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Why “Made In America” Is Important to Us

From the shoes on our feet to the clothes on our backs to the appliances in our homes, many of the products in our lives tend to come from factories overseas. For many, there’s a desire to buy items that are made in America, but the problem is that those things are just too hard…

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What is a Lifting Beam?

A beam in which the load lifted mainly imposes a bending stress in the beam itself defined as a lifting beam. The basic arrangement of such a beam has a single attachment location or lug at the center on the top side of the beam for connection to a hoist, crane, or other lifting device….

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How to Use a Safety Harness and Lanyard

Putting on a safety harness is one of the first steps required in the use of a personal fall arrest system. However, many mistakes can occur with this simple step. It is important to have workers trained in the proper use of a fall protection system and become familiar with the various hazards they will…

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Crosby Demonstration Day and Shrimp Boil

RIGGING SEMINAR AND OPEN HOUSE Featuring Hands-On Demos, Skills Challenge and a Shrimp & Rig’n Grand Prize: Flounder Fishing Trip for 4!   Thursday, February 21,2019 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm   REGISTER NOW – Click Here     RIGGING SEMINAR AGENDA Risk Management and Planning the Lift Loads on Rigging and the Rigging…

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What are the Different Types of Rigging Hardware?

When you are carrying out operations that involve rigging, safety should be at the top of the agenda. It is very important to have the right quality equipment and accessories in place to perform these tasks properly. With the right rigging hardware, you can achieve your rigging goals in a safe and efficient manner and…

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Manual Chain Hoists – Factors to Consider for Selection

At Kennedy Wire Rope & Sling Co., we offer manual hoisting solutions to our customers through our partnership with Harrington Hoists, Inc. The types of manual chain hoists available vary, and selecting the right one for your application is essential to achieve the efficiency and results you desire. There are various factors to consider when…

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Using a Safety Harness and Lanyard Inspection Checklist

The purpose of safety harness checklists is to evaluate various aspects of fall protection harness equipment before they are used and ensure their use is carried out safely. These inspections should be carried out for the evaluation of webbing, labeling, D-rings, stitching, snap hook ends, and lanyards, as well as the overall capabilities and competency…

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An Important Synthetic Sling Inspection & Safety Checklist

There are various lifting and rigging operations that can benefit from the use of synthetic slings. Several of the most commonly used synthetic web slings are manufactured with nylon or polyester. Other than these two materials, there are other materials that may be used to create the slings. At Kennedy at Kennedy Wire Rope & Sling Co., we offer synthetic slings solutions for your lifting needs.

A synthetic sling allows you to achieve a secure grip by varying the load contour as required. This enables you to ensure the protection of your load from potential damage – something that is beneficial when there are delicate loads that must remain safe from scratching an impact. These slings, which are highly shock absorbent, are available in many different widths.

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Crosby Distributors Provide Rigging Equipment for Safe Operations

Lifting and rigging equipment comprises a variety of different items, including sling shackles, master links, wire ropes, and lifting magnets. When the relocation of structures, materials or equipment is required, Crosby lifting equipment is ideal to get the job done in an efficient and safe manner. At Kennedy Wire Rope & Sling Co., we are…

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Harrington Hoist Distributors Provide Efficient and Powerful Chain Hoists

Used commonly in multiple industries, a Harrington chain hoist is a rugged tool that will amplify your capabilities. It is important to have the best equipment in place when you need to lift and transport items of considerable weight. At Kennedy Wire Rope & Sling Co., we are a premier leader among Harrington hoist distributors….

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