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Why Caldwell

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.

The Caldwell Difference


Caldwell has been developing innovation solutions for safe material handling since 1954.


From the design process to the shipping dock, we produce the quality you expect.


Combining the latest technologies and over 100 years of experience to provide the best solution.


Our responsive team is dedicated to provide the service you deserve.


13 brand groups provide the best standard and custom lifting solutions available.

Product Lines

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. 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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Case Studies

  • Caldwell Custom Lifting Device for Cryomodule Assembly


  • Caldwell’s Custom Forklift Attachment Adds Safety and Productivity at Stamping Plant


  • RUD ROV Hooks for Subsea Installations


  • Caldwell Adjustable Spreader Beam Lifts Rothera Wharf Frames in Antarctica

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  • Timber Company Turns Panels with Caldwell Posi-Turner


  • Custom Caldwell Beam Lifts Electricity Cable Reels


  • Caldwell’s RUD Line of Machined Eyebolts


  • Caldwell Beam Lifts Rebar Cages on Overpass Project


  • Caldwell Adjustable Lifting Grab Handles Concrete Blocks


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