BLP opens Oklahama branch

7 March 2012

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This is Bishop Lifting Products’ third new branch in the past year and its second branch in the Southwest.

The company intends to make the Oklahoma City office a location for servicing oilfield rigging in the Mid-Continent region.

It will host key customers and prospects requiring onsite product testing and training.

Meeting a wide variety of local demand, Bishop Lifting Products plans to stock the office with Crosby products in addition to slings, such as wire rope slings, web slings, roundslings, chain slings, and Slingmax high performance slings.

To assist with product assessment and maintenance, the location will have a 350,000lb proof testing machine and a laser tag etching machine for making sling tags, a pouring tower for fabricating mast raising lines, and a 20,000lb wire rope spooling machine.

Bill Ray, regional vice president based in the Oklahoma City branch, said, “We feel like our Oklahoma City facility is state of the art. It enables us to provide unparalleled service, fabrication and testing of rigging equipment for the Mid-Continent region. We are very excited about being in Oklahoma City.”

Bishop Lifting Products’ president, Jeff Bishop, said, “Our Oklahoma City office will provide rigging solutions and local MaxiRider support to businesses in the region.”

Founded in 1984, Bishop Lifting Products supplies products, services, and lifting solutions for crane, rigging, marine, and oilfield industries from locations in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and Wyoming.