Issue #31  •  Spring 2010


The Newsletter of the

Web Sling & Tie Down Association

Board & Committee Reports

President's Message

Vice President's Message

Web Sling Technical Committee Report

Roundsling Technical Committee Report

Load Securement Technical Committee Report

Testing Committee Report


Maui to Host 2010 Annual Meeting

The Web Sling & Tie Down Association is headed to Maui, Hawaii for its 2010 Annual Meeting. This meeting provides educational and networking opportunities, as well as opportunities to participate in committee meetings that shape the future of the industry.

The Sheraton Maui will

host the event May 18-21, 2010. To register, visit where you can register online or download a registration form.

You can also find schedule details and speaker information, as well as information about the hotel and optional events. Register today for this unique opportunity. DETAILS

Sponsorships Still Available for Annual Meeting in Hawaii

Increase your exposure at WSTDA’s Annual Meeting in Maui and help to support WSTDA’s programs and activities by becoming a Sponsor. Click here for details on sponsorship opportunities.

Get Linked In at WSTDA's Annual Meeting

You’ve probably received an invitation from Linked In, or heard others talking about it. The General Session at this year’s Annual Meeting in Maui, will include a special 30-minute session on “Linked In.” Learn what others in the industry are doing with this Social Media tool to enhance their business contacts and how it can drive people to your company website. Jeff Iden, of Cargo Equipment Corp., will lead this interactive portion of General Session.


Tax Breaks, Incentives for Businesses in President's 2011 Budget

The president’s 2011 budget contains several items of interest for businesses such as WSTDA members. Of course, these are only the Administration’s proposals and to take effect, they must be enacted by Congress.  DETAILS

CVSA Releases 2010 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance released the 2010 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria (OOSC), providing law enforcement and the motor carrier industry with a valuable tool designed to improve commercial motor vehicle safety by promoting uniformity in compliance and enforcement throughout North America.  DETAILS

WSTDA Members Have Opportunity to Participate in Haiti Rebuild Effort

Wire Rope Exchange magazine is coordinating donations for rebuilding efforts taking place in Haiti. They are asking for companies to participate by making supply donations. The pipeline for getting goods from company locations to a central staging point for shipping to Haiti has been established. The Industrial Supply Association has already initiated this process and is welcoming additional associations to be involved. DETAILS

Calling all 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 Stringfellow at 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 Members

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

QC-21 Sling Mfg., an F&M Mafco Company
9149 Dry Fork Rd
Harrison, OH 45030
Telephone: (513) 367-2151
Fax: (513) 367-0363
Primary Representative: Barney Dugan
Alternate Representative: Mark Freel
Manufacturer of Synthetic Web Slings and Synthetic Round Slings.
Started Manufacturing in 1999.

Morgan City Rentals
PO Box 2946
Morgan City, LA 70381
Telephone: (985) 384-2004
Fax: (985) 380-2374
Primary Representative: Donald Fuselier
Alternate Representative: Brad Guidry
Manufacturer of Synthetic Web Slings, Synthetic Round Slings, and Synthetic Web Tie Downs.
Started Manufacturing in 2009.




Fred Stringfellow, CAE

Executive Director

443-640-1070 ext. 102

Cynthia Jordan

Director of Meetings & Membership

443-640-1070 ext. 117

Laura Izzo

Association Coordinator

443-640-1070 ext. 110

WSTDA Events



WSTDA 2010 Annual Meeting
Sheraton Maui Resort
May 17-21, 2010
Maui, Hawaii


WSTDA Fall Meeting
Hilton Forth Worth
October 19-21, 2010
Fort Worth, Texas




WSTDA 2011 Annual Meeting
Marriott’s Sanibel Harbour Resort
May 16-20, 2011
Ft. Myers, Florida

WSTDA Fall Meeting
Hotel Monaco Baltimore
October 18-20, 2011
Baltimore, Maryland
















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