Founded in 1958 as Certified Slings and Supply, the business has grown under the leadership of the Worswick family to include Bubba Off-Road Recovery Gear, Florida Wire & Rigging Supply, Secured Global, and Academy Training Center, serving customers across Florida, the US and internationally.

Worswick Group marks Bishop’s 11th acquisition since 2012 and is the fourth add-on acquisition since Altamont acquired the firm in February 2022. This acquisition is in line with Bishop’s ongoing strategy to enhance its offerings and scale in order to become the US’s leading provider of lifting products and services. While the company recently announced its rebranding to Bishop Lifting, Certified Slings and Supply will maintain its local branding.

“We’re excited to continue our growth through this acquisition of a company that contributes great people and culture, as well as establish a physical presence in the Florida market,” said Harold King, president of Bishop Lifting. “[The team has] built a reputation for exceptional customer service across a number of end markets including the entertainment and mining industries. We look forward to building on their success as we continue to expand our national footprint to serve customers locally with our deep industry knowledge and high-quality products.”

“We look forward to partnering with Bishop to build upon the foundation that my family has solidified over decades,” said Doug Worswick, who was Worswick Group Holdings owner before accepting a leadership role at Bishop Lifting in conjunction with the closing.

“At our core is a culture of service, quality and teamwork and we are honoured to become part of the team.”

Founded in 1984, Bishop Lifting is a provider of wire rope, slings, rigging and related products in the US.

Altamont Capital Partners is a private investment firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area with more than $4.5bn of assets under management.

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Bishop Lifting Products acquires two more rigging firms