Industry News and Resources Now Directly on Wire Rope Exchange Website

Screen Shot 2014-08-12 at 4.00.25 PMCheck it out! The Wire Rope Exchange continues to add more features and resources to their website to enhance the users experience.  Just added, WRE now features industry news and resources directly from their website.  Visit Wire Rope Exchange website to see your business can take advantage:


New International Trade Crossing – Latest Feature in Wire Rope Exchange

Copyright Wire Rope Exchange 2014

Copyright Wire Rope Exchange 2014

The February issue of the Wire Rope Exchange will be mailed out at the end of this week.  We feature some interesting projects from the New International Trade Crossing between US and Canada to the proposed Grand Inga Dam, and we also highlight the Events Not to Miss in 2014.

If you are interested in taking advantage of the Exchange magazine or if you would like to sell your products through our printed and online industrial marketplace, please visit our website to register.

Wire Rope Exchange Article: B/A Products Proves That the Family That Works Together, Works Best

By Joe Nolan

B/A Products is the kind of company you used to hear about a lot – a busy little family affair that blossomed into a booming success. During a time when many entrepreneurs are questioning the American Dream, B/A is finding that the best way to build a future is through old-fashioned values like inventiveness, perseverance and the help of a hard working family.

When Mel and Enid Berman founded B/A Products Co. in Hollywood, Florida they built chain assemblies, punched rubber sling straps and offered other basic products aimed at the towing industry. Continue reading

Wire Rope Exchange Article: TANDEMLOC Has Progress Locked In

By William S. Fiske, Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired)

In the bustling town of Havelock, North Carolina, the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point provides excitement for all and employment for many. Home of the 2d Marine Air Wing with five deployable Marine Air Groups, Cherry Point also houses the Fleet Readiness Center (East).

This large industrial hub provides depot-level maintenance, repair, and rebuild services for Naval Aviation assets worldwide. The base serves as the East Coast point of embarkation for the Corps and has moved more than 35 tons of military equipment overseas in the last three years. Continue reading

WRE Magazine: November-December Issue Print Information

The November-December issue of the Wire Rope Exchange Magazine closes for print soon. See below for more information:

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Our next advertising close date is Tuesday, November 12th. If you have any questions or if you would like more information on advertising, please contact us: Continue reading

Steel Erectors to Support CRC/ICHC in Indianapolis

SEAA.logo5-SMALLL-e1333041757903The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) has agreed to support CRC/ICHC to be held May 29-30 in Indianapolis, Ind., announces MCM Events, the conference organizer. SEAA comes on board as a Supporting Organization at the same time that MCM Events finalizes the agenda.

SEAA represents contractors engaged in building with steel and promotes safety, education, and training programs for steel erector trades, assists with development of standards, and cooperates with others to impact the commercial construction business. SEAA joins the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) and the Ohio Manufacturers Association, other professional organizations that have agreed to promote the conference to their respective members.  Two industry publications are supporting the event as Media Partners. They are Wire Rope Exchange, a publication for distributors of crane, rigging, lifting and load securement products, and Construction Superintendent, which is geared toward the needs of commercial construction superintendents, offering current news, technology, and methods. Continue reading

Brazil’s 334-MW Electric Infrastructure Overhaul

Photo: Eletrobras Furnas

Photo: Eletrobras Furnas

The nearly completed Simplício Hydroelectric Complex in Brazil, owned by the government-run Eletrobrás Furnas, has been a Herculean construction project that began in 2007 and is expected to finish in late 2012. Constructed by the Construction Consortium of companies Odebrecht and Andrade Gutierrez, the project has received worldwide acclaim for its engineering ingenuity, level of construction difficulty, and expansive 15-mile-long site.

With Brazil scheduled to host two of the world’s largest and most prominent athletic events, preparations are underway to shore up the electric grid infrastructure before the 2014 Soccer World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games arrive. Only one month after securing the Olympic bid, Brazil endured a harsh reminder of its aging electric infrastructure: in one of the largest blackouts in human history, 60 million people—including the entire population of Rio de Janeiro—were left in the dark for three hours after a storm struck a key transmission line near the Itaipú hydroelectric dam on the Paraguay-Brazil border. Continue reading

WRE Spotlight with Crosby CEO

Crosby CEO, Jason Struthers

Crosby CEO, Jason Struthers

Wire Rope Exchange (WRE): What were some of the more compelling reasons for joining The Crosby Group? What aspects of the company held particular appeal for you?

Jason Struthers, CEO and President of The Crosby Group: There were some unexpected synergies that became very apparent after my first visit to Tulsa. Not only was I seeing a very successful manufacturer with a strong global market presence, but Crosby’s channels to market, and namely their world-class distribution partners around the world, were very much in line with the same excellent caliber of organizations that I had worked with in my previous roles. Continue reading

CF&I History Featured at Steelworks Museum in Pueblo, Colorado

You may recall the May/June 2012 Issue of the Wire Rope Exchange that featured the legacy of CF&I and its lasting effects on companies today, including Ver Sales, Mill Valley Splicing, Kirby Ropes International/Certex USA, and Western Sling & Supply.

The Bessemer Historical Society in Pueblo, Colorado is home to the archives of CF&I’s wire products and the Steelworks Museum, detailing CF&I as the “driving force in the development of the West, with the largest steel mill west of the Mississippi River.”  Currently, the museum is showing the ‘From Factory to Farm‘ exhibit through December.

Watch the video featuring this legacy here.

Wire Rope Exchange Magazine Wins 2012 APEX Award of Excellence

Wire Rope Exchange (WRE), an international sales magazine to the crane, rigging, lifting and load securement industries, has been awarded the APEX 2012 Award of Excellence in the Most Improved Magazines and Journals category. APEX 2012 is an international competition that recognizes outstanding publications. Entries are judged based on excellence in editorial content, graphic design and communication effectiveness. Continue reading

Voting Begins! The Great Crane Photo Contest

Voting for all photo submissions of the 3rd Annual Crane Blogger Photo Contest begins now and ends July 2nd! Crane Blogger, a social media website for all things crane related hosted the photo contest collecting photos from around the world of the coolest tower cranes, mobile cranes and the wildest crane projects. Continue reading

Muncy-Upson Announce Reorganization and Two New Divisions

During the Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF) General Meeting and PIE in Kansas City, OH, Muncy Machine & Tool Co. and Upson-Walton unveiled big changes to their business to offer stronger service to their customer base as well as advance their company forward. Continue reading

Losing Everything: How Arabi Sling Began Again

Arabi Sling & Rigging Company, Inc. traces its beginnings to the garage behind the home of Louis H. Flores Jr. and Maxine Flores in Arabi, Louisiana. Arabi is situated on the East Bank of the Mississippi River in St. Bernard Parish, next to the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans. Continue reading

Wire Rope Exchange, Now on Facebook

Another way we are connecting with the Crane and Rigging audience.  Go to our page and “like” us.

The Wire Rope Exchange is an international sales publication circulated to 5,000 companies within the crane operations, rigging, lifting and load securement industries.  Since 1984, the Exchange has not only created a marketplace amongst the distributors but also developed a ground for communication, reporting the latest industry news, product developments and events for our ever expanding field.


Voting Begins! 2nd Annual Great Crane Photo Contest

Voting for all photo submissions of the 2nd Annual Crane Blogger Photo Contest begins June 13th and ends June 24th! Crane Blogger, a social media website for all things crane related hosted the photo contest collecting photos from around the world of the coolest tower cranes, mobile cranes and the wildest crane projects. Continue reading