Current News and Events from Bishop Lifting Products

Singer Equities Acquires Smith Industrial Rubber & Plastics Inc.

singer-equitiesFebruary 1, 2018 — Singer Equities, Inc. has acquired Smith Industrial Rubber & Plastics Inc. headquartered in Rockford, Illinois.  Smith Industrial is a distributor and fabricator of hydraulic hose and fittings, conveyor belting, industrial hose, sheet rubber and die cut parts from plastic and rubber.  The business was founded in the 1940s as a division of Smith Oil Corp. who was a dominant distributor of petroleum, rubber products and select automotive parts through most of the 20th century in the Rock River valley.  Current owners Scott Greenfield and Tom Rudnicki were originally salesmen for Smith Industrial Rubber.  Tom Rudnicki will remain as General Manager and will continue operating under the Smith Industrial Rubber and Plastics name.

“Scott Greenfield, Tom Rudnicki and their team have built a reputable rubber distribution business over the past 30 years and have earned that through their value-add product offerings and dedication to customer service”, stated Sam Petillo, President of Singer Equities.  Adding, “We are very excited and proud to have Smith Industrial Rubber & Plastics join the Singer Equities team and expand our geographic footprint into Illinois. The addition of Smith Industrial further diversifies our customer base.”  Rudnicki said, “Through this partnership with Singer we maintain our name, identity and business model that enabled Smith’s growth over the past 75 years. We plan to leverage Singer’s strength in the rubber industry to hasten the pace of our growth in the Midwest.”

Singer Equities, along with Bishop Lifting Products, are wholly owned subsidiaries of SBP Holdings.  Singer Equities specializes in industrial hose, hydraulic hose, conveyor belt and gasket material fabrication and services.  Bishop Lifting is engaged in the fabrication, distribution and rental of wire rope and rigging products and services.  The combined entity has 58 locations throughout North America with over 1050 employees.  More information can be obtained at and









Haberbosch Appointed President of SBP Holdings

SBP Holdings LogoFebruary 1, 2018—Houston, Texas

SBP Holdings is pleased to announce the appointment of Pete Haberbosch as company President. Due to this he will be replacing Don Fritzinger, who will remain as CEO of the organization. Haberbosch joined the Singer Equities business vertical in 2014 as a Vice President of their Hampton Rubber and Summers Rubber businesses. Later, he was named a Vice President of Business Development for SBP Holdings. Furthermore, in this new role Haberbosch will continue in the strategic acquisition pipeline development. In addition, he will also continue marketing efforts supporting the organic and acquisition growth of both business verticals. Prior to joining Singer, Haberbosch held a number of management roles for the Gates Corporation and Fenner.

Fritzinger commented “Pete brings a great deal of energy and diverse skill sets from his background in the […] industry over the past 25 years. Pete will help create a dynamic leadership team. This is alongside Sam Petillo, President of Singer Equities, Harold King, President of Bishop Lifting and Craig Osborne, SPB Holdings group CFO.”

Singer Equities specializes in industrial hose, hydraulic hose, conveyor belt and gasket material fabrication and services. Whereas, Bishop Lifting is engaged in the fabrication, distribution and rental of wire rope and rigging products and services. Ultimately, the combined entity has 58 locations throughout North America with over 1050 employees.

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Rigging Inspection Services

As we are starting 2018, don’t forget to inspect all Rigging and Lifting Equipment to make sure that it is ready for another year of service. You can perform these periodic rigging inspections at any time of the year, but it is important to understand that users are required by ASME standards to perform a periodic inspection of all of your slings and hardware at least once a year.  

Bishop Lifting’s Services Department is available to come to your location and perform rigging inspection services. If you are interested in having Bishop’s Services department perform a periodic inspection on your rigging equipment contact them at 713-674-2266 or  Our team can help you develop an inspection schedule that best suits your company's needs.  Sometimes due to severity of use, periodic inspections can be required to be performed monthly, quarterly or annually. 

You are not required to use a third party for your periodic rigging inspections, and can use any of your employees that consider to be qualified based on experience and training. If you do not feel that you have any employees that are qualified, Bishop Lifting also offers training on rigging gear inspection. We offer many training options from 1 hour presentations all the way up to 2 day Rigging Inspector courses. The length of the training and the scheduling can be customized to meet your needs and your schedule. For more information contact our training department at 713-674-2266 or

Basic Sling Inspection by Type:

chain sling inspection

wire rope sling inspection

web sling inspections

round sling inspections

sling inspection posterFor more information on removal criteria for other types of equipment or to get a copy of the Sling Inspection Criteria poster below contact our training department at 713-674-2266 or

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
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