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Jean-Marc Teissier Singapore

Rope and Sling to Provide Glow Sling Exclusively to UK Market

Lifting and rigging equipment supplier Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd. (RSS) has secured exclusive distribution rights in the UK for an innovative range of slings featuring reflective strips, manufactured by Miller Weblift. Exclusivity on the product, called Glow, has been granted to RSS until December 31, 2018. read more


modulift citizensM

U.S. Construction Firm Lauds Versatility of Modulift Beams

Modulift spreader beams combined with other rigging equipment in 19 different configurations to complete over 200 lifts during modular construction of the citizenM Hotel in South Lake Union, Seattle, Washington recently. read more


spreader beams

REID Davit Crane Lifts Personnel at Outdoor Activity Centre

A REID Lifting davit crane makes it possible for disabled people to participate in water sports and other activities at Calvert Trust Kielder, a specialist site for outdoor experiences, in Kielder Water & Forest Park, Northumberland, UK read more

spreader beams

Modulift Beams Integral to Preserving Unique Southampton Heritage

Three Modulift spreader beams were used in a one-over-two configuration beneath the hook of a 350t capacity mobile crane. The bridge was successfully removed, loaded onto transportation, and taken to Solent Protective Coatings for remedial work. read more and watch the video


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The Newest Advancements in Spreader Beams

The Caldwell Group Announces the Model 30HC, a High Capacity Modular Spreader Beam. read more


Wire Co World Group

Wire Rope – The Secret Weapon of World War One

Article by Don Sayenga. When World War One began in 1914, the German Navy realized their cruisers and battleships were no match for the Royal Navy. The British had twice as many big fighting ships as any other nation. Beginning with the launch of their modern battleship Dreadnought in 1906, “Britannia rule the waves” became much more than a popular patriotic song. The development of little short-range military aircraft had just begun. The only other available form of naval warfare was an attack from beneath the waves, so the Germans concentrated on building the world’s largest fleet of submarines. This in turn caused creation of an anti-submarine weapon by the U S Navy in a program with a lid on it so tight that no one outside a small group of naval employees ever knew about it. read more

Wire Co World Group

Columbus McKinnon now offers Expanded Options for Yale® YK™ and Shaw-Box® SK™ Wire Rope Hoists

The expanded electrical and mechanical options and a wider range of lifting capacities for their Yale® YK™ and Shaw-Box® SK™ electric wire rope hoists. And additional Magnetek IMPULSE® adjustable frequency drives for multiple motions. read more

Wire Co World Group

Launch of the Universal Plate Lifting Clamp

All Material Handling listens to customers needs and in response recently launched this Universal Plate Lifting Clamp read more

Wire Co World Group

Oldest Operating Passenger Wire Ropeway Turns 90

The world’s oldest operating passenger wire ropeway, The Predigtstuhlbahn, celebrates its 90th anniversary without showing her age. read the article "The Grande Dame of the Alps"

Wire Co World Group

WireCo WorldGroup Opens New West Coast Distribution Center

WireCo WorldGroup has announced the opening of a distribution center in Portland, Oregon. The new facility is strategically located to handle the wire rope needs of their customers across the northwestern United States. The Portland center maintains inventory to improve availability and reduce delivery time throughout the service area. Alisa Glazier is the Manager of this new location. She previously worked for WireCo at their Beaverton, Oregon facility, and was the Assistant Manager of the Houston Distribution Center. more info on www.WireCoWorldGroup.com

CM 360 hoist

Now Appearing: The 40th October Issue of Wire Rope News & Sling Technology

The October 2018 issue should reach your desk any day now. It’s the first issue of our 40th year.

So much has changed in the material handling industry since our first issue in 1979. As a pioneer magazine for this sector of the industrial world, we’ve been honored to have so many of you read our current event articles as well as the historic pieces that we’ve highlighted over the years.

We’d like to think that our founder, Ed Bluvias (who passed away in 2013), would be proud to see how much farther the industry has progressed, while knowing that Wire Rope News & Sling Technology has kept right in step with those changes.

Thank you all for being a part of our family for 40 years!

CM 360 hoist

CM Tornado 360 Hoist

Innovative hoist from Columbus McKinnon features unique Sidewinder™ lever handle for safer and more productive operation.

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When lives are on the line

Fall Prevention: Put yourself in your worker’s shoes

We all know we should do it. But let’s face it: wearing fall protection and following safety procedures can add challenges to a job that is already tough. Support your workers and show that fall prevention is a priority in your company.

...Read more Fall Prevention safety tips

When lives are on the line

How to get in big trouble with OSHA

While few companies practice this kind of gross negligence, the case reminds us that employers need to be ever vigilant that workers follow good safety practices.

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When lives are on the line

When Lives are on the Line

Article by Barbara Spencer from August Edition - U.S. Rigging Supply Takes on Ever-Changing Safety Challenges of Fall Protection

...read more

Yale Cordage Test Bed video

Yale Cordage Test Bed

SUPPLIER NEWS - New-England-based Yale Cordage Acquires One of the Largest Test Beds in Eastern US .... read more



Al Abel


Columbus McKinnon Expands Hoist Offerings - Hand Chain Hoist and Two New Electric Wire Rope Hoists

SUPPLIER NEWS - Columbus McKinnon Corporation has expanded its offering of the unique CM Hurricane 360° hand chain hoist and introduces its new Yale® YK™ and Shaw-Box® SK™ electric wire rope hoists. .... read more


Al Abel


Al Abel Top Trainer Award

SUPPLIER NEWS - Al Abel of Mazzella Companies wins 2018 Corporate Top Trainer Award .... read more



Sam Moyer


ALL Tower Crane GM Appointment

SUPPLIER NEWS - Sam Moyer takes the reins from Clay Thoreson .... read more


Crane and Rigging Workshop

SUPPLIER NEWS - Registration is open for the Crane and Rigging Workshop... read more

Green Pin Tycan Lifting Chain

Tycan Lifing Chain

SUPPLIER NEWS - Green Pin Tycan® Lifting Chain used for first time by Mammoet... read more

June is National Safety Month: Better Safe Than Sorry!

Melanie Arnio


Safety Manager Appointment

SUPPLIER NEWS - Health & Safety Manager at G.W. Becker, Inc.... read more

Campbell Sling Hooks

Campbell announces their NEW Sling Hooks

SUPPLIER NEWS - Campbell's redesigned their sling hooks with a new latch assembly feature and extra-thick steel construction... read more



elebia NEO hook for lifing bell furnaces

elebia Bell Furnace Lifing Hooks - the NEO Hooks

SUPPLIER NEWS - elebia Launches the NEO Hook for Lifting Bell Furnaces ... read more

Roland Verrett cartoon

Roland Verrett The Rope Pope

ARTICLE by Barbara Spencer - With no intention of retiring, Verreet travels worldwide as perhaps the most well-known wire rope designer, inspector, consultant and speaker. He says he was once introduced as “the man who makes wire rope sexy.” But he thinks that wire rope has always been sexy... read more

Authorized Rigging Centers

Columbus McKinnon Announces New CM Authorized Rigging Centers

SUPPLIER NEWS - Columbus McKinnon is making it easier than ever for customers to purchase, service and repair CM rigging products with its new CM Authorized Rigging Centers. ... read more

Modulift Spreader Beams

Modulift Spreader Beam Project in Poland

SUPPLIER NEWS - Modulift supplied two large spreader beams to complete a rig that will lift 20 wind farm jacket foundations onto vessels at ST3 Offshore's dock side location in Szczecin, Poland. ... read more


Campbell Swivel Hoist Hooks

Campbell announces their NEW Swivel Hoist Hooks

SUPPLIER NEWS - Campbell's new swivel hoist hooks have been redesigned with a latch assembly that features extra-thick steel construction... read more


Honeywell Spectra HC1000 fiber rope

Honeywell Launches Spectra HC1000

The new Spectra HC1000 is a Spectra fiber rope that surpasses steel wire rope... read more


October Wire Rope crossword puzzle

OCT Crossword Puzzle

New crossword puzzle by Myles Mellor for Wire Rope News. Open the October Edition and go to page 74.

LiftEx 2017 Conference

LiftEx 2017 Conference

NOV 29-30. LiftEx conference for anyone who works within the lifting industry. Hosted by LEEA (the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) the event, features a packed exhibition floor, engaging and valuable conference content, as well as a dinner dance and plenty of opportunities to network with your peers. read more

Straightpoine COLD

Wire Rope Lifting Clamps

How to avoid accidents when using Lifting Clamps. Lifting clamps have a variety of applications, including transporting plates and hoisting lifting beams. For optimum performance and safety, read some “dos and don’ts.” read more

Straightpoine COLD

Straightpoint at Speedy Expo

Straightpoint will be showcasing the COLT, the Clamp On Line Tensionmeter, at the UK expo.


New Sales Manager at Van Beest

Celena Moses joins Van Beest.


Modulift Spreader Frame Lifts Vehicle for Filming Project

A modular spreader frame provided a solution to lift a four-wheel drive vehicle for a top-secret filming project.


Sims Crane helping FL Irma recovery efforts

Sims Crane Helping Florida Irma Recovery Efforts

Sims Crane is making cranes available to help FL with Irma recovery efforts.


APEX helps rebuild Houston with Tools and ToolBank

Hurricane Harvey Relief - APEX is Helping Rebuild Houston with Tools - ToolBank

Find out more about ToolBank and how APEX is helping with tools.

August Wire Rope News Crossword Puzzel

New Crossword Puzzle

New crossword puzzle created by Myles Mellor for Wire Rope News. Open the August Edition and go to page 73.




Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund by CHANT

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Find out how you can support the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

CHANT welcomes Nick Bruck

CHANT Welcomes Nick Bruck

New Service Manager at Chant.


aerospace pulleys and industrial sheaves

Gaylin Rigmarine Spooling

Three recent contracts awarded to the Gaylin Group of companies substantiated their collective status as a major global specialist provider for turnkey wire rope supply and installation packages.

aerospace pulleys and industrial sheaves

New Pulleys & Sheaves

Loos & Co. announces their new Aerospace Pulleys and Industrial Sheaves.


power sling shackle

New Power Sling Shackle

Green Pin announces their new Power Sling Shackle.


Cradel Grab hook supplier

New Cradel Grab Hook

Campbell announces their new cradel grab hook.

Jim Chant

Mourning Jim Chant

Mourning the loss of an industry icon.

electric chain hoist supplier

Electric Chain Hoist Manufacturer Announcement

Harrington Hoists announces two new electric chain hoists.



traction chain supplier

Traction Chains Supplier ISO Announcement

pewag, one of the traction chains suppliers in our Supplier Directory has recently achieved ISO certifications.


wire rope sockets

Flying over Manhattan on the Roosevelt Island Tramway

Last year marked the 40th anniversary of the Roosevelt Island Tramway, which extends 3,100 feet across the East River in New York City. Frequented by commuters and sightseers alike, it connects the Upper East Side to the narrow stretch of land named Roosevelt Island in Manhattan.

wire rope sockets

Choosing the Right Wire Rope Socket for the Job

When buying a wire rope clips there are some things to remember. View the top 4 tips that some suppliers of wire rope clips shared with us.

Gaylin Vietnam

Four-Year Plan to Position Gaylin as Market Leader in Vietnam

Gaylin, a specialist supplier of lifting, rigging and marine equipment, has initiated a plan to reposition its Vietnam facility to address changing trends in the local oil and gas, refining and chemical plant sectors.

Famous River Thames Bridge refurbishment uses DLM load cells.

The Caldwell Group Announces AWRF Appointment

The Caldwell Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that our president, Doug Stitt, has been appointed as the new president for Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF) for 2017.

Famous River Thames Bridge refurbishment uses DLM load cells.

Famous Bridge Refurbishment uses DLM Load Cell

Load Cell Supplier, Dynamic Load Monitoring, announces that a famous bridge refurbishment in the UK uses DLM load cell.


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Harrington Hoists, Inc

Harrington Hoists, Inc celebrates 150 years in business.



wire rope clips

Tips for using Wire Rope Clips

When buying a wire rope clips there are some things to remember. View the top 4 tips that some suppliers of wire rope clips shared with us.


Crosby Slide-Loc

The Crosby Slide Loc

The Crosby Group announces a new design of the Crosby Slide-Loc. Check out the announcement and the video.



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