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Industrial Wire Rope Scores Soccer Stadium Construction – What a Feat!

A lot of weightlifting goes on behind the scenes of major sporting venues, and it’s not just the athletes hoisting the weights. For fans and athletes alike, it’s hard to beat the thrill of the energy inside the stadium. It’s a force that binds team spirit and motivates competitive peak performance. The stadiums set the [...]

December 8th, 2022|Rigging Shack|Comments Off on Industrial Wire Rope Scores Soccer Stadium Construction – What a Feat!

Hoisting: How to Know When it’s a Job for a Hurricane

Never under-estimate the power of a Hurricane. Of course, that’s obvious in nature, but here we are talking about hoisting and the industry-leading hoists from Columbus McKinnon. Unlike those greatest of storms we see in nature, however, the Columbus McKinnon Hurricane 360⁰ Mini is the smallest hand chain hoist on the market. Columbus McKinnon, like [...]

March 16th, 2022|Rigging Shack, Rigging Supplies|Comments Off on Hoisting: How to Know When it’s a Job for a Hurricane

Time to talk Shackles

Any time of year, the mention of shackles can transport me to the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, with the image of Jacob Marley shaking his chains and shackles as he warns Scrooge to change his ways. This confession is further embarrassing as it’s always the Muppet version of Marley, making the night terror [...]

August 18th, 2021|Rigging Shack, Rigging Supplies, Safety First|Comments Off on Time to talk Shackles

Choosing Chain Binders? Define The Variables

If you’ve been in the business of transporting heavy cargo for any length of time, you likely know that a chain binder, also referred to as a load binder, is a tool used to anchor large cargo loads for transport. As a device that applies tension to the chains that tie-down cargo, chain binders play [...]

January 27th, 2020|Rigging Shack|Comments Off on Choosing Chain Binders? Define The Variables

Is it Tensile Strength? Or Working Load Limit?

It’s rare for a week to go by here at Industrial Wire Rope without discussions about tensile strength or working load limit. We take it for granted that most people in our industry know there is a difference in the meaning of these terms. Yet, these terms and others are highly interrelated, and we thought [...]

August 20th, 2019|Rigging Shack, Rigging Supplies|Comments Off on Is it Tensile Strength? Or Working Load Limit?

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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