March 7 - Bishop Lifting Products (BLP), a fabricator and distributor of slings and rigging supplies, has opened a regional office in Oklahoma City, USA, with the intention of being a 'one-stop source for servicing the oilfield rigging needs in the Mid-Co

"Our Oklahoma City office will provide rigging solutions and local MaxiRider™ support to businesses in the region," says Jeff Bishop, president of Bishop Lifting Products. The new office enables BLP to host key customers and prospects, as well as the ability to offer essential product and solution services, such as onsite product testing andtraining.

Bishop Lifting Products in Oklahoma City will be fully stocked with Crosby products as well as a fabricator of slings, such as wire rope slings, web slings, roundslings, chain slings, and Slingmax® high performance slings. The location is also equipped with a 350,000 lb (158.75 tonnes) proof testing machine, laser tag etching machine for making sling tags, a pouring tower for fabricating mast raising lines, and a 20,000 lb (9.07 tonnes) wire rope spooling machine.

This is the third new branch for Bishop Lifting Products in the past year.