Singer Equities Acquires Smith Industrial Rubber & Plastics Inc.

singer-equitiesFebruary 1, 2018 — Singer Equities, Inc. has acquired Smith Industrial Rubber & Plastics Inc. headquartered in Rockford, Illinois.  Smith Industrial is a distributor and fabricator of hydraulic hose and fittings, conveyor belting, industrial hose, sheet rubber and die cut parts from plastic and rubber.  The business was founded in the 1940s as a division of Smith Oil Corp. who was a dominant distributor of petroleum, rubber products and select automotive parts through most of the 20th century in the Rock River valley.  Current owners Scott Greenfield and Tom Rudnicki were originally salesmen for Smith Industrial Rubber.  Tom Rudnicki will remain as General Manager and will continue operating under the Smith Industrial Rubber and Plastics name.

“Scott Greenfield, Tom Rudnicki and their team have built a reputable rubber distribution business over the past 30 years and have earned that through their value-add product offerings and dedication to customer service”, stated Sam Petillo, President of Singer Equities.  Adding, “We are very excited and proud to have Smith Industrial Rubber & Plastics join the Singer Equities team and expand our geographic footprint into Illinois. The addition of Smith Industrial further diversifies our customer base.”  Rudnicki said, “Through this partnership with Singer we maintain our name, identity and business model that enabled Smith’s growth over the past 75 years. We plan to leverage Singer’s strength in the rubber industry to hasten the pace of our growth in the Midwest.”

Singer Equities, along with Bishop Lifting Products, are wholly owned subsidiaries of SBP Holdings.  Singer Equities specializes in industrial hose, hydraulic hose, conveyor belt and gasket material fabrication and services.  Bishop Lifting is engaged in the fabrication, distribution and rental of wire rope and rigging products and services.  The combined entity has 58 locations throughout North America with over 1050 employees.  More information can be obtained at and


Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. Finalizes Acquisition of Matex Wire Rope

Houston, TX – – August 1, 2017 – SBP Holdings, through its wholly owned subsidiary Bishop Lifting Products, is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Matex Wire Rope, Inc. headquartered in Kilgore, TX. This bolt on acquisition fits into Bishop Lifting Products growth strategy to accelerate its position in Texas and Louisiana markets.

Along with Delta Rigging & Tools and Morgan City Rentals, Matex Wire Rope is a quality addition to the SBP Holdings group of companies.  For over 50 years, Matex has been a premier supplier of lifting solutions including: sling fabrication, wire rope & rigging hardware, fall protection, cable service, recertification and custom lifting solutions.  With branches in Shreveport, LA, Pleasanton, TX, Alice, TX, and Midland, TX, the combined companies will now operate 20 branch locations throughout Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado.

Matex provides sales, service and repair for all types of wire rope and cable, including, drill lines, sandlines, electromechanical cable (EWL), and other specialty cables.  Matex’s specialty services include: Oilfield Wireline Spooling Services, Electromechanical Cable Splicing, Wireline Sheave repair, inspection and recertification.

“The acquisition of Matex complements our overall wire rope and rigging offering so we can now provide additional services to the oil and gas industry. This investment represents an important strategic opportunity to offer high quality products and service operations in and around Texas and Louisiana,” said Harold King, President of Bishop Lifting Products. “The acquisition also adds to our capacity and geographic presence to key market customers.”

About Bishop Lifting Products, Inc.

Founded in 1984, Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. (BLP) is a leading fabricator and distributor of products, services, and lifting solutions for crane, rigging, marine, and oilfield applications. Along with its Delta Rigging & Tools and Morgan City Rentals companies, our 500+ dedicated employees throughout Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado supply wire rope, slings, rigging hardware, lifting devices, hoists and winches to customers with lifting, oilfield, towing, and hauling applications.

Bishop Lifting along with its affiliate Singer Equities has grown to 57 locations throughout the United States and Canada.  Singer Equities is a decentralized group of value added distributors in the industrial rubber products industry that distribute and fabricate industrial & hydraulic hose, conveyor belt and gaskets.


Media Contact:
Teresa Clayton, Marketing Manager
Bishop Lifting Products, Inc,
125 McCarty Dr.
Houston, TX  77029
(713) 674-2266 office
(713) 671-7841 direct


2017 Hurricane Policy

hurricane-policyMorgan City Rentals 2017 Hurricane Policy


To: Morgan City Rentals Customers 2017

2017 Hurricane Preparedness Plan


Dear Loyal Morgan City Rentals Customers,

Morgan City Rentals has implemented the following equipment policy during the 2017 Hurricane Season. Our first responsibility is the safety of our employees and their families and we apologize for any inconvenience this policy may cause. The customer will be responsible for the security of the equipment during the storm, should the equipment not be returned within the Morgan City Rentals Hurricane Preparedness Plan time frame. The customer will be responsible for any damages and losses to the equipment due to the passage of a tropical storm / hurricane.

When a tropical storm / hurricane forms in or enters the Gulf of Mexico, Morgan City Rentals Hurricane Preparedness Plan will go into effect.

Alert Status ONE – a named storm forming or entering the Gulf of Mexico will trigger initial Morgan City Rentals hurricane preparedness operations. Suspension of “First Refusals” on all equipment will be in effect. Any equipment that is available, if requested, will be put on rent at this time. No rentals will be bound without providing MCR with a PO or AFE number and contact persons responsible for delivery of rented equipment stored at our facilities. Morgan City Rentals will assist all of our customers in expediting the return of our rental equipment utilizing Morgan City Rentals’ trucks or assist in contracting third party transportation to our Morgan City, Golden Meadow, or Broussard, LA facilities if the customer chooses to do so.

Alert Status TWO – a Tropical Storm Watch (sustained winds from 39 to 73 mph are possible within 36 hours) is issued by the National Hurricane Center for an area containing any of our facilities located in Morgan City, Golden Meadow or Broussard, LA. Morgan City Rentals personnel will begin to secure facilities. Morgan City Rentals will continue to assist customers with equipment rental return and continue to accept equipment at our facilities.

Alert Status THREE – a Hurricane Watch (sustained winds of 73 mph or greater are possible within 36 hours) is issued by the National Hurricane Center for an area containing any of our facilities located in Morgan City, Golden Meadow or Broussard, LA. Morgan City Rentals will cease to retrieve or receive equipment from the docks or customers and the rigging division will no longer be able to receive or ship orders. Morgan City Rentals personnel will begin evacuations. Additionally, any equipment not returned to Morgan City Rentals’ facilities prior to setting Alert Status THREE will be considered on rent and the customer will be responsible to ensure the safekeeping of the equipment.

Post Hurricane – Morgan City Rentals will conduct an initial damage assessment at all facilities to ensure the facilities can safely resume operations. Any equipment not returned to Morgan City Rentals prior to the passage of a tropical storm or hurricane that has been lost or damaged, the customer will be responsible to report the loss or damage of the equipment to Morgan City Rentals at the conclusion of the customer’s damage assessment. Any equipment available immediately after the passage of the storm will be for rent only. First refusals on equipment will not be honored until all storm assessments are finalized. Thank you for your understanding and for your business relationship with Morgan City Rentals. Should you have any questions concerning this matter, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best Regards,

Brad Guidry

VP/ GM South Louisiana Division

First Edition: MCR Newsletter – July

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