The China Sling incident has gone viral as we have received the information from every major market segment of the industrial sling and rigging world.
This is no surprise to us as we have made our customers and students aware of the deception that has been going on for years! If you have not seen the news, please do not hesitate and click on this link now for more information!
When sling purchases are made solely on the basis of price, the low bid option will always be the successful bidder. Strategic alliance partners and large catalog supply companies who are driven by the obsession to be the successful low bidder, while maximizing profit margins will generally opt for a foreign option. There is nothing patently wrong with a foreign product as long as it meets the requirements of the purchaser.
What is patently wrong, illegal and immoral is when manufacturers and importers cut off the “Made in China” tags or a web sling is made in America with Chinese webbing, and the sling is not labeled, “Made in China”. This is the legal requirement for the marking of the country of origin as detailed in 19 CFR 134.11
The red core yarn incident should send a strong signal which is emblematic of far more significant issues. This is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg and are you going to keep rearranging the deck cars on the Titanic?
Consider working with someone you know and trust.
Consider working with someone that is your partner.
Consider working with someone that is knowledgeable.
Consider working with someone that provides 24/7/365 service.
Consider working with someone that has technical expertise.
Consider working with someone that is a problem solver.
Consider working with a rigging supplier that has an audited quality management system.
Safety Professionals at the Hanford test site had slings “sneak” into their facility from a large, domestic “catalog” supply company. We have provided training for them. They asked questions and it took the “catalog” supply company three weeks to admit the slings were Chinese products.
Don’t be hesitant to ask questions and if you don’t like the answers you’re getting….consider working with us.
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