Bishop Lifting Products
October 2010 Newsletter

Awesome Autumn!
Slingmax® Check-Fast® Inspection System

Slingmax Check Fast EWI
The Check-Fast® System is designed to improve job-site safety.  The √ Fast® Tag and External Warning Indicator (EWI) on a roundsling product provides for a pass/fail inspection of the internal load bearing core yarn. Damage to the core yarn from ultraviolet (UV) light degradation, fiber on  fiber abrasion, fatigue, and severe overload can be detected. If the sling is mistakenly overloaded beyond rated capacity, the EWI is designed to disappear before the sling fails.  more...
Crosby Slings & Rigging Hardware Seminar and Shrimp Boil
Crosby Seminar and Shrimp Boil
We will be hosting a Crosby Seminar & Shrimp Boil in Houston on November 16, 2010. The Crosby Seminar will include instruction on rigging plans, inspection requirements, the rigging triangle, load controls & hitches, and an overview of rigging standards. After the seminar, we will have a shrimp boil and open house at our headquarters on 125 McCarty Drive. On the morning of the 17th, Crosby will have a computer tools training class for those who attended teh seminar and have reserved a spot.

Interested in attending? Please RSVP here, or by emailing

Lake Sam Rayburn Wedding 
Brad & Leah Thompson were married on Saturday, September 18th on Lake Sam Rayburn.  The wedding was held at Brad's parent's lake house and was attended by 100 close family and friends.  The newlyweds spent their honeymoon in Belize late September. Brad is a recent addition to the Bishop Lifting team as an outside salesman in Beaumont.  Congratulations Brad and Leah!
Brad & Lea Wedding

Brad & Leah Wedding
New Employee Spotlight

Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. would like to welcome and announce the following new team members to our family. 



new Employee bioRandy Brown - VP of Services (Houston, TX)

Randy Brown has recently joined Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. at the Houston headquarters as Vice President of Services.  Randy is rejoining the team where he started his career in Wire Rope & Rigging Products 26 years ago with Bishop Lifting.  His industry knowledge and experience will help expand BLP's testing, inspection, and repair services.


Austin SullivanAustin Sullivan - Sales Representative (Odessa, TX)

Austin Sullivan joined the Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. Odessa branch in September.  Austin's knowledge and expertise of wire rope has been heavily engrained as he comes from a long lineage of Wire Rope icons, including his father Ted Sullivan of Kelly Wire Rope, and grandfather Nelson Sullivan of Gulf Coast Wire Rope.  We are excited to have Austin with us in the Odessa office.



Sonny MattaSonny Matta - Sales Representative (Odessa, TX)

Sonny Matta joined the Bishop Lifting Product's Odessa branch in August.  Sonny has worked in the oilfield and construction industry in the Permian Basin for 25 years and brings with him a wealth of industry knowledge and experience. Sonny will provide new perspective to our sales team and we welcome him aboard.




Greg Swift, New Employee BioGreg Swift - Sales Representative (New Iberia, LA)

Greg Swift has recently joined our outside sales team in New Iberia, Louisiana. Greg studied and worked in computers before joining Bishop in cranes and rigging.  His father has been in the Lift Boat industry and encouraged Greg to move from "computers to cranes." We are excited to have Greg as a member of our New Iberia team.

In This Issue
Slingmax Check-Fast Inspection System

Crosby Seminar and Shrimp Boil 

Sam Rayburn Wedding
October Events
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Monthly Rigging Tip
See this Web Sling inspection inspection criteria chart to refresh your inspection skills.

Photo of the Month
Brad & Lea Wedding

Brad and Leah's son, Vance, looking up at his parents during their ceremony.

October Events

- Houston, TX - Oct. 11-12

  - Beaumont, TX - Oct. 14-15

- Oct. 19-22  Look for Bishop Lifting at booth OS-130.

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