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The first below-the-hook lifting equipment order
The first order...

Mill-Duty Lifting Equipment
Mill-Duty Lifting Equipment

Bradley Lifting was founded in 1972 by Mr. Harvey Bradley, a professionally licensed engineer with substantial industrial experience in the design and maintenance of mill-duty overhead cranes and below-the-hook lifting equipment. From the company’s humble beginnings as business in Mr. Bradley’s basement, Bradley Lifting has grown steadily by following a simple philosophy: thoroughly understand a customer’s material handling needs and then provide the appropriate below-the-hook lifting solution.

As demand for Bradley Lifting products increased, Mr. Bradley hired additional engineers and office personnel. There has always been a focus increasing technical expertise within the company and today over 60% of the office staff has an engineering related background.

While all manufacturing operations were subcontracted in the early days, Mr. Bradley quickly realized that ensuring a quality-built product and meeting customer delivery requirements meant having control over critical elements of the production process: welding and fabrication. Today, all Bradley Lifting products are now produced in our own York, Pennsylvania facilities by AWS certified welders.

In April of 2008, Mr. Bradley sold Bradley Lifting to Xtek Incorporated of Cincinnati, Ohio (www.xtek.com). Xtek is an employee-owned business that has been serving customers for over 100 years by supplying custom machined and heat-treated parts and component assemblies for heavy-duty industrial applications.

Bradley Lifting operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Xtek, Inc.







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