Bill Sapsis, president of Sapsis Rigging, is not a superstitious man, because a superstitious man would not start his own business on a Friday the 13th. In the middle of a recession. Yet that's exactly what Sapsis did when he embarked on Sapsis Rigging on Oct. 13, 1981. “It was just me and my pickup truck in those days,” he says. “I started with nothing, so the only direction to go in was up. We slowly built it up from there with install work for other companies and manufacturers. Once the ...

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