Bishop Lifting Products has acquired Delta Rigging & Tools, a leading distributor of slings, wire ropes and rigging products, crane and rigging inspection services and equipment rentals. Bishop is a subsidiary of SBP Holdings, one of the nation's leading specialty distribution groups focusing on the sale and rental of wire rope and rigging products through Bishop and the sale of industrial rubber products through Singer Equities.

The combined companies will go to market under the brands Bishop Lifting Products, Delta Rigging & Tools, Delta Rentals & Rigging, and Morgan City Rentals. The combined companies operate 23 branches in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and North Dakota.

“The combination of Bishop Lifting and Delta will bring great value to our customers,” said Derrick Deakins, president of Bishop Lifting Products. The wide spectrum of products and services, extended geographic footprint, and technical expertise created by the acquisition positions Bishop Lifting Products to become the clear leader in the wire rope and rigging industry. The addition of rental equipment services will be a new offering that will benefit the combined customer base.”

Bishop is based in Houston. Delta, with headquarters in nearby Pearland, Texas, is No. 77 on the RER 100.