Message from the President
Thirty-three years of dedicated service to the sling and rigging industries has allowed us to earn our reputation for quality, service and innovation.
Only the finest materials are used in our products. These discriminating requirements and the skill of our dedicated, fabrication specialists, with combined experience, which must be expressed in terms of centuries, results in the finest quality products available.
We have always had stringent quality control procedures. Our commitment to excellence was further demonstrated as Lift-It® successfully passed its registration audit and was registered by SAI Global for ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100B:2009, Quality Management Systems-Regulations for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations. Excellence is our standard, not our goal.
My son and grandson lead a group of dedicated professionals who provide 24/7/365 service. Easter Sunday 2010 found them making slings for a large nuclear facility within driving distance of some of the biggest rigging lofts in the USA. The Lift-It®“family” is ready, willing and able to provide service that our customers demand and have come to expect.
We are active members of the Web Sling and Tie Down Association (WSTDA). I serve as an association director, president and am a member of the technical committees for Web, Roundsling and chair the Legal Resource Committee. We have maintained membership in the Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF) for the past twenty-five years, where I serve on the technical subcommittees for web slings and roundslings. I am a member of the ASME B30.9 sling subcommittee and belong to the Association of Crane and Rigging Professionals (ACRP). Our participation in these associations and others requires a tremendous amount of time, travel and expense.
We have presented countless accident prevention training programs for over thirty years and have educated thousands of sling users and inspectors. Much of this training has been done at our own expense and has been heralded as the best ever by the participants.
It is impossible to produce a superior product, to bear the costs associated with our contributions to our industry and be the “successful” low bidder. We manufacture the finest rigging available, but what we really offer is safety, service, technical expertise and solutions that exceed our customer’s expectations.
Michael J. Gelskey, Sr.
Chief Executive Officer
Lift-It® Manufacturing Company, Inc.