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Industrial Wire Rope Workplace Safety Training – It’s NOT One Size Fits All

In their recent blog post, AMSCAF wrote about upgrades to their safety program. This got us thinking about the bigger picture of workplace safety. Among the many aspects of workplace safety is the fact of an aging work force and the drain of experience, expertise and knowledge associated with it. A peek at worker [...]

By |March 21st, 2019|Rigging Shack, Safety First|Comments Off on Industrial Wire Rope Workplace Safety Training – It’s NOT One Size Fits All

Industrial Wire Rope 2019 Outlook: Common Threads

Resolution. For a word that conveys such determination and commitment, it’s surprising to see statistics that suggest that only 8 percent of Americans who make New Year’s resolutions achieve the associated goals. History.com relates that the custom of making New Year’s resolutions dates back about 4,000 to ancient Babylonia. With so much practice, you’d think [...]

By |January 2nd, 2019|Rigging Shack|Comments Off on Industrial Wire Rope 2019 Outlook: Common Threads

Mother Nature Storms the Construction Industry

Over the past few months, our blog posts and those of American Scaffolding, have gone on an “armchair tour” of some interesting sites across the country. We admit we may not be the average tourists, as posts of places as amazing and fascinating as Seattle, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and the Outer Banks focus on [...]

By |November 7th, 2018|Rigging Shack|Comments Off on Mother Nature Storms the Construction Industry

Does any City Say “Industrial Wire Rope” like San Francisco??

In San Francisco, it could be up for debate where the industrial wire rope begins and ends.  Whether buildings, bridges, trolley cars or gold mining, this is a town that has a long history with cable! In July, we at Industrial Wire Rope kicked off our virtual summer road trip with a visit to [...]

By |August 27th, 2018|Rigging Shack|Comments Off on Does any City Say “Industrial Wire Rope” like San Francisco??

Move Over Frazier and Niles. Space Needle Cranes Rule in Seattle!

From sea to shining sea, it seems that America is under construction. You may have seen the recent American Scaffolding post about renovation work underway at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. We too, at Industrial Wire Rope are on a virtual summer road trip, admiring interesting construction activity at some of [...]

By |July 9th, 2018|Rigging Shack|Comments Off on Move Over Frazier and Niles. Space Needle Cranes Rule in Seattle!

Building Cities on a Rope

More precisely, we’re talking about building cities on a wire rope. It’s funny where an article in an industry journal can lead. Browsing through the February 2018 issue of Wire Rope News, the article Elevators and Their Cables Forever Change Urban Architecture, caught my attention. And even more precisely, it was the caption [...]

By |May 31st, 2018|Rigging Shack|Comments Off on Building Cities on a Rope

Scaffolding Madness – From Cave Art to “Tiaras”

Scaffolding History It’s always fascinating to look back in history to the tools our distant ancestors used to shape their world. What is ancient technology from our viewpoint was cutting-edge to them, and it served everything from agriculture to construction to art and more, tens of thousands of years ago. A few months ago, [...]

By |March 20th, 2018|Rigging Shack|Comments Off on Scaffolding Madness – From Cave Art to “Tiaras”

What do South Korea and South Dakota Have In Common?

In recent issues, we’ve mentioned the new American Scaffolding website. As 2018 unfolds, you’ll see more articles featuring both companies as our product offerings and services are so complementary and provide customers with turnkey solutions to industrial needs. So, what DO South Korea and South Dakota have in common? You’d be correct if you [...]

By |February 20th, 2018|Rigging Shack|Comments Off on What do South Korea and South Dakota Have In Common?

Ringing in 2018: Resonance, Resolution and Rope

Happy New Year to you! We hope 2018 is starting out well for you. The December issue of the The Rigging Shack included a feature on New Year’s traditions that took the Times Square Ball Drop to the local level with variations on the ball ranging from pickles, peeps, peaches and pinecones to sardines. [...]

By |January 16th, 2018|Rigging Shack|Comments Off on Ringing in 2018: Resonance, Resolution and Rope

Dropping Balls? Ringing Bells? Tis the Season!

As we close out the year, this newsletter looks at some New Year’s Eve traditions in which industrial wire rope plays a role, or has had a role at some point in history, many inspired by the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. Also in this issue is a communications tip on a [...]

By |December 15th, 2017|Rigging Shack|Comments Off on Dropping Balls? Ringing Bells? Tis the Season!

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