What Are the Best Rigging Shops that Serve Dallas & Fort Worth?

How Can You Get Your Lifting and Rigging Equipment in Dallas, Texas?

Matt Florjancic

The Dallas/Fort Worth area has been a hub for businesses in all sectors for generations. The Dallas Metroplex continues to grow, both in the types and amounts of industries that call home the ninth-largest global economy.

According to the Texas Economic Development Corporation, the Dallas Metroplex is home to hundreds of companies across a range of industries, including, but not limited to: advanced manufacturing, aerospace, aviation, defense, biotechnology and life sciences, corporate services, energy, and information technology.

Manufacturing sectors include:

  • Electronics
  • Machinery
  • Consumer products
  • Transportation equipment
  • Food and beverage
  • Health care products
  • Chemical

Each one of these businesses has unique needs to produce its goods and services, and that includes everything from warehouse racking to rigging and lifting equipment like hardware, slings, hoists, and overhead cranes.

With its recent acquisition of Midco, Mazzella has a growing footprint in Texas. Now, we have facilities in Dallas/Fort Worth, Pleasanton, San Antonio and Longview.

When we quote services and supplies, customers often ask us: “If we don’t go with Mazzella, who would you recommend?” That’s why we’ve put together this list of the best rigging shops that serve the Dallas and Fort Worth areas.

We truly believe the more informed you are during the purchasing process, the better you’ll understand how to best address the needs of your business and get the best bang for your buck.

Best Rigging Shops Serving Dallas and Fort Worth


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Union Sling

Founded: 1951

U.S. Headquarters: Dallas, Texas

Insights: Union Sling provides dependable and quality products and services to customers in the North Texas area. Union Sling likes to answer customer questions and solve problems to make sure you have the right rigging for your lifts.

Additional Products and Services:

  • Wire rope
  • Slings
    • Chain
    • Wire rope
    • Synthetic
  • Rigging hardware
    • Hooks
    • Lugs
    • Rings
    • Links
    • Turnbuckles
  • Fall protection
  • Load securement
  • Hoists
    • Manual
    • Air
    • Electric
  • Fittings
  • Custom architectural railing assemblies
  • Proof testing
  • Fabrication
  • Fall protection equipment repair

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Trinity Sling Authority

Founded: 1980

U.S. Headquarters: Arlington, Texas

Insights: Trinity Sling Authority specializes in industrial lifting, moving, and load securing equipment for many industries. Also, Trinity Sling Authority creates custom solutions for construction, manufacturing, and oil field applications that meet the strictest regulations in the respective industries.

Additional Products and Services:

  • Wire Rope
    • General purpose
    • Galvanized
    • Stainless steel
    • Crane / Specialty
    • Oil field
  • Slings
    • Wire rope
    • Chain
    • Synthetic
      • Web slings
      • Roundslings
      • Web tie downs
  • Wire rope fittings
    • Hooks
    • Hardware
    • Blocks
  • Synthetic restraints
  • Load securement
  • Fall protection
    • Self-retracting lifelines
    • Carabiners
    • Shock-absorbing lanyards
    • Harnesses
  • Hardware
  • Recertification
    • Rigging inspections
  • Spooling services

Kennedy Wire Rope & Sling Company

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Founded: 1979

U.S. Headquarters: Corpus Christi, Texas

Insights: Kennedy Wire Rope & Sling started small with eight employees and a 5,000 square-foot rented space. It has grown into a company with more than 80,000 square feet of operating space to house supplies and fabrication. Kennedy Wire Rope & Sling works every day to remain a leading supplier in rigging hardware, slings, and other oil field and lifting products.

Additional Products and Services:

  • Slings
    • Wire rope
    • Synthetic
    • Chain
  • Wire rope
    • Crane
    • Oil and gas
  • Chain and accessories
    • Chain hoists
    • Electric chain hoists
    • Manual chain hoists
    • Harrington hoists
  • Cordage
    • Ratchet tie-down ropes
    • Plasma rope
    • Double-braid polyester rope
  • Fall protection
  • Rigging hardware
  • Restraints
  • Pallet lift assemblies
  • Wire rope lubrication
  • Self-retracting lifeline (SRL) repair
  • Inspections and repairs
  • Proof testing
  • On-site services
  • Safety seminars

Certex

Founded: 1951

U.S. Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona

Insights: After acquiring The James Walker Company, Certex now has 34 branches across 14 states, which allows it to provide services and products to “a large portion of the United States.” Proud of its longevity, Certex employees have combined for more than 1,000 years of service to customers in the mining, aerospace, on-shore and off-shore oil, construction, and utilities industries.

Additional Products and Services:

  • Wire rope
    • Terminations
    • Accessories
  • Slings
    • Web slings
    • Roundslings
    • Wire rope slings
    • Wire mesh slings
    • Fiber rope
    • Chain slings
  • Rigging hardware
  • Fall protection equipment
  • Cargo control
  • Load testing and lift engineering
  • Rope nets
  • Manila and synthetic ropes
  • Spreader bars
  • Lifting clamps and container plugs
  • Sling inspection
  • Training seminars
  • Certified Crosby clamp repairs
  • Certified hoist ring repairs
  • Marine products

Bishop Lifting

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Founded: 1984

U.S. Headquarters: Houston, Texas

Insights: Bishop Lifting uses its expertise in service and support with basic rigging to the most complex lifting solutions. With a vast above and below-the-hook product inventory, Bishop Lifting wants to get customers what they need, when they need it.

Additional Products and Services:

  • Blocks and sheaves
    • Crane blocks
    • Industry blocks
    • Light-duty pulleys
    • Oil field blocks
    • Overhaul balls
    • Snatch blocks
  • Chain
    • Alloy chains
    • General-purpose chains
    • Tire chains
  • Cranes
    • Gantry cranes
    • Davit cranes
  • Fall protection
  • Hoists
  • Lifting devices
  • Slings
    • High-performance slings
    • Wire rope slings
    • Synthetic web slings
    • Alloy chain slings
    • Roundslings
    • Socket lines
    • Metal mesh slings
    • Pipeline slings
  • Rigging hardware
  • Rigging components
  • Rigging tools
  • Synthetic ropes
  • Tie-down assemblies
  • Winches
  • Wire rope
    • Assemblies
    • Lubricant
  • Rental equipment
    • Marine
    • Rigging
    • Construction
  • Training
  • Testing
  • Inspection and modernization
  • Repair and recertification
  • Asset management

Holloway Houston

Founded: 1960

U.S. Headquarters: Houston, Texas

Insights: Holloway Houston is a leading supplier of lifting products and services to energy and construction markets across the world. With a large inventory of products, quality manufacturing, value-added services, testing facilities and equipment offer Holloway Houston customers industrial lifting solutions.

Additional Products and Services:

  • Slings
    • Wire rope
    • Alloy chain
    • Synthetic
  • Wire rope
  • Chain and accessories
  • Crosby fittings
  • Rigging attachments and fittings
  • HMPE rope
  • Elebia hooks
  • Harrington hoists and cranes
  • Green Pin Tycan Chain
  • Rigging training
  • Rigging inspections
  • Fabrication services
  • Technical services
  • Repairs
  • Load testing equipment

How Can Mazzella Help with Your Lifting and Rigging Needs?


Mazzella Lifting & Rigging Services

Starting the Process

Now that you have a better understanding of the best lifting and rigging suppliers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, it’s time to do your research and begin the process of gathering and comparing quotes. It is best to schedule consultations with a few manufacturers to look at your facility and provide their expert opinion on the specifications and scope of your project.

Keep in mind that price should never be the only factor when selecting a lifting and rigging equipment supplier. Everything from a shackle to a sling and hoist should improve your business’ efficiency and production. You should only partner with a company that you truly feel comfortable with, and one that you feel will provide the best service and most value.

The key to finding the right company to partner with—and to a great buying experience—depends on a number of different factors, including:

  • Project specifications – Make sure each manufacturer quotes off of the same information and specifications so that you can make a true side-by-side comparison of each company’s capabilities and pricing.
  • Warranty – Make sure you have a clear understanding of the manufacturer’s warranty policies on workmanship, components, and materials.
  • Incidentals – Additional surcharges related to material costs, taxes, freight, obtaining permits, rental of special equipment, etc.
  • Follow-up – Did a representative from the company reach out to explain their quote and make sure you understand everything?
  • Project timeline – Has the rigging supplier committed to meeting your specific timeframe and window for installation?
  • References – Are they willing to provide references? Ask other companies that they’ve worked with if they were satisfied with the following:
    • Overall relationship with the rigging supplier
    • Overall quality of work and satisfaction with the delivery process
    • Commitment to keeping projects on track and within budget
    • Products and services that fit the agreed-upon specifications

Spooling Truck Services

Mazzella Companies has expanded its footprint in the lifting and rigging industry with its spooling truck services that can remove old and install new crane ropes on the yard or in the field.

The design of the truck and training of the technicians makes the installation process easier for you. Mazzella loads a reel of pre-cut rope at one of its facilities onto the truck and drives the rope out to wherever you need it. The uniquely designed spooling truck and trailer has two A-frames on it, which allows for a new reel and an empty reel, all on the same vehicle.

There’s no loading and unloading. When the truck arrives on-site, it pulls the old rope off the crane and spools it onto an empty reel. Then, the same vehicle is equipped to install a brand-new rope onto the crane to get it back up and operational.

This allows you to get back to work as quickly as possible. From start to finish, it’s a time and cost-saving experience for you. Additionally, Mazzella’s installation process offers another value service by taking back the old wire rope and properly disposing of it. Mazzella stocks a variety of high-performance ropes at many locations in sizes from 1/4” to 3” diameter and 9 mm to 52 mm diameter—with both domestic and non-domestic products in stock and ready for same or next-day delivery from one of our several service centers.

Vast Inventory

Mazzella Wire Rope and Crane Rope Inventory

At Mazzella, we have you covered when it comes to all of your lifting and rigging needs. With our ready stock inventory, we offer all industries a variety of lifting and rigging devices, including a complete selection of:

  • Wire rope
  • Lifting slings
  • Rigging hardware
  • Hoists
  • Fall protection

Whether you’re an existing or new customer, Mazzella also provides the following value-added and post-sale services:

Hardware

Selection of available Mazzella rigging hardware

We offer one of the largest and most complete inventories of rigging and lifting products in the country from some of the largest manufacturers in the world. Some of the products we stock include:

Rigging Training

If you require a specific training course for OSHA compliance for slings, hoists and / or rigging hardware, Mazzella can assist you in creating a safe and reliable workplace.

Our rigging training focuses on:

  • Overhead cranes
  • Below-the-hook lifters
  • Lifting slings
  • Rigging hardware
  • Wire rope

All Mazzella trainers have been accredited by our company through training by a third-party (Industrial Training International, Inc.), Mazzella Companies’ internal Train-the-Trainer program, and are educated on OSHA and ASME standards.

Also, we provide site assessments. The purpose of an assessment is to systematically observe and record your lifting and rigging procedures, equipment, and records. This is not an inspection, but instead, a general assessment by which opportunities for improvement may be identified.

Rigging Inspection Services

OSHA 1910.184, ASME B30.9 Slings, ASME B30.20 Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices, ASME B30.26 Rigging Hardware & ANSI Z359 require…

Periodic, documented inspections on slings, rigging hardware, lifting devices, and fall protection every 12 months, at minimum, and monthly to quarterly in more severe service conditions.

Our rigging inspectors are certified to make sure your products meet OSHA and ASME requirements. Also, we provide personal fall protection inspections and basic level non-destructive testing (NDT) inspections to support our visual inspections.

Call us at 800.362.4601, or click here if you need inspections for rigging hardware, training, or any of our other services.


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