Olsen Chain & Cable: Strength has Always Been Our Story

Strong, Reliable Lifting Equipment

Gene Olsen was an iron worker in the Twin Cities when he started splicing wire rope slings in his garage. He knew firsthand the need that workers had for reliable, strong lifting equipment that could stand up to high demands day-after-day. The work he started in 1950 was a reflection of the needs he saw in his industry every day.

And that work continues today.


70 years later, we continue Gene's legacy of consistent, reliable performance. We manufacture lifting equipment that performs with the toughness our customers depend on and the reliability they need.*

Uncompromised Strength. Uncompromised Standards.

The reliability of Olsen Chain & Cable lifting equipment and slings goes beyond the performance of our equipment in your day-to-day operation. It’s a reflection of three quarters of a century of hard work on your behalf.

Olsen has never compromised our standards of strength…not in our equipment or in our business philosophy. We’ve consistently delivered strong, reliable equipment for your operation and then we’ve provided the customer service and personal care to support your operation. We’ve stood by our good name and helped you maintain yours.

Our inspection services allow experienced, qualified inspectors and refurbishing technicians to conduct regular OSHA safety and performance inspections. Our industry and OSHA expertise gives our customers an industry expert who can help them maintain necessary safety protocols.

Olsen Chain & Cable: Strength for the Long Haul

We’ve been here for 70 years. Since our beginnings in Gene's garage, we've provided reliable lifting equipment and customer support for our customers, without compromise. They've learned to trust us and our expertise, and we've kept up our same standards in place. 

*Olsen Chain & Cable cannot guarantee the performance or integrity of any lifting equipment that (a) is being used outside of its scope or capacity and/or (b) has not had inspections and/or regular maintenance performed by certified Olsen lifting equipment technicians. Any guarantee from Olsen Chain & Cable regarding the performance of equipment is based upon our factory standards of performance within the load-bearing capacity and maintenance and proper care guidelines.

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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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