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October 2016 Edition

Wire Rope News & Sling Technology Magazine

October Wire Rope News

Note from the Editor

For those who are following the status of the SkyLodge pods from our cover story in the June issue, we’ve been told (to our dismay) that the photos we were given to publish were “very” old and the company assured us that the rigging has long been corrected. However, the staff at WRN&ST would like to see for ourselves, and we’ve requested updated photos we are hoping to publish as a sidebar in the next issue or so.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the articles we have this month, especially the cover story about the new Block Island Wind Farm written by our own Contributing Editor Barbara Spencer.

As always, besides the readers favorite “Inventors Corner” and the timely items in the Steel Industry News and People in the News sections, please remember to check out the new offerings from some choice companies in the New Products section.

If your company has something new to offer, we’ll be glad to publish the news in the next issue.

Thank you for reading, and please feel free to send us an email if you have a suggestion for an article.



Building the First Offshore Wind Farm, 600 Foot-High Wind Turbines

By Barbara Spencer. Keeping in step with the rest of the world, the United States gets it’s first wind turbine farm off the coast of Rhode Island.

Nik Wallenda: Inspiring Riggers Worldwide

By Cyndi Jones. One of the world’s greatest daredevils talks about the passion for his chosen profession.

“The Customer is Always Right”

By Leo E. Soucek. Stanley Fishfader started young in the family business and worked his way up to become a leader in our industry.

Avoid Costly Penalties for Overtime Violations

By Phillip M. Perry. New regulations are forcing employers to rethink how they classify individuals in their workforce.


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Harrington Hoists, Inc. releases line of Ex Certified spark resistant manual hoists and trolleys

Lifting Gear Hire adds Mod Lifting Gear Hire recently added a new modular spreader beam capacity from Modulift® to it’s inventory stock.

Air Technical Industries a new series of Portable Jib Cranes that are counter-balanced, self-supportive, and can be used anytime, any place, indoors or outdoors, without installation.

Columbus McKinnon Corporation CM-ET Lodestar ClassicElectric Chain Motor now IP66 rated Legendary motor is ideal for use in outdoor environments and is designed for long service life

Air Technical Industries (ATI) announces the development of a new “Reversible, Convertible Self-Propelled Mobile Crane” designed especially for NASA


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 63
  • People in the News. page 66
  • Classified. page 69
  • Crossword Puzzle. page 70


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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