Issue #24  •  Fall 2006


The Newsletter of the

Web Sling & Tie Down Association

Board & Committee Reports

President's Message

Vice President's Message

Legal Corner

Web Sling Technical Committee Report

Testing Committee Report

Tie Down Technical Committee Report


Indianapolis to Host WSTDA 2006 Fall Meeting

The Web Sling & Tie Down Association is headed to Indianapolis for its 2006 Fall Meeting. The Fall Meeting is two days of technical meetings during which the standards for the industry will be reviewed and discussed.

The meeting is set for November 12.14, 2006 at the Radisson Hotel City Center in Indianapolis. A detailed schedule and registration materials are available on the WSTDA web site. DETAILS

WSTDA Elects New Board

John Walsh, of Sling-Choker Mfg. Ltd., was elected WSTDA president. Walsh’s term as president comes on the heels of a successful annual meeting in San Francisco, California. Interest in membership in WSTDA has surged since last year, with 92 total member companies.    

 Supporting Walsh is a strong cabinet of officers including Immediate Past  President, Becky Thiessen, DLD Truck Straps; Vice President, Michael Gelskey, Lift-It Mfg. Ltd.; and Secretary/Treasurer, Robert Jasany, SpanSet Inc.

Ken Webb, Pacific Cargo Control, Inc.; Tom Wynn, Peerless Chain Company; Mike Lindler, Kordsa International; Jim Calico, Kinedyne Corporation; Greg Pilgrim, Murdock Webbing; and Steve Schroeder, Wear-Flex Inc. are also serving on the 2006-2007 board.

Powerpoint Presentation Promotes WSTDA

WSTDA’s marketing and outreach efforts will be made easier now, thanks to the development of a new Powerpoint presentation. The presentation provides an overview of the Association, its products and services, and the important work done by its members.

The association’s leadership recognized the value in having something available to show to industry partners and other interested parties. WSTDA members are welcome and encouraged to download the presentation from our website to demonstrate for customers and employees to explain the value provided through WSTDA.

Many thanks for the input and contributions made by many WSTDA members over the past few months to create this presentation. Send your suggestions and feedback to Fred Stringfellow.

Click here to view the presentation

Thread Standard Posted for Public Comment

WSTDA-TH-1 has been reviewed and revised by a sub-committee and the Board of Directors. It is currently posted on WSTDA’s website for public comment, through September 30, 2006. Following the public comment period, the Thread Standard will be distributed to the WSTDA membership for approval. DETAILS

WSTDA Welcomes New Members

WSTDA welcomed five new members since the last issue of UpLifting News. DETAILS


Fred Stringfellow, CAE

Executive Director

443-640-1070 ext. 102

Diane Vaughnley

Director of Meetings & Membership

443-640-1070 ext. 108

WSTDA Events

WSTDA 2006 Fall Meeting

November 12-14

Radisson Hotel City Centre

Indianapolis, Indiana

WSTDA 2007 Annual Meeting

May 6-9

Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort

Scottsdale, Arizona

© 2006 Web Sling & Tie Down Association


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