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[INDUSTRY NEWS]


Our Condolences to the Benner Family


> On Tuesday, November 8th, the flag at Alps Wire Rope Corporation, in Saint Charles, IL, was lowered to half mast, in honor of a past President, Mr. Jim Benner. Jim was President of Alps from 1985


until he retired in 2006. During his tenure, the company experienced rapid growth. He led Alps from a small Midwestern distributor to become a major supplier, with nationwide coverage. His vision survives to this day, and is apparent in the quality of the people and the products that ALPS supplies. Our condolences to his family during this time of grief. We


are all better for knowing him! The family suggests memorial gifts to the American Brain Tumor Association (www.abta.org) or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org) y


for the Sea-Link brand of lifting products. A wide range of


Sea-Link products are available, including Wood & Steel Shell blocks for manila rope, Wood & Steel Shell snatch blocks for manila rope, marine blocks, construction blocks, cargo hoist blocks with ABS certification, hooks, swivels and other specialty products for fishing and marine use. Additionally, you will find the new Sea-Link wire rope snatch blocks with bronze


bushing or roller bearing, which


are available from 2 Ton through 20 Ton capacity with swivel shackle, swivel hook and tailboard style. Each snatch block is individually proof tested and comes with a manufacturer’s certificate.


Associated Wire Rope & Rigging is the North American stocking distributor for the full line of RopeBlock products from Holland and forged heavy lift shackles, eye hooks, master links, thimbles, triangle plates and other items from GN Rope Fittings of Holland. They are also a distributor of Van Beest products, plus a producer of the Sea-Link brand of lifting and marine products. Catalogs for the other line of products are also available. To learn more, see their website associatedwirerope.com for contact details. y


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Safway Group Acquires SafeWorks, a Global Leader in Motorized Suspended Access


> In a move toward continued growth and expansion of its suspended access business, Safway Group Holding LLC has acquired SafeWorks, LLC, a portfolio company of Evergreen Pacific Partners, Seattle, WA, and a global leader with highly recognized brands, including Spider©,


8 NOVEMBER–DECEMBER 2016 WIRE ROPE EXCHANGE


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