Current News and Events from Bishop Lifting Products

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maxirider personnel hoistMaxiRider®  is proud of their years of dependable service and their commitment to personnel safety. We strive to be the best in personnel lifting and the name you can count on when lifting personnel to new heights. As part of our continued commitment to the industries we serve, we offer an experienced field service team. Our team is dedicated to assisting you in maintaining the MaxiRider® at peak performance with confidence you can count on. Our team is available to you and can be scheduled for routine maintenance items, annual inspections and on-site training, please contact us with your request.

maxirider-personnel-hoistAnnual inspections help maintain normal wear and tear on the equipment.  Don't be caught with a down personnel hoist when it matters the most!  

When calling for service or annual inspections a few points of information would be helpful to have on-hand:

  • The MaxiRider® (5) digit serial number (found hard-stamped in the MaxiRider® gearbox)
  • Type of MaxiRider® (Crown Mount 110V or Floor Mont 220V)
  • Specific contact information (to include: rig number, location, phone number and point of contact name)
  • Drilling operation and expected day of service/request

 Please contact your MaxiRider® Service Team for assistance!

SBP Holdings Announces Management Changes


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.


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.




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.



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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

Media Contact:

Teresa Clayton, Marketing Manager
Bishop Lifting Products, Inc.
125 McCarty Drive
Houston, TX  77029
713-674-2266 office
713-671-7841 direct


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.


Product Spotlight: Thern Davit Cranes

Thern Davit Cranes – Need a Lift?

Thern's line of Davit Cranes is the most extensive in our industry.  Ranging from marine, construction, oil & gas, manufacturing, mining and more, they have a portable or stationary davit crane to suit your needs.  

Thern Davit Crane Advantages:

  • Simple Installation

  • Industrial Applications: Ability to LIFT up to 3,000 lbs. Ability to rotate and lower to a desired location or position. 

  • Truck Mounted Applications

  • Rooftop Applications: Installed on rooftop applications provide an economical, permanent solution for lifting tools, maintenance and HVAC equipment.

  • Construction Sites: Great for small lifts up to 2,000 lbs

  • Grain Elevators: Electric or hand operated davit crane mounted to the top of elevators provide an easy, economical solution for lifting tools and equipment.

Depending upon the load weight and dimensions, hook height needed above or below floor level, hook reach required, long or short load lifts, spur gear or worm gear hand or power operated winches, AC/ DC or drill drivable options — our experts will help you choose the perfect davit and winch combination to handle your project with ease. Let us help make your job faster, safer and easier with the use of the best davit crane available - Made in the USA.



The “Long Lift” crane is our standard Commander 1000 or Commander 2000 series davit crane fitted with a Thern power winch featuring a modified drum, which is able to handle large amounts of wire rope. This combination allows for long lifts up to 390 feet, which is ideal for the bulk handling and construction industries.



Although Thern portable davit cranes are most commonly used at water treatment facilities they are also found at job sites, in maintenance shops, in factories, on radar towers and roof tops all over the world. Your choice of pedestal, flush or wall mount bases increases your installation options.



Although Thern davit cranes are commonly mounted on concrete or other stable structures, they can also be mounted to vehicles for even more portability. Depending upon the vehicle or intended use, our davits can be flush mounted, pedestal base mounted or even mounted using our wall mount base.



Although any Thern davit crane model can be mounted on your boat, dinghy, ship or platform, the Captain Series 571 (1500 lb. capacity) and 572 (2200 lb. capacity) are the most popular crane used on tug boats and in the marine industry all over the world because they provide extended height, extended reach and smooth 360° rotation while loading supplies and equipment. The Captain series davit cranes are available in manual or power winch operation. An optional ratchet style screw-jack can be added for precise boom adjustment from 45° to 90°.



Thern winches and davit cranes are commonly found at water and wastewater treatment facilities performing a multitude of tasks at lift stations, in pump houses, collection sewers, bar screening, aeration tanks, clarifiers, filtration, ultraviolet disinfection, biosolid recycling, maintenance shops and more.

3″ Socket Line Break Test Video

As children, we were always taught to NOT break things… but at Bishop Lifting Products, Inc., break testing is an added service we provide our customers.  Compared to a traditional proof test, break testing allows for quality control and verification of lifting materials. By knowing the actual breaking strength of wire rope and slings, our customers can verifty that the slings meet design factors as outlined by ASME. All five of our locations are equipped to administer break tests.  Our largest proof test bed is located in Houston, Texas and has a capacity of  3.3 million pounds.

This socket line break test video was recorded at our  Houston office from our state of the art test bed control room.  Customers are invited to witness break tests or proof tests from this control room, high above the test bed, allowing for photographs or videos such as the one below.

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Bishop Lifting Products performed a break test of a 3” BLP-604 Socket Line using 35X7 high performance wire rope & Crosby G-417 Closed Spelter Sockets each end.  Breaking at over 500 tons, the socket line met all necessary 5 to 1 design factors.