Block Division Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Block Division Celebrates 60th Anniversary

PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (February 20th, 2020) – Block Division, Inc. is celebrating their 60th year as a leading manufacturer of superior small pulley blocks, sheaves, and accessories on the market. From their humble beginnings “Block Supply Company” located within the old Wichita Supply Company, to the now renowned and well-respected Block Division, Inc., the third-generation family owned, and operated company continues to follow the philosophy of their founder, Lloyd Sutton, to provide superior, quality products with great customer service!

Block Division Inc. was forged out of a creative and innovative desire, which started in 1959 when Lloyd Sutton was approached by a friend in need of a mechanism that would assist in retracting drilling rods from deep in the ground.  Sutton listened and enthusiastically responded, “I may be able to help you; Give me a few weeks and let me see what all we can produce for you.”   Sutton, with assistance from his business partner, James Warman, and a Blacksmith, produced a small batch of wire rope products for his friend, who essentially became his first customer.

Over the past 60 years, Block Division has built a tradition of excellence in providing individual customers and national retail centers with solid, medium to heavy duty pulley blocks, sheaves and accessories, in such industries as commercial lifting, athletic, marine, transportation, agricultural/field use, food processing, and entertainment (movie sets and stage productions).  Hundreds of varieties of pulleys are shipped and sold from their headquarters in Wichita Falls, Texas.

ABOUT BLOCK DIVISION: Block Division, Inc. is the preferred manufacturer of high-quality pulley blocks, sheaves and accessories since 1960. Over the past 60 years, Block Division has developed an intimate knowledge of the industry and a full understanding of customer needs, as well as the expertise to deliver the highest-quality lifting components and accessories in the market. Originally designed and proven in the rugged Texas oil fields, Block Division is considered to be the originator and first company to produce small steel blocks and sheaves in this region. Their high-quality products can be found operating in a wide range of applications worldwide. Block Division is a 20+year member of the Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF) serving the lifting, rigging and load securement industry and also a member of the National Marine Representative Association (NMRA).  The Better Business Bureau rating for Block Division is A+. To learn more about Block Division, please visit or call 800-433-0921.



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