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Why Caldwell

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Founded in 1954, Caldwell is the leading manufacturer of below the hook lifting solutions.  We provide you and your customers the best, most effective material handling solutions available.  Our dedicated team of employee-owners take the time to fully understand your application.  This understanding allows us to apply our experience and provide the best, most effective material handling solution available.  


Caldwell Engineering

Our staff of professional engineers are skilled at creating custom designed solutions that incorporate the best design practices of today.  Our direct involvement with ASME, years and range of experience, and access to the latest technology complete this well-rounded group.  We utilize all of these tools to efficiently develop solutions to the most difficult problems.



When you purchase a Caldwell Lifting Solution, you are investing in quality.  Each order is thoroughly reviewed throughout the process by our quality control specialists and again verified prior to shipment.  Design quality is controlled by the ASME standards we carefully follow and verified by our chief engineer.  Material quality is controlled through our stringent material requirements, in-house steel service center, and in-house precision machining equipment.  Certified welders with over 110 years of combined experience produce the quality welds required to conform to ASME standards.  Finally, prior to shipment, each order is inspected by one of our skilled quality control specialists.Quality

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From the first phone call to service after the sale, we carefully manage all aspects of your order.  Standard product can be quoted immediately and turn-around time on most applications is 24 hours.   For more detailed applications, our responsive application specialists will work to fully understand your application to develop the best possible solution. 

Caldwell offers to comprehensive delivery programs that get you the product you need, when you need it. 

INSTOCKOur INSTOCK delivery program contains our most common items, many of which are used in the building and construction industries where quick turn around solutions are required.  Look for the INSTOCK logo and the model number in green throughout our website.  These items ship in 48 business hours at the most with many items available to ship the same day (order placed before 12PM central time and availability verified with our customer service department). 

QUICKSHIPOur QUICKSHIP delivery program contains our most common general use items.  Our experience with market demand allows us to maintain the right inventory levels on products such as lifting beams, sheet lifters, spreader beams, coil hooks, vacuum lifters, fork attachments, pallet lifters and much more.  Look for the QUICKSHIP logo and the model number in red throughout our website.  These items ship in 7 – 10 business days at the most with some items shipping in less than one week!  (Verify availability with our customer service department.)  
Our team of experienced engineers and technicians provide first-class service to keep your equipment running at peak performance. From training and maintenance consultations to inspections, modernizations and repairs, Caldwell is committed to helping you prolong the life of your lifting equipment. Caldwell has experience with a variety of different lifters. We offer in-house and on-site services. Our team uses the latest technologies and adheres to all American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standards, keeping you and your equipment safe.


It is our goal to continually enhance and expand all of our product lines to provide our customers with a complete line of lifting products from one source.  We do this through a continuous and aggressive research and new product development program.  Over the years, we have increased our product offering by developing new solutions to both complex and common material handling applications.  From our three adjacent manufacturing facilities in Rockford, IL, we produce 9 unique product lines. 

Strong-Bac® - Below the Hook Lifters – Items include lifting and spreader beams, roll lifters, coil lifters & upenders, sheet lifters, pallet lifters, rotating crane hooks, and lifting tongs.

Mill Duty – Heavy & Severe Environments – Custom designed and manufactured to be utilized in heavy duty and many times severe duty environments.  The designs encompass specific criteria to comply with ASME design category B, service class 3 or 4. 

Posi-Turner® - Load Rotation Equipment – The Posi-Turner® is a patented, ergonomically designed material handling system for the lifting, suspension, rotation and positioning of objects in almost any application.  

Univac® - Vacuum Lifters – Designed for efficient one-person, virtually damage free lifts of semi-porous and non-porous material. 

Rig-Release® - Remote Releasing Hooks – The patented Rig-Release® load releasing hook will allow users to set loads – and then – quickly, efficiently and safely release the rigging from a safe distance.

Rig-Master® - Rigging Attachments – Geared towards riggers and construction applications, this line includes clamps, grabs, and tongs; pipe and manhole handling equipment; load leveling slings, lifting and spreader beams, container lifting lugs, bucket hooks, bucket forks, and synthetic sling end fittings. 

Lif-Truc™ - Fork Truck Attachments – Helping to expand the versatility of one of the most common tools in the industry, our Lif-Truc™ line includes booms, beams, rams, extensions, work platforms, pallet puller, pipe lifters, trailer spotter, and battery lifting beams. 

Krane-King® - Jib and Gantry Cranes – A complete collection of steel and aluminum portable gantries, free standing jibs, tension and cantilevered jibs, and the required hoist package solutions. 

Caldwell® - Slings and Tie Downs – Lifts can be large or small; heavy or light; bulky or fragile, applications of lifting slings are truly unlimited.  Synthetic slings can lift items that require careful handling such as expensive machinery, highly finished parts and fragile loads.  Mesh, rope and chain slings can handle pipe, steel wood or any item that is not finished. 

Our experienced and dedicated staff can assist you in providing your customers with a complete material handling solution.  Caldwell’s engineered lifting equipment offers the broadest range of products in the industry to give you flexibility to address your particular application requirements with the economy of a standard product, and at the same time our engineers offer innovative solutions to applications that require custom design.

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