Since our earliest industrial truck manufacturing days, Hamilton has operated a complete woodworking facility. Tough, long-lived hardwood is still preferred as deck material in most industrial applications, even where framework and superstructures are now primarily steel. Hamilton maintains a six-to-twelve-month inventory of 4/4, 6/4 and 8/4 oak drying in an acre of yard, assuring availability for customer delivery requirements. This economy of scale helps explain how we can often provide the highest quality, and the lowest price industrial trucks, at the same time. Operating our own woodworking facility "from start to finish" allows us to maintain control over quality and fit-and as a plus, to offer non-standard dimensions with little or no price penalty.
Accurate records that Hamilton has been manufacturing a complete line of industrial casters even longer than industrial trucks means that Hamilton industrial trucks are designed and engineered "from the ground up." This translates into day-in-day-out performance on correctly sized and "spec'd" casters and wheels, which are usually requisitioned right out of the million-dollar inventory of our contiguous caster plant.
Steel, used alone or in conjunction with wood, is a vital component of contemporary truck designs. Advances in steel-making and welding technology during the forties paved the way for stronger frames with less weight, more rigid superstructures at lower cost, and economical reinforcement of units subject to tractor-towing, lifting, etc.
Possessing the financial resources and the volume to justify purchasing steel in mill quantities, Hamilton maintains an extensive inventory of structural shapes and sizes. Our completely equipped steel-fabricating department enjoys the flexibility to produce "one of a kind" or a large production run.