Bishop Lifting Products
July 2011 Newsletter

Bishop Lifting Completes Acquisition of West Florida Wire Rope

Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. (BLP) finalized the acquisition of West Florida Wire Rope, a wire rope and rigging shop in Panama City, Florida on June 30, 2011. West Florida Wire Rope (WFWR) has been serving marine and onshore customers along the Gulf Coast of Florida since 1993, but was founded over 30 years ago as Carolina Chain & Cable by Bill and Babbs Rochester (Rochester Wire Rope family). Click here to read the entire press release.

Straightpoint Loadcells NEW CatalogStraightpoint Products Now in Stock


Click here to download Straightpoint's NEW Loadcell catalog

New features include:

  1. All loadlink style loadcells are now fitted with an RFID chip at manufacture which allows them to be integrated into the Crosby Quic-Check system
  2. There is now a 999,000lbs capacity loadcell in the Radiolink plus, Loadlink plus and Wirelink plus ranges
  3. The range of the Radiolink plus has been extended to over 820 feet! - but still no 'easy to break' external antennae!
  4. The battery life of the Radiolink plus loadcell is now 1600 hours if using lithium batteries
  5. There is now a full page of accessories to compliment our wireless loadcells. From wireless overload alarms to low cost data-logging we can offer a solution for all wire free applications

Loaded with tons of new features - Straightpoint loadcells are The World Leaders in the design and manufacture of a huge range of force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cells up to 1,000 tonnes capacity. Bishop Lifting Products is your single source for Straightpoint in the US!

Texas Oilman's Charity Fishing Tournament

Bishop Lifting Products participated and sponsored a 12 person team atTexas Oilman's Charity Invitational Fishing Tournament the Texas Oilman's Charity Int'l Fishing Tournament  in Matagorda, TX on July 21-23, 2011. This charity event raised almost half a million dollars in 2010. The income is distributed to 42 charities in the state of Texas. The mission of TOCIFT is to help those who cannot help themselves. BLP is happy to help our fellow Texans.
Annual Training Excellence Awards 
Top Trainer Award


Crane Hot Line's fourth annual Top Trainer program,  a prestigious recognition of the industry's best trainers, has extended the deadline to submit nominations to September 1, 2011. The Top Trainer program is endorsed by the Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals (ACRP) .

Click here to nominate exceptional trainers in your corporate or professional training organizations. Materials must be received by September 1, 2011.

In This Issue

Acquisition of West Florida
Wire Rope


Straightpoint Loadcells


Texas Oilman's Charity


Top Trainer Award


BLP Customer Satisfaction Survey

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Photo of the Month 

Spreader Bar 

Jack Shreffler poses with a custom spreader bar design for one of his customers. Click here  to see the larger photo, or see catalog page here .


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BLP Slings and Slingmax
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