Thunder Bay Crane Service

12/4/2017 3:37:49 PM


Sling-Choker Mfg. (Thunder Bay) Ltd. is excited to announce its expansion into Overhead Crane Service. Offering coverage to the entire Northwest region, this department will compliment our rigging supply capabilities.

Available for on-site deployment, our dedicated team brings decades of repair and electrical experience to the table. We perform regular inspections, offer training programs, specialized maintenance, and on-call repair for most types of industrial overhead cranes. We aim to be your first and only call for all of your overhead crane needs.

It is exciting to join many of our fellow branches in offering these services. For additonal information, please get in touch at 807-344-9159.

- Hugh Paxton, Regional Manager, Sling-Choker Mfg. (Thunder Bay) Ltd.

Hamilton Acquires Scan-Tech

12/12/2016 4:11:32 PM


Sling-Choker Mfg. (Hamilton) Ltd. has acquired Scan-Tech Inspection Services Ltd., a recognized Canadian provider of NDT, Crane Inspection Services, and Fall Protection. Scan-Tech offers 31 years of extensive knowledge in the material handling industry to Sling-Choker.

Scan-Tech was founded in 1985 and resides in Cambridge, Ontario. Robin Brown and Mary-Ann Meeussen are recognized industry experts having serviced the Material Handling Industry for many years will be staying on to operate the business and lend their knowledge and know-how throughout the organization.

We are extremely excited to have the Scan-Tech team join our family.  Together we look forward to providing our customers with industry leading products and services. To find out more please contact our office at 1-888-645-5025.

- Kane Butcher, General Manager, Sling-Choker Mfg. (Hamilton) Ltd.

Tank Inspection Solution

9/23/2016 11:06:35 AM

Sling-Choker Mfg. is dedicated to providing expert consultation when it comes to rigging - and we put that into practice this month at a mine site in Northern Ontario.

An inspection team was looking for a way to efficiently lower acetylene and oxygen tanks down their shaft. Instead of using traditional sling methods, which would have been difficult to safely and easily load, we designed fitted canvas bags with full-length zippers and a triple D-ring band.

This method provided the customer with easily accessible attachment points for a 3-legged sling, in addition to ensuring a safe, even lift. The zipper enabled the team to perform a quick series of lifts, as they simply removed the tanks from the bags, whereas any previous method would have seen them detach the sling after every lift was complete.

Our supplier, Porcupine Canvas, is a manufacturer of specialized canvas products for the mining, exploration, and workplace safety sectors. With experience and strength in manufacturing assorted field bags, safety barriers, and survey tools, we work closely together to design unique solutions to problems across our entire customer base.


Contact your local Sling-Choker representative with any questions about your lifting applications

Superior Crane & Mechanical

5/4/2016 10:46:17 AM

Sling-Choker would like to take this opportunity to inform all of our valued customers that on May 1st of this year we acquired Superior Crane and Mechanical from Steve and Ellen Ford.

Steve and Ellen have done a wonderful job servicing the crane industry in Sault Ste Marie for the last 25 years.  They have built a great reputation based on quality service, integrity, and caring about the customer, the same values which we at Sling-Choker take pride in.  As they head towards retirement both Steve and Ellen will be working closely with us to ensure the transition goes as smooth as possible.

We are also excited to announce that Rod Bolduc has joined the Sling-Choker team as the Manager of our Crane Division.  Rod has been a licensed tradesman since April of 2000.  He holds an Interprovincial Truck and Coach Technician’s license, an Interprovincial Industrial Millwright ticket, and is an apprentice Industrial Electrician.

For the last 15 years Rod has worked in Mechanical Maintenance for Tenaris Algoma Tubes and since 2010 has been the Leader of their Crane Maintenance Department.  

Sling-Choker looks forward to assisting you with all your crane related needs including new cranes, parts, maintenance, and inspections.  You can reach Rod directly at (705) 946-8946 or, or feel free to call the office at (705) 949-9274.


Brian Wallenius

General Manager, Sling-Choker Sault Ste. Marie

Extended Product Lines

11/16/2015 3:12:26 PM

We've added several brands to our lineup & revamped our coverage of those we've represented for decades.

Explore a small selection of our current industrial selection & give us a call for a fast and competitive quote.