About Us

Skookum is more than a brand; it is a legacy. Skookum is a Chinook word meaning: Strong. Best. Powerful. Brave. Tough. Hardworking. It was the northwest loggers who gave the name to Skookum products for their unfailing dependability and rugged strength. 

From the rough and tumble start in 1890, Skookum has remained a leader in the industry with an unwavering commitment to quality and strength for over 130 years. 

Skookum has not only been made in the U.S.A. since 1890, the brand has also been a part of American history as well. We have participated in salvage operations at Pearl Harbor, the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam, and building the BART in San Francisco. Having already been a part of history, Skookum continues to participate in relief efforts by supplying mission critical parts through various Skookum distributors. 

Our promise is to provide customers with lifting and rigging products worthy of the Skookum name.