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Doleco USA, a division of Dolezych GmbH of Dortmund, Germany, is a leading global manufacturer of load securing technologies, lifting equipment, slings, and ropes. A global company focused on supplying the very best value with a keen eye on quality and research and development.
Dolezych and its Doleco USA division tout its dedication to top-notch product training, patented woven nets, tension indicators, fittings and systems among its unique products and services.
A long-time member of WSTDA, Dolezych and Doleco USA representatives have participated in WSTDA Board and Technical Committees. Ralph Abato served previously on the Board of Directors; Karl Keisewitt is currently on the Board of Directors. Both participate as members of Technical Committees, along with Tim Dolezych. All regularly attend WSTDA in-person and virtual meetings.
Along with its parent company, Filament Technik, the brand name "filtec" represents a high-tech group of innovative roundsling yarn suppliers comprised of Filament Technik, Baesweiler, Germany; Kamenzer Zwirnerei, Kamenz, Germany; and Filtec-Precise, Inc., Tabor City, North Carolina, USA.
The filtec brand's innovation lies in its EHP-Engineered Hybrid Power® Core Yarns for High Performance Roundslings, a light-weight, low stretch solution for handling, rigging and transporting applications.
A long-time member of WSTDA, Jim Bailey, representing Filtec Precise, Inc., has served on the WSTDA Board of Directors since 2009 and is currently Board Treasurer. Jim also has served as a member of the Roundsling Technical Committee since 2006. Filtec-Precise is a regular Sponsor of WSTDA Annual and Fall Meetings.
Liftex® exists to serve the lifting industry and its customers with products and services developed in an environment that places maximum focus on safety, quality, innovation, performance, integrity and value. It is with these core traits as pillars that Liftex® has built its history and success, and on which Liftex® will continue to build its position as the industry leading source for lifting solutions. Primarily engaged in the manufacture of synthetic slings (flat web slings, roundslings), cargo control and tie downs, wire rope slings and chain slings and serves its international customer base out of four locations in Philadelphia, PA, Chicago, IL, Houston, TX and Seattle/Tacoma, WA.
Liftex® Pro-Edge® Premium Edge is different from most other premium edge slings in that the edge protection is structural it is built into the sling. Pro-Edge® features reinforcement with twisted tire cord yarns for the same reason that these yarns are used in tires: they provide maximum resistance to wear (cutting and abrasion). Additionally, the twisting of these yarns provides and enhanced degree of resistance to cutting and abrasion as compared to non-twisted yarns. Longer life means reduced cost per use.
A member of WSTDA since 1999, Liftex Corp. has been actively involved in WSTDA Technical Committees through the involvement of Gerry Thiel, Mark Kowalkick, and Greg Crain, who currently serves as WSTDA Web Sling Technical Committee Chair (as of January 2015).