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August 2016 Edition

Wire Rope News & Sling Technology Magazine

August Wire Rope News

Note from the Editor

We’ve received a few emails about the photograph used on our June issue cover that shows improperly installed rigging. In fact, many feel it is a very dangerous situation that needs to be rectified.

We agree 100 percent. Though that wasn’t our first choice in cover shots, it was a last minute deadline call without our taking careful examination of the photo. That’s one of the pitfalls of the publishing business!

We’ve reached out to the SkyLodge people in an attempt to have them change the rigging before anyone gets hurt ... or worse! We’ll keep you updated if, and when, corrections are made. Who knows, they might have already taken care of it since those photos were taken!

Thank you for your interest in our publication, and please feel free to send us an email if you have a suggestion for an article or even if you want to critique something we’ve published.



Cincinnati’s Suspension Bridge Turns 150, Union Terminal Museum Gets Reinforced

By Victor Mendez. John A. Roebling’s Suspension Bridge proved to be a wonder when it opened in 1866.

Northeast and Southeast Centers Take Testing and Research Collaboration to New Levels

By Peter Hildebrandt. Testing to assure the safety of wire rope and other lifting products is just as important as their manufacturing.

National Park Service Turns 100 Wire Rope Remains Critical at Some Parks

By Henry Vere. Why a streamlined, highly trained, professional rope access crew is the best choice.

Plant Operations Managers can take a Tip from the Navy SEALs

By Peter Hildebrandt. Components Company, Inc. proves why they’ve been a key source for wire rope and cable assemblies for 82 years.



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Harrington Hoists, Inc. Harrington Hoists, Inc. releases the world’s smallest 1/2 ton hand chain hoist.

Columbus McKinnon Columbus McKinnon introduces ultra-low headroom wire rope hoist Yale LodeKing LT™ provides high-quality performance & durability for facilities with space limitations.

BILCO Improving quality through lean practices. Recently, one of the company’s most successful products, the BIL-Guard roof hatch safety rail system, underwent a significant redesign and subsequent production overhaul.

Green Pin® Green Pin® Theatre Shackles. The Theatre shackles are specially developed for the use in theatres to securely hang rigging and other accessories.

AMH AMH launches the X5 lever hoist into the North, Central, and South Americas.

Brass Knuckle® Brass Knuckle® BKCR4599 Glove features complex construction for wide-ranging protection New impact and slip-resistant glove offers HPPE CR level 4 shell.

PEOPLE in the Industry

Harrington Hoists, Inc. Announces Jim Small Promotion

YOKE confirms the appointment of Richard Oldknow as Vice President – Sales, EMEA Region


In this edition's classified ads section: Positions Available, Positions Wanted, Help Wanted, Professional Services, Reps Wanted, Seeking Merger, Equipment Wanted, Product Lines Wanted, For Sale, Hardware Sale, Equipment for Sale. See page 76 or the online classifieds

  • Advertiser’s Index. page 71
  • Steel Industry News. page 36
  • The Inventor’s Corner. page 50
  • New Products. page 64
  • People in the News. page 68
  • Classified. page 70
  • Crossword Puzzle. page 69


Archived News


Caldwell Lifting Solutions
Suncor Stainless
The Crosby Group
Yoke Industrial Corp.
Wirop Americas
SlingMax Rigging Solutions
Campbell Chain & Fittings
Chant Engineering
Ken Forging - industrial hardware
Maskell Rigging
Loos wire rope, cable and fittings products
Associated Wire Rope & Rigging
All Material Handling
Landmann Wire Rope Products

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