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All-new Hamilton website. Yes!

That’s right. It’s your old friend, only smarter and better looking. We’re all fired up about the launch of our new and improved website today. It’s the culmination of three years of work....

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The cart that rocks the cradle rules the world

Just because we love creating indestructible carts and casters doesn’t mean we don’t have a softer side. Take a recent custom trailer we completed for one of the world’s top producers of plastics.

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This monster Boeing drone can schlep a 500-pound payload

Since bone-crushing loads are our business, we couldn’t ignore this news flash about Boeing’s new unmanned cargo air vehicle (CAV) prototype with a prodigious payload. A fully electrical octocopter that can carry 500 pounds of cargo, this demon drone pretty much dwarfs the one you got for Christmas. It weighs nearly 750 pounds and measures 15 feet long by 18 feet wide by 4 feet tall—the largest cargo drone prototype ever made.

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Hey, we scored a cameo in a national commercial

While Hamilton may not be a household name (yet), we still like to stay top of mind in a subliminal way. That’s why we had no idea we were in a national commercial until one of our sales guys nearly spit out his coffee while watching a national news channel one morning.

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Caster brakes: the untold story

Just about everything about Hamilton is unstoppable: our drive to innovate, our thirst for bigger and better, our addiction to Chili Cheese Fritos. But if there’s one thing that makes us love inertia, it’s designing the right brakes for the right caster. You might think that choosing the right brake type is easy, but that depends on both your caster and application.

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This revolutionary NASA wheel is worthy of Game of Thrones combat

In space, no one cares if you get a flat tire. Except if you’re NASA. Then it’s pretty important. Their engineers have spent years tinkering with wheel designs tough enough to sustain heavy human use over Mars’ cruelest rocks and crags. And now they may just have cracked it.

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Remember when we killed it with those steamy caster photos?

In the blogging world, there are winners and losers. Naturally, we’re all about #winning. The only time we look back is to see how far we’ve come. Here’s a backcast at 10 memorable stories that shaped a year of putting out the toughest casters and carts on the planet. And then some.

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From our family to yours

No matter how nutty the holidays get—or how profoundly your Aunt Jeanne’s politics make your head explode—it’s strangely comforting to know there’s one constant, immutable force in the universe: family. Family is pretty important to the folks here at Hamilton. Four generations strong, in fact. So we’re gathering ‘round to share what we’re most thankful for this year—and what we’re looking forward to in 2018.

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