OUR HISTORY

American Wire Rope & Sling (AWRS) is part of ECP American Steel, LLC and its family of companies, including American Steel & Crane. Based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, AWRS has a long history of service to Indiana’s professional contractors and manufacturers that dates back to 1933.

Through quality service, American Wire Rope and Sling continues this tradition of providing name-brand products for the rigging industry. Proudly, AWRS has grown from its original home in Fort Wayne to one of the largest rigging houses in Indiana with branches in Indianapolis and Mishawaka.

As part of a continuing effort to strengthen and diversify the quality of services, American Steel, LLC expanded by acquiring a full-service crane company and a specialized design and fabrication shop. American Steel, LLC has expanded its offering of custom rigging, lifting, and material handling products with the implementation of the Engineered Products Division (EPD), a design and engineering division providing custom solutions for material handling needs, including conveyor systems and loading docks.

Over the years, we have been the first in Indiana to: manufacture Single-Path & Twin-Path® round slings; manufacture and private-label our own line of nylon and polyester web slings; manufacture SLINGMAX® High Performance Fiber (HPF) slings and other products; patent a load-leveling device and HPF bridle slings; implement electronic sling inspections; operate six wire rope swaggers; operate five test beds including the largest in Indiana; operate 12 sewing machines; and operate two round sling machines.

AWRS is the only Indiana rigging house to hold membership in the leading industrial associations: Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF) and the Web Sling and Tie-Down Association (WSTDA). Individuals on our executive staff have served on the board and chaired various committees of these industry-leading associations.

Looking to the future, through acquisitions, expanded services, and product lines, American Steel, LLC plans to become a national distributor of our product and service lines. For further information regarding our corporation, please contact us here: www.awrsling.com/contact-us