time to register! WSTDA’s Fall Meeting is being held October
19-21, 2010 at the Hilton Ft. Worth in Ft. Worth, Texas. Don’t
miss this valuable opportunity to meet with your industry peers
also find schedule details and speaker information, as well as
information about the hotel and optional events. Register today for this
Sponsorships Still Available for Fall Meeting
Increase your exposure at WSTDA’s Fall Meeting in Ft. Worth and
help to support WSTDA’s programs and activities by becoming a
here for details on sponsorship opportunities.
Supreme Court Case Upholds Review of Employee Text Messages
An employer may review the
personal text messages sent and received by an employee using an
employer-provided cell phone, either to determine whether
charges are reasonable or whether the employee is violating
company policy, the US Supreme Court held in a recent decision.
Contractor Acquitted; Prosecutors Blamed Faulty Slings
As you may recall, a crane
collapsed in New York City two years ago, killing 7 people and
injuring two dozen. The owner of the rigging company was
indicted for 2d-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent
homicide, 2d-degree assault, reckless endangerment and filing to
file taxes. Prosecutors had argued that the contractor was
responsible for the collapse of the crane because he used faulty
slings to suspend a portion of the crane while it was being
Contractor is Acquitted in the Collapse of a Crane
A rigging contractor was acquitted
of all charges in connection with the collapse of a giant crane
in Manhattan two years ago that killed seven people and revealed
shoddy and illegal inspection practices in the city’s Department
Members ... We Need Your News
In an effort to keep WSTDA’s
website current and relevant, we are seeking news….industry
news, company news, links to other industry sites that you have
found helpful and interesting. We want to bring more visitors to
the WSTDA site to expose them to the great work that we are
doing on their behalf. The more information and updated news we
have to share, the more we will get picked up by search engines,
and the easier it will be for people in the industry to find us.
Please send relevant news, information and links to Fred
email@example.com When forwarding information, please let me
know who would be the target audience (i.e. tie down
manufacturers, web sling manufacturers, etc. and a proposed
headline for posting purposes).
WSTDA Welcomes New
WSTDA welcomed three new
members since the last issue of UpLifting News.
MacMor Industries, Ltd.
1175 Sherwin Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0V1
Telephone: (204) 786-5891
Primary Representative: Dominic Colasvonno
Alternate Representative: Cathy O’Coin
Manufacturer of Synthetic Web Slings and Synthetic Web Tie
Started manufacturing in 2010.
Mikisew Industrial Supply
8335 Roper Road
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6W2
Telephone: (780) 490-0255
Fax: (780) 490-0775
Primary Representative: Gordon Jonah
Alternate Representative: Stan Wigmore
Manufacturer of Synthetic Web Slings, Synthetic Round Slings,
and Synthetic Web Tie Downs.
Started manufacturing in 2002.
Wessel Industries, LLC
5 Westchester Plaza
Elmsford, NY 10605
Telephone: (914) 909-5285
Fax: (914) 909-5287
Primary Representative: Garry Wessel
Alternate Representative: Tom Wessel
Established in 2009