Checkers Industrial Products, LLC Acquires HBM Canada Manufacturing Inc.

Broomfield, Colorado – Checkers Industrial Safety Products, LLC, a global market leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of safety products for the mining, oil & gas, and other industrial markets, announced the acquisition of HBM Canada Manufacturing Inc today. “The HBM acquisition expands our breadth of niche safety products and further strengthens our position to compete globally in a variety of industrial markets,” said President David Kasnic. The combined product offering and additional capabilities in engineering and design provide increased value for its combined customer base and enhances Checkers’ capabilities to accelerate product innovation and response time to its customers.

Jim Matei, President and majority owner of HBM Canada Manufacturing Inc. stated, “I am excited to join the Checkers family, a recognized industry leader in safety products to the mining sector, as well as other industrial markets. Combining HBM with Checkers will allow us to pick the best design features of our independent products to offer our customers the absolute best product.” HBM Canada is a leading producer of warning whips to the mining industry, as well as lighted signs, strobe and beacon lights, and other safety related products for industrial applications.

Checkers manufactures and distributes a variety of branded safety products including cable wire management systems, industrial wheel chocks, and warning whips for the industrial, mining, aviation, military, construction, and entertainment markets. The company has developed products that meet and exceed safety standards and has a leading position in its respective markets.

For questions regarding the acquisition of Checkers Industrial Safety Products, LLC please contact Greg Gundrum, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, at (720) 221-3980 or by email ggundrum@checkersindustrial.com or visit the company’s website www.checkersindustrial.com.

Checkers Industrial Acquires Peterson Systems InternationalYellow Jacket Inc

Broomfield, Colorado – Checkers Industrial Products, LLC announced today the acquisition of Peterson Systems International/Yellow Jacket Inc., a global leader in manufacturing and distributing cable wire management systems. “This acquisition further complements Checkers Industrial’s cable management system offering and better positions the company to compete globally,” said founder and CEO Steve Henry. The combined product offering now includes premier brand names Yellow Jacket, Linebacker, Guard Dog, and Bumble Bee. When asked what the acquisition brings to Checkers Industrial, President David Kasnic commented, “The acquisition combines nearly fifty years of experience in engineering and manufacturing cable management systems and broadens our manufacturing capabilities to accelerate product innovation and response time to our customers.”

Checkers Industrial manufactures and distributes a variety of branded safety products including cable management systems, wheel chocks, and warning whips for the industrial, mining, aviation, military, construction, and entertainment markets. The company has developed products that meet and exceed safety standards and has a leading position in its respective end markets.

For questions regarding the acquisition or Checkers Industrial Products, LLC, please contact Greg Gundrum, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, at 800-438-9336.Yellow Jacket Cable Protector manufactured by Peterson Systems