Cargo security is a must when transporting goods. Purdue University’s “Securing the Load: A Guide to Safe and Legal Transportation of Cargo and Equipment” says “losing cargo on the road is serious business.” Not only is it a loss of product, but it can cause injury, destruction to property, and there may even be environmental impacts, the guide adds.
Tie-down straps that stay strong and secure are required for trucking professionals and individuals that must safely transport a variety of cargo. In fact, the Purdue University guide states: “Web straps are popular tie-downs used by multiple industries. They can be used to secure equipment, pallets of cargo, or individual items. Compared to steel chains, they are lighter, easier to handle, and less likely to damage cargo.”
For years, Mississippi Industries for the Blind (MIB) has manufactured such cargo straps for use by the Department of Defense and the US Postal Service. The straps are made entirely in the United States and are now available to commercial users and are ideal for an array of load applications.
SAFETY AND STRENGTH
To safely accommodate a wide range of uses, heavy-duty cargo tie-down straps can be customized from two inches to four inches wide and configured with ratchets, hooks, track fittings, and other hardware. MIB has the capability to sew straps with large, heavy-duty thread to meet the needs for higher strength applications.
Utilizing programmable pattern tacking sewing machines to manufacture the straps, MIB’s employees ensure that the sewn strap patterns are consistent and of the highest quality. Third-party testing is used to evaluate the strength of the sewing patterns for the straps.
MIB is ISO 9000 certified and has the capacity, equipment, and experience to perform sewing tasks such as felling, surging, single needle chain and lock stitch, bar tacking, programmable pattern tacking, and double needle sewing. This includes adding snaps, grommets, buckles, or other hardware. As an ISO 9000 certified agency, MIB adheres to strict specifications and quality procedures and practices.
MORE THAN SEWING
Aside from sewing manufacturing, its capabilities include robotic welding, metal stamping, rod and tube bending, drilling, riveting, soldering, mattress manufacturing, and cellulose sponge manufacturing.
Long-time customers of its manufactured products include the General Services Administration (GSA), US Postal Service (USPS), Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Agriculture (USDA), Mississippi State Agencies, and many commercial businesses—speaking to the capabilities of MIB’s employees and the quality of its products.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Find out more about Mississippi Industries for the Blind and cargo straps, visit www.msblind.org/straps.