(PEWAUKEE, Wis.) — Harken Industrial has announced an agreement to acquire Cascade Rescue Co. of Sandpoint, Idaho. The acquisition, effective from Feb. 1, 2020, provides Harken Industrial the potential to expand distribution of Cascade’s products, and bundle them with services of Harken Industrial’s Elevated Safety Co. and complementary products manufactured by Harken Industrial in offerings attractive to more new markets.
From the introduction of its first rescue toboggan in 1962, Cascade has produced the most durable and technologically advanced rescue gear for those who risk their lives to save others.
“From the minute we met Dana Jordan and began to understand Cascade Rescue in detail, we felt the approach to serving the customers, making the best gear and treating our employees both companies take, was an incredible match. At Harken Industrial, we’re excited to help continue their tradition of amazing service as we work together to grow,” said Matt Malec, chief operating officer, Harken Inc.
“Rapid growth creates its own set of rewards and opportunities. We felt that support of continued growth for Cascade required partnering with a larger company ideally with a larger global footprint and experience in areas of manufacturing and international distribution that we simply didn’t have. Being part of Harken Industrial puts us in the position to educate ourselves to improve our competitiveness, while keeping up with our own growth,” said Dana Jordan, president, Cascade Rescue.
Cascade Rescue will continue to operate from its Sandpoint location. Jordan and staff will continue day-to-day operations. Harken Industrial will provide tools, and resources to help the Cascade brand expand and thrive.
Harken Industrial engineers and manufactures a wide range of efficient, durable lightweight, load-handling and safe access solutions. Low-friction products include fiber rope winches, pulleys, trolley and rail systems, static attachments, rope ascent and controlled descent products. Where required, all have regulatory certifications for human suspension and fall protection. For more information, visit www.harkenindustrial.com.