Bishop Lifting and SENAR announce Revolutionary AR Rigging Training

Houston, TX – – November 2, 2020 – Bishop Lifting Products (BLP) and SENAR are proud to announce the release of a revolutionary Augmented Reality (AR) Sling and Rigging Hardware Inspection and Lifting Training App for Mobile Devices.

In January 2020, BLP partnered with SENAR to build the first Augmented Reality (AR) rigging simulator for Apple and Android devices. Now that over 1 billion devices are AR compatible, a phone or tablet can bring 3D immersive scenes to life in the classroom or at home.

The AR simulator offers interactive safety inspection training on both individual pieces of rigging equipment and on proper use and attachment of rigging to various load types. In one of the four scenarios, trainees walk around a life-size digital rack loaded with more than 2,000 lbs. of rigging equipment, and they must identify the 40 flaws that could cause an accident. In another scenario, trainees inspect previously assembled rigging attached to a load before giving their sign-off for lifting.

“Without AR it would be impossible to replicate those scenarios. They are too dangerous or too costly to reproduce and too heavy to carry when I travel! Now, everything is available on an iPad. We’re excited about the training tool and can’t wait to use it in our training classes” says Dan Rose, Training Manager at BLP.

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About Bishop Lifting Products, Inc.

Founded in 1984, Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. (BLP) is a leading fabricator and distributor of products, services, and lifting solutions for crane, rigging, marine, and oilfield applications. Along with its Delta Rigging & Tools and Morgan City Rentals, our 500+ dedicated employees supply wire rope, slings, rigging hardware, lifting devices, hoists and winches to customers with lifting, oilfield, towing, and hauling applications across the USA.

Bishop Lifting along with its affiliate Singer Equities has grown to 57 locations throughout the United States and Canada.  Singer Equities is a decentralized group of value-added distributors in the industrial rubber products industry that distribute and fabricate industrial & hydraulic hose, conveyor belt, gaskets, and fluid power.


SENAR has built the first Augmented Reality (AR) training platform designed to quickly create and publish simulators on mobile devices. Through the SENAR app, employees can undergo hands-on training in scenarios that would be too dangerous, too expensive or impossible to replicate otherwise.

COVID-19 Update


Like all of you, we are assessing the situation surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and its impact on our business and industry. Please be assured we are committed to maintaining our high level of service. We will do this while protecting the health of our employees, our customers and our community. Bishop Lifting wants to let you know that as of this date we have not had any significant disruption in our supply chain or our ability to service our customer’s requests, orders or shipments.

We continue to carefully reviewed the local, state and federal directives and guidance related to the COVID-19 crisis.  At this time we remain an essential business that must continue its operations. Our work is critical to ensure continuity of its service and support of essential infrastructure and essential businesses. This includes health care facilities, food and beverage processing facilities, hospitals, lab facilities, and industrial facilities. Industrial Facilities such as municipal water and wastewater treatment facilities that have critical reliance on safe, clean, reliable water.

How we are reducing the impact of COVID-19

Besides monitoring the situation, we are also taking the following active measures to reduce the impact to our customers:

  • We are following all recommended strategies issued by the CDC to keep our employees safe and healthy, including allowing employees to work from home whenever possible and rotating shifts to limit person-to-person contact.
  • BLP are asking our suppliers and customers to limit their visits to our facilities whenever possible as we are committed to maintaining a safe working environment for all of our employees.
  • We are in constant communication with our suppliers in China and Japan to ensure we react immediately to any disruption in our supply chain.
  • Bishop Lifting remains readily available to help you address any specific concerns. Our Inside Sales and Outside Sales teams, Service Departments, Accounting and Shipping Departments are all functioning without disruption.
  • We will employ available technologies to provide remote assistance wherever possible.
  • We’ll remain proactive and update you as necessary.  Please send us an email or call us with any concerns or questions you may have.

In these unique times, our company and our Team joins with everyone to support our community and neighbors. We appreciate your business and understanding during this global health emergency.

Bishop Lifting Products Has Completed the Acquisition of American Wire Rope & Sling

Houston, Tx – June 14, 2019 — Bishop Lifting Products announces that it has finalized the acquisition of American Wire Rope & Sling (AWRS) headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Since its founding in 1933, AWRS has been a leader in providing rigging, lifting and overhead crane solutions in the Midwestern region of the United States.  

With its three locations in Indiana, and thirty-four employees, AWRS is a strong addition to Bishop Lifting Products 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 Bishop Lifting Products.  AWRS shares in the Bishop Lifting Products philosophy of providing its customers the highest quality brands in the industry, along with 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 Bishop Lifting 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.”

Bishop Lifting, along with Singer Equities and Dakota Fluid Power, are wholly owned subsidiaries of SBP Holdings, headquartered in Houston, TX and through its 92 locations provides industrial rubber, wire rope, rigging, fluid power products and services to a broad range of industrial markets throughout North America. More information can be obtained at,, and  

Bishop Lifting Acquires Safeway Sling USA

SBPHoldingsLogoHOUSTON – (April 2, 2018) — Bishop Lifting (BLP) has acquired Safeway Sling USA, a sling fabrication company headquartered in Greendale, Wisconsin. Safeway Sling USA is a manufacturer of 100% USA made nylon and polyester lifting slings. Additionally, they are manufacturers of wire rope slings, chain slings, and tie-down assemblies that meet all WSTDA standards.

Safeway Sling USA, Inc. has a proven record of excellence in designing and fabricating 100% USA made lifting slings. In fact, for 40 years they have gained recognition as the “Gold Standard” for overhead lifting slings.

Harold King, President of BLP, stated that “we are excited with the addition of Safeway Sling to our family of companies. Safeway has a proven track record in our industry of supplying the highest quality synthetic slings with the highest level of service. They will make a great addition to our team.”

Sue Szymczak, President of Safeway, added “We feel that BLP is the ideal fit to carry on our legacy of excellence.”

Along with manufacturing synthetic and metal lifting slings, Safeway provides certifying/recertifying services of overhead lifting assemblies. As a result, this includes in-house ASTM E-4 calibrated testing capabilities. Furthermore, BLP operates 70 test beds throughout their 21 locations with pull test capacities ranging from 100K-1500K metric tons.

SBP Holdings and their subsidiaries

Bishop Lifting Products, along with Singer Equities, are wholly owned subsidiaries of SBP Holdings. Notably, BLP is engaged in the fabrication, distribution and rental of wire rope, sling and rigging products and services. Markedly, Singer Equities specializes in industrial hose, hydraulic hose, conveyor belt and gasket material fabrication and services. Ultimately, the combined entity has 61 locations throughout North America with over 1080 employees.

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Media Contact:
Teresa Clayton, Marketing Manager
Bishop Lifting Products, Inc,
125 McCarty Dr.
Houston, TX 77029
(713) 674-2266 office
(713) 671-7841 direct

Hurricane Harvey Update

To our Customers, Suppliers and Friends,

Bishop Lifting Products and Delta Rigging & Tools have made it through Hurricane Harvey and the Houston, Angleton and Sulphur offices officially reopened for business on Thursday, August 31st. Hurricane Harvey hit Texas harder than expected, impacting millions, displacing hundreds of thousands. We prepared prior to the storm and remained in constant contact with our employees throughout the storm. All of our employees are safe, but many have water damage to their homes and cars, and few have lost everything.

Please contact us in regards to new or existing orders. Normal shipments and orders may take longer due to road conditions, freight delays and facility closures. Our other locations are helping with production to support our customers and utilizing inventory within our groups to minimize supply chain disruptions. Our team will do everything to help you meet your project deadlines.

Our parent company, SBP Holdings, set up a Go Fund Me account for employees affected by the storm. SBP will match employee contributions dollar for dollar over the next 14 days. 100% of contributions will go directly to SBP employees affected by the storm.  If you feel the need to donate, please contribute at: 

Thank you for your patience as our company returns to normal business. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been adversely affected.


Harold King
Bishop Lifting Products
Delta Rigging & Tools
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