Skookum Teams Up with Global Rope Fittings for North American Distribution

August 1, 2023 – Skookum, Inc., an Ulven Company based in Hubbard, Oregon, and Global Rope Fittings GMBH, based in Bad Bentheim, Germany, are excited to announce that Skookum will be the exclusive North American distributor for Global Rope Fittings line of standard and specialty socket products. 


Prior to Global Rope Fittings being established in 2010, the founding leadership was instrumental in designing socket products for other known European designs. Drawing from that experience, current Global Rope Fittings designs for socket products are innovative and have improved features over existing products offered around the world. All these products have been proven in the field and meet all recognized quality standards. 


With a history going back to 1890, Skookum’s roots are tied to the logging industry in the Northwest. Over the last 130 years, they have extended their reach into other vital markets including maritime, construction, energy, utility, etc. In 1986, Skookum became part of the Ulven family of companies. The addition of Global Rope Fittings to Skookum’s existing product lines of blocks, shackles, links, and forestry fittings expands Skookum’s offering of high-quality products for our industries served.  


The Global Rope Fittings products will be stocked and distributed from Skookum’s new distribution facility in New Orleans. For price and availability, please contact Skookum sales team at 800-547-8211. 


GRF Products Available Through Skookum:

Open Wedge Sockets with Integrated Tail Clamp

Open Wedge Sockets

Open Spelter Sockets

Closed Spelter Sockets

Solid Wire Rope Thimble

Fast Connector Sockets


Presentation by NPO Bridging Cultures: COVID-19 Prevention

March 17, 2021

The Ulven Companies teamed up with nonprofit organization Bridging Cultures to host an on-site presentation to teach employees how to use available resources and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Bridging Cultures is a nonprofit based in Canby, OR that has supplied resources to families since 2000. Its mission is “building relationships that create an equitable community.” In the summer of 2020, Bridging Cultures received a grant from the Oregon Health Authority to help with its response to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing education and resources to families.

“We are always looking for additional resources to continue our safety awareness and training. It was great to find a new resource for training and supplies that ended up being our neighbor!”- Bryan Rumpca, QHEM Manager

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