Bradley Lifting was founded in 1972 by Harvey Bradley, a professionally licensed engineer with many years of experience in the design and maintenance of mill-duty overhead cranes and below-the-hook lifting equipment. Started as a small business in Mr. Bradley’s basement, Bradley Lifting has grown steadily by following a simple philosophy: thoroughly understand a customer’s material handling requirements and provide the appropriate below-the-hook lifting solution.
As demand for Bradley Lifting products increased, Mr. Bradley hired additional engineers so that today over 60% of the office staff has a technical background. Although all manufacturing operations were subcontracted in the early days, Mr. Bradley quickly realized that ensuring a quality product and meeting customer delivery requirements meant controlling critical elements of the production process. Today, all Bradley Lifting products are produced in our own ISO9001 & ISO14001 registered facilities and fabricated by AWS certified welders.
In 2008, Bradley Lifting was acquired by Xtek Incorporated of Cincinnati, Ohio. Xtek is an employee-owned company and for over 100 years has been providing heavy industry with custom engineered and manufactured mechanical power transmission and material handling equipment. Bradley Lifting operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Xtek.