The Web Sling & Tie Down Association is
headed to Minneapolis, MN for its 2012 Fall Meeting. This meeting
provides educational and networking opportunities, as well as
opportunities to participate in committee meetings that shape the future
of the industry.
Manufacturing Plant Tour Only for Fall Meeting Attendees
Peerless Chain Company,
Peerless Chain, founded in 1917,
has grown over the years from a small automotive tire chain
manufacturer supplying local garage owners, into Peerless
Industrial Group, manufacturing and distributing chain,
fittings, overhead lifting products and traction products all
over the world to approximately 25 countries. The company is now
the largest manufacturer and distributor of industrial and
consumer chain and traction products in North America, selling
products under the brands of Peerless, ACCO, Letellier Material
Handling Equipment and Security Chain Company (SCC).
Northern Exposure: WSTDA 2012 Spring Meeting Recap
The Web Sling & Tie Down Association
headed north to the picturesque Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Alberta,
Canada for its 2012 Spring Meeting in June. This meeting provided
educational and networking opportunities, participation in committee
meetings that shape the future of the industry, and the opportunity to
explore the heart of pristine Banff National Park in which Lake Louise
and the Fairmont resort are located.
New Board, Officers for 2012-2013
WSTDA elected its 2012-2013 Board of
Directors during its 2012 Annual Meeting in June.
WSTDA Task Force Launched to
Examine Accreditation Program
In order for WSTDA to remain vibrant and
relevant, we need to be concerned with continuing to provide a quality
image and product. As good an organization as we have, we need to
continue to improve the value of the WSTDA banner. Only in this way, can
we remain the reputable source for all things related to web lifting and
WSTDA Quick Pulse Survey: A
Useful Marketplace Gauge
WSTDA’s quarterly Quick Pulse Survey is
the only source for the overall outlook for growth, employment, demand,
margin expansion/contraction, supply shortages (labor, goods) and
exporting activity in the web sling and tie down industry. It is a
useful tool for analysis by business owners who need to gauge the
current and future business environment to help guide their business
forecasting and planning.
Welcomes New Members
WSTDA welcomed six new members since we
published the last issue of Uplifting News.
Lifting Products Now Part of SB Holdings
AEA Investors, a private equity group, has
formed SB Holdings to combine Singer Equities with the acquisition of
Bishop Lifting Products. Both groups provide high value added products
used in the industrial distribution market sector.
Approaches 40th Anniversary; Share Your Favorite WSTDA Memories
AIn preparation for WSTDA’s 40th
anniversary in 2013, which will be celebrated in beautiful Napa,
California, we are compiling photos illustrating the history of the
organization. If you have any convention or WSTDA community photos you
would like to share, please send them to us so that we can share them at
You can send photos by mail or email to Laura Izzo at WSTDA (see below).
Please let us know if you are sending us copies of your photos that we
can keep, or if you will need your photos or disks returned. Please
label the photos with names, year, place, or other descriptions with as
much detail as you can.
Thank you in advance for your time; we look forward to celebrating
WSTDA’s 40th anniversary with you at the Meritage Resort and Spa in
Napa, California, May 6-9, 2013.
2015 Laurel Bush Road, Suite 201
Bel Air, MD 21015