Kennedy Wire Rope and Sling Company ...
Began in May of 1979 with eight employees and a 500 square-foot rented space on Lexington Boulevard in Corpus Christi, TX. As many of Kennedy Wire Rope's first employees came from E.L. Bearden Company, our team already possessed much of the knowledge and skill required to serve the quickly growing demands of the industrial and oil & gas markets.
By 1981 Kennedy Wire Rope had outgrown the small space, and purchased an 24,000 square-foot building on five acres on Flato Road (present location). The size of our team and the demands of the industry had increased drastically over this time period, and the larger location allowed for much-needed equipment upgrades and space. Kennedy Wire Rope was now able to handle larger jobs and began an in-house product testing service. Additionally, another spooling truck was added, which allowed for on-site service work.
By 1997, as the market demand continued to grow, plans were made to purchase the adjoining five-acrelot. A second 24,000 square foot building was erected, allowing for expansion of the product testing, synthetic sling fabrication and chain sling fabrication departments.
In February 1998, a second location was opened in San Antonio to better serve customers in the central Texas area. The San Antonio store, created new position and market expansion.
In 2008, the increasing demand for rigging products and related services in central Texas required us to relocate to a larger 25,000 square foot location, between I10 and Hwy 35 just off of WW White Rd. Allowing for upgrades to equipment and spooling truck with plenty of room for addition of stock.
Through years of expansion, Kennedy Wire Rope and Sling Company, Inc. facilities currently hold more than 80,000 square feet in operating space. As we continue to grow, our customers will experience the same level of quality and customer satisfaction they have come to expect and rely on over the years. Our team at Kennedy Wire Rope & Sling Company is determined remain as one the leading suppliers of wire rope, rigging hardware, slings and other oilfield and lifting products for many years to come.