The Vernon Corporation

The Vernon Corporation
FIRST® Licensed Manufacturer

Vernon CorpThe Vernon Corporation was founded in 1948 as a supplier of materials for the coal mining industry. The strong suit of the company then was the production and marketing of specialty items for the coal industry. These items carried the trademark name of Black Diamond Brand Products.

The company continued to evolve by adding new products and entering new markets. Then in 1978 the company began to specialize in lifting products. We became a member of AWRF (Associated Wire Rope Fabricators) and broadened our products lines to cover all lifting, pulling and load securement segments of the diverse industry base that we now cover.

Black Diamond Brand Lifting products have met the needs of the mining, industrial, construction, marine, oilfield, steel, aluminum, gravel, tower, plastic, auto and manufacturing markets since 1978. We pride ourselves in being able to fabricate and deliver a quality products at a competitive price.

Conveniently located in Boonville, Indiana we are ideally located to serve the Tri-State area of Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois. We have the in-house capability to fabricate, test and certify all of our slings and rigging. We have a large selection of fittings for the wire rope, chain and nylon sling market. We also have a large selection of wire rope from 1/16 to 4-3/4 as well as chain of all grades up to 1-1/2.

The Vernon Corporation services what we sell. We repair, test and re-certify slings, hoists, plate clamps and other lifting devices. We are a full service rig shop that is committed to providing our services on a continuous basis, regardless of the size or value of your requirements.

The items on our web site are just a few of the many products we have. The information is accurate to the best of our knowledge and should be used for reference only. Refer to ANSI, OSHA or other regulations and/or regulatory bodies that pertain to your industry for further details.

So for your next job, remember to specify Black Diamond Lifting Products from The Vernon Corporation, and let us put our products to work for you.

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PHONE: 812-897-3488
FAX: 812-897-5946

Joe Derr, Jr., President
Mobile 812-453-9768

Kellie Nicholson, Customer Service

Greg Minnette, Sales
Mobile 812-453-9769