Olsen Chain and Cable: 70 Years. Strong.

In 1949, Gene Olsen started splicing wire rope slings in his garage for Twin Cities-based contractors and construction companies. He saw that people needed reliable materials for their demanding work and he was innovative and hardworking enough to give them a solution that would work for them.

Seventy years later, Olsen Chain & Cable is a premier provider of lifting equipment for construction companies and contractors across the country. With a full catalog of lifting equipment that’s been manufactured with meticulous standards for safety, dependability, and design, and with multiple distribution locations, our lifting equipment is supporting some of the toughest jobs in the country.

 70 Years of Safety

From the beginning, we’ve been strength-testing our equipment to ensure that it will do the job it’s designed to do. Seventy years ago, Gene Olsen set out to give people equipment they’d be able to trust at the most crucial moments of their operation. He knew that the industry—and that people’s lives—depended on this type of performance. It’s why compromise was never an option. If people were going to be kept safe when dangerous jobs were being performed, it would be because of the standards for safety that Gene Olsen would employ. And those same standards stay with us today.

70 Years of Reliability

Because our equipment is manufactured without compromise, and because of the strength testing our equipment has gone through, our customers have come to rely on Olsen Chain & Cable lifting equipment for even the toughest jobs. After all, reliability isn’t just about the strength of the equipment, it’s about the functionality of it as well. Will a plate clamp easily release it’s load without the use of a hammer and without risking the safety of the operator? Do customers need to worry about welded seams or compromised manufacturing processes as their equipment ages? These questions and those like them have been answer consistently since the day this whole operation started.

70 Years of Service

It’s about more than purchasing lifting equipment. Our safety and inspection services, including OSHA compliance consultation, help our customers maintain their lifting equipment and protect their people and their operation. Our equipment rental services allow customers to get the reliability that they need without making unnecessary investments. Our sales consultants can make your purchasing process much easier. Because they’re professionals in this industry, able to speak to the specific requirements and demands of an operation, they can fit you with the exact right lifting equipment or solution for your job.

For seventy years, Gene Olsen’s standards have stayed in place here at Olsen Chain & Cable. Our American-made, American-manufactured lifting equipment is getting the job done around the country, while it’s also keeping hard-working people safe in the process.

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