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crane and rigging conference


When: December 3-4, 2014

Where: Hilton Houston Nasa Clear Lake, Houston, Texas

Why: Don't miss one of the largest independent crane and rigging conferences to offer education and networking opportunities for safety and risk managers, crane and rigging supervisors, lift directors, project managers, and others responsible for managing crane and rigging operations in construction and heavy industry.

Bishop Lifting Products will be there and would love to discuss some of the huge advances in crane and rigging products for our industry.  

Registration includes admission into two-day conference, exhibition area and breakfast and lunch both days. Special rates are also available to groups of three or more registrants from the same organization. Click here to register! 


Click here to see a daily agenda of events! 



For hotel and travel information, please click here. 

Tags: crane and rigging conference, crane & rigging, crc, Houston

Bishop Lifting Products Acquires Delta Rigging & Tools

Houston, TX -- March 27, 2014 – SBP Holdings, through its wholly owned subsidiary Bishop Lifting Products, has completed the acquisition of Delta Rigging & Tools headquartered in Houston, TX.

Bishop Lifting Products and Delta Rigging & Tools specialize in the fabrication and distribution of slings, wire rope and rigging products, crane and rigging inspection services, engineered solutions, and equipment rentals. The combined Company will go to market under the brands Bishop Lifting Products, Delta Rigging & Tools, Delta Rentals & Rigging, and Morgan City Rentals. The Company currently operates 23 branches in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and North Dakota with over 700 employees.

Derrick Deakins, President of Bishop Lifting Products, states, “the combination of Bishop Lifting and Delta will bring great value to our customers. The wide spectrum of products and services, extended geographic footprint, and technical expertise created by the acquisition positions Bishop Lifting Products to become the clear leader in the wire rope and rigging industry. The addition of rental equipment services will be a new offering that will benefit the combined customer base.”

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


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 email

Tags: Bishop Lifting Products, Delta Rigging & Tools, Houston, press release

OSHA Wire Rope Inspection Fact Sheet

osha fact sheet

Another great Fact Sheet from OSHA on the proper inspection requirements for wire rope used on cranes and derricks in construction. This document is intended to assist wire rope inspectors and supervisors. These provisions are effective November 8, 2010.
Fact sheet focuses on what actions need to be performed for:
    • Shift inspections: deficienceies and removal service criteria
    • critical review items
    • monthly inspection
    • and annual/comprehensive inspections. 

Tags: OSHA, wire rope inspection

FREE SC&RA Webinar - December 5, 2012

Webinar Topic: Economic Year in Review and Forecast

Chris Sleight, editor of International Construction magazine, will look at the key global economic trends that impact the specialized crane market and oversize/overweight transportation sector. In addition to general economic forecasts for different parts of the world, Mr. Sleight will look at construction markets and the specific factors that determine the business climate for owners and operators of large fleets of cranes and associated equipment.

Speaker: Chris Sleight, editor, International Construction

Price: FREE for Members and Non-Members

When: December 5, 2012 @ 12 pm EST


Register here!

Tags: construction market, SC&RA, free webinar, crane & rigging

Crane Care – SC&RA Webinar - June 13, 2012

Crane Care – Guidelines for Good Clean Livin'

The June webinar brings together numerous industry experts from Manitowoc and MTU to discuss the importance of following manufacturers’ guidelines throughout the life of the crane to keep it in good working condition and to maximize its life. This online round-table will cover the following topics:

  • The importance of training and education for operators, riggers, and technicians on the rules of crane safety long before they start using a crane as well as the reasons a company should register the level of training received for each employee. 

     by Mike Brunet, Product Safety Director, Manitowoc Cranes

  • Why should a company follow the manufacturers’ recommendations for proper preventative maintenance?

    by Dan Snook Corporate Training, MTU/Mercedes and 
        Brian Hill, Crawler Crane Field Service Manager, Manitowoc  
        Crane Care

  • Learn the advantage of tracking the crane during its working life via telematics.

    by John Alexander, CraneSTAR and Technical Communications Director, Manitowoc Crane Care

  • How to adhere to the manufacturer’s guidelines if the crane detects an overload occurrence.

    by Scott Mohn, Mobile Crane Service Operations Director, Manitowoc Crane Care

  • The value of getting the manufacturers’ input and authorization of any structural repairs, throughout the entire life of the crane.

    by Gary Herrmann, Structural Engineer, Manitowoc Crane Care



$29 members/ $59 Non Members

Click Here to Register

Click Here for more

Tags: SC&RA, crane & rigging, crane safety

Crane & Rigging / Industrial Crane & Hoist Conferences - May 23-24

CRC / ICHC 2012

Join Bishop Lifting Products at the Crane & Rigging / Industrial Crane & Hoist Conferences!

The jointly-held Crane & Rigging Conference and Industrial Crane & Hoist Conference (CRC/ICHC), hosted by MCM Events, moves to a new venue in 2012. The two-day safety management conference will be held May 23-24, 2012 in New Orleans, La.

The two-day conference is geared for safety managers, crane and rigging supervisors, plant managers, and risk management personnel. New this year, attendees can choose from two educational tracts. ICHC sessions will discuss topics relevant to users of overhead cranes inside plants or heavy industrial environments. CRC sessions will be of interest to users of mobile and tower cranes working in construction environments. In addition, several joint sessions focusing on training techniques, accident trends, and rigging inspection and proper use promise something for everyone.

BLP will be exhibiting and invite everyone to attend this great conference series.  Salespeople from our New Orleans and Houston branches will be present.  


There's still time to register! 

Register prior to March 31, 2012 to reveive the early bird rate $550 (a savings of $145).   All early bird registrations will be entered into a drawing for an iPad 2.   Registration includes admission into either conference and breakfast and lunch both days.  

Register online:  CRC / ICHC  or 

Register by phone: Franci Motz,, 602-368-8552 

Tags: lifting and rigging, new orleans, crc, crane safety

ACRP 2012 Workshop & General Assembly

ACRP General Meeting

Join John Hellums, the current VP of ACRP, and Bishop Lifting Products at the Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals (ACRP) 2012 Workshop and General Assembly on May 8-11 in Cleveland, Ohio.  The workshop will include training strategies, educational workshops and technical presentations from members of the crane & rigging community.  The workshop and assembly will take place at the Cleveland Airport Marriott.  This is a great opportunity for ACRP members and crane & rigging professionals to network and participate in industry workshops. 

Schedule and Topics include:

Tuesday, May 8: 

  • Board Meeting
  • Golf
  • Welcome Reception

Wednesday, May 9:

  • General Assembly Session
  • Articulating Boom Cranes
  • Facility Tour - Mazzella Lifting Technologies

Thursday, May 10:

  • Risk Management
  • ACRP Committee Meetings
  • Concrete Pumper Trucks
  • Synthetic Ropes Used for Cranes
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Annual Banquet

Friday, May 11:

  • Computer Tools for Rigging
  • ACRP Awards
  • Closing Session
Register online at or by calling 800-690-3921. Click here for the ACRP Workshop flyer. 

Tags: crane meeting, Bishop Lifting Products, ACRP, crane & rigging

FREE Webinar from SC&RA - April 11 @ 12 EST

SC&RA is hosting another free webinar on April 11th at 12 EST.  See below for topic information and how to register.  


Crisis Management - Effective Strategies for Dealing with the Unexpected

SCRA free webinar
It’s the crisis you most dread — a fallen piece of equipment, an employee injury, an accident on the road — and it is now being covered by the media. Is your company prepared? This webinar will arm you with the best practices in crisis communications, with a particular focus on issues important to companies in specialized transportation and crane and rigging.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Apply the best practices for speaking to the media and other key stakeholders, which can make all difference between a company thriving during a crisis and closing its doors forever
  • Apply the main elements of a communications strategy that gets your messages out
  • Identify the key components of a communications contingency plan
  • Use social media during a crisis
  • Regain the trust of employees, customers, partners, and other stakeholders

By participating in this webinar, you will learn how to mitigate potential crises and safeguard your company’s reputation. 
Cost: Free

Click Here to Register


Bruce Cordingly, Principal
Sound Counsel Crisis Communications

J. Vander Stoep, Principal
Sound Counsel Crisis Communications

Tags: SC&RA, free webinar, crane & rigging

Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. Adds a New Location in Oklahoma City

Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. Adds a New Location in Oklahoma City

Houston, TX -- Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. (BLP), a fabricator and distributor of slings and rigging supplies, has announced the opening of a new regional office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma City office will be the one-stop source for servicing the oilfield rigging needs in the Mid-Continent region. “Our Oklahoma City office will provide rigging solutions and local MaxiRider™ support to businesses in the region,” says Jeff Bishop, President of Bishop Lifting Products. The new office enables BLP to host key customers and prospects, as well as the ability to offer essential product and solution services, such as onsite product testing and training.

Bishop Lifting Products in Oklahoma City will be fully stocked with Crosby products as well as a fabricator of slings, such as wire rope slings, web slings, roundslings, chain slings, and Slingmax® high performance slings. The location is also equipped with a 350,000 lb. proof testing machine, laser tag etching machine for making sling tags, a pouring tower for fabricating mast raising lines, and a 20,000 lb.  wire rope spooling machine.

Bill Ray, Regional Vice President based in the Oklahoma City branch, says “we feel like our Oklahoma City facility is state of the art!  It enables us to provide unparalleled service, fabrication and testing of rigging equipment for the Mid-Continent region.  We are very excited about being in Oklahoma City.”

This is the third new branch for Bishop Lifting Products in the past year.

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

Tags: Bishop Lifting Products, crane & rigging, oklahoma

New Product Annoucement: Tubing Grabs for Well Servicing

Bishop Lifting Products is excited to announce the latest innovation in well servicing -- Crosby's Tubing Grab. Read more about the features and warnings here. 

Tubing grab holding tubing2


The tool clamps onto the well tubing just behind the upset and is used to move the tubing to and from the rig floor. Keeping the tube horizontal, the grab allows handlers to move the tubing to the rig floor so the elevators can be attached and stand the tubing upright. The Tube Grab can also be used in the reverse. It is not designed to move the tubing to the vertical. 

To install on tubing, pull the trigger fully, and press the jaws over the tubing. Release the trigger and verify the trigger is fully in the locked or forward position prior to applying a load. The operator’s hands must be free of the grab prior to applying the load. The grab must be installed adjacent to the flared end of the tubing or the coupler.  Do not attempt to attach the grab directly to the larger diameter flared end or the coupler.


  • Devices to lift 2-3/8" and 2-7/8" tubing.
  • Engages with upset end of tubing.
  • WLL: 500 lbs.
  • Fitted with Crosby Shackle for attachment to air tugger line.
  • For the oilfield well servicing market.

Read more here.  

For pricing and questions on Tubing Grabs contact:
Permian Basin & South Texas:
Billy Bob Anderson - 432-258-2535
Oklahoma & Rockies:
Bill Ray - 405-426-2440

Tags: Crosby, Bishop Lifting Products, well servicing, tubing grab, well servicing tools