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, 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). 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

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