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Wire Rope News & Sling Technology's online goal is to provide a total information portal for
the wire rope, sling and related businesses worldwide.

This section provides current links to organizations, directories and reference data we hope will
prove valuable to our visitors. Perhaps you have discovered a site of interest to our industry.
Drop us a note (subject: Link for Website) and we'll review it for addition to this page.

Comic downloads mentioned in the December 2017 issue of WRN&ST:


Railroads Deliver the Goods

Railroads Deliver the Goods
Engineering in Your Future

New Frontiers
New Frontiers

The Wonders of Wire Rope
The Wonders of Wire Rope

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF)

Crane Directory
Your one-stop destination for anything you can think about crane. This Crane Directory designed to help its users find the crane information, source, companies, products and services.

Crane Institute of America
Crane training and consulting.

Fast growing B2B trading hub connecting companies in Eastern, Central and Western Europe with international buyers and sellers worldwide.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

IQS Directory
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 (OSHA)

Occupational Safety Council of America
OSCA provides safety consulting, computer based training and employee testing services.

Rope Headquarters:
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:

This video accompanies the article "Designing the Nearly Impossible"
from the February 2019 issue of Wire Rope News:



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