American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF)
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Crane Institute of America
Crane training and consulting.
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International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Comprehensive Manufacturers Directory.
Materials Handling Industry of America
A non-profit worldwide organization consisting of manufacturers of industrial materials handling equipment and systems.
National Association of Chain Manufacturers (NACM)
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Occupational Safety Council of America
OSCA provides safety consulting, computer based training and employee testing services.
an information web site focused on Rope.
Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association
An international association serving the crane, rigging and oversize/overweight transportation industries.
Web Sling & Tie Down Association
Serving manufacturers of synthetic fibers, synthetic webbing, web sling fabricators, component materials and supplies.
The Wire Rope Technical Board (WRTB)
An association of engineers from companies that
account for more than 90 percent of the wire rope
produced in the United States.
Following are the links from the "further reading" footnotes at the end of the Oct. 2015 article "Cement Shoes - Part 3: The Litany of a Bad Idea"
Thomas M. Griffith’s 1878 magazine article is available on-line: Van Nostrand’s Eclectic Engineering Magazine
F. W. Cappelen’s 1891 paper about the Mississippi River crossings at Minneapolis is available on-line: “The Late Suspension Bridge of Minneapolis.” Journal of the Association of Engineering Societies 10 (January 1891–December 1891): 400–426.
Francis Collingwood’s 1895 paper about the Allegheny River repairs is available on line: Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers
Gustave Bouscaren’s 1893 paper about the Ohio River repairs and the discussions of his ideas by other engineers are available on-line: