The acquisition of Kelly establishes Delta Rigging as the dominant provider of wire rope and rigging throughout Texas, it said. The acquisition is its sixth in the last three years.

Kelly Wire Rope is based in Pasadena, Texas, with additional locations in Odessa and Fort Worth.  Kelly specialises in the fabrication and distribution of wire rope, wire rope slings, synthetic slings, rigging hardware and chain.

Kelly also has testing and certification capabilities for various types of rigging and lifting products.

“Kelly will allow Delta Rigging to expand its presence in Texas and more efficiently cover the land-based oil and gas market. We are very confident that Ted Sullivan, the founder of Kelly Wire Rope, and his highly-trained group of employees will make a significant contribution to our growth plans,” said Kevin P. Rodgers, CEO of Delta Rigging.

Sullivan responded: “Delta Rigging is very highly regarded in the wire rope and rigging industry and we are excited to be their partner in becoming the one-stop resource for large industrial users of rigging and lifting solutions.”