TB Safety Services Acquired

1/15/2024 12:38:00 PM


Exciting news from the team at Sling-Choker Mfg. (Sudbury) Ltd! We're thrilled to announce our recent acquisition of TB Safety Services. This strategic move marks a significant milestone in our journey, expanding our expertise and service offerings in the safety and training sector.

With this acquisition, we're proud to offer an extensive range of over 300 training courses, catering to a wide array of industry needs. Our expanded curriculum includes:


- Common Core Surface Miner - Basics & Specialty Modules: Tailored courses for those in the mining sector, ensuring comprehensive understanding and adherence to safety standards.

- Common Core Generic First Line Supervisor: Essential training for supervisory roles, focusing on leadership and safety management.

- Hoisting/Rigging and Overhead Crane: Specialized courses for handling and operating cranes safely and efficiently.

- Hoisting/Rigging and Mobile Crane 0-8 tons: Focused training for mobile crane operations within the 0-8 ton range.

- Forklift Class 1 to 7: Comprehensive forklift training, covering a wide range of classes and applications.

- Propane Handling CH-02 or CH-E: Critical safety training for handling and working with propane.

- First Aid and CPR Level C: Essential life-saving skills and first response training.

- Working at Heights: Safety training for working in elevated environments.

- Elevated Working Platform: Expertise in operating and working with elevated platforms.

- Chainsaw Safety: Specialized training for safe and effective chainsaw use.

- Plus many more courses!!!


This expansion not only enhances our ability to serve our clients with a broader range of training options but also reinforces our commitment to safety and excellence in the workplace. We're excited to integrate TB Safety Services' expertise into our operations, ensuring that we continue to provide top-tier training and support to all our clients.

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to grow and enhance our services.

Hamilton Training & Shrimpboil

6/6/2023 2:43:00 PM

You're invited to the Crosby + Sling-Choker Training Seminar and Demo Day June 21, 2023


On behalf of Sling-Choker Mfg. (Hamilton) Ltd. & Crosby, we invite you to register to our Rigging Seminar and Demo Day June 21, 2023. The day will start with a 4-hour comprehensive rigging training session by Crosby’s Lead Trainer at the Columbus Club of Hamilton, 222 Queenston Road, Hamilton. This will be followed by a tour, demonstrations and Crosby’s famous Shrimpboil at Sling-Choker Mfg. (Hamilton) Ltd. 605 Rennie Street, Hamilton. 

Pre-Registration is required. You must pre-register online using the following link to secure your seat. Demo Days: Sling Choker Registration ( Please indicate on the registration form if you will be attending the Rigging Seminar, the Demo’s and Shrimpboil. or both.  If you would like additional information, or need assistance with registration please contact your sales rep. Conrad Merklein ( or Gayle Emery (

Hamilton Assists Kerr Crane

5/29/2023 2:33:00 PM


Sling-Choker Mfg. (Hamilton) Ltd. recently had the opportunity to work with Kerr Crane and their Terex-Demag AC 350 400-tonne mobile crane. Kerr Crane approached Sling-Choker to explore options for servicing the main line on the crane, and it was decided that pressing a new ferrule on the crane’s existing 23mm, 35 x 7, non-rotating wire rope was the best and most cost-effective option for the customer.

Due to the crane’s busy operating schedule, the customer had a tight downtime window and could only give us minimal notice before the crane would be driven from Timmins to Hamilton. Sling-Choker accommodated the request, and with the machine shop on standby for any last-minute modifications, had the ferrule installed the morning after the crane arrived. The wire rope and ferrule were proof tested to 40% breaking strength, 46,000 lbs, conforming to ASME B30.30, EN13411. 

Please get in touch with Sling-Choker Mfg. (Hamilton) Ltd. at 1-888-645-5025 if your company is planning on replacing or servicing any of your crane’s hoisting lines.

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



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Sault Pipe Refit Project

1/10/2023 3:30:00 PM


Sling-Choker Mfg. (Sault) Ltd. is proud to have assisted a local customer with a turn-key solution for an ongoing piping refit project utilizing over 2000 Victaulic Press Fit components.  Providing on-time delivery of all required components tagged for easy identification correlating to the customer's installation plan.  All parts are housed in a custom compartmentalized and secure sea container.  This service helped our client realize significant cost savings by eliminating the time normally spent identifying required parts and maintaining control of the components preventing loss. We also conducted on-site tool training and will complete a follow-up training session shortly.

If your company is planning for an upcoming project, please get in touch at 1-705-949-9274.

- Bill Johnstone, Senior Territory Sales Manager, Sling-Choker Mfg. (Sault) Ltd.


Thunder Bay Crane Service

12/4/2017 3:37:00 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 additional 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 4:11:00 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.

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