Building Our Critical Infrastructure

Olsen Chain & Cable has supplied tools and rigging for bridge construction across the Midwest for years.

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Moving Minnesota Forward

Olsen is supporting the $275B infrastructure project, making Minneapolis/St. Paul a 5G city.

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Hoist Inspections

Inspection services from Olsen help you avoid downtime and maintain high standards for safety and performance.

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Synthetic Webbing Slings

Non-abrasive material with high lifting capacities. Strength and control in your lifting operation.

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Load Securement

The training along with the lifting equipment you need to put safety first as you move your inventory and protect your operation.

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Toolbox Talks

From equipment to procedures; the ins and outs of rigging, equipment, and safety to protect and equip your entire operation.

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Chain Slings/Alloy Lifting Chains

Extreme conditions require reliable performance and uncompromising strength. 

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Synthetic Round Slings

Strength-tested slings that can safely handle a variety of sizes, types and capacities of loads.

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You need lifting expertise working for you, with equipment that will perform so that your operation continues safely and effectively.

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Wire Rope/Cable

Safely lift and control even the most difficult loads. Cable and wire rope that offer strength and dependability without compromise.

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Wire Mesh Sling

Perform in high-demand lifting scenarios with the ability to safely grip and lift various hot materials and tolerate high-stress, abrasive wear.

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Fire Prevention

Equipment, systems, and services that help you protect your operation and people from the inherent dangers in the industry.

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Personal Fall Arrest Systems

Safety is an investment in the right equipment and the right training. Keep your people safe with fall arrest systems from Olsen.

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Tow vs. Recovery Straps

Not sure whether you need a tow strap or a recovery strap? Learn the difference and get what you need.

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Introducing a Partnership in Safety, Strength, and Performance.

Reid Lifting Gantry and Davit Systems offer superior performance that will protect your people, keep your operation moving forward, and make light work of heavy lifting. Ideal in the wastewater and utility industries, their lightweight, aluminum frame systems are portable, and rated for personnel and material lifting.

Porta Gantry Rapide

A height-adjustable, foldable aluminum gantry designed for rapid deployment. Capable of an impressive load lifting capacity of up to 2200lb, this system can be assembled by just one person within a minute without the need for any tools. This system is the perfect solution for Confined Space Access scenarios due to its unique features and ability to lift equipment and personnel.

  • OSHA compliant 
  • ANSI Z359.18-17 compliant for fall protection applications 
  • Can support goods and personnel lifting:
  • Goods lifting capacity of up to 2200lb
  • Personnel lifting capacity of up to 1100lb
  • Integrated wheel design that folds with the frame for ease of transportation
  • Available in 3 height-adjustable versions (up to 9.5ft lifting eye height)
  • Can accommodate a range of beam lengths up to 13ft
  • Anodized for increased corrosion resistance
  • Engineered designs and bespoke sections reduce weight, providing lightweight portability

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Porta Davit Quantum

A rapidly deployable, lightweight solution to heavy lifting and lowering of goods. Weighing just 53lb when fully assembled, it can be manually operated by just one person while maintaining a lifting capacity up to 1320lb. This product is ideal for using in Confined Space, Rope Access and Rescue scenarios.

  • Carrying capacity of up to 1320lb for goods lifting
  • Engineered designs and bespoke sections reduce weight, providing lightweight portability
  • Ease of assembly with the use of just one pin, no tools required
  • Universal kingpin for all REID sockets
  • Ease of rotation under a full load
  • Easy radius adjustment
  • Bagged for ease of transportation

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Superior Strength. Premium Material. And Trusted Partnerships.

See the entire Reid Lifting System line, and work with us to find the lifting solution that will work for you and your operation.

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GrabIQ slings are more versatile and flexible than other chain slings:

More flexibility for riggers.

Chain pocket for shortening or creating leg loops.

Fewer bearing points for reduced wear and increased sling life.

Reduced sling weight.

Reduced fittings to simplify rigging.


GrabIQ slings are designed to perform intuitively and consistently:

Distinctive colors to easily determine grade

Never more than 3 fittings at the top of the chain sling

Built-in shortening pockets available for every leg

Grade 100 for increased capacity—About 25% more than Grade 80

Fewer Components Means Less Weight. Reduced Components Means Less Clutter.

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At Olsen Chain & Cable, we’ve spent 70 years giving our partners and customers the tools, equipment, and training they need to safely and effectively do their jobs. We’ve always made innovation our priority, improving performance and increasing safety for lifting equipment, and not letting “what’s always worked” be good enough for our customers. Our operation has expanded, our products have performed, and our engineering has advanced.

We’re glad to say that we are still hard at work.

When life and business shut down, we at Olsen — probably much like you — immediately discovered how interdependent our economy is. We rely on each other at nearly every level. When one part stalls, the effects are felt by everyone else. One interruption sets off a series of other interruptions in activity and progress. Supply chain management went from an abstract idea to a tangible, measurable reality that directly impacted all of us. And now, just barely 6 months since our economy, our country, and our world came to a screeching halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we find ourselves at Olsen continuing to innovate. We’re continuing to find ways to help you run a stronger, more productive company by providing you with tools, equipment, and training that meet you where you’re at.

The work we’ve done is continuing to move all of us forward.

As cliché as it may sound, at Olsen Chain & Cable, we recognize that we are all in this together. Each of us needs our partners and colleagues to continue to do the work before them with quality, performance, and innovation at the center. Each of us needs to do our part to create better solutions to problems; to create more opportunities for growth and success.

With a new found appreciation for how connected we all are, Olsen Chain & Cable is continuing our steady progression onward. We’re finding ways to do more with less. We’re collaborating with our engineering team and our loyal customers. We’re working together to build our economy while we also creatively find safe, quality, efficient solutions for our partners…partners like you.

We want you to know that we are here, open for business, and committed to helping your business thrive.

Let us know what problem you are trying to solve. And together, let’s create the solution.

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Avoid downtime and safety hazards with our lifting equipment inspection services. 

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Get equipment fixed right the first time with our hoist and hydraulic pump refurbish services.

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Balance budgets and regulations with our OSHA compliance consulting.

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