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Northern Strands Provides Wire Rope for Cloudraker Skybridge

During the spring of 2018, Northern Strands Wire Rope Division provided the wire rope for the Cloudraker Skybridge at Whistler Peak. Ranging 130 m from Whistler Peak to the West Ridge, the Cloudraker Skybridge crosses above the Whistler Bowl.

Northern Strands supplied the galvanized rope with a breaking strength that exceeds 500,000 lbs that was used for the bridge. 


Northern Strands Wire Rope & Cables division is capable of supplying a variety of ropes that can be customized to any project. 

For more information on our Wire Rope & Cables capabilities, click the following link:

Les Nimmo - Mining Rope - Technical Sales
Phone: 306-242-7073

Northern Strands Continues to Provide Lifting Lugs and D-Plates to Customers at Wholesale Prices!

Northern Strands is one of the top lifting lug and d-plate suppliers in Saskatoon and Saskatchewan. Locally owned and operated since 1970, Northern Strands has continuously provided a wide variety of industries with the best prices on industrial equipment and supplies. 

Lifting lugs have been available from Northern Strands for many years and have been used by local farmers, construction companies, and underground mines across Canada. Lifting lugs are an essential component for for rigging and are a popular product in Northern Strands Industrial Supplies Warehouse. Lifting lugs are designed to be welded to compatible steel materials in order to lift them into place safely and securely.

  • Fabricated from A36 Steel.
  • Available in 1/2, 2, 5, and 10 ton maximum rated capacities.
  • Color coded and stamped with rated capacity to provide quick identification.
  • Meets OSHA requirements (minimum five to one safety factor).

The load ranges for the individual lifting lugs are as follows:

 2 Ton 5 Ton 10 Ton 

Northern Strands also offers a variety of specialty equipment including D-plates, maneuvering glands, reeving sockets, safety blocks, and much more. D-plates are offered in various sizes including 2, 4, 5, and 12 Tons. All D-plates are proof loaded to 150%. Northern Strands' D-plates are engineered stamped and can be re-certified. 

To view Northern Strands full Industrial Supplies Catalog, click here:

For more information on Northern Strands Mining Wire Ropes and Attachments, click here:

If you have any questions and would like more information on Northern Strands D-plates and Lifting Lugs, or have inquiries about any of Northern Strands' rigging products, please contact us! 

Phone: (306) 242-7073
Toll Free: (800) 242-7073
Fax: (306) 934-2920
Hours of Operation: 7:30am to 5:00pm Mon - Fri
3235 Millar Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7K 5Y3

Northern Strands Wins Agriculture Equipment Innovation Award at Agri-Trade 2018

Northern Strand was honored to accept the Agriculture Equipment Innovation Award at Agri-Trade 2018 for our cutting edge Bin Safe System. The Agriculture Innovation Award is given to a company that celebrates new ideas, helps farmers meet new requirements, or provides a product to help meet new and changing needs in the agricultural sector. The judges for the Innovation Award are farmers; those who actually use agricultural products on their farm or ranch. The $1,500 price given to Northern Strands was donated to the Northern Strands Group of Companies' charity of choice, the Children's Wish Foundation of Saskatchewan. 

The Bin Safe System is a farm safety equipment product that was developed to allow farmers to climb and easily access a grain bin for repairs or inspections. The system is an extremely cost effective alternative to grain bin walk ways, grain bin cages, and grain elevators. The implementation of new regulations in Alberta Farm Safety requires fall protection on various farms. Thus, the Bin Safe System helps farmers meet new legislative requirements and also provides the agricultural industry with a product to help meet new and changing needs on farms.

Up next for Northern Strands is the 2019 Crop Production Show hosted in Saskatoon Saskatchewan January 15 - 17, 2019 in booths C55-56. We will also be attending the Manitoba Ag Days Trade Show in the Inventor Area in Barn 4 Booth 1819 from January 22, 23, and 24th in Brandon Manitoba!

Further information about the Farm Safety Legislation and the Alberta Farm Safety Grant can be found here:

Detailed information about the Bin Safe System can be found here:

Information on the Saskatoon Crop Production Show can be found here:

Manitoba Ag Days information can be found here:

Contact our Bin Safe System Representative to order or request additional information

Martin Toews
Cell Phone: (306) 441-6845


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