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What Are the Best Rigging Shops in Denver, Colorado?

How Can You Get Your Lifting and Rigging Equipment in Denver, Colorado?

Matt Florjancic

Denver, Colorado has been a hub for businesses in all sectors for decades. The city continues to grow, both in the types and amounts of industries that call home the Rocky Mountains region’s most populous city.

According to the Denver Relocation Guide, the city is home to hundreds of companies across a range of industries, including but not limited to: manufacturing, education, health care, home and garden, lifestyle and entertainment, travel, real estate, utilities, and beverage manufacturing / distribution.

Manufacturing sectors include:

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

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

When we quote lifting and rigging services and supplies for our customers in Denver, Colorado, they often ask us: “If we don’t go with Mazzella, who else would you recommend?”

That’s why we’ve put together this list of the best rigging shops that serve the greater Denver, Colorado area. 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 in Denver, Colorado

Wire rope, synthetic rope, swivel hoist rings, alloy steel chain, and load securement binders

Western Sling

Founded: 1971

U.S. Headquarters: Sedalia, Colorado

Insights: Western Sling Company is a manufacturer and distributor of lifting and rigging gear, as well as material-handling equipment. Based on location, Western Sling can respond quickly to customers both inside the United States and abroad.

Additional Products and Services:

  • Cargo control
    • Load binders
    • Straps
  • Wire rope
  • Chain
  • Hoists
  • Cranes / winches
  • Hydraulic cylinders and jacks
  • Load measurement
  • Plate clamps
  • Pressure washers / pumps / generators
  • Hoist rings / lifting points
  • Rigging hardware
  • Slings
  • Spill containment
  • Synthetic rope and chain
  • Tire chains

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Cascade Rigging

Founded: 1999

U.S. Headquarters: Clackamas, Oregon

Insights: Despite being a relatively small team, Cascade Rigging has grown steadily since its founding. Cascade Rigging is a wholesale supplier of wire rope, rigging, and related hardware to smaller rigging shops and the government. Also, Cascade Rigging fabricates wire rope assemblies.

Additional Products and Services: 

  • Proof testing of:
    • Wire rope
    • Chain slings
    • Spreader bars
  • Certified inspections
    • Wire rope
    • Synthetic slings
    • Chain slings
  • Wire rope
    • Galvanized
    • Stainless steel
    • PVC coated
    • Mill specifications
    • Domestic and Import
  • Chain
    • Grade 30
    • Grade 40
    • Grade 70
    • Grade 80
    • Grade 100
  • Fabrication
    • Slings
    • Chain
    • Socketing
  • Lashing
    • Wire rope
    • Turnbuckles
    • Chain
    • Blocks
  • Nylon slings
  • Rope
  • Cargo tie downs
  • Miscellaneous hardware

Mile High Rigging Supply

Rigging items featuring alloy steel chain, shackles, hooks, and winch lines

Founded: 2001

U.S. Headquarters: Denver, Colorado

Insights: Started in 2001, Mile High Rigging Supply is committed to providing the best products and services to customers in the Rocky Mountain region. Its focus is on safety, quality and value while serving the construction, mining, oilfield, utilities, aerospace, and transportation industries.

Additional Products and Services:

  • Wire rope
    • Bright
    • Galvanized
    • Stainless steel
    • Compacted
    • Rotation resistant
    • Vinyl coated
    • Winch lines
  • Blocks
    • Crane blocks
    • Snatch blocks
    • Hayfork pulleys
    • Tilt-up blocks
  • Rigging hardware
  • Synthetic products
    • Web slings
    • Polyester roundslings
    • Tow ropes
  • Custom bridles
    • Chain
    • Wire rope
    • Synthetic
  • Chain
    • Grade 30
    • Grade 43
    • Grade 70
    • Grade 80
    • Grade 100
    • Stainless steel
  • Load Binders
    • Lever-type
    • Ratchet-type
  • Chain hoists
  • Lever hoists
  • Binder chains
  • Winches


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 USA 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

How Can Mazzella Help with Your Lifting and Rigging Needs?

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Starting the Process

Now that you have a better understanding of the best lifting and rigging suppliers in the Denver, Colorado 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 to partner with. 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 the most value.

The key to finding the right company to partner with—and to a great buying experience—depends on many 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.

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Mazzella Lifting & Rigging Services

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:

As a one-stop shop for your lifting and rigging needs, Mazzella has a diverse range of products and services that can help you execute safe lifts.


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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How Can Mazzella Help With Your Lifting & Rigging Needs?

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The Mazzella name is synonymous with quality slings. Mazzella’s quality slings include chain, wire rope, nylon, polyester, cordage, and high-performance synthetic slings.

We also provide wire rope assemblies—both large and small. We manufacture bridge cables, crane cables, steel mill cables and thousands of OEM assemblies.

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