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

Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. Finalizes Acquisition of Matex Wire Rope

Houston, TX - - August 1, 2017 – SBP Holdings, through its wholly owned subsidiary Bishop Lifting Products, is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Matex Wire Rope, Inc. headquartered in Kilgore, TX. This bolt on acquisition fits into Bishop Lifting Products growth strategy to accelerate its position in Texas and Louisiana markets.

Along with Delta Rigging & Tools and Morgan City Rentals, Matex Wire Rope is a quality addition to the SBP Holdings group of companies.  For over 50 years, Matex has been a premier supplier of lifting solutions including: sling fabrication, wire rope & rigging hardware, fall protection, cable service, recertification and custom lifting solutions.  With branches in Shreveport, LA, Pleasanton, TX, Alice, TX, and Midland, TX, the combined companies will now operate 20 branch locations throughout Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado.

Matex provides sales, service and repair for all types of wire rope and cable, including, drill lines, sandlines, electromechanical cable (EWL), and other specialty cables.  Matex’s specialty services include: Oilfield Wireline Spooling Services, Electromechanical Cable Splicing, Wireline Sheave repair, inspection and recertification.

“The acquisition of Matex complements our overall wire rope and rigging offering so we can now provide additional services to the oil and gas industry. This investment represents an important strategic opportunity to offer high quality products and service operations in and around Texas and Louisiana,” said Harold King, President of Bishop Lifting Products. “The acquisition also adds to our capacity and geographic presence to key market customers.”

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

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 and gaskets.

 

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

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SBP Holdings Announces Management Changes

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September 1, 2016—Houston, Texas—SBP Holdings, with its Singer Equities and Bishop Lifting Products business units, is pleased to announce the following management changes:

Otis Dufrene has retired as President and CEO of SBP Holdings. He has been named Chairman of the Board and will remain active with acquisition activities of Singer Equities’ industrial rubber business and Bishop Lifting Products’ rigging and rental business.

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Don Fritzinger, formerly President of Singer Equities, has been named President and CEO of SBP Holdings and will manage the operations of both business verticals.  Fritzinger, a 40-year veteran of the industry, joined Singer Equities in 2002 through an acquisition.

 

 

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Sam Petillo, with 18 years of industry experience, formerly Director of Veyance Technologies Industrial and Hydraulic Hose business divisions and most recently a Vice President of Singer Equities, has been named President and CEO of Singer Equities. Singer has 37 locations nationwide and specializes in the industrial hose, hydraulic hose, conveyor belt and gasket material fabrication and services.

 

 

harold_kingHarold King, with 24 years of industry experience with Bishop Lifting Products and most recently Vice President, has been named President and CEO of Bishop Lifting Products.  Bishop specializes in the fabrication, distribution and rental of slings, wire rope, hoists, and rigging products with 15 regional operations primarily in the Gulf Coast region.

 

 

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

 

About SBP Holdings:

SBP Holdings is one of the nation's leading specialty distribution groups focusing on the sale and rental of wire rope and rigging products through Bishop Lifting Products and the sale of industrial rubber products through Singer Equities. SBP Holdings is a portfolio company of AEA Investors based in New York City.  For more information, go to www.sbpholdings.com

Media Contact:

Teresa Clayton, Marketing Manager
Bishop Lifting Products, Inc.
125 McCarty Drive
Houston, TX  77029
713-674-2266 office
713-671-7841 direct
teresa.clayton@lifting.com
www.Lifting.com
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Bishop Lifting Products Announces the Launch of New Lifting.com

lifting-website-updateHOUSTON, TX -- April 8, 2016 -- Bishop Lifting Products is pleased to announce the launch of their redesigned website, www.Lifting.com.   The new website will provide visitors with a more user and mobile friendly way to access lifting or rigging related product information, services, and news from Bishop Lifting Products. The updated, 398 page General Catalog is filled with all the products needed to build a lift plan with all the necessary rigging gear.  From slings, rigging hardware, spreader bars, hoists, or winches, our customers now have full, online access to the best brands and tools.  

In addition to the top of the line products, Bishop Lifting Products has also expanded its services department.  Their goal is to be the number one value-added service provider for lifting and rigging equipment.  BLP's team can now provide rigging training, proof testing at all branch locations, inspection or repair, and rental equipment for your project needs. 

Lifting.com will be continually updated with new content on the latest project photos of lifts and rigging used in the industry, as well as helpful product and safety information, articles and best practices, newsletters, and company announcements in the News section. 

About Bishop Lifting Products, Inc.

Founded in 1984, Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. (BLP) is a leading fabricator and distributor of products, services, and rigging rental solutions for crane and oilfield applications. In 2012, Bishop Lifting Products became a member of SBP Holdings. Together with Delta Rigging & Tools and Morgan City Rentals, we make up the largest wire rope, slings, and rigging accessories group in the country. Our team of 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. 

Media Contact:

Teresa Clayton, Marketing Manager
Bishop Lifting Products, Inc.
125 McCarty Drive
Houston, Texas 77029 USA
713-674-2266 office
713-671-7841 direct
teresa.clayton@lifting.com
www.Lifting.com

 

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