Issue #25  •  Spring 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


Scottsdale to Host WSTDA 2007 Annual Meeting

The Web Sling & Tie Down Association is headed to Scottsdale for its 2007 Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting  provides educational and networking opportunities, as well as opportunities to participate in committee meetings that shape the future of the industry.

The meeting is set for May 5-9 at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort in Scottsdale. A detailed schedule and registration materials are available on the WSTDA web site. DETAILS

Hotel, Early Registration Deadlines Approaching for Annual Meeting

April 4 is the last day you can register for WSTDA's 2007 Annual Meeting without paying the late registration Fee. The deadline to reserve the association's $169 rate at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort is the same day. To make your hotel reservations, call 480-947-5400. Be sure to identify yourself as part of WSTDA's Annual Meeting. To register for the meeting, click here.

WSTDA Releases Newly Revised Standards

WSTDA recently released the newly-revised Recommended Standard Specification for Synthetic Sewing Threads for Slings and Tie Downs (WSTDA-TH-1). This standard was first published in 1999.

Also completed recently was the Recommended Standard Specification for Winches Used with Synthetic Web Tie Downs (WSTDA-T-3). This standard was first published in 1998.

All members should have received complimentary copies of the Thread Standard and will be receiving a complimentary copy of the Winch Standard in the coming weeks.

Many thanks to WSTDA’s Thread Ad Hoc Committee for the time and energy spent on revising TH-1; and to the Tie Down Committee and their Winch Standard Ad Hoc Committee for countless hours spent on revising T-3.

Additional copies of TH-1 and T-3 can be ordered online.

WSTDA Welcomes New Members

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

Off to the Races

WSTDA members visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the 2006 Fall Meeting




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 2007 Annual Meeting

May 6-9

Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort

Scottsdale, Arizona

WSTDA 2007 Fall Meeting

October 1-3


Las Vegas, Nevada



© 2007 Web Sling & Tie Down Association


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