Our Company

A Letter From Alex

In 1974, our sole business was making barge wires out of used wire rope for a few area towboat companies in Paducah, KY.  Four employees operated in a small building that wasn’t much more than an over-sized one-car garage.

Today, our family business still fabricates barge wires, face wires, wing wires and all of the ancillary rigging involved in the towboat industry like soft rope, deck fittings, winches, barge ratchets, load binders, capstans, shackles, barge chain and more.

We also carry a FULL line of fabricated LIFTING products including wire rope slings, chain slings, nylon slings, polyester round slings, logging chokers, mobile and specialty crane wires with all fittings, and any other fabricated products our customers envision.

  • U.S.A. For over 25 years, we have promoted the highest quality USA-made wire rope, USA-made hardware and USA-made synthetic rope, for the most reputed domestic manufacturers in our industry globally, including WIRECO, CROSBY, and SAMSON ROPE.
  • For those more price sensitive, we offer multiple choices of import lines for nearly all non-critical application products.
  • Our product line expands greatly in the Delta region, where INDUSTRIAL and MARINE SUPPLIES are the focus, while all other core products remain the same.
  • Our TESTING and CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS address ALL National Rigging standards, including OSHA, ANSI and ASME. Our Programs are nationally recognized and 100% custom-made for each client, utilizing RFID technology and two in-house, state-of- the-art TESTING Machines in the Midwestern and Southeastern U.S.  Call and enlist one of our FIVE Certified Rigging Inspectors to create your own program, train your staff, or give an educational seminar today!
  • Our sales staff has over 135 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE to help you in four locations throughout the Eastern U.S. Our geographic service area includes most of the continental U.S. and our 21 personal delivery trucks range from Dubuque, Iowa to Pittsburgh, PA to New Orleans, LA and Houston, TX.

When it comes to SAFETY and VALUE in our products, we proudly present our PARTNERS page at the top of the screen.  We partner with the most reputed manufacturers on the globe and give you the QUALITY you WANT with the fastest response time possible.  Our partners are global innovators and leaders in the industry and do not copy-cat or reverse-engineer their products.

Choose innovation over imitation.  Partner with us to choose the most innovative, durable, FIELD-TESTED products in the industry.  Ask about Gorilla Superstrand for towboat wires, Saturn-12 by Samson for High Performance Synthetic Crane Lines (tested by Manitowac), and The Nautical Guardian.

We appreciate your business and are committed to seeing our clients’ satisfaction.  Check out our website and let us know if we can help.

Alex Edwards, President/Co-Owner