Archive | April, 2013

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Coated Cable

US Cargo Control offers 7×19 coated cable in stainless steel and galvanized finishes.  These coated cables are composed of 7 strands with 19 wires per strand, producing a cable that offers flexibility and superior resistance to corrosion.  As a coated cable, the protection intensifies, adding an extra layer to fend off dirt, grit, moisture and […]

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20 Tips for Stress-Free Moving

Thanks to Claire at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® for today’s guest post! Moving is a very stressful time for everyone… your once organized home quickly becomes a disaster zone. In order to make your move and life easier, I’ve included a schedule containing tips many of us have learned over the years at TWO MEN […]

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Stainless Steel Aircraft Cable

  Stainless steel aircraft cable  from US Cargo Control comes in an aircraft cable type 304 or type 316 stainless steel finish.  Type 304 stainless steel aircraft cable is excellent at resisting corrosion.  The 7×19 construction of the cable provides flexibility and strength.  Type 316 cable provides the highest level of protection against corrosion.  Commonly referred […]

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US Cargo Control Team Profile: Sewing and Assembly

With Tim’s recent post about the new sewing and assembly operations at US Cargo Control, we thought it would be great to highlight the team behind this incredible new development. Scott Keeling (center) manages this group and it’s one of the fastest-growing teams here at US Cargo Control. Plans now include doubling the size of […]

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Stainless Cable

  US Cargo Control offers a wide variety of stainless cable to fit your application.  Stainless cable can be found in the 6×19, 6×37 and 7×19 classes.  Stainless cable consists of wires, strands, and a core formed into a spiral pattern, which creates a strong, durable rope.  It’s excellent for outdoor use or harsh conditions […]

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IWRC Wire Rope

US Cargo Control carries a wide variety of wire rope for your application.  IWRC wire rope or independent wire rope core refers to the construction of the core of a wire rope.  When the outer strands of wire are wrapped around a steel core, it reduces stretch and increases the strength of the wire rope.  […]

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US Cargo Control Begins Product Sewing and Assembly Operations

2013 is shaping up to be an exciting year at US Cargo Control, as we expand our business to include the sewing and assembly of tie-down related products here on site in Iowa. A little background: we launched the USCargoControl.com website in 2005, selling a line of ratchet straps for the cargo control industry. Over the next […]

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How to Choose a Recovery Strap

April showers may bring May flowers, and they can also bring lots of mud! It’s a good time to make sure you have a good working recovery strap if you’ll be traveling or working on wet, muddy fields or roads. While traditional recovery straps and tow straps are not designed to be used interchangeably, US […]

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7×19 Wire Rope

7×19 wire rope from US Cargo Control is an excellent general purpose steel cable.  Also referred to as aircraft cable, the construction includes 7 strands with 19 wires per strand in galvanized steel, creating a smaller diameter cable that is flexible and resistant to corrosion.  With many sizes and styles available, US Cargo Control is […]

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Hoist Cable

US Cargo Control offers hoist cable in a wide variety of classes and finishes for nearly any application.  Using wire rope for a hoist cable is ideal in most situations since it is best in outdoor environments, remaining consistent in wet and dry climates.  Our category of  hoist cable includes 304 stainless steel, galvanized and […]

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What’s the Difference Between Wheel Nets and What’s the Best Wheel Net for Large Tires?

Choosing a wheel net can be confusing and it’s by far one of the most common questions we get at USCC since there are so many variations of vehicles, tires, and towing applications. A few things to note: side mount wheel nets should not be used on dollies because the dolly ratchet assembly is on […]

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Customer Review: Cable Railing

We just recently added a blog post about cable railing, but plus a short video about installing cable railing, so it was great to hear from a customer this week who installed some of our products in his new home and was kind enough to send us some pictures. The great thing about our cable railing […]

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