FIRST Sling Technology is owned and operated by second and third generation slingmakers. Formed as an Oklahoma Limited Liability Company in 2005, FIRST is a family owned operation. Like most rigging families, much pride is taken in offering their customers the highest of standards in quality and service and in meeting the challenges of every day lifting needs. FIRST was founded on a commitment to offering solutions and providing continual improvement opportunities to companies in the business of manufacturing slings. This has been accomplished through new and innovative sling products that promote the highest in quality and safety standards for use in the crane and rigging industry. As part of this commitment, FIRST has developed an advanced identification system or sling tag for synthetic slings, both flat web and round, in use around the world today. Recently FIRST launched its newest product in sling identification for steel slings. FIRST , the acronym for Full Inspection RoundSling Technology, is at the heart of the company with the most significant advancement in roundsling inspection and safety ever developed, the Inspectable roundsling, The roundsling with a transparent cover provides riggers with a true visual inspection of the load bearing core yarn condition.