Bishop Lifting Products announced the acquisition of American Wire Rope & Sling (AWRS) headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana on June 14, 2019. Since its founding in 1933, AWRS has been a leader in providing rigging, lifting, and overhead crane solutions. AWRS is located in the Midwestern region of the United States, with its three locations in Indiana. In fact, with thirty-four employees, AWRS is a strong addition to BLP's portfolio of industry-leading crane and rigging companies.

“We are excited about the acquisition of American Wire Rope and Sling. AWRS expands our geographic footprint into the upper Midwest area of the country.  Moreover, the addition of AWRS enhances our existing capabilities by expanding our overhead crane manufacturing and service capabilities,” said Harold King, President of BLP. AWRS shares in the BLP philosophy of providing its customers the highest quality brands in the industry. Moreover, they share in the unequaled value-added services, making them an excellent addition to our existing network of rigging companies.

Kyle Howard CEO of ECP American Steel, LLC states, “We are extremely excited to be joining the Bishop Lifting family. Being part of the BLP family provides AWRS, and our customers, access to a broader line of lifting and rigging products and solutions. It opens up opportunities to expand into rigging rental and custom-designed and fabricated lifting products. We are eager to introduce these new products, services, and solutions to our customers.”