Checkers Industrial | MANTS 2016

Checkers Industrial Safety Products will be exhibiting at MANTS 2016 from January 6th to the 8th, in Baltimore, MD. In its 45th year, MANTS is one of the largest private trade shows serving the horticulture industry with approximately 1,000 vendors in attendance. Widely known as The Masterpiece of Trade Shows, MANTS is a place for horticulture professionals to buy, shop, meet, see, and be seen. Come by our booth, #1812, to check out our exciting new offerings in the ground protection arena.

Here are just a few of the innovative solutions you can expect to see:

  • VersaMats feature flat, slip-resistant tread permitting pedestrians to walk safely, with rugged diamond plate tread on the reverse side, for improved vehicle traction.
  • TrakMats are designed to move large vehicles over lawns, sidewalks, driveways, and other sensitive terrain without causing damage.

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First Look: Firefly Illuminated Cable Protector

With the newest addition to our cable protector family, the Firefly Illuminated Cable Protector, Checkers continues to bring innovation to the cable protection market. Illumination is the name of the game with the Firefly, as this unique cable protector features battery powered LED lights, available in either red or blue, molded into its all-weather polyurethane side ramps. The colorful lids, available in green, blue, yellow, and orange, are not only pleasing to the eye, but are also designed to be visible in low-light conditions.

We’ve redesigned the Firefly with connectivity as a goal, utilizing our signature Dog-Bone Connectors to ensure that the Firefly is compatible with Yellow Jacket or Guard Dog cable protectors.

Lightweight and easily transportable, the Firefly is manufactured with the entertainment industry in mind. This illuminated cable protector eliminates the tripping hazards of traditional, non-lit cable protectors backstage of a concert venue or on a darkened film set.The new Firefly Illuminated Cable Protector, from Checkers

To view our Firefly brochure, click here.

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Avoid the Slip and Slide: Winter Floor Mats

The last minute shopper, frantically dashing through the store aisles at 8 pm on December 24th, searching high and low for gifts and piling them into a cart. We’ve all seen this person in past holiday seasons; perhaps some of us have even been this person. However, last minute shopping is a surprisingly common phenomenon. With survey data from the 2014 holiday season, the National Retail Federation indicates while over 40% of adults begin their shopping in November, barely over 20% of adults have completed their shopping by December, and as many as 67% of adults expect to purchase gifts as late as December 18th. For business owners, Black Friday doesn’t signal the end of the holiday rush, but rather the beginning. As the throngs of holiday shoppers descend on retail outlets of all types, they track debris, snow, and water across previously pristine floors. In order to prevent floors from becoming dirty or slick, a business owner must take a proactive approach, and that starts at the entrance, with winter floor mats.

Superior Manufacturing, one of the recent additions to our Checkers family, is a pioneer in the manufacturing of high quality, performance floor matting. The matting options we now offer are the perfect solutions to keep floors clean and dry, and storefronts appealing.

Here are three mats that every business owner needs to combat winter elements:

Ridge Scraper â€“ Preventing dirty floors has to start where the dirt originates: outside. Our Ridge Scraper outdoor matting is made from durable rubber and designed to hold up Winter Floor Mats: Ridge Scraperagainst the elements. The high-low traction pattern scrapes dirt and debris from shoes, keeping it outside where it belongs.

To read more details on the Ridge Scraper matting, click here.

Arrow Trax – This interior mat is designed with water retention in mind, and a 3’X4’ mat can retain up to one gallon of water. That can be a little hard to Winter Floor Mats: Arrow Traxvisualize, and words really don’t do this exciting product justice. To understand the effectiveness of this high performance mat, one must see it in action.

To read more details on the Arrow Trax matting, click here.

Uptown/Boulevard – The entrance to your business can create a lasting first impression; do you want that to be a soggy door mat surrounded by slippery Winter Floor Mats: Uptown
floors and yellow cautions signs? Why not consider our Uptown and Boulevard mats, two products designed to work in tandem to give your business a professional look without sacrificing the high performance water retention and scraping properties our mats are known for. Boulevard is designed with a high-low wave pattern for maximum scraping efficiency, while Uptown completes the process by drying shoes and retaining the moisture and debris.

To read more details on the Boulevard matting, click here.

To read more details on the Uptown matting, click here.

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MAT-PAK: Now offered with new mats!

Outdoor jobs are tough, we get it. So we’ve created a system to make things more convenient for you. Don’t wait too long for this one: take advantage of our all-in-one MAT-PAK system, now offered with Zigma® and AlturnaMATS® ground protection products.

What’s the advantage? Our AlturnaMATS® and Zigma® brands produce safe and efficient ground solutions for industries where outdoor work is primary. Our mats are virtually the best of both worlds. While providing traction for vehicles in mud or sand, they are also damage resistant, leaving lawn and landscaped areas safe and secure. Ideal for landscaping, tree care, and cemetery contractors, our brands’ versatility also extends to other areas of work. Manufactured with the highest quality, AlturnaMATS® and Zigma® mats are highly weather resistant. With all said and done, this handy system is an effective way to transport and store your mats all at once.

What’s included?You can get a Mat-Pak with new mats!

  • 12 Mats of your choice
  • 1 Metal Storage, Skid Rack
  • 20 Single Turn-a-links (For AlturnaMATS only)
  • 2 Handi-hooks (For AlturnaMATS only)
  • 2 Ratchet Straps (For AlturnaMATS only)
  • Standard connection methods (For Zigma only)

Find the right mat for your job! To view our offering of mats and specifications:




TuffTrak One

TuffTrak Lite

TruffTrak XL


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It’s That Time of Year Again — 3 Products You Need This Winter!

With winter storms on its way to many areas this season, drivers are in full preparation of what may come this winter. It’s an annual routine: Get new tires, get your brakes checked, and ensuring that everything is working properly. You may have even stocked your car with safety kits and tools – just in case.

But it may not be that simple. Drivers can get stranded in wintry places not necessarily ideal. In many cases, stranded drivers are commercial truck drivers in isolated areas where few vehicles pass. Even in areas with busier traffic, storms with heavy snowfall and blustering high winds can make it difficult for drivers to see each other. Nevertheless, severe winter weather poses high risks to drivers nationwide.

The most efficient way to prepare to actually BE PREPARED! Here are 3 products you need this winter:3 Products You Need This Winter from Checkers!

LED Flare Kit: Designed specifically for emergencies. Comes as an all-in-one kit with charging station included. LED flare kits provide substantial light in severe weather conditions when vision can be impaired. LED flare automatically starts once removed from charging.

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Emergency Power Charger Kit: Great resource for all drivers as its capabilities are versatile. Strong enough to start V-8 trucks, cars, ATVs, Motorcycles, and boats. Built-in LED flashlight included.

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Heavy Duty Wheel Chocks: Ideal for commercial, pick-up, and utility vehicles. Manufactured with urethane for maximum durability and lightweight use. These wheel chocks provide substantial support for large vehicles in all environments. Oil, Chemical, and weather resistant, these wheel chocks are perfect for a
safe winter.

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