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Bishop Lifting Products Completes Acquisition of West Florida Wire Rope

Houston, TX -(PRWeb) - Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. (BLP) finalized the acquisition of West Florida Wire Rope, a wire rope and rigging shop in Panama City, Florida on June 30, 2011.

West Florida Wire Rope (WFWR) has been serving marine and onshore customers along the Gulf Coast of Florida since 1993, but was founded over 30 years ago as Carolina Chain & Cable by Bill and Babbs Rochester (Rochester Wire Rope family).  Ralph Bowdish purchased the company in 1993 and it became WFWR.  Specializing in wire rope, cordage, marine rigging hardware, and slings, WFWR will now be able to provide their customers Bishop Lifting Products’ extensive line of products, services and solutions.

This marks BLP’s first expansion into Florida and the eastern end of the Gulf of Mexico.  This becomes BLP’s seventh national location.

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 180+ dedicated employees throughout Texas, Louisiana, Wyoming and Oklahoma supply wire ropeslings, rigging hardware, lifting devices, hoists and winches to customers with lifting, oilfield, towing, and hauling applications.


Media Contact:

David "Mo" Moseley, Vice President of Marketing
Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. (BLP)
125 McCarty Drive
Houston, Texas 77029 USA

713-674-2266 office
713-671-7803 direct
713-702-4563 mobile

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John Hellums Named New VP of ACRP

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John Hellums, Business Development for Petrochemical and Refining, at BLP was sworn in as the new Vice President for Associated Crane & Rigging Professionals (ACRP) on May 10, 2011. John will be working with the past Vice President, and new President, Scott Fleming with UniRope Ltd. during his one year term.

John has committed his career to the lifting industry. He worked for ExxonMobile for 25 years before he joined Bishop Lifting in May of 2003. John has also been an active member, co-chair, and chairman of Houston Business Roundtable since 1987 and an active member with NCCCO since 2000.

We are extremely proud of John for his dedication to the crane and rigging industry and wish him the best of luck!

Pictured from right to left: John Hellums (BLP), Mike Riggs (Slingmax/ I&I Sling), and Scott Fleming (UniRope Ltd).

For the New Board of Directors and other details from the conference, click here to read another article from Crane Hot Line

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New Crosby Product - Screw Pin "Wide Body" Shackles

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Bishop Lifting Products is excited to announce that Crosby has just released new select sizes of the “Original” Wide Body shackles are now available in a screw pin design. The G-2169 and S-2169 are both "Load Rated", "QT- Quenched and Tempered"  and "TA- Type Approved."  Only Crosby can guarantee this type of quality.  

Crosby’s “Wide Body” Shackles provide the following benefits:

Product Features

  • Capacities of 7, 12.5 and 18 metric tons.
  • Quenched and Tempered for maximum strength.
  • Forged Alloy Steel.
  • Available in galvanized and self colored finish.
  • Individually proof tested and magnetic particle inspected. Crosby certification available at time of order.
  • Meets or exceed all requirements of ASME B30.26 including identification, ductility, design factor, proof load and temperature requirements.   Importantly, these shackles meet other critical performance requirements including fatigue life, impact properties and material traceability, not addressed by ASME B30.26.

To learn more, click here to view the New Crosby Screw Pin "Wide Body" Shackle literature.  

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