Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. (BLP) finalized the acquisition of West Florida Wire Rope, a wire rope and rigging shop in Panama City, Florida on June 30, 2011.
West Florida Wire Rope (WFWR) has been serving marine and onshore customers along the Gulf Coast of Florida since 1993, but was founded over 30 years ago as Carolina Chain & Cordage by Bill and Babbs Rochester (Rochester Wire Rope family). Ralph Bowdish purchased the company in 1993 and it became WFWR. Specializing in wire rope, cordage, marine rigging hardware, and slings, WFWR will now be able to provide their customers Bishop Lifting Products’ extensive line of products, services and solutions.
This marks BLP’s first expansion into Florida and the eastern end of the Gulf of Mexico. This becomes BLP’s seventh national location.
About Bishop Lifting Products, Inc.
Founded in 1984, Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. (BLP) is a leading fabricator and distributor of products, services, and lifting solutions for crane, rigging, marine, and oilfield applications. Our 180+ dedicated employees throughout Texas, Louisiana, Wyoming and Oklahoma supply wire rope, slings, rigging hardware, lifting devices, hoists and winches to customers with lifting, oilfield, towing, and hauling applications.