Did you know our Manufacturing team received the biggest cargo net order recently? Read to learn more!
What is this Giant Cargo Net?
Like many companies, manufacturing is the backbone of USCC. Just last week, our dedicated, hard-working Manufacturing team created their biggest cargo net yet. Without them, we would have not fulfilled this gigantic and unique order!
This giant cargo net comes in at a whopping 60′ x 80′, and it only took about a week for our team to create this product to life. This heavy duty cargo net could not even fit in our tarp area that is a 60′ x 40′ area. That is one huge net!
60 Feet by 80 Feet? How Did They Create This Large Cargo Net?
The team took on the project with a high level of enthusiasm and commitment, and we know it wasn’t easy. There were small-detailed tasks that they had to perform such as tacking the nets with a hot iron and sewing 3,300 individual tasks. To finally complete the tacking task, they must inspect each tack.
Way to Go Manufacturing Team!
We at US Cargo Control are proud of all the work each person did to create this product. The special thing about our Manufacturing team is they can create any custom product for you, such as ratchet straps, tarps, netting, lifting slings, and more! Without manufacturing, we wouldn’t be able to provide our customers with the custom solutions they need.
Check out more behind-the-scenes shots of the Manufacturing team while they were working on the net!
Whatever you need, we got you. You can count on us to get you what you want, when you need it, so continue to keep placing your orders and our Manufacturing team will keep the quality products going.
National Manufacturing Day is a special day at US Cargo Control, where we take the time to celebrate our manufacturing team for all of their hard work.
This past Friday, October 4th, was National Manufacturing Day and it was a special day for our hardworking Manufacturing team. National Manufacturing Day is a day where we celebrate and support all manufacturers for maintaining the retail ecosystem’s growth.
Our Manufacturing team was celebrated in a few different ways. First, they got a nice surprise with a poster displaying how much they are appreciated. Next, they were awarded the QHSE Safety Award by the Associated Wire Rope Fabricators for the second time!
This is two years in a row our Manufacturing team has been awarded this recognition and it’s a very exciting thing for US Cargo Control to receive. We take pride in continually promoting a safe work environment, and reaching our goals. Being safe at work and home helps promote a healthy workforce, which results in being more productive, having fewer days away from work, and even getting better insurance rates.
The criteria to receive this recognition is based on company and safety information; Factors such as lost time, injuries, hours worked, and recordable rates.
What’s Next for US Cargo Control?
As head of our Safety Team, Jim Waite is excited to start executing on our required OSHA-approved safety training that will be rolling out to all employees later this year (2019). Now that we are transitioning away from external training to our own internal training, the team can better customize the training to our needs with some added fun. Making the switch to internal training reaffirms our commitment to maintaining a safe workplace and manufacturing floor.
Way to go, Manufacturing team!
The manufacturing team is the backbone of US Cargo Control, and they go above and beyond to make sure customers get what they want, when they need it. Without the team, our customers wouldn’t have the option to have customized products like tarps, cargo nets, ratchet straps, lifting slings, and more! Call our team for a customized order and our manufacturing team will be glad to get it done for you.
What Else is New?
In other news, the warehouse team got a brand new toy…a forklift! After voting for a name, the team decided to call the newest forklift “Darryl”. They’re all excited about this new arrival and can’t wait to use it to quickly get your orders out of the door and into your hands!
If you have any questions, give our team of experts a call at 800-404-7068.
Here are 4 things you might not have known about USCC.
Although we are a business known for offering cargo control products, we are much more than just that. We truly care about every customer, and the relationships we build with the people who keep these industries going are important to us. We strive to always provide the best service for each person, as the most important part of our business is making people’s lives easier, safer, and more productive.
Here are 4 fun facts that make our business unique, which you may not have known!
1. Central Midwestern Location
US Cargo Control is located in Urbana, Iowa, which is considered a great location to deliver goods to most of the United States. Being located in central Iowa means fast delivery time, usually within 1 to 3 days. We stock thousands of items in our warehouse here, so we are able to deliver what you need quick. If you want an order shipped out on the same day, be sure to place your order before 4:00pm Central Time.
Our diligent warehouse team makes sure to get the job done and get your orders out in a speedy fashion. If you have a custom order, our team will work to give it the same priory as other orders.
2. Custom Business Programs
Our sales team consists of dedicated product and industry experts always on the phone ready to answer any questions you may have. We understand that each business is unique, and we work with you on pricing to make sure it fits your needs. Whether it’s bulk orders, special shipping requests, payment plans, or additional questions, we are here to help you.
Fun Fact: We can create pricing programs that may save you a bunch of money in the process!
3. Custom Products and A Variety of Cargo Control Equipment
We offer thousands of cargo control products to fit your job, lifestyle, or whatever it is that you need. The main categories of products that we carry are trucking and transportation, lifting and rigging, and moving supplies. These products consist of items like ratchet straps, shackles, netting, moving blankets, etc. We even have specialized supplies for flatbed trailers, enclosed trailers, towing and auto hauling, rigging supplies, and more so you can find what you are specifically looking for. More variety means more choices for you!
Our in-house manufacturing team is dedicated to creating high-quality products for you to enjoy and use. Some of the products this team makes are tarps, cargo nets, custom tie-downs, and slings. To learn more about how we custom-create our products, watch this video below!
4. Most Importantly, Our Awesome Team Members Who Are Dedicated to Getting You What You Want, When You Need It
We have a team committed to getting you what you want, when you need it. We are always happy to accept your calls and answer any questions you may have. Every single US Cargo Control team member seeks to make your job easier and safer, and most of all, to make you happy.
If you have any questions, give our team of experts a call at 800-404-7068.
While the option to buy domestic or import cargo control products is always on the table, the domestic option may be especially appealing to you this week. Here’s why.
Hint: #5 will save you money.
At USCC, we pride ourselves on providing you with a wide range of options to ensure your specific needs are met. As a solutions provider that continually works to get you what you want, when you need it, we have thousands of cargo control products from a variety of sources, all within one easy-to-use website.
While the option to buy either domestic or import cargo control products is always on the table, the domestic option may be especially appealing to you this week. Here’s why.
1. You will help save and create jobs
There are currently around 12.84 million workers in the manufacturing sector. Buying products that are manufactured by American companies not only helps ensure that those workers get to keep their job, but it also opens the door to continued growth within the manufacturing industry. At USCC we’re proud to have over 30 employees on our manufacturing team right here in Iowa. They’re the backbone of our organization and the reason why we’re able to deliver high-quality custom cargo control products.
2. You will help boost the entire American economy
Buying American-made products causes domestic growth beyond only the manufacturing industry; it creates a positive ripple effect throughout our entire economy. When American manufacturing plants prosper they spend more on things like energy, accounting, and construction. All of this spending positively affects other American companies (and workers) that offer these services. Overall, the EPI estimates that every U.S. manufacturing job supports an additional 1.4 jobs in other parts of the economy.
3. You will help reduce pollution and carbon footprint
Although the domestic option usually isn’t the cheapest, there are hidden costs for import products that go far beyond your wallet. Robust air, water, and health regulations in the United States ensure that, in general, American-made products are created in a way that significantly minimizes the creation of hazardous chemicals. In addition, products made overseas have a much higher carbon footprint due to the fact that they must be shipped across the ocean, which requires large amounts of fossil fuel.
4. You will get a high-quality product
When it comes to cargo control gear, dependable products are the name of the game. We’ve partnered with American vendors to provide a variety of high-quality product options that are made here in the USA. We have a broad selection of products to meet the needs of our customers and get them what they want when they need it.
5. You will save 10% with our made-in-the-USA promotion
Last but not least, a major reason to buy made-in-the-USA products this week is our 4th of July promotion! From now until Sunday, July 7th you can save 10% on nearly 2,000 different made-in-the-USA cargo control products including Crosby® wire rope slings, transport chain and binders, polyester round slings, endless slings, and more. That’s huge savings on the high-quality products that minimize pollution, boost our economy, and ensure American manufacturing jobs.
They say everything is bigger in Texas, and two upcoming industry events are positioned to prove just that. Gear up with USCC as we visit NATE UNITE & SC&RA Symposium 2019
Information on NATE UNITE and SC&RA Symposium 2019 (plus how to get live updates)
They say everything is bigger in Texas, and two upcoming industry events are positioned to prove just that.
Gear up with USCC team members Lacy, Josh, and Alex as they visit the Lone Star State for the already in progress NATE UNITE Conference and Tim, Adam, Alex, and Ben as they get ready for the upcoming Specialized Transportation Symposium in Houston.
NATE UNITE 2019: February 4th – 7th
NATE UNITE is one of the biggest and best conferences/trade shows in the wireless and broadcast infrastructure industries. On top of the massive exhibit hall with over a hundred exhibitors, there will networking opportunities, educational sessions, and speakers.
Anyone that’s a fan of the show Duck Commander will be excited to know that the keynote speaker is none other than Willie Robertson. Willie will be talking about his passion for the outdoors and his experiences in leading and growing his various companies.
Other notable topics covered in some of the 21 different educational sessions include:
Determining Rigging Forces
State of Wireless Industry from the Wall Street View
Dropped Loads – A Serious Epidemic
Challenges Faced by Industry Veterans
Women: Powering the Tower Industry
What to Expect When OSHA Shows Up
Check out the event links below for a complete list of sessions and more details on NATE UNITE 2019.
Keep up with USCC
Our rigging and lifting equipment experts will be at booth 727. Stop by, say hi, and enter to win Omaha Steaks, a Home Depot Gift Card, or an Amazon Fire Tablet!
The main goal is to ensure that permitting runs smoothly, safety concerns are addressed, and the most pressing topics in specialized transportation are discussed. The SC&RA is also planning on unveiling its groundbreaking proposal for 100 percent uniform permit weight analysis and allowance.
In addition to an exhibit center with a record-high 60 booths, there will be education sessions and expert speakers from within the industry.
Former Navy SEAL and Co-Star of American Sniper, Kevin “Dauber” Lacz will kick off the 2019 symposium by speaking on “the pitfalls of becoming too comfortable in any situation and the characteristics of the most successful individuals.”
Keep up with USCC
Our very own, Adam Shouse, was just selected to serve on the SC&RA Symposium Leadership Forum, an honor that just 15 people in the world were given. The SC&RA selects the most outstanding up-and-coming leaders in the Transportation and Rigging Industries to serve on this forum.
Adam, Tim, Ben, and Alex will all be at the US Cargo Control exhibit booth in Houston. Stop by and say hello!
Follow USCC on Facebook to keep up with our booth giveaway and to get our inside look at the Specialized Transportation Symposium.
The Hook & Haul Lip-Sync Challenge has reached US Cargo Control. Last month, the President of NessCampbell stopped by our booth at the SC&RA Rigging Workshop vendor fair. He had heard we make cool videos and challenged us to make a lip-sync video similar to the one NessCampbell made. As a proud member of SC&RA (and a team that knows how to make time for fun) we accepted the challenge without hesitation.
From our sales and service team to manufacturing and marketing, it took the entire USCC crew to complete this challenge. The guys shared how customers can lean on them for guidance, support, and apparently hugs, while the ladies of USCC showed us just how much fun girls can have at work. There was a party in the USA going on in manufacturing, and our Chief Financial Officer surprised us all by channeling his inner Freddie Mercury. Then, our CEO got the company band together for a jam session in the middle of our building. He’s the one singing lead vocals for “Life is a Highway”.
Started by NessCampbell Crane + Rigging, the challenge is a fun way to bring together companies in the crane, rigging, and specialized transport industry. More importantly, the laughable lip-syncing helps others by raising funds and awareness for the SC&R Foundation. This non-profit organization exists to support SC&RA member companies and industry as a whole. The foundation funds industry-specific research projects and awards nearly $60,000 in scholarships and educational initiatives each year.
Now, help us spread the support for the SC&R Foundation. Go to the USCC facebook page and share this video to help spread the word and the laughs.
Other rigging and specialized transport companies beware– we are now looking to pass the Hook & Haul Challenge along. Let us know if there’s a company you think we should challenge in the comments below.
At US Cargo Control, “what you want, when you need” is more than just a slogan or philosophy. It’s the foundation on which we were built. With humble beginnings in our founder’s garage, it was always our goal to make our customers feel understood and taken care of. Even now, more than 10 years later, with in-house manufacturing, thousands of cargo control products, and a 133,000 square-foot facility; our goal remains the same. To understand our customers better than anybody, and to get you what you want, when you need it.
In the trucking, rigging, and moving industries- product and service needs are time-sensitive. Getting you what you want, when you need it looks a little different for every customer.Our dedicated teams allow us to be highly responsive in finding the right solutions for all of our customers.
Whether visiting us at uscargocontrol.com or speaking to your dedicated service representative over the phone – we always strive to get you what you want, when you need it.
What’s important to you?
Here are more details on how we can help deliver the cargo control products you want when you need them.
Dedicated Teams of Cargo Control Experts
Throughout the years, we have carefully assembled a dedicated staff that thrives on being product and industry experts. Every last one of them seeks to make your job safer and easier, and your equipment allocation more efficient. We are always happy to take your calls and promptly answer any questions about product, price, shipping, or custom order needs. Let us know what’s important to you, and we’ll do everything we can to make it happen.
Quality Products with Custom Capabilities
We offer thousands of cargo control products, both foreign and domestic. From quality moving supplies to lifting and rigging gear, and of course a huge selection of heavy-duty trucking and transportation equipment– more variety means more choice for you. In addition, we manufacture custom tie-downs, cargo nets, tarps and more in our 23,000 square-foot manufacturing facility. Don’t see what you’re looking for on our website? Just ask and we’ll do everything we can to get you what you want.
We understand your business and its goals are unique and believe our pricing should reflect this reality. Bulk orders, special shipping requests, and payment plans. Partner with us and together we can create pricing programs that work for your individual needs.
Our central Midwest location means delivery time is just 1-3 days to most of the United States. With thousands of items in-stock and to ready to ship, orders placed before 4:00pm Central time ship out the same day. Plus, you get free shipping on orders of $199 or more.
Your Single-Source Cargo Control Supplier
At the end of the day, actions speak louder than words. So what are you waiting for? Put us to the test and challenge us to deliver on all your cargo control needs.
Shop our website anytime, or call us at 866-444-9990.
7:00am – 6:00pm Monday through Thursday (Central time)
As the Team Lead in our Manufacturing department, Dean and his team have been instrumental in our incredible growth over the last year. As Dean says, “It’s just going to be greater than it already is”… we couldn’t agree more!
Ed is part of our growing sales team and is also our resident Spanish-speaking US Cargo Control team member. Ed was born in Cuba and grew up in Miami speaking both languages fluently. Being able to translate technical information ensures all of our customers receive superior customer service when they call!
Having a team of Sales and Service Experts available by phone is one of the things that sets US Cargo Control apart. Kara’s a member of that team, taking calls from a variety of customers each day, and always working to find the best solution for their needs.
Nylon lifting slings are extremely versatile products and some of our best-sellers. Sales Specialist Jon tells why in this video.
Click over to shop these specific categories of slings, and keep in mind that all of our slings are completely customizable. You can call Jon or reach any of our sales team members at 800-660-3585 to discuss options.