How it Began

Camlever, Inc. was founded by John Harris who built his first concrete bucket nearly 50 years ago. John saw firsthand the need to improve the cumbersome and inefficient buckets as crane operator in the early 60’s. He designed the first easy to load, easy to pour, cam lever bucket for his own use but soon began receiving requests for his bucket from others.
John's bucket was just what construction site supervisors were looking for – more efficient than any bucket anyone had ever seen. John had so many requests for his design that he shut down his crane and began building his first 100 buckets with the cam lever gate. Job supervisors has started telling their crane operators not to show up on the site without a cam lever bucket.

John opened Camlever, Inc. on October 18, 1978, setting up shop at the corner of East End Avenue and Ninth Street, in Pomona, California. Camlever, Inc began manufacturing a complete line of concrete placing buckets and trash material handling equipment and has been manufacturing exceptional quality products for the construction industry now for more than 43 years.

John's production line, like his bucket, is efficient. In every corner of his now three-acre shop, you will find his touch at work. Every workstation is designed to build buckets up to an 8-yard capacity with virtually no more effort than it takes to pull a lever. Welders never have to strain to reach awkward places, lift heavy pieces of steel, or move their equipment weld after weld. Ease, efficiency and thought was incorporated into the manufacturing as well as the design.

Today, every one of John's buckets, trash material handlers, hoppers, handcarts, trash chutes, and accessories are manufactured from the ground up right on site, with the exception of a few nuts and bolts and a couple of rubber products.
American-made with quality and integrity.