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.

For more information or to download the app go to https://download.senar.io/rigging/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

About SENAR

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.

Bishop Lifting Products has Finalized the Acquisition of Louisiana Crane & Electrical Services, Inc.

Houston, Tx – November 11, 2019 – Bishop Lifting Products is proud to announce the completed acquisition of Louisiana Crane & Electrical Services, Inc., headquartered in Broussard, Louisiana.

Louisiana Crane & Electrical Services Inc. is a major regional manufacturer of overhead cranes and mechanical handling solutions.  Louisiana Crane supplies, installs, services and maintains cranes and hoists throughout Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and beyond.  Started over 20 years ago, Louisiana Crane & Electrical Services was founded on the principle that proper fabrication is the most important part of the crane system allowing them to be the leading crane fabricator in the Southeast.

Louisiana Crane offers 24 hour dispatching, preventative maintenance crane inspections and electrical services.

Harold King, President of Bishop Lifting Products, said “Louisiana Crane significantly expands and diversifies the crane fabrication and service divisions within our Company.  LA Crane will be a strong addition to our footprint in Louisiana.”

“We are certainly excited to become part of the Bishop Lifting Products team,” said Anthony Comeaux, President of Louisiana Crane.  “This acquisition provides for a great opportunity, not only for Louisiana Crane & Electrical Services, Inc., but for our many and loyal customers. This will allow us the opportunity to expand our product line and provide services to a greater region of the country.”

Bishop Lifting operates 7 locations within Louisiana, going to market as Delta Rigging & Tools, Morgan City Rentals, Matex, and Bishop Lifting Products.

Bishop Lifting Products, along with Singer Equities and Dakota Fluid Power, are wholly owned subsidiaries of SBP Holdings, headquartered in Houston, TX and through its 98 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  www.sbpholdings.com, www.louisianacraneandelectrical.com,  www.lifting.com,  www.singerequities.com,  and www.dakotafluidpower.com.

Bishop Lifting Acquires Western Sling & Supply Company

Houston, Texas — September 26, 2019 – Bishop Lifting Products announces that it has completed the acquisition of Western Sling & Supply Company.  Headquartered in the Denver, Colorado suburb of Sedalia, along with a branch operation in Casper, Wyoming, Western Sling & Supply Company is recognized as one of the leading providers of rigging and lifting equipment in the Rocky Mountain region of the US.  This acquisition expands Bishop Lifting’s presence in the Midwest regions of the US, along with broadening the company’s access to new end markets currently being serviced by Western Sling & Supply,

“Strategically, the acquisition of Western Sling complements and strengthens our existing operations in the Rocky Mountain region,” stated Harold King, Bishop Lifting President.  He also commented that “Western Sling & Supply, and its customers, should benefit from gaining access to the broad range of rental and custom engineered and fabricated lifting products offered by Bishop Lifting.”

Stan Truitt, President of Western Sling and Supply, states, “This union between Bishop and Western solidifies our mutual strengths in the energy, construction and manufacturing markets. We are excited to be part of the plan.”

Bishop Lifting, along with Singer Equities and Dakota Fluid Power, are wholly owned subsidiaries of SBP Holdings, headquartered in Houston, TX. With 97 locations, SBP 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 www.sbpholdings.com, www.Lifting.com, and www.westernsling.com.

Bishop Lifting Has Completed the Acquisition of Woods Logging and Industrial Supply

Houston, TX – February 1, 2019 -- Bishop Lifting Products completed the acquisition of Woods Logging and Industrial Supply based out of Longview, Washington.   Since 1978, Woods Logging has specialized in servicing the logging, marine and construction industries with spooling services, rigging products, wire rope and hydraulic solutions.

“Today’s announcement is continued support of our company-wide goal of geographic and end market diversification,” said Harold King, President of Bishop Lifting.  He continued, “Woods Logging has a long history of professional sales and service within the area, making them a great addition to our team.”

Mick White, President of Woods Logging, states, “We’re excited to join the Bishop Lifting and SBP Holdings family of companies and its large national footprint of companies focused on rigging, rubber and fluid power products.”

This growth will allow Bishop Lifting to continue to expand its national footprint to the Pacific Northwest. From on-site inspections to rigging services and wire rope delivery to marine terminals, Woods Logging provides high performance wire rope for cranes, as well as, wire rope and chain slings for the Logging, Maritime and Construction industries.

Bishop Lifting Products, along with Singer Equities and Dakota Fluid Power, are wholly owned subsidiaries of SBP Holdings, headquartered in Houston, TX and through its 86 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 www.sbpholdings.com, www.lifting.com, www.singerequities.com, and www.dakotafluidpower.com

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