Skookum offers new line of plate sided snatch blocks

(HUBBARD, Ore.) — Skookum is proud to announce the launch of its new plate sided alloy snatch block product line. This new product is designed for gin pole applications, oil and gas fields, construction, positioning, lifting, towing and utility.

Skookum is prepared to provide the snatch blocks for lifting 4 to 20 tons from stock. Multiple sheave variants and capacities up to 60 tons are available upon request with quick delivery times. This new block line will satisfy the current market demand for a readily available alloy block line that is designed to serve all applications in the market.

Skookum is already known for helping its customers reduce the lead times on their projects. This is another example where faster delivery of its product to the marketplace because of streamlined manufacturing will set them apart.

Celena Moses, government and rigging sales manager at Skookum, said, “This new product will open up an new avenue for Skookum and provide a product of superior value and engineering to our customers.”

Founded in 1890 as a family business, Skookum was purchased by the Ulven family in 1986. Located in Hubbard, Ore., the company’s comprehensive block, fairlead, sheave, hook, and alloy forging lines have met the challenges of the most demanding applications around the world. Skookum has proudly taken part in the shaping of American industry by serving  markets in construction, defense, mining, utility, maritime, oil and gas energy, and offshore. Skookum is a part of The Ulven Companies, which now comprises a group of four privately held American companies.

By Professional Mariner Staff