Tech Spotlight: A Safer and More Sustainable Alternative to Hot Dip Galvanizing—Galv360®

March 26, 2021

  Hot dip galvanizing (HDG) offers a virtually unmatched protective zinc coating for steel products. It provides a tough and somewhat durable finish that resists damage from wear and abrasion as well as corrosion, and is typically less expensive compared to other corrosion protective coatings. But hot dip galvanizing has its limitations. It’s a thick…

Chain and Your Outdoor Recreational Facility

January 29, 2021

  After prolonged closures in 2020, outdoor recreational facilities such as parks, playgrounds, and theme parks are getting ready to host the public again in spring and summer 2021. If you’re responsible for maintenance at one of these facilities (or you’re a supplier to a team who is), preparation for your busy season is likely…

Lifting Safely With Chain: A DIYer’s Guide

August 6, 2020

Contractors and weekend warriors alike have been keeping busy on home improvement projects these days, with home now functioning as the center of our worlds more today than ever. If you’re using rented lifting equipment to complete your next job, it’s important to educate yourself on how to perform your lifts safely. So, before you…

How Different Attachment Styles Affect Trailer Safety Chain Performance

July 23, 2020

  By Eric Kazmierzak and Melissa Searle, Laclede Chain Manufacturing When designing a trailer, what’s the best way to attach the safety chain to the tongue? There are two main attachment styles commonly used in the trailer industry to attach safety chain to the trailer: bolt-on and weld-on clevis assemblies. Laclede Chain collaborates often with…

Galv360 Coating for Marine Chain Applications

May 20, 2020

Ever since steel has become widely used, people have been inventing ways to prevent corrosion and abrasion in order to make it last longer. In fact, corrosion costs the U.S. economy an estimated $300 billion per year (about 3% of GDP).  Hot-dip galvanizing (HDG) has been in use as a method of corrosion protection for…

Heavy-Duty Industrial Chain: How It’s Made

April 15, 2020

Since Leonardo da Vinci famously made sketches of what appeared to be the first steel chains in the 16th century, people have been innovating new ways to make industrial chain safer, stronger, and more wear and weather resistant. At Laclede Chain, we’re constantly refining our processes to achieve this same thing.  Why does high quality…

International Chain Grades: What You Need to Know

July 1, 2019

International Chain Grades: What You Need to Know While Laclede Chain is known as one of America’s oldest domestic chain manufacturers, we also distribute imported chain through our international division. In our many years of experience working with imports, we’ve become familiar with the common practices of international manufacturers that can have an impact on…

Marine Environments & Your Chain

May 24, 2019

Steel is the material of choice for many of the things we use every day—tools, vehicles, and chain. Due to the saltwater and salt air, marine environments are tough on steel. Since the invention of steel, people have been experimenting with ways to prolong its life, especially in these tough environments. The typical answer is…

Extra! Extra!

April 15, 2017

Don’t forget about all the extra information Laclede Chain has to offer.  And all of it is FREE! What could be better than free chain information? You already know about our blog but did you know about our mobile app, newsletter and our catalog download? Laclede Mobile Application: Free for Apple and Android users Check…

How to identify chain!

October 17, 2016

Ever wonder if there is a way to tell what kind of chain you have or possibly where it is from? Maybe you need to show that your transport chain is DOT approved? Have a piece of Laclede chain and want to know if it is domestic or not? All you have to do is…

Alloy Chain Sling Inspection

July 29, 2016

INSPECTION CONSIDERATIONS FOR G80 AND G100 ALLOY CHAIN SLINGS When called upon to perform a chain sling inspection, there are many points that need to be considered during the inspection.  Below are several pointers to assist in the performance of that inspection.  Keep in mind that OSHA requires at least an annual inspection of all…

Trailer Safety Chain Quick Facts!

May 29, 2016

It’s boating season! Time to review some Trailer Safety facts! Here are ten quick facts to review before attaching a trailer to a vehicle: 1. Trailer Chains 10,000lbs and lighter conform to the SAE J-684 industry standard. 2. Trailer Safety chains are classified in a “Class” determined by the GVWR, Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, in…

Laclede Chain can help you “Finish” your application!

April 25, 2016

Ever wonder what all those finish options mean or what is the best finish for your application? Maybe you wonder why Transport chain is gold or if powder coat is the same as poly coated chain? No need to worry, we are here to explain them all. When it comes to chain finishes, Laclede Chain…

Chain Sling Education

February 25, 2016

Laclede Chain’s next customer sling class is slated for Monday, April 14th, 2014. Not sure what a “DOG” chain sling means?  Hint -It’s not a furry friend on four legs with a chain leash.  A “DOG” is a Double chain sling with an Oblong master link on one end and Grab hooks on the other…