History

1984

Founder Steve Henry identified a need and developed the first urethane wheel chock for the mining industry

1987

Checkers® moves into its first 700 square foot manufacturing facility in Boulder, Colorado

1988

Checkers presents at its first trade show, MinExpo, and debuts the now most-trusted MONSTER® Wheel Chock for haul trucks

1990

Checkers Industrial Supply, Inc. is recognized as the leading wheel chock manufacturer in the United States

1990

Checkers expands its manufacturing to include reaction injection molding process (RIM)

1990 – 2003

Checkers broadens its product offerings to include LINEBACKER® Cable/Hose Management Systems, POWERBACK® Rubber Duct Cable Protectors, DIAMONDBACK® Hose Bridges, TIGERCHOCKS® Aviation Wheel Chocks, ROADBLOCKS® Utility Wheel Chocks, SUPER-CROSS Utility Crossover Pads, FLAGSTAFF® Warning Whips, BANDIT® Goggle Retainers, LOTBLOCKS® Parking Stops, and SLOMO® Speed Bumps

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2004

Checkers introduces GUARD DOG® Cable/Hose Management Systems, CROSS-GUARD® ADA Compliant Ramps, and CROSS-LINK® Protector Bridges

2005

Checkers introduces FASTLANE® Lightweight Cable Protector

2009

Checkers moves into state-of-the-art 50,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Broomfield, Colorado

2011

Checkers acquires Peterson Systems International, the manufacturer of YELLOW JACKET® Cable Protectors

2012

Checkers acquires HBM Canada Manufacturing, Inc., manufacturer of industrial warning whips, vehicle identification lights, and other safety products

2012

Checkers acquires C&C Signal, LLC, an industry leader in the engineering of barricade lights, solar barricade lights, strobes, and other LED lighting modules related to traffic safety

2015

Checkers expands rapidly, with the acquisitions of AlturnaMATS, SVE Portable Roadway Systems, Firefly Illuminated Cable Protectors, Superior Manufacturing Group, Zigma Ground Protection Solutions, GNR Technologies, and Terraplas.

2016

To accomodate the many acquisitions of the previous year, Checkers Industrial Safety Products re-brands to Checkers Safety Group, housing the power brands Notrax® Mats for Professional Use, Tufftrak® Ground Protection Solutions, Linebacker® Cable Management, and Monster™ Motion Safety.