Justrite Safety Group (Justrite®) and Checkers Industrial Products (Checkers), both portfolio companies of Audax Private Equity (Audax) have entered into a Definitive Merger Agreement. The merger of Justrite and Checkers creates a leading manufacturer of industrial and environmental safety products. The merger is anticipated to be completed and closed by the end of January 2018. JUSTRITE […]
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A few days ago, the world was treated to the first in-orbit images from NASA’s Juno mission. The picture, which can be seen on the right, shows three of the four Galilean moons orbiting the gas giant. The primary goal of the Juno spacecraft is to understand the evolution as well as the origin of […]
Donâ€™t wait too long for this one â€“ take advantage of our all-in-one MAT-PAK system, now offered with Zigma® and AlturnaMATS® ground protection products.
With winter storms on its way to many areas this season, drivers are in full preparation of what may come this winter.
Checkers will be sending 20 of its employees on a mission trip to Haiti in February 2016. There, our employees will be in the community of Ouanaminthe, helping to reconstruct deteriorated structures, build water purification systems, and teaching school children.
The GeoGrid®: Cellular Paving System is a unique patented product, built for efficient ground reinforcement and stabilization. Its dynamic capabilities include heavy load capacity and all-weather endurance.
Checkers will be exhibiting Ground Protection products from its AlturnaMATS, Zigma®, and Trakmat® brands.
Checkers will be exhibiting its products at the GMS Expo 2015.The Build America: GMS Expo will be held in Nashville, TN at Music City Center on November 11-12.
Checkers Industrial reintroduced the 5 channel Firefly illuminated cable protector at the LDI Expo 2015, where industry-leading exhibitors were present, displaying some of the newest and most electrifying designs.
Checkers Industrial Safety Products is now a member of STAFDA (Specialty Tools and Fasteners Association), an organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of manufacturers and distributors internationally.
Checkers Industrial Products has acquired Terraplas, the industryâ€™s world-leader in high-end turf protection. The addition of Terraplas to the Checkers portfolio opens up entirely new markets to the group.
With every hurricane, storm, and severe weather warning, the best method of risk assessment is to be PREPARED. According to the National Hurricane Center, storm trackers on land cannot predict oncoming storms well enough…
Checkers Industrial Safety Products, the leading industrial safety products manufacturer, announces the acquisition of the parking lot safety business of GNR Technologies®.
Checkers Industrial Safety Products proudly introduces to most effective product to defend against damage to the split scimitar winglets. The â€œWing Whipâ€ is designed to be placed…
Checkers Industrial Safety Products, the industry leading safety products manufacturer, announces the acquisition of Zigma Ground Solutions. As a leader in temporary access and ground protection products, Zigma serves the European, US, Middle Eastern, and Australian markets with high-quality, industrial matting products for oil and gas, …
Checkers Industrial Safety Products, the industry leading safety products manufacturer, announces the acquisition of Superior Manufacturing Group, Inc., a leader in premium, industrial and commercial floor matting products.
The SVE product offering includes brands MUD-TRACKS®, TRAKMAT®, SHOR-MAT®, and more, serving the construction, utility, landscaping, and drilling markets. These product lines will now fall under Checkersâ€™ growing ground protection category.
Checkers Industrial Safety Products will be exhibiting at the 2015 Williston Basin Petroleum Expo on April 28-30th in Regina, SK.
Checkers Industrial Products, LLC announces the acquisition of Firefly Cable Protectors, previously an Ascendant Ventures, Inc. company. Firefly has been an innovator in the cable management industry with their highly visible, LED illuminated cable protectors.
Last week Checkers Industrial Safety Products sent a team of 10 employees to Ouanaminthe, Haiti. The mission was to support and work with Institution Univers, a K-13 school with 2,300 students. The trip was a huge success!
The combined Checkers product offering now includes Matting, Cribbing, ClearMATS, AlturnaMATS, VersaMATS, and Safety Tech Outrigger Pads, all falling under Checkersâ€™ ground protection product category.
Checkers Industrial Safety Products will be sending a team of 10 employees to Ouanaminthe, Haiti in April 2015 to help make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children.
Checkers is running a special promotion on our new Compact Power Charger! Now through March 30th, end-user pricing is just $99.96
Checkers Industrial Safety Products exhibits at the 2015 ATSSA Traffic Expo on February 8-10 in Tampa, FL…
Checkers Industrial Safety Products will be exhibiting at the Live Design International (LDI) Expo on November 21-23 in Las Vegas, NV.
Every year, mining continues to rank among the most dangerous occupations in the world. There are countless hazards employees face each and every day to perform their tasks. One of the biggest dangers is the machinery in which these employees work on and around. Mining equipment is incredibly large, heavy and can move at fast […]
Checkers Industrial Safety Products will be exhibiting at the Info Comm 2014 on June 18th-20th in Las Vegas, NV. InfoComm International is the largest annual conference and exhibition for AV buyers and sellers worldwide and Checkers will be exhibiting our wide range of safety products so stop by booth #C8949. We will be offering exhibitors and […]
Checkers Industrial Safety Products will be exhibiting at Cine Gear Expo 2014 on June 6th– 7th at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, CA. Cine Gear Expo has been the premier Film, Video, and Digital Media Expo for the entertainment industry for 18 years. We will be offering show exclusive discounts on our most popular products, so stop […]
Checkers Industrial Safety Products is taking a proactive role in encouraging people to plan ahead to reduce safety risks with safety products for spring activities. Injuries and accidental deaths occur much more frequently as outdoor activities increase so being prepared can make a big difference in enjoying the springtime while reducing hazards. “Everyone looks forward to […]
Checkers will be exhibiting at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference 2014 on May 20th-22nd in Bismarck, ND. Williston Basin is celebrating their 22nd oil and gas conference. Please be sure to stop by booth #1408 and see all that Checkers has to offer. We will be exhibiting our newest innovations along with our most popular products! Look […]
The NAB Expo 2014 is one of the world’s largest broadcast, digital media, film, and entertainment exhibitions. With over 93,000 attendees from 150 countries, NAB continues to bring media and entertainment professionals together year after year. The show took place on April 7th– 10th in Las Vegas, Nevada. The NAB show is an ideal expo for Checkers Industrial […]
“Even residents of Canada and in many parts of the Northern U.S., who generally are used to winter conditions, have been hard hit these last several months,” says Ray Torres, President, and CEO of Colorado-based Checkers Industrial Safety Products. “People have become increasingly aware of keeping an emergency kit in their car including portable battery […]
Checkers will be exhibiting at the CAT Rental Product Fair 2014 in Grapevine, TX on March 31st – 1st. CAT Rental Product Fair, “brings you the strength of Caterpillar and the global Cat dealer network”. When you stop by our booth #104 be sure to bring your business card to enter the drawing for either a Checkers […]
Ongoing testing and side-by-side comparison demonstrate urethane chocks are more resistant to damage, are easier to carry and deploy and provide greater safety capabilities than similar rubber chocks. Wheel chocks represent critical safety equipment in industrial, mining and aviation settings. Their proper and sustained use ensures that lives are protected, and such use is required by the DOT, NFPA, […]
Checkers Industrial Safety Products announced the immediate availability of their new GORILLA® All Purpose Waterproof Warning Whips with stainless steel components. Featuring a multitude of patent-pending features, the Gorilla whip is built from heavy duty materials that make it ideal for extreme weather conditions such as coastal areas, corrosive environments, salt mines, and areas with high humidity. “Moisture […]
Checkers will be exhibiting at the Work Truck Show 2014 in Indianapolis, IN on March 5th – 7th. The Work Truck Show serves all major transportation industry markets. Come stop by our booth #3073 to receive our show special exclusive; for every $5,000 spent receive a Checkers Branded Carhart jacket. Also, you can expect to see a few […]
Checkers will be exhibiting at ConExpo 2014 in Las Vegas on March 4th – 8th. ConExpo serves all major construction industry markets. Come stop by our booth #62145 to receive our show special exclusive; for every $5,000 spent receive a Checkers Branded Carhart jacket. Also, you can expect to see a few new additions to our product […]
This year’s ATSSA Convention & Traffic Expo 2014 was an informative and well-attended show for Checkers Industrial. It was held in the historic city of San Antonio, Texas during February 21-25, 2014. At the 44th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo Checkers introduced a few new safety products that included: our patent pending New Aid LED Beacons Lights, nearly indestructible New […]
Since this past fall, most have experienced the abnormal freezing temperatures produced by the rapidly warming Arctic which has commonly been referred to as the Polar Vortex. These recent weeks have reached below freezing temperatures in all 50 states and some have even hit record lows. Conditions this low have an extreme effect on travel safety. On the […]
While the technology surrounding modern mining and construction continues to evolve, there are some things that will always remain the same: the havoc wreaked on sites by trucks and heavy equipment. Of particular concern are the cables, lines, and hoses frequently crossing these sites and the expense required to purchase them initially and, when damaged, to replace them. Current Status […]
Checkers Industrial Safety Products will be exhibiting at the The Works Acklands-Grainger Trade Show 2014 on January 15th-16thth in Toronto, Canada. Acklands-Grainger is celebrating 125 years and hosting the largest safety show in Canada, so make sure to stop by booth #237 (view map). We will be exhibiting our newest innovations along with our most popular products! Look […]
Checkers Industrial Safety Products will be exhibiting at the LDI 2013 show on November 22nd – 24th in Las Vegas, NV. LDI is well known in the entertainment industry to have the top exhibitors in the business, so make sure to stop by booth #745 (view map). We will be offering exhibitors and members special show exclusive discounts on our most […]
A+A International Trade Fair with Congress is world renowned for safety, security, health at work, fire protection, disaster management, and corporate fashion. The trade fair took place in DÃ¼sseldorf during the beginning of November. Visit this link to read more on the A+A trade fair that Checkers attended. A+A was an ideal show for Checkers Industrial Safety Product to […]
Checkers will be exhibiting at the ICUEE Trade Show 2013 in Louisville, KY on Oct 1st – 3rd. Come stop by our booth #2004 while you are there. Here is what you can expect to see: LINEBACKER®Heavy Duty Cable Protectors, YELLOWJACKET® Heavy Duty Cable Protectors, GUARD DOG® General Purpose Cable Protectors, FASTLANE® Lightweight Drop-Over Cable Protectors, and DIAMONDBACK® hose bridge […]
This wheel chock instructional video is the first of many instructional videos from the long awaited Checkers University Educational Series. The informative how-to video is focused on; demonstrating proper chocking techniques, in-depth explanation of the wheel chock reference guide, and why safety is an investment, not a cost. View the Video Educating employees on the […]
Checkers Industrial Safety Products announced today that they have entered into an exclusive partnership with Eastsea Rubber Co. Ltd. (also trading under Bestsea Technology) in China to manufacture and distribute a line of rubber cable protectors. After conducting extensive research with multiple manufacturers, Checkers selected Eastsea because of their high-quality standards and production capabilities. The rubber cable protectors […]
Wheel chocks are a very important component in aviation safety. When purchasing aviation wheel chocks, two of the material choices available are wood and polyurethane. While wood wheel chocks were the first aviation chocks designed and they are still in use in many locations, upgrading to polyurethane wheel chocks is a smart choice for a number […]
Checkers Industrial Safety Products announced the immediate availability of their new lightweight Grip Guard ® 5-Channel Cable Protectors with patent-pending Gripper® Connectors. At an easy-to-handle weight of only 12.75 lbs, Grip Guard ® is up to 60% lighter than other polyurethane 5-channel cable protectors, and up to 75% lighter than the rubber 5-channel cable protectors without compromising strength or durability. This lightweight design […]
Checkers will be exhibiting at the National Safety Council Congress Expo 2013. This will take place September 30th to October 2nd at McCormick Place in Chicago. Make sure to come and visit with us at the show in booth #1825, where a wide range of our products will be on display. Here is what you can expect to […]
Checkers will be exhibiting at the Oil Sands Trade Show 2013 in Fort McMurray, AB on September 10th & 11th. Here is what you can expect to see: New Monster Heavy Duty MC 3000 Series Wheel Chocks that feature reduced chock weight. Gorilla Warning Whips and the New All Purpose â€“ waterproof whips. Checkers Strobe Lights […]