Bairstow Lifting Products Co., Inc was founded in 1960 in the heart of downtown Atlanta, GA. Building our business on the simple philosophy of creating and fostering long lasting relationships with the customers we gladly serve, Bairstow provides the very best quality rigging products and fall protection solutions in our industry. Our employees play a great part in our company philosophy, with each employee trained with a detailed, in-depth program to ensure our staff is among the best in our industry. With well over 100 years technical experience, Bairstow Lifting Products Co., Inc. has the quality people, product and service you expect to supply your rigging, fall protection, load securing and lifting system needs.
Our quality service extends to the area of innovation as well, staying true to the company founder’s vision of staying “ahead of the game.” Bairstow Lifting Products Co., Inc. has made it a core business function to utilize, maintain and purchase the latest technology and the best equipment available for all of our operations. From our 50'/650,000 lb. capacity test bed to our 100'+ and 80'+ long round sling machines, Bairstow Lifting Products Co., Inc. can fabricate the rigging you need, when you need it. Please contact any of our sales support staff with your rigging, fall protection, load securing and lifting system solutions needs today!
Bairstow Lifting Products was formed in 1960 by Robert "Bob" Bairstow Sr., in Atlanta, GA. Bob began working in the wire rope industry after college during the 1930's with the American Chain and Cable Company. Having his roots in the steel industry, Bob observed the transition from the old non-performed cable days to the now nearly 100% pre-formed cable. This niche in the industry offered feasibility and an advantage to establish a local wire rope fabricating shop that could utilize presses to secure the splices and end fittings. In 1960, Mr. Bairstow founded Bairstow Distributing Company, specializing in wire rope, chain, rigging supplies, small construction equipment, crane sales and service.
In 1964, after outgrowing a 12,000 square foot facility, Bairstow Distributing Co. built its 35,000 square foot warehouse from which it currently operates. The layout of the warehouse is tailored to sling fabrication and contains swaging presses, a 50'/650,000 lb. capacity test bed, handling equipment, fabrication equipment, forklifts, etc. The warehouse has both truck and rail facilities and is centrally located in downtown Atlanta, GA to serve customers quickly and efficiently.
During the late 1960's, rigging supply sales increased rapidly while crane sales and service began decreasing. In the 1970's the company began focusing on the fabrication and distribution of rigging supplies and crane services were no longer offered. Additionally, during this time new technological advancements were beginning to take shape in rigging materials, such as the use of synthetics in sling production. In the 1980's the next generation, Robert Bairstow, Jr. and Andy Bairstow added an entity to Bairstow Distributing, called The Lifting Corp., and focused its operations on synthetic nylon web slings and tie downs to be sold to resellers.
Approaching the last decade of the millennium, as government regulations and fines were on the rise, companies were being forced to ensure employee safety and protection by government agencies such as O.S.H.A. Fall protection and safety equipment now became necessary to use when working six feet above the ground in construction and industrial work settings. Fall protection equipment became an added focus, as well as, new sling materials such as, the use of high performance aramid fibers and continuous loop polyester round slings. These changes also prompted additions in our customer services, which now include training, on-site inspections, and testing/recertification of rigging and fall protection equipment with the addition of a 50'/650,000 lb. proof test machine. In 1998, Bairstow Distributing and the Lifting Corporation merged to form Bairstow Lifting Products Co., Inc.
Bairstow Lifting Products Co., Inc. is a family owned and operated business moving into this millennium with excitement and enthusiasm as the rigging, fall protection, load securing and lifting system industries continue to experience greater technical understanding and achievement to provide even safer jobsites to our customers and their employees. We look forward to the continued opportunity to assist and serve each of our customers and demonstrate why Bairstow Lifting Products Co., Inc. is the best in the business. Call or email today and let us know what we can do for you!