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

Which Rigging Shop Offers Its Customers the Best Value in the Raleigh, North Carolina market?

Matt Florjancic

Raleigh, North Carolina is known as the “City of Oaks,” but it is so much more than the mighty trees, especially for a diverse set of businesses and industries in need of lifting and rigging equipment, services, and / or training.

According to Wake County Economic Development, Raleigh “has a strong business climate, a workforce of highly educated professionals, and a quality of life that is hard to beat,” which is part of the reason North Carolina was ranked No. 1 by CNBC for America’s Top State for Business in 2022.

Some of the industries that have settled in the Raleigh area include:

  • Manufacturing
  • Trade, Transportation, and Utilities
  • Information
  • Finance 
  • Professional and Business Services
  • Education and Health Service
  • Government

Manufacturing sectors include, but are not limited to:

  • Audiovisual equipment rental services
  • Biotech
  • Biological pharmaceuticals
  • Cleanroom manufacturing
  • Electrical
  • Flooring
  • Glass and glazing
  • Mailing equipment
  • Interior construction
  • Insulation
  • Semiconductors
  • Solar energy
  • Sheet metal work
  • Uniform supply services
  • Metal fabrication

Each one of these businesses has unique needs to produce their goods and services. 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 Raleigh, 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 best rigging shops that serve the greater Raleigh, 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 Raleigh, North Carolina

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Carolina Chain and Cable

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 mistakes are made sometimes, they are willing to take action to correct any of their customers’ issues.

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 services 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

I & I Sling

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Founded: 1989

U.S. Headquarters: Lorton, Virginia

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

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. Their primary goal is to provide “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

Newell-Davis Co.

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Founded: 1976

U.S. Headquarters: Wilmington, North Carolina

Insights: Newell-Davis intends to develop relationships so that customers feel they are partners in business. They welcome all feedback from customers to help develop better products and services.

Additional Products and Services:

  • Wire rope
    • 6×19 Galvanized
    • 6×19 Bright
    • 6×37 Galvanized
    • 6×37 Bright
  • Clear-coated cable
  • Cordage
  • Chain
  • Slings
    • Wire rope
    • Nylon
    • Alloy chain
    • Choker hitches
  • Rigging hardware, including, but not limited to:
    • Shackles
    • Thimbles
    • Turnbuckles
    • Eyebolts
    • Eye nuts
    • Sockets
    • Hooks
    • Blocks
  • General contractor supplies
  • Cargo straps and nets
  • Fall protection

Dillon Supply

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

How Can Mazzella Help You 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 Raleigh, North Carolina 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 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 Raleigh area, and they are supported by our Charlotte 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.


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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 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, but 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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