Entries by Carson Stoolmiller

Checkers’ Haiti Mission 2017

Our annual Haiti mission is approaching once again Every year, Checkers partners with COCINA, the Coalition of Children in Need Association, for a Haiti mission to send a team of Checkers employees for a week of volunteering. This amazing opportunity allows the Checkers team to expand our perspectives while honoring our core values and reaffirming our […]

Checkers Safety Group | ATSSA Traffic Expo 2017

Checkers Safety Group will be exhibiting at this year’s annual ATSSA Traffic Expo from February 10th – 14th in Phoenix, AZ. ATSSA is the premier road safety event in America. It’s always a great opportunity to learn about the latest innovations in the traffic safety industry. You can find us at booth #312, where we’ll […]

Checkers Partners with Pi Variables!

Checkers Safety Group, the industry-leading safety products manufacturer, announces the partnership with Pi Variables, Inc., a leader in premium, sequential traffic guidance systems. As a pioneer in sequential LED lights, Pi Variables, Inc. holds operations in the United States and serves the traffic safety market globally under its Pi-Lit® brand name. “Pi-Lit® is looking forward […]

Our Blog Recognized!

It’s always exciting to receive opportunities to spread our message of safety, and our friends at 2wayRadionline have given us this opportunity by recognizing this blog on their list of the Top 72 Health and Safety Blogs! 2wayRadionline, based in the UK, is a leading retailer of two-way radios and radio accessories. As our Monster Motion Safety […]

Checkers Safety Group | MINExpo 2016

Checkers Safety Group will be exhibiting at MINExpo from September 26th-28th in Las Vegas, Nevada. We here at Checkers are extremely excited about this show, as it only happens once every four years, and is a tremendous opportunity to showcase our top of the line safety products in front of an international audience of mining professionals. […]

Product Spotlight: Cyclone Whip

While our standard All-Purpose Whips are not lacking for brightness, sometimes a little extra visibility can go a long way. That’s where our Cyclone Whip comes in. This unique whip is made from the same high strength resin as our standard whips, but features an LED strip that is wrapped around the pole and covered […]

Checkers is Rebranding!

As those who have visited our website in the past few days have no doubt noticed, Checkers is rebranding! It all starts at the top of the page with our new, sleek logo and name: Checkers Safety Group. In 2015, we acquired seven different companies, all bringing different safety solutions to the marketplace, and as […]

Checkers Safety Group | Cine Gear 2016

Checkers Safety Group will be exhibiting at CineGear from June 2nd to the 5th, in Los Angeles, CA. Cine Gear is the premier annual trade show for professionals in the technology, entertainment and media industries. Not only a trade show, Cine Gear features film series competition screenings, seminars, and master classes, making it a crucial destination […]

Checkers Runs the Colfax Marathon!

Dubbed “The Ultimate Urban Tour,” the Colfax Marathon has become an annual Denver event ever since it’s inception in 2006. This year, Checkers sponsored three relay teams of five, as well as several individual runners participating in the 5k and half marathon events. While Colorado claims to offer 300 days of sunshine a year, this […]

A Turf Disaster Terraplas Could Have Prevented

As summer approaches, so does concert season, and many university stadiums and sporting venues prepare to take advantage of off-season opportunities to collect extra revenue by hosting these events. Auburn University recently hosted a Kenny Chesney concert at Jordan-Hare Stadium and chose to protect the field with a competitor’s product rather than our Terraplas turf protection […]

2015: A Record Year for Mine Safety!

As a manufacturer committed to mine safety, we here at Checkers are delighted to read this report from the National Safety Council reporting that 2015 was the safest year in the history of the mining industry! The fatality rate in 2015 was 0.0096 per 200,000 hours worked, which dropped significantly from the 2014 rate of […]

Terraplas Featured in SportsTurf Magazine!

Terraplas turf protection systems were recently featured in the April issue of SportsTurf Magazine, the leading publication in supplying content to groundskeepers, athletic field managers, parks and recreation personnel and more. The article focuses on a study conducted by the University of Connecticut to scientifically determine the most effective turf protection solutions. The products that […]

Checkers Safety Group | NAB 2016

Checkers Safety Group will be exhibiting at this year’s NAB Show from April 18th to the 21st in Las Vegas, NV. Boasting over 1,700 exhibitors and over 100,000 media and entertainment professionals, NAB unleashes the entertainment industry, showcasing dynamic innovation and cutting-edge solutions. With nine different pavilions, each featuring a focus on a different emerging […]

Film Set Safety

With the bright lights and flashy special effects, it’s easy to forget that film sets are just as much work sites as construction zones or factory floors, and as such, film set safety is imperative. This recent article from OH&S reminds us of this, reporting on charges against Foodles Production Ltd over an incident that resulted […]

Check Out Our New Checkers Catalog!

We are excited to announce that we have a new Checkers catalog for the 2016 year! Last year, Checkers grew exponentially, with AlturnaMATs, SVE, Zigma Ground Solutions, Firefly, GNR Technologies, Superior Manufacturing Group, and Terraplas all joining the Checkers family. As you can no doubt imagine, our catalog had to undergo substantial changes. Today, we’ll […]

Our Neighbors at CU are Terraplas Owners!

Our friends and neighbors at the University of Colorado-Boulder are one of the first owners of the new Terraplas turf protection systems. The latest Terraplas system does not feature the traditional stripe pattern and is currently owned by a select few stadiums, including Levi’s Stadium, Soldier Field, and Lincoln Financial Field. Hundreds of colleges have indoor practice […]

Tragic Forklift Accident Claims a Life

In a truly tragic incident on Tuesday, February 16th, Chris Thick lost his life. A Fastenal employee in Belvidere, IL, Chris was killed in a forklift accident, where which slid backward off a flat bed and struck him. He is survived by his family of four, who tragically lost their home in a tornado last […]

Checkers Safety Group | PIE 2016

Checkers Safety Group will be exhibiting at the Parking Industry Exhibition from February 28th to March 2nd in Las Vegas, NV. Sponsored by Parking Today, PIE will celebrating 20 years of bringing parking industry professionals together in the name of innovation and education. Featuring a show floor with over 100 exhibitors as well as a […]

Checkers Safety Group | The Rental Show 2016

Checkers Safety Group will be exhibiting at The Rental Show from February 22nd to the 24th, in Atlanta, GA. This year will be the 60th annual show for the ARA, and to commemorate this historical event, special displays will be set up around the convention hall with pictures and memories from past shows. For those without a nostalgic […]

Checkers Industrial | WWETT 2016

Checkers Industrial Safety Products will be exhibiting at the Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show from February 17th to the 20th, in Indianapolis, IN. WWETT is the largest annual trade show for environmental service professionals, with over 620 companies exhibiting in 2015. Last year, we added AlturnaMats and SVE to the Checkers family, […]

Fatalities in the Construction Industry: A Timeline

The history of construction safety may not get much coverage in the textbooks, but for those of us in the safety business, this specialized historical subset is both intriguing and pertinent. The law firm of DiMarco, Aruajo, and Montevideo recently put out this extremely informative timeline of fatality rates throughout the history of construction, appropriately titled […]

Checkers Industrial | World of Concrete 2016

Checkers Industrial Safety Products will be exhibiting at World of Concrete from February 2nd to the 5th, in Las Vegas, NV. World of Concrete is the only annual, international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry industries. With expert-led seminars, networking opportunities, and a chance to get hands-on with the latest products and solutions, […]

Checkers Industrial | ATSSA Traffic Expo 2016

Checkers Industrial Safety Products will be exhibiting at the 46th annual ATSSA Traffic Expo from January 31st to February 2nd in New Orleans, LA. The premier event for roadway safety professionals, ATSSA will be hosting over 200 exhibiting companies this year, and featuring a wide variety of cutting edge traffic safety solutions. Drop by the Checkers […]

Checkers Industrial | NPE 2016

Checkers Industrial Safety Products will be exhibiting at NPE 2016 from January 27th to the 30th, in Charlotte, NC. All the latest and greatest equipment, tools, products, and services designed explicitly for the paving and pavement maintenance industry will be on display at NPE, including new additions of concrete and landscaping exhibits. It won’t be […]

Checkers Industrial | Landscape Ontario 2016

Checkers Industrial Safety Products will be exhibiting at Landscape Ontario from January 12th to the 14th at the Toronto Congress Centre. Landscape Ontario is Canada’s premier horticulture and green industry trade show and conference, and features over 600 suppliers exhibiting on more than 8 acres of show floor. The trade show also represents a once-a-year opportunity […]

Checkers Industrial | MANTS 2016

Checkers Industrial Safety Products will be exhibiting at MANTS 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 Showsâ„¢, MANTS is a place for horticulture […]

First Look: Firefly Illuminated Cable Protector

With the newest addition to our cable protector family, the Firefly, 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 […]