United Offshore Services and Samson Unite

Samson and United Offshore Services (UOS) are pleased to announce their recent partnership to supply Samson high-performance synthetic ropes to Europe.  This expansion of the UOS product offering is driven by the increasing demand from their customers who recognize and value the advantages of heavylift slings made with synthetic rope. Continue reading


FAQs Available about Samson’s New Fiber Hoisting Rope – KZ™ 100

Samson KZ™ 100Early March at CONEXPO 2014, Samson along with Manitowoc unveiled the new KZ™ 100, the first synthetic hoist rope designed specifically for mobile cranes.

KZ™ 100 is a synthetic rope for mobile cranes made from a combination of high-performance fibers. It offers a number of benefits over the wire rope it replaces. It is 80% lighter at similar strengths and its braided, torque-neutral construction significantly reduces load spin. KZ™ 100 is durable in bend fatigue and has robust spooling capabilities.

Since  KZ™ 100’s debut, many questions have been raised and to help answer those questions, Samson has recently released a FAQ sheet on their website.  Click here to go directly  to KZ™100 Frequently Asked Questions.


Samson and Manitowoc Announce KZ™100 Synthetic Crane Hoist Line

KZ100 Cran_1Samson is pleased to announce the debut of Manitowoc Cranes’ Grove RT770E rough-terrain crane utilizing Samson’s KZ™100, the first synthetic hoist rope designed specifically for mobile cranes today at CONEXPO 2014.  KZ™100 and the RT770E can be found at Manitowoc’s Gold Lot Booth 2137.

KZ™100 is a product of joint application development between Samson and Manitowoc, supported by fiber supplier DSM Dyneema®, and ushers Samson into the crane industry. Continue reading

Swiackey Retires, Tony Bon Appointed CEO of Samson Rope

TonyBonIMG_9923Samson Rope announces that after more than 41 years, Steve Swiackey retired as CEO at the end of 2013.  Tony Bon, Samson’s current president, has been named CEO.

Swiackey came to Samson in 1972 as assistant plant manager of what was then Samson’s largest manufacturing operation in Shirley, Massachusetts. He quickly rose to plant manager, then to vice president of manufacturing, and in 1985 became president of the company. In 1988 Swiackey bought Samson, relocating the company’s headquarters and its largest manufacturing operation to Ferndale, Washington. Continue reading

Samson Innovates with Dedicated R&D Facility

SAMSONA_New_RandD_Center_ImageAs the worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of high-performance ropes, Samson is committed to research and development. The Samson R&D team is leading the industry with experts in chemical, mechanical, and textile engineering, as well as materials and polymer science. Their innovation brings new products and application-engineered solutions to customers.

To support continued innovation, research, and development, Samson is in the process of building an expansion to the Ferndale, Washington facility. The additional 16,750 square feet will expand design, testing, and training capabilities. Continue reading

Samson Announces New VP and Major Expansion

Samson, the worldwide leader in performance rope, announces the appointment of Joe Mazzacano as Vice President of Sales & Marketing, effective January 1, 2013.  In his new role, Mazzacano will leverage his strong knowledge of Samson’s strategy, markets, products, and customers to help foster company growth.

Mazzacano has been with Samson for 14 years as Vice President of Finance; a role that has included responsibility for Samson’s Continue reading

North American Drillers Lifts A Record 530,000 lbs ‘On The Hook’ with AmSteel®-Blue

North American Drillers (NAD) is one of three companies held by Shaft Drillers International (SDI) that provide geotechnical and shaft solutions to the coal mining, civil, tunnel, and undergound mining industries. NAD has expertise in shaft development approaching 20′ in diameter and 2000′ deep using a blind boring method that employs a technology known as reverse circulation.

In a unique situation, NAD found that they did not have the slings they needed to install the shaft casing that would be heavier than normal because they wouldn’t have the benefit of reverse circulation. They turned to Rouster WRR for support and were quickly provided AmSteel®-Blue slings.

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