We provide Wire Rope, Synthetic Rope, Chain, Hardware and Fittings, with Custom Fabrication, Professional Engineering, On-Site Inspections, Inventory Management and Multiple Testing Capacities.

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The ends of steel wire rope available at Paducah Rigging

Have you heard?

SUPERSTRAND™ and GORILLA SUPERSTRAND™ wires are part of a new family of products now on the floor of Paducah Rigging warehouses. FACE, WING, WINCH, and STATIONARY WIRES designed and engineered for the Inland Marine Industry.

Superstrand Products are made for Paducah Rigging and designed by German engineers. The wire is bought in bulk, usually 5000 foot reels, and brought into our Kentucky and Louisiana branches. From there, we fabricate the length and fittings according to the customer’s specifications. To ensure the highest quality of wire rope, each reel of wire is inspected and pulled to destruction in our facility, on our test bed, and operated by Kentucky and Louisiana residents. All fittings are also regularly tested to ensure their quality, as well as all equipment used in the fabrication and testing processes.

The special design’s properties allow it to be more resistant to the normal complaints about winch wires: bad spooling, kinks, birdcaging, and many other names used on the river.

The design also allows it to be handled easier than other wires in multiple applications on the river: winch wires, face and wing wires, stationary and barge wires. The wire rope is much more flexible than any other rope ever used in this application. And if you want more strength, or prefer to downsize to a lighter wire, just ask for Gorilla Superstrand!!

SuperStrand’s best selling point: if you think it looks good on paper, wait ‘till you see it work on a barge.

We Sell Quality

Wire Rope

We carry multiple domestic lines, import lines, specialty crane lines, and all other constructions, grades, and qualities, including our custom line of Superstrand™ and Gorilla Superstrand™ products. Need a sling or choker? We have all of it!


From nylon and polyester ropes to Saturn-12 High Performance Lines, we handle and carry a full inventory of import and USA-Made only nylon and polyester round slings!


Anything that goes above the deck, and some that goes below, we can find you whatever you want. Electric winches –boat and barge; manual and hand winches; full line of Nabrico.

rigging hardware

Crosby on all, import on some. Any kind of hardware you want. Turnbuckles, hooks, grade 120 chain and lesser, chain slings, shackles, clips, clamps, hoists, sheaves, blocks and more!

HMPE Rope Performance

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Are you using saturn-12?

The next generation in Samson’s 12-strand working lines made with Dyneema® fiber, Saturn-12 has a coating that improves abrasion resistance and increases residual strength as much as 15–20% when compared with other HMPE lines and their conventional coatings. This torque-free, flexible, and easy-to-handle construction is easy to inspect and splice in the field.

HMPE Rope Performance

AmSteel®-Blue performance chart by Paducah Rigging

Why Choose AmSteel®-Blue?

AmSteel®-Blue, a 12-strand high-modulus polyethylene (HMPE) single braid rope made with Dyneema®, is the preferred solution for improving abrasion resistance and increasing service life and strength efficiency when compared to more loosely-braided HMPE ropes. AmSteel®-Blue is less likely to snag on sharp objects and has a longer tension fatigue resistance as measured by the thousand cycle load level (TCLL) test.

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St. Louis, IL

7701 St. Clair Avenue
East St. Louis, IL 62203

Phone (618) 398-1991

Fax (618) 398-5125

Paducah, KY

4150 Cairo Road
Paducah, KY 42001

Phone (270) 443-3863

Fax (270) 443-8437

Memphis, TN

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Memphis, TN 38118

Phone (901) 350-8199

Greenville, MS

1661 Harbor Front Road
Greenville, MS 38702

Phone (662) 378-4745

Fax (662) 378-4753

Reserve, LA

3931 W. Airline Highway
Reserve, LA 70084

Phone (985) 536-6045

Fax (985) 536-6055

Channelview, TX

8915 Sheldon Road
Channelview, TX 77049

Phone (281) 456-0900

Fax (281) 456-0904