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BLP Buys West Florida Wire Rope

Bishop Lifting Products Inc., (BLP), Houston, Texas, has acquired West Florida Wire Rope, a wire rope and rigging shop in Panama City, Fla.

West Florida Wire Rope (WFWR) has been serving marine and onshore customers along the Gulf Coast of Florida since 1993, but was founded over 30 years ago as Carolina Chain & Cordage by Bill and Babbs Rochester of the Rochester wire rope family. Ralph Bowdish purchased the company in 1993 and it became WFWR.

Specializing in wire rope, cordage, marine rigging hardware, and slings, WFWR will now be able to provide their customers BLP’s extensive line of products, services and solutions.

This marks BLP’s first expansion into Florida and the eastern end of the Gulf of Mexico. This becomes BLP’s seventh national location.


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