On Saturday, May 20th, Peerless Industrial Group, Inc. had their 100 Year Celebration. Employees, retirees and special guests gathered under two large tents for great speeches, food, and conversation. Tours were offered to attendees and everyone had a great time, in spite of the dreary cold weather.
Be sure to check out the article “A Peerless Century” in the March-April issue of Wire Rope Exchange! It’s a great read!!
Check out the front page of Sunday, March 5th’s Winona Daily News to read about Peerless Industrial Group:
Today is a day for us all to be especially proud as we celebrate the official date of our 100 year anniversary.
Happy Birthday Peerless!
On Thursday, February 9th, Peerless Industrial Group, Inc., the largest manufacturer and distributor of industrial and consumer chain and traction products in North America, kicked-off their centennial celebration with a ribbon cutting prior to hosting the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce Network Nite.
Peerless Chain Company was founded February 16, 1917, as a manufacturer of tire chains after the rights and interests for the diamond link chain patent were purchased from its inventor. Peerless eventually expanded into hardware and industrial chain manufacturing, as well as wire forms by the 1960’s. By the late 1970’s Peerless entered the overhead lifting market, but was still known primarily as a chain supplier to the local hardware stores and retail chain stores. That remained the case until a series of acquisitions beginning in 2004 changed the face of Peerless.
March 2004: The acquisition of Weissenfels USA. For several years Weissenfels USA has been the largest chain supplier to the U.S Department of Defense supplying chains for use in critical application items such as aircraft tie-downs, tow chains, aerial delivery cargo slings and tire chains. Weissenfels USA served the North American market for over 30 years. While the Weissenfels USA name is no longer in use, the customer relationships are still as strong today as they have ever been.
July 2006: The acquisition of the American Chain Company (ACCO). ACCO was established as the Weed Chain Tire Grip Company in 1904 and became the American Chain Company in 1912. Through the years, ACCO built a strong foundation in the overhead lifting and marine chain and fitting markets. The ACCO brand name is still in use today for the products in the Peerless marine category.
December 2010: The acquisition of Letellier Material Handling Equipment (LMHE). Beginning in 1974, LMHE manufactured high quality overhead lifting devices to satisfy the requirements of customers in many diverse industries. Today the products within the below-the-hook and material handling category are manufactured by the Peerless Custom Lifting divisions in South Holland, IL and Jeannette, PA.
September 2011: The acquisition of Security Chain Company (SCC). SCC brought cutting-edge traction and cargo control products to our always increasing product offering. The SCC traction product category consists of many brand names like Auto-Trac, Z-Chain, and Super Z.
August 2014: Peerless became a wholly owned subsidiary of KITO Americas. KITO Americas also operates the Harrington Hoists and KITO Canada businesses in North America. KITO Americas is a market leader in providing powered and manual overhead lifting products. The combination of Peerless, Harrington and KITO brands gives combined customers access to a much wider variety of products in the markets served throughout KITO’s global network.
Today, as a worldwide provider of lifting solutions, utilizing their exceptional design, engineering, manufacturing, and quality teams, Peerless continues to develop crucial products for the wide variety of markets they serve – with product offerings grouped into six categories: Overhead Lifting, Below-the-Hook and Material Handling, Cargo Control, Hardware, Marine and Traction products.
Peerless Industrial Group, Inc., held a Chain Sling Safety Seminar Wednesday, February 8th for a local customer, presented by Jon Fryman, Product Specialist & Training Manager. Fryman covered topics such as Chain Sling Inspection Procedures, Selecting the Proper Sling, and General Safety Guidelines based on the requirements of Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), American Society for Testy & Materials (ASTM), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Peerless’ Manufacturing Recommendations.
Answer by Jon Fryman, Product Specialist & Training Manager
The quick answer is that OSHA and ASME/ASTM all state to follow Chain Manufacture’s and NACM recommendations.
Peerless Industrial Group, Inc. recommends that you should use a Quad Master Assembly when fabricating a 3 or 4 legged chain sling:
- Based on Industry Practices.
- Prevent possible side loading depending on how it is rigged. Loads need to be seated in the bowl of the Master Link/Sub-Link, not on the shoulder or crown causing side pull!
- Sub-Links on a Quad Master Link increase degrees of freedom and allow improved load equalization and sling alignment. Proper alignment of the legs to keep load level during the lift (Load Control & Risk Management).
- A Quad Master Assembly is ‘DESIGNED” to construct a triple or quadruple chain sling. Thus eliminating the cumbersome connections created by attaching 3 or 4 legs into a single OML.
- Please reference page 23/24 of the Peerless Industrial Catalog, bottom section titled V-10 Sub-Assembly Category, (Quad Master Assembly). Also reference the pictures on page 9/11, bottom of the page that show the 3 and 4 legged chain slings using a Quad Master Assembly in the construction of said chain slings.
- ASME B30-26 Chapter 26-4 states (c) “Links, rings, and swivels other than those detailed in this chapter shall be used only in accordance with recommendations of the manufacture or qualified person.”
- ASME B30-26 Chapter 26-4.9.1 (a) “Links, rings, and swivels having suitable characteristics for the type of load, hitch, angle of loading, and environment shall be selected in accordance with the recommendations of the hardware manufacture or a qualified person.” (Chain Manufacture interprets “suitable characteristics” the design of the Quad Master Assembly is for 3 and/or 4 leg chain slings.)
- ASME B30-26 Chapter 26-22.214.171.124 “Rigging Practices” (e) “The link or ring shall be of the proper shape and size to ensure that it seats properly in the hook, lifting device or rigging hardware. (f) Multiple slings or rigging hardware gathered in a link or ring shall not exceed a 120 degree included angle, (see Fig. 26-4-9.1-1).”
- ASME B30.9 “Slings” page 5, shows a diagram of the Configurations, Components, and Hitches of (a) Quadruple-Leg Bridle Sling Components (using a Quad Master Assembly).
- ASME B30.9 “Slings” page 8, section 9-1.5.6 “Other materials and configurations not covered by this chapter shall be rated in accordance with the recommendations of the sling manufacture or a qualified person, and shall conform to all other provisions of this chapter.”
- ASME B30.9 “Slings” page 10, 9-1.10.4 Rigging Practices (There are several possible reasons/warnings) (o) “Slings should not be constricted, bunched or pinched by the load, hook or any fitting.”
- ASTM A952/A952M Section 3 Terminology 3.1.6 Master Coupling Link (secondary or intermediate link) a link used on three and four branch, (legs) slings to connect the branches, (legs) to a master link. See Fig. 1, the diagram is of a 4 legged chain sling using a Quad Master Assembly (Similar info in ASTM A906/A906M “Standard Specifications for Alloy Steel Chain Slings for Overhead Lifting”).
Peerless Industrial Group, Inc., is pleased to announce that our new 2016 Industrial Catalog is now available!
Download an electronic version (Please note: This is a larger PDF and will take a few minutes to load), call our Customer Service Department at 800-873-1916 or email email@example.com to have a catalog mailed to you directly.
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WINONA, MN (October 17, 2016) – Peerless Industrial Group, Inc., the market leader in the design, manufacturing and supply of chain, overhead lifting, cargo control and traction products in North America, is pleased to announce the company’s new corporate logo. The rebranding reflects the evolution of the company as it continues to join efforts with the KITO group companies of Harrington Hoists, Inc., KITO Canada, and KITO Do Brasil.
“All of our organizations will benefit from unified branding,” said Bret Lussow, Executive Vice President of Business Development. “This focus better reflects the future direction of our parent company, KITO CORPORATION, as we join efforts to better serve our customers and allow for future growth.”
While the logo change is to better represent the companies today, their values remain the same, to deliver unmatched satisfaction to their customers.
About PEERLESS INDUSTRIAL GROUP, INC.:
Established in 1917, Peerless Industrial Group, Inc. has been innovating successful products for 100 years. Today, as a worldwide provider of lifting solutions, utilizing our exceptional design, engineering, manufacturing, and quality teams, we continue to develop crucial products for the wide variety of markets we serve. Peerless is part of KITO Corporation’s global network providing our customers access to overhead lifting, below-the-hook and material handling, cargo control, hardware, marine and traction products.
Christy Kutchma, Product & Marketing Associate