Category Archives: Tools

New Product: The ETV360

Our ETV360 or Ergonomic Tool-belt ANSI Style Safety Vest is an outstanding product for those who carry around a barrage of tools with them everyday. It uses an Adjustable shoulder straps support system along with a firm fit & 360 degree tool belt support system, giving you complete upper torso and hips weight distribution. Other great features include, a double expandable zipper to append a jacket or outerwear to. Re-Inforced Fall Protection slot on the upper back. We used an ultra tough abrasion resistant & breathable mesh material for the body. As with every product, custom is a must and this item has multiple pocket options to choose from, or you can create your own with our R&D team. You can see it online here, or give us a call. We love feedback, so if you have any ideas or need some to get you started, let us know.

The ETV360

Engineers Week: Celebrate With A Kit

For Engineers Recognition this week we wanted to extend a cool little kit that includes a few different items geared for the Engineers out there. First in the kit will be a Surveyors/Engineers style Safety Vest (Lime or Orange) that comes with decoration included. Second in the kit you will get one of four of your choice Leatherman Multi-Tools, also coming with a personalized engraving of your choice. Last of all will be an real cool item called the Lenser LED Blue Moon Focus system clipped pencil light. All this, including decoration, we’re handing out for a fraction of the normal cost. We hope everyone enjoys the deal and takes the time this week to thank our engineers around the world for the hard work they do every day.

Engineers Week

Monstrous Sarens Crane in Chandler Arizona

“Nothing too heavy….nothing too high for this monstrous Sarens crane that did major heavy lifting during construction of the Intel computer chip fabrication plant in Chandler Arizona. Transported by ships from the Sarens family owned company in Belgium to California, the 155 containers of crane parts and sections were then loaded onto semi trucks and delivered to Arizona. The crane base was anchored to the ground and then built by other cranes. Rigging International are the specialists who assembled and operated the crane. It stands close to 800 feet tall and can lift some serious tonnage.” – ChopperguyHD

Top Ten Construction Apps

2011 Construction AppsThis is a list of the top submitted Apps for Apple iOS and Android platforms by Construction Professionals & Engineers. Below you will find a list of Apps both free and paid. If you have any you would like to share, feel free to comment and add your suggestions to the list.

1. BIMx
by Graphisoft SE
Platforms: Apple iOS
This app turns your device into a 3D communication and presentation tool.After users upload a 3D drawing, they can explore architectural design in a building information modeling environment.

2. Onsite Planroom
by UDA Technologies Inc.
Platforms: Apple iOS & Android
OnSite PlanRoom for iPads is designedto synchronize with ConstructionOnline documents (once you sign up for a free account at,which offers one GB of storage space). Continue reading

OSHA Releases New Educational Videos on Construction Hazards

Here is a really wonderful set of educational resources put out by OSHA that could be used in any number of ways by Companies.  For instance, I know there are companies out there that require employees to complete a number of training hours per year regarding safety; These videos could be utilized to put together hours worth of training, all set up in a matter of minutes.

Their are 12 videos in all, ranging from 2-4 minutes each, which may not be long, but if you use group input and demonstrations following each video, perhaps even include personal stories and how incidents could have been avoided using highlights from the video, you have several hours of useful and effective training while adapting a sense of company / employee cohesion through individual collaboration.

Their is a wide array of useful possibilities for these resources due their availability to the public and the ease of the Video Selection Interface, the videos are available to stream from YouTube, or to download and run right from your computer.  So please take the time and look through the following article and see for yourself.


Read the full article, or go straight to the OSHA videos.

ASSE Releases “Body of Knowledge” Online Searchable Resource

Posted by ISHN

online search toolThe American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) unveiled a new ‘Safety, Health and Environmental Body of Knowledge’ (BOK) tool at its recent Leadership Conference for ASSE members. The tool is a compilation of occupational safety, health and environmental (SH&E) information in one searchable, interactive on-line database which aims to provide the safety profession, businesses, communities and more the information they need when it comes to SH&E. Continue reading

Sportex Safety and ASSE 2011 Chicago!

Sportex Safety Booth at ASSE 2011 Chicago

Sportex Safety Booth at ASSE 2011 Chicago

A Big Chicago Style Thank You to all of our Client and Supplier friends for making ASSE 2011 a safety minded and productive event. We look forward to following up with everyone we met to recap the ideas discussed at the show.

Sportex Safety ASSE Booth Side Shot

Sportex Safety ASSE Booth Side Shot

Sportex Safety ASSE Booth Side Shot

Sportex Safety ASSE Booth Side Shot

Larry Deutsch showing the goods at ASSE 2011

Larry Deutsch showing the goods at ASSE 2011

Thanks again from Debbie Fink, Becky Hemauer, Susan Siler, William Kaverman, Larry Deutsch and rest of the 95 of us here in Tempe, AZ. We ARE USA MADE ……. and invite you all to stop in for a quick tour and to say hello next time you pass thru Phoenix.  We’ll see ya then!

Leatherman… Made in the U.S.A.

Sportex Safety is an Authorized Dealer and Decorator of Leatherman Tools

Sportex Safety is an Authorized Dealer and Decorator of Leatherman Tools

As an Authorized Dealer and Decorator of Leatherman tools, we feel especially great about selling their products since they are manufactured right here in the U.S.A.!  When purchasing a Leatherman tool, your customers can rest assured that they are buying the original, quality multi-tool because they come with a 25-year guarantee…so their Leatherman product will give many years of dependable service. If it doesn’t, Leatherman will gladly repair or replace it, at their discretion, with one of equal or greater value under their 25-year guarantee for tools.

Tim Leatherman

Tim Leatherman

Tim Leatherman…
A native Oregonian, Tim received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University in 1970. Time spent traveling abroad ultimately led to the Leatherman multipurpose tool concept.  From the beginning, Tim has built the company on a simple philosophy: manufacture product on time, meet specifications, increase value, and provide a pleasant work environment. When asked about the company’s devotion to quality, Tim simply replies, “My name is on every tool.”  Although Tim is now retired, he still visits the factory at least every month and plays an active role in the direction the company is going, including many trips abroad to visit with Leatherman’s extensive network of international distributors.

For more information on Leatherman or if you would like us to send you the new 2011 catalog, please let us know.