Bishop Lifting Acquires Bairstow Lifting Products, Expands Footprint into Georgia


Bishop Lifting (Bishop), a portfolio company of Altamont Capital Partners (Altamont), today announced the completed acquisition of Bairstow Lifting Products (Bairstow), headquartered in Atlanta. Bairstow, owned by brothers Robert and Andy Bairstow, was founded by their father, Bob Bairstow, in 1960 as a local wire rope fabricating shop. Since then, the company has expanded its offerings and services to become a leading supplier of rigging products and fall protection solutions in a major metropolitan area serving various end markets, including construction, entertainment, utility, automotive, and marine.

Bairstow marks Bishop’s thirteenth acquisition since 2012 and is the sixth add-on acquisition since Altamont’s investment. By expanding into the greater Atlanta Metropolitan Area, Bishop will continue to execute its ongoing strategy to become the country’s leading provider of lifting products and services by adding strategic branch locations, enabling the company to serve its customers throughout the country. Robert and Andy Bairstow will assist with the transition following the closing, and Carey Hanson will remain as General Manager and continue to run the day-to-day operations.

“The acquisition of Bairstow adds to our footprint in the growing southeast region, and I’m excited to welcome the entire Bairstow team,” said Harold King, CEO of Bishop Lifting. “Bairstow has a tremendous reputation with its customers, and we look forward to continuing that great legacy with expanded service and product options.”

“It was important for Andy and me to combine with a company that would be a great fit for our employees and customers,” said Robert Bairstow of Bairstow Lifting. “We feel strongly Bishop is that company and are excited that their continued growth and expansion will provide greater lifting product and service solutions for our customers and opportunities for our employees.”

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