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Bishop Buys Worswick Group Holdings

Dec. 28, 2022 – Bishop Lifting has bought Worswick Group Holdings, which operates 10 locations across Florida.

Founded in 1958 as Certified Slings and Supply, the business has grown under the leadership of the Worswick family to include Bubba Off-Road Recovery Gear, Florida Wire & Rigging Supply, Secured Global, and Academy Training Center.

Worswick Group is Bishop’s eleventh acquisition since 2012, and is the fourth add-on acquisition since Altamont acquired the Bishop in February 2022.

Acquiring well-run companies supports Bishop’s ongoing strategy to become the country’s leading provider of lifting products and services.

While the company recently announced its rebranding to Bishop Lifting, Certified Slings and Supply will maintain its local branding.

“We’re excited to continue our growth through this acquisition of a company that contributes great people and culture, as well as establish a physical presence in the Florida market,” said Harold King, president of Bishop Lifting. “Doug and his team have built a reputation for exceptional customer service across a number of end markets including the entertainment and mining industries. We look forward to building on their success as we continue to expand our national footprint to serve customers locally with our deep industry knowledge and high-quality products.”

“We look forward to partnering with Bishop to build upon the foundation that my family has solidified over decades,” said Doug Worswick, prior Worswick Group Holdings owner who accepted a leadership role at Bishop Lifting in conjunction with the closing. “At our core is a culture of service, quality and teamwork and we are honored to become part of the team that was founded by David Bishop, whose passion for serving his team and customers clearly carries on through Bishop Lifting’s leadership today.”


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