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A Lifeline to Suncor's Quick Attach(TM) Marine Products
Press release date: August 1, 2013
Suncor Stainless Reconfigures Their Quick Attach™ Lifeline Kits to Achieve Optimal ResultsPlymouth, MA – Suncor Stainless, Inc. has reconfigured their Quick Attach™ Lifeline Kits. They have removed the wire rope from the kits and are now packaging it to be sold separately in 30’, 40’ and 50’ lengths. These changes will offer additional options while providing simplicity to Suncor’s do-ityourself marine customers.
Previously, Suncor Stainless offered their kits with 40 ft. of wire rope and the appropriate Quick Attach™ fittings to achieve a gated or non-gated lifeline system. This posed a potential problem with customers who had boats that required more or less than 40’ of wire rope. “We want to offer do-it-yourself boat owners the most cost efficient and easiest way to purchase and install lifelines,” says David Morgan, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Suncor Stainless. “When we introduced the Quick Attach™ Lifeline Kits to our customers, we received a lot of positive feedback about the ease of installation and the convenience of having all the necessary hardware for a lifeline system bundled into a nice package. However, we did have inquiries regarding the length of the wire rope and if we offered kits with more or less of it.”
After hearing their customers’ feedback, Patrick Striebel, President of Suncor Stainless, and Mr. Morgan made the decision to separate the wire rope from the kits and offer their customers more length options. The 3/16” wire rope is now available in lengths of 30 ft., 40 ft. and 50 ft. and in a white PVC coated or uncoated stainless steel style. These new options allow their customers to purchase the appropriate amount of wire rope for their lifeline project with the least amount of waste. The Quick Attach™ hardware will now be offered in a closed-body style as a gated or non-gated kit in a new, smaller carrying case, making it easier to store.
Special attention has been placed on the strength of their mechanical swage terminals. Suncor’s Quick Attach™ lifeline turnbuckles and fittings are precision machined from grade 316 stainless steel for maximum durability and corrosion resistance in the harshest environments. The advantage of these products over conventional fittings is the arrangement of the wedges on the outside of the cable, making assembly much easier and allowing different types of wire rope to be used with the same fittings. They are ideal for repairing lifelines with simple hand tools, avoiding the investment in costly swaging tools.
Suncor Stainless has a network of marine dealers throughout the United States and Canada that offer these Quick Attach™ Lifeline Kits and other quality hardware. Please contact a Suncor sales representative to find a dealer near you. To learn more about Suncor’s marine products, please visit www.suncorstainless.com or call (800) 394-2222.
Suncor Stainless, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of stainless steel hardware in the industrial, marine, government, architectural, OEM and commercial industries. Suncor’s modern facilities manufacture the highest quality stainless steel chain, wire rope assemblies and custom parts. The in-house capabilities include a product development staff whose tireless efforts, along with valuable input from clients, work to continuously improve and perfect their ever-expanding product line.
Suncor Stainless, Inc.
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