The Rigging Institute LLC. was established by the founders of I&I Sling Inc. and Slingmax® Rigging Solutions in 2010. I&I Sling has manufactured, tested, designed and patented rigging slings and hardware since 1966. Slingmax® is a worldwide association of rigging equipment fabricators with locations in 10 different countries. These two companies headquartered in Aston, Pennsylvania, have provided rigging training to end users since the 1980’s throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. The Rigging Institute was created to concentrate solely on providing quality training to the rigging industry.
We believe the most effective trainers draw from a multitude of backgrounds, including the manufacturing and testing of the equipment itself to individual trainers who have worked in various positions throughout the rigging industry. The Rigging Institute draws from these diverse backgrounds and aims to continuously improve the effectiveness of our end user training to coincide with revised standards and the most current product innovations in the hoisting and rigging industry. The Rigging Institute combines decades of experience in designing, fabricating and testing rigging equipment with certified instructors possessing extensive field experience in various industries.
The Rigging Institute is headquartered in Knoxville, TN. We provide training at our headquarters and also on-site at your location if desired. Classes vary in length from 4 hours to 16 hours and all utilize current industry standards and practices as well as real world examples from the field. We have learned that book knowledge combined with practical real world experience leaves our students with a better overall understanding of the subjects. Based on the level of instruction requested, our classes teach students to become “Qualified”, “Competent” or “Certified”.
Key customers in the associated Utility, Military, Manufacturing, Construction, Marine and Transportation industries include; Exelon, Detroit Edison, GE Nuclear, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army Research, U.S. Coast Guard, Raytheon, Bechtel, TVA, Fluor Daniel, Norfolk Southern, General Motors, Georgia Pacific, Ports America and Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).