Bishop Lifting Products has Completed the Acquisition of American Wire Rope & Sling

Bishop Lifitng Proudcts announces that it has finalied the acquisition of American Wire Rope & Sling (AWRS) headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Since its founding in 1933, AWRS has been a leader in providing rigging, lifting and overhead crane solutions in the Midwestern region of the United States.  With its three locaitons in Indiana, and thirty-four employees, AWRS is a strong addition to the Bishop Lifting Products portfolio of industry leading crane and rigging companies.

“We are excited about the the acquisition of American Wire Rope & Sling.  AWRS expands our geographic footprint into the upper Midwest area of the country.  Moreover, the addition of AWRS enhances our existing capabilities by expanding our overhead crane manufacturing and service capabilities,” said Harold King, President of Bishop Lifting Products.  AWRS shares in the Bishop Lifting Products philosophy of providing its customers the highest quality brands in the industry, along with unequaled value-added services, making them an excellent addition to our exisitng network of rigging companies.

Kyle Howard, CEO of ECP American Steel, LLC states, “We are extremely excited to be joining the Bishop Lifting family.  Being part of the Biship Lifting family provides AWRS, and our customers, access to a broader line of lifting and rigging products and solutions.  It opens up opportunities to expand into rigging rental and custom designed and fabricated lifting products.  We are eager to introduce these new products, services and solutions to our customers.”

Bishop Lifting, along with Singer Equities and Dakota Fluid Power, are wholly owned subsidiaries of SBP Holdings, headquartered in Houston, TX and through its 92 locations provides industrial rubber, wire rope, rigging, fluid power products and services to a broad rnage of industrial markets throughout North America. More information can be obtained at,, and


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