Issue #26  •  Fall 2007


The Newsletter of the

Web Sling & Tie Down Association

Board & Committee Reports

President's Message

Vice President's Message

Web Sling Technical Committee Report

Testing Committee Report

Tie Down Technical Committee Report

Roundsling Technical Committee Report


Las Vegas to Host WSTDA 2007 Fall Meeting

It's time to register! WSTDA’s Fall Meeting is being held October 1-3, 2007 at the Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada. The meeting will be held just prior to the IFAI Expo 2007 Tradeshow and Symposiums. Don’t miss this valuable

opportunity to participate in WSTDA's Fall Meeting and attend the IFAI Expo 2007. DETAILS

2008 Annual Meeting

WSTDA will celebrate its 35th year at the 2008 Annual Conference in Newport, Rhode Island. Look for details on a special event to commemorate this milestone anniversary. The Annual Conference will still provide educational and networking opportunities, as well as opportunities to participate in committee meetings that shape the future of the industry. Look for more detailed information to arrive in your inbox in the coming weeks.


Component Manufacturer Not Liable Where Product was not Defective and It Did not Design the System in which its Product was a Component

Ranger Conveying & Supply Co. v. Davis, 2007 WL 2129265, involved a case in which the manufacturer of a conveyor belt which was part of a system for moving bales of raw material to be converted into paper was sued by an employee of a paper company who was injured on the conveyor belt. It was a “component parts” case and the Court of Appeals of Texas reversed a $1.6 million judgment against the company that manufactured the conveyor belt on the grounds that it did not owe any duty to either the injured employee or the company using its conveyor system. DETAILS

WSTDA Welcomes New Members

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


Juli Sling Co. Ltd
Xushui Industrial Park, Xushui County
Bad Ding, Hebei, 072550 China
Telephone: 0086-312-8588888
Fax: 0086-312/87888888
Primary Representative: Lilian Zhou
Alternate Representative: Tina Liu
Manufacturer of Synthetic Web Slings; Synthetic Round Slings; Synthetic Web Tie Downs and Synthetic Webbing

Midco Slings of San Antonio
5434 Brewster Street
San Antonio, TX 78233
Telephone: (210) 646-6494
Fax: (210) 646-0218
Primary Representative: Mike Grendell
Alternate Representative: Doug Dry
Manufacturer of Synthetic Web Slings and Synthetic Web Tie Downs


North Atlantic Marine Supplies and Services Inc
PO Box 8301 8 Hallett Cres.
St. John’s, NL A1B 3N7
Telephone: (709) 738-6401
Fax: (709) 738-6410
Primary Representative: Barbara Battcock
Alternate Representative: Louise Hickey
Manufacturer of Synthetic Web Slings, Synthetic Round Slings and Synthetic Web Tie Downs

Portec Rail Products
120 West 22nd Street, Suite 101
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Telephone: 630 573 4778
Fax: 630 573 4659
Primary Representative: Steve Webberman
Alternate Representative: Richard Tatina
Manufacturer of Synthetic Web Tie Downs.


Fred Stringfellow, CAE

Executive Director

443-640-1070 ext. 102

Diane Vaughnley

Director of Meetings & Membership

443-640-1070 ext. 108

Logan Rosenberg

Association Coordinator

443-640-1070 ext. 110

WSTDA Events

WSTDA Fall Meeting
October 1-3
Las Vegas, Nevada

WSTDA 2008 Annual Meeting
May 18-21
Hyatt Regency Newport
Newport, Rhode Island

WSTDA Fall Meeting
October 5-7
Sheraton St. Louis City Center
St. Louis, Missouri











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