Category Archives: Sportex Employees

2015 Lineman’s Rodeo & Lucky Canyon Cooler Winner

This past Saturday, Sportex attended the 32nd Annual International Lineman’s Rodeo & Expo 2015 in Kansas City. The annual event is held to promote safe work practices in the construction industry and attracts the best lineman from across the country to compete in events based on traditional lineman tasks and skills.

George-Canyon-Cooler-Winner

Sportex attended the event to promote the importance of construction safety and exhibit the latest safety-related equipment and products. Holding down Booth #222, Danny Carter and Ryan Crum were on-site to answer questions and talk shop with all of the event attendees.

We’d also like to recognize George Gurule from Excel Energy in Colorado for winning a brand new 50-quart ice chest donated by Canyon Cooler! Congratulations, George!

 

Sportex Cooperates with MCSO Investigation

At approximately 12:30pm on Friday, February 8th, 2013,

 our manufacturing facility in Tempe, Arizona was served a search warrant by the Maricopa County Sherriff’s Office (MCSO), where a 7-Month long investigation by the MCSO revealed that as many as 19 of our employees had used false identifications to apply for and obtain employment with our company. Local News reports of the search picked-up by the API initially mislabeled the MCSO’s search “at a company accused of hiring workers illegally”, which was later, corrected and described as “Identity Theft”.

Here at Sportex Apparel, we follow all of the laws in regards to our hiring, and every employee (hired after January 1st, 2008) has been E-Verified to maintain their employment with the company. Each employee suspected in the investigation, was an employee of the company, was on the company’s payroll, were included on all required tax statements and filing with the State and Federal agencies, and were E-Verified and or hired under the laws and guidelines in place at the time of their hiring. Arizona is one of only four states that have a mandatory E-Verification requirement for all employers.

Prior to exiting some four hours after the search began, and after interviewing each employee present at the time, the MCSO stated to the ownership and management of Sportex Apparel that they were fully cooperative with the MCSO during their search of the facility, and stated that at this time the investigation is of an “individual basis”, and the company records reviewed during the search were found to be in compliance with appropriate hiring guidelines, and that the company is not under any current investigation based on their hiring practices, stressing that this was an investigation involving cases of individual identity theft.

The ownership and management of Sportex Apparel will continue to provide whatever assistance the MCSO asks of them, but at this time have been advised that pending further investigation, their involvement in the matters regarding the employees targeted in their investigation for identity theft has ended.

On a personal note, we all are deeply saddened and humbled by the events, and vow to become a better company for it. We are so appreciative of the relationships with our Clients and Business Partners and apologize whole heartedly to anyone this news may impact. Sportex Apparel is an American company and we plan on keeping the Sportex Brand Made in the USA and proud for it. Normal operations will continue as scheduled, and we will work hard every day to earn your respect, and encourage anyone with questions or concerns to contact us to discuss.

Respectfully…..

Larry, William, Becky, Debbie,
& All 125 + of us here at Sportex


Sportex @ NRC / REMSA 2013 in Miami Beach, FL!

LOEWS Hotel MiamiThe 2013 NRC / REMSA show is being held on January 9th through the 11th (times vary) and will be located at the beautiful LOEWS Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.

There will be a ton of vendors and events. Some key members of the Sportex Team will be there, including Larry Deutsch, William Kaverman, Becky Hemauer, Debbie Fink & Tony Peterson.

Stop by booth #13 to get a glimpse of all the new things that we’ve been doing this year including great new ideas on customization, our new Sportex Touchscreen Kiosk, and great new Innovative products. Please give us a call to plan something out. We hope to see you there!

“The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association, Inc. (NRC) is the only trade association organized specifically to serve the needs of railroad contractors, suppliers, and the entire railroad and rail transit construction industry. NRC’s primary objective is to advance the mutual interests of its members and the railroad and rail transit construction industry.”

Event Site: www.nrcma.org
Sportex Team: http://sportexsafety.com/blog/?p=374#more-374
For Directions to the Miami Convention Center.

Sportex Barbecue

With the beautiful temperatures that we’ve had lately can you blame us for doing another barbecue already?  There’s nothing like Fish taco’s & fresh Ceviche on a warm day with a cool breeze.  Thanks to Larry and Estella for their recipes and everyone that helped out in the kitchen with all the prep work.  Of course the delivery drivers couldnt help but join in on a free, delicious meal yet again.  So remember friends, if you’re planning on making a visit, do it on a friday, you may get some free barbecue…

The Grill

Larry, Sydney & Estella on the grill working some magic

Fresh Fish

Wonderfully marinated fresh fish, If only you could smell a picture...

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Sportex Safety Barbecue

Last Friday we all got together for lunch and had a nice Barbecue out in the warm sun to kick off the beginning of Spring here in Arizona. The wonderful aroma was carried around the city block as smoke filled the air, and soon we were joined by a few Deliver Drivers that couldn’t resist. We ate some burgers, had some drinks, a few laughs & got back to doing what we do best. A full belly makes for a happy employee. Here are some of the pictures, we hope everyone who came out enjoyed it and we look forward to doing more in the future.

Burgers for Everyone

Andy & Larry handing out fresh grilled hamburgers.

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Sportex 2012 Product Demo Meeting

Sportex had one of our awesome vendors come down and pack up the show room in order to show off a few new products that we look forward to bringing on board.  Part of our guarantee to offer the latest & greatest in 2012 to you, our value customers and friends.  Of course we all indulged in some coffee and treats during the product introductions and showcase.  There are some exciting products to look out for, including items from our heavy hitters like Nike & Ogio.  Check out the pictures, we all enjoy these meetings and the chance to get excited over the great new products that we get to offer everyone.  As always quality is key.

New Button Ups

Heather and Becky helping out Susan with a new button up.

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Happy Holidays from Sportex Safety!

In light of the holidays we decided to get together, throw on some safety vests & jackets, stop traffic  & and run as fast as possible across the street.  All in order to get a group picture including everyone here at Sportex Safety!  Thanks to everyone for a great year and we wish you all a happy and safe holidays!Sportex Safety Happy Holidays