In 1974, it was recognized by Paul Villgren, an industrial technical sales representative selling mining supplies and mining equipment that there was a void in Northern Ontario for a company to specialize in the sale of wire rope, chain and all rigging supplies. In January 1975 Sling-Choker Manufacturing Limited was established in Sudbury and the first products to be manufactured were wire rope slings for the mining and construction industry and chokers for the forestry sector. Next came the manufacture of nylon and chain slings. As the company grew and became recognized as a one stop shop for all rigging supplies it became evident that another location should be built to support our out of town customers’ needs. Industrial areas that were selected for new locations were researched for the need of our product and that no other company was in the same business there as we were. This way we could contribute to the local economy and community with new jobs and locally supplied product. The need for other industrial products stocked locally became evident and were added to our offering to customers. This philosophy was carried on to where Sling Choker has grown to 14 manufacturing locations in industrialized areas across Canada.
It is our intent to grow to fufill our customers’ needs with cost effective innovative safe products to help support and grow their industry.