Tips To Ensure Safety While Using Rigging Equipment

Rigging is a very important process in most of the businesses today, especially construction and shipyard industries. Rigging can be referred to any hardware and/or equipment that the businesses use to attach heavy objects to the device that will lift it. It is also defined as the process or an art to hook the load or the heavy object to the lifting device by using the most durable slings and other required hardware/equipment.

Read more of Holloway Houston’s article on the rigging requirements that should be followed to ensure workers’ safety.


Wisconsin Lifting Specialists Relies on Peerless Industrial Group for Custom Lifting Products

LargeDia4Peerless Industrial Group’s custom lifting division located in Jeannette, PA recently fabricated a large, 1-3/4” diameter, multi-leg alloy chain sling for Wisconsin Lifting Specialists.  The size of this chain sling demonstrates the ability and technical expertise that Peerless has in manufacturing, welding and heat treating large alloy chain slings and alloy components.

The sling is a type QOF welded chain slingwith an overall reach of 30’-4”.  It consists of a 4-1/2” diameter alloy steel master link assembly, 4 legs of 1-3/4” diameter alloy steel chain and (4) custom made, hand forged, alloy steel eye foundry hooks to serve as end attachments for each of the four legs of chain.  The sling’s working load limit (WLL) is 341,000 LBS at a 60 degree sling angle and the actual shipping weight totaled 5,200 LBS. Continue reading

The Latest Issue of the Exchange Out Today

March-April Issue

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In this issue, we feature Holloway Houston, Inc. and their “Lone Star Success Story.”  We also highlight a new waterway record being set by the Army Corps of Engineers.  Get the issue to learn more, stay up to date on the most recent industry news and tap into over 2,000 product savings.

March-April Issue of the Wire Rope Exchange

The next issue of the Wire Rope Exchange will be mailed out at the end of this month!  In this issue, along with our latest industry news, product spotlight, events and catalog compiled by the distributors of the crane and rigging operations, we feature a Texas Giant, Holloway Houston, Inc., who over the past 50 years has grown large to set a standard amongst the rigging and lifting industry.  We learn about how the company began, where they are today and what has made them a large success.

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