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New Products: Van Beest Green Pin® Shackles and Turnbuckles

Van Beest Green Pin® Product Additions US Cargo Control has made a number of additions to their website with two types of Van Beest Green Pin® products: turnbuckles and shackles. These Van Beest Green Pin® products fall under a price point that is very affordable, while maintaining high-quality standards. Van Beest is a leading manufacturer […]

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Why Add Zinc to Steel?

*This is the second in a four-part series about steel used in rigging supplies and rigging hardware. As explained in the previous post about carbon steel, there are four main types, and two of those involve a layer to add zinc to steel. These two types are hot galvanized dipped and zinc plated. Both of these […]

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New to Boating? Don’t Forget the Shackles

If you’re the proud new owner of a boat, you should become familiar with common rigging equipment like shackles. Shackles are an extremely strong U-shaped piece of equipment that connects items together, securing with a pin, spring, or bolt. While most commonly thought of for industrial uses, shackles come in a variety of shapes and sizes […]

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