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Altamont Capital Partners Acquires Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. from SBP Holdings

Altamont-BLP

Palo Alto, CA – Altamont Capital Partners (Altamont) today completed its acquisition of Houston-based Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. (BLP) – a market-leading, value-added distributor of lifting products and solutions –from SBP Holdings. The transaction encompasses the entire BLP business.

Altamont’s approach is to invest in companies with strong business models and great teams that have opportunities for tremendous growth. Altamont has extensive experience partnering with middle-market companies like BLP, supporting management and providing resources to enable them to grow and succeed.

 “We are thrilled to join with the BLP team to solidify their position as a leading value-add distributor of lifting and rigging products and position the company for near- and long-term success,” said Randall Eason, Managing Director at Altamont. “As a market leader with a strong core product and service offering, a track record of successfully integrating prior acquisitions, and a world-class team, the partnership between BLP and Altamont is a great fit.”

 “We are excited by this partnership and look forward to working with Altamont to strengthen and grow our business,” said Harold King, CEO of BLP. “We are in a great position to build and improve upon the areas of our business that are already thriving as we continue to provide excellent service and products for all of BLP’s clients.”

 As part of the transaction, King will continue as CEO of BLP going forward and BLP will retain all its current employees.

 “The partnership between Altamont and BLP will allow us to build from the robust foundation that has already been laid by Harold and the rest of the team. We’re excited to support BLP’s current operations while also looking to grow stronger through adding new customers, end markets, and capabilities, including through the pursuit of strategic acquisitions,” added Chase Beeler, Principal at Altamont.

 About Bishop Lifting Products, Inc.

Founded in 1984, Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. (BLP) is one of the largest providers of wire rope, slings, rigging, and related products in the United States. Bishop’s dedicated employees help leading companies across all industries solve their lifting and industrial needs. Presently, there are 26 strategic branches located across the country that allow customers to have the advantage of accessing Bishop’s large breadth of products from any location. In addition to Bishop, the BLP family of brands includes Delta Rigging and Tools, Morgan City Rentals, Matex, Woods Logging, American Wire Rope and Sling, Western Sling, and Louisiana Crane.

 About Altamont Capital Partners

Altamont Capital Partners is a private investment firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area with more than $4.0 billion of assets under management. Altamont is focused on investing in middle market businesses where it can partner with leading management teams to help its portfolio companies reach their full potential. The firm’s principals have significant experience building business success stories across a range of industries, including consumer, restaurants & multi-unit, financial services, healthcare, industrials, and business services.

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Bishop Lifting and SENAR announce Revolutionary AR Rigging Training

Augmented Reality Rigging Simulator

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.

Augmented Reality Rigging SimulatorIn 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/

Augmented Reality Rigging Simulator

 

 

 

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.

COVID-19 Update

THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF EVERYONE REMAINS OUR TOP PRIORITY.  

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 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.