History

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1963

Mr. Hugh O’Brien forms “O’Brien Installations” in Hamilton, Ontario as an Industrial Door and Dock installation company.

1963

1966

O’Brien Installations becomes a limited company.

1966

1967

O’Brien Installations Limited moves facility to Stoney Creek, Ontario.

1967

1972

The company builds their own facility in Stoney Creek to expand its growing demand.

1972

1974

O’Brien Installations Limited becomes a DEMAG dealer and begins to install and manufacture crane support structures.

1974

1985

Signs licensing agreement with Vetter Krantechnik to market and build jib cranes through North America.

1985

1987

Mannesmann Demag agrees to sell & market O’Brien jib cranes through their dealer and distribution network.

1987

2002

New partnership agreement with Street Crane CO. of the U.K. “O’Brien” Overhead Cranes complete with Street Hoist products.

2002

2004

O’Brien Installations Limited expands to Quebec by opening a sales and service facility.

2004

2005

Growth with dealer networks throughout Canada and the United States

2005

2011

O’Brien Installations Limited becomes a manufacturing partner with MET-TRACK to produce their Workstation Cranes and Jib Cranes exclusively in Canada and Northeastern USA.

O’Brien Installations Limited strategically moves Stoney Creek, Ontario facility to Burlington, Ontario in order to better serve their customer.

2011

2013

Rytec Doors, the largest U.S. manufacturer of high-speed doors, announces O’Brien Installations Limited as its new door dealer in Canada.

O`Brien Installations Limited celebrates 50 years.

2013

2016

O’Brien Installations Limited legally changes their name to O’Brien Lifting Solutions Inc.

2016

2017

As of February 1st, O’Brien Lifting Solutions USA Inc. opens its first manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas that produces our O`Brien line of jib cranes to accommodate the growth in the southern United States.

2017
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