Founded in 1984, Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. (BLP) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of services, products and solutions for North American rigging and crane applications worldwide.
In 2012, Bishop Lifting Products became a member of SBP Holdings. Together with Delta Rigging and Tools and Morgan City Rentals, we make up one of the largest wire rope, sling, rigging and rental groups in the country. Our dedicated employees help leading companies across all industries around the world, solve their lifting and industrial needs. With strategic branches located in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado, customers have the advantage of accessing our large breadth of products from any location. Each branch is stocked and tailored for their region and industries.
Bishop Lifting Products has prided itself on maintaining the highest level of brands, services and products. Our four cornerstones to success are a vigorous quality system, an ingrained safety & health consciousness, an active environmental plan, and a structured training program. Each of these attributes play an important role in the decision making processes at Bishop Lifting Products and in turn, incorporates our employee participation at all levels. In 1999 we achieved our ISO 9002:1994 Quality certification from Det Norske Veritas (DNV), before upgrading to the ISO 9001:2008 certification in August 2009. Today, we are developing an ISO 14000 compatible Environmental system and an OHSA 18000 Health and Safety system. Our goal is to constantly improve quality processes at each branch and add them to our current ISO 9001:2008 certificate.
SBP is a portfolio company of AEA Investors, a leading private equity firm headquartered in New York. AEA investors is a pioneer in the private equity industry, having been founded in 1968 by the Rockefeller, Mellon and Harriman family interests and S.G. Warburg & Co. With over 40 years of investing experience, AEA has a global presence with offices throughout Europe and Asia.
We understand that good companies are the result of good management, and we will encourage good management to remain.
We know that a company can do best when its management has the resources available to grow and be innovative.
We encourage management growth by providing an operating environment that allows prompt decisions and rapid responses to the marketplace.
We are firm believers that management should participate in an incentive plan that properly awards post-acquisition growth and profitability.