Bishop Lifting Acquires Safeway Sling USA

SBPHoldingsLogoHOUSTON – (April 2, 2018) — Bishop Lifting 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 as well as 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 for 40 years and has gained recognition as the “Gold Standard” for overhead lifting slings.

Harold King, President of Bishop Lifting Products, stated that “we are excited with the addition of Safeway Sling to our family of companies. Safeway Sling 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 Sling USA, added that “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 with in-house ASTM E-4 calibrated testing capabilities. Bishop Lifting operates 70 test beds throughout their 21 locations with pull test capacities ranging from 100K-1500K metric tons.

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

More information can be found at www.sbpholdings.com, www.safewaysling.com, and www.lifting.com.

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

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: https://www.gofundme.com/sbpblp-employees-flood-relief 

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

Sincerely,

Harold King
President
Bishop Lifting Products
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Block Repair & Refurbishing from BLP Services

auxilliary-block-vesselBLP Services team took on a huge refurbishing job on a 400te main deck crane auxiliary block on a multi-purpose, deepwater pipe lay and heavy lift vessel.  This 400te working load limit (WLL) hook block is an auxiliary block on one of the three cranes on-board designed to support heavy lift, pipelay and subsea installations. Crane blocks require frequent inspections daily, periodic inspections quarterly to annually depending on use, and a complete disassembly and thorough inspection service every 5 years.

Our service technicians started with a complete inspection of the duplex hook and attachments checking for deformation, cracks, gouges, and thread wear.  They then checked the latches on either side of the hook for proper function. The sheave wheels were inspected for misalignment, or wobble, and wear, and the proper positioning of sheave pin nuts. The rope grooves were checked for normal wear from use or for abnormal wear from misuse such as using improperly sized wire rope. This block is designed to be used with 2-3/4" diameter wire rope. All nuts, bolts, pins, and other hardware were double checked to make sure they were still installed and that they didn't show any signs of bending. The side plates, pins and axles, fittings and trunions were checked for signs of cracking and deformation. The block assembly was completely disassembled and any damaged or missing parts were repaired or replaced.  

The refurbishing process included: 

  • Pre and Post Non-destructive testing (NDT)
  • Blasting to remove all old paint
  • All bearings and seals were replaced with new
  • DNV witnessed, 110% overload pull tested (986,000 lbs.)
  • Re-painted and tagged
  • Full certification pack

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Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. Fabricates World’s Longest Polyester Roundsling

August 26, 2016--Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. (BLP), a fabricator and distributor of slings and rigging supplies, fabricated the world’s longest polyester roundsling in Houston, Texas.

The Polyester Roundsling was fabricated for a special subsea installation project for use in the Gulf of Mexico.  The BLR7 model sling has a vertical capacity of 21,200 lbs., and a record breaking length of 280 feet.

Bishop Lifting Products has a dedicated team of skilled synthetic sewers who are taught and trained on the correct standards and policies in line with the Web Sling and Tie Down Association (WSTDA) and ASME B30.90 “Slings” for fabricating synthetic slings.

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. Our 500+ dedicated employees throughout Texas, Louisiana, Kansas, Colorado, and Oklahoma supply wire rope, slings, rigging hardware, lifting devices, hoists and winches to customers with lifting, oilfield, towing, and hauling applications.

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