The Caldwell Group of Rockford, IL, which designs and builds engineered lifting products, has purchased a new 76,000 square foot manufacturing facility that will serve as the future home of the company. Caldwell a leading manufacturer in the lifting industry is currently located in 3 adjacent buildings in Rockford totaling approximately 50,000+ square feet. Sitting on 10 acres, the new building is strategically located only 5 minutes from their current location creating a win-win for their
employees, suppliers and the customers they ship to around the world.
Caldwell, which started manufacturing lifting products in 1954, is a 100% employee owned company (ESOP). “The building is a great investment in our future for our employee owners”, says Caldwell’s President Doug Stitt. “We are working very hard to build our business and this property gives us the ability to continue our growth while providing a great place for our employees to work”, says Stitt. The new location offers a larger overall manufacturing area, higher capacity cranes, significant ceiling
height and a new office area.
Despite Caldwell’s already broad line of products serving a variety of markets globally, the company works to add new items each year. According to Chris Mihalik, Caldwell’s Director of Sales, Caldwell manufactures products for many different applications. Everything from simple construction items to complex lifters used in steel mills to custom engineered lifting products used in aerospace applications. “This facility gives us a very solid platform to service our customers”, says Mihalik.
“Part of that service is having the facilities where we can continue to build on the variety and quality of products we offer, this building does that for us.”
The company has not announced a move-in date yet but certainly expects to start enjoying the benefits and efficiencies of the new location in 2013. Stitt said, “While we are anxious to get in, this is the perfect time to make sure it is configured exactly the way we want it to support our operations in the most efficient manner possible.”