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Our Brands

Elevated Safety

Elevated Safety was founded to educate anyone who works with their feet off the ground in safe practices that help ensure workers make it home safely. The company achieves this through high-quality working at height technique training, in accordance with established standards and safe practices. It curates and sells high-quality rope access and rescue equipment including that which is used in their classes. Elevated Safety also provides safety consulting services at job sites where work is executed off the ground.

The Elevated Safety staff is comprised entirely of fire/rescue first responders who remain engaged in those ‘day jobs.’ They are passionate about how rope techniques can maintain and restore safety in the commercial environment. Elevated Safety remains active in the rope access community though continued training, service on SPRAT committees, and as members of professional organizations. In addition, Elevated Safety team members participate with their Harken Industrial colleagues in International GRIMP competitions. In March, 2019, their “H-Elevated” team won the first GRIMP Challenge staged in North America.

Elevated Safety is a Harken Industrial company. It is headquartered in the Greater Chicago area in north eastern Illinois, USA.


Cascade Rescue

Cascade Rescue is a Harken Industrial brand headquartered in Sand Point, in the panhandle of Idaho. It manufactures the highest quality, most durable, reliable and technologically advanced rescue gear for those who put their own safety on the line to save others. The company’s key customers are members of fire departments, ski patrols, EMS units, sheriff’s offices or search and rescue units.

Cascade equipment is used at virtually every ski area in the USA as well as in twenty-three countries around the world. It manufactures or distributes one hundred fifty other products including gondola and lift evacuation equipment, wheeled rescue litters, cordage and webbing, personal rescue gear and arborist gear. The company was renamed Cascade Rescue Company in 2009 to more accurately reflect the increasing depth and diversity of its products and services.

In 2019, the company agreed to be acquired by Harken Industrial. The companies share very similar values, a supportive culture for employees and a ‘never satisfied’ relationship with their product lines.


Harken Canvas

The Harken Canvas division offers a wide range of services specializing in cutting and sewing industrial fabrics with production capacity ranging from consecutive large runs to one-off prototypes. Projects include sailboat covers, marine accessories, bosun’s chairs, and much more. The canvas division takes a high-tech, high-touch approach to every product, from custom patterning and digitized cutting to hands-on assembly and inspection by an experienced team. Capabilities include CAD-based cutting, electric hand cutting, grommet and fastener installation, product assembly, pattern digitizing, material sourcing, and shipping.


Harken Hoister

The Harken Hoister Brand is a line of Harken Industrial products that offer carefully designed lifting systems and storage solutions. They are engineered to make the trip between rafters and roof racks a one-person, single line operation. Hoisters come with ball-bearing blocks and a patented auto cleat that ensures equipment doesn’t plummet even if the line is accidentally dropped. And, the load remains horizontal at all times.

Harken is known for expertise in rigging systems that are easy to use and low-friction. Hoisters are specifically configured with mechanical advantage matched to the size and weight of whatever is being hoisted. There are versions available for dinghies, bikes, paddleboards, kayaks, Jeep and other vehicle hard tops. A version for general garage storage is also available.


Harken ProCare

ProCare is Harken's Superyacht and Grand Prix technical support division serving Grand Prix and Superyacht owners and their crews. We take a lifetime approach to maintaining, servicing and upgrading the sophisticated equipment Harken creates for these amazing vessels. ProCare works through an international network of authorized Agents who are amongst the worlds’ most elite professional riggers and re-fitters.

ProCare improves communication, speeds access to product and solidifies the long-term relationship between these key customers and our factories. The Division supports its network through a system of regional centers around the world. The first of these opened in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in 2019.


Fosters Ship Chandlery

Fosters Ship Chandlery, a Harken-owned company in New Zealand, has been selling marine equipment to the boating industry, stocking modern sailing hardware products while offering quality technical and customer service for over 110 years. Staff offers product knowledge and expertise stemming from many years of working and being part of the marine industry.


On Deck

On Deck, a division of Harken, Inc., is a Dutch distributor of marine products that offers support to chandleries, boat yards, boat dealers, sailmakers, and others. The company also offers a unique assortment of marine product brands it owns independently. In 2020 Harken acquired On Deck which had independently distributed Harken products.


Harken Gear

HarkenGear.com is a new online destination where with just a few clicks, customers can buy the most complete assortment of Harken clothing, coolers, backpacks, hats, Harken sailing gloves, promo items and Blockheads merchandise. Look for new items to debut there regularly throughout the year, so stop in from time to time to see what’s new. The warehouse is in the US, but shipping internationally is not only possible—it’s practical and proven.


Harken Industrial

Harken Industrial designs and manufactures equipment dedicated to the management of rope under tension. Harken Industrial products are designed to increase operator safety, reduce worker fatigue and enhance productivity even in the harshest environmental conditions. These designs are actively used in high-rise construction, architectural maintenance, facilities management, oil and gas utilities, wind power and by arborists.


Harken Blockheads

Harken Blockheads is a community of youth sailors who are totally obsessed with how to rig and sail their boats. Here they get tools, skills, and confidence to better take charge of their boats and sailing experience. This site serves as the hub for Blockheads members globally, with benefits including Blockheaded advice on sailing, boat maintenance, rigging upgrades, sailing resources, insider race expert access, inspiring Rockstar videos, and much more. Currently there are more than 1,400 Blockheads in eight countries that participate in this awesome, must-join program.



Founded in 1967, during the golden age of high-altitude mountaineering, SMC gear has accompanied many of the America’s finest climbers on historic ascents of peaks like K2 and Everest.

From those early days, when the company produced its first carabiner at the request of the original REI Co-op store, SMC equipment has attracted a dedicated following and the company has steadily grown. Today the company is the largest producer of carabiners in the U.S. and offers a wide assortment of technical gear that includes pulleys, rope grabs, ice axes and sophisticated edge management equipment like the TerrAdaptor tripod system.

As climbers of the 60’s and 70’s became the technical rescue experts of the 80’s those first responders required quality hardware that would reliably perform in demanding rescue environments. Their requests for stronger, more sophisticated products with the required testing and regulatory certifications, launched SMC’s technical rescue division which has become its fastest-growing division.

SMC is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer. All SMC gear is made in the USA in a facility located between Seattle and the Canadian border in Ferndale, Washington.