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What Are The Best Rigging Shops in Wilmington, North Carolina?

How Can You Get Your Lifting and Rigging Equipment in Wilmington?

Matt Florjancic

Wilmington, North Carolina is at the forefront of the development within business sectors in the Cape Fear Region. As the city continues to grow, so do the amount and types of industries that found homes in the coastal city.

Currently, according to Wilmingtonbusinessdevelopment.com, the city has a growing talent base of workers and “modern economic assets” that serve to “welcome a diverse array of 21st-century businesses and industries. Some of those industries include the following:

  • Fintech (technology-oriented financial enterprises)
  • Distribution and logistics
  • Food processing
  • Aviation
  • Pharma/CRO (Contract Research Organizations)
  • Call centers/Customer contact center
  • Advanced manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing sectors include:

  • High-volume manufacturing facilities
  • Drywall production
  • Multi-modal transportation facilities
  • Research universities

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 Wilmington, North Carolina, 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 nine best rigging shops that serve the greater Wilmington, North Carolina area. We truly believe the more informed you are during the purchasing process, the better you’ll understand how to address the needs of your business and get the best bang for your buck.

Best Rigging Shops in Wilmington, North Carolina

Carolina Chain and Cable

Rigging Supplies - Alloy Steel Chain, Wire Rope, Cordage / Synthetic Rope

Founded: 1985

U.S. Headquarters: Raleigh, North Carolina

Insights: Carolina Chain and Cable offers a diverse range of products and services to their customers. While they offer multiple products for material handling, they also offer fall protection and load securement.

Additional Products and Services: 

  • Wire rope and wire rope slings
  • Elevator products
  • Chain products
  • Synthetic slings
  • Fittings and blocks
  • Hoists and winches
  • Below-the-hook products
  • Fall restraint
  • Cordage
  • Cargo securement

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Ace Marine Rigging & Supply

Founded: 2017

U.S. Headquarters: Morehead City, North Carolina

Insights: This small business offers its customers “much needed product with great small-town service.” Acknowledging that they sometimes make mistakes, they are willing to take action to correct the mistake.

Additional Products and Services:

  • Bollards and Cleats
  • Marine plastic lumber
  • Marine fender systems
  • Galvanized hardware
  • Vinyl seawalls
  • Dock hardware


Founded: 1951

U.S. Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona

Insights: Certex USA has 34 branches across 14 states, which allows them to provide service and products to “a large portion of the United States.” Proud of its longevity, Certex USA employees have a combined total of 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
  • Many types of slings:
    • Web slings
    • Roundslings
    • Wire rope slings
    • Wire mesh slings
  • Fiber rope
  • Rigging hardware
  • Hoists
  • Clamps
  • Blocks and Sheaves
  • Fall protection equipment
  • Cargo control
  • Training
  • Chain and chain fittings
  • Load testing and lift engineering

Ashley Sling

Founded: 1992

U.S. Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia

Insights: Ashley Sling Inc. considers itself a leader in the wire rope and rigging supply industry with the primary goal of providing “customers with the highest quality lifting products and services.”

Additional Products and Services:

  • Slings
    • Wire rope slings
    • Web slings
    • Roundslings
    • Utility rope slings
    • Alloy chain slings
    • Recovery rope slings
  • Sling protection
  • Wire rope
  • Blocks and sheaves
  • Lifting devices
  • Rigging hardware
  • Hoists
  • Synthetic ropes
  • Tie-down equipment
  • Fall protection
  • Load testing
  • Rigging inspection
  • Training

Dillon Supply

Rigging Supplies - Cordage / Synthetic Rope, Wire Rope Slings, Rigging Hardware, Wire Rope, Harrington Hoists

Founded: 1914

U.S. Headquarters: Charlotte, North Carolina

Insights: Dillon Supply offers products that serve “a diverse range of industries,” including manufacturing, construction, welding/metal fabrication, public administration, mining, transportation, education, utilities, agriculture/forestry/fishing, and healthcare. However, Dillon Supply offers products and services that serve many other industries.

Additional Products and Services:

  • Abrasives
  • Chemicals
  • Electrical
  • Hand tools
  • HVAC and refrigeration
  • Lab supplies
  • Office products, furniture, and food service
  • Raw materials
  • Testing and measuring
  • Clamps
  • Fasteners
  • Hardware
  • Machinery
  • Cutting tools
  • Lighting
  • Material handling and storage
  • Pumps and filtration

Charleston Rigging

Founded: 1988

U.S. Headquarters: Charleston, South Carolina

Insights: Founded as Charleston’s Rigging & Marine Hardware, Inc., Charleston Rigging has grown to a three-location company in South Carolina. They are focused on great customer service, and delivering safe and reliable products.

Additional Products and Services:

  • Chain
  • Cordage/rope
  • Crane
  • Fall protection
  • Galvanized marine hardware
  • Hoists
  • Oil absorbents
  • Rigging hardware
  • Ratchet straps
  • Slings
  • Spreader beams
  • Tools
  • Wire rope
  • Crane design and install
  • Crane inspection
  • Sling inspection
  • Crane repair
  • Custom fabrication
  • Equipment rental
  • Load testing

R and K Inspection Service Rigging Supply

Lifting Slings - Synthetic Flat Web, Alloy Chain, Wire Rope, Synthetic Roundsling

Founded: 2013

U.S. Headquarters: Charleston, South Carolina

Insights: Relatively young in the lifting and rigging industry, R & K Inspection Rigging Supply emphasizes customer service by distributing top-line products to its customers. In addition to basic rigging supplies, R & K Inspection Rigging Supply offers materials for ocean and highway transportation.

Additional Products and Services:

  • Wire rope
  • Alloy chain
  • Synthetic rope
    • Nylon
    • Polyester
    • Double braid
    • 3-strand
    • Manila
    • High-performance Dyneema
  • Slings
    • Wire rope
    • Chain
    • Flat web
    • Roundslings
  • Fall protection
    • Universal harnesses
    • Lanyards
    • Retractables
    • Rescue descenders
    • Lifelines
  • Oil sorbents
  • Hoists
  • Lifting devices

How Can Mazzella Help You with Your Lifting and Rigging Needs?

Mazzella Offers Wide Range of Products and Services Featuring Wire Rope, Rigging Hardware, Rigging Inspections, and Crane inspections / Service

Starting the Process

With a better understanding of the Wilmington, North Carolina market, 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 opinions 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 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

Vast Inventory

At Mazzella, we have you covered when it comes to all of your lifting and rigging needs. Mazzella has physical locations in Wilmington, Virginia Beach, and the Charlotte markets covering the eastern seaboard with large inventory and quick order turnaround times. 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 customer or a 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 are:

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 training company (Industrial Training International, Inc.), Mazzella Companies’ internal Train-the-Trainer program, and are trained 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, rather 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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