About All-Lifts, Inc
Providing innovative solutions to the challenges of today.
All-Lift, Inc. has been in the rigging supply industry since its inception in 1966. Over the years the company has evolved to adapt to new changes in the industry. In recent years the company has allocated more time to tuning in to the needs of customers and recently the business has been going through a great deal of change.
Marshall Olds III started All-Lifts Inc. in June of 1966. He started the company with a 500-ton National press that allowed him to fabricate wire rope slings from 1/4 inch in diameter up to 1-1/2 inch diameter. The business was started at the height of the Empire State Plaza construction in downtown Albany. In 1972 Mr. Olds purchased a 350,000-pound proof test machine. He was one of the first fabrication shops to install a proof test machine in the industry. These actions established the groundwork for All-Lifts to be a leader in the industry.
Mr. Olds hired Frederick Dewey as a salesman in 1975 to help grow the business by penetrating new markets. An agreement was made between Mr. Dewey and Mr. Olds that provided Mr. Dewey the opportunity to purchase the company from Marshall when he decided to retire. Mr. Dewey was responsible for taking many of the product lines that Marshall had started with and elevating them to top distributor status. In 1978 Mr. Dewey purchased All-Lifts Inc. from Mr. Olds. During the 80’s and 90’s the company had success and continued to grow during some very turbulent times. A sewing machine was purchased in 1985 to increase the capability to the fabrication of nylon slings.
The ability to provide large lifting arrangements was created in 1990. This provided a new market potential for All-Lifts Inc. When suppliers were unable to meet delivery dates established by its customers, All-Lifts Inc. decided to start the fabrication of the steel lifting beams in their own shop. Fabrication of steel lifting beams business is currently the fastest-growing segment.
Between 1977 and 1980, Steven Dewey and Patrick Dewey were hired to help grow the business. Both are sons of Frederick Dewey and both started in the shop fabricating wire rope slings and chain slings. They both quickly moved up from the shop to the office and performed many duties including but not limited to inside sales, purchasing and overseeing the sling shop.
The sum of all these things brings us to today and the company continues to grow.
Today, at our 36,000 sq. ft. building and 2.5 acre site, All-Lifts Inc. manufacturers wire rope slings up to 4-1/2 inch in diameter. Using technology that the company gathered over the years, they are now able to fabricate cable laid grommets up to 4-1/2 inch in diameter, six part braids, eight part braids and many other types of wire rope slings. The company can fabricate nylon slings from one inch wide to 12 inch wide, in capacities from 1600 pounds up to 160,000 pounds. Chain slings are assembled from 9/32 diameter 1 1/4 in. diameter. Lifting beams are being produced from 250 pound capacity and as large as 1,000-ton capacity.
TRAINING + SEMINARS
Inspection, Repair Service & Safety Training
All-Lifts, Inc. has a highly trained service staff that inspects and repairs a wide variety of hoists, slings, come-a-longs, cranes, and rigging gear. We perform on-site inspections with our mobile testing trailer and supply detailed inspection reports that keep our customers informed and OSHA-compliant.
Sling Training & Evaluation Partnership
[ S.T.E.P. ] All-Lifts, Inc. on-site sling inspection program designed to evaluate the condition of slings within a customer’s facility, determine sling requirements, and provide training to ensure a safe working environment.
Employee Eduction & Seminars
We believe well informed customers are better equipped to properly perform their duties in a safe and timely manner. To educate employees on proper rigging techniques & rigging safety. All-Lifts, Inc. has developed programs that focus on the proper use, care, and maintenance of a wide variety of rigging equipment.
27-39 Thatcher Street | Albany, New York 12207 | USA: 800-342-4188 | LOCAL: 518-465-3461