About Wire Rope News
Established in 1979,
Wire Rope News & Sling Technology
is the industry leader in providing information
to the wire rope, sling and related businesses worldwide.
Wire Rope News & Sling Technology magazine, published by 2D Publishing LLC, has been serving manufacturers, distributors of wire rope, chain, cordage, related hardware and sling fabricators, and related service providers for the material handling industry since 1979.
Content includes technical articles, news and reports describing the manufacture and use of wire rope in marine, construction, mining, aircraft and offshore drilling operations. Cordage, slings, chain and fittings are also covered. Editorial content contains articles about fabricating companies, new products, people in the news and inventions.
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). 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.
Don Tywoniw, Publisher/Editor, Production Manager, Advertising Coordinator
Barbara Spencer, Contributing Editor, Author, Manager of the annual Suppliers Directory
Peter Hildebrandt, Author
William Fischer, Author of the Inventor's Corner column
Dennis O’Rourke, Contributing Author, Consultant and Author of Denny's Crane and Rigging Notes column
Peter von Bleichert, Ph.D., Contributing Author and Consultant
Jane Haynes, Author
Al Pirozzoli, Author
Sandra Bluvias-Ashton, Consultant and creator of our industry-related word search puzzle
Phillip M. Perry, Contributing Author
Victor Menendez, Contributing Author
Diane Drozd, Accounting, Bookkeeping
Myles Mellor, Creator of our unique industry-related crossword puzzle