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.

Moving Minnesota Forward

Olsen is Supporting the $275B Infrastructure Project, Making Minneapolis/St. Paul a 5G City.

The equipment, towers, and technology needed to support a fully-functional 5G network take a skilled and dedicated team to install and support. Olsen Chain & Cable is proud to be part of moving Minnesota’s telecommunications infrastructure forward and has the equipment your teams need to get the job done. 

See Our Grip Hoists, Swage Slings, and Lever Hoists

At Olsen Chain & Cable, we are equipped to make 5G network tower installations possible.

  • Grip & Lever Hoists: Olsen can outfit your workspace with the most reliable heavy lifting equipment available on the market. Our hoists provide the strength and performance you need to keep your operation moving and your team safe. 
  • Swage Slings: Olsen offers a variety of slings that are durable and able to protect loads during moves. Tower installations and Slings are easy to position and offer reliability and safety. 
  • Fall protection and PPE: Keeping your people safe, so that you can protect the most important part of your operation. 


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Since Olsen Chain and Cable started its operation in 1950, we have been the premier supplier of overhead lifting equipment. Our customers have come to trust the reliable products and broad industry expertise they find with us.

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Since Olsen Chain and Cable started its operation in 1950, we have been the premier supplier of overhead lifting equipment. Our customers have come to trust the reliable products and broad industry expertise they find with us.

Our founder, Gene Olsen, was an ironworker from the Twin Cities who started splicing wire rope slings in his garage. He sold these slings to local contractors and construction companies. As the area’s construction industry grew, so did his business. And now, nearly 70 years later, we continue to grow. And we continue to provide exceptional, American-made overhead lifting equipment to our customers, with the safety, reliability, and service they depend on. 

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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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