We open our doors
Mr. Hugh O’Brien forms O’Brien Installations in Hamilton ON as an industrial door and dock installation company.
Taking the next step
O’Brien Installations becomes a limited company.
Making a move
O’Brien Installations Limited moves from Hamilton to Stoney Creek, ON
Expanding to meet demand
O’Brien Installations Limited builds its own facility as business and demand continue to grow.
Becoming a DEMAG dealer
O’Brien Installations Limited expands into the business of manufacturing and installing crane support structures.
Licensing agreement for jib cranes
O’Brien Installations Limited signs a licensing agreement with Vetter Krantechnik and begins to market and build jib cranes throughout North America.
A reciprocating partnership
Mannesmann Demag agrees to market and sell O’Brien jib cranes through their dealer and distribution market.
Partnering with Street Crane Co. of the UK
O’Brien Installations Limited adds Street hoist products to their overhead crane systems.
Expanding to Quebec
O’Brien Installations Limited opens a sales and service facility to expand operations into Quebec.
Growing dealer networks
O’Brien Installations Limited continues to pursue growth with dealer networks throughout Canada and the US.
Another partnership and a move
O’Brien Installations Limited becomes a manufacturing partner with MET-TRACK to produce their workstation and jib cranes exclusively in Canada and the northeastern USA. O’Brien Installations Limited makes a strategic move from Stoney Creek to Burlington ON in order to better serve their customers.
Celebrating 60 years of excellence
The largest US manufacturer of high-speed doors announced O’Brien Installations Limited as its new door dealer in Canada. It’s a proud way to celebrate 60 years of quality products and service.
A new name
O’Brien Installations Ltd. officially changes its name to O’Brien Lifting Solutions Inc. to better reflect its innovation and impact on the industry.
Opened new branch
On May 1st, O’Brien opened a branch in London, Ontario as part of its initiative to expand its reach in Southwestern Ontario.