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Harken Industrial announces acquisition of premier manufacturer of alpine, fire and military outdoor rescue equipment, Cascade Rescue Company

Harken Industrial announces an agreement to acquire Cascade Rescue Company of Sandpoint, Idaho. The acquisition, effective from February 1, 2020, provides Harken Industrial the potential to expand distribution of Cascade’s products, and bundle them with services of Harken Industrial’s Elevated Safety Company and complementary products manufactured by Harken Industrial in offerings attractive to even more new markets.

From the introduction of its first rescue Toboggan in 1962, Cascade has produced the most durable and technologically advanced rescue gear for those who risk their lives to save others.

“From the minute we met Dana Jordan and began to understand Cascade Rescue in detail, we felt the approach to serving the customers, making the best gear and treating our employees both companies take, was an incredible match. At Harken Industrial, we’re excited to help continue their tradition of amazing service as we work together to grow.” – Matt Malec, C.O.O., Harken Inc.

“Rapid growth creates its own set of rewards and opportunities. We felt that support of continued growth for Cascade required partnering with a larger company ideally with a larger global footprint and experience in areas of manufacturing and international distribution that we simply didn’t have. Being part of Harken Industrial puts us in the position to educate ourselves to improve our competitiveness, while keeping up with our own growth.” – Dana Jordan, President, Cascade Rescue.

Cascade Rescue will continue to operate from its Sandpoint location. Dana Jordan and staff will continue day-to-day operations. Harken Industrial will provide tools, and resources to help the Cascade Brand expand and thrive while maintaining the values and high standards that have made the company outstanding.

About Harken Industrial

Harken Industrial engineers and manufactures a wide range of efficient, durable lightweight, load-handling and safe access solutions. Our low-friction products include fiber rope winches, pulleys, trolley and rail systems, static attachments, rope ascent and controlled descent products. Where required, all have regulatory certifications for human suspension and fall protection.

Harken Industrial is a division of Harken Inc., a company with more than 50 years of experience at the technological front of the sailing equipment industry. This expertise has empowered us to develop industrial equipment that can withstand the harshest environmental conditions.

With eight offices globally and a distributor network across 29 countries, our world-renowned service ensures that teams and end users can maximize productivity by completing their work safely, efficiently and on time.

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About Cascade Rescue

Cascade Rescue Company manufactures the highest quality, most durable, reliable and technologically advanced rescue gear for those who risk their lives to save others. Whether you are a member of a Fire Department, Ski Patrol, EMS Unit, Sheriff’s Office or Search and Rescue Unit, Cascade Rescue makes the Equipment you know you can trust. Since 1962, our products have proven themselves over the years to be the best in the business. Cascade Rescue continues to seek out ways to improve on our existing excellence so that we can provide you with the best gear possible! For more information please visit