Handling Specialty is an engineering and manufacturing firm focused on producing customized equipment and turn-key systems for complex material handling applications with extensive experience in industries such as (but not limited to) advanced manufacturing, aerospace & defense, automotive, entertainment, process and transportation.
Our company is owned by Whiting Equipment Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Whiting Corporation located in Monee, Illinois. Whiting Equipment Canada operates in North America and China, with 6 manufacturing facilities in China.
Our capabilities include: conceptualization, concurrent engineering, engineering studies, collaborative design review, project management, in-house manufacturing, installation and commissioning, training, full documentation, service and maintenance.
Notable projects include:
- The design, manufacture and installation of three underwater lifts, two diving board tilters and one trampoline for the Aquatheaters on the Royal Caribbean vessels "Oasis of the Seas" and "Allure of the Seas"
- The design and manufacture of a robotic aircraft paint removal system featuring a 65 ft extendible arm, with a maximum angle of 180 degrees for a US Air Force Base
- The design, manufacture and installation of the underwater stage lift system for City of Dreams and Franco Dragone Entertainment Group’s The House of Dancing Water, the world’s largest and most spectacular, water-based show in Macau, China. The project features eight platform stage lifts that move up and down for a total of 27 feet.
Handling Specialty is headquartered in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada.