Hamilton Caster

1637 Dixie Hwy
Hamilton,  OH  45011-4087

United States
  • Booth: A3360

 Press Releases

  • Mark Lippert becomes just the 6th president in company history

    Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co. announced that it has named Mark Lippert as its new President. Hamilton Caster, a 116-year-old manufacturer of heavy-duty industrial casters, wheels, carts, and in-plant trailers, is in its fourth generation of family leadership. Mark succeeds his cousin, David R. Lippert, who retired in December.

    “As we look to the future, we are confident that Mark possesses the qualifications and expertise to continue to grow our family business,” stated Board Member, Ted Lippert.  “Under his leadership, Hamilton Caster will continue to make a significant impact on the industrial market and our community.”

    Mark is an energetic and highly effective business leader with a strong technology background, specializing in brand and product positioning, business development, strategic planning, and process improvement strategies.

    “I am honored and humbled to step into this role and build upon my family’s legacy as just the 6th president in our history,” said Mark. “I’m excited to leverage our core values of integrity, continuous improvement, accountability, respect, and empowerment as the foundation for strengthening our customer relationships, investing in new technologies, and supporting employee development.”

    Mark joined Hamilton Caster in 1995 to lead marketing efforts that have resulted in a brand that has been ranked #1 in brand perception studies for the industrial manufacturing market. He also helped manage the business with three other family members (all cousins), Dave, Steve, and Jim Lippert. Together, they led with a vision to be the manufacturer of choice for heavy-duty and custom-engineered mobility systems.

    “As the company implemented its business succession plan, we knew that there would be two key positions on our leadership team to fill,” said Mark. “It was important for us to find the right individuals to complement an already accomplished and experienced leadership team.”

    As a result of this search, Kellie Krieger joined Hamilton in October as Director of Human Resources and Administration, replacing long-time Executive Vice President, Steven J. Lippert, who also retired in December. Kellie brings over 20 years of human resources experience to Hamilton, most recently as Human Resources Manager at Hamilton Township.

    Jodi Fritsch also came aboard, in November, as Director of Marketing, a position that Mark held for over 28 years before his promotion to President. Jodi brings nearly 20 years of marketing experience to Hamilton, most recently serving as Vice President of Marketing at HORAN.

    Kellie and Jodi join Hamilton’s leadership team that includes: Jim Lippert, VP of Sales; Lester Jones, Operations Manager; Lee Burroughs, Lean Manager; Mark Lohmann, Chief Financial Officer; Thomas Raley, Director of IT; Patrick Lippert, Supply Chain Manager; and John Yater, Cart & Trailer Value Stream Manager.

    “Hamilton’s success over the past several years has been possible because of the vision of our leadership team along with the collaboration and diligent performance of all of our employees in terms of engineering, sales, customer service, production, and product development,” said Mark. “We expect to see continued growth because we continuously strive to be the best-in-class in everything we do.”


    About Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co

    Founded in 1907, Hamilton Caster is an industry leader in designing and manufacturing stock and custom-engineered heavy-duty casters, wheels, carts, and trailers.  Family-owned since its inception, the fourth generation remains as committed to quality as the company’s founder, John Weigel.

    For more information visit www.hamiltoncaster.com.

  • Boost productivity and efficiency with this side-loading trailer

    If you’re in material handling, you know that side loader forklifts can be great for hauling unorthodox-sized loads through narrow warehouse aisles. That also means that you know the unique challenges they present.

    Hamilton is proud to introduce a new Fifth-Wheel Steer Trailer, a hauling alternative to help boost productivity and efficiency in plants, warehouses, and distribution centers.

    This high-capacity, 6-foot-wide by 20-foot-long workhorse is designed especially for power-towing. A tongue-actuated toggle brake on the front axle ensures everything stays put during loading and unloading. And, what’s great about this brake is that it can be installed on just about any Hamilton trailer.

    This multipurpose trailer is capable of transporting up to 30,000 lbs. on its steel frame, finished in safety yellow. The steel deck can accommodate virtually any kind of load. It has a deck height of 27-1/2” and tongue tow height at 12-1/2”.

    The press-on polyurethane running gear helps efficiently deliver structural steel bars, rolls, cylinders, plate steel, dies, molds, and tooling throughout any facility. When pulled singly, trailers can be backed into locations maneuvering similarly to tractor-trailers. When hitched into a train, using forged couplers, each trailer follows the preceding one but requires slightly larger aisles than a quad steer. 

    Hamilton’s Fifth-Wheel Steer Trailer is a cost-effective solution to scale restrictive aisles within plants, warehouses, and distribution centers. Our carts provide years of utility with robust designs rolling on the industry’s most durable wheels and are the best choice when looking for an economical solution to move large, long, and/or heavy loads.

    Check out Hamilton’s complete line of Fifth Wheel Steer Trailers.

  • The UltraGlide™ wheels by Hamilton deliver more push, cush, and staying power.

    In our tireless quest to provide customers with the exact product they need when they need it, Hamilton is proud to introduce our the UltraGlide™ wheel series.  It’s Hamilton’s latest modular solution designed to reduce the amount of energy needed to move loads in manual or powered applications.

    Designed for ergonomic and AGV applications, the UltraGlide™ still features independent swivel surfaces that eliminate scrubbing, making it much easier to turn.  It still has split outer raceways to minimize friction that provides low startup and maintain forces.  But that‘s where the similarity ends and the magic continues…

    Engineers upgraded the precision ball bearings in both size and quality in the new UltraGlide™ to provide more than double the bearing life.  Hamilton engineers also designed the die cast aluminum center with a new concave face that concentrates the compression of the urethane toward the centerline of the tread. This design change simulates the cushioning benefits of a thicker, softer tread, but provides the same durability and long life as other more conventional heavy duty wheels. 

    The UltraGlide™ also features a new modular design whereby the 1” wide wheels are no longer press fit together but now assembled separately like a true multi-wheel arrangement.  This enhancement allows for many more product configurations compared to its predecessor.  For example, the new UltraGlide™ supports a 3” wide assembly in a small 3-1/2” diameter and can expand to a 6” wide assembly in a 12” diameter.  

    The UltraGlide™ assemblies are offered in two tread profiles and (3) different polyurethane types.  The tread profiles are a new crown profile that features a unique easy rolling flat center band and a flat profile for higher load applications.   The UltraGlide™ Ergo poly features Hamilton’s blue ErgoGlide poly with the new crown tread profile and is best suited for applications where rollability and softer ride are the primary objectives.    The UltraGlide™ 27/7 | AGV features Hamilton’s light gray DuraGlide poly with the new crown tread profile and is best suited for continuous duty operations such as AGV’s, AMR’s, or outdoor environments.   Finally, the UltraGlide™ XC features Hamilton’s Duralast® XC with a flat tread and is best suited when the highest load rating is desirable.   All of the new wheels are backed by Hamilton’s three-year product warranty and are available mounted in the majority of Hamilton’s broad line of industrial casters.        

    Check out the UltraGlide™ Landing Page for complete specs and product details.   


  • Hamilton's New U-Grooved Industrial Track Wheels
    Designed for easy rolling along straight or curvy tracks/pipes. A great solution when working with crane cables or pulleys, or using rolling gates and doors. Wheels range from 4-10 inch diameters in three materials: steel, stainless steel, and nylon....

  • Hamilton Introduces New U-Grooved Industrial Track Wheels

    The new U-Grooved track wheels are ideal when working in applications with crane cables, pulleys, rolling gates, and doors.

    In Hamilton’s latest line of new industrial wheels, U-Grooved Track Wheels are designed for easy rolling along straight or curvy tracks or pipes. With a capacity range of 1000 – 7000 lbs., U-Groove Wheels are a great solution when working with crane cables or pulleys, or using rolling gates and doors. They’re also common in food services, washdown, and other industries where tubed tracks are commonplace.

    “We saw a large volume of Hamilton customers special ordering our U-Grooved industrial track wheels so we decided to add them to our everyday product offering,” said Mark Lippert, President of Hamilton Caster. “We will now manufacture the wheels more efficiently and shorten their lead time, providing a big win for our customers.”

    Hamilton engineers designed this track wheel with flexibility in mind.  The new U-Grooved Track Wheels come in standard sizes ranging from 4 to 10-inch diameters in three materials: steel, stainless steel, and nylon. This series of wheels offer a variety of groove depths and widths that accommodate a wide range of pipe sizes and track materials. Each wheel is fitted with precision-sealed ball bearings for easy rolling and maintenance-free operation.

    Hamilton's Steel U-Grooved Wheels, machined from 1045 steel, are the strongest, most durable of the series, and provides the highest load-bearing capacity. 

    The Stainless Steel U-Grooves are machined from Type 303 stainless steel. This makes them ideal for harsh, corrosive environments such as chemical and food processing plants, and pharmaceutical operations.

    Hamilton's Nylast® U-Groove wheels are made from solid cast high-performance nylon, specially formulated with finely divided particles of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) to enhance its load-bearing capability while maintaining impact resistance. The U-Grooved Nylast® Wheel is resistant to moisture and chemicals while providing necessary floor protection. This results in an industrial wheel well-suited for corrosive environments or applications where sanitary conditions are important.

    Optional accessories include custom machined bores with keyway and/or set screws, as well as slick poly or rubber-coated treads. Hamilton can also machine custom sizes up to 25-inch diameters and other materials to match your exact specs. Should a size or configuration not be a standard, Hamilton will always custom design and build what is needed.

    Check out the new U-Grooved Landing Page for complete specs and product details.


    About Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co

    Founded in 1907, Hamilton Caster is an industry leader in designing and manufacturing stock and custom-engineered heavy-duty casters, wheels, carts, and trailers. Family-owned since its inception, the fourth generation remains as committed to quality as the company’s founder, John Weigel.

    For more information visit www.hamiltoncaster.com.