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Northern Strands to Host Crosby Shrimp Boil and Rigging Training Event!

This year Crosby Group has selected Northern Strands to host its famous Crosby Shrimp Boil and Rigging Training Seminar!  For those unfamiliar with this event, Crosby Group provides a free rigging course followed by a shrimp boil where you eat jumbo prawns to your hearts content.  Plus Northern Strands will be providing pull testing demonstrations on our mobile test bed and offering tours of our rigging warehouse facilities.  Crosby selects only one Canadian Crosby rigging distributor annually to host this exclusive event.  With Northern Strands being one of the top rigging companies in Saskatchewan, it was high time the Crosby Shrimp Boil made it's way back to Saskatchewan.  In fact, this isn't the first time Northern Strands has hosted the Crosby Shrimp Boil.   In years past, our Regina location hosted the event to great success.

The Northern Strands Shrimp Boil and Rigging Training event will take place Wednesday June 1st.  If you are a company that uses rigging and would like your employees to receive free rigging training followed by a free shrimp boil, contact us today to see if we still have spots available.  See the attached invitation for details...We have extended the RSVP date to May 20th.  Email marketing@northernstrands.com if you are interested in attending.

Northern Strands Crosby Shrimp Boil Invite.pdf (827.73 kb)

Did you know that Northern Strands is the largest supplier of supplier of rigging and wire rope in Saskatchewan?  We supply many of the local farmers, construction companies and potash mines in Saskatchewan with the following rigging supplies:

  • Crosby shackles
  • web slings
  • round slings
  • chain slings
  • wire rope slings with special fitting (threaded studs, spelter sockets, swage sockets)
  • turnbuckles
  • wirelock
  • spreader beams
  • chain hoists
  • lever hoists
  • aircraft cable
  • plate clamps
  • beam clamps
  • tow straps
  • tow rope
  • snatch blocks
  • transport chain
  • fall protection gear
  • lifting hooks
  • trifors
  • grade 100 chain
  • lifting lugs
  • eyebolts & eye nuts
  • wire rope lubricant
  • grade 100 chain
  • grade 30 and 43 Chain

And of course all Crosby Rigging products!

Northern Strands is proudly Saskatoon, Saskatchewan owned and operated.

Spring is here and Northern Strands Rigging Warehouse is ready!

Now is the time when the agriculture, construction and mining industries are in full swing.  Demand for rigging supplies is increasing as the weather improves.  At this time of year farmers in particular are in need of many of our custom rigging products.  Northern Strands can manufacture tow cables for tractors up to 1 ½’’ diameter as well northern strands can make up replacement drawbar assemblies for harrows and cultivators.

Other popular rigging products at Northern Strands include:

  • Shackles
  • Web slings
  • Round slings
  • Turnbuckles
  • Tow straps
  • Plate clamps
  • Aircraft cable
  • Wire rope sheaves
  • Chain hoists
  • Double braided tow rope
  • Block and tackle
  • Snatch Block
  • Crosby clips
  • Crosby rigging
  • Crosby shackles
  • Beam clamps
  • Fall protection harnesses
  • Lever hoists
  • Cable grips
  • Grade 80 chain
  • Grade 100 chain
  • Synthetic rope
  • Dyneema Rope
  • Beam trolleys
  • Clevis Hooks
  • Polyester slings
  • Screw pin shackles
  • Lifting beams
  • Spreader beams
  • Plate clamps
  • Transport chain
  • Wire rope slings

Northern Strands is one of the largest rigging companies in Canada.  We are the largest wire rope and rigging company in Saskatoon and Saskatchewan.   We have a Saskatoon location and a Regina location serving our customers.  With both locations having the capability to ship products across Canada.

Northern Strands is proudly Saskatoon, Saskatchewan owned and operated.

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Strands Training Division Expands and Adds New Training Courses

The Northern Strands Training Division is growing!  With growth comes the need for additional health and safety trainers.   Northern Strands has invited renowned trainer, Cassenna Parmeter to join our training team.  We're excited to have Cassenna on our team.  She is well known throughout the health and safety industry and brings a wealth of experience to the Northern Strands training team. Welcome aboard Cassenna!

Northern Strands has officially added 3 new health and safety courses, with more to be announced in the near future.  The first three health and safety classes we've added are Advanced Fire Training, E.R.T. Industry Training and Medical First Responder Training.   We also offer courses in First Aid & CPR, Suspended Access Equipment Training, Crosby Rigging, Fall Arrest, Wirelock Socketing and Tugger Safety.  

Visit our website training page to learn more about our courses: http://www.northernstrands.com/training.aspx

Here are our top ten reasons to train with Northern Strands

  1. Proven strategic results
  2. Customized safety programs
  3. Reduce acccidents
  4. Experienced safety leaders
  5. reliable customer service
  6. Guaranteed safety motivation
  7. Production and distribution of all items
  8. Target specific safety topics
  9. Build employee morale
  10. Engage your workforce

Check out the PDF of our promotional training postcard: Training Postcard.pdf (986.06 kb)

Northern Strands is proudly Saskatoon, Saskatchewan owned and operated.

Need a Sling Ratings Chart?

Being a company that specializes in rigging, we are often asked for working load limits for wire rope slings, synthetic slings, chain slings and polyester round slings.   We have attached a Sling Ratings Chart for the convenience of our valued customers.

Sling Ratings Chart.pdf (324.61 kb)

Trivia:  Did you know that Northern Strands is the largest supplier of wire rope and rigging in Saskatchewan?

 

Northern Strands is proudly Saskatoon, Saskatchewan owned and operated.

 

Wire Rope Corner: Did you know that there are different levels of rotation resistance in wire rope?

Rotation-resistant rope is defined as stranded rope designed to generate reduced levels of torque and rotation when loaded and comprised of two or more layers of strands laid helically around the center, with the direction of lay of the outers strands being opposite to that of the underlying layer.  However, there are different levels of rotation resistance to consider.

 

Rotation-resistant rope (Category 1):  Stranded rope constructed so that it displays little or no tendency to rotate, or, if guided, transmits little or no torque.  It has at least 15 outer strands and is comprised of at least three layers of strands laid helically over a center in two operations, with the direction of lay of the outer strands being opposite to that of the underlying layer.  This rope is also known as Non-Rotating.

 

Rotation-resistant rope (Category 2):  Stranded rope constructed so that it has significant resistance to rotation.  It has at least 10 outer strands and is comprised of two or more layers of strands laid helically over a center in two or three operations, with the direction of lay of the outer strands being opposite to that of the underlying layer.  This rope is also known as Low Rotation.

 

Rotation-resistant rope (Category 3):  Stranded rope constructed so that it has limited resistance to rotation.  It has no more than 9 outer strands and is comprised of two layers of strands laid helically over a center in two operations, with the direction of lay of the outer strands being opposite to that of the underlying layer.  This rope is also known as Spin Resistant.

 

Come back again in the near future for the next installment of Wire Rope Corner.  Be safe out there.

 

Northern Strands Mining, Wire Rope, Attachments & Equipment Division excels by providing a wide range of equipment and services, by being the best full service provider of wire ropes, attachments, equipment and service. Truly Mine Hoisting Solutions®.

 

Northern Strands is proudly Saskatoon, Saskatchewan owned and operated.

 

 

 

 

 

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