Issue #28  •  Fall 2008


The Newsletter of the

Web Sling & Tie Down Association

Board & Committee Reports

President's Message

Vice President's Message

Web Sling Technical Committee Report

Load Securement Technical Committee Report

Testing Committee Report


St. Louis to Host 2008 Fall Meeting

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WSTDA’s Fall Meeting is being held October 5-7, 2008 at the Sheraton St. Louis City Center Hotel in St. Louis, MO. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to meet with your industry peers and friends.

WSTDA has secured a special group rate of $139 single/double. The deadline to secure this rate is September 13, 2008. Please call 314-231-5007 or 1-888-627-8096 to make your reservation. Make sure to tell them you're with WSTDA

Member Registration is $295 which includes all business sessions, meeting materials and scheduled meal functions. Spouse registration fee includes Sunday’s reception, continental breakfasts and Monday’s lunch. DETAILS


Quality Control, Testing Can Be As Important As Warning

Although WSTDA focuses intense attention on warning users on how to use its products, two recent cases (one from New Jersey, one from New York) illustrate that manufacturing practices, quality control and testing of the product can be equally, if not more, important. DETAILS

WSTDA Recognizes Jasany for Service

Bob Jasany (with wife Nancy) recognized by President John Walsh during Banquet in Newport for 23 years of service to WSTDA. Jasany recently retired from SpanSet, but continues to work with WSTDA as its Technical Coordinator.

WSTDA Welcomes New Members

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


Industrial Splicing & Sling LLC
1842 North 109th East Ave
Tulsa, OK 74116
Phone: 918-835-4452
Fax: 918-835-5940
Primary Representative: Mark Metz
Alternate Representative: Mike Parham
Manufacturer of Web Slings

Miami Cordage/Florida Wire
2475 NW 38th Street
Miami, FL 33142
Phone: 605-636-3000
Fax: 605-635-0530
Primary Representative: Kandi Stirman
Alternate Representative: Rollin Stirman
Manufacturer of Web Slings, Tie Downs, and Webbing

Roughrider Rigging LTD
585 Henderson Drive
Regina, SK S4N 5X1 CANADA
Phone: 204-633-1529
Fax: 204-694-6532
Primary Representative: Donna Maxwell

Affiliate Member

Trade of Amta, Inc. dba Boxer Tools
12207 Los Nietos Rd., Ste E
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Phone: 562-946-6568
Fax: 562-946-1178
Primary Representative: Michael Wu
Alternate Representative: Paul Lee
Manufacturer of Tie Downs


Fred Stringfellow, CAE

Executive Director

443-640-1070 ext. 102

Diane Vaughnley

Director of Meetings & Membership

443-640-1070 ext. 108

Eileen Laidler

Association Coordinator

443-640-1070 ext. 110

WSTDA Events


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



WSTDA 2009 Annual Meeting
May 31-June 3
Grove Park Inn
Asheville, North Carolina

WSTDA Fall Meeting
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
October 18-20, 2009
Seattle, Washington



WSTDA 2010 Annual Meeting
Sheraton Maui Resort
May 16-19, 2009
Maui, Hawaii


© 2008 Web Sling & Tie Down Association


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