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Crosby Hires Alex Berti

Posted by Crosby on Dec 4, 2018 2:14:33 PM

Crosby Hires Alex Berti as the Managing Director, LATAM

Crosby is pleased to announce that Alex Berti has joined the Crosby team as the Managing Director, LATAM.   Alex will lead the Latin America team with focus on continued revenue and margin growth. In addition, Alex will directly service the Central America & Caribbean from his base location in Florida.alex

Alex has extensive experience leading diverse sales teams while developing new markets and customers in the Latin America region. He has a proven track record of establishing and maintaining strong relationships with distributors in Latin America and expanding market penetration throughout the region. Prior to joining Crosby, Alex was the Sales Director at Dynamic Safety in Somerset, New Jersey. Alex also served in various sales and marketing roles at Honeywell Safety Business, specifically targeting the Latin America region.

We are excited to welcome Alex to the Crosby team.  Alex currently lives in Florida and previously lived in Venezuela and Uruguay. He speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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Meet the Crosby Team Expert: Melissa Phillips

Posted by Crosby on Dec 3, 2018 3:00:16 PM

Meet Melissa Phillips, she is Crosby’s Director of OEM sales. Melissa has been with Crosby for two years this upcoming January. Although she was new to the rigging industry, she has over 19 years’ experience in Manufacturing and Sales Management.

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Granite Construction Selects Crosby Products and Training for NYC Bridge Project

Posted by Crosby on Nov 27, 2018 3:03:21 PM

In 2018, a New York City bridge project was awarded to Crosby end-user, Granite Construction.

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Topics: End User Success Stories


Hooks with Latches Q&A with Crosby’s own Director of Engineered Solutions – Roger Ohman III

Posted by Crosby on Nov 14, 2018 3:59:27 PM

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What is wrong with this rigging photo?

Posted by Crosby on Nov 9, 2018 3:10:02 PM

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Correct answer: The fitting is subject to bending forces, because it is in contact with a nearby object. This is preventing in-line loading. 

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Danny's Rigging Den: Forged Steel Wire Rope Clips vs. Malleable Cast Iron Clips

Posted by Crosby on Nov 5, 2018 3:58:49 PM

       mal cast iron                                   vs                              Forged Steel Wire Clip
               MALLEABLE CAST IRON                                                                                                 FORGED U-BOLT

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Topics: Danny's Rigging Den


Meet the Crosby Team Expert: Stephanie Price

Posted by Crosby on Oct 29, 2018 1:32:37 PM

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Product In Stock Now - Crosby Long Bolt Hoist Rings (Featuring 24 Hour Turnaround Time)

Posted by Crosby on Oct 25, 2018 3:32:31 PM

Featuring over 600 sizes to choose in frames 1 through 5, each product is custom cut to your specification and individually bagged with a nut and washer. Our product is proudly made in the USA and touts working load limits ranging from 800 to 30,000 lbs and a design factor of 5 to 1. Best of all, our turnaround time on frame sizes 1 through 4 is just 24 hours if ordered by 5pm CST. Frame size 5 will ship within 5 business days.  

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Lift Happily Ever After: Brandon Verret + Crosby Shackles

Posted by Crosby on Oct 23, 2018 9:32:08 PM

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  1. How long have you been in the industry? - I have been in the crane/lifting and hoisting business for about 22 years.
  2. What do you like most about this industry? - I have always been amazed of what cranes and rigging can lift. I have a passion for safe lifting and passionately inform others of this through the industry committees I am part of.
  3. How did you come about lifting Crosby shackles? - We use Crosby shackles in many aspects of our operation. I was lucky enough to have a few donated to me, so I brought them home to use as lifting tools. A big part of my job duties now is teaching and coaching with crane lifts and rigging as well as keeping up with various standards. While teaching, I always relate the human body to a crane in various scenarios. I have been competing in Amateur Scottish Highland games (Strength Competition) since 2006 and did my last one in 2013. During my years of competing, I use various techniques and ideas to develop my strength. Lifting odd objects is very effective for this. Thus, heavy shackles work great as well as stones, kegs, etc.
  4. Why Crosby? - Crosby makes an excellent shackle, and they have an excellent reputation.

“I’ve been familiar with Crosby shackles for the 22 years of my career thus far. Never had one of the shackles fail on me yet.”

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Crosby Loves Hooks and Latches: Update

Posted by Crosby on Oct 22, 2018 4:12:10 PM

As you’ve seen on our Social Media, we have been discussing the importance of the use of latches with hooks for overhead lifting

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Topics: Products