$295 which includes all business sessions, meeting
materials and scheduled meal functions. Spouse registration fee includes
Tuesday’s reception, continental breakfasts and Wednesday’s lunch.
Parnell to Offer Special Rigging Workshop at WSTDA Fall Meeting
Parnell of Wire Rope & Rigging Consultants will offer a workshop titled,
"Rigging Applications and ASME B30.9 Changes" at WSTDA's Fall Meeting in
customers pick the right rigging for the job. Among topics to be
reviewed: providing sling cutting prevention versus abrasion resistance;
How to make rigging hardware components work in a variety of
applications; and Accident reviews providing insight to good rigging
gone “bad” due to improper use.
Plans for Maui in May
Sunrise at Haleakala
The Sheraton Maui
Resort will host WSTDA's 2010 Annual Meeting May
17-21. Start making your plans today by visiting the
Maui Visitors Bureau. This meeting provides
educational and networking opportunities, as well as
opportunities to participate in committee
that shape the
the industry -- all in a spectacular setting.
will be available this fall.
The Web Sling & Tie Down
Association (WSTDA) proudly introduces its newly elected
president and board of directors for 2009-2010.
Michael Gelskey, Sr., of Lift-It Mfg. Co., was elected as
President of the association. Gelskey’s term as president
comes on the heels of a successful Annual Meeting in
Asheville, North Carolina. Interest in membership in WSTDA
continues to be strong, with 106 total member companies.
Supporting Gelskey is a strong cabinet of officers including
Immediate Past President, John Walsh, Sling-Choker Mfg.;
Vice President, Tom Wynn, Peerless Chain Company; and
Secretary/Treasurer, Steve Schroeder, Wear-Flex Slings.
Jim Calico, Kinedyne Corporation; Greg Pilgrim, Murdock
Webbing; Linda Summars, First Sling Technology; Jeff Iden,
Cargo Equipment Corp.; Karl Heinz Keisewitt, Doleco; and Jim
Bailey, Filtec-Precise are also serving on the 2009-2010
Considerations in Layoffs, Salary Reductions and Furloughs
Faced with the worst economy in decades, quite a few organizations
appear to be contemplating or have implemented salary reductions,
furloughs and/or other methods to save money without actually firing
WSTDA Welcomes New
WSTDA welcomed two new
members since the last issue of UpLifting News.
2740 W. Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, NC 28052
Primary Representative: Oliver Landis
Alternate Representative: Kevin Wassil
Manufacturer of Synthetic Web Tie Downs.
Started manufacturing in 1991.
Source Atlantic Hydraulic Rigging & Rubber
331 Chesley Dr.
Saint John, NB E2L 4E4
Telephone: (506) 648-2620
Fax: (506) 648-3061
Primary Representative: Peter Wilson
Alternate Representative: Ted Reader
Manufacturer of Synthetic Web Slings, Synthetic Round
Slings, and Synthetic Web Tie Downs.
Started manufacturing in 1992.