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What Are The Best Rigging Shops in Baltimore, Maryland?

What Rigging Shops in Baltimore Offer the Most Value?

Matt Florjancic

Baltimore, Maryland has been a hub for businesses in all sectors for generations. The city continues to grow, both in the types and amounts of industries that call home one of the East Coast’s most populous cities.

According to the Baltimore County government website, the city is home to hundreds of companies across a range of industries, including but not limited to: the federal government, financial services, higher education, medical, manufacturing, freight, logistics, and defense.

Manufacturing sectors include:

  • Power tools
  • Cosmetics
  • General building contractors
  • Medical software
  • Automobile transmission manufacturing

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 Baltimore, Maryland, 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 Baltimore, Maryland 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 Baltimore, Maryland

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The Rigging Box

Founded: 2007

U.S. Headquarters: Lorton, Virginia

Insights: Through the use of technology, this woman-owned company offers high quality rigging gear and material handling options for its customers. Additionally, they are a supplier of basic rigging supplies.

Additional Products and Services:

  • Nylon web slings
  • Wear pads
  • Wire rope
  • Chain
  • Rigging hardware
  • Fall prevention
  • Rigging safety training
  • Testing and inspection of:
    • Wire rope
    • Chain
    • Synthetics
    • Hardware
  • Cargo Securement

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I & I Sling

Founded: 1989

U.S. Headquarters: Aston, Pennsylvania

Insights: I & I Sling is focused on providing rigging and product solutions to the construction, transportation, utility, manufacturing, and military markets. Their focus is to “do it right the first time, every time.”

Additional Products and Services: 

  • High-performance roundslings
  • Polyester roundslings
  • Sling protection
  • Synthetic web slings
  • Wire rope
  • Chain
  • Hoists
  • Lifting beams
  • Rigging hardware
  • Rigging accessories
  • Proof testing
  • Rigging inspections
  • Sling repair and certifications
  • Training
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Certex / The James Walker Company

Founded: 1951

U.S. Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona

Insights: Certex USA recently acquired The James Walker Company, which began service in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area in 1911. Certex has 34 branches across 14 states, which allows them 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
  • Many types of 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?

What Are The Best Rigging Shops in Baltimore, Maryland? - How Can Mazzella Help With Your Lifting and Rigging Needs?

Starting the Process

Now that you have a better understanding of the best lifting and rigging suppliers in the Baltimore, Maryland area or elsewhere in the Northeast region, 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 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 representatives across the Mid-Atlantic Region, including in Richmond, Virginia, and they are supported by our Baltimore branch. 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, as well as informative content on The Lifting and Rigging Channel, that can help you execute safe lifts.


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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 (Industrial Training International, Inc.), Mazzella Companies’ internal Train-the-Trainer program, and are educated on OSHA and ASME standards.

We also 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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Mazzella Products

Lifting and Rigging

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.

Mazzella also has one of the largest inventories of wire rope, hoists, hoist parts, pullers, rigging hardware products, and other related distributed products in the industry.

We also provide basic lifting and rigging training onsite or online!

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