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Unirope becomes accredited member of Associated Wire Rope Fabricators

May 29, 2024  By Crane and Hoist Staff

MISSISSAUGA – Unirope Limited is the first rigging shop to become an Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF) accredited member.

The AWRF – LEEA Accreditation Program is a voluntary opportunity for member companies and affiliated branches. The evaluation for accreditation is based on the current revision of AWRF RP&G, Recommended Practice for the Operation of Sling Shops.

The goal of this program is to ensure safer sling shop operation, to drive more business to AWRF member companies, and to help them win more market share via this accreditation – ultimately adding value to being an AWRF member.

Unirope, also an accredited member of LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association), is a specialist in the manufacture, distribution, testing, certification, and inspection of high-performance wire rope and rigging products. Along with its Mississauga facility, the company also has locations in Quebec and Alberta. The three sites combine to deliver service across Canada and to select American and European customers.


“In three to five years, this program will be the benchmark in our industry,” said Unirope president Justin Brown. “End users of rigging products will demand that they are produced by an AWRF accredited member and there will be a clear quality benchmark between those that can comply and those that cannot.”

AWRF is a leading organization for sling fabricators and special rigging components manufacturers. Its membership consists of more than 400 companies in 25 countries.

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