Lifting Beams, Spreader Beams, Below the Hook Beam Designs

Southern International Professional Engineering (SIPE) is dedicated to the design, manufacturing, service and support for lifting beams, spreader beams, below the hook beam design, custom made beams & more.

At Southern International Professional Engineering, our mission is to empower industries and businesses through cutting-edge lifting solutions. We are dedicated to designing, manufacturing, and delivering lifting beams, spreader beams, custom-made lifting devices, and more, all tailored to meet our customers’ unique needs.

At the heart of our mission lies an unwavering commitment to safety, innovation, and unmatched quality. Elevating projects and businesses, we drive progress and success for our valued clients. With solutions meticulously tailored to your specific needs, our extensive experience in diverse industries fuels the creation of innovative and safer lifting products.

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Producing superior lifting devices and designs by experienced American Craftsmen and Professional Engineers, supported by a responsive, friendly and accessible customer service team is who we are. Our product potential and capabilities in the Lifting, Crane and Rigging Industry is extensive.


Frederick "Fred" Sills

The driving force behind our business, with over 40 years of invaluable experience as a licensed professional engineer. As a 38-year veteran who served from Vietnam to the 2nd Gulf War, Frederick exemplifies leadership and dedication. His extensive educational background includes an outstanding achievement of 4 Master’s degrees and 4 Bachelor’s degrees in different fields, underscoring his thirst for knowledge. Additionally, he has published numerous papers on technology and engineering, further showcasing his expertise in the industry.


James "Jim" Meadows

With a proud service record in the US Navy’s Submarine Service, Jim brings over 20 years of experience to our team. From Aerospace Quality Engineer to Commercial Construction expert in heavy lifting products, he excels in guiding customers to select the right rigging and designing lifting beams for projects. His expertise extends to teaching seminars on Qualified Rigger, Fall Protection, Confined Space, Trenching, and OSHA compliance.

About SIPE

We were founded and are currently managed by a licensed, Florida professional engineer with over 40 years experience.

This engineering focus forms the core of our business. An equally experienced sales, service and manufacturing team rounds out our lineup to ensure that our customized lifting devices are made with the specifications and requirements that are successfully translated into safe, functional, quality products. We proudly comply with the Presidential Executive Order #13788 and Federal Trade Commission requirements for the “Produced in the United States” designation.