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What Are The Best Rigging Shops in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania?

What are the Most Reliable Rigging Shops in Philadelphia?

Matt Florjancic

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania’s most populous city.

According to Select Greater Philadelphia’s website, the city currently is home to hundreds of companies across a range of industries, including but not limited to: higher education, manufacturing, oil refining, food processing, health care and biotechnology, telecommunications, tourism, and financial services.

Manufacturing sectors include:

  • Electronics
  • Consumer products
  • Food and beverage
  • Machinery
  • 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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania Sling/ALP

Founded: 1981

U.S. Headquarters: Coatesville, Pennsylvania

Insights: ALP started in 1981 as American Lifting Products, Inc., and has steadily grown through expansion and acquisition, including Pennsylvania Sling Company. Because of this growth, ALP has a more national footprint with rigging shops in the Carolinas, Tacoma, Washington and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Additional Products and Services:

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

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Susquehanna Wire Rope and Rigging

Founded: 2008

U.S. Headquarters: Ridgway, Pennsylvania

Insights: This full-service rigging supply company has four locations in south-central Pennsylvania, and prides itself on fulfilling customers’ needs. They are available for 24/7 service, and use their inventory to take competitive prices to market.

Additional Products and Services: 

  • Alloy chain and fittings
  • Aircraft cable
  • Beam clamps
  • Beam trolleys
  • Blocks
  • Cargo control products
  • Chain
  • Chain falls
  • Cordage
  • Custom slings and tiedowns
  • Rigging products
  • Lever hoists
  • Logging supplies
  • Oilfield and gas field products
  • Synthetic web products
  • Wire rope

I & I Sling

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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

Nelson Wire Rope

Founded: 1979

U.S. Headquarters: Hatfield, Pennsylvania

Insights: This family owned-and-operated company offers a wide array of products for lifting, towing, construction, traffic control, and other industries. Their stated mission is to achieve customer satisfaction by maintaining excellence in quality, on-time delivery, and competitive pricing.

Additional Products and Services:

  • Wire rope
  • Wire rope end fittings
  • Wire rope slings
  • Chain slings
  • Synthetic slings
  • Rigging hardware
  • Stainless steel
  • Chain and accessories
  • Rigging tools
  • Below-the-hook lifting devices
  • Cargo control
  • Synthetic ropes
  • Sling repairs
  • Sling inspections
  • Rigging training
  • Proof testing
  • Truck delivery

How Can Mazzella Help with Your Lifting and Rigging Needs?

What Are The Best Rigging Shops in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania? - How Mazzella Can Help With Your Rigging Needs

Starting the Process

Now that you have a better understanding of the best lifting and rigging suppliers in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area or elsewhere in the Northeast, like the Greater Baltimore 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 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 in the Philadelphia area, 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 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.


What Are The Best Rigging Shops in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania? - 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 (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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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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