The Rope Guru Becomes a Member of AWRF

The Rope Guru LLC of South Portland, Maine proudly announces their membership to the Associated Wire Rope Fabricators –  AWRF. 

Even though The Rope Guru LLC isn’t a wire rope shop, they are very much a synthetic rope rigging shop. High strength synthetics are replacing wire rope in applications as users better understand the limits and benefits of soft ropes. The professionals who are members of AWRF are constantly striving to maintain the highest standards of quality and service obtainable in the industry. There are many advantages for a firm that joins and actively participates in this association. Most important, the consumer that avails himself of services and supplies from an AWRF member company can feel secure that he is purchasing from a professional firm which is striving for excellence.

With more than 400 companies in 25 countries around the world, AWRF is a leading organization for sling fabricators and special rigging components manufacturers. It’s very important to stay up to date on standards and new product development from a variety of top brands within the rigging and lifting industry says Jamie Goddard, manager at The Rope Guru. We are very proud to be suppliers of top quality ropes, slings, and rigging hardware in Northern New England and this membership will help us help our clients be more up to speed on newer, safer, rigging equipment and hardware. 

About AWRF

AWRF was formed in 1975 and incorporated the following year by a group of concerned businessmen who felt there was a need for sling fabricators and special rigging components manufacturers to join together to form a trade association. Originally created by representatives from nine companies in the United States, in two decades the organization grew to address the needs of over 400 member companies worldwide.  AWRF promotes interests common among companies manufacturing, fabricating, or distributing lifting, rigging and load securement devices made of chain, rope, and synthetic products. The association works to establish, acquire, preserve, and disseminate various technical information, and encourages the development of safety standards and programs, and product identification procedures. 

About The Rope Guru LLC

The Rope Guru LLC of South Portland Maine founded in 2019 by Jamie Goddard who spent 20 years in sales, service, and safety for a global leader in rope manufacturing. He has since dedicated himself to building a fully stocked synthetic rope rigging shop in Southern Maine to service electrical utility, heavy marine, arboriculture, and heavy lift markets to service New England. The Rope Guru team fabricates, engineers, and tests its full range of synthetic products. 

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