About Us


Established in 1979,
Wire Rope News & Sling Technology
is the industry leader in providing information
to the wire rope, sling, and related businesses worldwide.



Our Magazine

Wire Rope News & Sling Technology magazine, published by 2D Publishing LLC, has been serving:

Manufacturers and Distributors since 1979.

What we focus on includes:

• Wire rope
• Chain
• Cordage
• Related hardware, and sling fabricators
• Related service providers for the material handling industry

Our content is professionally researched. You will find technical articles, news and reports that address topics such as the manufacture and use of wire rope in:

• Construction
• Marine
• Mining
• Aircraft
• Offshore drilling operations
• Cordage, slings, chain, and fittings

Editorial content contains articles about fabricating companies, new products, people in the news, and inventions.

Our Uniqueness:

In addition to our research and current news from the field, much of our content comes directly from professionals and businesses in our industry who have their finger on the pulse of key factors that can bring significant value to your business. The interviews are first-hand accounts from principal individuals in their company or profession. The resulting articles are of the highest caliber.

Wire Rope News & Sling Technology is published bimonthly: October, December, February, April, June, and August. The magazine is issued in the third week of the published month. Insertion orders, classified, and editorial copy must be received before the 20th of the month preceding date of publication (e.g. May 20th for the June issue). Annual subscriptions are accepted for the bi-monthly magazine.

Our Suppliers Directory:

Our annual Suppliers Directory is the leading yearly buyers guide, listing the companies that supply or serve the steel and material handling industries around the world. The directory is published in May each year. Print copies of the Suppliers Directory are sent to all suppliers listed in the directory and all magazine subscribers.


Our Editorial Staff and Contributors

Don Tywoniw, Publisher/Editor, Production Manager, Advertising Coordinator

Diane Drozd, Accounting, Bookkeeping

Dennis O’Rourke, Contributing Author, Consultant and Author of Denny's Crane and Rigging Notes column

Peter Hildebrandt, Author

William Fischer, Author of the Inventor's Corner column

Al Pirozzoli, Author

Peter von Bleichert, Ph.D., Contributing Author and Consultant

Phillip M. Perry, Contributing Author

Myles Mellor, Creator of our unique industry-related crossword puzzle