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arises, utilizing a load cell will add efficiency and safety to
         any scenario where we need to calculate force on lines, an-
         chors, cables or other maritime equipment.”
           Mullard added:  “The application shows how the RLP is
         well suited to any form of weighing, tension measuring and
         monitoring applications, combining simple operation and
         strong  wireless  connection.  Waterproofing  wasn’t  an  issue
         as the RLP stayed clear of the water but it could have been
         left permanently rigged with no problems.”
           The new anchors and chains were manufactured in France
         before being shipped to Corsica, a mountainous French is-
         land that is actually close to the west coast of Italy. The job-
         site was off the coast of Solenzara on the island’s east.
           Iroise Mer, founded in 2002, has been part of the Thomas
         Services Maritimes (TSM) group since 2013. Iroise has a fleet
         of six vessels, ranging from 10m to 41m in length, all of which
         boast cranes, winches and shallow drafts, suiting them to lift-
         ing and towing projects. TSM has a fleet of 20 additional ves-
         sels, predominantly tug boats for harbour towing operations.
                                                                  PULLEYS & SHEA
           Two vessels, TSM Molène and TSM Penzer, were used for   PULLEYS & SHEAVESVES
         the Corsica project, which are 21m and 27m in length re-
         spectively.  Tension  was  applied  via  the  vessels’  thrusters.
         Recoules led a 10-person team, who completed the work in-
         side a calendar month.
           Straightpoint serves the French marketplace through its
         local distributor Traction Levage (, which
         has six facilities across the country.
           For more information worldwide, visit their website: www.

         CRANE Coalition: Joint Statement on Tax
         Reform highlights cost recovery to drive
         economic growth
           Kevin Dempsey, Senior Vice President for Public Policy at   Military Specification Pulleys
         the American Iron and Steel Institute and spokesman for
         the CRANE Coalition, issued the following statement about   & Commercial Sheaves.
         the joint tax reform announcement made by House Speaker
         Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell   Loos & Co., Inc. is proud to off er a
         (R-KY), Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, National Eco-  wide variety of military specifi cation
         nomic Council Director Gary Cohn, Senate Finance Com-
         mittee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and House Ways and   and commercial pulleys and sheaves.
         Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX):             These products are the perfect
           “[The] Joint Statement on Tax Reform significantly moves   compliment to the specialized wire
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         Straightpoint to debut at Offshore Europe
           Straightpoint will exhibit at SPE Offshore Europe 2017,
         which takes place at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference
         Centre in Scotland on September 5-8.
           This is the first time the force measurement, load monitoring
         and suspended weighing load cell equipment manufacturer will
         take exhibition space at the biennial show, having launched a
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