About Us

About Us

Are you looking for custom scissor lifts, heavy duty scissor lifts, custom engineered lifts, four post lifts or custom stage lifts? Look no further than Handling Specialty.

Handling Specialty has made a name for itself as the premiere source of custom engineered material handling solutions. We are a member of the Whiting family of companies and are located in Grimsby, Ontario, with an additional manufacturing location in Hamilton. Over the years, Handling Specialty has evolved into an innovator in the global material handling industry.

The people and experience of Handling Specialty are a testament to a company that is continuing to evolve and grow. With ongoing recruitment of talented people, quality improvements, and a willingness to raise the standard, Handling Specialty occupies a unique position in the material handling field.

Handling Specialty's reputation is one of a competent problem-solver because we have built a reputation on providing unique, custom-engineered material handling or industrial automation solutions that stand the test of time. This ability to solve problems has allowed Handling Specialty to achieve success in many sectors including aerospace and defence, automotive, entertainment, rail/transportation, energy, process industries and advanced manufacturing industries. The breadth of this talent is best illustrated in the Specialty Solutions section of this site.

Our motto is: "We build big things to help our customers build big things." 

Notable projects include:

  • Wing assembly platforms for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter at Lockheed Martin
  • Underwater stage lifts for the Las Vegas "O" show and Macau's "House of Dancing Water"
  • Jet engine test cell lifts for several global aerospace companies
  • Automotive assembly lifts, carriers and platforms for several big-name automotive companies

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