The step by step approach to assist us was excellent. The Product Quality exceeded our aspirations and fit exactly the scope we required. Excellent installation and on-site training. A very professional Company with excellent communication and Customer satisfaction delivered.

Peter Bray - Electro-Motive Diesel Limited

Handling Specialty has and continues to be a company that exemplifies the story of quality, innovation and performance on the global stage. Led by a world class management team and driven by an amazing work force, Handling is a major contributor to the economic prosperity of the entire Niagara region.

David Oakes Director Economic Development - Regional Municipality of Niagara


Grimsby Offices and plant small

219 South Service Road West, Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
EST. 1963 
40,000 square feet

  • Engineering
  • Sales
  • Parts & Services
  • Quality Assurance
  • Project Management
  • Purchasing
  • Operations
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Conference Rooms
  • Shipping/Receiving
  • Manufacturing
  • Weld cells
  • Paint booth - 14’-0” wide by 25’-0” long
  • 4 x 5 ton bridge cranes, 7 x .5 ton jib cranes

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1632 Burlington Street in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
EST. 2008
100,000 square feet

  • Blast booth - 45’ long, 11’ high and 16’ width
  • Paint booth - 45’ long, 11’ high and 16’ width
  • Manufacturing with 105' ceilings
  • Quality Assurance
  • Operations
  • Project Management
  • Conference Rooms 
  • Shipping/Receiving: 6, 21' roll-up bay doors
  • Heavy-duty Cranes: 180 ton main hoist crane with one 20t auxiliary, 20 ton main hoist bridge, 10.5 ton bridge, 10 ton bridge crane, 2 x 5 ton bridge cranes, 2 x 1 ton jib cranes (Massive capability for indoor rigging tasks with lifting heights up to 70 feet and 160 tons)
  • 18 weld cells
  • Hydraulic VMI work center
  • Power and Controls VMI and panel building center

Handling specialty currently operates out of two facilities. The first being our head office and manufacturing facility (Plant 1) with 40,000 sq. feet at 219 South Service Road in Grimsby, Ontario, and 100,000 sq. ft, and Plant 2,at 1632 Burlington Street in Hamilton, Ontario.  The Grimsby facility, known as Plant 1, also houses the head office.  The Hamilton facility (plant 2) manages the large-scale projects and those requiring large open test areas while the Grimsby facility handles smaller scale projects, pre-assemblies and R & D.  With state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and highly-trained personnel, Handling Specialty will assess, design, manufacture and install Custom material handling equipment specific to your applications.

The physical assets of our plant 2 in Hamilton offer 105' ceilings, spans between columns for large horizontal builds and test track layouts, drive in trucking for safe efficient load-in/out and tarping or overseas container prep. Plant 2 also includes our large-scale Paint booth and new Blast booth operations, where all of our equipment is given professional, industrial-strength coats of high-quality paint before shipping to the customer. We also offer blast & paint services to other clients within the greater Hamilton are.

Plant 1 houses our sales, engineering, quality control, parts and service, project managers, marketing, and manufacturing as well as a smaller-scale paint shop. 

With less than 20 kilometres separating the two facilities, Handling's personnel have easy access to both, allowing for transfers and visits from the production, engineering and management staff when necessary. 

Handling Specialty sells equipment all over the world, and so are proficient in the preparation of overseas shipping procedures. We ship from both Plant 1 and Plant 2.