred thousand dollars.
In the year 1959 in Springfield, Ohio a second manufacturing plant was built. The year 1960 marked Cascade's preliminary transfer into the global world of the material handling industry when the company recognized interest in Australia, the Netherlands and England.
The company altered 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 places in Portland, Oregon, Springfield, Ohio, and Warner Robins, Georgia. Cascade products are fabricated worldwide due to numerous subsidiary operations. In the year 1944, a brand new facility was completed in Almere, the Netherlands which is Cascade's European command center. This plant is made to be the ultimate customer support centre.
Cascade further expanded their product base in 1996 and the year 1997 after acquiring 5 firms, which included the Kenhar Corporation, the international leader in forks.
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