R&W Rope acquired Rigging Solutions LLC of Dartmouth, Mass.
Joe Mello, the founder and former owner of Rigging Solutions, joined R&W Rope-Rigging Solutions and brings more 40 years of rigging experience. Before he launched his own business, Mello was the head rigger for Mystic Seaport in the 1970s, and later for Concordia Boatyard in the 1980s.
R&W Rope-Rigging Solutions also said it welcomes Corey Butlin, former head rigger at Newport, R.I.-based Hall Spars & Rigging. Butlin brings 23 years of rigging design, fabrication, sales and consulting experience.
His past clients range from private yacht owners to boatbuilders and marine architects.